Out of Africa

After Moving the Race from Africa to South America, an African Wins It for the First Time story and photography by john rettie It's midsummer in January, and we're in the world's driest desert. We crawl out of our tents in a bivouac surrounded by gorgeous mammoth sand dunes, but it's foggy and damp, so foggy that the helicopters can't take off, hence the start of the day's racing has to be delayed several hours. Confused Well, we aren't in Africa anymore. Dakar, the Senegalese city, still...

Ford Plans Two Subf150 Pickups

Ford is working on two new, smaller-than-F-150 pickup trucks, one based on the F-Series and the other a replacement for the aged Ranger compact, which has remained unchanged save for facelifts since the 1998 model year. The smaller F-150 is codenamed P525 and may be badged F-100, the name of the F-150's predecessor from the 1950s. At one point, P525 and the Ranger replacement were competing proposals, but with growing need for higher-fuel-mileage trucks, both projects will become reality in...

Ford F150 Xl

THE XL TRIM LEVEL isn't specifically called a work-truck model, but it is understood to be the worker of the line and represents 20 percent of overall F-150 sales. The F-150 is all-new for 2009, but the XL (base price 21,790) remains the entry-level workhorse of the bunch. It comes on regular cab, SuperCab, and SuperCrew F-150s, with a 6.5-foot styleside or flareside box or 8.0-foot styleside behind the regular cab, a 6.5-foot box behind the SuperCab, or a 5.5- or 6.5-foot bed with the...

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VIEW THE COMPLETE SELECTION AI SSS The stage is set. After one of the most challenging sales years in recent memory, at a time when being an American automaker is like wearing a bull's-eye on your back and the housing and construction markets are described by some optimistic experts as bleak, this is the time when Ford, Chevy, and Dodge have to sell big, hea y-duty pickups. CI earl)', the lighter-duty Ford F-150 and Dodge Ram garnered a lot of attention last year (at least until the roof came...

Aiissan Titan Xe

SINCE ITS INTRODUCTION in 2003 as a 2004 model, Nissan has expanded a bit on the Titan's single engine, transmission, and wheelbase.The company offers King Cab and Crew Cab body styles, both of which are available with short or long wheelbases, 2WD or 4WD, and two bed lengths 6.5- or eight-foot for King Cab, 5.5- or seven-foot for Crew . The King Cab boasts rear doors that open 168 degrees, creating easy access to equipment stored there or plenty of room for passengers to get in and out of the...