Featured Ford Test Drive Reviews 

Above It All: 2019 Ford Ranger XL 4X4 Test Drive

Saturday, June 15 was a great day. It was even better after the sun went down. The light of the stars poked through the bluish-black night sky over the Hidden Falls Adventure Park in Marble Falls, Texas. Songs from the Counting Crows album “This Desert Life” radiated from my phone. I sat back in my red camping chair and smiled. I had my pal Dan sitting next to me, a campfire in front of me, and a cold beer in my hand. I didn’t know until that moment that that…

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Alfa Romeo Featured Test Drive Reviews 

Lucky Charm: Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Test Drive

Every spring, the Texas Auto Writers Association puts on one of its two signature events, the Texas Auto Roundup (the Texas Truck Rodeo takes place in the fall). Manufacturers enter their coupes, sedans, crossovers, and minivans in the contest in hopes that their vehicles will not only get first place in their respective segments, but that they’ll earn at least one of the top prizes of the event: Car of Texas, CUV of Texas, Family Car of Texas, and Performance Car of Texas. The Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio, the most…

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Featured Ford Test Drive Reviews 

Dressed-Up Dually: 2019 Ford F-450 Limited FX4 Test Drive

For the entire three-hour trip from Richardson to Austin, Texas, I saw the exact same car following me. It was well after nine o’clock at night, but the little blue BMW’s lights stayed off and it maintained its distance from me. No matter which exit I took, which turn I made, I saw it in the rearview mirror of the 2019 Ford F-450 Limited I was testing. I wasn’t nervous, though. I was smiling. A few weeks before the massive $91,470 dually showed up at my house, my pal Bryan…

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From the FCA Proving Grounds: What’s New for 2020 Jeep and RAM Models

If you want to get the uncut facts about something, you go straight to the source to get them. We wanted to share the updates and upgrades Jeep and RAM have in store for the 2020 model year with you. Thanks to the generosity of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), yours truly flew up to Michigan to attend FCA’s annual “What’s New” event at its Chelsea Proving Grounds to find out what those changes are. FCA had a few different stations set up. There was a short drag strip and autocross…

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Featured Ford Test Drive Reviews 

Summertime Radness: 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat FX4 Test Drive

There’s a definite theme to the photo gallery for the 2019 Ford Ranger on the Blue Oval’s website: fun outdoors. One picture shows the Ranger with a rack holding two kayaks above the cargo box. In another shot, a surfer in a wetsuit is loading his board onto his Ranger’s rack. There’s also a photo of a Ranger and a trailer on the shore of a river and two fishermen getting their rods and inflatable dinghy ready for their trip downstream. In the video section of the Ranger page, you’ll…

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