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It is the final day of the Toyota-sponsored Bass Classic fishing tournament at Lake Conroe, and — though I can’t project who will win — it is a sure thing that Toyota’s first new truck in seven years will have had a great weekend ride.   I was there... 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
It is a personal pet peeve — pardon my pun. I hate to see dogs chained or loose in the beds of pickup trucks. Yes, yes, I know you profess to love them more than your wife, girlfriend, or anyone else, but sticking them in the truck bed just... Read more
There is an old saying that a musician should always leave the audience wanting more, and the first drive of the 2014 Toyota Tundra did just that.  Being in the Tetons for a scant 24 hours with no chance to flyfish or do much else is certainly a form... Read more
Love that bacon? Ford figures that enough Fiesta owners do, so it is now offering bacon wrap graphics just in time for International Bacon Day, August 31. I figure that, with a little adjustment, at least a couple of strips might work on your F-series truck or SUV. (I’m... 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
While others watch and wait, it appears that Nissan is the next pickup truck brand to embrace diesel as an alternative for a probable 2015 introduction.  While not totally unexpected, this is the first product news to trickle out of Nissan regarding a fasttrack program for pickups. When Nissan... 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