Do you realize that automotive fuel prices have more than doubled since 2003? Unfortunately this trend doesn’t look like it will be resolved anytime soon as international demand and rising production costs are expected to continue. Everyone is wishing that the government could get the prices under control, but what can individuals do to help themselves in the mean time? One obvious answer is to make every gallon of fuel count. Combine your errands into one trip, car pool, observe speed limits and make sure your vehicle is properly maintained with oil changes, filter changes and air pressure. For some the answer may come with a vehicle that is already fuel-efficient. It doesn’t take a lot of calculation to discover you may be able to save money with a fuel-efficient car. In many cases, it can more than justify a car payment.
I would like to spotlight two offerings from Ford Motor Company. The 2012 Fiesta and the 2012 Focus.