Posts Tagged: pickup

Ahh, the venerable pickup truck. Reliable mule to the working man. Ideal platform for lifting, supercharging and bro-dozing in general. Scourge to the Brits. Scourge to The Continent, too, come to think of it. It’s all of these things and many, many more. But, ideal road trip companion? What about daily driver? Maybe not traditionally, but that’s changing as families reduce their car count. In order to find out just how livable they are, we grabbed one and took it on a round trip from Vancouver, BC to Calgary, Alberta – Canadian home of the pickup truck – and back. To see how efficient a pickup can be, we took one of the diesel variety: the 2015 Ram 1500 Bighorn, complete with optional rear air suspension. Should be epic.

2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Road Trip

Ahh, the venerable pickup truck. Reliable mule to the working man. Ideal platform for lifting, supercharging and bro-dozing in general. Scourge to the Brits. Scourge to The Continent, too, come to think of it. It’s all of these things and many, many more. But, ideal road trip companion? What about daily driver? Maybe not traditionally,…

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The Rebel uses a similar formula to the Power Wagon but in a light duty package. Slightly raised suspension, bigger tires, skid plates, and other off-road gear make this the truck you want to be in when travelling the road less taken.

Trucks Take Over Detroit Auto Show

If you go to the Detroit Auto Show this week and only look at the trucks, you might be mistaken for thinking it’s SEMA in Las Vegas instead. With the number of factory custom trucks with serious off-road capabilities and street-savvy style, Detroit has turned into the North American International Truck Show. The all-new Ford F-150…

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There is nothing more capable, rugged, and just plain tough as a Unimog. These enormous off-roaders have flexible frames and offset axles giving them world-class ground clearance and the ability to clamber over rocks up to a metre high. They’re ugly as sin, and just as cool.

Dirty Dozen: 12 Off-Roaders That Will Cover You in Muddy Glory

Whether it’s a snow-covered mountainside, a road-turned-quagmire by the spring thaw or just a great, big old mud pit out at your mate’s farm, Canadians feel an affinity for rugged, off-road rigs. Our wide-open landscape with dramatic and challenging terrain gives us plenty of opportunity to test our vehicles, and ourselves, in often-foolish off-road endeavours….

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Used Pickup Truck and 4×4 Checks Buying Tips

Story and Photos by Justin Pritchard Pickups, SUVs and crossovers are a big part of Canada’s used vehicle market – especially as shoppers trade in their few-year-old models on the ever-evolving latest and greatest models. Many Canadian shoppers look strongly towards used ‘utility’ vehicles when capability, toughness, and a sense of adventure are priorities in…

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