By James Bergeron

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2008 Ford Sport Trac

Day 1:

2008 Ford Sport Trac
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Last week was nice having a sporty coupe with the weather turning better and all, but this week it is time to get my hands dirty. I have a few projects I wanted to get done around the house and a truck is the perfect companion to help with the materials gathering.

This week I am driving the 2008 Ford Sport Trac Limited AWD-V8; phew quite the mouthful. The obvious: this is a truck by Ford, it is all-wheel drive (otherwise known as 4×4 in the truck world) and it is powered by a V8 engine. The not so obvious: the Sport Trac is available in both 4×4 and 4×2 and it is available with two engine choices: a 4.0-litre V6 engine and my tester’s 4.6-litre V8 engine.

2008 Ford Sport Trac
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Unlike the F-Series trucks with their multitude of box and body choices, the Sport Trac is only available in one body style, a four-door with a short box. It is more of an SUV with a box than a box with a cab and is geared more towards the urbanite.

My tester’s interior is loaded with items such as a navigation system, leather bucket seats, bluetooth phone and stereo support courtesy of Microsoft’s Sync technology, dual-zone climate control and a good amount of space in which to get comfortable.

Although I may not have any big trailers to tow or huge loads of dirt, I know my readers really want me to make the best use of my test vehicles. I already made some use of the pickup box by purchasing a lawn mower and hauling it home with the Sport Trac.

I have a few other projects to complete as well, so having this vehicle this week will be greatly appreciated.

2008 Ford Sport Trac
MSRP as tested (including destination): $47,114

For more information on Ford and the Sport Trac visit Ford Canada

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