2015 Ford F-150: Prepared to Pull the Bullet
July 21, 2015
You're probably aware that we bought a 1989 Yugo GVL. We drove to Boise, Idaho to buy the Balkan Bullet, bringing along with our Audi A3 and our 2015 Ford F-150. Why not one of our more long-legged cruisers? Well, if the Yugo had some sort of catastrophic failure, we probably wouldn't be towing it home with the Kia K900.
As Dan Edmunds mentioned in a previous post, our first stop was Winnemuca, Nevada. Along the way we encountered some fabulous mountain roads with winding streams to the right and majestic hill tops to the left. Surprisingly, I had a good time driving the Ford through this terrain. The Ford's steering was responsive and light, which made this full-size truck fun around corners. That's something you don't say every day.
The ride up to Boise was pretty simple otherwise. Lots of pistachio shells ended up in the Ford's door pockets and there were no complaints from Josh Sadlier and Kurt Niehbur, who were both riding along with me.
The trip home was a bit more eventful. Our A3 had an unfortunate incident involving a tree stump in Boise, so there was some shuffling to be done. Dan Edmunds and intern Reese Counts hopped in the Ford with me, while Kurt and Josh drove the GVL all the way home to Los Angeles. After a stop for tires and a few goodies at the local AutoZone, we left the Audi behind and headed south.
Dan and I shared the driving for a bit, but I was happy to take the wheel on the long barren roads through western Nevada. After three days and 1,700 miles, we made it home without any issues with the truck.
This was my second lengthy road trip in the Ford and I'd be happy to take it on another one soon. It was easy to drive, with comfortable seats and a great air-conditioning system that kept us cool the entire way, regardless of 103-degree ambient temps.
Travis Langness, Social Media Editor