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Owner’s Log: 2011 Ford F-150 Lariat (4/2014 – 7/2014)

OwnersLog2Another three months has gone by, and although my F-150 isn’t being driven as much, due to my Mini replacing it as my main commuting vehicle, it’s still a great truck. Now, a full two years and nine months has gone by, and the F-150 still looks and feels fresh inside and out, and the only thing I’d replace it with would be another truck.  Continue reading for the run-down on what my Ford has been up to lately.

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GM in Hot Water over Ignition Woes

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2005 Chevrolet Cobalt

It’s a tough time to be General Motors.  The recently free-from-government-debt automaker is under the proverbial microscope after 31 accidents in its vehicles killed 13 people.  The problem?  Faulty ignition lock cylinders, which lead to a loss of control of the car.  Continue reading for details, a list of affected vehicles, and the NHTSA’s press release on the recall.

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GM Shows off 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra

2014 GMC Sierra SLT Crew Cab Front Three Quarter in Iridium MetaAlong with the webcast I previously posted, GM published a press release with plenty of details and photos of its upcoming 2014 model year pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra.  I’ve sorted through the press release and gathered up all the pictures, so click past the jump to see them and read my in-depth analysis of what was mentioned and what wasn’t.

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GM Announces 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra Pickup Trucks (w/Video)

2014_GM_Truck_Webcast_screengrabThe current-generation Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra pickup trucks have been on the market since the 2007 model year, and with both Ford and RAM upgrading their own trucks, it was time that GM offered an upgraded truck of its own.  Yesterday morning, they did just that, in a webcast.  Click past the jump for the video and my analysis of GM’s new trucks.

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Ford Announces Changes for 2013 F-150

While Ford revamped the engine lineup for its F-150 in the 2011 model year, they focused on the truck’s hardware for 2012, including an All-Wheel Drive (AWD) option for its more luxury-oriented trim levels as well as 36 gallon fuel tanks for EcoBoost-equipped trucks.  For 2013, the venerable F-150 is getting some styling and technology updates, before a complete redesign is expected to show up for the 2015 model year.  Continue reading for a slew of pictures, details and my impressions.

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Super Bowl XLVI Ads: Chevy Silverado Takes on the Apocalypse

GM is breaking out the big guns for this year’s Super Bowl, with an ad directly aimed at the Ford F-150.  The ad claims that the Chevrolet Silverado is the “… most dependable and longest lasting full size truck on the road…” and that if you drive an F-150, you won’t survive for the post-apocalyptic world.  This brought to mind another video I’ve seen on YouTube, wherein a Ford F-150 drives away after being involved in a dealership fire.  Click past the jump for Chevrolet’s ad and the F-150 video I found.

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