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    Report: How China is at war with its pickup trucks
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    Create a law, and people try to find some way to get around it. That's basically a fact of life whether you're in the US or the People's Republic of China. For example, recently in the PRC, a man attempted to convert his pickup into a sedan to avoid road tolls, and photos of the vehicle became a ...

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    Report: GM, Isuzu shacking up on global midsize pickup development
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    General Motors and Isuzu might not be financial partners anymore, but it would seem that all those years working together still leaves a strong bond between them to work on new vehicles. Their latest collaboration is co-developing a next-generation midsize pickup to launch at a still-unannounced ...

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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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    Video: Jay Leno keeps on truckin' in a 1967 Chevy C10 restomod from Holley
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    Jay Leno doesn't seem like a pickup truck kind of guy. Sure, he may have some appreciation for practically every vehicle on the road, but surely he cares more for some of them a little more than others. Trucks just don't appear to be in his wheelhouse. Still, there's an exception to every rule, ...

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    Official: 2015 Chevy Colorado to start at $20,100*, GMC Canyon at $20,995**
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    General Motors has just announced pricing for its new midsize pickup trucks, the 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon. Chevy's truck starts at $20,100, *not including $895 for destination, and the GMC starts at $20,995, **not including $925 for destination. These prices are for the base, ...

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    Official: Get ready to Camino-ize your fourth-generation VW Jetta with this kit
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    Inexpensive, small pickup trucks used to be everywhere in the US, whether they were from Japanese brands like Datsun or Toyota, the truly weird Subaru Brat or even from Europe with the Volkswagen Caddy based on the Golf. These days that market has completely disappeared, but if you're willing to ...

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    Video: Coal-rolling Ram dually does tandem beer-shooting burnout with ATV in bed
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    Sometimes a video comes around that just makes you shake your head in disbelief. Take for example these guys from Nebraska in their dually diesel flatbed Ram, doing a smoky burnout. Lighting up the tires is nothing new, but these folks take things a step further by having another guy on an ATV in ...

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    Report: 70% of pickups could use aluminum by 2025
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    In the next decade, the auto industry will see an explosion in its use of aluminum to cut weight and increase fuel economy, according to a study from market analysts Ducker Worldwide cited by The Detroit News. We are already seeing the lightweight metal show up extensively in luxury models from ...

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    Spy Shots: Are you the next Nissan Frontier?
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    A reader of the Phillippine site Autoindustriya.com sent in what appear to be naked spy photos of the pickup that Nissan recently teased first in photo then in video. The shots, one taken from the front and one from the back, have been found on the Nissan Navara Club Thailand forum. The details ...

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    Followup: Ram truck owner who stopped lawbreaking teen joyride gets truck repaired for free
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    Here is a story that should make you feel a little better about modern society. Bryson Rowley, the concerned man in Utah who put himself in danger to stop an out-of-control, joyriding teen, is getting his damaged pickup fixed free of charge. It all occurred after a kid stole his grandfather's ...

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    Video: Nissan teases new pickup again, this time with video
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    It was just yesterday that we were presented with our first teaser image of Nissan's new midsize pickup, ahead of its June 11 debut. Today, we have video of what is most likely the next-generation Frontier. It does reveal a skosh more of the truck than the teaser, focusing on the grille, which ...

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    Video: Joyrider nearly collides with kids, chased down by cops
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    A 14-year-old joyrider was able to outrun police in Utah but couldn't make it around a protective parent in a pickup truck. According to KSTU Fox 13 News in Utah, the thieving youngster's grandfather reported the white Hyundai Veloster missing, and police were already searching for it. As it ...

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    Video: Watch a sea plane take off from a truck trailer
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    Some, but not all, sea planes come with wheels in their floats so that they can work on the water or land. But have you ever thought about how a plane without wheels, water or runway would take off? The answer is incredibly cool to watch. The plane is on a little cart at the back of a truck and ...

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    Report: Mini interns turn Paceman into Adventure pickup
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    With coupes and convertibles, hatchbacks and crossovers, Mini has done just about every bodystyle we could think of, and then a few more as concepts. But it hasn't done a pickup. At least it hadn't until now. What we have here is a Mini Paceman (that, of course, being the coupe version of the ...

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    Report: Did Ram outsell Chevy Silverado for first time in history last month?
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    Recently released automotive March sales figures point to a major shakeup in the pickup world. Last month, Ram's trucks overtook the Chevrolet Silverado to become the second-best selling vehicle in the segment for the first time ever. The Ram pickups outsold the Silverado by 285 units in March. ...

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    Video: Revisit the charms of the 1978 Subaru Brat
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    The Subaru Brat is the automotive equivalent of a teenager with a mullet: weird, a little reckless but brimming with enough self-confidence to make it cool. The Brat came from Subaru's desire to compete in the burgeoning light pickup market of the late-1970s. To get around the so-called Chicken ...

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    Report: VW's Browning says Amarok could be sold in US if Chicken Tax is repealed
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    If the 50-year-old Chicken Tax were repealed, there would undoubtedly be an influx of foreign-made light trucks and vans available in the US. In addition to imported midsize trucks like the global Ford Ranger and Mitsubishi Triton, this would also leave the door open for Volkswagen to someday ...

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    Report: GM dealers unhappy about pickup prices
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    The backlash is beginning. Following General Motors' price hike of the Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra last week, dealers across the country are expressing their ire over increasing prices in the face of rebates and discounts on trucks from Ford and Ram. Speaking to Automotive News, Sam ...

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    Official: Ford updates Power Stroke diesel V8, strengthens F-450, tweaks King Ranch
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    Ford is giving its F-Series Super Duty trucks some upgrades for 2015, and we're happy to say that one of them is an improved Power Stroke diesel V8. Also, Ford is strengthening the top-of-the-line F-450 to handle more abuse. And if wild west-style luxury is your thing, the automaker has performed ...

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    Report: Mercedes was set to sell version of Nissan Titan, now Infiniti might instead [UPDATE]
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    Mercedes-Benz Titan. Mercedes-Benz Frontier. Mercedes-Benz pickup truck. None of these things roll off the tongue particularly well. We'd like to think that's the reason Daimler opted to kill the idea of rebadged Titan and Frontier pickups from corporate ally Nissan. In reality, the execution ...

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