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Ford F-150 Harley Davidson — Driving the four-wheeled 'Hog'

By Al Vinikour
MotorwayAmerica

Ever since I was a nine-year-old kid and saw the movie The Wild Ones with Marlon Brando I’ve been a big fan of Harley-Davidson motorcycles. Also, ever since I was a nine-year-old kid I’ve been something of a “girly man.” I’ve only ridden on two motorcycles in my life (both times when I was in high school) and both times I had no need for a laxative.

2012 Ford Edge EcoBoost



ROMEO, Mich. — Can the Ford EcoBoost deliver the advertised combination of solid performance and segment-leading gas mileage in the popular mid-sized crossover Ford Edge? After some seat time in the 2012 Edge with its turbocharged 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine at Ford's test facility here, we say yes.

Ford Mustang 302 — The Boss is back

By Jim Meachen
MotorwayAmerica.com

With the approaching high-mileage regulations we may eventually see the end of affordable muscle cars, those rumbling V-8 ground pounders that get the blood pumping and the adrenaline flowing. 

But that’s in the future. For the time being we are very happy to say the true unadulterated muscle lives on at the Detroit Big Three.

Ford F-150 EcoBoost — Gas saving performance

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Being a segment leader for a year is a noteworthy achievement and shows an automaker’s ability to provide a product that people desire. Being a segment sales leader for decades is quite another thing, demonstrating that an automaker is savvy enough to indefinitely stay ahead of the competition.

So it is with Ford and its F-Series pickup.

2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302

FORT WORTH, Texas — With the approaching high-mileage regulations we may eventually see the end of affordable muscle cars, those rumbling V-8 ground pounders that get the blood pumping and the adrenaline flowing. But that's in the future. For the time being we are very happy to say the true unadulterated muscle lives on at the Detroit Big Three.

Ford Explorer — The crossover that could capture the market



By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The Ford Explorer is the archetype of the modern mid-sized sport utility vehicle. The truck-based body-on-frame Explorer was an instant hit in 1991 replacing the smaller Ford Bronco II truck, and it became the industry standard for the booming SUV market during the last decade of the 20th Century. Like the Chrysler minivans in the ’80s, it was the pattern from which dozens of rival models were designed.

2012 Ford Focus

LOS ANGELES — For some time Ford has been on a real roll. A group of us had the good fortune to be among the first to put the 2012 Focus through its paces and as we rolled through Southern California it didn’t disappoint us one bit. In fact it was sweet.

Ford Edge — Still leading the pack

 By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

Ford was the sport utility champ through the ’90s and into the 21st Century, led by the trailblazing truck-based Explorer. But by mid-decade the once-popular body-on-frame SUVs had lost favor to the lighter and more fuel-efficient car-based sport utilities, which have become known to the auto-buying public as crossovers.

Ford Fiesta — Back with a vengeance

 By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The 2011 Ford Fiesta was born in Europe and carries all the best and some of the worst traits of B-segment European cars.

The cause for celebration, the good stuff far outweighs the minor annoyances in this nifty little car, which has been sold in Europe for decades and is in its sixth generation.

Ford Mustang V-6 — Turning up the heat

 By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The pony car has always been among our favorites especially since it was reworked for 2005. It was restyled and updated once again for 2010 with a high-quality interior and a number of new features. And now for 2011 Ford has turned the heat up a notch with new powertrains.