Wednesday, June 26, 2013

The Ford F-150: A Manly American Vehicle

1968 Ford F-150 Camper Special
1994 Ford F-150
The Ford F-150 has been the best selling truck in the United States for more than three decades, and also carries the reputation of being one of the  manliest vehicles on the road as well. The Truth About Cars, for example, listed the F-150 as the ninth most masculine vehicle on the block in 2012 with 87 percent of F-150 drivers being men. While ninth place may seem a little low, the vehicles which placed ahead of the F-150 were, for the most part, expensive sports cars such as the Ferrari California and the Porsche 911. Therefore, among affordable vehicles, you would be hard pressed to find a manlier ride than a Ford F-150. It is worth noting, however, that on the Truth about Cars' list, the GMC Sierra actually placed slightly ahead of the F-150, and landed in eighth place, as 87.5 percent of Sierra owners are guys. However, that is neither here nor there, and even though "I'm a Ford truck man" to quote Toby Keith, I am really not that biased when it comes to the manliness of pick-ups as I think that all trucks whether Ford, Chevrolet, GMC, or Dodge are quite masculine. Moreover, a mere half of a percent makes for a de facto tie in my book! 

If interested, check The Truth About Cars' full list of the top ten manliest automobiles right here:

At any rate, the Ford F-150 is also a quintessential, and classic, symbol of Americana. Therefore, I was pleased to read on an article published on F-150 Online  earlier this week, on June 25th  to be exact, that has now published their annual American made index, and revealed that the Ford F-150 has more American made components than any other vehicle on the road which marks the first time in four years the F-150 has achieved this feat. 

2012 Ford F-150

Till next time, pals! Feel free to leave your comments!