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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 3:39pm 7/23/15 3:39pm

Five Reasons You Should Buy A Cheap Used Pickup 

I’m not really a truck person. I respect trucks, but never had much of a desire to own one. Then I had to move a bunch of junk from my house when I realized my Volkswagen GTI and our Sienna minivan weren’t going to cut it. After borrowing my dad’s Frontier, I developed a new appreciation for the cheap pickup. Here is… » 7/22/15 10:27am 7/22/15 10:27am

Chevy's Anti-Aluminum Truck Ads Are Bullshit

Chevy’s got a new batch of videos knocking Ford for making the 2015 F-150 out of aluminum. The ads are well produced, but remarkably dumb. Chevy’s dead-set on selling “aluminum” as “weak” and ergo unfit to be truck-making stuff, but that argument is fundamentally idiotic.http://truckyeah.jalopnik.com/why-the-alumin... » 7/21/15 3:38pm 7/21/15 3:38pm

Ram Is Working On Retractable Ramps For Their Pickup Truck Beds

Fiat Chrysler USA was just awarded an American patent for “a ramp system for a vehicle storage bed” which appears to be exactly what it sounds like, and would be a hugely helpful feature for folks like me who like to put heavy stuff in trucks but don’t always have friends around to help. » 7/14/15 4:00pm 7/14/15 4:00pm

2017 Ford Super Duty Will Have Seven Cameras And 'See Around Corners'

Ford is going to be pushing a lot of camera-based safety tech in their vehicles over the next couple years. Explorer and Edge will get 180º forward visibility with cameras mounted to both sides of the bow, while the 2017 Super Duty pickups will have seven cameras so might have a chance of parking it without clearing… » 6/23/15 6:35pm 6/23/15 6:35pm

2016 Ram Cummins Diesel Has 900 Freaking LB-FT Of Torque

Ram’s firing shots clear across the bow of the 2015 Ford F-450 and its “best in class” towing claim by juicing the 2016 Ram 3500’s 6.7 Cummins diesel to 900 lb-ft of torque and rating it for 31,210 pounds of towing. That’s about three coconuts over the biggest “comparable” Ford. » 6/22/15 10:00am 6/22/15 10:00am

India's New Crew Cab Pickup Truck Costs $3,638 And Fits Anywhere

India’s a vast country, but with a population over 1 billion humans their cities still don’t have space for the kind of gargantuan pickup trucks we get to drive here in America. So Polaris and Eicher Motors have combined forced to build the Multix for Indians to do the same things we do with F-150s. » 6/19/15 2:34pm 6/19/15 2:34pm

Report: 2015 F-150 Crew Cabs Get Better Safety Equipment Than 2-Doors

As the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests the 2015 Ford F-150, Automotive News’ Larry Vellequette noticed the crew cabs have extra “protection bars” that two-door trucks don’t get. If you think that sounds shady, IIHS seems to agree and has already started digging deeper. » 6/15/15 4:47pm 6/15/15 4:47pm