Prior to the first aluminum F-150 hitting the dealer lots, Ford is planning on using the new metal alloy in the rest of the their truck lineup. Ford is going all in on the new alloy. Will consumers follow?
Ram’s solid sales growth seems to come at the price of quality, as we’re once again hearing about a major build issue with one of Ram’s products. This time, it’s that a limited number of V6 engines may have cracked heads. The question is, are problems like cracked heads (and various recall items over the last 3 years) caused by Ram’s rapid growth, or are they a continuation of Chrysler’s long history of reliability problems? What’s more, with Fiat-Chrylser’s ambitious plans for more rapid growth, is it reasonable to anticipate more problems just like this one?
If you have been following the GM recall fiasco news, you know the Valukas report basically places the blame on one engineer. That’s rubbish. Here’s why.
A new split, swinging tailgate design could be coming from Ram in the next few years. This design is pretty radical. Is it too much or a really smart idea?
The rising interest in diesel-fueled pickups is great for auto sales, yet what happens when more demand occurs? Supply gets tighter and prices go up. Is this a long-term problem consumers aren’t figuring into their total vehicle ownership costs? You bet.