2019 Ford F-150 Lariat Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer For the umpteenth time (actually 42 years) the Ford F- Series was the bestselling vehicle in the U.S. While that’s almost become a ho-hum statement it’s an impressive accomplishment that shows Ford’s obsession with making their trucks better and better to maintain their appeal competitors are working hard to knock…

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2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew 4×4 Lariat Test Drive

“2019 Ford Ranger SuperCrew 4×4 Lariat” Ford’s Ranger Returns as a U.S. Mid-size Pickup Ford has resurrected the Ranger nameplate as a mid-size truck for the 2019 model year. It began life as a compact truck in 1983, as a replacement for the Ford Courier (1972-1982). By 2006, all Ford compact trucks became known simply…

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2019 Ford Expedition Platinum 4×4 Test Drive

?2019 Ford Expedition Platinum 4×4? The New ?King of the Road?? OVERVIEW The Ford Expedition is a three-row mega-sized people mover with seating for up to eight. There are two sizes ? the Ford Expedition and the Ford Expedition Max, whose wheelbase is extended 9.1-inches, with an increase in overall length of 11.9-inches. We?ll deal…

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2018 Ford Fusion Platinum Hybrid Test Drive

?2018 Ford Fusion Platinum Hybrid? A luxurious 5-passenger hybrid For the 2017 model year, FOMOCO refreshed their Fusion Hybrid lineup with an exterior facelift along with several significant interior upgrades, and adding a more upscale Ford Fusion Platinum Hybrid model for consumers who are concerned with the environment, but who also want to enjoy a…

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2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt Test Drive

?2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt? 50th Anniversary Limited Edition of Iconic Movie Car The year was 1968 when the Movie ?Bullitt? starring Steve McQueen as San Francisco Police Detective Lt. Frank Bullitt, piloting a Dark Highland Green Ford Mustang Fastback in one of the most famous movie car chase scenes in history. Pony car fans may…

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2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Unlike most automotive journalists, we aren?t as enamored by the super-fast cars ? you know the ones with 400-, 500-, 600- and 700+ horsepower. Certainly, it?s still fun to spend time in them and occasionally push the peddle down and feel the power, but as we get older we find…

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2018 NWAPA Drive Revolution – Part 2

AFFORDABLE HYBRIDS By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Each year members of the Northwest Automotive Press Association meet to evaluate some of the latest and greatest environmentally friendly vehicles available to U.S. consumers. This year the competition was held at the Pearson Air Museum located on the grounds of the Fort Vancouver Historic Reserve in Vancouver,…

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