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Ford Fiesta: One of Our Favorite Small Sedans

Small sedans are everywhere, and it seems like they have taken over, especially when being compared to the years of dominance by the SUVs. For 2017, the Ford Fiesta will add to this prominent list of vehicles, and it comes loaded with high-quality features.



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How to Travel Safely With Your Pet

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Dogs are great companions, especially on long road trips—but what is the best way to travel with your furry friend? There are several things to consider. Your pet’s safety should rank high on your list of priorities, which means you should consider putting him/her in a crate, preferably in the back seat. Just like humans, our pets can become dehydrated, so you also want to make sure that you have enough water for them.


If you haven’t traveled with your pet before, you may want to take them on…
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MotorWeek Lists Top Traits of 2017 Ford Explorer

Are you searching for a full-size SUV for you and yours? Well, if so, we here at Bob Thomas Ford West would be quick to pair you up with ours, the 2017 Explorer.

Why, though?

Receive the requisite context from the car critics at MotorWeek; their assessment of the Explorer is available in the clip below:

Superbly equipped, we have nothing but love for the Explorer's beautiful Base trim.

Standard amenities on this iteration include 18-inch wheels, a rearview camera, a 60/40-split second-row seat, a 50/50-split third-row seat, an eight-way power driver seat, a 4.2-inch display…

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Ford's New CEO is One of the Few Realistic Voices on the Road to Autonomous Cars

One day, we'll all use self-driving cars to get around Fort Wayne. There won't be any accidents, because computers are infallible. We'll be able to relax and read a newspaper (or our Google news feed, more accurately) while our robot-car drives us to work.

That's the future just about every automaker is advertising, but there are several elephants in the room.

For one thing, road…

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What Makes the 2017 Ford Fusion Such a Superb Sedan?

If ever there were a midsize sedan that could leave us here at Bob Thomas Ford West flat-out floored, our esteemed American automaker's latest -- the 2017 Fusion -- would have to be it.

Wondering what makes it so?

Then, check the clip below. Here with more on all things Fusion is Managing Editor Jodi Lai:

Arguably our favorite engine across the Fusion lineup, its turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder is an absolute delight.

Optional on the SE trim -- and standard with the Titanium and Platinum -- the engine pairs with a six-speed automatic transmission to produce a potent 240 ...

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Gas Prices Dropping? A New Ford Truck is Waiting.

When you imagine the quintessential America car, what comes to mind? For an increasing number of American drivers, the answer is "SUV."

SUVs have been rising in popularity over the years and this popularity is now translating into loyalty. As reported by, 66 percent of SUV owners buying new cars earlier this year, bought new SUVs. That’s a 14 point jump in consumer loyalty from 2012, when only 52 percent of SUV-owning car consumers did the same.

Why are so many SUV owners investing in these cars? A look at the 2017 Ford Explorer can help answer…

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Ford Has One Hot-to-Trot Hatch in the 2017 Focus RS

Are you seeking a hot hatchback for your next vehicular purchase? Well, if so, we here at Bob Thomas Ford West feel you're bound to match up rather nicely with ours, the 2017 Focus RS.

And what, exactly, makes us say that?

The clip below should help spell it out. Tag along with Road Test Editor Dan Ilika to learn of the Focus RS's choicest qualities:

Tremendously appointed, the sole trim of the Focus RS definitely doesn't disappoint.

Standard equipment includes 19-inch alloy wheels, summer tires, performance brakes, adjustable suspension settings, automatic xenon ...

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Controlling Braking Saves You Money at the Pump

Saving money at the fuel pump is something that all drivers strive for. Not everyone is as knowledgeable as they should be on the habits that allow for this. One of the best methods that drivers who save money use is to control their braking.

Frequent braking and hard braking cause your engine to work harder. When your engine works harder, it is burning more gas faster. This causes you to burn gas faster and therefore spend more money on gas. Instead of using your brake to slow down, you should try letting of the gas if possible when coming…
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