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2014 Active Lifestyle Vehicle winners named
The automotive/truck community has its awards season just like they do for Hollywood movies or recognition-worthy music. It’s exciting, exhausting and loaded with joy and disappointment.  The difference is that nobody gets to walk the red carpet. Last month, I had the opportunity to be a judge for the... Read more
Urgent: large recalls hit Ram, Jeep, Dodge and Ford
The bogey man is back for Halloween with new recalls; and, for a change, these are not linked to either faulty ignitions or airbags. Together they affect more than 750,000 Chrysler trucks and SUVs and Ford SUVs, so take note. The Chrysler recalls involve 2010 – 2014 Ram 2500... Read more
A Toyota love-fest in Plano
There was no official announcement, but it would not have surprised me if they had renamed Plano and called it Toyota Town this week.  Toyota executives, state and local dignitaries (including Governor Rick Perry) and thousands of locals celebrated the company’s move from Southern California to the city north... Read more
First Drive: 2015 Ford F-150
Last week, I drove the the new Ford F-150 pickup at the media launch, and I’ve got to say that this half-ton which will step into the #1 vehicle spot in the nation is more than just a worthy successor. It is a real game changer. For starters, let’s... Read more
Latest round of recalls ends the summer of 2014
Today is the last day of summer, and here is a list of the latest vehicle recalls in no particular order: General Motors — Brake defect for parking brake which can remained partially engaged causing the brakes to heat up. Cadillac XTS – 2013, 2014 Chevrolet Impala – recent... Read more
GMC ups the sport truck ante for 2015 with Sierra Elevation Edition
I promise not to start this out with a line about GMC raising the bar with the new 2015 Sierra Elevation Edition, but I must admit that it’s tempting. On sale later this year, this is a definite step by GMC to become a bigger player in the sport... Read more
How likely are you to hit a deer?  More likely than last year
If you are a hunter, it is likely that you are salivating over than headline. Put away the ammo, just for now though, since I am talking about hitting that buck (or doe) with your vehicle. According to statistics provided by State Farm, Texas drivers are 3.4% more likely... Read more
2015 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon beat the competition for fuel economy
As the release date nears for General Motors’ new midsize trucks, it appears that they have won a major fuel efficiency battle.  That should be no surprise since the segment-leading Toyota Tacoma and the Nissan Frontier are both overdue for updating. ( Nissan has signaled strongly that a Frontier... Read more