Featured Ford Test Drive Reviews 

Happy Hauler: 2018 Ford Expedition MAX XLT 4X4 Test Drive

It’s the holiday season. Hanukkah has already started. Kwanzaa is coming. Christmas is almost here. If you celebrate it, you’ve probably started the countdown to December 25 already because the lead-up to Christmas can be just as wonderful as the day itself. There are certain things that make those weeks so special. The smell of burning firewood wafting out of chimneys. Ice skating with your family. Having your friends over for a pre-holiday potluck dinner. Hearing classic Christmas songs in every store as you do some last-minute shopping. Decorating is…

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Featured Ford Test Drive Reviews 

Meanwhile, Back at the Ranch: 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 Test Drive Review

Ford makes such luxurious pickup trucks that it’s easy to focus on their posh interiors and forget about the fact that they’re made to work. High-end F-150s coddle you so much with upscale materials and an array of creature comforts and convenience features that the last thing you want to think about is getting out of that paradise and getting your hands dirty. That’s exactly what I did with the 2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4, though. Back in October, I attended the Texas Auto Writers Association’s Texas Truck Rodeo, where…

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Featured Ford Test Drive Reviews 

2018 Ford Mustang GT with Performance Pack 2 Test Drive

Sometimes when I’m downtown, I look up at a random office building, and focus on one of the few lit-up windows and wonder, “What is that person doing in there right now? What are they getting done?” I don’t live anywhere near Ford’s headquarters in Michigan, but I know what Mustang vehicle engineering manager Tom Barnes and his crew was doing after regular working hours in 2017: Developing ways to make the 2018 Mustang GT a better performance car. They kept many of the upgrades from the GT Performance Package,…

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Featured Lincoln Test Drive Reviews 

Taking Flight: 2018 Lincoln Navigator Reserve L 4X4 Test Drive

Every automaker tries to create a successful vehicle. They consider economic factors, pick a popular segment, conduct customer research, and manufacture a vehicle that they hope will fly off of dealership lots. Many times, they succeed. They produce a quality product that meets customer needs and release it at the right time. While it’s difficult for an auto company to create a hit vehicle, it is possible. It’s much harder for a manufacturer to produce one that defines an entire segment of the market. Lincoln accomplished that feat with the…

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Cadillac Featured Test Drive Reviews 

2019 Cadillac Escalade ESV Premium Luxury 4WD Test Drive Review

February 8th, 1998 was a major milestone in Cadillac history. That was the day the first Escalade rolled off of GM’s assembly line in Arlington, Texas. It hit the market as a 1999 model at a time when SUV sales were booming. In the American luxury SUV segment, there was really only one model to beat. Jeep had stopped producing its high-end Grand Wagoneer in 1991, so when Lincoln introduced the Ford Expedition-based Navigator in 1997, it essentially had that part of the market to itself. Once the Escalade emerged…

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