Tag: test

Tough Love: Ford’s Engineering Cops


While I enjoyed working at Ford, there were some challenges. Here is one episode that still has me shaking my head, and this happened 16 years ago! I was an engineering supervisor. I had 10 engineers reporting to me, all working on developing transmission calibrations (“tunes”) for a certain transmission family. About this time there […] More »

  Comments | By - August 5, 2014

Update: 2016 F- Series Ford Super Duty Bursts Into Flames During Test

Spy-Shots of Cars

Because Ford was feeling left out, it decided to pull a self-immolation like the new Acura NSX, most Ferraris, some Teslas, and a few GM products of late. Over the weekend, a 2016 Ford Super Duty was caught testing in the desert, probably doing some hot weather testing as most cars do. Then all of […] More »

  Comments | By - August 4, 2014

Spy Shots: Ranger Based SUV Spied in the Snow

Spy-Shots of Cars

With the Ford Ranger Pickup being available in most European, Asian and American countries as well as Australia and New Zealand, this Ranger-based SUV could as well be offered in all these markets when it gets officially introduced in the second half of 2014. It is believed to be a seven-seater. The car clearly has […] More »

  Comments | By - February 24, 2014

Ford Launches “Built Tough” Contest For Next-Gen F-150


A standard test drive is enough for many people, but there are those out there who want to push the limits of their vehicle before a purchase. That isn’t possible all the time, but now Ford wants you, yes you, to push and punish their new 2015 F-150 and they are doing it with a […] More »

  Comments | By - February 13, 2014

10,000 lb Towing Test: Ecoboost vs a Steep Highway

Manuel Carrillo III F150Online Offering the high horsepower of a gasoline engine paired with near-diesel levels of low-end torque, the 3.5L EcoBoost V6 in the Ford F-150 is the best of both worlds. The engine is also quite thrifty with fuel, but if you really push it, it can get thirsty … 2.9-mpg thirsty. Some […] More »

  Comments | By - November 22, 2013

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