Tag: trucks

30 Posts

are there any good small trucks left
Nov 22, 2016

Where Have the Small Pickups Gone?

Dear Car Talk

Gary needs a truck that's not a behemoth. He asks if smaller, more basic trucks are even made anymore?

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Macho truck culture
Oct 21, 2016

Pickup Sales Are Down, But The Macho Truck Is Here to Stay

Jim Motavalli

Ford is idling production of the bestselling F-150, with 95-day supplies on the lot. But don't expect Americans to abandon pickup trucks.

trucks

Aug 01, 2016

Delivering Those Fritos: Clean-Burning Natural Gas Trucks

Jim Motavalli

Frito-Lay is doubling down on natural gas trucks. It has more than 500--with a 23-percent greenhouse gas reduction--and they've covered 100 million miles. The challenges: volatile gas prices, and a need for more CNG/LNG stations.

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Front-wheel drive pickups
Jan 13, 2016

2017 Honda Ridgeline: The Return of the Front-Wheel-Drive Pickup

Craig Fitzgerald

It's been 32 years since a front-wheel-drive pickup was available in the United States. Where'd they all go?

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Buying a used truck
Nov 27, 2014

Buying Advice for Mark: Used Pickup Trucks

Dear Car Talk

Mark's in the market for a used pick-up truck and wants to know how far back he can safely go to get a decent Chevy, Ford or Dodge with the modern amenities... you know, fuel-injection and electronic ignition.

trucks

Are there trucks smaller than full-size
Sep 16, 2014

Today: Why Does Nobody Make Little Trucks?

Dear Car Talk

Bryant wants a new truck but he's looking for something small, like those old Datsuns that used to be ubiquitous. Can Tom and Ray explain why nobody makes these anymore?

trucks

What wheels are best for a Ram Laramie
Jan 07, 2014

Big or Little? Which Wheels Better for New Pickup?

Dear Car Talk

Stewart's buying a new Ram Laramie and has to choose between 20" and 17" wheels. He wants whichever will give him the best mileage as he tows a 7500 pound trailer. And whichever will be easiest for his wife and dog (who both have short legs) to get in and out of. Find out what Tom and Ray recommend, right here. 

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work truck
May 30, 2012

Doctor's Orders

Tom Bodett

Car Talk's thrilled to welcome a new guest blogger to these parts - Tom Bodett. That's right, the prolific writer, the Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me panelist, the former All Things Considered Alaska Commentator - and the guy who once ad-libbed a line for a certain motel chain, that became one of the best- known catch-phrases, ever.

trucks

Why aren't pickups front-wheel-drive
Dec 01, 2011

Are we ever going to see front-wheel-drive pickups?

Dear Car Talk

Rick wants to know where the alternatives to expensive four-wheel-drive pickups are hiding. Aren't they easier to handle on slippery roads?

trucks front-wheel drive

Nov 01, 2009

Can Judy haul loads of gravel in her '74 Ford F-100?

Dear Car Talk

My husband inherited a 1974 Ford F-100 from his dad, and I would like to use it to pick up a load of rocks for landscaping. My husband says it can't handle this, and so I ask the question: Can the...

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