GM Investing $1.2 Billion in Fort Wayne Pickup Plant

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GM Investing $1.2 Billion in Fort Wayne Pickup Plant
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Trucks are big business in North America and the Detroit Three reap a lot of their profits from these rough-and-tumble vehicles. To stay ahead of its rivals GM just announced that it’s “makin’ it rain in Fort Wayne” by sinking $1.2 billion into this Indiana pickup plant. Continue Reading...

Why Your Pickup Truck’s Tow Rating is BS

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Why Your Pickup Truck’s Tow Rating is BS
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Trucks are big profit generators for automakers. The half-ton and heavy-duty pickup segments are probably the most fiercely competitive categories in the industry. Brands fight tooth and nail for every sale they can make. To move the metal they’re willing to leverage any and every competitive advantage no matter how small. Not surprisingly this winner-take-all… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Trucks for Urban Cowboys

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Top 10 Trucks for Urban Cowboys
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Once upon a time trucks were built for work. They had manual door locks, crank windows and AM radios, if they had any sound system at all. Leather seats, air conditioning and voice-activated distractions were out of the question. Like a framing hammer, pickups were simple and effective. For decades they were purpose-made for hard-working… 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...

Turbocharged Cars Don’t Live Up to Fuel-Economy Hype Says Consumer Reports

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Turbocharged Cars Don’t Live Up to Fuel-Economy Hype Says Consumer Reports
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Vehicle quality was not the only thing making news when Consumer Reports unveiled the results of its latest reliability study in Detroit earlier this week. Amongst the issues highlighted by the consumer publication were real world fuel economy and forced induction engine technology. Continue Reading...

Nissan Offers Employee Pricing to Hurricane Victims

Nissan Offers Employee Pricing to Hurricane Victims
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Nissan is lending a helping hand to victims of Hurricane Sandy. Individuals living in FEMA-designated disaster and emergency areas are eligible for employee pricing as well as discounted financing. Continue Reading...

Chrysler Withdraws PHEV Test Fleet for Battery Pack Upgrade

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Chrysler Withdraws PHEV Test Fleet for Battery Pack Upgrade
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Chrysler is withdrawing its fleet of plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) in order to issue out a battery-pack upgrade due to overheating issues with its lithium-ion propulsion batteries. Continue Reading...

Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Pickup Trucks

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Top 10 Most Fuel Efficient Pickup Trucks
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Trucks aren’t known for fuel economy, but finding a pickup that isn’t a gas hungry beast is a top concern for many truck shoppers. So if you’re looking for a good way to save money, both in terms of overall vehicle cost and especially at the pumps, check out this list of our Top 10… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Cheapest Cars to Insure in 2012

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Top 10 Cheapest Cars to Insure in 2012
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Those looking to save a few bucks when buying a new car, might want to take a look at this list from Insure.com of the least expensive cars to insure. They may not be the flashiest vehicles around, but we’re sure your bank account will appreciate the frugal cost of insuring these new cars –… Continue Reading...

Top 10 Winter Vehicles Named by Kelly Blue Book

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Top 10 Winter Vehicles Named by Kelly Blue Book
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When all was said and done, the results of their findings revealed a rather diverse range of vehicles, from cars to minivans, trucks and SUVs, though all of them shared a common trait, namely a user friendly all-wheel drive or four-wheel drive system, designed to maintain traction in slippery conditions. Continue Reading...
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