2008 Ford Taurus X, Day Four

The Taurus X made us hope for a true alternative to an SUV or a minivan. Something that delivered their functionality without the image problems both other classes of vehicle suffer. Instead, it compromises on ability while carrying over too much height from an SUV and the family-man image of a minivan.

» 1/11/08 12:15pm 1/11/08 12:15pm

2008 Ford Taurus X, Day Three

The Taurus X has an identity problem. By trying to be part station wagon, part SUV and part luxury car. It aims to draw from the best qualities of each, but so far, I'm afraid it might be doing the exact opposite. Take the economy for instance. Ideally, the Taurus X would provide SUV versatility with lower fuel… » 1/10/08 12:00pm 1/10/08 12:00pm

How Many Drinks Was That? Jalopnik Detroit Editor Takes A…

This is what happens when you agree to go on the air sick as a dog and hungover. That's right — nevermind the "crazy eyes" of past performances — instead, you get the "close your eyes and pretend to sleep" thing Wert's got going on. So despite actually saying something this time (Wert's been coached very well by…

» 8/30/06 10:45am 8/30/06 10:45am

Betting the Farm: Ford's Post-Minivan Play will Be Monday Announcement

Ford's got an announcement to make. (No, you'll have to wait until this coming Monday to hear it from the Boss's mouth.) But press outlets are already reporting that company will divulge its upcoming minivan stratagy, which, according to USA Today, involves flight from the minivan segment altogether, leaving plant… » 1/20/06 8:41am 1/20/06 8:41am

Ford to Drop Current Freestyle After 2007; New Product Plan Emerges

Ford, in re-examining its future line of crossover SUVs and minivans — recasting the lot of them as "people movers — confirmed plans to discontinue the current-model Freestyle after 2007. The poorly selling crosso-wagon-ute, apparently obsolete in Ford's paddock before it was introduced, will be dropped to make way for… » 7/18/05 1:18pm 7/18/05 1:18pm