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2008 Chevy HHR SS
Chevy's Retro Wagonette Gets Pumped Up Posted July 13 2007 04:09 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

ChevyHHR.net leaked a scan of what's supposedly a 2008 model brochure for the Chevy HHR SS. That's right, a Super Sport version of the HHR. Here's what we can gather from squinting our eyes and attempting to read some of...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Chevy  | 


Chevrolet Colorado V-8
Colorado gets 295hp option for '08 Posted June 13 2007 04:52 PM by Brandan

Autoblog just broke the story that many Chevrolet truck fans have been waiting for. After complaints of not enough towing capacity and power from their compact trucks, GM is gracing the Colorado's engine bay with a V-8.

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Filed under: Truck Parts, Truck News , Chevy  | 

OPEC Threatens Higher Prices from Biofuel Adoption
Holding Us Hostage? Posted June 6 2007 12:06 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

The chief of the Opec oil cartel has warned that investing in biofuels could push oil prices "through the roof", the Financial Times has reported. Opec secretary general Abdalla El-Badri said moves to use biofuels would...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News  | 

Miller Weekend Welder Challenge 2007 - Miller Electric
Weld Away! Posted June 1 2007 01:54 PM by 5569

I would like to point out that Miller Electric is hosting a Weekend Welder Challenge, and that if you submit a welding project by June 23, 2007, you'll be eligible for some cool Miller stuff, and I don't think anyone would...

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Filed under: Opinions, Upcoming Truck Events, Tech Tips, Truckin' Etiquette, Truck News  | 

Truckin's Reader's Rides is live and online
Show Us Your Ride! Posted May 29 2007 12:40 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Okay, we've been biting our tongues for months, knowing this was in development. This is possibly one of the most exciting things to happen to Truckinweb.com in quite a while. What I'm talking about is the introduction of...

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Filed under: Opinions, About Features/Should-Be Features, Truck News  | 

Hummer H2 may be discontinued
H2: RIP? Posted May 25 2007 09:02 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

Rumors are flying that the iconic Hummer H2 SUV may be getting the axe in the not-to-distant future. Sales of the big bruiser SUV have fallen with each successive model year. Also, since the introduction of the trimmer H3,...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News  | 

Study shows aggressive initial throttle saves fuel
Floor it: The new way to drive green Posted April 26 2007 10:35 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

REUTERS - Thursday, 26 April 2007 - A British automotive engineering consultancy claims to have unearthed proof that putting your foot down hard on the accelerator can actually be more fuel efficient than driving more...

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Filed under: Opinions, Tech Tips, Trend Observations, Truck News  | 

Toyota and GM battle for global sales supremacy
Toyota & GM - It's On Posted April 25 2007 10:15 AM by Edward A. Sanchez

By now, many of you have probably heard that Toyota has just toppled GM in Q1 2007 worldwide sales. Granted, it's only for the quarter, but many are predicting this might be a prelude of the 2007 annual sales results....

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Toyota  | 

Standard Taxi defines extreme form-follows-function
Standard Taxi: The Box it Came In Posted April 16 2007 07:22 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

The 2007 New York Auto Show was the debut for what may soon supplant thousands of Ford Crown Victorias and Chevy Impalas and Caprices from coast-to-coast. Ladies and Gentlemen, meet the Standard Taxi. If you thought old...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News  | 

Ford Flex - The next American design Icon?
Ford Flex: Hit or Miss? Posted April 4 2007 10:09 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

While the term "game-changer" is thrown around rather loosely nowadays at auto shows and new vehicle introductions, the number of vehicles the term truly fits is considerably smaller. In recent memory, there are a few...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Ford  | 

GM DaimlerChrylser Magna Merger
Chrysler Might Sing "Oh Canada!" Posted March 26 2007 03:17 PM by S-Turn

Canadian auto parts supplier Magna International just bid 4.7 billion, and is possibly in cahoots with an unnamed private equity firm, which may be Blackstone Group or Cerebus Capital Management. Both of those private...

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Filed under: Opinions, Observations, Trend Observations, Truck News , Dodge  | 

ZAP Shows Prototype Electric Crossover
Future Shock Posted March 19 2007 06:29 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Electric vehicle manufacturer and distributor ZAP of Santa Rosa, California, has announced the development of the new ZAP-X Crossover in conjunction with Lotus Engineering. The company claims the design will incorporate...

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Redesigned 2008 Ford Econoline Van
Econoline gets Super Schnoz Posted March 7 2007 06:57 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Whether you're a fan of the new Super Duty's look or not, get used to it, 'cause you're about to see it a lot more often. The 2008 Econoline van's new front-end design is lifted almost intact from Ford's big pickups.

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Ford  | 

Silverado and Sierra Sales Up 29 Percent
GM Truck Sales Rock Solid Posted March 1 2007 03:15 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Once again demonstrating the strength of the domestic carmakers in the full-size truck segment, sales of the redesigned Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra are up 29 percent for February 2007 compared to February 2006.

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Chevy  | 

Navistar Stops Building Engines for Ford
Power Stroke's Future Uncertain Posted February 27 2007 05:35 PM by Edward A. Sanchez

Navistar, the maker of the Power Stroke diesel engine for Ford, has said that it will stop shipping engines to the automaker effective immediately. The two companies have had a contentious relationship as of late, with...

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Filed under: Opinions, Trend Observations, Truck News , Ford  | 

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