Recently, I had an opportunity to spend a week in the 2014 Ram 1500 Tradesman EcoDiesel. A certified work truck, the Tradesman didn’t have power windows, door looks, or exterior mirrors. But it did have the 3.0L EcoDiesel V6 and an 8-speed automatic transmission. Since the guys are planning on an Ike Gauntlet run in a truck like this one, I’ll defer the whole review to them, … [Read more…]

I was fortunate enough to attend this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise, and the fine folks at Ram put me in the Ram Rumble Bee concept for the weekend. They also provided transportation to and from Detroit by way of a 2014 Ram 1500 Big Horn crew cab 4×4. While I didn’t get to spend a great deal of time in the truck, here are a few things I learned from my time behind the … [Read more…]

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The Fiat 500L is an interesting vehicle on many levels. First, it’s a much larger version of the Fiat 500. Like the Mini getting larger, Fiat made the 500 bigger in order to accommodate more people and stuff. Also, like the Mini, it doesn’t look as big as it is until it’s parked next to something to compare it to. In a world where most European vehicles are built in the United … [Read more…]

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The 2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk is Jeep’s long-awaited replacement to the previous Cherokee in the small-ish SUV segment. The debut to the public didn’t go so well, as photos leaked from the Toledo North Assembly Plant ahead of the official unveiling, and the photos weren’t flattering to the new SUV’s unique front fascia. Even when reviewing the vehicle almost a year after it … [Read more…]

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Last year for the 10th anniversary of the Ram Rumble Bee, Ram took a 2013 1500 R/T and converted it into a modern interpretation of the truck popularized over a decade ago. For this year’s Woodward Dream Cruise, which occurred this past weekend in the suburbs of Detroit, Ram let us borrow the truck to go cruising for the weekend. I had a great time, and while a full review (and … [Read more…]

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