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2009 Shapes Up Much, Much Worse for Trucks

2009 Shapes Up Much, Much Worse for Trucks

It's hard to type with my fingers crossed. Needless to say, 2009 has not gotten off to a good start for the auto (or almost any other) industry. In fact, not many of us today can rest assured our job will still be there come the end of 2009. Scary times indeed. Projections for 2009 are bleak. The... read more

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2010 Toyota Tundra Platinum Package

2010 Toyota Tundra Boasts Efficient New V-8, New Trim Packages

Toyota debuted its new 2010 Tundra pickup at the Chicago Auto Show today. Big news is the arrival of an all-new 4.6-liter V-8 that boasts the best fuel efficiency of any V-8... read more February 11, 2009 by  3


 
2010 Dodge Ram 2500

2009 Chicago Show: Dodge Ram 2500 Takes Towing Seriously

According to Dodge, the heavy-duty segment contains about one-third of all full-size truck sales in the U.S. And buyers in the segment are said to be the most brand-loyal in... read more February 11, 2009 by  5


 
2009 Suzuki Equator

2009 Chicago Auto Show: Suzuki Equator Goes Three Ways At Once

A year after introducing the Suzuki Equator (a lightly disguised Nissan Frontier) pickup at the '08 Chicago Auto Show, Suzuki rolls out three customized Equators designed and... read more February 9, 2009 by  0


 
2008 Honda Accord Sedan 4-door I4 Auto EX-L Rear Seats

China Helps Honda To New Sales Record; Russia Does Same For VW

Honda and Volkswsagen are two notable auto manufacturers with far-flung markets that are helping them weather - and thrive despite - the tough sales downturn. Honda's sales... read more January 29, 2009 by  0


 
2009 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 LTZ

Chevrolet Silverado Leads December Light-Duty Pickup Sales

J.D. Power sales reports show that the Chevrolet Silverado light-duty pickup was the champion for light-duty truck sales in December of last year. The truck actually gained... read more January 23, 2009 by  0


 
2011 Ford F-150 4WD SuperCab 133" SVT Raptor Temperature Controls

2011 Ford F-150 Engines Offer Clean-Sheet Design, More Efficiency

Scrambling to keep up with the new consumption-conscious consumer, domestic pickup manufacturers like Ford and GM have employed stopgap measures like extra gears and... read more January 20, 2009 by  0


 
2007 Mitsubishi Raider 2WD Double Cab V6 Auto LS Open Doors

Mitsubishi Raider Gets The Axe

Few will be crying when the last Mitsubishi Raider pickup rolls of the line sometime in 2010. A half-hearted beast from the very start, slow sales of she snout-nosed... read more January 12, 2009 by  1


 
2010 Pontiac G8 ST

2010 Pontiac G8 ST Is DOA

We predicted it a few weeks back--or at least suggested it would be a grand candidate for the scrap heap. Now GM's gone and cancelled the 2010 Pontiac G8 ST, according to our... read more January 6, 2009 by  5


 
Toyota Tundra

Toyota: Tough Times Coming

Hard times are coming, predicts the world's largest automaker. Toyota - which captured the global sales crown from struggling General Motors during the first half of 2008 -... read more July 29, 2008 by  0


 
Stocks Down

Record Losses at Ford; Big Changes Coming?

Posting the worst quarterly loss in its history, Ford Motor Co. says it is "aggressively accelerating" plans to shift from a truck-based to high-mileage, car and... read more July 24, 2008 by  6


 
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Ranger Redux?

Ford Motor Co. may have some good news for fans of its long-running Ranger pickup, as well as workers at the company's Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota. The... read more June 26, 2008 by  4


 
Toyota Tundra

Toyota Facing First Sales Dip Since 1995

Anyone who thinks the impact of the current automotive downturn is limited to the Big Three domestic automakers is in for a rude shock. At a meeting with shareholders, a... read more June 25, 2008 by  2


 
2008 Ford F-Series

Do You Think Ford Can Survive?

Ford's decision to delay by two months the launch of the new 2009 F-Series pickup is news in and of itself. But in the broader scheme of things, it's just one step in a... read more June 22, 2008 by  12


 
Woody Allen Bubble Car

Breaking Wind? Bubble Cars and Aero Trucks

After being put into suspended animation following a botched operation, Woody Allen wakes up centuries in the future - as a wanted man. Looking to escape, he steals an... read more June 20, 2008 by  3


 
Toyota Tundra

Toyota Pinched by Truck Slump, Too

Regular readers of TheCarConnection.com have gotten used to the daily barrage of news and headlines trumpeting the impact of record oil prices on Big Three truck sales. But... read more June 20, 2008 by  2


 
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