Review coming soon (truck on right)!
What is the epitome of America? It’s a truck of course. America’s best selling car, the Ford F150, supports that claim. The F150’s lineage goes back to the late 1940s with the first generation F-Series pick up truck. It was not until the 1980s’ that the F150 rose to prominence, and was recognized as a separate model of the F-Series. Over the years, the F150 made the gradual change from its roots in commercial trucks to being a symbol of status and power. Nowadays, the perception of trucks changed from being delegated to the construction masses, to being a vehicle of American pride. With the latest F150, Ford made the risky move with a smoother and angled design and turbocharged V6s engines as opposed to the earlier F150s with their chiseled designs and old-school engines. Luckily for Ford, it paid off as the F150 remains the best selling vehicle in the United States of America. Continue reading
This car belongs to one of my good friends. He needed a car, and I searched for a car in his budget that he would like. Then he got this. I automatically decided not to like it, because it was an automatic. Why I fixate on stick shifts, I do not know. Anyways, my friend and I, we tend to disagree on everything relating to cars. He likes Mercedes the best, I like BMW the best, He loves trucks, I don’t “love’ trucks, etc. So it’s inevitable I should not like his Ranger, right? Wrong. No matter how hard I try to dislike it, I can’t ignore the Ranger’s charms. Flaws first. The AC didn’t work properly in the summer. The steering has no feel in it. Whenever you turn the wheel sharply, the body leans like you’re going to flip it over. The ride is harsh. It’s noisy. The crank windows are irritating. But despite all these flaws, I like this truck. Continue reading