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Associate Editor Tim Esterdahl is a married father of three who enjoys being outdoors, riding his road bike, working out, and sports.

2014 Toyota Tundra Ride Quality Improvement – Toyota Engineer’s Perspective

The 2014 Toyota Tundra is being touted as having a much improved ride over previous models. How much better? Here is a Toyota engineer’s perspective.

2014 Toyota Tundra Ride Quality Improvement - Toyota Engineer's Perspective

Want to know about the 2014 Tundra ride quality from the engineers who worked on it? Here it is.

Report: Mercedes-Benz Considered Launching a Pickup – New T Class?

A new report from Road and Track says that Mercedes-Benz thought about offering a pickup truck. This luxury truck would have been an interesting addition to the upscale pickup offerings in North America. Could they reconsider?

Report: Mercedes-Benz Considered a Pickup - New T Class?

This Mercedes-Benz truck tailgate was in the works according to sources. The idea was killed right before the 2013 Frankfurt Auto Show. Could Lexus offer a model?

Toyota Texas Plant Builds One-Millionth Truck – Market Pushes 2 Million

On the same day that Toyota announced it has built its one-millionth pickup, truck sales forecasts could reach two million this year. This could be the best year for truck sales since the 2007 recession.

Toyota Celebrates One-Millonth Texas Truck Built - Market Sales Could Reach 2 Million

Toyota says it has now built 1 million trucks in Texas.

Ram and GMC/Chevy Pickups Get Better MPG Than Tundra? – No Way Says Consumer Reports

The perennial thought, among critics, is that the Tundra is the WORST pickup for fuel economy on the market. Not so fast says Consumer Reports who has tested all of them. Does 1 MPG matter?

Ram and GMC/Chevy Get Better MPG Than Tundra - No Way Says Consumer Reports

Ram 1500, best in class MPG, way better than Tundra? Nope. Try again.

Chevy/GMC AFM Cylinder Deactivation Excessive Oil Consumption – Ongoing

The Active Fuel Management system that GMC/Chevy has used for years, is well known to excessively use oil. GM has updated a fix and it doesn’t seem to work 100 percent of the time. Will the problem ever go away? Is Cylinder Deactivation just a bad technology?

Chevy/GMC AFM Cylinder Deactivation Excessive Oil Consumption - Ongoing

The AFM systems in Chevy/GMC products have oil consumption issues. Is it permanently fixed or an ongoing issue with that system?

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