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2017 Ford Explorer Scores Major Points with MotorWeek Pundits

Here at Clinton Auto Group, our reasons for appreciating the 2017 Ford Explorer are seemingly as numerous as the stars in the sky. This full-size SUV is, in our estimation, a veritable industry icon.

Yet, what -- in particular -- makes it so?

Get the inside scoop from the automotive mavens at MotorWeek; their appraisal of the Explorer is as follows:

Drivers seeking a sporty, spunky driving demeanor from the Explorer are sure to get their fix with its top-tier engine, a turbocharged 3.5-liter V6.

Served up standard on the Sport and Platinum models, the turbo-V6 joins with a six-speed ...

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An Unexpected Reason to Quit Smoking—Your Car Might Explode!

Your mom tells you to quit smoking because it's bad for your health. Your significant other wants you to stop because it makes the house smell. Who would have thought there was another reason—explosions?

A 51-year-old woman in England was driving her old Ford Focus last week when she lit a cigarette, and bang!

Her windshield blew out, flying 30 feet across the road, and all four doors blew off. She managed to escape the vehicle, and is lucky to have only…

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The 2018 Ford Mustang GT: Be a Good Neighbor With Quiet Exhaust Mode

It's generally a good idea to be nice to your neighbors. And while your car might sound amazing roaring down the open road, it might be fair to say you should keep it a bit quieter when you're cruising through your neighborhood.

Depending on your car, that can be easier said than done. The 2018 Ford Mustang GT, for instance, has a 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine under its hood. How are you supposed to keep that quiet?

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Chrysler Pacifica vs. Ram 1500: Is a Minivan the True Champion Hauler?

In a recent article, Cars.com notes that minivans have an image problem. This has been true for years, likely since the segment's inception. If you drive a minivan, you must be a "mom." Even recent ads for the 2017 Chrysler Pacifica that try to spice it up by featuring comedian Jim Gaffigan focus on his "dad brand."

Often the first utility vehicle we go to is a pickup truck. While…

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Corral Your Wild Horses with Heritage 'Pony Package' for 2018 Ford Mustang

 

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The Pony Package, available on EcoBoost models of the 2018 Ford Mustang, pays homage to the nameplate's history by putting the running horse emblem back in its chrome corral.

When the Mustang was first introduced in 1965, it was this pony-in-corral logo that appeared on its grille. Eventually, the chrome border fell away from the design, though it has been seen as recently as 2015 for the 50-year Anniversary Package. It's returning again for 2018, for drivers who want to give their…

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Dont Let your Road Trip be a Disaster, Plan Ahead with These Great Tips

The road trip. Portrayed in movies and TV from National Lampoons Vacation to NBC’s Frasier and countless more, it can be a thrilling adventure ala Thelma and Louis, or a fun time with lifelong memories between you and your friends or family. One thing is for certain, a road trip does open you up to the unexpected, so why not take steps to help reduce the amount of disruption you may encounter and make the experience more pleasant for everyone. It doesn’t matter if your next road trip is for work, education, or fun, these tips will help…
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3 Reasons Why You Really Need to Wash Your Car

There are three fundamental reasons for washing your car:
  1. The first is to clean off all the crap that can stick to various parts of your car any road tar. Some examples are bits of road tar, tree sap, flatten bugs and bird droppings. All of these are substances that can lead to corrosion and lessen the value of your car when you go to trade it in or sell it.
  2. When you walk to your car across some parking lot you want to see a car that is pleasantly appealing; a nice clean, sharp looking vehicle that gives you…
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