Top 10 Forbidden Fruits Growing In Your Backyard

Top 10 Forbidden Fruits Growing In Your Backyard
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Think we have it good in the US when it comes to automotive selection? Think again. There are quite a few cars available to our neighbors from the North and South, but not in our dealerships. What gives? Here’s the scoop: many of these cars might not pass our emissions or safety standards, while others… Continue Reading...

Ford, Chrysler Looking to Get Back in Small Pickup Market?

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Ford, Chrysler Looking to Get Back in Small Pickup Market?
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The Ford F-150, Chevy Silverado, Ram 1500 and Toyota Tundra have all seen updates in the past year, but what about smaller pickups which are seen as more affordable and fuel efficient? Well, they may be on the way back to relevance. Continue Reading...

Where Did The Compact Pickups Go?

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Where Did The Compact Pickups Go?
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Bigger isn’t always better, although domestic automakers are pretending not to hear you when it comes to compact pickups. Why? Continue Reading...

Mazda RX-8, Honda Element Among Cars Axed in 2011

Mazda RX-8, Honda Element Among Cars Axed in 2011
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A new year is around the corner, and with every new year comes change. Numerous new models will be added to dealerships across the country, while for 2012 many other models will disappear. From the Mazda RX-8 to the Honda Element, there are quite a few vehicles we’re going to miss and hope that successors… Continue Reading...

Ford Says No To Small Pickups As GM Forges Ahead; Chrysler Undecided

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Ford Says No To Small Pickups As GM Forges Ahead; Chrysler Undecided
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Even as General Motors readies their new Chevrolet Colorado mid-size pickup, Ford and Chrysler are hedging their bets that consumers won’t return to the floundering small truck market, and continue to opt for full-size pickups instead. General Motors has claimed that the new Colorado will do most of what a full-size truck can do with… Continue Reading...

Updated Toyota Tacoma Arriving In October

Updated Toyota Tacoma Arriving In October
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The compact pickup segment is interesting because major updates are rare compared to other sectors of the auto industry. The RAM Dakota hasn’t received a refreshed look since 2007, and the Nissan Frontier hasn’t changed since 2005. The outgoing Ford Ranger hasn’t really changed since 1998. This isn’t the same story for the Toyota Tacoma… Continue Reading...

Ford Recalling More Than 20,000 Trucks In The US

Ford Recalling More Than 20,000 Trucks In The US
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As a result, the automaker is recalling certain 2004-2011 Ford Ranger pickups, 2002-07 Super Duty pickups, including F-250 through F-550 models, as well as 2002-05 Excursion SUVs. Continue Reading...

GM Unveils Colorado ‘Show Truck’ at Bangkok Show

GM Unveils Colorado ‘Show Truck’ at Bangkok Show
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It wasn’t exactly a secret. With Thailand being one of the most popular single markets for small and mid-size pickups – the biggest in the world according to GM’s Susan Docherty, it’s hardly surprising the General chose the Bangkok Auto Show to reveal its global Ford Ranger competitor, the Chevrolet Colorado. However, the actual truck… Continue Reading...

Ford Recalls 31,000 Vehicles for Fuel Risk, Electrical Problems

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Ford announced a recall of their trucks and crossovers – including 23,688 Ranger pickup trucks – because of a fuel line near the throttle body shield that could leak fuel and cause a fire, and an electrical system that might short out and, well, cause a fire. Ford is recalling 8,022 Edge and Lincokn MKX… Continue Reading...

General Motors To Develop Compact Pickup On Global Platform, With Thai Expertise

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General Motors To Develop Compact Pickup On Global Platform, With Thai Expertise
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With the Ford Ranger having left the building, General Motors is capitalizing on the death of a legend by going full steam ahead with the development of their next compact pickups, which will replace the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. While the Ranger will be sold in markets across the globe, save for the United… Continue Reading...

Ford To Develop New Body-On-Frame SUV, North Americans Likely Won’t Get It

Ford To Develop New Body-On-Frame SUV, North Americans Likely Won’t Get It
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Take a look at the Ford Territory SUV pictured above. It looks just like our now-dead North American market Ford Taurus X, right? Underneath, the two cars couldn’t be different. The Taurus X is based on the last generation Taurus, a heavy, lumbering, underpowered behemoth, while the Territory is based on the rear-drive Falcon, and… Continue Reading...

Report: Jeep Investigating Compact Pickup

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Report: Jeep Investigating Compact Pickup
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The Jeep Comanche has a small but dedicated following of fans, but the venerable brand hasn’t been too interested in returning to the segment – until now. With the Mahindra pickup on the way and demand for the Ford Ranger still at passable levels, Jeep CEO Mike Manley says compact trucks are an area that he is… Continue Reading...

Ford Ranger Hangs In There For April, Outsells Mustang, Suburban, Fit

Ford Ranger Hangs In There For April, Outsells Mustang, Suburban, Fit
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The Ford Ranger has been on the market for 12 years in its current incarnation, and while the Ford F-Series might be America’s favorite truck, the Ranger doesn’t look like its slowing down any time soon either. With the April sales numbers released yesterday, Pickuptrucks.com made the startling discovery that in April of 2010, the… Continue Reading...

Report: Ford F-150 to Fill Ranger’s Shoes, But New Global Ranger Still Possible for North America

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Report: Ford F-150 to Fill Ranger’s Shoes, But New Global Ranger Still Possible for North America
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Production of the Ranger pickup truck will end next year, with Ford hoping buyers will move up to the F-150. If demand is sufficient, however, Ford might also look to introduce its upcoming global midsize truck platform (the new Ranger) to the U.S. In an interview with PickupTrucks.com, Ford product boss Derrick Kuzak confirmed the… Continue Reading...

Ford Ranger Gets a Real Redesign… But Only for Europe

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Ford Ranger Gets a Real Redesign… But Only for Europe
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Ford Europe has just release images and information on the upcoming 2010 Ranger pickup truck. With a sporty new redesign that looks suited for hitting the sand-dunes, this new look is not destined to appear in North America. U.S. customers will get this instead: “The Ford Ranger nameplate is already established in more than 100… Continue Reading...
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