Tag: Ford

Feds Probe UAW ‘Flower Funds’ in Broadening Corruption Case

<img data-attachment-id="1666156" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-e1553013089335.jpg" data-orig-size="2200,1467" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="UAW HQ Detroit" data-image-description=" James R. Martin/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666156″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/shutterstock_335614826-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″> Federal investigators are expanding their ongoing corruption investigation into the United Auto Workers and Detroit Three by taking a long look at donated money intended to buy flowers for member funerals. The […]

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Hot Take: You Probably Wouldn’t Have Wanted the New Ford Taurus, Anyway

<img data-attachment-id="1666576" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312.jpeg" data-orig-size="724,501" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2020 Ford Taurus China leak rear" data-image-description=" sohu ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-450×311.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-610×422.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1666576″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-610×422.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”422″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-610×422.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-75×52.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-450×311.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312-120×83.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-Ford-Taurus-China-leak-rear-e1553201021312.jpeg 724w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Despite having risen from the grave in 2007, following its brief stint as the Ford Five […]

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Opioid Addiction to Be Part of UAW Contract Negotiations

<img data-attachment-id="1642592" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2018 Ford F150 assembly line" data-image-description=" Image: Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1642592″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Ford F150 assembly line -Image: Ford” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/2018-Ford-F150-assembly-line.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Opioid addiction is on the rise in America […]

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Ford: Battery Electric Vehicles, $900 Million Coming to Flat Rock Assembly

<img data-attachment-id="1426601" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,870" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2015 Ford Mustang Flat Rock production" data-image-description=" Image: Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-450×306.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-610×415.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1426601 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-610×415.jpg” alt=”2015 Ford Mustang Flat Rock production” width=”610″ height=”415″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-610×415.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-450×306.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-768×522.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production-120×82.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2015-Ford-Mustang-Flat-Rock-production.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The home of the Ford Mustang will eventually […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Old Man Garage Queens From the Early 2000s

<img data-attachment-id="1665930" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,682" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Wieck","camera":"","caption":"2005 Chevy SSR. X05CT_SR004","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"2005 Chevy SSR","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2005 Chevy SSR" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1665930 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/05124481990001.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Once upon a time in the early 2000s, a special convergence of factors […]

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Ford Provides ‘Retro-inspired’ Mustang Colors for 2020 Model Year

<img data-attachment-id="1665656" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Grabber_Lime_1-e1552657885489.jpg" data-orig-size="5436,3553" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"22","credit":"","camera":"ILCE-7RM3","caption":"Grabber Lime is one of two new feature colors available across the Mustang lineup for 2020; Twister Orange is the other. In addition, new Iconic Silver and Red Hot Metallic will freshen up the new Mustang palette, including for Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT500 models.","created_timestamp":"1552651860","copyright":"","focal_length":"70","iso":"250","shutter_speed":"0.05","title":"Heritage-Inspired Grabber Lime 2020 Ford […]

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QOTD: Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle of the 2000s?

<img data-attachment-id="1419441" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95.jpg" data-orig-size="800,600" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Picasa","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="SAAB 9-5 Aero Wagon" data-image-description=" Image: Saab ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1419441 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-610×458.jpg” alt=”SAAB 9-5 Aero Wagon, Image: Saab” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/95.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> I hinted at today’s QOTD last week, when the original […]

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UAW Increases Strike Pay Ahead of Summer Negotiations

United Auto Workers President Gary Jones announced Monday that worker strike pay has increased from $200 to $250 a week, signaling the possibility of walkouts just a few months before U.S. worker contracts expire. While it would appear the UAW is preparing to strike, President Gary Jones said it’s not the union’s intent. “No one goes to […]

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This Is the Year, Ford CEO Tells Employees

Of all the Big Three domestic automakers, Ford’s direction seems the most ambitious and confusing. Since taking the helm less than two years ago, CEO Jim Hackett has tried to articulate his vision for both the company and the country’s future roads, sometimes with head-scratching results. There’s no doubt that change is afoot. The company […]

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2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew – Power Cruising

2018 Ford F-150 Platinum 4X4 SuperCrew 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged diesel V6 (250 horsepower @ 3,250 rpm; 440 lb-ft @ 1,750 rpm) Ten-speed automatic, four-wheel drive 20 city / 22 highway / 25 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 11.8 city, 9.3 highway, 10.7 combined (NRCan Rating, L/100km) Base Price: $58,210 (U.S) / $69,129 (Canada) As Tested: $70,375 (U.S.) […]

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Volkswagen: American-market Pickup Still on the Table

European and other overseas buyers will one day be able to purchase a Volkswagen version of the Ford Ranger, all thanks to the automakers’ recently forged alliance, but what about North American customers? The dream of a German pickup in the U.S. is still alive, VW confirms. However, what that truck might look like — […]

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Godzilla Goes to Work, Triton Kicked to Curb in Ford’s Revamped Commercial Range

While you’re mourning the loss of the Chevrolet Cruze, pour one out for Ford’s 6.8-liter Triton V10 engine. The mill, which once transported full-size families to vacay destinations under the hood of the Excursion, is a goner once Ford completes the revamp of its medium-duty trucks and E-Series. In its place is a monster pushrod […]

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QOTD: What’s the Most Overpriced Non-luxury Vehicle in 2019?

Though much of the luxury vehicle segment is immune from the depressingly practical concept of “good value,” the less aspirational vehicles of the proletariat are not so fortunate. Today we discuss overpriced non-luxury vehicles for sale in 2019. We’re only concerned with brand new vehicles; those offered for the 2019 model year. Perhaps another day we […]

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New Engines and All-wheel Drive Coming to 2020 Ford Transit

Ford is sexing up its sexiest vehicle, the Transit van, for the 2020 model year with a bevy of new powertrain options and added safety tech. Two new engines are a base 3.5-liter V6 and a 2.0-liter EcoBlue bi-turbo diesel four. Thanks to direct-and-port injection, Ford claims the V6 PFDi will offer greater efficiency than the 3.7-liter […]

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