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    Report: NHTSA opens investigations on Chrysler 200 and Ford Explorer
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    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has opened new investigations concerning the Chrysler 200 and Ford Explorer. All of the vehicles in question are from the 2011 model year, with 87,000 200s and 83,000 Explorers being investigated. NHTSA's Chrysler investigation concerns possible ...

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    Official: Bret Michaels selling family truckster and more at Barrett-Jackson
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    As the Poison frontman is wont to sing, every rose has its thorn. Indeed, if the 1969 Chevrolet Camaro Bret Michaels sold at the 2011 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction was that flower, his latest consignments are as painful as pricked fingers. Michaels will be offering three vehicles at the ...

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    Official: Ford Explorer hits 100,000 sales mark
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    The 2011 Ford Explorer is a massive improvement over the last-generation model, and the Blue Oval's sales tally supports this claim. Ford tells us that the the Explorer is flying off store shelves, with 100,000 units sold so far in 2011. Those numbers are up 290 percent compared to 2010 totals, ...

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    Ford reports Vista Roof sales are through the... ceiling
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    Ford's Vista Roof option has been selling well recently, and the automaker says this is, in part, to the little shot of Vitamin D it gives to drivers' everyday commutes. The split glass roof also has UV protection comparable to SPF-50 sunscreen, which should satisfy even the fairest-skinned ...

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    Video: Dodge Durango smacks around Ford Explorer in latest TV ads
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    We have to imagine that Chrysler is pretty upset with the 2011 Ford Explorer. After all, when it came time to name the 2011 North American Truck of the Year, both of the Pentastar's latest offerings – the Dodge Durango and Jeep Grand Cherokee – held two of the final three finalist ...

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    Optima edges Accord in CR test, Altima still favorite; Explorer lambasted *UPDATED
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    The mid-size sedan battle rages on year after year. Perennial kings are dethroned while new challengers emerge boasting fresh styling and a bountiful list of standard features. Consumer Reports launched its June issue today, inside which the institute's testers have pitted four-cylinder versions ...

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    Video: Ford, JabbaWockeeZ compare the V6 and V8 Explorers
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    Ford has called on the JabbaWockeeZ dance crew to illustrate that the V6 in the 2011 Ford Explorer can handle the same tasks that last year's V8 did while netting better fuel economy along the way. For those of you who don't know, JabbaWockeeZ are perhaps the best hip-hop dance crew around right ...

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    Video: Nelly shows off Ford Explorer audio system, commercial director adds unnecessary zazz
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    Nelly disapproves of back-up dancers and falling snow – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The audio system in the 2011 Ford Explorer was created by Sony and features Dolby Pro Logic II Surround Technology being pumped through 12 speakers, including a subwoofer. The crisp-sounding ...

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    AdSpotting: Ford Explorer gets funny with Kevin Hart
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    Kevin Hart's 2011 Ford Explorer commercial – Click above to watch after the jump
    Company: Ford Motor Co. Brand: Ford Medium: TV Ad Agency: The UniWorld Group, Product: Explorer Campaign: "Crazy Kevin." What We Like: Humor often works better than painful earnestness to spotlight ...

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    Review: 2011 Ford Explorer Limited
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    Wait 'Till They Get A Load Of This

    2011 Ford Explorer Limited - Click above for high-res image gallery
    They call it a reboot. It happens all the time in Hollywood when a movie franchise falls flat. After a blockbuster wears out its audience with a string of lesser sequels, the studio starts ...

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    Video: 2011 Ford Explorer plays on seesaw at Chicago Auto Show
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    Click above to watch Autoblog Short Cuts: 2011 Ford Explorer demonstrates Terrain Management
    Ford has set up a display to show off the multiple Terrain Management modes on the 2011 Explorer at this year's Chicago Auto Show. As you may recall, the tech keeps an eye on a laundry list of ...

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    Chicago 2011: Ford's Farley talks Apple Genius Bars and the push to "democratize technology"
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    2011 Ford Explorer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Jim Farley, Ford's Group Vice President, Global Marketing, Sales and Service, gave the keynote speech at the Chicago Auto Show this morning, and the only way it could have been more on-topic is if he had given his speech via ...

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    How Mulally put the Ford Explorer on a crash diet
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    2011 Ford Explorer - Click above for high-res image gallery
    According to Bloomberg, the Ford Explorer can thank Alan Mulally for its stay of execution. When the former Boeing executive took the helm at FoMoCo, the powers that be urged him to make a decision on the then-ancient SUV. Mulally said ...

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    2011 Ford Explorer faces recall for seat recline mechanism
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    2011 Ford Explorer – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The 2011 Ford Explorer has gotten off to a hot start here in the States, with January retail sales up 244 percent. That's good news for Ford, but a recall for their new baby is not. The National Highway Traffic Safety ...

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    TRW develops electronic turn signal stalk
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    TRW, supplier of systems and components to automakers, has introduced its latest generation steering column control module for the Ford SuperDuty and F-150, Edge/MKX and Explorer. Why is this news, and what the heck is a steering column control module?
    In the old days (the 1990s), a ...

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    Chevrolet Volt, Ford Explorer named 2011 North American Car and Truck of the Year
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    The competition for this year's North American Car and Truck of the Year was certainly stiff, but at the opening ceremonies for the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, the winners have finally been crowned. The 2011 Chevrolet Volt and 2011 ...

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    Chevrolet Volt, Ford Explorer named Detroit Free Press Car and Truck of the Year
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    2011 Chevrolet Volt – Click above for high-res image gallery
    As more and more Car and Truck of the Year awards pour in from a variety of major publications, it's no shock that the 2011 Chevrolet Volt continues to take home top honors as the best car of 2011. Both Motor Trend and Automobile ...

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    Videos: Ford's 2011 Explorer and 2012 Focus go off the wall
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    2012 Ford Focus plays tag with a wall – Click above to watch video after the jump
    Ford has been testing its upcoming 2012 Focus extensively, and it's already put the compact through 12,000 crashes in both the virtual and real worlds. Ford says that the Focus features advanced restraint ...

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    Autoblog Podcast #208 - Explorer, Compass, Ward's Engines, and a German trio
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    Click above for the Autoblog Podcast in iTunes, RSS or listen now!
    Episode #208 of the Autoblog Podcast is manned by the terrible trio of Chris Shunk, Dan Roth, and Zach Bowman. We start with the Autoblog Garage and then move on to cover the official-ness of the BMW 1M, Ward's ten-best engines, ...

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    Submit your questions for Autoblog Podcast #208
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    We're recording Episode #208 of the Autoblog Podcast is being recorded tonight, and we've put some topics below. Drop us your own feedback and questions or vote on your fellow readers' submissions to help determine what we discuss this ...

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