The Truth About Cars » Small Pickup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Small/Midsize Trucks Grab 15% Of January 2015’s U.S. Pickup Market, Tacoma Still Rules The Roost http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/smallmidsize-trucks-grab-15-january-2015s-u-s-pickup-market-tacoma-still-rules-roost/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/smallmidsize-trucks-grab-15-january-2015s-u-s-pickup-market-tacoma-still-rules-roost/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 15:20:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=993794 The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon combined to own 31.8% of the small/midsize U.S. pickup truck market in January 2015, up from near nonexistence one year ago. This meant the class-leading Toyota Tacoma saw its market share plunge by more than 17 percentage points. Yet Tacoma sales increased in January, rising 1567 units, or 16%, […]

The post Small/Midsize Trucks Grab 15% Of January 2015’s U.S. Pickup Market, Tacoma Still Rules The Roost appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
The Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon combined to own 31.8% of the small/midsize U.S. pickup truck market in January 2015, up from near nonexistence one year ago. This meant the class-leading Toyota Tacoma saw its market share plunge by more than 17 percentage points. Yet Tacoma sales increased in January, rising 1567 units, or 16%, […]

The post Small/Midsize Trucks Grab 15% Of January 2015’s U.S. Pickup Market, Tacoma Still Rules The Roost appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/smallmidsize-trucks-grab-15-january-2015s-u-s-pickup-market-tacoma-still-rules-roost/feed/ 40
Junkyard Find: 1976 Ford Courier http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/junkyard-find-1976-ford-courier/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/junkyard-find-1976-ford-courier/#comments Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=941073 After the ’79 Chevy LUV Junkyard Find we saw yesterday, it seems appropriate to follow up with another Malaise Era Japanese small pickup with Detroit badging. I found this Ford-badged Mazda B1800 just a couple of rows away from the LUV. It’s three years older and much rougher than the Chevy (Isuzu). Vehicles mostly don’t […]

The post Junkyard Find: 1976 Ford Courier appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
After the ’79 Chevy LUV Junkyard Find we saw yesterday, it seems appropriate to follow up with another Malaise Era Japanese small pickup with Detroit badging. I found this Ford-badged Mazda B1800 just a couple of rows away from the LUV. It’s three years older and much rougher than the Chevy (Isuzu). Vehicles mostly don’t […]

The post Junkyard Find: 1976 Ford Courier appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/junkyard-find-1976-ford-courier/feed/ 32
Capsule Review: 2015 VW Saveiro CD Highline (Double Cab – Brazilian Market) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/capsule-review-2015-vw-saveiro-cd-highline-double-cab-brazilian-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/capsule-review-2015-vw-saveiro-cd-highline-double-cab-brazilian-market/#comments Sun, 31 Aug 2014 17:36:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=904225 The car-based small pickup market was launched in Brazil by Fiat during the 1980s. Taking a 147 as its base, the Italians cut out the back seats, added a bed, beefed up the suspension and called it good. The market deemed it so, and soon, there was a whole new segment gracing Brazil’s roads, with […]

The post Capsule Review: 2015 VW Saveiro CD Highline (Double Cab – Brazilian Market) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
The car-based small pickup market was launched in Brazil by Fiat during the 1980s. Taking a 147 as its base, the Italians cut out the back seats, added a bed, beefed up the suspension and called it good. The market deemed it so, and soon, there was a whole new segment gracing Brazil’s roads, with […]

The post Capsule Review: 2015 VW Saveiro CD Highline (Double Cab – Brazilian Market) appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/capsule-review-2015-vw-saveiro-cd-highline-double-cab-brazilian-market/feed/ 177
Chart Of The Day: Why Colorado Sales Expectations Are Low http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/chart-day-colorado-sales-expectations-low/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/chart-day-colorado-sales-expectations-low/#comments Sun, 10 Aug 2014 12:50:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=884561 It’s difficult to possess anything other than low U.S. sales expectations for GM’s new pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, even before you know the exact prices, or the prices people actually pay for new Silverados. Toyota Tacoma volume, prior to this year, was perking up, but not nearly to the level it […]

The post Chart Of The Day: Why Colorado Sales Expectations Are Low appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
It’s difficult to possess anything other than low U.S. sales expectations for GM’s new pickup trucks, the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, even before you know the exact prices, or the prices people actually pay for new Silverados. Toyota Tacoma volume, prior to this year, was perking up, but not nearly to the level it […]

The post Chart Of The Day: Why Colorado Sales Expectations Are Low appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/chart-day-colorado-sales-expectations-low/feed/ 181
Cramped So-Called King Cab Dooms ’79 Datsun Pickup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/cramped-so-called-king-cab-dooms-79-datsun-pickup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/cramped-so-called-king-cab-dooms-79-datsun-pickup/#comments Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=378189 I’ve been seeing quite a few junked Datsun pickups in recent years, and most of them have featured the King Cab option. To those of you accustomed to 21st-century pickups with four doors and luxurious back seats, the few additional cubic centimeters of the Datsun 720’s King Cab must seem a cruel joke. Sure, you […]

The post Cramped So-Called King Cab Dooms ’79 Datsun Pickup appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
I’ve been seeing quite a few junked Datsun pickups in recent years, and most of them have featured the King Cab option. To those of you accustomed to 21st-century pickups with four doors and luxurious back seats, the few additional cubic centimeters of the Datsun 720’s King Cab must seem a cruel joke. Sure, you […]

The post Cramped So-Called King Cab Dooms ’79 Datsun Pickup appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/cramped-so-called-king-cab-dooms-79-datsun-pickup/feed/ 19