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  • Drivers aren’t picking up on natural gas-powered F-150

    04/16/2014 1:38:11 PM PDT · by thackney · 65 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | April 16, 2014 | Ryan Holeywell
    When Ford announced last summer it would sell a version of its F-150 pickup specially made to run on natural gas, many saw it as a watershed moment. Few light-duty vehicles used by everyday consumers are available in a natural gas configuration. Suddenly, the most popular model in America’s best-selling line of vehicles would come in a version that could run on the relatively cheap, clean fuel. But early sales numbers show that the public isn’t exactly clamoring for an F-150 powered by compressed natural gas. Ford readies the trucks for CNG conversion on the assembly line, and contractors later...
  • The 2105 Ford F-150 Looks Even Better live

    01/13/2014 8:06:08 AM PST · by taildragger · 90 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 1/13/2014 | Matt Hardigree
    At the 2015 Ford F-150 reveal Bill Ford trotted out what he hopes to be a "tougher and smarter" look for their iconic pickup. With tidy proportions, an imposing face and a glorious panoramic sunroof, that look is good.
  • Are Truck Buyers Avoiding GM Because of Bailout?

    10/07/2013 9:07:10 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 112 replies
    NLPC ^ | October 7, 2013 | Mark Modica
    Chevy Silverado: "Strong" Commercial | Chevrolet 1:03 minute One of the most disappointing aspects of last week's sales results from General Motors was the underperformance of the much-hyped new truck offerings from the company. While the industry-leading Ford F-Series saw sales increase about 10 percent to around 60,500 vehicles for the month, GM's combined sales for its competing Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra fell approximately 8 percent to about 46,000 units. GM's Obama-appointed management's performance in trying to explain the declining sales was as lame as the sales results. Amongst the excuses for disappointing truck sales, GM did not include...
  • Wow: New Ford ad blasts bailouts — and perhaps more (YouTube link)

    09/16/2011 9:25:18 AM PDT · by rawhide · 26 replies ^ | 9-16-11 | Ed Morrissey
    Is this just a business seeing a competitive edge against two of its rivals — or a political statement meant for wider purposes? Ford has a new ad series called “Press Conference,” in which sales staff escort a Ford buyer into a room supposedly to finalize paperwork but finds “reporters” and cameras on hand to ask why he or she bought a Ford. The responses are unscripted, according to US News and World Report, but the decision to publish this response while the nation still debates the auto bailouts might have some Obama supporters questioning the timing: It’s brilliant in...
  • VANITY--2004 F-150 4x4 Problem--VANITY

    11/13/2010 7:44:41 AM PST · by rabidralph · 41 replies
    Me ^ | 11/13/2010 | Me
    FReeper Family, I have a few questions about my F-150, which just got carted off to the repair shop. It won't go in reverse. It locks up after going a couple inches and all I can do is rev the engine after that. The truck goes forward all right. While the tow operator was checking out the problem, I saw that the drive shaft turned properly when going forward but when he put it in reverse, the small lug nuts that connect the shaft to the transfer case struggled to turn the way they should and the whole assembly just...
  • Toyota overtakes Dodge as third best-selling truck maker in U.S. (If you can't Dodge it...)

    01/13/2009 10:41:37 AM PST · by Red Badger · 149 replies · 2,300+ views ^ | 1-12-2009 | Staff
    As we all know by now, auto sales are down, dropping by around 18% in 2008. Pick-ups actually fared worse, posting a decline of 26.5% over the same period. Still, the Ford F-150 and Chevy Silverado maintained their positions as the two best selling vehicles in the United States, and these two manufacturers managed to post incremental increases in total pick-up truck market share after all was said and done. Those increases came directly from the competition, especially Dodge. The full-size Ram truck managed to see its piece of the pie dwindle by almost one full percentage point. Dodge's drop...
  • Fox makes up for joke on 'Catman' with Ford F-150 [Fox Sports Panthers/Miami prank]

    09/07/2006 6:12:37 PM PDT · by TaxRelief · 7 replies · 611+ views
    News 14 Carolina ^ | 9/7/2006 12:42 PM | Staff
    CHARLOTTE -- Fox Sports will give Greg Good, the Carolina Panthers fan who dresses up as "Catman" at home games, a new pickup truck, after an on-air practical joke by the network's broadcast team during a preseason game went wrong. In the second half of an Aug. 24 game at Bank of America Stadium between Carolina and Miami, Fox announcers Dick Stockton and Daryl Johnston started billing a car giveaway as a reason for fans to stay tuned after the teams' starters left the game. "Now all you fans out there, you might be thinking, 'Well, the starting units are...
  • Plant Closings, Job Cuts Loom at Ford

    01/22/2006 7:19:36 PM PST · by Flavius · 175 replies · 3,562+ views
    ap ^ | 1/22/06 | Dee-Ann Durbin
    Hurt by Falling Sales of SUVs, Ford Will Face Plant Closings and Thousands of Job Losses DETROIT (AP) -- Ford Motor Co., hurt by falling sales of sport utility vehicles, is expected to close plants and cut thousands of jobs in North America as part of a restructuring program to be announced Monday. ADVERTISEMENT Ford has refused to release details of the plan, dubbed the "Way Forward," which also is expected to include product changes and cuts to Ford's salaried ranks. Ford has about 87,000 hourly workers and 35,000 salaried workers in North America. "It's going to be painful for...
  • Ford recalls 3.8 million pickups, SUVs

    09/07/2005 10:09:04 AM PDT · by seacapn · 199 replies · 3,080+ views
    Seattle Post-Intelligencer ^ | Sept. 7, 2005 | Ken Thomas
    WASHINGTON -- Ford Motor Co. on Wednesday recalled 3.8 million pickup trucks and sport utility vehicles for a cruise control switch suspected of causing engine fires. It is the fifth largest auto industry recall in U.S. history. Ford said the recall of 1994-2002 model-year vehicles includes the company's hot-selling F-150 pickup truck, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator and Ford Broncos. The company said it would start sending out recall notices to vehicle owners immediately.
  • Naked Couple Exits Truck During Standoff In Florida

    02/19/2003 2:51:31 PM PST · by Shermy · 47 replies · 636+ views
    WKMG ^ | February 19, 2003
    WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. -- A couple involved in a police chase ended a standoff with authorities on Interstate 75 when they disrobed and ran out of their borrowed truck, the Florida Highway Patrol said. Nicholas Daicoff, 29, was charged Tuesday with fleeing and attempting to elude police, domestic battery, leaving the scene of a crash and resisting an officer without violence. He was being held without bail at the Land O' Lakes jail. He was accused of hitting his wife, Louisa Meyer, 28, during the chase, and telling her to strip her clothes during a 45-minute standoff with officers because...