Tag: trucks

32 Posts

Nov 01, 1998

Is there anything I can do to make my truck ride a bit more like a Lexus?

Dear Car Talk

As the head of Buildings and Grounds for my family I needed and purchased a Nissan X pickup truck Unfortunately my real work fundraising consultant to snooty private schools requires that I log many miles especially on the New Jersey...

suspension trucks

Jun 01, 1998

Can my kids ride safely in a new truck?

Dear Car Talk

I have a brand-new baby and I'm looking for a new car Trucks are cheap and I've always wanted one like maybe a Ford Ranger The trouble is I can't find any info on kids and trucks Are they safe...

trucks safety

Oct 01, 1997

We heard from a lot of experts about our assertion that a truck's gas mileage would improve with the tailgate down.

Dear Car Talk

I read your recent article in which a reader also named Kathy asked whether a pickup truck gets better gas mileage with the tailgate up or down You guys said down My husband and I made a very large bet...

bets trucks fuel economy science

Aug 01, 1997

Speculation on whether it's more aerodynamic to drive a truck with the tailgate up or down.

Dear Car Talk

My father wants me to do an experiment with our pickup truck on our upcoming drive from Seattle to L A He believes leaving the tailgate down will improve fuel economy by three to five miles per gallon We have...

trucks science

Jun 01, 1995

What do the model numbers on pickups mean?

Dear Car Talk

I am the owner of a Chevy pick up truck model number with the original six cylinder engine What does the number mean Frank RAY Good question Frank Nowadays pick up truck numbers can reflect any number of things For...


Nov 01, 1993

Replacing the tailgate as a fuel economy measure?

Dear Car Talk

My grandson removed the tail gate from his brand new Mazda pick up truck and replaced it with some kind of webbing It looks like hell When I questioned him as to why he put this netting on his reply...

trucks fuel economy

Sep 01, 1993

The downside of a pickup with a diesel engine.

Dear Car Talk

I am considering buying a pick-up truck I know the advantages but would you please outline the disadvantages of buying a truck with a diesel engine Ole RAY You know the advantages of buying a pick up truck Please let...

trucks diesel

Apr 01, 1992

Which truck would you buy?

Dear Car Talk

If you had to buy an extended cab four wheel drive pick up truck which would you choose from this list Toyota Nissan Chevy S- Dodge Dakota Ford Ranger My main concerns are quality price handling and looks Paulo RAY...

buying trucks Chevrolet S-10 Dodge Dakota Ford Ranger Nissan Toyota 1992

Nov 01, 1991

Camping with Mr. Heavy Duty Springs.

Dear Car Talk

I own a Chevrolet three-quarter-ton pick-up truck When I purchased it the truck had a pound camper in the truck bed It has heavy duty springs to assist the load I recently sold the camper and have replaced it with...


Apr 01, 1991

Trucking: Is front wheel drive better?

Dear Car Talk

My question does not deal with car repair or maintenance The vast majority of new cars today are front wheel drive Why doesn't any manufacturer make a full size front wheel drive pick up truck You can buy rear wheel...

trucks front-wheel drive