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Ford (F) beats Toyota in the U.S. hybrid market, with the new C-MAX outselling the Prius v by a...

Ford (F) beats Toyota in the U.S. hybrid market, with the new C-MAX outselling the Prius v by a margin of 3,182 to 2,769 in October. The automaker says the C-MAX hybrid offers a fuel savings advantage over its rival and is drawing in shoppers comparing the two models.
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  • slowtocatchon
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    The C-MAX Hybrid and even more so the new 2013 Fusion Hybrid are very impressive vehicles (47/47 mpg). The Fusion especially could be a real game changer as a mid-sized family sedan.
    2 Nov 2012, 10:49 AM Reply Like
  • Tony Petroski
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    "...a margin of 3,182 to 2,769..."

     

    Ouch. In 1925 (from the secret archives) Ford sold 7,394 model A's with Mr. Ford himself tightening-down the right-front wheel.

     

    Forward!
    2 Nov 2012, 11:00 AM Reply Like
  • dcclark
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    1925 was a model T . In the earlier model T production One out of Two cars sold in the world was a Ford.
    2 Nov 2012, 12:58 PM Reply Like
  • Carbon1
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    Although reports show Ford quality went down in 2012, those negative results do not reflect the true quality of Ford vehicles.
    I own four Ford vehicles.
    2 Nov 2012, 11:04 AM Reply Like
  • rheimerl
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    90% of the quality issues is with the microsoft software... i have no trouble with it... BUT my 80 year old parents hate it and cant figure it out
    2 Nov 2012, 11:31 AM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    Should I be seeing the C-MAX on the road?

     

    I think my wife is going to want one of these.
    2 Nov 2012, 12:02 PM Reply Like
  • Kvanhoften
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    If there are around 150 Million licensed drivers in the US and they've sold 3,100 in the short time they've been available, don't be alarmed if you haven't come across one just yet. They're out there, but even 3000 in the states in which it's being sold means it's not on every block....yet. (It will be, though...great car.)
    2 Nov 2012, 06:29 PM Reply Like
  • moran
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    I'm not 80 years old YET but i'm still not crazy about all the software "stuff" in auto theses days. The more "stuff" you have the more room you have for things going wrong. Of course the modern generations thrive on this "stuff" and the auto companies are trying give it to them. I guess the next big one, is cars that drive themselves...That sounds kinda scary. Over all, I am very happy to see Ford make a very successful Hybrid.
    2 Nov 2012, 02:45 PM Reply Like
  • TomKat
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    I don't understand why hybrid vehicles have to be dog ugly. The Prius has improved slightly but I still consider it one of the ugliest cars on the road. I'm OK with the Fusion but this C-Max seems to be an attempt by Ford to compete with Prius for the distinction of ugliest... and don't misunderstand, I am a 100% Ford owner but I won't be seen on the road in a C-Max.
    2 Nov 2012, 03:28 PM Reply Like
  • moran
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    I have to agree with you.....WHYDO so many of these hybrides have to be so ugly? I'v seen better looking golf carts especially over the prius.
    4 Nov 2012, 01:53 PM Reply Like
  • TwistTie
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    The ugly cars make the people driving them look beautiful.

     

    That's why I always make my mother-in-law drive.
    5 Nov 2012, 01:48 PM Reply Like
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