Fusion gets 1.5 turbo; ped safety explored

Fusion gets 1.5 turbo; ped safety explored

We’ve moved fully into the new model year, with 2015 cars and trucks all over the showrooms. Yet, delivered recently to me was a 2014 Ford Fusion SE, and I was glad to get it, for two reasons: In order…

’15 Mazda3 makes time for book meeting

’15 Mazda3 makes time for book meeting

The sharp-looking little compact, a 2015 model, got me to Denver on time early last week for a final meeting of the book committee before the volume’s delivery to the printer. The car is the Mazda3 five-door hatchback; the book…

Ford, YMCA gather costumes for kids

Ford, YMCA gather costumes for kids

Five Denver-area Ford stores and several YMCA locations are accepting new and gently used Halloween costumes for kids in need. Costumes for Kids, the Halloween drive, provided more than 150 costumes in the initial launch of the program last October…

Owen Faricy dies; onetime Nash dealer

Owen Faricy dies; onetime Nash dealer

Owen Faricy of Colorado Springs, an award-winning Nash dealer in Pueblo almost 70 years ago, died Saturday, Sept. 13. He would have been 93 next month. Owen Faricy, born and reared at Florence, went to work for Jackson Chevrolet in…

Memorable moments with Dodge

Memorable moments with Dodge

While Dodge celebrates its 100th anniversary this year, I look over the list of hundreds of new cars and trucks I’ve reviewed since the ‘70s and find that 80 have been of the Dodge brand. The first was the little…

Dodge celebrates 100th anniversary

Dodge celebrates 100th anniversary

Dodge this summer is observing its 100th anniversary as an American car company. Henry Ford provided the means for two Dodge brothers to eventually form their own automobile company, 100 years ago. To lead off an historical look at the…

Subaru, Jeep lead sales gain in Colo.

Subaru, Jeep lead sales gain in Colo.

  Led by Subaru and Jeep, sales of new cars and trucks in Colorado increased by 7.8 percent. Almost 90,000 (89,833) new cars and trucks had been sold in the state by the end of June, compared with 83,352 at…

Ford Fusion Energi spurt tops Volt, Prius

Ford Fusion Energi spurt tops Volt, Prius

While tallying six-month sales totals for hybrids and electrics early this week, I took possession for a few days of the 2014 Chevy Volt. Its arrival was good timing, for the Volt is one of half a dozen strong competitors…