Beyond the Westington Cup, there's also a challenge mode, which is basically all of the unlocked races from the WC mode in single, bite-sized bits, and split-screen and online multiplayer. Granted, during our time spent with this game, absolutely no one was playing online, so that feature might be less useful than intended. And the frame rate during split-screen races--actually, even in single-player races--isn't very stable, making it kind of a chore to play this way. Ford vs. Chevy also tries to throw a mediocre car customization mode at you. The game boasts a number of real licensed parts, but it can be intensely difficult to figure out which upgrades are actually beneficial to your car, and which ones are purely decorative, since the interface does a poor job of indicating as such. There are also multiple brands for each upgrade type, and there's no indication as to which one, if any, will have the most impact on your car, leaving you to assume that the most expensive parts must be, by default, the best ones.
Whereas Chevrolet stands for 'Can Hear Every Valve Rap on Long Extended Trips, or 'Cheap Hastily Engineered Vehicle Running on Luck Every Time.'
Visually, Ford vs. Chevy measures up to most other budget-priced racers. The car models are decent, though light on detail, and as mentioned before, the damage effects are cheesy as all get out. Most of the racing environments are just kind of repetitive backwoods landscapes, with occasional dives into desert-esque areas and urban environments. Technically, the game mostly holds its own, apart from the aforementioned frame rate issues, which become especially bad any time you drive through an area with heavy forest cover. The audio is decidedly more grating. The engine noises and other assorted racing sound effects are good enough, but the soundtrack consists of the most irritatingly generic rock music you've ever heard in your life, and each race is peppered with insipid commentary from a pair of dingbats that supposedly each represent Ford and Chevy respectively. They'll prattle on about each other's biases, yet never provide a single iota of relevant commentary during a race, to the point where you wonder why they're even there in the first place.
In the war between Ford and Chevy, there truly are no winners--only losers. The brands themselves lose out by having their names slapped on this uninspired budget racer, and the people who buy this game lose their money and whatever chunks of their life they spend playing this game. It's all well and good that the game features a decent variety of Ford and Chevrolet vehicles, but many of those same vehicles are found in vastly superior racing games--just without the cheeky concept of pitting the two brands against one another because...well, just because.