Road Test: 2019 Ford Ranger Lariat

Most of the time, I’m interested in either Volvos, 1970s-era Broughams and modern Lincolns and Cadillacs. This is of course reflected here on this fine site. However, I do try from time to time to expand my horizons. Like last year, when I test drove a new 2018 Subaru Outback Limited, in between reviews for a 2015 Lincoln MKZ 2.0H and 2018 Lincoln Continental.

For instance, recently I decided to try out the all-new Ford Ranger. I thought it would be a good topic for a road test, as a lot of folks have been interested in the return of the smaller Ford pickup, ever since the original was discontinued after the 2011 model year.

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Quick Look: 2019 Lincoln Nautilus

Do you go to dealerships for no reason? I do. I always have. Why? I like to walk the lot and see what’s interesting. And I like collecting literature. I have, in fact, quite a stash of car brochures, some going back to the 1950s. But I digress. Anyway, as a result I usually check out the Cadillac, Lincoln and Volvo dealers on a regular basis, say once a month.

Sometimes, I see new stuff. Like today. After work, I decided to check out Strieter Lincoln, and see if there was anything interesting on the lot. As I cut through the Panera Bread to access their lot, I did indeed see something new: The 2019 Nautilus.

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