Posts from ‘Ford’

Jan
23
1973 Volkswagen Bus

1973 Volkswagen Bus

As you may have taken note while reading our 10 Fastest Cars of 1973 post, ’73 was a fairly entertaining year for the editors of Consumer Guide. Not only did my predecessors have the opportunity to evaluate a DeTomaso Pantera, but that year’s docket also included a cadre of “mini buses” and sport-utility vehicles as well.

Jan
09
2018 Ford F-150

2018 Ford F-150 King Ranch

2017 Detroit Auto ShowDETROIT—Ford rolled out a significantly updated version of its best-selling full-size pickup at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The 2018 Ford F-150 gets a new 3.0-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V6 engine, a new 3.3-liter V6 base engine, expanded availability of the 10-speed automatic transmission that debuted for 2017, an available 4G LTE Wi-Fi hotspot, and available Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection.

Jan
05
2016 Ford Edge Titanium

2016 Ford Edge Titanium in Bronze Fire Metallic (a $395 option)

2016 Ford Edge Titanium FWD    2015 Audi Q5

Class: Midsize Crossover

Miles Driven: 483

Fuel Used: 21.9 gallons

Dec
26
Ford Ranger Splash

1993 Ford Ranger Splash

By Don Sikora IICollectible Automobile Magazine

Note: The following story was excerpted from the August 2016 issue of Collectible Automobile magazine.

Introduced for 1983, the Ford Ranger compact pickup’s first major redesign didn’t come until 1993. The previous truck’s simple, straight lines were replaced with smooth, subtle curves, but overall the Ranger still resembled a smaller-scale F-150. Then Ford added more style later in the ’93 model year with the addition of the Ranger Splash.

Dec
09
1980 Volkswagen Rabbit ad

1980 Volkswagen Rabbit ad

According to the National Weather Service, 39 U.S. states saw more than ten inches of snow least year. Now, that snow isn’t especially well dispersed across each state. Here in Illinois, snowfall totals up near Chicago are far higher than they are down near St. Louis, but it’s a safe bet most Illinoisans have at least a passing familiarity with the white stuff.

Dec
05
1983 Mercury Colony Park

1983 Mercury Colony Park

Today, most wagons are luxury-brand wagons. By our count, there’s just one non-luxury, non-crossover wagon available for sale in the U.S., and that’s the Volkswagen Jetta.

Nov
22
1969 Ford Torino

One of the spotlight cars at this year’s show was Bobby Unser’s Boss-429-powered 1969 Torino race car, which was purpose-built by Holman-Moody, Bill Stroppe, and Smokey Yunick to set Pikes Peak records, which it did. Ever seen Goodyear Blue Streak dirt tires before?

The weekend before Thanksgiving is a great time to be in the Chicagoland area if you’re a car guy, because that’s when the Muscle Car and Corvette Nationals rolls through town. The 2016 edition of MCACN took over the Donald E. Stephens convention Center in Rosemont, Illinois, last weekend, bringing with it a bevy of amazing all-American machinery.

Nov
16
2018 Ford EcoSport

2018 Ford EcoSport

LA Auto ShowLOS ANGELES–Ford finally steps into the thriving subcompact crossover SUV market with the 2018 EcoSport. Ford’s smallest SUV has actually been on sale in some global markets for several years now (in fact, the second-generation model debuted for 2013), but the company is now set to bring it to our shores—with numerous revisions and updates likely for the American market.

Nov
15
1980 Ford Thunderbird

1980 Ford Thunderbird

Fast is a relative term. For 2017, there are a number of vehicles that will make the mad dash from a dead stop to 60 mph in three seconds or less. Count the Chevrolet Corvette Z06, Ferrari 488 GTB, and Porsche 911 Turbo among them.

Nov
07
Chrysler 360-inch V8

Chrysler 360-cubic-inch V8

Big is a relative term. In regards to American passenger-car engines, “big” in the early Seventies meant 460 cubic inches from Ford; 440 cubic inches from Chrysler; and 454, 455, and even 500 cubic inches from General Motors.

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