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Posts tagged ‘Ford’
Posted: July 10th, 2013

The most attractive car in the eyes of a thief isn’t a car at all. It’s a truck and a big one at that.

The Ford F-250, a stiff-springed, heavy-duty truck that’s popular with farmers, construction crews and folks with RVs or horse trailers to tow, is the favorite target of U.S. car thieves, according to a report from the Highway Loss Data Institute.

The F-250 bumped the Cadillac Escalade from its previous ranking as the most desirable target for thieves.

And while mid-sized sedans once figured prominently on such lists, car thieves apparently don’t place a premium on fuel economy.

The other most-stolen vehicles rounding out the top 5 were the Chevrolet Silverado 1500 crew cab, the Chevrolet Avalanche 1500, the GMC Sierra 1500 crew cab and the Ford F-350.

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Posted: February 8th, 2013

Thousands of people left the Erie Auto Show after getting a look at the latest cars and trucks on the market.

Representatives of the Sight Center of Northwest PA left with something better — the keys to a new Ford van, a gift from Erie-area Ford dealers.

“The goal of the Ford Friendship Express program is simple — to provide the gift of transportation to the people and organizations that need it most,” said Mark Winkler, chairman of the Erie Ford Friendship Express Selection Committee.

The Sight Center was selected from among more than 30 charities that submitted applications from Erie, Crawford and Warren counties.
The organization will use the van to transport people in the area who are blind or severely visually impaired.

The philanthropic program, already established in western New York, was announced in November for Erie County.

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