Nissan says there’s a “white space” in between full-size and heavy-duty trucks. They say buyers who find themselves in this space are stuck going a little smaller than they’d like, or paying for more truck than they really need to own. Enter the Nissan Titan XD and its mission to be the right-size truck in the middle. (Editor’s Note and Full Disclosure: Nicole Wakelin is a … [Read more…]

Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to spend a few minutes behind the wheel of one of the most interesting trucks of the year. The 2016 Nissan Titan XD is all new, and powered by a 5.0L V8 Cummins diesel engine. The goal of the truck is to appeal to the people who want more than a half-ton pickup, but don’t need the capability of a full-three-quarter-ton. Nissan claims … [Read more…]

Much like Chad has written about previously, I was invited by Ford to participate in the 2016 Explorer Platinum Adventure Tour. I was on the very first leg of the trip; our route was from Vancouver to Kamloops in beautiful British Columbia. While I’m pretty pumped to give any new vehicle a try, I didn’t expect the Explorer to live up to it’s iconic namesake. I expected … [Read more…]

If there is one truck that we’ve been waiting ALL YEAR to be able to get behind the wheel of, it has to be the 2016 Chevrolet Colorado with the 2.8L Duramax diesel. Why? Because in our minds, a diesel-powered midsize pickup truck has to be the definition of perfection. We recently had the chance to drive the new truck at Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas and see if our … [Read more…]

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Since the Ford F-150 was all new for the 2015 model year, there are only a few changes from that year to 2016. One of those changes involves an all-new trim level, called Limited. Basically, a Limited is a fully-loaded Platinum model without having to check all the option boxes. We recently had a chance to spend a little time behind the wheel, and here’s what we thought. A … [Read more…]


One of the frustrations of being a performance car fan and working at a new car dealership has always been reading about the new cars that are coming out well before being able to drive and experience them myself. Most of the time those darn auto journalists get to fly to exotic locations and drive the most amazing cars on legendary tracks, while us working stiff only get to … [Read more…]


During the same time that I had the opportunity to drive the pretty awesome 2016 Scion iA, I was also allowed to get behind the wheel of the larger iM. Based on a Corolla, but with some different tweaks and tuning, the iM promised to be the more exciting drive, while offering hatchback functionality. Did they succeed? Read on and find out. (Full Disclosure: Scion put me up … [Read more…]

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