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In a state where one out of every four (or five) vehicles is a pickup truck, this sports and work icon placed first, second, third and seventh in the top-ten stolen vehicle derby in 2011, the last year for which numbers have been released. The numbers also coincided with... Read more
  While there are often recommendations for tires that excel in bad weather conditions, there seem to be little information –if any — for tires that excel in drought conditions currently bedeviling a large part of the country, including Texas.  Most people think of drought driving simply as motoring on dry roads, but long periods... Read more
MotorWeek, the iconic television program, has named its Drivers’ Choice award winners for 2013 and, while there were few (if any) major surprises, it is always interesting to see what conclusions they draw.  While I don’t always agree with the winners’ list, I do respect their belief that, in evaluating... Read more
The latest innovation to fill Ram truck’s prolific pipeline will be a new 2014 RAM 1500 EcoDiesel powered pickup truck, available after production begins in the third quarter of 2013, the truck maker announced last week.  This is on the heels of the Chicago Auto Show introduction of a 2014 Toyota Tundra... Read more
Wait.  Before you say,  “she has got to be kidding”, let me introduce you to the latest crossover vehicle with off-road and towing capability.  Readers, meet the new, longer Santa Fe with all-wheel drive, three-row seating and increased tow capacity.  No, it will not replace your heavy duty, or... Read more
It has been a long time coming, but Toyota just announced that it will introduce a redesigned Tundra Full-Size pickup truck at the Chicago Auto Show on February 7, at 9:00 a.m. No other details or teases have been sent out, but it has long been rumored that the... Read more
It’s a most unusual recall, but Subaru is recalling 633,842 Forester (2009-12), Legacy (2010-11), Outback (2010-11) and Tribeca (2006 – 2012) for a possible problem with a dealer-installed add-on.  A potential electrical short can occure with certain puddle lamps and — since Subaru did not factory install them — which... Read more
I was a lucky woman this week.  Ford’s elves dropped off a brand new 2013 F-150 Raptor and I can pretend that it’s mine for a while.  But, I’m not the only one who can have a Raptor for Christmas, and recipients don’t even need to have a driver’s... Read more