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.
One of our editors here at Ford Truck Enthusiasts used his iPhone to capture the “Built Ford Tough” demonstration you see above. Specifically, the Seattle–Tacoma International Airport employee backed his Super Duty into a Virgin America Airbus A320 to give airline passengers crystal-clear evidence that a Ford truck is tough enough to bring their mornings (and lives) to a screeching halt by grounding a commercial passenger jet. This all happened on a Monday morning following Easter, so maybe we can label this one “Stupidity by Hangover”.
We’ already know the Ford Super Duty is getting a bunch of updates for 2015 to keep GM’s heavy-duty trucks on their toes. As a quick refresher, the 6.7-liter Power Stroke diesel V8 is getting more power, King Ranch models are getting a styling revamp, and the F-450 is getting a beefier frame plus [...] More »
We’re all quite familiar with the “Built Ford Tough” slogan as applied to Ford Trucks. With Ford’s new Service Parts Warranty, that famous slogan can easily apply to the individual parts that make up a Ford truck, or even a Ford car. Now that Ford is offering two-year/unlimited-mileage coverage for replacement parts, it appears the [...] More »