Is it Ford or Dodge?

By: John Miller

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Both companies have a deep, rich history in the automotive industry. One revolutionized car making in general -- the other was instrumental in boosting the fortunes of a fledgling organization that became a giant corporation. How much do you know about Ford and Dodge?

Which company introduced the Ram pickup truck?

In 1981, Dodge unveiled its Ram pickup truck. The Power Ram was an upgraded version that featured four-wheel drive capability.

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Which company created a legendary sports car called the Mustang?

In the 1960s, Ford altered the landscape of the automotive marketplace by introducing the Mustang, a "pony car." The Mustang was small, fast, affordable ... and enduringly popular.

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Lee Iacocca is a businessman who first made a name for himself at which company?

Iaccoca joined Ford way back in the '40s and worked his way up in the company, helping to spark ideas about the Pinto and Mustang. Later, he became a celebrity bigwig at Chrysler.

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Which company makes a car called the Charger?

In the late '60s, muscle cars were a burgeoning trend, and Dodge got into the act with its Charger. Even the base engine -- a 5.2L V-8 monster -- was far more power than most customers needed.

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Which company was started by a pair of brothers named Horace and John?

In 1900, Horace and John Dodge decided to go all in on their new business plan. They started the Dodge Brothers Company in Detroit and began making bicycle components, as well as parts that went into vehicles made by other companies.

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Which company discontinued the Mercury Brand in 2011?

During the Great Recession, Ford was just one company that struggled for profits. The giant automaker offloaded several brands, including Mercury, as it reduced costs and tried to increase revenues.

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In the 1980s, which company revitalized its revenues with a popular vehicle called the Caravan?

In 1984, Dodge unveiled the Caravan, a groundbreaking minivan that made it easier for soccer moms to haul their offspring around town. The Caravan helped save Dodge from serious financial woes.

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The Model T is an iconic car from which company?

In 1908, Ford introduced the Model T, a mass-produced car that transformed the automotive industry. The Model T was reliable and rugged and is revered by antique car collectors.

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Which company was the first to offer an affordable vehicle equipped with a V-8 engine?

In 1932, Ford introduced the flathead V-8 engine. It was the first engine that made V-8 power available to average consumers, and the Ford flathead became an icon of the age.

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Which company is known for transforming modern manufacturing processes?

Henry Ford saw the potential of assembly line production and he leveraged it to perfection. His Ford Motor Company cranked out cars in an incredibly efficient manner that maximized his profits, propelling Ford to the top of the industry.

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Which company is currently owned by Chrysler Fiat Automobiles?

Dodge has changed hands numerous times in recent decades. It is no longer an American-owned company -- it is owned by Chrysler Fiat, which is based in the Netherlands.

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Which company is famous for its blue oval logo?

Ford has tinkered with its iconic blue oval from time to time. But the recognizable script font and blue background will probably be around for another century.

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Which company opted to buy the Lincoln brand in 1922?

In 1922, Henry Ford decided to buy the Lincoln Motor Company. Why? He wanted to use Lincoln as a entry into the luxury automobile market.

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True or false, in the early 20th century, did Ford and Dodge begin a business partnership?

In 1903, Ford and Dodge joined forces. Dodge created entire engines and transmissions for many Ford vehicles, and the Dodge brothers made tons of money from their partnership with Ford's blossoming business.

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In 1928, which company was sold to the Chrysler Corporation?

Both Dodge brothers tragically died in 1920, triggering a slow, steady decline in the company's influence and sales. In 1928, Dodge was sold to Chrysler.

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Which company produced the Model 30 car?

In 1914, Dodge produced its first car, the Model 30, which was essentially a beefed-up version of the Ford Model T. The launch was a success and Dodge sold tens of thousands of the Model 30.

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Which company was formed first?

Dodge was introduced in 1900; Ford got its start in 1903. Two of Henry Ford's most influential investors? The Dodge brothers.

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During World War II, which company produced engines for huge B-29 bombers?

All American car companies were forced to produce war goods during WWII. Dodge was no exception -- it made engines for the B-29 bomber, which laid waste to many Axis strongholds.

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Which company was the first to actually manufacture and then begin selling cars?

The Dodge brothers tinkered with other business plans before getting into manufacturing. Ford started out right away in 1903 with the intention of making full-fledged automobiles.

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Which company bought Jaguar Cars in 1990?

Ford has invested in numerous car companies during its long history, including luxury brand Jaguar Cars. But in 2008, it sold Jaguar to Tata Motors.

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Which company introduced the Dart GTS in 1968?

In 1968, Dodge unveiled the Dart GTS. It was equipped with an enormous V8 engine, but still had a relatively cheap price, offering amazing power and speed for very little money.

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Which company unveiled the Thunderbird in the 1950s?

Beginning in 1955, Ford began making its popular Thunderbird, a big, fast car. After 11 incarnations, the Thunderbird was ended in 2005.

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In 1955, which company created a car made just for women?

In 1955, Dodge created the La Femme, a model targeted at female car shoppers. It featured colors like "Pigeon Gray" and "Dusty Rose" in order to better attract feminine minds.

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The Bronco was a vehicle made by which company?

Before SUVs were a thing, the Ford Bronco performed a lot of SUV-like tasks, hauling kids and cargo all over the place. If you loved the Bronco, rejoice -- Ford may bring it back around 2020.

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In 1992, which company introduced a savage sports car called the Viper?

In 1992, Dodge went all-out on the sports car concept with the Viper. It featured a huge engine, a 488-cubic inch V-10 that generated about 400 horsepower.

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Which company began selling the F-1 pickup in 1948?

In 1948, Ford introduced the F-1 pickup. The F Series pickup has consistently been one of the best-selling trucks since the days following WWII.

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Which company greatly benefited from one of its cars appearing in the Steve McQueen movie "Bullitt"?

In 1968's "Bullitt," McQueen's character is chased by bad guys in a Dodge Charger R/T. The famous scene bolstered McQueen's fame and boosted the Charger's street cred.

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Which company produced a super-fast sports car using one of its established truck engines?

When Dodge set out to make the Viper sports car in the '90s, it didn’t reinvent the wheel … or even the engine. It borrowed one of its Dodge Ram pickup truck engines and built it into the Viper, giving the car massive power in a lightweight chassis.

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"Tin Lizzie" is a common nickname for a popular car by which company?

In 1922, the Ford Model T won a popular road race in Colorado, topping much more expensive cars. The unglamorous car earned the name "Tin Lizzie" and the respect of everyone who witnessed the race.

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Which company made a vehicle called the Ranger?

In the early '80s, Ford began selling versions of the Ranger, a compact pickup truck. Currently, the Ranger isn't being sold as a new vehicle in North America.

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