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There has been much debate about the future of midsize trucks in America. For years, the only available ones have been the Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier; both have been good consistent performers but are dated and lackluster in terms of fuel efficiency. Ford, of course, has its... Read more
Let me begin this by saying: there is no such thing as a bad new truck in 2013. Whether you are committed to Ram, Silverado, GMC, Ford or Tundra, you will find the latest offerings are loaded with performance, aesthetic, electronic or any of a hundred different features. You... Read more
The Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) Show is the official toybox for truck lovers, truck owners and for the industry that does everything it can to create intrigue. The 2013 Show in Las Vegas later this month will be no exception, particularly if General Motors has their way. The... Read more
Last week was big for lovers of full size luxury SUVs.  GM, which sells about 75% of all vehicles in this segment, chose the week to unveil the 2015 Chevy Tahoe and Suburban in New York; and GMC Yukon Denali and XL in Los Angeles.  But, it was in... Read more
*If there ever was any doubt about the manufacturers giving Texas its due as the truck capital of the U.S, all you need to do is reaffirm it at this year’s State Fair of Texas.  The new and improved Big Tex shares space with new product from Chevy, Ford,... Read more
It’s happening again.  GM is tantalizing the market with a little lift of the skirts on its new trucks.  For the Silverado and Sierra it was footage and still photos of camouflaged vehicles months before they had them available for journalists — and well before they would hit dealers’... Read more
I hate recall stories!  I suspect they bore you, too, unless you (or someone you know) owns one of the vehicles in question; in which case, they are exceptionally important.  So: here they are: 239,000 Chevrolet Cruze cars (2011, 2012) with 1.4L turbocharged gasoline engines and 6T-40 automatic transmissions. ... Read more
It seems like only yesterday when I wrote about Ram’s new diesel light-duty pickup truck.  Actually it was late last month when I covered the latest addition to the Ram 1500 offering, and the company had not yet finalized the tow numbers. Now, Ram is saying that that the... Read more