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Ford Proves Attractive for Fleets in 2015

Posted on: 28 July 2015

Ford Proves Attractive for Fleets in 2015

The fleet business in the UK is big. So big, in fact, that manufacturers invest a lot of resources in winning over the hearts and minds of fleet and procurement managers responsible for making purchase decisions. Ford is among those manufacturers. It is probably safe to say the company is pleased with how it has done so far this year, coming off a less than impressive 2014.

X-Ray Vision: Ford Technology Does It Again

Posted on: 15 July 2015

X-Ray Vision: Ford Technology Does It Again

When you step back and take a look at some of the amazing Ford technology in cars such as the Focus, it's hard to not be astounded by how far the world's largest car maker has come in bringing the space-age future to the present. Many of its cars sold in the UK now offer features such as Active Lane Assist to prevent drivers from wandering between lanes, and an Active Park Assist capable of parking a car – parallel or perpendicular – without any input from the driver.

Reduce the Cost of Car Ownership: Rent Your Ford

Posted on: 25 June 2015

Reduce the Cost of Car Ownership: Rent Your Ford

A few months ago, we began hearing about Ford getting involved in car-sharing plans in both the States and the UK. Now we know a little bit more about what the GoDrive programme will look like. Interestingly, it is not what we had anticipated. Ford plans to work with easyCar Club in London and Getaround in the US, initially testing in London, San Francisco, Oakland, and a number of other cities.

10 GPS Fails that make your Wonder about Mankind

Posted on: 19 June 2015

10 GPS Fails that make your Wonder about Mankind

We’re all a little guilty of believing our tech over our logic and following our GPS when our gut says it could be wrong. However, here are 10 GPS driving mishaps that take GPS fails to its upmost conclusion.

Do Average Speed Cameras Work?

Posted on: 18 June 2015

Do Average Speed Cameras Work?

Over the past few years they have become a regular sight on the UK roads, monitoring mile after mile of road works and other stretches of road, but the question that we all ask is ‘Do they actually work?’ The answer is yes they do and many motorists are falling fowl to them after failing to slow down and being caught out by the systems.

Fordlandia Proof That Not Everything Ford Touches Turns to Gold

Posted on: 11 June 2015

Fordlandia Proof That Not Everything Ford Touches Turns to Gold

In the arena of automotive manufacturing, few companies in the world have enjoyed the consistent success Ford has enjoyed. Since American industrialist Henry Ford first started the company at the turn of the 20th century, the Detroit company has consistently produced cars that have satisfied customers and kept sales steady.

American Cars: 10 of the Worst of the Last 10 Years

Posted on: 11 June 2015

American Cars: 10 of the Worst of the Last 10 Years

Dodge, AC, Chevrolet, Corvette……..they all bring notions of powering through wide expansive landscapes, top down and V8 roaring. Well, maybe in 1965. In the vast majority of cases American cars are dreadful. Mechanical horses on four wheels that should be sent to the glue factory such is their awfulness – awful! If you don’t believe us then look at these atrocities – the worst American cars of the last decade or so.

The Last Triumph: The Acclaim

Posted on: 09 June 2015

The Last Triumph: The Acclaim

What drives like a Honda Ballade, looks like a Honda Ballade and sounds like a Honda Ballade? A Triumph Acclaim, that’s what!

Pimp my ride goes wrong?

Posted on: 03 June 2015

Pimp my ride goes wrong?

Jennings Ford Direct has likes to keep its eye out for trends with in the car industry – from the impending launch of the stunning new Ford Mustang to the potential introduction to the new Ford Focus RS. But there are times when we cars catch our attention for all the wrong reasons. Below are a number of ‘Pimped Up Rides’ that have to be seen to be believed.

Ford Bridgend Plant: 35 Years and Still Going Strong

Posted on: 26 May 2015

Ford Bridgend Plant: 35 Years and Still Going Strong

When Ford opened its Bridgend engine plant in Wales some 35 years ago, there was no guarantee the plant would survive beyond the end of the century. Although Ford sales were relatively high in the US at the time, the company's European efforts were fraught with inconsistent results and a lack of direction, despite the introduction of several ground-breaking vehicles.

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