While my home base may be in Japan, one of the coolest parts of my job as Correspondent Asia is having the chance to report on vehicles in other Asian markets in person. This week I’m in Manila and Malapascua in the Philippines, and Ford Philippines let me crawl all over the new Philippines-spec Ranger.
The 2015 Ford Ranger has just added the Wildtrak top trim to its lineup, which is a slightly prettier variant of their allegedly excellent pickup truck enjoyed in 180 countries around the world.
When the aliens come to harvest Earth for its talc and mangoes, I'm sure they'll give a quick looking over to our technology and culture. When they evaluate the content of the Internet, I think it's pretty safe to say they'll categorize it as a global infrastructure to distribute pornography and cute kitty and/or…
Others may show you this real 2011 Ford Ranger and complain about us not getting it. Boo-freaking-hoo. This is America. You're saying we can displace myriad native populations but can't get one truck? If you want it, go get it.
With the breeze blowing through his remaining hair, the warm sunshine and the gentle jostle of the road, a truck bed is the perfect place for a nap, especially when you've got a recliner. Leave Junior to the flipping-off-the-onlookers duties.
The first day of racing is done, and the mechanical carnage has been horrific; LeMons Perpetrator Nick Pon was heard to utter "Dang, looks like a Taurus grenade done went off in the SHO pits!
Ford called the the EAO, or sometimes the OHC… but the rest of us- at least, those of us in North America- know this little workhorse as "The Pinto Engine."
For the first time ever, Detroit iron dominated a 24 Hours Of LeMons event, with American-built machinery taking four of the top five positions (if you consider a California-built Corolla to be American-built, that is).