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Body mini-hauler, which shares a platform with the Focus, for commercial-vehicle duty A boron steel front crossmember combined with twin side crossmembers provide stout chassis strength and integrity right out of the box and presumably will delay the onset of middle-age sag for those who plan to work the Transit long and hard. The last small vans in this class to be considered even marginally fit for commercial duty were Ford's Aerostar and GM's Astro Safari clones, discontinued in 1997 and...

Just How Quick Are Roller Coasters

> WE LUG OUR VBOX TEST GEAR TO OHIO'S CEDAR POINT AMUSEMENT PARK TO FIND OUT. Ever take a ride on a roller coaster and ask yourself, mid-scream, I wonder how many g's I'm pulling Us, too. Which is why we set about scoring solo time on two heart-stopping roller coasters at Cedar Point, the outrageous-rides park in Sandusky, Ohio, to record their performance with our Racelogic VBOX test equipment. With the unit's GPS antenna expertly duct-taped to a car of the Millennium Force, and us clutching...

The Nerdchic Ford Transit Connect Ferries A Vintage Motorbike 1000 Miles Back To New York

ByANDREW WENDLER photography by DANIEL BYRNE AND ___ ' ESTHER MONTORO www.journal-plaza.net & www.freedowns.net Xt's 6 45 a.m., and I'm lying semiconscious atop a slowly deflating air mattress in the rear of a Ford Transit Con-nectXLT. Randomly dispersed chemical solventsbegin to fill the air, my bedding's nightly metamorphosis from cozy, Bibendum-like berth to flaccid, sub-institutional-grade trundle almost complete. I may be living in a van, but where the oft-quoted punch line finds a...

Back Fir Ks

Losers article, filled with artist's mosaics and worthless gossip, could have filled two pages. Your stories on the KTM X- Bow and the9ii Turbo could have been lopages each, and I would have been glued The point is, I wouldn't buy a Playboy for all that men's health and year-in-review crap, 1 'd buy it because it satisfies my needs as a man You guys know more than anyone what a great automobile is why not exploit it tommy PARKER,COLORADO Uh-huh. Dr. Drew wouldn't take your call, so you write us...