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For years I have asked my Chevy contacts to give me a Suburban for a week so I could do a full ride/drive review.  Alas, there was never one in the regional media fleet, and I suspected that GM wasn’t exactly looking for a green vehicle journalist writing in... Read more
I’m sure it is a coincidence that  for the last three weeks I have been driving Ford F-series trucks. Today I leave for the first drive for journalists on the 2014 Chevy Silverado at Knibbe Ranch near San Antonio, and there will obviously be comparisons made, if not entirely... Read more
Often stuff happens that isn’t quite major enough to merit a single large story.  Here are some from the past week: GM Foundation gives $100,000 to the American Red Cross On April 20th, GM provided a grant to the Red Cross to aid emergency management officials to help provide... Read more
If your truck hit 500,000 miles, what would you do?  Keep it until the wheels fall off.  Trade it in for a new bigger one?  Or, all of the above. I know what Dudley Thomas of New Braunfels, Texas, did.  He bought his first new truck — a 1995... Read more
If I wrote a post for every recall out there I would be doing nothing else, but when there is one of this magnitude, covering both trucks and cars, I try to keep you informed.  This one is interesting because it shows how much a problem can be created when one supplier... Read more
  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