Friday, January 11, 2013 - 16:20

Ziebart probably read this and said "cha-ching!"

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 11:18

197 hp and 347 lb.-ft. of torque? That's a stud of a powertrain from a turbo I-5 diesel. Ford should offer that as an option in it's F-150. Bet that engine could get 30mpg highway.

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 11:15

One could argue that a large percentage of F-150 buyers don't purchase the vehicle for it's fuel economy and aren't hindered by high fuel costs. I would think that eventually, even those consumers...

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 10:51

An aluminum body will almost certainly drive the price up. Base MSRP on a 13' F-150 XL is $23,670. They go to aluminum and I guarantee that the base price of the XL jumps to where the 13' XLT is...

Thursday, January 10, 2013 - 15:44

That's staggering power, but I think it would be better branding if they went to the throwback engine classification and referred to it s a 351.

Thursday, December 20, 2012 - 10:20

I think the CAW and Canadian government officials should realize that with the closer parity of exchange rate between the US dollar and the Canadian dollar, that is no longer a strategic advantage...

Monday, December 10, 2012 - 08:47

Be careful about calling Jeeps "SUVs" around diehard enthusiasts. They will quickly tell you that Jeeps are in a class of their own and not SUVs.

Friday, December 7, 2012 - 08:41

They should offer that in the Wrangler with a 6-speed manual. That torque would be great for guys that off-road or trail ride.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012 - 08:27

It's great that they will offer a diesel option in the Grand Cherokee, but will they finally offer it in the Wrangler and satisfy the masses that have been clamoring about it for years?

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 16:36

I tried Tom. By the way, the 300ci straight six was not a 3L, it was around 4.9L if my standard to metric conversion is correct

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 13:09

Too bad they aren't offering a stow&go equivalent with the 2nd and 3rd rows.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012 - 11:33

This is essentially a Grand C-Max (seating for 7) in a taller, box-ier vehicle. I still think Ford was wrong to get out of the minivan market when they did. Honda. Toyota and Chrysler still sold...

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 11:06


Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 10:45

Any indications on how much the cost of batteries will rise as a result of this? CAFE is going to kill vehicle prices and parts prices for consumers.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012 - 10:43

Easy fix. Stop putting the infotainment options in vehicles. Leave it to the aftermarket businesses to offer that, and subsequently, open themselves up for lawsuits regarding how their product...

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 14:05

That and 300/302's could actually be worked on. You know how difficult it was to try and change a sparkplug on those Tritons? You'd have to have a hoist in your garage to not throw your back out....

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 13:57

Yes Tom, I would take the 300 straight-six over the Triton (mighty as they were) any and all day. The 300 wasn't meant to pull the most or be the fastest. It was meant to run like a tank. Sure, it...

Thursday, November 8, 2012 - 11:04

I've always maintained that one of the biggest mistakes was when Ford eliminated the use of their 300 straight-six from the F150.

Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 12:53

Best ever? I think many would not put that kind of weight behind it. Many suggestions would be eligible for that crown. Say for instance Ford's 300 Inlline six, which can and has been flogged much...

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 12:20

Ah, the issues with Powershift transmissions. Guess those that had issues could have went with the manual, not had the issues and saved at least a grand.

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 - 08:42

Not so sure you would want to use powder metal for the con rods in an engine like this that will no doubt be thrashed and flogged. Was that part of the weight reduction? Seems to me that similar...

Monday, October 15, 2012 - 14:22

Won't this trim level cannibalize some sales against Ford's own Edge Sport? I thought they offered the same powertrains with the boosted V-6.

Friday, October 5, 2012 - 15:31

People have screamed the similarities to the Aston since pictures first reached cyberspace. Design cues, sure. But it look so nice!

Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 15:49


Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 15:48

Strange that the new, larger size of the Ram box can accommodate x number of "pop" cans when clearly the target demographic will use it to store other forms of a "carbonated beverage" that just so...

Friday, September 28, 2012 - 08:17

The OEMs will need to bring in the light-duty diesels for trucks and SUV's for the new CAFE. If the Ram's 8-speed transmission will push its rating to 25 highway mpg, a light-duty diesel could...

Monday, September 24, 2012 - 08:37

I know for a fact they have a "light duty" diesel powertrain collecting dust on a shelf as it had gained speed just prior to the recession in 2008. Was going to be an option in the F150 and the...

Friday, September 14, 2012 - 09:26

More money for the aftermarket guys when they sell their A/C delete kits to help shave weight off, right?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - 15:44

What, you didn't go for the trim level that included A/C?

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 12:43

Front end and grille look 100% better than the first generation. Much more agressive look, which will nicely bring in the Fiesta ST as it should still be planned for North America.


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