Ford offers a Jeep Killer? Yes, but sadly, not in the States

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Ford Owned Troller T4

American loves big cars. The bigger, and it would often seem the more pointless, the better. Enter Ford’s latest entry into the lucrative SUV market, the Troller T4. It’s the creation of Troller Motor Company, a firm founded in Brazil in 1995, by Rogério Farias. In 1999 the first Trollers were produced. The T4s were introduced in 2004 and three years later, Ford do Brazil purchased Troller and since then, the T4s have been made under the umbrella of the Blue Oval guys.troller t4 003troller t4 005This latest model T4 has this author salivating at the idea of an American competitor to the Jeep brand. Its aggressive stance, both high and wide lend that bad boy feel to this SUV.  From it’s rugged looking, yet classic body lines to the meaty rubber, this SUV could be at home in Arizona, Wyoming, or on Rodeo Drive. The overall feel is reminiscent of the older Jeep Wranglers, but with an updated twist. The interior is pretty rugged looking too, with obvious Ford influences.

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2013 Troller T4 Interior

With a little more “Americanizing” we can get an idea of what the American T4 interior might be like by comparing this 2012 Ford F150 Harley Edition interior with the T4’s, shown above.

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Ford F150 Harley Edition Interior

But looks aren’t everything and the T4 seems to know that. The engine is a 3.2-liter turbodiesel paired with a six-speed manual tranny. Heavy-duty Dana solid axles, along with electronically disconnecting sway bars have made the T4 a Dakar Rally favorite. Add in the snorkel air intake and water crossings get easier. This SUV can not only talk the talk, it walks the walk, as well.

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The turbo diesel isn’t a choice for off roaders in the states, even Jeep doesn’t offer them here. With the Toyota FJ now gone, there seems to be a slot open for some competition, but the cost of meeting US Federal requirements will more than likely keep this sweet little beast south of our borders. That’s a sad thing, because it looks like the market would demand this type of vehicle, but Uncle Sam’s onerous CAFE standards seem to have claimed yet another victim.

This would also be a perfect fit for our brave guys and gals on the border patrol. Police agencies in other parts of the world look and feel right at home in a T4.

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I’m thinking competition makes things better for consumers, so with Jeep being so lonely at the top, the Blue Oval guys oughta get serious about bringing this tough little SUV stateside.

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Woman Assaults Teen With SUV: Who Needs an Assault SUV?

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I think he time has come to have a national debate on assault SUV’s.  Take a look at the video…

I have to ask, who needs a vehicle that big? Also, since this argument was over a parking space, shouldn’t there be a waiting period for parking space. After all, we have an obligation to protect people from things that they are too stupid to handle or themselves, right?

H/T: Motor City Times

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Longshoremen Thugs Edit Video to Hide Their Own Thug Activites

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According to the Left-Wing Institute for Civil Discourse, the ILWU (Longshoremen Union), had posted a video showing a SUV hitting a poor, defenseless, union member. Here is that video…

Obviously, the driver of the SUV was some deranged Tea Party member, under the control of Sarah Palin’s bulls eye electoral map, right?

Well, probably not.  You see, the union thugs edited the video heavily, and removed the audio.  Why? you might ask?  The answer is found right in the unedited footage…

As you can see, the union goons jumped in front of the SUV, and others were hitting the vehicle with their signs.  Also note what they did to the second vehicle.  See that they tried to open the door?  Now, what do you think they would have done to that driver had they got him or her out of that vehicle?  And, you can hear why they deleted the video- not exactly “civil discourse,” is it?  In the end, it was typical thug behavior, caught on video.

Once again, a union is caught being what they are, a band of thugs.  This time, it is with their own video!

H/T:  Left-Wing Institute for Civil Discourse

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