2019 Ford F-150 Lariat Power Stroke in Velocity Blue 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat 4×4 SuperCrew Power Stroke Class: Large Pickup Truck Miles Driven: 361 Fuel Used: 13.9 gallons Real-world fuel economy: 26.0 mpg Driving mix: 35% city, 65% highway CG Report Card Room and ComfortA Power and PerformanceC+ Fit and FinishB- Fuel EconomyA ValueB- Report-card grades are derived from a consensus of test-driver evaluations. All grades are versus other vehicles in the same class. Value grade is for specific trim level evaluated, and may not reflect Consumer Guide's impressions of the entire model lineup. Big & Tall Comfort Big GuyA Tall GuyA Big & Tall comfort ratings are for front seats only. "Big" rating based on male tester weighing approximately 350 pounds, "Tall" rating based on 6'6"-tall male tester. Drivetrain Engine Specs250-hp 3.0L Engine TypeV6 turbodiesel Transmission 10-speed automatic Drive Wheels4-wheel drive EPA-estimated fuel … [Read more...] about Test Drive: 2019 Ford F-150 Lariat Power Stroke
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In conjunction with the upcoming Raya festivities, Mitsubishi Motors Malaysia (MMM) is having the 4Sure Best Raya contest where 10 winners will get to dine with Malaysian celebrities Izzue Islam and Amyra Rosli. To be in the running, just test drive a Mitsubishi vehicle at a dealership. To participate, simply fill up an online test drive form at MMM’s website. A dealership will then contact you and schedule a test drive session. Once that’s done, you’re in the running. The 4Sure Best Raya contest runs from now till June 2. Winners will be announced on June 10 on MMM’s Facebook page, and the winners will also be notified by phone. The dinner will happen on June 22. “We have chosen to work with Izzue Islam and Amyra Rosli because Izzue, a famous Malaysian actor and a Triton owner, leads an adventurous lifestyle, embodies confidence in his career and drives the Triton with pleasure. We want our owners to feel that desire when they commute in a Mitsubishi … [Read more...] about Test drive a Mitsubishi and dine with local celebrities
As Jalopnik’s resident car buying expert and professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I’ve decided to pick a few questions and try to help out. This week we are discussing extended test drives, spotting online scammers, and the best car for a tall teenager. First up: What if you want to test drive a car and really try it out, but the dealer only lets you do so for a short period of time? My wife is handicapped and has some difficulty getting in and out of cars. Sometimes, it’s not immediately evident how a car’s door sill or passenger-side floor pan will affect her for a few days after she’s banged her ankles or shins on the door sill while hoisting herself up and into the seat or while shifting her weight to get back out. We’ve thought about possibly looking for a short-term rental of the following cars to do the evaluation, but local dealers aren’t interested, and car rental companies don’t have these vehicles: Toyota … [Read more...] about How Can You Test Drive a Car For More Than Just a Few Minutes?
Ignorant car buyers are risking being ripped off by not even test driving a car before handing over their cash. According to a study by online sales site Gumtree, an astonishing 51 per cent of drivers said they wouldn’t drive a car before buying it, with even more failing to carry out basic checks to protect themselves from being left out of pocket. The poll of motorists found half were scared of being ripped off by a used car seller and a third were concerned about not knowing a car’s service history. Yet many failed to take simple precautions. As well as not actually driving the car, 71 per cent go into a deal without researching the vehicle’s value using a price index, 56 per cent don’t ask to see the log book and 64 per cent don’t ask for a receipt. Read more: Used car scams are “off the chart” – here’s how to protect yourself Such a lack of preparation not only leaves buyers open to paying too much for a car but also to … [Read more...] about Half of drivers won’t test drive a second-hand car before buying
What can't you order online these days? Volvo has teamed up with Amazon to offer tech-savvy potential buyers a test drive, provided they live in a specific part of the UK.Starting in London (June 9/10) and running through Birmingham (16/17 June), Manchester (23/24 June) and Edinburgh (30 June/1 July), the program will allow Amazon Prime Now subscribers to book a test drive of the V40 and have the car delivered to their door.Once it arrives, they'll have 45 minutes on local roads with the car. If they're keen, they can continue to testing or purchasing process at a Volvo dealership."At Volvo, we aim to make people’s lives easier. Our Prime Now test drive offer does just that, allowing potential customers to try our V40 on their terms and in familiar surroundings," said Jon Wakefield, Volvo's boss in the United Kingdom."We’re proud to team up with Amazon to deliver this unique initiative — the first of its kind in the UK and the latest in a range of … [Read more...] about Volvo and Amazon Prime Now combine to offer test drives