Articles by: Tim Esterdahl

Chevy Targets Toyota Tacoma Sales in California

Chevy Targets Toyota Tacoma Sales in California

Recently a GM executive was quoted as saying that there are several key cities around the world where GM needs to do well and revitalize its brand. These cities include Los Angeles, CA, a region dominated by the Toyota Tacoma.

by December 28, 2011 3 comments Latest News
Chicago Tribune Reviews 2011 Toyota Tacoma – What Was Said

Chicago Tribune Reviews 2011 Toyota Tacoma – What Was Said

Sara Lacey of Cars.com recently reviewed the 2011 Toyota Tacoma for the Chicago Tribune. She enjoyed the way the car drove and its amenities, like the subwoofer between the rear seats and the rear-hinged doors. However, Lacey was concerned that the truck was not well suited for her young children.

by December 27, 2011 5 comments Reviews

Xiaolong Automotive Knows Off-Roading, Military Hardware

Ready to go off-roading Chinese style? Then climb into a unique three-axle truck that can take across changing terrain like the Gobi desert and Tibet, which has some of the world’s highest altitude and scarce oxygen conditions.

by December 26, 2011 0 comments Latest News
Motor Trend’s Thoughts on the Future of Compact Trucks

Motor Trend’s Thoughts on the Future of Compact Trucks

Motor Trend recently published an article about the future of compact pickup trucks. Focusing on the future of small trucks in America, the article doesn’t exactly paint the sunniest picture for those who hope that American truck market will expand.

by December 23, 2011 0 comments Latest News
Spyder LED Tail Lights – An Overview

Spyder LED Tail Lights – An Overview

Spyder LED tail lights are a lighting system that can be mounted at the rear of any vehicle for better signaling. There are many types of Spyder LED tail lights available, and they come in so-called “Euro” style, which is red and clear, or in chrome on the Tacoma. There […]

by December 22, 2011 0 comments Accessories & Gear, Lighting
Smart For-Us Truck – Cute or Viable?

Smart For-Us Truck – Cute or Viable?

The 2012 North American International Show will showcase many new concept vehicles. Standing out from the competition is the Smart For-Us manufactured by Daimler’s small car manufacturer, Smart. The Smart For-Us is billed as the world’s smallest pickup truck and measures in at only 11.6 feet in length.

by December 20, 2011 1 comment Latest News
Toyota Hybrid Technology in a Tacoma?

Toyota Hybrid Technology in a Tacoma?

Toyota announced a partnership with Ford to come up with hybrid technology that can be used in full-sized pickup trucks. Though at the moment, both Toyota and Ford are looking to put the technology in their Tundra and F-150 full-sized pickups respectively, the technology could almost certainly be used in […]

by December 19, 2011 0 comments Latest News
What You’re Missing – 2012 Ford Ranger

What You’re Missing – 2012 Ford Ranger

Ford is getting to release a 2012 Ford Ranger which will only be available in Europe, Asia, Africa and South America. What are you missing?

by December 16, 2011 2 comments Latest News
Tacoma Squeaky Leaf Spring Suspension TSB

Tacoma Squeaky Leaf Spring Suspension TSB

Toyota recently announced a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) for the rear suspension squeak noise on 2005-11 Tacomas. Toyota states that: Some 2005 – 2011 model year 4×4 or PreRunner Tacoma vehicles may exhibit a squeak noise from the rear leaf spring when traveling over speed bumps or with suspension movement from […]

by December 15, 2011 4 comments Recalls and TSBs
EPA States 2012 Tacoma Best Fuel Economy

EPA States 2012 Tacoma Best Fuel Economy

The fuel economy statistics on 2012 pickups have been released by the EPA and once again the Toyota Tacoma is on top of the rankings list. Ranked as the most fuel efficient vehicle, 2WD Toyota Tacoma with an automatic transmission, 2.5 liter four cylinder appears with 21 city, 25 highway, 22 […]

by December 14, 2011 0 comments Latest News