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New recalls tap Dodge, GM, Hyundai and Jeep
It has thankfully been pretty quiet this year when it comes to recalls, but they are still out there, and I wanted to share the info with you. The first affects about 200,000 Hyundai Elantra vehicles, specifically the 2008 – 2010 Elantra and the 2009 – 2010 Elantra Touring;... Read more
Chevy Colorado GearOn Edition highlighted at Chicago Auto Show
Chevy has combined the award-winning Colorado with a well-equipped sampling of the GearOn accessory system for an introduction at the Chicago Auto Show this week. GearOn accessories are available for every Colorado vehicle, but this is a get-there-faster combination designed to meet a range of needs without individually specifying... Read more
Nissan debuts 2016 Titan XD at Detroit Auto Show
The Nissan Titan has been stagnant for a decade, but the company is making a dynamic new push to lift its fortunes with the introduction of the 2016 Titan and Titan XD full-size pickups at the Detroit Auto Show this morning.  It will also be shown at the SHOT... Read more
GMC introduces panther-like Nightfall Edition
The GMC Canyon and its partner, the Chevy Colorado (both introduced about a year ago) have shown that there is life in the mid-size truck segment. They have both received numerous industry awards and I can admit to a truckwriter’s crush. I have driven them extensively and look forward... 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
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
The Recall Rumba: has a recalled vehicle has been fixed and August recalls
For months this column has been clogged with recall information.  I suspect that this pattern will not change anytime soon.  Frequently, as a result, I am asked whether this means that today’s cars and trucks are built more carelessly, have more defects, or are just plain worse than their... Read more