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As vehicle manufacturers decide whether mid-size or compact pickup trucks dilute their full-size truck sales, companies like Toyota and Nissan enjoy some exclusivity in this segment.  Both of these companies — especially Toyota — are filling this market niche very effectively with trucks that are both road and off-road... Read more
Whenever I tell you about GM’s growth, whether it be in new models or significantly updated models, I am sure to get a flurry of emails regarding the bailout and GM, in general.  There is a lot of venom, but I’ll risk it by telling you that the vehicle... Read more
I promised that I would keep you appraised of any recalls that might affect your truck, trailer or boat, and this week a new one was issued.  It is not for a large-scale problem but, if you are unlikely enough to be faced with it, it is best to know... Read more
After reviewing the 2013 Toyota Tundra only days ago, I heard about a towing feat that I had to share (if only because it will probably never happen again).  The Toyota Tundra CrewMax, without any special customization, will be towing the Space Shuttle Endeavor to its retirement home, the... Read more
It seems strange, but we’ll take what we get on the 2014 Silverado.  GM seems to have heard our begging and whining for anything on the long-awaited vehicle.  They have not heard our prayers, but did throw us a morsel.   Not much detail, but here is the spy-style video that Chevy has... Read more
In the past, I have invited readers to join me for an on-road auto writer experience. Only one has taken me up on it:  John (Hoppy) Hopkins of Kyle, TX,  joined me for a ride-along in the 2012 F-150 SVT Raptor. I knew it might not be easy. Hoppy’s first... Read more
Yesterday in Austin, a fire killed two children and cause more than $140,000 in damage to the house they were living in. It is probable at this time that the fire was caused by a faulty electrical cruise control switch on an older model F-150 truck. This truck problem... Read more
I know some of you turn up your noses at a story that isn’t about a great new sport truck or accessory, but please humor me by sticking with this for at least a couple of minutes.  It could save a life — and it might even be yours.  Since there have been so many... Read more