Archive for 'Auto News'

Classic Pickup: 1963-1971 Jeep Gladiator

Posted on 03. Sep, 2012 by .

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Richard Truesdell Revolutionary in his day saw the full-size Jeep Pickup a long production run, 1963 to 1987. Here we look at the first generation of full-size Jeep pickup that seemed at times to have nine lives. With persistent speculation that Jeep back into the pickup market with a Wrangler-based pickup -. Gladiator either 2005 […]

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Review: 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid

Posted on 02. Sep, 2012 by .

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Public beta tests are common in the computer world, where a group of fanatics to death and pound your beta help you understand the issues. In the automotive world, this activity is not only rare, it runs contrary to the cash spent in dressing future cars swirly vinyl. The Prius Plug-in is different. Toyota built […]

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Suburban Dad: Taking My Daughter to College in a 2012 Nissan Quest

Posted on 30. Aug, 2012 by .

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It is a rite of passage for many families: Take your child to college. For our daughter, it meant a 1,500-mile journey from the suburbs of Chicago to the U.S. state of New York. Support us on this trip was the 2012 Nissan Quest minivan. Since I was recently in the Ford Flex for our […]

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Staying Safe in the School Drop-Off Lane

Posted on 28. Aug, 2012 by .

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My son started kindergarten last week. After weeks of everyone asking him how excited he was, he went into the building very nervous last Friday. He was a wreck, but do not cry (I could have just a little), and he ended the day with an abundance of positive energy and excitement. People were also […]

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First Drive: 2013 Ram 1500

Posted on 24. Aug, 2012 by .

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We saw Ram's ambitious plan at the 2012 New York International Auto Show, and now we had the chance to drive several versions of the 2013 Ram 1500th We are not going to recap all the new technologies and features – you can see that by doing this – but we will let you know […]

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2013 Nissan Pathfinder: From Tough Guy to Family Guy

Posted on 23. Aug, 2012 by .

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It's what's inside that counts, right? In the case of the 2013 Nissan Pathfinder, definitely. But the outer surface is as much a part of the transformation of the once robust SUV.   In 2013, three-row SUV Nissan was completely revised to shed the wings, stocky appearance and truck like body-on-frame architecture of the curves […]

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New Nissans Need to Solve Three Issues

Posted on 20. Aug, 2012 by .

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There is no question that Nissan truck designers and engineers a big challenge in front of them: Both the Fontier and titanium urgently need an update and a great leap forward in technology. The Frontier recently seen some solid progress in sales of mid-size segment, such as the Ford Ranger and Dodge Dakota have exited […]

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Living with MyFord Touch on a 3,500-Mile Road Trip

Posted on 20. Aug, 2012 by .

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Ford's MyFord Touch to repeat questions and they say if you live with the system, you'll love it. They say that would be 80% of Ford owners with the system would recommend to others. My family and I stayed with him for two weeks. Let me be clear: we do not love. Some of the […]

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Why Isn’t the Buick Regal Selling Well?

Posted on 17. Aug, 2012 by .

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In recent years we have seen a global convergence and streamlining of the major vehicle lineups, which means that more of the Euro-centric vehicles, the automotive enthusiast desire to come here. But many of them are not selling well. Look for evidence, only the relatively poor-selling BMW 1 Series, Smart ForTwo, Suzuki Kizashi or Scion […]

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Review: 2013 Dodge Dart SXT Rallye

Posted on 17. Aug, 2012 by .

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You have to Sergio Marchionne credit for at least one thing to give: He is a master negotiator. The Italian-Canadian FIAT General Motors exec bluffed not buy into paying $ 2 billion for the right to the Italian company. He went to a majority stake in Chrysler to earn any cash. Instead, deliver the agreed […]

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