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You Want a Real EcoBoost? Lets Put it in Perspective …

I spent the better part of three days at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit this past week. While I’ve been to NAIAS a number of times over the years, this was the first time I flew home knowing that I need to start doing things differently, ASAP. Although the price of gasoline may have plummeted, there’s still a mission (make that multiple missions) that must be accomplished. Gas will not stay this cheap forever.

Ford kindly flew me in with a crowd of “Digital Influencers” and I lived happily in the big blue snowglobe with my new comrades. Our agenda was non-stop, starting with a Sunday night visit to the historic Piquette Avenue Plant in Detroit, where the Model T was designed and built.

1908 Ford Model T at the Piquette Avenue Plant
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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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