Maximum Freepage: Detroit Paper Picks Car, Truck of the Year

We've always been uncomfortable calling the Detroit Free Press "Freep," an obvious diminutive for its relative tongue-twister of a name. Such cuteness doesn't make us think of hard-boiled newsmen facing down minus-10-degree wind chills to chase an elusive lead on the wrong side of town, stopping only to knock back a shot of rotgut, for warmth and courage, from the flask hidden in his overcoat; it makes us think of Muppets. Nonetheless, the (ahem) Freep has chosen the 2006 Chevrolet SSR HHR and Ford Explorer for Car and Truck of the Year, explaining their picks in terms of bang for the buck. All righty, Mr. Freep, but can you tell me how to get to Mr. Hooper's store?

Chevy HHR & Ford Explorer: The Detroit Free Press Car and Truck of the Year [DetroitWonk]

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