2021 Ford Escape driving up a hill
Crossover & Midsize

Skip the Ford Escape and Pick One of These Alternatives Instead

Considering the burgeoning mid-size crossover category is currently filled with Japanese and Korean contenders, the 2021 Ford Escape offers buyers a unique package. In addition to being American-made, the Escape offers a sophisticated look, a roomy interior, and easy-to-use electronics making it user-friendly for almost everyone that sits in it. But in case you might …

The 2021 Ford Escape Driving
Trucks & SUVs

The Least Reliable Ford SUVs According to Consumer Reports

Reliability is key when it comes to shopping for a new SUV, especially if you plan on keeping that SUV for several years. After all, who wants to buy a vehicle they won’t actually be able to depend on for miles to come? Unfortunately, that means avoiding the least reliable Ford SUVs.  Consumer Reports says …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Rusty Monday: Oddities In Rust

This week’s Rusty Monday brings not so much rusty as ridiculous vehicles for your perusal. These oddities will hopefully never again haunt the highways and byways of the US. They are all a testament to people having too much time on their hands. Rust in peace, oh ye brave but butchered beasts.  Barris Eldorette Corvette …

Ford transit like this green passenger van come with both diesel and gasoline engine options
Trucks & SUVs

How Many Miles Will a Ford Transit Last?

Ford Transit vans are often bought for a commercial work fleet. People also buy Ford Transit passenger vans for carpooling. Plus, there are many who buy a Transit in order to build out a camper van conversion. Now, Ford has even introduced an electric Transit. But how many miles will a Ford Transit van last? …

A white 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution in the forest
Sedans & Coupes

The 1986 Ford RS200 Evolution Is a Group B Rally Beast

Rallying, like many other forms of automotive racing, makes automakers pursue intriguing and oftentimes kooky solutions to speed. Renault, for example, turned a front-engine, FWD hatchback into a mid-engine RWD one. The Citroen 2CV Sahara has 4WD and two engines. And the Lancia Delta Integrale’s predecessor, the Delta S4, had both a turbocharger and a …

A police officer can be seen through the window of a car that has had two front airbags depoloyed.
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Recall Alert: Ford Recalling Over 150,000 Pickups

This recall is an unusual one in that it is for Takata airbag modules that were installed in trucks that were involved in collisions. So they were accidentally replaced with obsolete airbag modules after the recall of Takata airbags was already over. The other unusual part is that it is for Ford Ranger pickups built …

Ford Super Duty F-250 trucks sit on display at Sawgrass Ford in Sunrise, Florida, on Friday, July 20, 2007
Trucks & SUVs

Can a 2003 Ford F-250 Super Duty Diesel Really Go 500,000+ Miles?

One Ford F-Series model that’s seen its share of complaints is the F-250. Indeed, some newer models have had reliability issues, but older ones seem to have been built tougher. The 2003 Ford F-250 and F-350, in particular, handled their daily jobs without too many underlying problems.  In fact, MotorTrend just named the 2003 F-250 …

A bright-blue 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor parked on large rocks in a wide-open space with mountains and a blue sky in the background
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Is Making a Big Seating Change

Finally, months after the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150‘s release, new details about the Raptor trim have come out. The F-150 Raptor is one of America’s most beloved pickup truck’s priciest models, but with good reason. It comes with essential off-roading enhancements, extra technology, and plenty of power. For 2021, Ford went to great lengths to …

The rear of a white Ford Mustang Mach-E sits by an electric charging station.
Hybrids & Electrics

Ford Killing All Gas-Powered Vehicles In Europe By 2030

The internal combustion engine is on its way to obsolescence. Ford Motor Company has announced it will sell only full-electric vehicles by 2030. Its strategic alliance with Volkswagen means it will use VW’s MEB EV platform to achieve part of this goal. The other part is Ford investing $1 billion into a new factory within …

2021 Ford Ranger Tremor rock crawling
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor Is an Off-Roading Bargain

The 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor is out shaking up trails. As critics put the Ford Ranger Tremor to the test, they are discovering that it’s more capable than they thought. Plus, it’s an off-roading truck that won’t break the bank.  Is the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor worth buying?  Yes, if you’re on a budget but …

Ford CEO Jim Farley, left, and Executive Chairman of Ford Bill Ford pose for a photo with the 2021 Ford F-150 King Ranch Truck at the Ford Built for America event at Ford’s Dearborn Truck Plant on September 17, 2020 i
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor Will Just Keep Getting Better

The Raptor is the baddest, most capable off-roading F-150 the Ford brand makes. While many have already gotten their hands on the new 2021 Ford F-150, the anticipation for the 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor is staggering. And reasonably so, considering the newest F-150 Raptor promises to be not only the most capable yet, but the …

The 2021 Ford Expedition driving down an empty road.
Trucks & SUVs

How Many Miles Will a Ford Expedition Last?

Are you considering buying a Ford Expedition? If you are, then you’re probably wondering how reliable the Ford Expedition is, along with how many miles one can actually last. Fortunately, we’ve got the inside scoop on both matters. How reliable is the Ford Expedition? If you’re after a reliable SUV, the Ford Expedition makes for …

A person rides a Spin e-scooter in San Francisco
Hybrids & Electrics

New Remote-Controlled E-Scooter From Ford-Owned Spin Will Calm Angry Residents

What happens when you provide millions of random people with electric-powered scooters to do with as they please? You prompt bans and the near-collapse of the e-scooter industry. In November 2018, Ford Smart Mobility acquired the e-scooter company Spin for $100 million. Now, with American citizens and officials growing fed up with e-scooters cluttering their …

A red-and-black 2020 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk on a muddy off-road trail
Trucks & SUVs

The Ford Explorer Can’t Touch the Jeep Cherokee

The Ford Explorer tried to play ball with the Jeep Cherokee but had a swing and a miss. Despite getting a hot new look, the Explorer failed to outsell the 2020 Jeep Cherokee. Let’s check out what advantages the Cherokee has.  The 2020 Ford Explorer vs. the 2020 Jeep Cherokee  According to Car and Driver, …

2018 Ford F-150 Raptor in the snow
Automotive News

Watch the Ford F-150 Struggle on Ice

Winter is here, and for some drivers in the South, this is a problem. For example, a Tenessee man had trouble in his Ford F-150 as it began sliding down an icy street. This made us wonder if the Ford F-150 is the best winter truck or not.  The Ford F-150 fights winter weather  According …

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Tips, Tricks & Trends

Rusty Monday: Rusted and Abandoned Hot Rods

Once a car becomes a hot rod it represents one person’s personal take on what a stripped-down, fast car should look like. Modified cars normally don’t attract collectors, except that now car collectors seek out significant hot rods from the genre’s past. And these old Fords can go for big, big money. But these are Rusty …

The 2022 Ford Maverick spied on production line
Trucks & SUVs

Will the Ford Maverick Really Have All-Wheel-Drive?

The 2022 Ford Maverick is leading the compact truck charge. We might see the Hyundai Santa Cruz and Ram Dakota soon too. But new spy shots raise more questions about what the mysterious Ford Maverick will be like. For example, will it have all-wheel drive?  Will the 2022 Ford Maverick be AWD?  According to Maverick …

A row of Ford pickup trucks on sales lot.
Trucks & SUVs

Fuel Sippers: Most Fuel-Efficient 2021 Full-Size Pickups

Ram is ready to debut its 2021 1500 Tradesman HFE EcoDiesel. It is touted as one of the most fuel-efficient full-size pickups built. It compares favorably with both the Chevy Silverado and Ford F-150 if you choose the right combo. So let’s see how the three stack up in comparison. Both Chevy and Ram pickup …

An overhead shot of a red 2021 Ford Escape SEL EcoBoost compact crossover SUV traveling on a wet road
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Ford Escape Is Actually a Really Fun Ride

When you think of affordable cars that are fun to drive, you might imagine a peppy Volkswagen GTI, a zippy Mazda, or even a roaring Mustang. But if we told you the 2021 Ford Escape compact crossover offers an entertaining ride, would you believe us? Sure, the Escape is safe and reliable, but it’ll surprise …

The Le Mansory #2 is in grey, black, and red in a garage
Sedans & Coupes

Mansory Just Ruined a Perfectly Good Ford GT40 – Again

 Customizing cars, trucks, and motorcycles is one of the best parts of being a gearhead. Hot rods, choppers, and overlander vehicles have such a long and rich history that when it’s done poorly or just in bad taste, it really sucks. It’s one thing to make a Buick LeSabre uglier by doing nasty-looking mods, but …

A black 2000 Mazda B3000 SX on a neighborhood street
Trucks & SUVs

Cars and Bids Bargain of the Week: 2000 Mazda B3000

While the 2021 BT-50 is technically an Isuzu underneath, it’s the closest thing to a modern Mazda pickup truck. Sadly, it’s one that’s not available in the US. However, once upon a time, Mazda-branded trucks were available here. And one of them is this week’s Cars and Bids bargain buy: a 2000 Mazda B3000 SX. …

A silver 2021 Ford Explorer with a bag mounted on its roof rack driving down a dirt road
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Ford Explorer Already Has One Scary Recall

The Ford Explorer has always seemed to be an affordable and reliable option for an SUV. Whether you are looking for something family-friendly or just want the extra space, the Ford Explorer has a lot to offer. Sure, it’s not the fanciest thing on the market, but that isn’t always what we want from such …

A white 2021 Ford Explorer sits near the water with a beautiful sunrise behind
Trucks & SUVs

What’s New With the 2021 Ford Explorer Interior

The Ford Explorer is the tried-and-true SUV that pairs affordability with practicality. They are nowhere near as striking in appearances or luxurious as higher-end SUV options like the Aston Martin DBX, but the Ford Explorer has always done well to serve its purpose. With luxury car manufacturers stepping up their SUV game, it makes sense …

2021 Ford F-150 driving down a country road
Trucks & SUVs

How Many Miles Will A Ford F-150 Last?

The Ford F-150 has a lot going for it. It is America’s bestselling pickup truck after all. But how many miles can you actually expect a Ford F-150 to last? Let’s find out. Is the Ford F-150 a reliable truck? If it’s a reliable pickup truck that you’re after, the Ford F-150 may not be …

A female student receives a laptop donation from Ford, given to the Girls in Engineering Academy
Tips, Tricks & Trends

Ford’s Generous Donation Supports Girls in STEM

The next generation of drivers, engineers, and car buyers is only a few years away. They will be a part of one of the biggest changes in the automotive industry that we’ve ever seen, with many companies working towards producing completely electric cars and ditching the gasoline-powered engines once and for all. Perhaps that is …

Hybrids & Electrics

Feds Ban Electric Ford F150 And VW ID4 EV Battery Maker

There is a big dustup between EV battery manufacturers. The two main battery suppliers are LG Chem and SK Innovation. LG Chem and an unnamed battery maker filed a claim back in April 2019, that SK Innovation stole trade secrets from LG Chem. LF Chem makes batteries for many automakers including General Motors and Tesla. …