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2015 Ford F-150: 30 MPG Magic?

The thought of a half-ton pickup truck achieving 30 miles per gallon (MPG) with a gasoline engine was unfathomable, just a few years ago. A 30 MPG rating for the 2015 Ford F-150 would be nothing short of remarkable. While the F-150’s gas mileage ratings have not been released for 2015, engineering leaps at Ford may have put that magic thirty within reach. The savings potential is based on three core technologies: lightweighting, displacement downsizing, and aerodynamics.

2015 Ford F150 King Ranch

The Ford F-150 has been the best-selling vehicle in America for years on end. A significant drop in the F150’s fuel consumption = a lot more money in F150 owners wallets and lessened need for our nation to import oil. This will do more than budge the needle. Lets take a look at how Ford made the magic happen …

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Custom Paint With Rattlecans?

As the ever-thriving automotive aftermarket industry proves, cars, trucks, and vans are more than just transportation … they’re an expression of individuality. When a vehicle rolls off the dealer’s lot, it’s a blank canvas, waiting for its new owner to make a personal statement through customization. This is never more the case when the vehicle is over-sized and wearing a plain-vanilla white paint job.

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2011 Ford Transit Connect Review

The Ford Transit Connect fits in tight parking spots. MPG-o-Matic 2011 Ford Transit Connect Review Summary: Although the Ford Transit Connect has been around for nearly a decade in Europe, its entrance in America has opened up an entirely new market. The Transit Connect provides an impressive amount of cargo room along with a superior ride and maneuverability when compared to a conventional commercial van.

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2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Supercrew Review

Ford F-150 EcoBoost SuperCrew 4x4 - streetviewMPG-o-Matic 2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost Review Summary: With the F-150 EcoBoost, Ford has wagered that America will accept a V6 engine in a full-size pickup truck. They haven’t just bet big, they’ve bet smart. The turbocharged, direct-injected EcoBoost engine rewrites the rules of the game.

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Hummer Goes Gasoline-Free

As the poster child for fuel-inefficiency, the Hummer has drawn scorn from all the usual suspects. But one shouldn’t paint all Hummers with the same brush. Some of them just might surprise you.

The folks at Alternative Vehicle Solutions of Salt Lake City, Utah have modified a 2009 Hummer H3T Alpha to operate as compressed natural gas (CNG) powered rescue vehicle.

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