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Reviews – Truck

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Give your Pumpkin a famous Ford Halloween Face

  One of the best things about Halloween is how it lets us express ourselves. Everything from your home decorations to your costume is a reflection of your personality and your passions. While traditional Halloween enthusiasts opt for spooky and… (more)
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2017 Nissan Pathfinder: on the right path!

Nissan invites us to find a new path with their revamped 2017 Pathfinder.  The Pathfinder’s bold new look starts with the new front end, which begs for adventure.  If you are in the Dallas area, and in the… (more)
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2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring: Let’s Go Places!

  Why is it I never get this kind of great vehicle to drive when I have a road trip planned?  My recent test drive of the 2016 Toyota Prius Four Touring made me long for a road trip.… (more)
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Tacoma Adventures

I have spent a lot of time the past month either looking at, driving, or talking about the 2016 Toyota Tacoma mid-sized pickup truck. My immersion in all things Tacoma, Toyota’s award-winning truck that’s made in a San Antonio plant,… (more)
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Driving Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado in California

I recently drove new models of the Chevrolet Colorado and Silverado (along with some SUVs like the Equinox, Suburban and Tahoe) in and around the picturesque village of Solvang, not far from Santa Barbara, California.   Hearing about Chevrolet trucks… (more)
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The most important Rodeo on Wheels

Each fall for the past 25 years, The Texas Automotive Writers have held a Texas-style rodeo where dozens of vehicles compete for the most important awards in the truck industry. For the past five years, the event was held at… (more)
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Two ducks and a truck

Would a duck cross the road to get a chance to see the new 2016 Toyota Tacoma?  Actually, several ducks jumped out of a pond and waddled across a Houston park toward the  2016 Toyota Tacoma  to… (more)
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New Nissan Titan XD Uses Cummins diesel engine

Some members of the Texas Auto Writers recently toured the Cummins Engine Plant in Columbus, Indiana, a city of 40,000+, at the request of Nissan’s Steve Parrett. The plant is gearing up to make the new Turbo Diesel Engine that… (more)
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Toyota Motor Company takes giant step into Plano, Texas

In late October, 2014 the Toyota Motor Company marked its official move to Plano, celebrating with a giant community block party, political figures, dignitaries and company officers. Toyota thought of every little detail, including having custom boots… (more)
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Alternative Awards for Tawa Truck Rodeo

The tension is in the air. Manufacturers bring their best to the rodeo. The title of best in class and best Truck of Texas are coveted in the industry. Here is the result of the 2009 Texas Truck Rodeo http://www.carladynews.com/articles/Oct09/congratulations.html (more)
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The 2014 GMC Sierra: Same but Different-WWJD and WWSOD?

 El Capitan Canyon Campground, California: On a rural road near my New England home town, a barn has the acronym WWJD painted on the side. It took me a few drive-bys to get it. What Would Jesus Do? is… (more)
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The 2014 Chevrolet Silverado: Five New Things Worth the Wait!

 We’ve been awaiting the first drive of the all-new 2014 Chevy Silverado and just found it was worth the wait! Climbing into the saddle of GM’s updated light-duty trucks at the Knibbe Ranch in Spring Branch, Texas, we discovered… (more)
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Ram Truck Brand donates $1 milliton to National Future Farmers of America Organization

Ram Truck Brand Reaches ‘Farmer’ Video Viewing Goal in Less Than One Week; $1 Million Donation Going to National FFA Organization  • More than 18 million views as of Feb. 14 of two-minute ‘Farmer’ video inspired by stirring ‘So… (more)
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Best Trucks of Texas

Each year, the Texas Automotive Writers group gathers to test drive and vote on the best trucks.  The TAWA nation has spoken. Ram, Jeep and Buick grabbed the top honors at the 20th annual Texas Auto Writers Association Truck… (more)
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From the Ranch to the Opera: The Ford F-150 Limited

  When I think of a truck, I think utility, power and raw practicality. No funny business, no bells, no whistles. A work horse that serves one purpose: function. How wrong I have been.  The Ford F-150 Limited is… (more)