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20 Mar 2018 | No Comment | 594 views

By Don Hammonds

There’s a reason for everything, they say.

That sure applies to the popularity of Ford’s storied and favored Ford F-150.It is well-built. Rugged as hell. In some models, it’s so plush it would make a limousine embarrassed. It’s reasonably economical, considering the steadily building rep for Ford’s EcoBoost engines.  And given the turbocharging you get with that engine, the F-150 is responsive and ready to roar when it needs to. And thanks to improvements, it rides better than ever. …

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11 Aug 2017 | No Comment | 467 views

By Don Hammonds

Ford’s 2017 Escape is a classic made all new for this model year.

It’s got all the stuff we all loved about Escape:  Zippy performance, good looks, terrific gas mileage, and a contemporary zest that a lot of its competitors just did not have.

 

[caption id="attachment_8974" align="alignnone" width="612"] New Ford Escape packs more of what Escape customers said they wanted, including the latest driver-assist technologies, remote connectivity and two new fun-to-drive EcoBoost® engines.[/caption]

Well, if you liked the old one, you’re …

buyer's guide, Ford, Uncategorized »

16 Feb 2017 | No Comment | 729 views
2017 Automobile Journal Buyers Guide: Ford

 

Editor’s Note:

For the next few weeks, we will publish a 2017 Buyers Guide for as many brands as we can find information to publish.  We are starting with Ford, and tomorrow’s buyers guide will feature Nissan.

By Don Hammonds

For Ford, 2017 looks like a year of red hot performance cars and doing whatever it takes to keep their Number 1 in sales record intact.

Here’s a look at what is ahead for some of Ford’s most popular products:

Mustang:

Enthusiast customers will continue to …

Ford, Sports Sedans, Uncategorized »

17 Jul 2015 | No Comment | 761 views
2015 Ford Mustang Premium Coupe: Better, Badder and Bolder

By Don Hammonds

Breathes there a soul on the planet who does not love a Mustang? I love them.

And judging from the reaction I got with the 2015 Mustang coupe I drove for a week, a  lot of other people love ‘Stangs too.

This is one fabulous Mustang, and for me at least, it’s got just about everything I would want if I was buying a sport car.  It’s brutishly fast, even in four cylinder form, its more beautiful than ever, …

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8 Jun 2015 | No Comment | 841 views
2015 Ford F-150

 

By John Heilig

AUTO PAGE SPECS MODEL: 2015 Ford F-150 4X4 Supercrew Lariat ENGINE: 2.7-liter Ecoboost V6 TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic with tow mode HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 325 hp @ 5,750 rpm/375 lb.-ft. @ 3,000 rpm WHEELBASE: 145.0 in. LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT: 231.9 x 79.9 x 77.2 in. TIRES: P265/60R18 CARGO: Maximum payload – 2,250 lbs./Maximum towing capacity – 8,500 lbs. ECONOMY: 18 mpg city/23 mpg highway/20.1 mpg test FUEL TANK: 23.0 gal. CURB WEIGHT: N/A BASE PRICE: $41,735 BOTTOM LINE: Despite …

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29 Apr 2015 | No Comment | 1,011 views
2015 Mustang

By John Heilig

AUTO PAGE SPECS MODEL:

2015 Ford Mustang/Mustang GT ENGINE: 2.3-liter Ecoboost I-4 (Mustang):5.0-liter V8 (GT) TRANSMISSION: 6-speed automatic/6-speed manual HORSEPOWER/TORQUE: 310 hp @ 5,500 rpm/320 lb.-ft. @ 2,500-4,500 rpm (Mustang): 435 hp @ 6,500 rpm/400 lb.-ft. @ 4,250 rpm (GT) WHEELBASE: 107.1 in. LENGTH X WIDTH X HEIGHT: 188.3 x 75.4 x 54.4 in. TIRES: P235/55R17 (Mustang): P255/40R19 Front, P275/40R19 rear (GT) CARGO: 13.5 Mustang/11.4 GT ECONOMY: 21 mpg city/32 mpg highway/18.5 mpg test (Mustang): 15 mpg city/25 mpg …

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16 Feb 2015 | 3 Comments | 11,008 views
Detroit:2015 North American International Auto Show

This year’s North American International Auto Show—also known as the Dtroit Auto Show-took a U turn away from hybrids and compact cars–and unveiled a slew of big cars, huge trucks and flashy sport car with blistering performance. Everyone from Ford and Buick——that’s Buick’s stunning concept car, the Avenir, just above– to Acura and Lexus unveiled products that represented a huge departure from the sorts of cars seen at the last few Detroit Auto Shows.

Just about the only brands introducing products that …

Ford, Sports Cars »

17 Nov 2014 | 2 Comments | 2,744 views
All-new 2016 Shelby GT 350 Mustang:  WOW!

By Don Hammonds

There is one name that used to strike fear–or envy–in almost every car lovers hearts back in the day:  Shelby Mustang GT350.

Well, guess what: It’s b-a-c-k—-and badder than ever.

And the pony car wars currently underway just promises to get hotter–and we love it.

There’s so much to be said about this car, that we are simply going to sit back, take it all in, and just drool over the details from this Ford Motor Company news release. Enjoy!

“One of …

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22 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,440 views
2014 Ford Escape: “The Great Escape”

By Donald Hammonds

    As the headline implies, we think highly of the 2014 Ford Escape.

 

    To be honest, if we had test driven the Escape during the 2013 model year, it would have walked away hands down with a win for the best vehicle in the small crossover category  in our new Vanguard Award program for 2013–more on that in the next couple of weeks. 

     And frankly, unless somebody else’s small crossover really delivers the goods better than the Escape, this one …

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11 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1,044 views
2014 Fusion Energi: Four wheels firmly planted in the future

 

By Don Hammonds

      It should be no surprise to anyone familiar with Automobile Journal that  Ford’s Fusion Energi is a popular car with us.

     First of all, of course, is the fuel economy that this plug-in hybrid manages to generate–it’s pretty spectacular; 100 mpg-e.

Sure, most people who drive the car solely on its gasoline mode of operaton get anywhere from 47 to 50 miles per gallon if you read consumer comments. But even the idea of getting 100 mpg-e with this car …

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