Toyota allows a peek at the 2016 Tacoma
The Detroit Auto Show doesn’t start until the 12th, but Toyota has lifted their hem to give a tantalizing peek at the 2016 Tacoma. It was reported earlier by many sources that the new mid-size would not be shown until later in the year. Whether the earlier intro is... Read more
Chevrolet Colorado is Motor Trend Truck of the Year
The automotive awards season is just revving up and the Motor Trend Truck of the Year is certainly one that gives bragging rights to a manufacturer.  There are always those who disagree with the jury, and this year will be one of those when people will try to second... Read more
Ford announces fuel numbers for F-150 — best among all gas-powered pickups
Ford today released its long-awaited fuel efficiency numbers for the 2015 F-150 pickup, staking claim to the highest EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings in the gas-powered 1/2-ton pickup segment.  The new trucks started rolling off the line about a week ago, and should be arriving in dealer showrooms. The ratings... Read more
Urgent: More than 200,000 vehicles in Ford recall today
It’s a new month and the first of November’s recalls are by Ford. They include some 2014 and 2015 model year, as well as older vehicles. It seems that Ford, like its competitors, is using a quick recall strategy, and that will keep the number of recalled vehicles down,... 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
Urgent recall for airbags covers almost 5-million vehicles
A huge recall for defective airbags is again in the news and I still do not understand why the U.S.government has not taken a strong stand against the manufacturer, Takata Corporation.  I generally like the regulators to stay out of much of the automotive industry, but this is a... Read more
Ford rules as F-150 is named 2015 Truck of Texas
Ford’s bet on a completely redesigned F-150 paid off handsomely this weekend as the Texas Auto Writers Association rewarded the all-new vehicle with the highly coveted 2015 Truck of Texas commendation.  The company’s full line also regained its spot as the Truck Line of Texas, as almost 70 journalists... Read more