Category: Lifestyle - Transportation - Automotive - Reviews - Pick Up Trucks

2016 Ford F-150 Supercrew 4x4 Lariat - Just Try Bare Hand Crushing This Pickup - Review

Say HOWDY PARDN'R to the bold new 3-Bar grille 2016 Ford F-150. America's most popular half-ton was re-designed in 2015. .<br> <br> Prices begin at under $25K and can exceed $60K in Platinum trim. Our Supercrew Lariat 4x4 short box pegged at a hefty $54K.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * (NOTE: This review has been UPDATED with CORRECTIONS since original publication.) Last year, Ford re-designed its 35 year strong top-selling F-150 half-ton pick-up truck around an aluminum body. Apparently, the mostly [Chevrolet] “Bow Tie Fans” who heckled “Isn’t that what soda pop cans... Read more »

2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 4x4 - Beefier Taco For Border Runs - Quick Review

This year the newly re-designed sales champ of mid-size pickup trucks has become bigger and brawnier than ever. <br> <br>  Starting price for 2016 Tacoma SR5 4x2 = $25K. This loaded "Blazing Blue Pearl" Tacoma TRD Sport 4x4 Double Cab lists for $38,995.<br>
* * * * * * * * * * * * It’s…BACK. Now it’s…BIGGER And a bit BADDER. “Drive…He Said” is speaking of everybody’s Go-To mountain goat when a full-size half-ton pickup truck is too much. WHAT: All-new 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport Double Cab 4×4 – a.k.a. “TACO” Remake of the most off-roaded... Read more »

2015 GMC Canyon SLE Crewcab 4x4 - City Folk Pickup Pandering - Highlights Review

See how the all-new $39,090 2015 GMC Canyon 4WD SLE Crewcab, with 5'-foot 2"-inch shortbox, fits into 20'-foot two-vehicle house garage<br> <br> It also clears most urban public parking structures too.<br> <br> Canyon SL Extended Cab with 6'-foot 2"-inch long box prices start at $21,800.<br>
– – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – – By trotting out their all-new Colorado/ Canyon mid-sizers this past fall, Chevrolet/ GMC assured City Folk at least 7/10ths of what Country Folk get in their half-ton pickups trucks. WHAT: “Drive…He Said”  sampled... Read more »

2014 Toyota Truck Preview - 4-Runner and Tundra in the Great Smokies - Travel

(top) Time-out in the eastern Tennessee timber with the redesigned-for-2014 Toyota 4-Runner body-on-frame off-road SUV. Now in its 5th Generation it competes with the Jeep Grand Cherokee. In SR5 4x2 trim it's priced from just under $33,000.<br>  <br> (bottom) The re-done 2014 Toyota Tundra full-size pick-up truck poses in front of "the Dragon" announcing the stretch of U.S. 129 known as "Tail of the Dragon." Base configured 4x2 Tundra's start at $28,000.<br>
When Toyota recently invited “Drive…He Said” and other midwestern automotive writers to Tennessee, our first reaction was, “Hey that’s Nissan country [at least here in the U.S.]. But when we arrived at Blackberry Farm Resort , nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, just east of Knoxville,  to preview the redesigned 2014... Read more »

2013 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn 4x4 - Mammas Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys - Review

The top version of the 2013 Ram 1500 4x4 crew-cab full-size pick-up truck with short (5'7"). With the name "Laramie Longhorn" it celebrates "Mammas Who Let Their Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys." <br>  <br>Starting at $47,470 comforts include heated seats and steering wheel, cooled front seats, power pedals and folding side-mirrors, HDD navigation on an 8.4" touch infotainment screen with voice commands and a Wi-Fi Hot Spot. It gives a new definition to "Roughing It." <br>  <br>Our "Prairie Pearl Coat" tester rang-up at $55,630 with extras like 8-Speed auto gearbox with active grille shutters, power-sunroof, active air-suspension, trailer brake control, and Ram Box storage bins.<br>
Few images represent “ruggedness” better than those of the “American cowboy.” Day in, day out they accept the challenges of the rough outdoors. What umbrella? What indoor plumbing? Dedicated to putting steaks on our plates. Truth is many-a-cowboy have traded in their bridles and stirrups for ATV saddles. In their rides off the range, has... Read more »

2011 Toyota Tundra Double Cab - Anyone miss the snow yet?

    With the snow white 2011 Toyota Tundra Extended  Cab pick-up truck in the “Drive…He Said” fleet this past week we hastily hunted for the last remaining mountains of snow here in the Chicago area. It was true. The colossal snow piles that were heaped onto Chicago on February 1st 2011 were melting and... Read more »