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How Do You Explain This to the Cops? Fire Up Your Meme-Generators…

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Um…we know what you're thinking, because the same thought crossed our minds too, but don't cry fake yet. We can assure you, this a legit photo of a real incident because more images of this bizarre traffic stop surfaced online.

Next Ford Taurus Planned to be Lighter, More Efficient, Based on Fusion

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If you look at the current Ford Taurus, it seems a bit bulky and disproportionate from some angles (especially from the back), and nowhere near as modern as its smaller brother, the sleek Fusion.

Ford Boasts About its Police Interceptors Beating Dodge, Chevy in Michigan Speed Tests

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Automakers love to boast about their police vehicles: last month we had Dodge tell us about the Charger Pursuit AWD setting the fastest lap for an all-wheel-drive test sedan at Grattan Raceway, now Ford has news regarding its police vehicles.

Ford Launches New Taurus Police Sedan with 2.0-liter Turbo for Special Non-Pursuit Needs

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Not all police officers need a speeding bullet to complete their daily chores, which is why Ford opened its ears and listened to the requests of a number of different law enforcement agencies looking to reduce fuel costs, and developed its first non-pursuit-rated “special service police” sedan based on the Taurus with a 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine.

Ford Issues 3 Separate Recall Actions, the Biggest of Which Concerns 465,000 Cars

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The Blue Oval has been hit with three different recalls over problems with engine block heaters, missing steering gear parts and a fire risk caused by fuel delivery modules, The Detroit News reported.

The biggest recall action is for fuel tanks that may leak. It covers more than 465,000 vehicles worldwide, 390,000 of which in the United States and about 23,000 in Canada, including the 2013 Ford Explorer, Taurus, Flex, Fusion and Police Interceptor crossovers and sedans, and Lincoln MKS, MKT and MKZ models.

Ford Sued by Owners Over Allegedly Defective 3.5-Liter V6 EcoBoost Engines

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Car engines have become incredibly reliable, and you really can’t buy a bad car from a mainstream manufacturer these days, in the true sense of the word, because most have been in service in one form or another for many years and have had their flaws ironed out. However, when a manufacturer launches a new series of turbocharged engines that are not based on any previous variant, reliability and durability may prove tricky to master at first.

This is why a lawsuit has been filed against Ford by three vehicle owners from Ohio. They say the source of their displeasure is the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost, which caused the vehicles to “shake, misfire and rapidly lose power” while at highway speeds, this making the problem a serious safety threat.

Hennessey Gives the Ford Taurus SHO a Good Power-Kick in the Back

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The Ford Taurus SHO is a very unlikely performance car to arouse interest with enthusiasts, because it’s anything but light and sporty, according to the multitude of reviews available online.

Still, its 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 EcoBoost engine has lots of tuning potential, which has been exploited by Hennessey Performance, which has raised the car’s power output figure from 365 hp to 445 hp, this having a significant impact on the performance.

Fun Times: How 'Yoopers' Turn Left on a Frozen Road

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Those of us who live in the so-called snow-belt regions, where roads often resemble ice-skating rinks during the winter months, have become accustomed to mishaps – so much so, that some people venture out with a camera in hand and just wait for something to happen.

The Upper Peninsula of Michigan, whose residents are frequently referred to Yoopers, which is derived from "U.P.-ers", is one of those regions where winters tend to be long, cold, and snowy – not the best combo for driving around anything on wheels.

Ford Bolsters Police Interceptor Sedan Range with New 305HP 3.7-Liter V6

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Police departments across the States now have one more engine option for a total of three when it comes to Ford's Taurus-based Police Interceptor sedan, as the Blue Oval is introducing a 3.7-liter twin independent variable camshaft timing (Ti-VCT) V6 engine to the car's range.

Ford Confirms Fuel Economy Figures for 2013 Taurus 2.0 Turbo and V6 Models

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With only weeks left before the refreshed 2013 Taurus lands in dealerships across the U.S., Ford has released the official EPA fuel economy ratings for its refreshed full-size sedan.

The Blue Oval notes that all three engine options of the 2013 model have now been certified at 25 mpg or higher in EPA highway estimates.

Ford Taurus and Dodge Charger Cop Cars Chase Down a 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

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With 662 SAE-certified ponies kicking under its hood, the revamped 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 promises to be the meanest pony car on the road offering Ferrari (straight-line) performance for Ford prices (the coupe starts at US$54,200).

When the crew over at Motor Trend magazine got their hands on the new Shelby GT500 in, they wanted to do something out of the ordinary so they assembled the new 2013 Ford Taurus Police Interceptor and 2012 Dodge Charger Police Pursuit, to create a short film of sorts.

Ford Takes 2013 Taurus with SHO Performance Package to the Track

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The newly updated 2013 Taurus with the SHO Performance Package is Ford's answer to those looking for a big-bone sedan with an adequate amount of horses under its hood.

The all-wheel drive model sports a turbocharged, direct-injection Ecoboost 3.5-liter V6, which is good for 365 horsepower and 350 lb-ft of torque, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. In the U.S., the SHO is priced at $39,995 including destination.

Design Student Refashions the Ford Taurus Sedan

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Having received a mild facelift only a year ago, the current generation of the Ford Taurus sedan that originally debuted at the 2009 Detroit Motor Show isn't due for a redesign for another few years.

Nevertheless, Tyler Bame, a 22-year old automotive design student from Lawrence Tech in Michigan, drew up a couple of sketches that represent his idea for what a next generation of the Taurus sedan could look like.

NHTSA Expands Stuck Throttle Probe to 1.9 Million Ford and Mercury Vehicles

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Having already instigated a preliminary investigation into 360,000 Ford Taurus sedans from the 2005 and 2006 model years over a stuck throttle issue cause by cruise control cable detachment, the National Highway Traffic Safety Association (NHTSA) announced today that many more Ford group vehicles might be affected.

According to the safety agency, the probe will expand to include the 2001-2005MY Taurus and Mercury Sable as well. This increases the total number of cars to 1.92 million units.

Feds Investigate Ford Taurus after Complaints about Sticky Throttles

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Safety regulators at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have opened a preliminary investigation into an estimated 360,000 Ford Taurus sedans from the 2005 and 2006 model years after receiving 14 complaints from owners alleging incidents of a stuck throttle resulting from cruise control cable detachment.

The agency said that the complaints claimed, "engine speeds as high as approximately 4,000rpm after shifting into Park or Neutral", while some drivers noted that it was difficult to slow down the vehicle and that they had to shut-off the engine and/or shift into neutral in order to stop.

Ford Plans to Triple Production of EcoBoost Engines in 2012

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Downsizing, direct injection and force induction are the way to go for internal combustion gasoline engines to meet the ever-tightening fuel and emissions standards.

Ford has followed this recipe to the letter with its EcoBoost “family of engines and so far it has paid off nicely, recording 127,883 sales in 2011.

The best-selling F-150 pickup truck is the perfect example. In 2010, all units sold in the U.S. were powered by V8 engines. Last year, more than half of F-150 buyers (56 percent, to be precise) downsized to a V6, choosing either the base 305HP 3.7-liter or the 365HP 3.5-liter EcoBoost.

New Ford Police Interceptors to Lead the Way at NASCAR Races in Miami

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While the appearance of police cruisers at a race is never a good sign, there's always an exception to the rule.

Take Ford for example. The automaker has just announced that its brand-new 2013 Police Interceptor Utility and Sedan models will serve as the pace cars for the 2011 Ford Championship Weekend NASCAR races at Homestead Miami Speedway from November 18 to 20.

Ford Police Interceptors Reporting For Duty in Michigan

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Michigan outlaws beware: State Police is getting ready to add another weapon in its armory, or rather two: the Ford Taurus Police Interceptor Sedan and the Explorer Police Interceptor Utility, which today passed the two-day State Police tests and are ready to enter service.

Although the Taurus Interceptor was tested just as thoroughly, it was the Explorer SUV Utility version that received most of the attention.

And the Most-Frequently Stolen Car in the US is…

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Honda may now be caught in war of words with Consumer Reports over the results of its test drive of the 2012 Civic sedan, but the Japanese firm's models continue to be preferred by a…certain type of drivers.

According to the latest findings of The National Insurance Crime Bureau [NCIB], the 1994 MY Accord was the most frequently stolen car in the US in 2010 for the third year in a row. The not-for-profit organization stated that the reasons can be found in the car’s weak security systems and the demand for used parts.

2013 Ford Taurus Receives Facelift, Plus New 237HP 2.0-liter Four-Pot and Updated 290HP 3.5-liter V6

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The New York Auto Show will welcome the world premiere of Ford’s updated for the 2013 model year, Taurus. For those of you that want the short story, Ford’s chubby-looking mid-size model receives a minor exterior makeover, a redesigned dashboard and improved materials inside, plus changes to the engine lineup that include the introduction of a new 2.0-liter turbocharged four banger.