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Ask TCC: Chevy Silverado or Jeep Grand Cherokee?
Ask TCC: Chevy Silverado or Jeep Grand Cherokee?

Each day, the editors here at High Gear Media get questions from car shoppers who want a direct opinion on what they should buy. We're always happy to give our hands-on experience out in the form of advice (though we're also keen on getting you to share your brains and to write for High Gear Media...Read More»

1999 Chevrolet Silverado 1500
California Planning To Retire Cars Earlier

The California Bureau of Auto Repair (BAR) is planning to up the ante on its vehicle retirement program. There are over three million vehicles in California that are 15 years old or older. This is the vehicle population that the BAR regulatory action is targeting. Since older vehicles were...Read More»

EcoBoost V-6, 2011 Ford F-150
2011 Ford F-150: New EcoBoost V-6 Headlines Four New Engines

With its 2011 F-150, Ford [NYSE:F] is boosting fuel economy by up to 20 percent by going with a fuel-efficient, turbocharged gasoline V-6 as its mainstream engine in the lineup. Once upon a time, the automaker would have been laughed out of any serious truck owner's stall. Turbos were peaky; they...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Colorado 2WD Reg Cab 111.2" Work Truck Front Exterior View
Predatory Towing Or Just Property Rights

If you travel to Philadelphia for a cheese steak or a soft pretzel be careful where you park your car. However, if Mayor Michael Nutter signs a bill passed recently in city council you may not have to worry. The bill would require that the police or the parking authority ticket cars parked...Read More»

2010 Honda Element 2WD 5dr Auto LX Angular Rear Exterior View
Best Places To Tailgate

One of the best parts of the NFL season is the few hours before the game where you get to hang out with friends and enjoy a cold beer or two, or maybe twelve. But once you become an all-star tailgater, there’s more to consider than just what type of beef hotdogs to bring. Trucks and SUVs play...Read More»

2010 Toyota Tundra
Improving Gas Mileage In A Pickup

Trucks are noted for their ability to guzzle gas, especially with prices at the tank rising over the past decade. With their enormous amount of weight and resistance from the bed of the truck, individuals often wonder what steps they can take to improve the gas mileage of their trucks. With better...Read More»

2010 Toyota Corolla
Frugal Shopper: For Cost-Conscious Commuters, Sedans Make Sense

We've recently reported that there are a lot of deals to be had on new vehicles this season—especially on SUVs and trucks. But the flip side is that the costs of vehicle ownership are up significantly this year, and those very same aspects that are making some SUVs looking like such a steal at...Read More»

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Already Discounted, HUMMER Models Go On Clearance

Attempts at selling HUMMER to a Chinese company have failed, so GM is officially shutting down the brand. That means putting all remaining 2,200 HUMMER models in national stock on sale, and winding down the franchises for 153 dealerships. To help clear the vehicles out, GM is offering up to $6,000...Read More»

2010 Hummer H3T
Big HUMMER H3T Rebates Spell The End for Brand

General Motors said yesterday it's planning on shuttering the HUMMER brand once and for all--and today it's offering up hefty rebates to move the remaining HUMMER trucks from its inventory. CNNMoney reports the GM brand has about 2200 vehicles left in stock, and says the automaker will put rebates...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor
Pickup Sales Soar, Implying Brighter Days Ahead

According to the Wall Street Journal, pickups are on a roll. On the sales floor, popular models like Ford's F-Series have seen double-digit improvement over 2009, which is good news for automakers and potentially for the U.S. economy as a whole. In March of this year, sales of F-Series trucks like...Read More»

2010 Nissan Armada
Frugal Shopper: Trucks And SUVs Still Deeply Discounted

Just a few years ago, full-size trucks and body-on-frame sport-utility vehicles were the vehicles you weren't going to get a great deal on. These popular vehicles were among the most profitable vehicles for dealerships (and for automakers), and they didn't have to budge much at all on the price...Read More»

2009 Mahindra Pik Up
Mahindra Pickup On Track For Late Spring, Insists U.S. Distro

Despite some reports that the automaker might be lagging in its certification of its upcoming compact pickup model, the TR20 and TR40, the U.S. distributor for Mahindra reassures that U.S. plans are proceeding as planned. "Timing stays the same," insisted Global Vehicles USA spokesman Mike Geylin...Read More»

Scion xB L-Con City Safari Pickup Concept
Report: Scion Still Keen On Pickup Truck

Scion is keen on expanding its portfolio with new and exciting models to meet demand from rising numbers of budget-minded consumers, and one of the vehicles reportedly under consideration is a compact pickup truck. The information comes from Scion general manager Jack Hollis who revealed to Ward's...Read More»

2010 Nissan Titan
Nissan Will Go It Alone On Titan Pickup Replacement

Before Chrysler was ever involved in alliance dealings with Fiat, the Auburn Hills-based automaker was already tied with Nissan over several platform swapping and production sharing deals. One of these was to sell rebadged versions of the Ram pickup as a replacement for Nissan’s own Titan, but...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner
First Drive: 2010 Toyota 4Runner

Although we sometimes find ourselves sampling vehicles out of their element—convertibles with summer performance tires in the snow, for instance—and that’s sometimes fun in itself, the conditions proved perfect for our first drive of the 2010 Toyota 4Runner last week as we headed out in a...Read More»

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 2WD Crew Cab 140.5" Laramie Side Exterior View
How Long Does It Take To Write a New Ram Commercial?

Not very long, it seems. You may have noticed a few weeks back a new campaign for the Ram (nee Dodge Ram) pickup. It was shot by a brand new agency and a brand new client team, and it seems it was done to rewrite the rules of what a pickup commercial could be. "My name is Ram.  And my tank is...Read More»

2010 Ford F-150
EcoBoost V-6 Will Have Higher Torque Rating in 2011 Ford F-150

The 3.5-liter EcoBoost V-6 that’s due late this year in the 2011 Ford F-150 will have more torque than the new engine does in Ford cars. “In the transverse installation in the car, the torque is somewhat limited by transaxle, driveline,” explained Dan Kapp, Ford’s director of powertrain...Read More»

2010 Toyota 4Runner SR5
Toyota Not Planning On Many Takers For 4-Cylinder 4Runner

Toyota is bringing an economical new four-cylinder engine back to the base SR5 version of its fully redesigned 2010 4Runner. But as we recently discovered, this doesn’t significantly improve fuel economy for this body-on-frame ute. Instead though, it appears to enable Toyota to offer a...Read More»

2010 Lexus GX 460
First Drive: 2010 Lexus GX 460

Stepping into the brand-new 2010 Lexus GX 460 for the first time, it's hard not to feel a bit nostalgic. Why? Among mid-size utes, the Lexus GX 460 is the last one standing; it's the only vehicle this size that sticks with the body-on-frame construction long preferred those who do heavy towing, and...Read More»

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