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Nissan shows Titan Warrior concept
A couple of years ago Nissan created a Titan vehicle that took two wounded warriors to Alaska for the trip of a lifetime.  Now it appears that others may have a chance to experience the DNA of that pickup truck.  At the North American International Auto Show, the company... Read more
Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew is new for 2017
If a beefed up version of Ford’s F-150 Raptor is on your radar — whether you win Powerball or not — you are going to be delighted with the 2017 version that Ford showed for the first time today. The company, which sells more trucks than any truck maker... Read more
Ford to license Ford-branded trailers and campers
When you’re the company that sells the most trucks and other vehicles that tow it only seems natural to lend your name to a line of trailers, campers and toy haulers. Produced by Indiana-based Livin Life, a subsidiary of Thor Industries, the trailers and other products will be made... Read more
Ford unveils 2017 Super Duty
It’s always a red-letter day when Ford takes the cover off a new truck. Historically they like to do it in Texas where they know it will be fully appreciated, and this year was no exception. This is a heavy-duty truck that is breaking a lot of the rules.... Read more
2016 Ford Explorer Platinum, a mighty magic carpet, is SUV of Texas
The Ford Explorer defined the SUV category more than two decades ago, and has led the pack ever since, but there has never been a top-of-the-line entry before. Enter the 2016 Explorer Platinum, awarded SUV of Texas at the Texas Auto Writers Association Truck Rodeo. The Explorer unseated seven-year... Read more
2016 Nissan Titan XD Turbodiesel V8 is the Truck of Texas
It isn’t in the dealer showrooms yet and I can’t share my driving impressions until November 15th, but the Truck of Texas this year, as voted by the Texas Auto Writers Association, is Nissan’s all-new pickup, the Titan XD Turbodiesel V8 with a 5.0L Cummins engine.  The engine, with... Read more
2016 Toyota Tacoma is game changer
It is not often that I am given to superlatives.  I drive hundreds of vehicles every year and it is easy to become jaded.  In this kind of job, you grow quickly skeptical of the manufacturers’ hype and know when you are being snowed. That said, I was impressed... Read more
Two large recalls for Volkswagen and Discount Tire (trucks and SUVs)
Attention — two recalls announced this week could have an impact on your vehicle safety.  One is for about 80,000 truck and SUV tires.  The second is for more than 420,000 Volkswagens from a range of product lines. Tires The Discount Tire recall affects the company’s ‘Pathfinder’* branded tires... Read more