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Reality Check: 2015 Ford F-150 crash tests

This week the IIHS announced results of their crash testing for the 2015 Ford F-150 pickups, which had both good and bad news for its new all-aluminum body. The good news is that the new full size crew-cab achieved...

Reality Check: Mustang passwords on the internet

In our Reality Check this week, a new study says that Mustang is more popular than Superman or Batman, but it's not what you might think. The study by SplashData reveals that the name Mustang is actually the 16th m...

Reality Check: Ford lowers MPG ratings on 2013-2014 models

Ford owners are getting a reality check this week, in the mail in fact ranging from $150 to over $1000 as good will payments as it lowers fuel economy ratings on several cars. Already having been stung by incorrect...

Reality Check: Dodge Brothers Ad Campaign

In our reality check segment this week we look at the new Dodge brothers ad campaign in which Dodge celebrates the life and imagery of the Dodge brothers with their new muscle cars. The Dodge brothers ad campaign t...

Reality Check: Ford Adaptive Steering

- Ford is bringing to market in the next 12 months a new motorized steering wheel they say will make vehicles easier to maneuver at low speeds and at higher speeds more agile and fun to drive. - Called Adaptive Ste...

Reality Check: New Volvo assembly plant in the USA

After the sale of Volvo to Chinese auto manufacturer Geely, and then the following announcement of their first plants in China, the sky's falling crowd cried that Volvo was gonna pack up move China for good. Well i...

Reality Check: Chevrolet Active Phone Cooling

Our Reality Check segment is kind of a catch-all for things that I can poke fun at or which simply interest me. And this week, Chevrolet makes the cut. For 2016 Chevrolet is rolling out a seemingly simple yet brill...

Reality Check: 2015 Mustang Unites

As the 2015 Mustang is rolling out across American magazine covers and dealerships this week, we're reminded that this new pony is now a global horse. This week a collaboration between artist Burton Morris and Ford...

Reality Check: Cars.com Top 10 Most Annoying Car Features

On Reality Check, while I don't usually report on stories about our major media peers, Cars.com mostly got it right this week with their list of Top 10 Most Annoying Car Features. And I agree with most of them. Num...

Reality Check: Kia Hamster Soul EV Commercial

Our reality check is often about marketing because its the truth and the lie about all things. And given much of my background is in marketing and PR I just have a fascination for it. While we poke a lot of holes i...

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