The folks over at Green Car Journal choose a Green Truck of the Year each year, and this year they selected the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel. While all the hoopla this year is about the Ford F-150 and its aluminum construction, it’s important to remember that Ram is still the only company currently offering a diesel engine option in their 150/1500 series trucks. It’s also no surprise … [Read more…]

If you were to ask me where the best competition in automotive is right now, I would not answer either midsize cars are small SUVs. Yes, competition in those segments is indeed fierce, and there are some really great products from each of the vehicle manufacturers represented in each of those segments. But no, if you’re looking for the best knock-down, drag-out competition you … [Read more…]

This week, I’m driving a modern take on the classic muscle car; the 2015 Dodge Challenger Scat Pack. Though known for the green Mustang that Steve McQueen drives, the movie Bullitt has the baddies driving a black Dodge Charger. The car chase scene in this movie is one of the best and often referenced. If you’re into cars and haven’t seen this moving, get the Blu-Ray (or queue … [Read more…]

Ford walked away with quite a few awards from the 2014 Texas Truck Rodeo, including Truck Line of Texas and Truck of Texas (for the 2015 Ford F-150), but one important pickup truck award went to the folks from Ram. The Heavy Duty Truck of Texas award went to the 2015 Ram 2500 Heavy Duty. In an of itself, it’s not surprising. The Ram is a good truck. But the Ford Super Duty line … [Read more…]

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Recently, I had the opportunity to be one of the first non-Ford people in the world to drive the 2015 Ford F-150 at the global media launch in San Antonio, and I must say I’m pleased with the new truck. By utilizing aluminum instead of steel for most of the body, Ford managed to shave 700 or so pounds out of their new truck. A lighter truck should improve handling and … [Read more…]

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