What Car Should You Buy The experts at Jalopnik answer your car-buying questions. It seems that Evan’s beloved 2004 Ford Ranger has finally succumbed to winters in the Northeast and may not pass inspection due to the rust. It’s time for another vehicle to haul stuff and do light off-roading. What car should he buy? (Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy? Where we give real people real advice about buying cars.) Here is the scenario: I have driven a 2004 Ford Ranger since 2004 and I’ve just been told that it may not pass inspection next year due to frame rust problems. So now I’m looking for a replacement. It needs to have a tailgate or a hatch. I’m 6'4" so it’s got to fit a tall guy comfortably. I also go trail running frequently so it would be convenient for me to overnight in it before race day. I have a wife and we’ll need to transport two bikes and two sets of cross country skis. I absolutely love my Ranger. It’s as simple as … [Read more...] about My Old Ford Ranger Is Rusting Away! What Car Should I Buy?
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The all-new Ram 1500 has been named 2019 North American Truck of the Year by a panel of automotive experts. The announcement was made at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. (FCA)Thanks to the addition of a high-output 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine, the 2019 Ford F-150 Limited is the most powerful light-duty pickup in America. (Ford)Chevrolet knows no two truck customers are the same, and as such continues to expand its truck franchise with five distinct trim levels for the all-new Silverado HD: Work Truck, Custom, LT, LTZ and range-topping High Country. (Chevrolet)In 2019, Tundra TRD Pro returns to the Toyota truck lineup. Featuring new Fox Internal Bypass shocks at all four corners, Rigid Industries fog lights and new forged aluminum BBS wheels, TRD Pro offers off-road enthusiasts a truck that both looks stunning but can also stand up to the toughest terrain. (Toyota) Southern Nevada has endless opportunities for pickup truck drivers in a region that offers … [Read more...] about New truck sales are booming
Even though I’m currently not on the market for a new vehicle, I found myself browsing Facebook Marketplace earlier this week, and my god did I find some weird and awesome stuff near Detroit. Check it out. We’ll begin with some wacky Jeeps, since Facebook keeps making them pop up on my Marketpace as if to imply that I’m some sort of fan or something. The “Hummer” above, for example, is built on a 1973 Jeep CJ-5 frame, and has an AMC 360 V8 under the hood as well as a three-speed manual. Called “sarge” in the listing description, the $1,215 machine apparently “runs great” and has “torque and power for days,” though it burns clutches and needs a starter. Next, I found a 1984 AMC Eagle wagon swapped on top of a ’70s Jeep Wagoneer frame, outfitted with the Wagoneer’s powertrain and drivetrain, 35-inch tires, and a very 1950s Buick-esquie grille: According to for sale-post’s description, the vehicle was … [Read more...] about Some of the Wackiest and Coolest Sub-$5,000 Cars for Sale Near Detroit Right Now
Friendly Ford A Friendly Ford F-150 Platinum truck driven by dealership sales consultant Rafael De Leon pulled the Vegas Golden Knights Vegas Strong float in the 24th Summerlin Patriotic Parade July 4 in the northwest valley. Golden Knights star Deryk Engelland is seen on the the float. The 24th annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade is history, and Friendly Ford capitalized on its annual participation in the July 4 event presented in the northwest valley. The dealership provided Ford trucks and convertibles for the event that attracted about 40,000 enthusiasts along with 75 parade entries. In what was a brilliant marketing move conducted in conjunction with the Summerlin Council, Friendly Ford “hooked up” with the National Hockey League’s wildly popular Vegas Golden Knights and parlayed its agreement as the sole vehicle provider to escort the Golden Knights’ entry in the parade that marked the 10th time the dealership has participated. In its inaugural … [Read more...] about Friendly Ford truck pulls Vegas Golden Knights float in parade
Talk about your split personality! The 1957 Ford Ranchero sales brochure proclaimed right up front, that the new Ranchero was “More than a car! More than a truck!” Perhaps this was the best way to describe the most unique concept in transportation, which had a successful production run of 23 years. Never before its introduction in 1957, had automotive designers suited up a utilitarian vehicle with the trappings of a formal motorcar — at least not in America.Ford went on to say the Ranchero was “A hard worker that loves to play,” although promotional materials definitely played up the work part of the equation, stating that “Whatever your line, the ‘57 Ford Ranchero makes business a pleasure!” A host of occupations were suggested including farmers, ranchers (of course), salesmen and vending machine operators. In the pre-political ‘50s, there was no suggestion the Ranchero might be a good fit for the seamstress, … [Read more...] about 1957 Ford Ranchero — Blame it on the Vegemite