European automakers such as BMW and Mercedes are known for high build quality. Japanese manufactures like Honda and Toyota are known for durability and vehicle longevity. American companies like Chevrolet, Dodge, and Ford are known for their pickup trucks… plain and simple. In any given year, more pickup trucks are sold in the United States […]
RideSafely has been around for a decade, and all the while we have kept tabs on every single salvage vehicle we sold. We also noticed that there have been some crowd salvage favorites over that time. Here is a list of our top-selling salvage vehicles from the past ten years:
The F-150 was introduced in 1975 as another model in the Ford’s enormously successful line of full-size pickup trucks and its initial role was to circumvent emission restrictions. The F-150 won numerous Truck of the Year and Best Pickup Truck awards given by Motor trend and Car and Driver magazines, respectively.
It can be purchased in several different cab designs in both 2-door and 4-door configurations.
The eighth generation of Ford F-150 is by far the most popular one, especially the 2006 model year. The engine choices include the entry level 4.0-liter V6, two V8 engines and a flex-fuel version of the larger V8 engine.
Ford F-150 owners praise it for its durability, ruggedness, extraordinary towing capacities, classy interior and an immensely long list of options.
The F-150 comes in numerous trim levels and special editions such as the SVT Lightning which is more of a full-blown muscle car than a pickup truck or the Raptor which handles all off-road adventures like nobody’s business.
The most successful and sought after trim level is the XLT and owners of this highly successful pickup truck usually prefer it in white, black or red. Most pre-owned examples of the F-150 are characterized by the common price range between $2,000 and $13,000 at online auto auction.
Some may point out that it is slightly heavier than its competitors, so it is not actually the best in class in terms of fuel efficiency. The 2006 F-150 has been involved in several minor recalls concerning its lighting and communication systems. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety gave it a “good” overall rating for both frontal and side impact crash tests. The F-150 was also given the Top Safety Pick award by the IIHS.
In 1908, if the automobile were a citizen it would have been old enough to vote, but almost no workingman in America or anywhere in the world owned such a contraption. Trolley cars and buggies carried most people to the more well-paying jobs in the cities, while people in places like Chicago’s Packingtown or Pittsburgh’s Homestead led short, brutish lives struggling against the elements on foot. If you were a typical workingman, you made approximately 400 dollars a year, which is only $8,000-$10,000 in today’s dollars, a condition of extreme poverty. Read more
Ford Taurus is a highly successful sedan, first introduced by Ford in 1985. The Taurus is a very important vehicle for the entire American automotive industry as it brought numerous innovations and new features in its class. Even though it had the unusual front-wheel drive layout and a very aerodynamic design, it saved Ford from bankruptcy. It won Motor Trends’s Car of the Year award and it was also on the Car and Driver’s Ten Best list. The first four generations of Taurus featured a sedan and a station wagon option, but the latter was dropped in the latest generation. Read more
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