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Active Damping Controls Ride on 2019 Ford Raptor

As with generations of cars before Raptor, electronics allow for increasing sophisticated and complicated algorithms that – when working properly – add refinement that was once impossible with mechanical set-ups. Continue reading

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New GM Pickup EcoTech3 V6 Rated at 24 and 22 MPG

The new 4.3-liter V6 engine used in the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra full-size pickup trucks is rated at 22 mpg EPA highway for 4×4 versions and 24 mpg for 2wd. This means they are competitive with – or better than V6 engines – used in the Ram, Ford F-150 and Toyota Tundra pickup trucks. Continue reading

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NHTSA Opens Ford EcoBoost Investigation for Stalling

The turbocharged engine is already subject to two class action suits alleging that the intercooler design is defective. These safety and legal matters are now looking like just the beginnings of potentially prolonged and image-damaging actions about Ford’s claimed fuel economy breakthrough with the downsized EcoBoost engine. Continue reading

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Another Lawsuit Filed against Ford EcoBoost V6 Engines

The suit mirrors one filed in last February, alleging the same thing, asking for $500,000,000 million in damages. These legal matters are now looking like the beginnings of prolonged and image-damaging lawsuits about Ford’s claimed fuel economy breakthrough with the downsized EcoBoost engine. (Class Action Suit Filed Against F-150 EcoBoost Engines for Stalling) Continue reading

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Ford Adding Jobs at Kansas City Assembly

Ford Motor is adding more than 2,000 jobs at its Kansas City Assembly Plant in Missouri to meet recovering demand for the Ford F-150 and planned production of a revised Ford Transit. In the sad language of the Obama Administration’s mostly jobless recovery, only half of the jobs will be new hires at an hourly rate – when adjusted for inflation – is less then Henry Ford’s $5 a day Model T wage a century ago. Continue reading

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Class Action Suit Filed Against F-150 EcoBoost Engines for Stalling

More than $500,000,000 in damages is requested by 100 plaintiffs in what could be a prolonged image-damaging class action lawsuit about Ford’s claimed fuel economy breakthrough. Ford has issued two service bulletins to dealers about the problem, before redesigning the intake system for the 2013 model year. Continue reading

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First Look – 2013 Ford SVT Raptor Off-Road Pickup Truck

Since launching as a 2010 model, the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor has gathered small notoriety as an off-road performance pickup truck. A two-door Super Cab debuted first, then came a 2011 add, a four-door Super Crew model. Prices now start at more than $44,000. Continue reading

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