Tag Archives: Ford

Quick Look: 2013 Ford Escape

The outgoing Ford Escape became a best-seller after its introduction in 2001, but the truth is, I never liked it much. It always felt cheap and thrashy to me, especially on the trip I took to the motorcycle show at … Continue reading

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Morning in America

There are fewer compelling reasons to buy a Japanese car than at any point since the early 1970s. March’s devastating earthquake, ensuing tsnumai, and surreal nuclear meltdown in Japan are all beginning to have real and lasting impact on the … Continue reading

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Man up, Sissies

I’m driving a 2011 Ford Mustang GT Convertible. I’ll post more about it in the coming days. The comment I’ve heard thus far: “Nice car, but you can’t drive it in the snow.” Really? When did we all become a … Continue reading

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The Chicken or the Egg

Sorry I didn’t post to my stupid blog last week. Life got in the way. I did, however, attend the press launch for the new Mazda2. Nifty little car in an “it’s all I can afford” way, but I did … Continue reading

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Blind Leading the Blind Spot II: The Sequel

So I guess I’m obsessed by this whole visibility thing. But check this out: Here’s the cover of a brochure from the 1965 Mustang Fastback. See the perfectly coiffed young lady in the passenger side? Note that you can see … Continue reading

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Institutional Memory

A decade before our entry into the second World War, Henry Ford was packing 60 pounds worth of soy products into every single car Ford built. Continue reading

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The UAW can’t help shooting itself in the foot

Chasing reporters — there to cover your stupid event — out of the parking lot of your union hall for driving a foreign car. Ugh. Isn’t it time for these UAW assholes to finally fade into obscurity? From the Kansas … Continue reading

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