Tesla Model S and Chevy Corvette got high marks on Consumer Reports' annual ownership-satisfaction survey. Among mainstream brands, Subaru was ranked highest, while Buick, Hyundai Kia, Nissan, and Mitsubishi were the least likely to have repeat buyers.
The most stolen luxury car in America is a Mercedes model, but BMW, Cadillac, and Lexus models also made the list of thieves' favorite luxury cars.
Ford recall for trucks comes over worries that corrosion problems with fuel tank straps could cause the cars to catch on fire. The Ford recall will affect 1.22 million trucks registered in 21 states, Washington, D.C., and Canada.
Ford recall includes the F-150 pickup truck and Lincoln LT pickup trucks. The Ford recall comes after the company agreed to fix 150,000 F-150s in February, even though the government was pushing for a much larger recall.
Ford moves up the date of plant's temporary shutdown because of shortages caused by ongoing problems in Japan as well as declining sales of Ford trucks and large SUVs.
Ford says over 30 thousand vehicles need to be checked out, due to fuel leak issues and potential electrical wiring problems. The vehicles are part of recent Ford and Lincoln model years.
Escalade, from Cadillac, is voted most likely to be stolen, according to an insurance industry group. Four other car and truck models join the Escalade in this inauspicious group.
On a journey from Plymouth Rock to the Grand Canyon, we find an America that is neither as divided as talk-show histrionics would suggest, nor as sullen as a flagging economy says we should be. We find a country that is struggling, yes, but is also pragmatic and still harbors a little idealism.