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Top “Anti-Car” Organizations

“Anti-Car” Organizations

Air pollution and high fuel costs are some of the problems caused by owning a vehicle. That’s why some individuals are actually promoting campaigns to eliminate cars in some cities here in the U.S. and other part of the world. Want to know some of them?

Here are the list of top anti-car organizations and their websites according to

Auto-Saurus Commercial (
Car Busters (
Car-Free Cities (
Car-Free City US (
Car-Free Day (
Culture Change (
Get out of the bike lane! (
Less Traffic (
Reclaim the Streets (San Francisco, CA US) (
Right of Way (New York City) (
Transportation Alternatives (New York City) (
Victoria Transport Policy Institute (

Would you really prefer to live in a city without cars or any other vehicle on the road? With no other mode of transportation except for bicycles and scooters?

FORD to launch new crossovers without rebates

ford edge

As part of its ongoing strategy to curb incentive spending, Ford will launch its new crossovers, the 2007 Ford Edge and Lincoln MKX without the usual cash rebates.

Although pricing won't be announced until later this year, the Edge is expected to carry a base price in the mid-$20,000 range. The Lincoln MKX is likely to carry a base price in the mid-$30,000 range.

Ford expects to sell 120,000 units of the Edge annually. Volume projection for the MKX is yet to be provided. Both crossovers go on sale this November.

Ford starts production of new engine

In the news: Ford has begun production of a new 3.5-liter, 265-horsepower V-6 engine at its plant in Lima, Ohio.


Ford has reportedly invested $335 million to modernize the plant, which, at peak capacity is said to be capable of producing 1,200 engines per day. The new engine is said to be designed to accommodate advanced technologies, such as gas-electric hybrid capability and direct injection, which lowers emissions by injecting fuel straight into the engine. It will debut in the 2007 Ford Edge and a new Lincoln crossover vehicle.

Meanwhile, for your engine parts and auto parts needs, just visit Ford Parts Online.

It’s “Tiguan” fo VW’s new SUV

VW Tiguan

Volkswagen's new compact SUV, previewed as the Concept A at last February’s Geneva motor show, finally has a name: Tiguan. The new vehicle was christened this new name following an internet poll of European automotive magazine readers .

The Tiguan - a combination of the words Tiger and Leguan - was chosen over a list of nomenclatures dreamt up by Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg-based marketing department, including Rockton, Nanuk, Samun and Namib. According to the German automaker, some 350,000 readers were involved in the poll conducted over the internet.

VW plans to launch a second, more production orientated concept of its compact Golf-based SUV at the Los Angeles motor show this December before introducing a definitive production version at the 2007 Frankfurt motor show.

Ford doubles warranties

Ford Warranty Package

Good news for those eyeing to buy new Ford vehicles. The Dearborn automaker has recently announced that it will be significantly increasing its powertrain limited warranties and roadside assistance programs for 2007-model Ford, Lincoln and Mercury vehicles. Effective July 14, the powertrain limited warranty for 2007 Ford and Mercury vehicles will be five years or 60,000 miles, whichever comes first. That's a plus of two years or 24,000 miles of coverage for such components as the engine and transmission beyond each vehicle's three-year or 36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper limited warranty.

The powertrain coverage of the Lincoln brand is now extended to six years or 70,000 miles — two years or 20,000 miles beyond the basic four-year or 50,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty. All three brands offer no deductibles for repairs, and the warranties are fully transferable to future owners at no cost. 2007 Ford, Lincoln or Mercury owners also automatically get added protection with the new Ford warranty programs which are retroactive to the beginning of the 2007 model year.

Ford to focus on producing crossover vehicles

In the wake of the recent slump in UV sales, Ford is reportedly going to drop several of its light trucks and focus more on its crossovers. In 2008, the automaker will introduce a car-based vehicle to replace its minivans, of which there also will be a Lincoln version. The Ford version will be based on the Fairlane concept built on the Mazda6-derived CD3 platform and shown at the 2005 Detroit auto show.

On the other hand, the Freestar is reportedly likely to be killed before the Fairlane-based product debuts in 2008. Reports say that the Freestar could be dropped before the traditional end of the 2007 model year.

Ford Fairlane

Well some good things have to end.

However your own car doesn’t have to – not just yet. Keep it in shape with proper maintenance and responsible driving habits. Should you need to replace your Ford’s engine parts, bumper, mirrors or rear lights just check out Ford Parts Online.

Ford to focus on flexible fuel vehicles

The New York Times reports that Ford Motor Company has confirmed that it would not meet its widely publicized goal of selling 250,000 hybrid vehicles a year by 2010. This was a goal set last fall when energy prices spiked after the onslaught of Hurricane Katrina.

The Dearborn automaker is instead reportedly planning to focus its energies on developing flexible-fuel vehicles, which can run on gasoline and another type of fuel such as ethanol.

Well even though your vehicle isn’t a hybrid or doesn’t run on gas-ethanol combo, you can still make sure that your car is fuel efficient by keeping it in shape and by practicing responsible driving habits. Should you need to replace your Ford’s tires, do it immediately because worn tires contribute to poor fuel efficiency. Just click over to Ford Parts Online for the best Ford auto parts.

A diesel F-150 soon?


Autoweek reports that Ford is developing a 4.4-liter V-8 diesel engine for use in the F-150 pickup later this decade. The engine is said to be a scaled-up version of a 3.6-liter V-8 diesel which Ford began producing for Range Rovers in April at a plant in Dagenham, England. So if ever the plan pushes through, Ford will be shipping the 4-4-liter engine from Dagenham to the United States. Autoweek also says that although Ford has not settled on the engine's production volume, suppliers and analysts predict that the Dearborn automaker could produce 100,000 diesel-powered F-150s.

Ford sold 901,463 F-series trucks in 2005. And this year, the automaker expects to sell more than 900,000 of its bestselling F-Series trucks, making this year the 30th year the F-Series is the best-selling vehicle and 25th year as the best-selling vehicle in the United States.

Keep your Ford truck always in shape with engine parts from Ford Parts Online.

Taylor Hicks endorses Ford


American Idol winner Taylor Hicks is the newest endorser for Ford's model year-end sales event, “Drive on Us” – the TV ad of which debuted on June15 Hicks will appear in television advertisements and radio commercials singing his new song "Possiblities." In addition, he will also feature in print advertisements across USA. Ford has been a sponsor of American Idol since its debut in 2002.

The automaker said in a press release that its "Drive on Us" promotion offers zero percent financing on nearly all 2006 Ford models, plus customers pay $0 for gas, E-85 or diesel fuel through the end of the year.

As part of every sale, Ford will also offer customers a pre-paid MasterCard debit card that can be used to purchase up to $1,000 of gas, E-85 or diesel. Alternatively, customers can also opt for a bonus of $1,000 which can be taken in cash or applied to the purchase agreement.

To keep your car in shape, also make sure that you give it only the best auto parts from Ford Parts Online.

Ford’s hot supercar


It isn’t one of the world’s hottest cars for nothing.

Before the much anticipated supercar hit Ford showrooms, would-be Shelby owners have already bid $10,000 above sticker price on eBay to get their hands on these cars. And recently, Ford announced the pricing for the 2007 Shelby GT 500 Mustang: starting price of $42,975 (including a $745 destination charge and a $1,300 gas-guzzler tax), and for the convertible, $47,800 (also including shipping and gas-guzzler tax).

The retro-styled Mustang is a modern incarnation of one of the legendary muscle cars of the 1960s. The new Shelby is the fastest-ever model of the factory-built Mustangs. Its head-snapping acceleration reaches 60 mph in less than 4.5 seconds.

Only about 10,000 of these magnificent cars will be made. The original Shelby Mustangs of the 1960s now go for hundreds of thousands of dollars.

Auto parts for this legendary vehicle are available at trusted online auto parts stores like Ford Parts Online.

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