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2016 Ford Explorer

Ever since its introduction in 1990, the Ford Explorer has been an adventurous, rugged family vehicle that made its way into our hearts as well as into our garages.  The 2016 Ford Explorer continues this tradition thanks to its continuous innovations and advancement to technology.  This current generation of Explorer provided the automotive industry with some groundbreaking technology in regards to convenience and safety.  Buyers could (and still can) option their vehicles with Inflatable Safety Belts, MyFord Touch, Blind Spot Information Systems, and even Active Parking Assist!  The 2016 Explorer is available with these, and much more. Read More

Unique Materials in the 2015 Ford F-150

2015 F-150

Materials are something that are prevalent in our lives everyday. Opening a door or being in a room seem like simple tasks, but the experiences of using certain materials is what makes it a truly unique thing. Whether it’s the feel of an aluminum door handle, or the ambiance of woodgrain trimmed interior, the materials set the mood. Ford has recognized this over the past decade and has been improving the quality of its vehicles. As a result, they have been using some very unique materials in the 2015 Ford F-150. Read More

All-New Ford Focus RS

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On February 3rd, 2015, Ford warmed the hearts of Ford performance enthusiasts living in America with the announcement of the all-new Ford Focus RS.  The newest redesign is Ford’s third-generation of the Focus RS and will be available in major markets around the world including, for the first time in Focus RS history, the United States!  We can remember just a year ago posting the second-generation on social media with pleas that Ford bring it to America.  The wait is over!  The Focus RS comes after January’s announcement of the GT350R and the Ford GT supercar – all part of a new era of Ford performance that will deliver 12 new vehicles by 2020. Read More

Ford at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Ford 2015 Detroit Auto Show

Detroit is the motor city in America, and because of this you would expect the Detroit Auto Show to be filled with some of the best the good ol’ U S of A has to offer. For 2015, Ford has delivered, and man did they go all out this year! Ford unveiled the new 2017 F-150 SVT Raptor, the 2016 Mustang Shelby GT350R, and the much anticipated 2017 Ford GT at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Lets dive right in and learn more about these impressive machines, shall we? Read More

Upfitting the 2015 Ford Transit

2015 Ford Transit Upfiting

The New 2015 Ford Transit has been a huge hit! It’s successfully taken the place of the beloved E-Series van in Ford’s lineup, as well as in our hearts. Upfitting these vans to spec was a huge part of the E-Series success, and the new Transit can be customized to suit any business needs, more so than the outgoing van. The options on Ford’s upfitting website for the Transit can be a bit overwhelming at first. While we recommend contacting a sale associate to tailor a van to your unique needs, this article will show some of the cool stuff you can outfit to your new Transit van! Read More

Ford at the 2014 SEMA Show

2015 RTR Mustang

It’s time for SEMA 2014, and we here at Ford Addict know what that means! It’s that time of year again when automakers and tuners alike take factory stock cars, and modify them to show off not only new designs and technology, but also to show off the potential these vehicles have in the aftermarket. What is SEMA you ask? For those who are unfamiliar with the term, it stands for the Specialty Equipment Market Association. This group is full of different members and companies who produce equipment to modify, restore, and add new tech to older and late model cars. Many Ford vehicles were on display at the 2014 SEMA show, and everything from the Transit van to the classic Ford GT were shown with some unique custom flair. Read More

EcoBoost Twin Scroll Turbos – How Do They Work?

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Ford has put a lot of careful thought into choosing a specific type of turbo system for their EcoBoost engines, and for good reason. Single scroll turbos are a more common approach when creating a turbocharged engine, but Ford’s engineers sought a different approach for the newest engines in the Mustang and F-150. The EcoBoost Twin Scroll Turbos. Read More

Throwback: The 1993-1995 F-150 SVT Lightning

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Welcome to the newest addition to the Ford Addict Blog.  A segment we’d like to call Throwback Fords, where we talk about Ford vehicles of the past that have helped shape the lineup today. This little trip down memory lane will provide a cool history lesson of our favorite vehicle brand, as well as its vehicles through Lincoln, Mercury, Edsel, and even Merkur!

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Small Soldiers: Ford Fiesta 1.0L vs. Mini Cooper Hardtop

Fiesta 1.0L vs. Mini Cooper

The Ford Fiesta 1.0L and Mini Cooper are two amazingly fun to drive hatchbacks in the subcompact class. Both have been redesigned for the 2014 model year, with the Mini gaining an update to its familiar looks, and the Fiesta gaining new technologies as well as a handsome new front end. Both Ford and Mini have also announced their first Three-Cylinder Engines, making their debuts in the Fiesta and Cooper Hatchback respectively. This is a big deal considering that compact and lower segments have held an industry standard of Four-Cylinder engines. Ford is continuing the new tradition of making EcoBoost powered engines that perform better than their competitor’s engines with more cylinders. While these cars provide a completely different image and perception in the marketplace, when you compare them you will realize that this is not entirely the case.

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Pony Up: The 2015 Mustang Specs Are Out

2015 Mustang

Mustang fans have been patiently waiting since the new 2015 Mustang was unveiled back in December for the specs of the new pony to be released. Well fellow Ford Addicts and Mustang Enthusiasts, that glorious day has come. In a current press release from Ford, the new Mustang’s trim levels, engine options, and weight have been officially announced.

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