The Truth About Cars » truck 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 14:00:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1979 International Harvester Scout http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1979-international-harvester-scout/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1979-international-harvester-scout/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2016 12:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1325874 Is it fair that I photograph just about every reasonably intact International Harvester Scout that I see in wrecking yards, while ignoring nearly all air-cooled Volkswagen Beetles that I find in the same yards? Probably not, though I’m making an effort to shoot the more interesting Beetles now. No matter what happens with Beetles in […]

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Is it fair that I photograph just about every reasonably intact International Harvester Scout that I see in wrecking yards, while ignoring nearly all air-cooled Volkswagen Beetles that I find in the same yards? Probably not, though I’m making an effort to shoot the more interesting Beetles now. No matter what happens with Beetles in […]

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2016 Nissan Titan XD – Towing with the 5/8-Ton Truck http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-nissan-titan-xd-towing-58ths-ton-truck/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-nissan-titan-xd-towing-58ths-ton-truck/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1319690 Japanese car companies have been trying to break into the American full-sized pickup market for decades. Despite Japanese trucks having a sterling reputation for dependability and reliability internationally, ‘Muricans are a different bunch. Not even Ford’s switch to “European-style” twin-turbo engines and aluminum bodies could stop the freight train that is the F-Series sales chart. […]

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Japanese car companies have been trying to break into the American full-sized pickup market for decades. Despite Japanese trucks having a sterling reputation for dependability and reliability internationally, ‘Muricans are a different bunch. Not even Ford’s switch to “European-style” twin-turbo engines and aluminum bodies could stop the freight train that is the F-Series sales chart. […]

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2016 GMC Yukon Rental Review – In The Big City http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-gmc-yukon-rental-review-big-city/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-gmc-yukon-rental-review-big-city/#comments Tue, 05 Apr 2016 15:45:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1316194 “My advice for aspiring writers is go to New York. And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New York to you, where the standards for writing are high, there are other people who share your dreams, and where you can talk, talk, talk about your interests.” — Walter […]

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“My advice for aspiring writers is go to New York. And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New York to you, where the standards for writing are high, there are other people who share your dreams, and where you can talk, talk, talk about your interests.” — Walter […]

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Junkyard Find: 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1974-toyota-land-cruiser/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1974-toyota-land-cruiser/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1317314 The Toyota Land Cruiser has been around since the Sengoku Period (OK, since 1951), and all varieties of this truck tend to have plenty of obsessively devoted single-interest fanatics here in Colorado. You’ll see the occasional FJ60 Land Cruiser in junkyards here, and I’ve even seen a well-stripped FJ40 in a Denver yard. Today’s well-thrashed […]

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The Toyota Land Cruiser has been around since the Sengoku Period (OK, since 1951), and all varieties of this truck tend to have plenty of obsessively devoted single-interest fanatics here in Colorado. You’ll see the occasional FJ60 Land Cruiser in junkyards here, and I’ve even seen a well-stripped FJ40 in a Denver yard. Today’s well-thrashed […]

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Junkyard Find: 1993 Jeep Cherokee, Pink Camouflage Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1993-jeep-cherokee-pink-camouflage-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1993-jeep-cherokee-pink-camouflage-edition/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1312754 Examples of the XJ Jeep Cherokee are everywhere in Denver junkyards (nearly as numerous as late-1990s Subaru Outbacks, these days), and it takes a special one to make me deploy my camera. I thought the factory-installed orange tape stripes on this ’91 Cherokee Sport were interesting, and now today’s ’93 with innovative tree-branches-and-rattlecans camo job […]

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Examples of the XJ Jeep Cherokee are everywhere in Denver junkyards (nearly as numerous as late-1990s Subaru Outbacks, these days), and it takes a special one to make me deploy my camera. I thought the factory-installed orange tape stripes on this ’91 Cherokee Sport were interesting, and now today’s ’93 with innovative tree-branches-and-rattlecans camo job […]

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Junkyard Find: 1974 Chevrolet El Camino http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1974-chevrolet-el-camino/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1974-chevrolet-el-camino/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2016 13:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1301737 The Chevrolet El Camino reached its largest size in the 1973-1977 fourth-generation version, while engine power decreased at about the same rate as its bumper size increased. Still, these cartrucks are somewhat sought-after today, more so than the later, smaller G-body-based ones. Since you won’t see many of these vehicles in self-service wrecking yards, I […]

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The Chevrolet El Camino reached its largest size in the 1973-1977 fourth-generation version, while engine power decreased at about the same rate as its bumper size increased. Still, these cartrucks are somewhat sought-after today, more so than the later, smaller G-body-based ones. Since you won’t see many of these vehicles in self-service wrecking yards, I […]

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2016 Nissan Titan XD First Drive – A Cat Looks at The Kings http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-nissan-titan-xd-first-drive-cat-looks-kings/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-nissan-titan-xd-first-drive-cat-looks-kings/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2016 19:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1266681 Ask people in the know which full-size pickup is arguably the worst new purchase you can make today and you’ll receive a resounding answer: the Titan. Nissan’s foray into full-size pickups was a breath of fresh air when it debuted for the 2004 model year. But like all merchandise that sits stagnant on retail shelves, it quickly went out […]

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Ask people in the know which full-size pickup is arguably the worst new purchase you can make today and you’ll receive a resounding answer: the Titan. Nissan’s foray into full-size pickups was a breath of fresh air when it debuted for the 2004 model year. But like all merchandise that sits stagnant on retail shelves, it quickly went out […]

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Junkyard Find: 1970 Ford Econoline Van http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1970-ford-econoline-van-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1970-ford-econoline-van-2/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:30:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278042 The Ford Econoline went from having a forward-control/mid-engine layout to sporting a stubby hood with the engine moved a bit forward for the 1968 through 1974 model years. Every time I see one of these vans in a wrecking yard, it has been so thoroughly used up that I feel compelled to break out my […]

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The Ford Econoline went from having a forward-control/mid-engine layout to sporting a stubby hood with the engine moved a bit forward for the 1968 through 1974 model years. Every time I see one of these vans in a wrecking yard, it has been so thoroughly used up that I feel compelled to break out my […]

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SPIED: 2017 Ford F-150 Diesel; Have Your Hybrid and Burn Oil, Too http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/spied-2017-ford-f-150-diesel-hybrid-burn-oil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/spied-2017-ford-f-150-diesel-hybrid-burn-oil/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:20:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274913 That’s clearly a diesel gurgle coming out of that F-150’s lightly camo’d buttock. If our ears are to be believed, that would be the pending fulfillment of a prophecy made here two years ago: Ford is preparing a light-duty diesel to sell by 2018. I have so many questions to ask: What about EcoBoost? Where does […]

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That’s clearly a diesel gurgle coming out of that F-150’s lightly camo’d buttock. If our ears are to be believed, that would be the pending fulfillment of a prophecy made here two years ago: Ford is preparing a light-duty diesel to sell by 2018. I have so many questions to ask: What about EcoBoost? Where does […]

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Pickup Buyers Will Pay for Anything: GMC Sierra All Terrain X http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/pickup-buyers-will-pay-anything-gmc-sierra-terrain-x/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/pickup-buyers-will-pay-anything-gmc-sierra-terrain-x/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274305 In the war for ever-lucrative pickup truck money, conspicuous consumption is key. General Motors’ latest salvo in the pickup arms race has mudders, LED lamps, a spray-in bedliner and the letter “X” in its name, jack. GMC announced Wednesday that it would sell this spring a Sierra 1500 All Terrain X package, which is derived […]

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In the war for ever-lucrative pickup truck money, conspicuous consumption is key. General Motors’ latest salvo in the pickup arms race has mudders, LED lamps, a spray-in bedliner and the letter “X” in its name, jack. GMC announced Wednesday that it would sell this spring a Sierra 1500 All Terrain X package, which is derived […]

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Junkyard Find: 1983 Jeep Cherokee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1983-jeep-cherokee/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1983-jeep-cherokee/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241097 Because we still see them all over the roads today, the still-in-production (in China) XJ Cherokee is the best-known Jeep Cherokee. However, AMC made a two-door version of the original SJ Wagoneer, called it the Cherokee, and built it for the 1974 through 1983 model years (just to confuse things, a four-door SJ Cherokee was […]

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Because we still see them all over the roads today, the still-in-production (in China) XJ Cherokee is the best-known Jeep Cherokee. However, AMC made a two-door version of the original SJ Wagoneer, called it the Cherokee, and built it for the 1974 through 1983 model years (just to confuse things, a four-door SJ Cherokee was […]

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2016 Toyota Tacoma Limited Review – Off-road Taco Truck [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-toyota-tacoma-limited-review-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-toyota-tacoma-limited-review-video/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 16:30:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1235209 Toyota’s small trucks have long been associated with bulletproof reliability (and occasionally militant militias). Despite the Tacoma splitting from the legendary Toyota Hilux bloodline in 1995, the Taco (as some fans refer to their trucks) has continued Toyota’s rugged and reliable image. A big factor in the Tacoma’s long-term reliability is the Toyota’s philosophy to change: it should happen slowly […]

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Toyota’s small trucks have long been associated with bulletproof reliability (and occasionally militant militias). Despite the Tacoma splitting from the legendary Toyota Hilux bloodline in 1995, the Taco (as some fans refer to their trucks) has continued Toyota’s rugged and reliable image. A big factor in the Tacoma’s long-term reliability is the Toyota’s philosophy to change: it should happen slowly […]

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Junkyard Find: 1967 International Harvester 1100B Pickup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1967-international-harvester-1100b-pickup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1967-international-harvester-1100b-pickup/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1234305 Living in Denver, I see plenty of International Harvester Scouts in local wrecking yards. IHC pickups and SUVs show up as well, including this ’72 pickup, this ’71 Travelall, this ’71 pickup, and now today’s non-rusty ’67 pickup. As long as a pickup can still haul stuff, it pays its keep… but newer, more fuel-efficient […]

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Living in Denver, I see plenty of International Harvester Scouts in local wrecking yards. IHC pickups and SUVs show up as well, including this ’72 pickup, this ’71 Travelall, this ’71 pickup, and now today’s non-rusty ’67 pickup. As long as a pickup can still haul stuff, it pays its keep… but newer, more fuel-efficient […]

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Junkyard Find: 1991 Jeep Cherokee Sport http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1991-jeep-cherokee-sport/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1991-jeep-cherokee-sport/#comments Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1224441 The XJ Jeep Cherokee was made for approximately a thousand years (OK, 32 years, counting the still-in-production BAW Knight S12), and these trucks are still extremely easy to find here in Colorado. Nice XJs still command good prices here, but used-up ones fill the local wrecking yards. Since I shared a junked Grand Cherokee last […]

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The XJ Jeep Cherokee was made for approximately a thousand years (OK, 32 years, counting the still-in-production BAW Knight S12), and these trucks are still extremely easy to find here in Colorado. Nice XJs still command good prices here, but used-up ones fill the local wrecking yards. Since I shared a junked Grand Cherokee last […]

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Cheech And Chong’s 1992 Toyota Low Boy Is For Sale In Spokane, Apparently http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/cheech-chongs-1992-toyota-low-boy-sale-spokane-apparently/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/cheech-chongs-1992-toyota-low-boy-sale-spokane-apparently/#comments Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:47:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1228017 Or is it a 1991? We could pore over the details of a Toyota pickup festooned with more weed than the University of Colorado Boulder campus, or we could just admire the grapes on “Mike” for selling his truck “not used for much than errands” with that kind of photo in Washington on Craigslist. What […]

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Or is it a 1991? We could pore over the details of a Toyota pickup festooned with more weed than the University of Colorado Boulder campus, or we could just admire the grapes on “Mike” for selling his truck “not used for much than errands” with that kind of photo in Washington on Craigslist. What […]

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Piston Slap: E15 and The Kiss of Death? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-e15-ethanol-kiss-death/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-e15-ethanol-kiss-death/#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2015 14:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1203945 Robin writes: Sajeev, here is a possible line of discussion: ethanol fuel. It’s hard to find straight gasoline now and impossible in the more populous counties of Texas. E15 is around the corner. My old D21 is still running strong at over 200K (previously discussed here and here —SM) but I fear that adding E15 might be […]

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Robin writes: Sajeev, here is a possible line of discussion: ethanol fuel. It’s hard to find straight gasoline now and impossible in the more populous counties of Texas. E15 is around the corner. My old D21 is still running strong at over 200K (previously discussed here and here —SM) but I fear that adding E15 might be […]

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Viper Ends Production in 2017; Fiat Chrysler Plans For New Cars, Engines at its Plants http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/viper-ends-production-2017-fiat-chrysler-plans-new-cars-engines-plants/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/viper-ends-production-2017-fiat-chrysler-plans-new-cars-engines-plants/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2015 17:20:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1203465 The Dodge Viper will end production in 2017 when the current model expires, according to approved language included in the United Auto Workers’ contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. According to Automotive News, the Conner Avenue plant, which makes the sportscar, doesn’t have future product planned beyond 2017, effectively sealing the fate for the flagging car. The […]

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The Dodge Viper will end production in 2017 when the current model expires, according to approved language included in the United Auto Workers’ contract with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. According to Automotive News, the Conner Avenue plant, which makes the sportscar, doesn’t have future product planned beyond 2017, effectively sealing the fate for the flagging car. The […]

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Junkyard Find: 1960 Dodge D200 Pickup, with Genuine Flathead Power http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-1960-dodge-d200-pickup-genuine-flathead-power/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-1960-dodge-d200-pickup-genuine-flathead-power/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 12:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1193298 Chrysler’s flathead (aka “L-head”) straight-six engine is one of the forgotten heroes of prewar and postwar Detroit, being produced from 1929 through some undefined year in the early 1970s (for stationary use, e.g., in generators and irrigation pumps). There was even a five-bank, 30-cylinder version made for tanks. It appears that it was possible to […]

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Chrysler’s flathead (aka “L-head”) straight-six engine is one of the forgotten heroes of prewar and postwar Detroit, being produced from 1929 through some undefined year in the early 1970s (for stationary use, e.g., in generators and irrigation pumps). There was even a five-bank, 30-cylinder version made for tanks. It appears that it was possible to […]

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2015 Ford F-350 Super Duty Review – Hauling Above The Limit [w/ Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/20152016-ford-super-duty-review-video-hauling-limit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/20152016-ford-super-duty-review-video-hauling-limit/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:05:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1176306 2015 Ford F-350 King Ranch 4×4 6.7-liter OHV V-8, turbodiesel (440 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm; 860 lbs-ft @ 1,600 rpm) 6-speed 6R140 automatic Not tested under EPA regulations* 14.1 (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: King Ranch trim, Super Crew cab, 4×4, 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine, 3.31 locking rear axle, Ruby Red paint, 5th wheel prep, spray-in bedliner, heated seats, upfitter switches […]

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2015 Ford F-350 King Ranch 4×4 6.7-liter OHV V-8, turbodiesel (440 horsepower @ 2,800 rpm; 860 lbs-ft @ 1,600 rpm) 6-speed 6R140 automatic Not tested under EPA regulations* 14.1 (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: King Ranch trim, Super Crew cab, 4×4, 6.7-liter turbodiesel engine, 3.31 locking rear axle, Ruby Red paint, 5th wheel prep, spray-in bedliner, heated seats, upfitter switches […]

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What If Jeep’s Mid-size Pickup Was a Ram Instead? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/jeeps-mid-size-pickup-ram-instead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/jeeps-mid-size-pickup-ram-instead/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 17:16:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1157666 Like an NFL expansion team in Los Angeles, music in the hallways during passing periods, “welfare queens” and the full-time McRib, Jeep’s mid-sized Wrangler-based pickup might be the only thing we ever talk about. Guess which one may happen now? According to Automotive News, the Wrangler-based pickup may make an appearance in 2018-ish, after the […]

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Like an NFL expansion team in Los Angeles, music in the hallways during passing periods, “welfare queens” and the full-time McRib, Jeep’s mid-sized Wrangler-based pickup might be the only thing we ever talk about. Guess which one may happen now? According to Automotive News, the Wrangler-based pickup may make an appearance in 2018-ish, after the […]

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No Fixed Abode: You Don’t Want A Jeep Pickup, You Pansy! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/no-fixed-abode-dont-want-jeep-pickup-pansy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/no-fixed-abode-dont-want-jeep-pickup-pansy/#comments Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1145497 Last week, rookie TTACer Aaron Cole called the RAM Rebel a Jeep pickup. I don’t think it would be impossible to make the case that the Rebel is a successor of sorts to the J10 and J20 full-sizers like the one that Jalopnik is rebuilding right now. Those pickups were discontinued after Chrysler acquired AMC […]

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Last week, rookie TTACer Aaron Cole called the RAM Rebel a Jeep pickup. I don’t think it would be impossible to make the case that the Rebel is a successor of sorts to the J10 and J20 full-sizers like the one that Jalopnik is rebuilding right now. Those pickups were discontinued after Chrysler acquired AMC […]

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2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Review – Identity Crisis http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2015-ram-rebel-review-identity-crisis/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2015-ram-rebel-review-identity-crisis/#comments Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1141673 2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4×4 5.7-liter, variable valve timing, multi-displacement system Hemi V-8 (395 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm; 410 pounds-feet @ 3,950 rpm) 8-speed 8HP70 automatic 15 city/21 highway/17 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 15.1 mpg, 60 percent highway/30 percent off-road/10 percent at a lousy, never-ending stoplight (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Rebel Package; Dual rear […]

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2015 Ram 1500 Rebel Crew Cab 4×4 5.7-liter, variable valve timing, multi-displacement system Hemi V-8 (395 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm; 410 pounds-feet @ 3,950 rpm) 8-speed 8HP70 automatic 15 city/21 highway/17 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 15.1 mpg, 60 percent highway/30 percent off-road/10 percent at a lousy, never-ending stoplight (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Rebel Package; Dual rear […]

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2016 Toyota Tacoma Still Has Rear Drum Brakes and Here’s Why (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2016-toyota-tacoma-still-rear-drum-brakes-heres-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2016-toyota-tacoma-still-rear-drum-brakes-heres-video/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 22:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1138770 That screeching noise you’re hearing around the 20-second mark in the video below? That’s the 2016 Toyota Tacoma’s front brakes screaming through sand as the Tacoma digs itself out of a self-inflicted pit using its clever crawl control. We asked Tacoma Chief Engineer Mike Sweers last week why the new Tacoma didn’t have discs in […]

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That screeching noise you’re hearing around the 20-second mark in the video below? That’s the 2016 Toyota Tacoma’s front brakes screaming through sand as the Tacoma digs itself out of a self-inflicted pit using its clever crawl control. We asked Tacoma Chief Engineer Mike Sweers last week why the new Tacoma didn’t have discs in […]

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2015 GMC Sierra Crew Cab Review – America: The Truck http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2015-gmc-sierra-crew-cab-review-america-truck/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2015-gmc-sierra-crew-cab-review-america-truck/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 19:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1138058 2015 GMC Sierra Crew Cab SLT 4×4 6.2-liter OHV V-8, direct injection, cylinder deactivation, CVVT (420 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm; 460 lbs-ft @ 4,100 rpm) Hydra-Matic 8L90 8-speed automatic 15 city/21 highway/17 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 16.5 mpg, mostly city driving while yelling “AMERICA!” at full trot. (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: 6.2L Ecotec3 V-8, navigation, polished exhaust tips, sunroof, spray-in bedliner. As […]

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2015 GMC Sierra Crew Cab SLT 4×4 6.2-liter OHV V-8, direct injection, cylinder deactivation, CVVT (420 horsepower @ 5,600 rpm; 460 lbs-ft @ 4,100 rpm) Hydra-Matic 8L90 8-speed automatic 15 city/21 highway/17 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 16.5 mpg, mostly city driving while yelling “AMERICA!” at full trot. (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: 6.2L Ecotec3 V-8, navigation, polished exhaust tips, sunroof, spray-in bedliner. As […]

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For $58 You May Pass the IIHS Small-overlap Crash http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/58-may-pass-iihs-small-overlap-crash/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/58-may-pass-iihs-small-overlap-crash/#comments Mon, 03 Aug 2015 17:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1132489 Metal bars welded to the Ford F-150 Super Crew in front and behind its front wheels that helped it pass the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s notoriously difficult small-overlap crash cost roughly $58, Automotive News is reporting. It was revealed last week that the low-cost part was left off of regular- and extended-cab models, prompting the […]

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Metal bars welded to the Ford F-150 Super Crew in front and behind its front wheels that helped it pass the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s notoriously difficult small-overlap crash cost roughly $58, Automotive News is reporting. It was revealed last week that the low-cost part was left off of regular- and extended-cab models, prompting the […]

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