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The 2016 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), also sometimes called the Detroit Auto Show, is rapidly approaching. We thought we’d set up this open thread for the various discussions related to the show before, during, and afterwards. We’ll be there, and have our standard coverage, but this is a chance for you all to help participate in the process. Feel free to … [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…]

We’re already big fans of the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon here, but the version we are the most excited for is the version powered by the 2.8L Duramax diesel. We had a chance to drive it recently, and will be featuring that write-up shortly, but in the meantime we learned something even bigger; the fuel economy. Opting for the diesel in two-wheel drive configuration … [Read more…]

When we had the Jeep Wrangler Willys Wheeler in earlier this year for review, we immediately wanted to take the roof off. It showed up with the 3-piece Freedom Top, and even though it was cold we thought, “why have a removable roof and keep the roof on?” So, we set about removing the roof. Since we never had a Wrangler in the review garage before, we weren’t quite sure … [Read more…]

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Back in the dark days of the automotive industry, the folks at Cummins were working with Ram Trucks on a new engine to power their full-size pickup truck. They had most of the details worked out. It’d be a 5.0L V8 turbodiesel. It’d make a generous amount of torque. It would be a match made in heaven. Then Ram’s parent company went bankrupt. The bankruptcy killed the deal. … [Read more…]

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For the 2015 model year, if you wanted to have a top-of-the-line, luxury pickup truck from Ford you’d have to choose the F-150 Platinum. I recently spent a week in one for another site (review coming here soon), and I enjoyed the amount of technology and luxury that the truck had to offer. It’s hard to imagine they’d go higher, but they did. For 2016, you’ll now be able to … [Read more…]

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Some people have called it a “Raptor Fighter,” but the folks at Ram Trucks don’t want you to think of it as such. So what exactly is the 2015 Ram Rebel that debuted at the 2015 North American International Show? Here’s why it’s being made and why we think it’ll sell well. If you drive by any truck dealership in the midwest, you’ll often notice that there’ll be at least … [Read more…]

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