Ford

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Ford made some good vehicles and some bad vehicles

Iacocca[edit | edit source]

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Lee Iaccoca ran a division at Ford in the 1970s. Then he ran Chrysler in the 1980s. And a lot of people give him credit for turning around Chrysler, rather than huge United States Government bailout/loan.

The 1977 Dodge pickup that my dad fixed up in the 1970s was a piece of crap. It was a 1/2 ton beater that must have been made in 1976. I guess Lee Iaccoca shodn't be blamed for that. Still, it reliably stranded us on the side of the road many times, and IIRC, it only had an AM radio. Mopar parts weren't that good in the 70s, and I'm pretty sure it was a Mopar radio.

F-150[edit | edit source]

main article: F-150

An F-150 is a half-ton Ford pickup, and that's what they've called it for a while.

  • F-150 - a half-ton
  • F-250 - a 3/4 ton
  • F-350 - a one-ton
  • F-450 - a 1.5 ton
  • F-550 - a 2.5 ton(?) - I can't remember if that old grain truck we had when I was a kid was an F-450 or an F-550.