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  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
I am in Chicago this week for the media preview of the Auto Show — it’s 105th year.  Despite the fact of its name, it should be called truck central, and it rivals even the state fair of Texas for trucks of all kinds.  They are celebrated with the... 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
For the 2014 Silverado and GMC Sierra, GM has focused on differentiating the brands inside and out.  For both of the number two truck sales leaders’ there is a distinctly refreshed look and brings them into line with the Ford and Ram vehicles that have been style leaders in... Read more
The press materials for the Ford Atlas Concept Truck are now available and I can share the new features and photos with you. There is an iconograph detailing all the new features in the text below and, you can go to Ford’s YouTube site for an actual walk-around view of the truck.  Especially interesting:... 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