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The Top 5 Selling Cars in Arkansas in 2012
Arkansas, like many other states, has to deal with a wide range of weather, from the stifling to the icy. This means drivers need vehicles that can handle the heat while...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Alabama in 2012
2012 was a great year in Alabama for auto manufacturing, but that wasn’t the only bright spot. Vehicle sales in Alabama were also robust in 2012. Nothing much changed in terms...
The Top 5 Selling Cars in Kansas in 2012
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The Top 5 Selling Cars in Georgia in 2012
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Top Five Selling Cars in Colorado in 2012
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The Top 5 Selling Cars in Delaware in 2012
Delaware offers a variety of weather, which means drivers have to be prepared for both the mild and the treacherous. In previous years, the best-selling vehicles have included the Honda Civic,...
The Top 10 Most Problematic Cars
All cars have issues, from grinding brakes to gasket leaks. The Ford Explorer's and Honda Civic's bad transmissions rank them as the most problematic.
Ford Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
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How to Use the Ford Active Park Assist Feature
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How to Get Ford Dealership Certified
Ford car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are certified through either the ASSET or the FACT program.
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My sun roof in my expedition will not close. When I try to close it you can hear it trying to close and see it move a little
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I am looking for a part online but cant find one; ae8g-6n664-ba. For a ford fiesta 2011. What is the part name? Tha Thank you
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