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Peter Corn

I am a country/folk songwriter turned automotive writer. All that really means is I'm always trying to make automotive news somehow sentimental and involve a banjo.

2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD | Rob Corn
Crossover & Midsize

The 2021 Mazda CX-9 is Just Right – Someone Call Goldilocks

The three-row crossover/SUV segment is wildly competitive. The ones which currently have folks in a frenzy the American market are the heavyweights like the Kia Telluride, Chevy Suburban, and Cadillac Escalade. Although, after spending a week with the 2021 Mazda CX-9 Signature AWD, I feel like I’ve found the SUV that is “just right.” Is …

The 2022 Ford Maverick spied on production line
Trucks & SUVs

The 2022 Ford Maverick Is Finally Starting to Look Like a Truck

Small trucks are coming back! First, the Ford Ranger reboot and, as of a few months ago, the Ford Maverick is, hopefully, indicating a shifting tide away from the oversized trucks we have come to know like the Tundras and Rams. The information we get from the 2022 Ford Maverick is still intermittent, inconsistent, and …

An image of a 2021 Ford F-150 outdoors.
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Ford F-150 Hybrid Can Actually Power Your House

As the world becomes an ever increasingly chaotic place full of pandemics, insurrections, and natural disasters, a truck that can also power your house feels nearly like an absolute necessity. Trucks always promise the world, when in reality, they tend to kind of suck at everything except pulling stuff and carrying your friend’s mattress when …

The Airstream travel trailer is by a campsite, a truck, and solar panels.
Marine & RVs

Airstream Doubles Down on Vintage Vibe While Going All-in on Evs

RVs are booming. At this point, most of us understand the importance of safely traveling by isolating and being as self-sufficient as possible. In the RV game, whether camper van, motorhome, trailer, or overlanding truck rig, the demand has spurred the creation of countless new boutique builders. While the segment has become inundated with flashy …

A silver 2021 Toyota Highlander XSE on display.
Trucks & SUVs

The Toyota Grand Highlander Might Be Bigger Than We Think

Bigger is clearly better in the truck and SUV world; at least that’s what automakers think. We’ve seen countless new models pop up that are significantly bigger than their previous versions. We have even seen older model vehicles like the Ford Maverick coming back and transforming from a sedan to a full-blown pickup truck. Everything …

2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee McIntosh sound system
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Is Making Automotive History

An audiophile is a hi-fi enthusiast. It’s basically a gearhead but for music and sound systems. Audiophiles are some of the most passionate and discerning enthusiasts on the planet. Car nerds are pretty serious, but it takes no refinement to feel an impressive 0-60 mph launch, but 99.9 % of people would look at you …

The Hyundai logo printed on a window
Trucks & SUVs

Recall Alert: Your 2021 Hyundai Tucson ABS May Cause Fire

Recalls always get our heart rates up. It takes a pretty serious problem to issue a full-blown recall. Usually, recalls are saved for faulty seat belts, exploding airbags, exploding motors, and the occasional fire. Well, lately, we’ve seen a lot more fire-related recalls with the prevalence of electric cars. Well, we can now add the …

A Ford F-150 logo on a white truck
Trucks & SUVs

2020 Ford F-150 Owners Are Suing Over Excessive Oil Consumption

Serious issues on a fairly new vehicle are one of the most frustrating things ever. Something as old-school and sloppy as a new model car burning too much oil is downright unacceptable. Oil burning should only happen to the vintage classics and diesels, not a 2020 Ford F-150. Well, That is exactly why F-150 owners …

RV camper drives on road with winter landscape
Tips, Tricks & Trends

How to Winterize Your Diesel Engine

Winter is upon us. Depending on where you live and what you drive, you may have varying levels of experience with “winterizing” your home, RV, Motorcycle, or even car. Winterizing, for those who may not know, is the process of preparing your gear for sustained low temperatures. Diesel-powered vehicles are particularly vulnerable to low temperatures. …

Chevy Colorado with sand dune color, driving on the road
Trucks & SUVs

The 2021 Chevy Colorado Just Got a Massive Discount

Every so often, things work the way they are supposed to. However, we recently saw the 2021 GMC Sierra get a price bump even though it was ranked last in its class by Consumer Reports. This is what you call a “hard sell.” At least something at GM reflects reality with the newly announced discount …

Mitsubishi Delica Space Gear V6 1996 camper van | National Motor Museum/Heritage Images/Getty Images
Marine & RVs

5 Affordable Camper Vans That Are Actually Cool

Campers are increasing in popularity by the day, it seems. As COVID continues as an unfortunate fixture in our lives, the need to travel safely and socially distanced continues to be of the utmost importance. The problem is, the coolest campers can cost some pretty serious money. Airstream and Winnebago can easily get well into …

2021 Nissan Titan pickup truck
Trucks & SUVs

The Real Reason the 2021 Nissan Titan Deserves More Respect

Truck people tend to be fiercely loyal. They are loyal to drinking Busch, giant flags mounted to their trucks, and the trucks themselves. Of course, I’m only kidding about the beer part… For real, though, people tend to be loyal to whatever brand of pickup they have. You’ll rarely see someone switch from a Chevy …

2022 VW Golf R
Sedans & Coupes

The 2022 VW Golf R Has Evolved Into Its Highest Form

Hot hatches are the coolest. Full-stop. They hit all the major food groups; fast, efficient, practical, and good looking. In almost every other segment in the automotive industry, you end up sacrificing something to get something else. The hot hatch group, in general, doesn’t really feel that way. So, we agree; hot hatches are the …

2020 Honda CRF1100L Africa Twin
2 Wheels

Recall Alert: The Honda Africa Twin Has a Corrosive Gas-Tank Issue

Adventure bikes have truly taken over the motorcycle scene. Ever since Ewan McGregor and Charlie Boorman strong-armed their BMWs across the world in Long Way Round, people have been crazy about these bikes. In efforts to capitalize on this craze, Honda brought the Africa Twin back in 2015. Since then, it has been a goal …

An orange 2020 Kia Niro on display in a parking lot with trees in the background
Hybrids & Electrics

Can the 2020 Kia Niro Hybrid Hang With the Toyota Prius

The hybrid platform has fully integrated into the car scene over the last 20 years or so. What started as something only meant for eco-conscious drivers has morphed into the powerplant for sports cars, supercars, and pickup trucks. It is as ubiquitous as a V6 at this point. The hybrid posterchild was and probably still …

Custom 2022 Jeep Wrangler "Jeepster"
Trucks & SUVs

You Can Customize Your New Jeep Wrangler From the Factory

Customizing is synonymous with owning a Jeep. There are thousands of companies that not only exist but thrive because of the culture surrounding Jeep customizing. As a result of customizing culture around Jeeps, they have come to be known as the LEGO truck. Literally, every piece on a Wrangler can be bought in its OEM …

A white Kia Telluride is traveling on sand dunes.
Trucks & SUVs

Are the 2021 Jeep Wrangler and 2021 Kia Telluride That Different?

By definition, automotive journalism probably isn’t supposed to get too philosophical, but it’s January 1, and it’s a day for trying something new. If we are honest with ourselves, we know cars and trucks often come down to emotion and philosophy. No one buys a Ferrari because it’s perfect for going to the store. Even …

A gray Airstream Globetrotter camper off-road in the woods.
Marine & RVs

Airstream May Look Retro But That’s Only a Disguise

Very few makers of anything have captured the vintage aesthetic well while building something that works with modern ease and reliability. Plenty of automotive manufacturers have tried and failed. Look at the Dodge Charger, Challenger, Mustang, Harley Davidson, and countless others that “resurrected” a classic design for a new car. Like them or not, they …