Posted on 27. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
The Ford Explorer had, in a relative flash, gone from being merely a replacement for the Bronco II to becoming a bona-fide model leader. With more than 300,000 sales annually since 1993, the Explorer took over the lead from the Chevy/GMC twins and the Jeep Cherokee/Grand Cherokee in the market’s compact sport/utility [...]
Posted on 21. Apr, 2013 by BajaBusta.
In 1986, Ford made a bold move when it launched the first Taurus and Sable models. They were common sights across North America since then, but at the time they were a radical departure from the usual aesthetics and handling for American sedans and wagons. But their stylized lines and European type [...]
Posted on 13. Mar, 2013 by BajaBusta.
The reject and the star. The big Ford Bronco became famous as a result of the O.J. Simpson trial, but its sales were much less impressive. In contrast, the Explorer became successful form the very beginning and the well liked utility vehicle was the most popular in its category. Supplanting the timid [...]
Posted on 10. Mar, 2013 by BajaBusta.
After just arriving as a brand new car for the 1993 model year, two years seems to be rather quick for any significant change. but the Probe was competing in one of the toughest categories: small, sporty practical cars. Buyers were largely young and style oriented, putting this into something of [...]
Posted on 18. Feb, 2013 by BajaBusta.
The emperor finally got new clothes. The Ford F-series Pickups, the best selling vehicle, car or truck, in the US was completely new form the ground up in 1997. Ford had not only redesigned it, but also taken it in a different direction from GM’s, Chevrolet and GMC trucks.
Posted on 24. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Ford re-introduced the Cobra in mid-1994 featuring the new styling as well as larger brakes, a revised suspension setup and wider wheels than the outgoing version, a “GT-40″ lower intake and Cobra specific upper intake as well as GT-40 cast iron heads. Power was boosted to 240 hp (180 kW). New [...]
Posted on 08. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Out of phase. These coupes lost their popularity because they had not effectively adapted to the restraints of the time. Born too large and too heavy, they had no sportiness other than their name and styling, and a model from the Taurus SHO would be much more appreciated by the enthusiasts. From [...]
Posted on 04. Nov, 2012 by BajaBusta.
A fresh start. The arrival last year of the latest Camaro-Firebird and Probe models accelerated the Mustang renewal; Ford engineers took only three years to redesign this legendary model carries a popular image among the young clients. The new 1994 Ford Mustang was built on a heavily modified version of the old [...]
Posted on 19. Oct, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Ford’s Ranger compact pickup debuted in its last form in 1994 and represented the best-selling line of compact pickups in the United States. How hot a seller was it? During one recent month, it actually outdid the industry’s No. 1 sales car, the Ford Taurus. The Ranger started out about a dozen years prior as [...]
Posted on 15. Oct, 2012 by BajaBusta.
Aspire was Ford’s chunky new 1994 replacement for the 1987-1993 Festiva minicar. Offered in three-door form and five-door models, Aspire was likewise built in South-Korea due largely to its rebadged Kia design. Prices started at $8240.