Report: Chevy's Gonna Start Making Aluminum Trucks Too

So after a whole ad campaign crapping on Ford’s aluminum F-150, sources say GM’s planning “significant model changes” on the Chevy Silverado, Tahoe and Cadillac Escalade for 2018 including more use of aluminum and lightweight steel. You can’t make this stuff up. »8/05/15 12:09pm8/05/15 12:09pm

How A Ford F-150 Aluminum Repair Cost $17,000 And Took A Month

Ford says their certified repair centers can fix the 2015 Ford F-150 and its all-new aluminum body “no problem.” But this crazy story of a month-long job and an unbelievable service bay bill — $17,000! — proves there are still some serious challenges to getting this truck back on the road after an accident. »7/23/15 3:39pm7/23/15 3:39pm

Here's How Much It Costs To Fix Dents On The Aluminum 2015 Ford F-150

Yesterday gave their pristine 2015 Ford F-150 some enthusiastic thwacks with a sledgehammer, putting two dimples in the quarter panel and cracking the taillight. Today they got the bill, and they're saying it cost four times as much to repair the aluminum bed versus old-school steel. »1/27/15 1:46pm1/27/15 1:46pm

The new Ford F-150 is going to change your junkyard forever

It's time for a mass extinction. The junkyard you once knew will need to evolve, or die. In the new era, just 20 years from now, nearly 14 billion pounds of aluminum from new 2015 Ford F-150 trucks will flood auto recycling facilities, and if things work out right, aluminum prices will never be the same again. »1/21/14 5:47pm1/21/14 5:47pm

The World's 'Fastest Amphibious Car' Is For Sale

You know what sucks? You're tearing down the road at a fun but safe 150 mph, when all of a sudden there's an estuary or a river or a pier or swimming pool or an ocean or some other sort of watery annoyance that seems like all it wants to do is make you stop having fun. I mean, come on! I know the Earth is 75% of that… »5/14/12 12:00pm5/14/12 12:00pm

Aluminum Und... Command Seating Position? Range Rover to Get Light

Years ago, just hours before purchasing my first Cherokee, I strolled across the street to the Land Rover dealership. Not that it was within my price range, but the Defender 90 was definately worth thinking about. I read the specs. Then I spoke with the salesman, "Hey, how come this Land Rover weighs half a ton more… »5/10/07 9:00am5/10/07 9:00am