Truck driver in the US who does weekly cross country trips. His posts answer so many questions that people have and while I was aware of some things having his point of view on others has been really informative.
“Hey guy, thanks for running into my truck...”
I put the old girl to work today.
I love the Honda Ridgeline. There. I said it. It’s practical, it has some really cool features, it should be pretty reliable. And it does most of the stuff most people realistically ever use trucks for. My brain is telling me to get one, even though my heart tells me to get something bigger.
But remember Mr. President, those who love trucks do not love walls, tariffs, and import restrictions. We love trucks of all sizes from all nations.
That or F150s count Raptors in order to fall asleep. Silly question, can you swap the body of one truck onto the frame of another? Is that a thing? Could you mix makes and model years?
This thing is so cool.
Got a little snow here so i got to test the new tires a bit. It was like an inch or two, so it was an absolute tank. Basically drove it like I was in a cold rain and didn’t slip the tires (Unintentionally) once. Also I only shifted into 4hi just to make sure it was still working.
The Canyon is about the nicest place to be in its class. Better inside than the Tacoma and leagues beyond the Frontier. It’s nearly as big as the old F150.
Figured I would kick off my first post by showing my past rides and my feelings about each of them. Well, I should actually start off by showing you my current car (truck? Vehicle?):
In addition to the horsepower wars, payload wars, torque wars, and towing wars, we seem to be fighting over who can pull the biggest flag around. But it’s this quote from Ford Truck Group Marketing Manager Doug Scott that cracked me up:
The Lincoln Mark LT didnt work out but we got “Limited” and “Platinum” versions of mainstream fullsize pickups because of it. That said, I still wish we had a true luxury pickup and not an open-cargo SUV. A truck that starts at $55,000. “But that’s 4-cyl E-Class money!!” So what, I want a truck with zero fascinations…
I know it will take some time before we see a full head to head of both of these trucks. But what truck do you think will win and why?
So I’m selling my garage queen E39 M5, a decision I have been told many times that I will regret (but it’s too nice to mod and I worry about an expensive repair every time I fire it up), and making room for a “fun” vehicle (or maybe vehicles). One of the directions I’m strongly considering is an off-road rig that I…
The cones are set out because the lot needs repainted and I was standing on a newish parking structure, the end spaces will / are an aisle to drive in. Neat to see different vehicles converted. I did a Google search & looks to be a $23,000 conversion , other conversions open the door assembly up like gullwing doors.…
You have decided to start your own brand, however instead of building some eccentric supercar you are going to build a truck. Your goal is to hit between 8,000 to 12,000 US sales annually within the first three years. Tell me the following:
(Copied from this article in my blog: http://galapagosizedautomotive.kinja.com/pickup-trucks-japans-forbidden-fruits-1786652987, with edits.)
The Only Tacoma Review You Shouldn’t Read!
Here are two very similar videos; on from the U.S., and one from France. The American one was shot by me, with the help of my little brother, some five years ago. I have no idea who shot the French one, but it’s from 2014. Both of them feature something that is incredibly cool to anyone who is either around 12 years…