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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
Patience is a virtue.  Sometimes I like to wait for the dust to settle after driving a newly launched vehicle. You can equate it to swirling a fine wine around in your mouth before declaring it’s best attributes.  I decided to do that with the 2014Chevy Silverado 1500 which... Read more
Usually when I write about older vehicles, it’s about recalls, fixes or problems.  This time it is about a great freebie for owners of 2006 model year or newer General Motors vehicles that do not currently have activated OnStar, but do have that little blue button.  You can now... Read more
The truck media grumbled for months (me included) as GMC dribbled out details on the 2014 Sierra Denali, scheduled to arrive in dealerships this fall.  Nonetheless, when you spoke with a GMC person there was more than a hint of a smile whenever the subject of the new truck... Read more
For years I have asked my Chevy contacts to give me a Suburban for a week so I could do a full ride/drive review.  Alas, there was never one in the regional media fleet, and I suspected that GM wasn’t exactly looking for a green vehicle journalist writing in... Read more
About 60 cars, crossovers, and performance SUVs faced judgement by almost as many auto writers and photographers last week at the Texas Motor Speedway; and it was amazing to see how far everyone has come.  In some years past, unfavored vehicles sat in the drive-thru garage all day, looking... Read more
If your truck hit 500,000 miles, what would you do?  Keep it until the wheels fall off.  Trade it in for a new bigger one?  Or, all of the above. I know what Dudley Thomas of New Braunfels, Texas, did.  He bought his first new truck — a 1995... Read more