2011 GMC Sierra 2500HD SLE Review – Got Trailer?

Tuesday November 30th, 2010 at 12:1111 PM
Posted by: Kurt Gensheimer

By Kurt Gensheimer

Blings

  • New boxed frame  design virtually eliminates flex
  • Exceptional interior fit and finish for a work truck
  • 10,000+ pound towing capacity even for the gasser V-8

Dings

  • Kidney-jarring buckboard ride from the rear end
  • Massive dimensions require a formal ‘plan of action’ every time you park
  • 8,000+ lb GVWR exempts GMC from posting the atrocious MPG numbers on the window

Ruling: Unless you tow a trailer or haul thousands of pounds in concrete every day, you have no business owning a truck this big and manly.

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2009 Ford F-150 Review – New and Improved! But you probably didn't notice.

Tuesday June 23rd, 2009 at 9:66 AM
Posted by: Kurt Gensheimer

2009 Ford F-150 XLT
By Kurt Gensheimer

Blings:

  • Luxo interior and ride quality
  • Microsoft Sync – the only endearing Microsoft product in existence
  • Gutsy and fuel efficient Triton V8

Dings:

  • Mundane exterior styling…
  • …except for the obnoxiously large faux chrome grille
  • Cargo loops in bed smaller than a needle hole

Ruling: Although you might not notice at first glance, Ford’s F-150 really is new and improved.

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The Suzuki Equator

Monday December 15th, 2008 at 6:1212 AM
Posted by: tonyb

A question: Is this about as practical as a vehicle can get?

No, not the Suzuki Equator specifically, we’ll get to this neat and affordable little truck in a bit, but I mean four door pickup trucks in general. I had seen pictures of these things in the home market and from places like Australia and New Zealand, and I’d always think, “Why can’t we get those in The States?” They are just so practical. You can carry four people (everybody gets their own door) and you can carry stuff in the bed, but not only that, you can carry people AND stuff.

Well finally, various Japanese marques started bringing these in, and I think we’re better off for it.

What we have here is the Suzuki Equator. It’s a mid-sized truck that shares its platform with the Nissan Frontier. Ringing the cash register at $17,995, you get a 2.5L four-cylinder engine with 152 horsepower and 171 lb-ft of torque with a five-speed manual transmission and two-wheel drive in extended cab body style. If you’d like, you can get a 4.0L V6 engine with more grunt, a five-speed automatic transmission, four-wheel drive and four doors. Fully-loaded, and you’ll cash out north of the $30,000 mark.

So why aren’t there more of these things out there, they sure are cooler than a minivan.

Source: AutoBlog

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2008 Ford F-150 4×4 King Ranch Edition – Boring but Functional

Friday October 10th, 2008 at 6:1010 AM
Posted by: Kurt Gensheimer

By Kurt Gensheimer

2008 Ford F-150 4x4 King Lariat Ed.

Blings:

  • High-Quality Hide
  • Luxurious for a truck
  • Solid, reliable performer
  • Deals galore can be had on them right now

Dings:

  • Outpowered by competitors
  • Four speed automatic with no tow/haul feature
  • Heavy (duh)
  • Thirsty (double-duh)

Ruling: The F-150 is as functional as a Leatherman and more boring than watching C-SPAN, but at least functional boredom comes in classy Texas-style luxury.

Until the Honda Civic recently de-throned it, for decades, yes decades, the F-150 pickup has been the number one selling vehicle in the good ‘ole US of A. If this statistic comes as a surprise, then you either live on the east coast, the west coast or the lost coast. Heartland America is where the F-150 thrives. Take a trip down to the local diner in Peoria, Illinois sometime. You’ll see pickup beds filled with everything from horse feed to Hemi engine blocks. They range in age and condition from rusty, run-down, Reagan era models to a brand new shiny, speck-free 2008 King Ranch Edition; identical to the one we tested.

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2008 Ford F-250 4×4 Crew Cab Diesel Harley Davidson Edition – Whew!

Friday October 3rd, 2008 at 6:1010 AM
Posted by: Kurt Gensheimer

by Kurt Gensheimer

Blings:

  • More torque than a locomotive
  • Luxurious and spacious interior
  • Ridiculously large in every way, shape and form

Dings:

  • Embarrassing fuel economy
  • Kidney-bursting suspension
  • Ridiculously large in every way, shape and form

Ruling: I love America!!!!!!!!

All I was thinking as I steered this absolute monstrosity of a pickup into a parking lot full of Harleys was to not be a bonehead and accidentally knock them over like a pile of dominoes. I had to get a few of the obligatory Harley pictures, and this was the perfect opportunity. Totally by chance, I was just passing through Temecula, saw the Harley dealership and decided to drop in. Little did I know there was a huge event going on; a parking lot filled with bikes, babes and a preacher enlightening fellow Harley brothers.

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Ford Announces New F-Series Super Duty Harley-Davidson and Cabela’s FX4 Editions

Thursday September 25th, 2008 at 11:99 AM
Posted by: Derek

Yee-haw! Ford and Harley-Davidson team up again for a new Ford F-450 Harley-Davidson™. Ford officially announced the details of two special edition packages to its 2009 F-Series Super Duty line-up co-branding with Harley-Davidson and Cabela. The F-450 Harley-Davidson and Cabela edition FX-4. Someone break out the cheap beer and stale peanuts. We are celebratin’ tonight!

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