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    Official: Toyota Tundra ditches V6 for 2015
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    The Toyota Tundra debuted in new-ish form for the 2014 model year, but as we head into 2015, the truck boasts a couple of small updates. Most notably, the base V6 engine has been discontinued. On top of that, there's the new TRD Pro model on offer for 2015, which we've told you about before. Why ...

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    Official: No carbon fiber was harmed in the making of new 2015 GMC Sierra Carbon Edition
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    Carbon fiber is known for its properties of combining amazing strength with extremely low weight, and its frequent use in high performance vehicles gives the material a somewhat aggressive air. GMC is hoping to play on some of that mean reputation with its upcoming trio of Sierra Carbon Editions. ...

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    Recalls: 130,000 Toyota Tundra pickups recalled over airbag issue
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    Toyota is announcing a recall for about 130,000 examples of the 2014 Tundra Tundra pickup in Crew-Max Cab and Double Cab configurations. According to the company, the "garnish on the center pillars" inside the trucks might not have been installed correctly. If the vehicle were in an accident, ...

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    Official: Nissan's crowdsourced Project Titan is ready to tackle Alaska [w/videos]
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    Alaska still offers Americans the chance to really experience the wilderness, and Nissan is challenging its Titan pickup to its offroad extremes with a little help from its fans. After crowdsourcing a heap of mods, the company is handing it over to two Wounded Warrior Project Alumni to do their ...

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    Study: Tailgate thefts up 31% last year, Texas leads the nation
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    If you live in Texas and own a pickup, you might want to guard your truck's tailgate from thieves. A recently released study from the National Insurance Crime Bureau looking at tailgate thefts found that from January 1, 2012, to December 31, 2013, the Lone Star State led the country in this ...

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    Official: Chevy Colorado configurator goes live as GM touts fuel efficiency
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    While the news of today is destined to be dominated by a certain plucky Japanese roadster, props to Chevrolet and GMC for announcing its own significant bit of news about their newest pickup twins, the midsize Colorado and Canyon. The two GM-owned brands announced that the twins' 3.6-liter V6 ...

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    Official: Ford F-450 claims best-in-class towing, company abandons practice of removing items to boost payload number
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    The ongoing heavy-duty truck battle between Ford and Ram is showing no signs of slowing down. The Blue Oval is trying to remove at least one point of contention between the two brands by testing its 2015 F-450 Super Duty using the Society of Automotive Engineers J2807 towing standard, which Ram ...

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    Report: Online Find Of The Day: Custom 2005 Chevy SSR is late for Shark Week
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    Even when brand new, the Chevrolet SSR wasn't the most beloved car on the market. Its attempt to mix a pickup, convertible sports car and retro styling caused to be a love-it-or-hate-it design. With most people falling deeply into the latter camp, production only lasted from 2003 to 2006. But ...

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    Official: 2015 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro priced from $41,285*
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    Just a few weeks after announcing pricing for the first two members of its TRD Pro Series, Toyota has finally dropped the final pricing details on its new Tundra TRD Pro. Like the Tacoma TRD Pro, the Tundra will be available in two different body styles, with a more affordable Double Cab and a ...

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    Report: Starbucks to trawl for college students with food trucks
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    The old joke about Starbucks is that there are so many of the coffee shops across America that in some places you can sit in one location sipping a pumpkin spice latte and actually be able see another one of its stores across the street. If you think the brand is everywhere now, it's going to be ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 8.27.14
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    2014 Kia Forte Koup reviewed It's not a sports car, but the Kia Forte Koup offers 200 turbocharged horsepower, a six-speed manual transmission, and retuned suspension geometry to make it a more engaging offering than its sedan counterpart. But does all that add up to a car that's actually ...

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    Video: This forgotten Chrysler was its bid for Humvee contract
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    Today, the Humvee might be as associated with the dead automotive brand from General Motors as it is with the hard-working truck that has long served as one of the backbone vehicles of America's military. But Autoline host John McElroy is showing off a practically unknown part of the model's ...

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    Video: Which is more fuel efficient, driving with a pickup's tailgate up or down?
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    Thanks to the smoke wand in the wind tunnel, you can actually see the difference in our video. Should you drive with your pickup truck's tailgate up or down? It's an age-old controversy that's divided drivers for decades. Traditionalists will swear you should leave the tailgate down. Makes ...

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    Official: Toyota celebrates 30th anniversary of Land Cruiser 70 with Japan rerelease [w/videos]
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    It's a common refrain among auto enthusiasts to bemoan the current models being sold for being overly complex and expensive and to wish that automakers would just make vehicles like the old days. Sure, they might not have been as safe or efficient, but there was often a certain rugged simplicity ...

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    Podcast: Autoblog Podcast #394
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    Episode #394 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Steven Ewing, and Michael Harley talk about the possibility of a supercharged Dodge Viper, the Chevrolet Silverado Rally Edition, the newly released supercharger kit for the Honda CR-Z, and rumblings of an Alfa Romeo 6C. We ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 8.25.14
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    Driving the 1,058-hp Galpin GTR1 With 1,058 horsepower and 992 pound-feet of torque on tap, the Ford GT-based Galpin GTR1 is a seriously capable supercar. Of course, with its questionable styling and $1 million price tag, it certainly isn't for everyone. Senior Editor Steven Ewing took the beast ...

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    Video: Dirt Every Day tries to find the best 4x4 for under $4k
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    If you want to build a cheap truck that can still do dirty deeds off the beaten path, it's best to start with solid axles and a solid V8 engine. That sums up the lessons learned after watching the 2014 Cheap Truck Challenge from the Dirt Every Day video crew, who took to the deserts and ...

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    Official: Ram boosts Heavy Duty truck claims for 2015 [w/video]
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    The heavy-duty truck segment boasts some of the tightest competition of any automotive niche in the US. Being able to tout just one best-in-class figure can be a marketing advantage over competitors, and Ram Trucks is adding one more accolade to its tally with a powertrain update for the 2015 Ram ...

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    U-Turn: What you missed on 8.22.2014
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    2015 Corvette Z06 wins on power and price We started off this happy Friday by learning that the 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 would come to dealers with a starting price of $78,000. That's not an insignificant fund, but when you start to cross-shop other cars with comparable performance, you quickly ...

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    Report: Ram pickups to keep it steel through 2020
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    One of the hottest topics in the industry these days is automakers' expanding use of aluminum, especially for vehicle bodies and platforms. While the lightweight metal has historically been the preserve of premium brands and sports cars, Ford shocked the industry when it announced that its 2015 ...

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