For new cars and trucks purchased over the past 10 years, the manual transmission take rate has hovered around five percent. That take rate is only headed downward.
Thanks to a misunderstanding about a missed phone call and a colleague up in Michigan, I recently had the privilege of attending the Further with Ford Trend Conference 2014 in Dearborn. Over the course of two days, I saw the outer faces of the automaker both flesh-and-blood and bricks-and-mortar, some of its inner workings, its current [...] More »
Not everyone gets as lucky as Brinker88 did with finding this glorious ride for only $825. Sporting a 5.0L engine, a 5 speed transmission, and – of course – four wheel drive, there was only one basic problem – rust. A good, solid truck with decent hauling power and a potential for greatness – how [...] More »
‘Merica. Happy 4th of July from the editors at FTE photo by Tyler Chameroy
I have to say – I’m really glad I wasn’t the driver of this Ford. Take a look at this brick-nosed Ford truck as it launches through the air and… fails horribly at the landing. This is one of those moments that makes cringe and rub your neck at the very thought of the whiplash [...] More »