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Second impressions: Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoost

Thursday April 17, 2014

2014 Ford Fiesta 1.0 EcoBoostBefore heading out for the New York Auto Show, I drove a 2014 Ford Fiesta with the 1.0 liter EcoBoost engine. You'll recall that I had a quick preview drive a few months ago; this time, I got to spend a full week with the car. Read More...

Updated: Visitor's Guide to the New York Auto Show

Tuesday April 15, 2014

2014 NYAIS logoThe New York International Auto Show is upon us! This is significant, as it marks the end of the major auto show season (and by major, I mean the shows where new vehicles are unveiled). After this, we get on to testing the upcoming 2015 models en masse. New York is my home town, so I never miss this show; as you read this, I'll be winging my way East. If you're considering a visit, my Visitor's Guide to the New York Auto Show will tell you when to go and how to get there; the press preview is Wednesday and Thursday, so I'll add "what to see" on Friday -- with a full photo gallery, of course. Meanwhile, check out the vehicles that made their debut at last year's New York show. -- Aaron Gold

Long-term Mirage: Our first month

Monday April 14, 2014

2014 Mitsubishi MirageAs always, I'm running behind on my long-term car updates. So today I bring you the February update, with the March update to follow later this week. I've been going back and forth about posting this first-one as is; it started as an update, but turned into an essay on the joys of living with a car that a lot of people seem to despise. Check out the update and tell me what you think in the Comments section. -- Aaron Gold

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Poll: What constitutes great MPG?

Friday April 11, 2014

This week, I'm driving a Ford Fiesta with the 1.0 EcoBoost engine. I mentioned to one of my friends on the Ford PR team that I was averaging about 35 MPG, not quite up to the 40 MPG or so we're averaging in our long-term Mitsubishi Mirage. (In the Fiesta's defense, I haven't yet done many highway miles.) My friend, who works in the truck division, pointed out the irony in being disappointed by 35 MPG.

This reminded me that fuel economy really is relative. I wouldn't be happy with 38 MPG in the Mirage, but Jason, who runs our SUVs site, would be thrilled to see 20 MPG in his ancient 4Runner. Hence today's poll: Considering what and how you drive, what, to you, constitutes good fuel economy?

Discuss in my forum

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