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2019 RAM 1500 at the 2018 North American International Auto Show

2019 RAM 1500

The new 2019 RAM 1500! For 2019, RAM’s pulled out all the stops. While all-out capabilities are always high priority list, RAM’s taken their full-size truck one step further. Much like what they did with the new Jeep Wrangler, the RAM 1500 is a recent graduate of the School of Refinement. The use of high-strength steel, and other materials, has done wonders for the truck. Not only is it up to 225 lbs. lighter than ...

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CAR NEWS: Ford Power Stroke good news, and the bad…

2018 Ford F-150

Only a few days ago, Ford and their loyal truck customers were partying hard. After what seemed like decades of waiting, Ford announced that their all-time best-selling full-size F-150 was finally going to get its own Power Stroke diesel engine. The party did not last long. About 36 hours ago, it was announced that Ford was being sued by truck owners in the wake of allegations that the Blue Oval has fitted diesel emission cheat ...

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CAR NEWS: The F-150 Power Stroke has finally arrived!

Where to begin? How long have Ford pickup truck enthusiasts been waiting for this piece of news? Years? More like decades! The best-selling full-size truck in North America will finally get a Power Stroke diesel engine to call all its own! Let’s start by stating the obvious facts: The RAM 1500 has been available with an EcoDiesel engine for a number of years now, and the newest generation Nissan Titan XD’s sports an actual Cummins ...

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REVIEW: 2018 Toyota Tundra 4X4 CrewMax SR5

2018 Toyota Tundra CrewMax SR5

This is a farewell story to one of the longest-running generations of any vehicle sold as new in the 21st Century. Well, to be more precise, it should be. The Tundra, this Tundra, has been soldiering on largely unchanged since 2007 and it might be that this 12th model year will be its last. I’m supposing a number of things as, as I write these lines, nothing official has been released by Toyota that would ...

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FIRST ROAD TEST: 2018 Jeep Wrangler

2018 Jeep Wrangler

 Icons are dangerous blessings. A carmaker lucky enough to have stumbled upon creating one will bask in their brilliance up until the time comes for an update – one false move could mean certain catastrophe. Of all the iconic cars from the past 125 years, few have survived generations and decades like the Porsche 911 and Jeep Wrangler Both of these automakers need walk on eggshells when their product goes under the knife. Truth be ...

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CAR REVIEW: 2018 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design

2018 Volvo XC60 T6 R-Design

I’ve no shame in admitting that I’ve been a fan of Volvo cars for as long as I can remember. I’ve cycled in and out of “like” with most other car manufacturers but somehow Volvo’s managed to never fall out of favour with me. What makes Volvo special? It does things differently, despite past arguably unfavorable ownerships. It has a flair all its own, a clear and present identity; it’s Swedish, and proud of it. ...

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Review: 2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

2017 Acura MDX Sport Hybrid

It is rather unlikely that Acura knew or aptly projected the impact their MDX would have on their bottom line when they launched it back in 2000 as a 2001 model year luxury SUV. It quickly rose to become to best or second best-selling product in the line-up, outselling even the affordable ILX (the EL’s and CSX’ latest name) by a margin of nearly 3 to 1. And this despite being one of the most ...

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FIRST REVIEW: 2018 Chevrolet Traverse

If 2016 was the year of the car at Chevrolet with the subsequent launches of the new Volt, Malibu and Camaro, to name a few, 2017 belongs to the utility vehicles. In nine short months since beginning of the year, the new Equinox, Trax and Bolt (that’s right, a utility vehicle according to GM) have seen the light of day. Today, it’s the Traverse’s turn. Of all Chevy’s SUVs, the Traverse bridges the gap between ...

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LIST: Top 10 compact all-season new cars

Being on a budget no longer means that big sacrifices need to be made. In 2017, it is possible to get a car that features AWD and a better than decent level of equipment for $30,000 or less. The following list contains 10 of our favorite going into 2018. 2018 Ford Ecosport This perky little ‘ute promises to deliver on its name, and it’s cute too.  2018 Honda HR-V Only the HR-V’s outer dimensions are ...

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FRANKFURT: 2019 Porsche Cayenne Turbo

2019 porsche cayenne turbo

Raising the sport and performance bar is something that Porsche’s done since the very beginning. The 911 was never going to be a supercar-beating sporty coupe! Its rear engine design was flawed from the start. Today, the 911 is one of the most decorated sports cars in the history of motorsports. Porsche’s at it again with the new 3rd generation Cayenne. Whomever said that a truck couldn’t be driven on a track and tackle some ...

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