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Report: Ford Planning EcoBoost F-150 SVT Raptor R Race Truck
Report: Ford Planning EcoBoost F-150 SVT Raptor R Race Truck

Race on Sunday, sell on Monday. That used to be a mantra that drove more than a few car sales. But of late, with NASCAR moving away from anything that even remotely resembles a road car and few other racing series to speak of garnering national attention, it has fallen by the wayside. But Ford may...Read More»

Robby Gordon driving his HUMMER H3 race truck during Dakar, 2010. Photo via http://www.dakar.com
Report: 2010 Dakar Rally Did $566,000 In Damage To Chile's Archaeological Sites

Anyone that's dreamed of owning an F-150 SVT Raptor or any other serious off-road truck has probably also dreamed about running in rallies like the Baja 1000 or the Dakar Rally. But as much fun as it is to run full-tilt across untamed terrain, it comes at a price. A price of about $570,000...Read More»

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Points To Consider Before Buying A 2010 Ford F150

As a family vehicle or a heavy hauling machine, the Ford F150 provides features that cater towards the needs of a variety of individuals. As the 2010 Ford F150 emerged from concept to reality, a few key features seem to stick out and take a shot at its competitors. If you’ve ever passed a...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to Get 6.2-Liter-Only SuperCrew Variant

The SuperCrew version of the 2011 SVT Raptor was, for many, an inevitable arrival, and Ford confirmed today it will only be available with the 411-horsepower 6.2-liter V-8 engine. The same engine is also available in the standard Raptor (pictured), as is a 320-horsepower 5.4-liter Triton V-8...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor 6.2-Liter Dynos At 344 HP

There's really no arguing with the off-road credibility of the 2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor in any guise, but the new 6.2-liter V-8 model is the baddest version yet, and it looks like it may be more powerful than first thought. New results from tests performed by Pickuptrucks.com reveal a...Read More»

2011 Ford Super Duty
More Good News For Ford

If you work for Ford, then you probably spend a lot of time smiling. In fact, some days you might seem absolutely giddy, especially since Ford recently posted a $2.1 billion net profit for the first quarter of 2010 and didn’t suffer the disgrace of a bailout or bankruptcy. What would make you...Read More»

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GM's Next-Gen V-8 To Boost Efficiency, E85 Use

The past week has been a largely positive one for General Motors--an uncommon thing given the last couple of years' worth of bad news. First they announced early repayment of their bankruptcy loans (we'll set aside the source of the repayment funds for now) and today they've announced $890 million...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Overview

You just have to take a look at the exterior of the 2010 Ford F-150 STV Raptor to know it is one mean fighting machine. The black splattered paint on the rear and the huge Ford logo across the front grille tells you this pickup truck means business. It lives up to its looks while giving vicious...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Report: 6.2-Liter Ford Raptor Hitting Showrooms Now

Pickuptrucks.com has a piece today on the availability of the 6.2-liter V-8 version of Ford's F-150 SVT Raptor pickup truck. We've known the engine was coming for a long time, and today, it's here. Raptors with the 6.2 are available for the base price of $41,995. The uplevel engine puts out 411...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson
Brisk Pickup Sales May Prophesy Good Things for U.S. Economic Recovery

Happy days are here again! Wait… Maybe not exactly, but U.S. pickup truck sales have surged above analysts’ predictions!   During the “Great Recession,” U.S. pickup sales, as a percentage of total units sold, dipped down into the single digits for the first time in many, many moons. The...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Pickup Sales Soar, Implying Brighter Days Ahead

According to the Wall Street Journal, pickups are on a roll. On the sales floor, popular models like Ford's F-Series have seen double-digit improvement over 2009, which is good news for automakers and potentially for the U.S. economy as a whole. In March of this year, sales of F-Series trucks like...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 Harley Davidson
Video: Monster Truck Does Back Flip

Here's something fun for the weekend: A monster truck doing a back-flip. According to Autoblog, it's a first for the sport. Like we really need a reason to run video of a monster truck doing a back-flip? Whatever. It's the weekend, it's getting warmer in the north, and hey, now that spring is right...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Ford Says Sales of F-150 Raptor Exceeding Expectations

The 2010 Ford F-150 Raptor opened to rave reviews when it was launched, and now it's selling better than even Ford thought it would. The company released a statement yesterday saying that 5,300 orders have been placed for the truck, and demand in the Midwest and Southeast has been greater than...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500
Dodge Ram Takes Home MotorWeek's Driver's Choice Award

Dodge's Ram pickup has once again taken home the MotorWeek Driver's Choice award for Best Pickup Truck. This marks the second year in a row for the truck earning the award. The award, which is judged from a buyer's point of view--hey, no love for us auto journalists? Oh fine, we give out too many...Read More»

2010 Ford SVT Raptor R
Hennessy Performance Reveals The Velociraptor 500

The high-performance Ford F-150 Raptor just got faster. Hennessy Performance has released an aftermarket kit that will boost horsepower past 500 and give the truck a host of other upgrades. By supercharging the 5.4-liter V-8 and adding other upgrades like a K&N air filter, stainless steel...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Tail Light
Spy Photos: 2011 Ford F-150 Lariat

Spy photos that have popped up on Pickuptrucks.com appear to be shots of an upcoming luxury/performance version of the 2011 Ford F-150. Whether it's the next Harley-Davidson edition or the next Lariat Limited, Pickuptrucks.com caught a test mule that it believes is a 2011 Ford F-150 running around...Read More»

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Why Are Cars So Much More Expensive Than They Used To Be?

I'm always amazed when I hear people reminisce about a time when $4000 would get you a really nice car. I haven't been around nearly long enough to remember something like that, so today's car prices aren't quite as shocking to me. Obviously, the cost of everything has gone up--but what besides a...Read More»

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NHTSA Investigates Ford F-150 Airbag Malfunction

Toyota is not the only truck maker with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) poking around in their business (see earlier post HERE on the recent Toyota Tundra recall). NHTSA has turned its investigative eye toward Ford in relation to reports of airbag malfunction in the F-150...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 2WD SuperCrew 145" XLT Side Exterior View
Review Recap: 2010 Ford F-150

Our flagship Web site, TheCarConnection.com, took a look at the 2010 Ford F-150 recently, and here's what our expert reviewers had to say about the truck. Overall, our experts rate the truck as an eight out of 10. We like the F-150's quiet cabin and interior refinement, along with the truck's...Read More»

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