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The Rolls Royce Phantom was first launched in 1925 and is hailed as one of the world’s most luxurious cars that is also steeped in history. The 1925 model being the Rolls Royce Phantom 1, with the latest model being the 2008 Rolls Royce Phantom Coupe.

Although Rolls Royce is known for being a very British company it was bought by BMW in 1998. However production of the cherished Phantom is still mostly within the UK, at plants in Chichester and Goodwood. Most of the body of the car nowadays is aluminium with a very modern design but keeping to the traditions and classic Rolls Royce features.  For example, the rear passenger doors with the Phantom open the opposite way as you would expect a normal 4 door saloon. These are more commonly referred to as suicide doors, or by Rolls Royce themselves, coach style doors. The doors are closed electronically from within and for safety automatically lock once the car is in motion.

A beautiful car throughout it’s interior and mechanics and what a prestigious vehicle to drive. Buyers get to choose from 40000 different colours and unlimited interior add ons for extra luxury……expect to pay over $300k if you want a new one yourself though! But with only around 5000 of each model normally sold you know you are buying a future classic motor so if well maintained then not such a bad investment. If $300k is loose change to you! Class motor.

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Hey there folks, hope you all are doing well. I am doing great, not only am i writing on my motors and vehicles blog but I also managed to find an amazing deal on a Ford Bronco on http://www.cheap.forsale the other day! Can you believe it? I thought these SUVs had all but died out, yet here I have a fully functioning one in my driveway. Well, the engine belt needs replacing. And there seems to be a pinyon leak. Plus the carburetor is making some weird noises. But other than that it works perfectly! So perfectly, that I decided to talk her about the amazing Ford Bronco, and give y’all a little review of what in my mind is a beautiful machine.

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History of the Bronco

Until some point in the mid nineties, the Ford Bronco was well known for being a rough and tough, tumbling around all terrain SUV. An SUV that had been running up muddy streams and crawling over loose hills with a breeze since the sixties. It was actually one of the very first Sports Utility Vehicles(SUV) which was actually a term coined by and described by Ford. Their description was a versatile truck then described by Ford as being able to “serve as a family sedan, sports roadster, snowplow or farm and civil defense vehicle.”

 

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Changing to Today

The original Bronco was made from 1966 to 1977 and was essentially a compact two door SUV that worked best on whilst off roading, like a Jeep. The drawback of the original however was its inability to do any towing. By the mid seventies the Chevy Blazer hit the market, and pushed the Bronco even further back. This resulted in Ford bulking up to Bronco, much to the dismay of the fans of the simple style, more Focus like style.

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More Current Models

Unlike most off roading vehicles, the Ford Bronco was definitely designed as a truck that does off roading instead of being a new beast bred specifically for the task. It featured a simple door door cabin, with a fiberglass shell covering the box of the vehicle that could be removed with a considerable amount of force and effort. The final refresh was in 1992, with the Bronco receiving a new metal grille and a more rounded front end to reduce drag.

Versions through the Years

The 1992 Bronco was available in 3 versions; the base( known originally as Custom then simply as XL), as well as the XLT model and even a special edition Eddie Bauer model. In 1992 they also had a special Nite version that was the XLT model will all midnight black trim and body. These models used the 4.9 litre inline 6 with a nice 145 BHP and 265 pounds per feet of torque. Standard was the 5 speed manual transmission, but it was also available in four speed automatic drive.

The Juice

If you’re from North America you already know what I am talking about. I am talking about the now infamous OJ SImpson chase, with Simpson trying to evading the police very slowly while riding shotgun in his friends white Ford Bronco. Other than showing that the Bronco is terrible for evading the police, this chase put the Bronco forever in American culture. Sure, it’s not a Delorean or an Orange Dodge Charger but as anyone who owns a late model white Bronco knows the remarks you will get.

Racing

Believe it or not, there was actually a Ford Bronco racing team assembled by Bill Stroppe in 1965 for long range off roading. This team competed in the Mint 400, the Baja 500 and the Baja 1000( at that point the Mexican 1000). The team was rebuilt in 1969 to again enter the Baja 1000, and 2 years later a special Baja Bronco was introduced and marketed through dealerships, offering quick ratio power steering, automatic transmission, a roll bar, fender flares covering big Gates Commandos tires, a padded steering wheel, reinforced bumpers and even a very nice red, white, blue and black paint job. The Baja was priced very high for the time, at $5,566 compared to the normal Bronco that was selling for $3,665. This resulted in very, very low sales.

Ford Bronco for the Future

It was recently discovered via some rumors that the iconic SUV will be returning, and that production is set to start again in 2018. So far there is no word on the actual vehicle itself, all we know is that the Bronco badge will be affixed onto some Ford SUV, although anyone following SUVs lately will expect this Bronco to be a fierce competitor to the Jeep Wrangler. Surprisingly, it was actually because of now President Donald Trump that we know about this amazing return.
Still more of a Jeep Wrangler fan?  Then check out the cheap deals I found online here; www.cheap.forsale/jeep-wrangler. 

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Hope you guys like the history of the Bronco, see you next week.

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Hello folks! Welcome back to my vehicles and motors blog! So yeah, I am a bit of a Ford fan boy. Following on from yesterdays post about the Focus, I have got a fresh post for you today on its little brother, the Ford Fiesta. The Fiesta has been the United Kingdom’s favourite all rounder for decades  and it still easily outsells all other makes and models on a monthly basis. When you look at what it offers in terms of value for money it is no surprise. Although not cheap, it is certainly one hell of a bargain package when compared to other cars of its elk.

Referred to in motoring circles as a “supermini”, the Fiesta is certainly a leader in its class with polished styling, fine-driving and an extremely efficient yet powerful engine. Ranging from £12,190 – £22,710, the Fiesta is within the budget of many new car buyers and can be obtained through some very attractive finance deals! Plus you have only got to look at the average resale value of a Fiesta on the motor trader and auction websites to see how well they hold their value over the medium term. I certainly would be giving this capable yet compact motor serious consideration if I were in the market for a new car, it is as simple as that. And if you were impressed by yesterday’s Focus ST post, you’ll be happy to know that there is always a Fiesta ST, for all those of you who like your go faster stripes! Be sure to check it out!Anyway folks,  that is all from me for today. I will be back real soon with another vehicle related post. I’m not sure on what yet but rest assured that you are going to love it! Speak soon!

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The Ford Focus ST 2017 model is pretty much unchanged from the previous model. People are in the car industry know that consumers can be fickle about new models being indifferent from their predecessors but don’t write this new model off yet. The high end versions of this car have 4 doors for practicality.

Internally the Focus ST is extremely comfortable and is decked out impressively, with top end materials. It also features the 8 inch touchscreen of the very user friendly Sync 3 system. The only negative regarding the interior is the legroom in the rear of the motor. Although some critics may point this out, it doesn’t seem to be deterring the buyers.

The 6 speed manual transmission throws out 250 plus horsepower, via its 2 litre, 4 cylinder, turbocharged engine. The cars competition seems to be the Mini Cooper, the Volkswagen Golf GTI and the Honda Civic Type R. If the legroom in the rear seats of this motor are an issue, Honda is where you want to be looking. If customisation is your thing, then the Mini Cooper.

The Focus ST 2017, although with limited upgrades from the previous model, will still sell well, as it is practical, for weekday standard usage as well as weekend fun.It’s very cool looking inside and has great fuel economy. This motor will certainly be fun and exciting to drive, even though it is an ageing model. As stated the negative is the rear legroom, plus also it’s only available with a manual transmission. With a price tag of around $27000, it is still very competitive, in it’s field.

Ford Focus ST

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Hi everybody! Archie here and I would just like to welcome you to my brand new blog! I am 100% passionate about motor cars, motorcycles, 4x4s, go-karts, in fact anything that has wheels and an engine! So needless to say, that will be the major focus of this website. (Not that this will be a hard and fast rule as there is always scope for a little variation.) I will be aiming to post as often as I possibly can with my thoughts and opinions on the latest trends in the world of vehicles. I’ll also be aiming to bring you reviews on the best vehicle related bargains and deals available around the net, so stay tuned. Just a quick intro for for today folks, but I’ll be back tomorrow with my first “real” blog post. I’m not going to tell you what it’s about and spoil the surprise, you’ll have to wait and see. Speak tomorrow.

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