Posts tagged "fuel efficient"

Day 2: Living to tell about the Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge

Day 2: Living to tell about the Ford F-150 Fuel Challenge
It’s official: I am not buzzard bait. I made it through my time with the CleanMPG guys without being left on the side of the road. In fact, of the 5 drivers who took turns at the wheel during the first 2 days, I was solidly in the middle. Beating, I’d like to point out,... Read more »

Where was I when I heard about Osama? In a Ford F-150

If you have been following my Tweets, posts or Facebook page, you know that I am currently coming off a fuel challenge road trip with the CleanMPG crew in a Ford F-150 with the 3.5-liter EcoBoost engine. At 9.30 p.m. last night, I was somewhere between Williams, Ariz., and Santa Rosa, N.M. No radio. No... Read more »

Fuel saving tips from a (reformed?) lead foot

Jill performs her first “fas” in the 2011 Ford F150 without blinking. In a 24-hour period, I’ve been pushed across a street though I wasn’t truly stalled. I’ve popped a car in neutral and flipped the ignition to accessory mode and coasted for more than 16 minutes. And I’ve crawled at 5 mph from newly... Read more »
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5 cars Chicago should watch

2012 Chevrolet Sonic The North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) is currently underway in Detroit, and while the news coming out of this year’s auto spectacle was a bit light, there are 5 cars Chicago should care about: the 2012 Buick Verano, the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic, the 2012 Hyundai Veloster, the Honda Civic Concept and... Read more »