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5 Good Full-size Pickup Trucks for Under $10,000

Pickup trucks are the most popular vehicle in America. And for good reason. The full-size truck can roll up its sleeves for heavy hauling and get dirty, while still accomodating child safety seats. A pickup truck is up for a little rough and tumble, yet it can also boast plush interiors that compete with the …
2017 Ram Rebel TRX Concept side

If You Can’t Dodge it, You RAM it

Since the big entrance into the auto industry with the Dodge brothers in the early 20th century, Dodge continues as a household name when it comes to cars. From muscle cars to pickup trucks to minivans, Dodge did it all. The Dodge Ram pickup truck grew a devoted following which ultimately gave rise to phrases …
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Maxus V Electric Pickup to Launch This Year

China is a large and populous nation. Accordingly, it has a large automotive industry. Many of the companies in that area have names that may not be familiar to many here in the United States. For example, one of the largest automotive manufacturers over there is SAIC, Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation. That company has announced work …
Dark green vintage 1946 Mercury M68 pickup truck

Mercury Offered More Than Luxury: It Had Pickup Trucks

Although they’ve added luxury and performance, pickup trucks are mostly designed around utility. That hasn’t stopped luxury and style-focused carmakers from building them, even if only as concepts. The Lamborghini LM002, for instance, was a pickup with a V12. Mercedes offered E-Class utes, as has Mini. BMW’s built several one-off pickups using the X7 and …
1972 Chevy El Camino-Ford Ranchero-Thom

El Camino to Return From Tesla

Since the launch of the Tesla Cybertruck, Elon Musk, the head of Tesla, has had people working on making it into a smaller package so that it could fit into the average garage. This adjustment involves shrinking as much as 5% of the Cybertruck’s presence. Over the weekend, he changed his mind. In a tweet, he …
2021 Toyota Tundra Trail Edition parked near mountains

5 Reasons the Toyota Tundra Is Better Than the Ford F-150

The Ford F-150 may be the most sold truck, well, ever. But the Toyota Tundra brings a lot to the table. It’s a trail boss with a utilitarian charm. And let’s not forget about the epic dependability that this truck has claimed for generations. It’s the dream truck for over 100,000 Americans each year for …
The Tesla Cybertruck has an angular, stainless-steel body.

Musk Hints Second Smaller Tesla Truck vs Shrinking Cybertruck

Elon Musk is a brilliant, yet eccentric gentleman. He also has had extraordinary success against the well-established mainstay automotive manufacturers since launching Tesla. Along the way, he has established a reputation for getting what he wants. Recently he went after the pickup truck market. He told the established manufacturers and the world ahead of time …
An orange 2019 Ford Ranger at speed on a road with a mountain background

Ford Ranger Changes in Australia Foreshadow American Ranger

Plans for the Australian 2022 Ford Ranger have leaked onto the world wide web. According to the plans, there will be some different engine choices coming into the mix for the Ranger pickup. Since the Ranger is one of the global platforms for Ford, the changes for the 2022 model year could also foreshadow what …
2019 Ram Power Wagon Crew Cab

Truck Sales Outpace All Others During Pandemic

For the month of April, the automotive industry took a huge loss in sales. Although companies offering sales online did not suffer as much as brick and mortar companies, there were still significant shortfalls. The interesting thing though, is that during the global pandemic lockdown, sales of trucks dominated other vehicles for the few sales there actually were. It’s …
2022 GMC Hummer removable roof

The 2022 GMC Hummer Is Getting Another Jeep-Like Feature

Although its release date is delayed, GMC continues to tease elements of the upcoming Hummer electric pickup. We’ve learned it’ll offer up to 3 electric motors, and go 0-60 in 3 seconds. But the 2022 GMC Hummer isn’t only worrying for Tesla, Rivian, and Bollinger. Aspects of its design, particularly the grille, recall some of …
Ram Rebel TRX Concept pickup parked in sand

Ram Rebel TRX: New Details Emerge on Raptor Competitor

Ram has been teasing consumers and the press with its Rebel TRX concept truck since 2016. It has been developed to fight the Raptor model from the cross-town rival, Ford. Aside from the concept prototype, nothing has really been seen of the truck aside from a few spy shots of the interior that surfaced last month. However, a development mule …
2020 Jeep Gladiator Rubicon

Counterpoint: Why Four-Wheel Drive is Necessary for Some

My colleague, Thom Taylor, was recently perplexed by statistics that state 90% of pickup truck sales are for four-wheel drive equipped vehicles. He reached out to our team and asked, Why? He feels it is an unused feature in a pickup that adds extra weight, and increases costs and complexity to the vehicle. I have a counterpoint position for him.  “I …
The RAM 2500 at the Chicago Auto Show

Auction-Bought Dream Truck Has Ominous Past

Sooner or later and the artificial intelligence on the internet will point an automotive enthusiast to an ad for government seized vehicles at auction. Government auctions of seized vehicles can provide some really good deals to bidders. But, beware, some of these vehicles have a past. One lucky purchaser was able to pick up the Ram 3500 of his dreams, …
Ram 1500 diesel trucks for sale at a car lot.

Shopping for Trucks With a $5k Budget

Buying a new truck every five years or so is not always financially possible. So, used trucks are an option that many people consider. But what if your budget is more like $5,000? What kind of truck is available at that price point, and what pitfalls can be avoided? Don’t spend it all First off, if you are considering purchasing a vehicle with …
2019 Ram 1500 Rebel driving on dirt road

Why Buy a Ram 1500 When You Can Buy a Ram 1500 Classic?

The Ram pickup truck has been a trusted truck for years. But what are the real differences between the new Ram 1500 and the Ram 1500 Classic. The Ram 1500 is an all new generation, while the 1500 Classic is an old faithful. The 2020 Ram 1500 Classic has a bargain starting price point and …
A white Toyota Tundra TRD Pro off-road pickup truck kicking up dirt

Are Toyota Trucks Really the Most Reliable?

The beloved Toyota brand creates fanboys and fangirls on the daily. Though a little on the expensive side, many have their Toyotas for years and years to come. Racking up the mileage is exactly what’s expected from Toyota reliability. Especially with their trucks. It’s not uncommon to see a Toyota Sequoia, Toyota Tundra, or Toyota …
A special edition Ram 1500 on display at an auto show

Ram Truck Design Competition Won by Three High School Students

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, known as FCA, recently held a design competition to sketch the Ram truck of the future. It is a competition that has run every year since 2013. The most recent ten-week competition just wrapped up. FCA’s design team, with a little input from guest judge Josh Welton, reviewed the submitted designs. Three winning submissions were announced this morning. The winning …