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Your other wheels: Iconic Beetle offers new thrills
First off, let me say that I have never considered myself a VW Beetle person. Never owned one, never wanted one. Until now, that is. After a week in the 2014 Beetle diesel convertible, I could be a convert. It may be the refined look of the exterior. Or,... Read more
2014Toyota Texas Bass Classic combines world-record bass haul with truckmaker’s corporate committment
Lake Fork has a reputation that other inland lakes envy.  Bass are plentiful and can be HUGE. The setting is extraordinary and locals live to fish.   It is no wonder that the 2014 Toyota Texas Bass Classic returned there this year to the joy of the 50 professional... Read more
Black Package edition brings stealth vibe to 2014 Ram Heavy Duty trucks
If you want to look dangerous when you are behind the wheel, the people at Ram are making it easy for you.  The Black Package, which was successfully brought to market on the 1500-level pickups, is now available for the 2500 and 3500 level vehicles.  The reason: customer response... Read more
URGENT: GM issues recalls for current Silverado, Sierra and full-size SUVs
What is happening with General Motors? I hate to do negative articles about any single vehicle or supplier, but a thinking person has to question the number of serious recalls that GM has been forced to issue recently. The most important to sportsmen and their families, I suspect, are... Read more
While I am working on a major truck feature for the print version of the April issue of the magazine, this was important enough to require a quick piece to let you know about two recalls that could affect you. In the largest recall in recent years, Graco is... Read more
While there is no formal NHTSA recall as yet, Toyota last week stopped sales and delivery of about 36,000 vehicles already in dealerships.  The affected models include 2013 and 2014 Tundra, Avalon, Sienna and some Camry and Corolla models. The problem, detected by NHTSA’s Korean counterpart, is that material... Read more
Earlier this week in Dallas I had a chance to climb into and around Ford’s 2015 F-150.  My first impression is that this is a worthy successor to the iconic trucks that have preceded it, making the F-150 the best selling vehicle in the country.  I haven’t driven it... Read more
A software problem that can cause engine fires has prompted a voluntary recall of GM’s recently introduced Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra pickups. Eight fires with no reported injuries have occurred, prompting the company’s action.  It appears that the overheating of the exhaust system on these trucks is linked... Read more