2017 Toyota Tacoma Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer Some people need a full-size pickup because they are pulling something big, like a trailer or boat; while others just like to drive trucks. For those who like trucks and occasionally must haul something or pull something, we think the 2017 Toyota Tacoma offers a great opportunity to drive something…

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2017 Honda Ridgeline AWD Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With exception of people who buy pickups for work and business, we categorize full-size pickup buyers into four basic groups or some combination there of: 1. Those who have something they regularly haul, pull (like a boat or travel trailer) or they go off road. 2. Those who want to…

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2016 GMC Sierra Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The GMC Sierra might not get all the attention as the other full size trucks, but it certainly runs in the same crowd. With roots going back as early as 1901, the GMC truck line is as deep in pickup heritage as you can get and that carries through to…

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2016 Chevrolet Silverado LT Crew Cab

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We?ve had a chance to drive a couple different versions of the Chevrolet Silverado truck lately ? the most recent the 2016 Chevrolet Silverado LT Crew Cab. It?s almost like driving a full-size sedan except that you sit up higher with a commanding view of the road, have the capacity…

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2016 Nissan Titan XD Diesel Pickup Test Drive

?2016 Nissan Titan XD Pro4X? An Innovative Hauler with V8 Turbo Diesel Power Scottsdale, AZ ? What?s in a name? The name Titan translates as a person or thing of very great strength, intellect or importance. Nissan?s latest entry challenges the full-size pickup segment with bold new styling while combining the capability of a heavy-duty…

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2016 Ford F-150 Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer With annual sales of about 750,000 units the Ford F-150 truck numbers are staggering, plus Ford has the bragging right to having had the best-selling truck for 38 consecutive years and the best-selling vehicle for 33 years. We?re sure everyone?s heard about the latest interesting changes, too, since Ford started…

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2015 GMC Canyon Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We had been driving the 2015 GMC Canyon pickup around town and on the freeway for two or three days when Barbara said, ?I don?t feel like I?m in a truck!? Mostly that was because the GMC Canyon SLT interior is nicer and more comfortable inside than many of the…

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2014 Honda Ridgeline Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The Honda Ridgeline pickup seems to be one of those ?love it? or ?hate it? vehicles. We happen to be in the ?love it? column because it?s not like a typical pickup, rather it?s like and SUV or crossover with a pickup bed instead of a cargo area. To us,…

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The New Ford Ranger — Not for the U.S.

Ford finally introduced a new worldwide version of the Ranger pickup at the Australian International Auto Show in mid-October.? Last redesigned in 1998, the current model Ranger has gone way over the normal life expectancy of any model. Ford say they plan to sell this new model in 180 different countries around the world, however…

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