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    2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost V6 – First Drive Review

    Major updates to the F-150, already the bestseller in one of the largest market segments, represent a serious gamble for Ford. Pickup-truck buyers, after all, notoriously favor the tried-and-true. With high-tech features like twin turbochargers and direct injection, the 2011 F-150’s EcoBoost V-6 might as well be a hood-mounted tofu dispenser. But...

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    2011 Ford Edge / Edge Sport – First Drive Review

    Four years have passed since Ford introduced its Edge crossover to bridge the canyon of market space that separated the tidy Escape from the larger, bulkier Explorer. Launched in the midst of the crossover boom, the Edge instantly became a gleaming success for Ford, with more than 400,000 units built so far...

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    2011 Ford S-Max Diesel – Quick Spin

    One of the reasons for liking the Mazda 5 is that it’s actually a minivan, rather than a maxivan, which is what the likes of the Dodge Grand Caravan and Honda Odyssey have morphed into. The Mazda seats six and accepts plenty of luggage, but it doesn’t take up tons of space...

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    2011 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 – Road Test

    No matter how good the Shelby GT500 has looked on paper, the car has always fallen short in reality, not unlike LeBron and the Cavs. Part of the reason could be its live rear axle, a component junked by virtually every carmaker decades ago, and rightly so—it’s awfully hard to get a...

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    2008 Ford Ranger – Review

    The Ranger was once a sales leader in a burgeoning class of compact pickup trucks, but in the past 10 years, the compact segment has been abandoned and grown into the mid-size pickup-truck segment. The sole compact holdout is the Ranger. Pickup trucks don’t get much smaller than the Ranger, and the...

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    2011 Ford Fiesta – Road Test

    And what, exactly, does a Ford Fiesta have to do with a car that’s been out of production for more than 80 years? Well, when the first Fiesta came to the U.S. in 1977, we perceived it as a modern sequel to the Ford Model T—simple, inexpensive basic transportation, with a fun-to-drive...

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    2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor – Road Test

    Does anyone remember when the future was supposed to be better? Not these days. Pessimism is all the rage. The newspapers are sure that by 2100 we’ll be flooded or just underwater to Chinese bankers in knockoff BMWs. The multiplex, once an escape from dingy reality, is lately booked solid with apocalypse;...

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    2011 Ford Fiesta SEL – Short Take Road Test

    One of the small but brilliant stars of the 2007 Frankfurt auto show was a three-door hatchback concept that looked like the automotive equivalent of a piranha—small but with a pretty fierce bite. Ford called it the Verve, but it was clearly a tease for the next generation (number six) of the...

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    2009 Roush F-250 Super Duty Propane Truck Review

    What Is It? It’s a Ford F-250 Super Duty powered by a 5.4-liter V-8 that runs on propane rather than the gasoline it usually drinks. There are two propane tank options; one is a toroidal—read “donut shaped”—unit that installs where the spare tire usually lives under the bed. The truck we drove...

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    2010 Ford Fusion Sports AWD Review

    Heretofore, Sport-y Fusions have been so mostly in appearance; the previous Sport package could be applied to front-drive SE or SEL trims and included a gaudy interior upgrade, a rear lip spoiler, a stiffer suspension, 18-inch wheels, and not much else. For 2010, however, the Sport becomes an independent model—with either front-...