Working at the Ford Technical Hotline. They come and recruit at college campuses and make it sound like some glamorous dream job, when in reality, you are the lowest man on the totem pole, and you mean nothing to your boss, the contract company, or the manufacturer. You get zero respect, and are expected to work 50… » 9/03/14 4:39pm 9/03/14 4:39pm

As much as I hate to see this kinda shit bringing bad publicity to car enthusiasts, part of me is inspired by them to hop in my car and blow the tires off through town. Light em up! (Notice: this will not happen, my gf got a speeding ticket this morning for 43 in a 40.) » 8/19/14 2:57pm 8/19/14 2:57pm

Another great article Doug. This was a question that I consistently asked when I worked for Ford doing warranty claims. We would see all these problems with heated/cooled seats, power liftgates, BLIS, Navigation, Sync, etc etc (anything that's power) with new vehicles under warranty. If they are having problems now, … » 8/13/14 10:47pm 8/13/14 10:47pm

Great Article, Doug. I really enjoy reading your pieces. I have too, been wondering about this recently. The main thing that bothers me is how much electronic crap that will break (ex: Power Liftgates) or become outdated (Infotainment Systems) in ten years. The 2005 Acura TL I'm driving this summer reminds me of how… » 8/01/14 12:41am 8/01/14 12:41am

The steering and handling course has to be one of the most fun things to drive fast. I got the opportunity to drive a bunch of new Fords on the track last fall, and it was a blast. Especially getting a little air over those humps in a Transit Connect. » 7/19/14 2:09pm 7/19/14 2:09pm