One of the most recent “truisms” kicked around regarding the automotive industry is that there are very few “bad” cars and trucks. In other words, no matter what vehicle you buy, it’s likely to perform its intended purpose well, offer decent reliability, and not be too punishing to drive. The flip side is that if almost every vehicle is “good,” then for one to stand out from its competitors, it needs to be even better. That’s the problem Chevrolet faces with its redesigned 2019 Silverado. Being good won’t be enough, not in a segment in which the Ram 1500 garners accolades from keyboard warriors like myself for its interior design and the F-150 remains wildly popular (and just offered customers a diesel variant). Not to mention that Chevrolet faces competition from within its own company – the higher-dollar GMC Sierra is all-new, too, and first drives take place later this month. (Full disclosure: Chevrolet flew me to Jackson, … [Read more...] about 2019 Chevrolet Silverado First Drive – Good, but Good Enough?
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August 13, 2018, 8:00 am by Byron Hurd ‹ › Chevy looks to leapfrog the field with its latest half-ton overhaul. More and more, we talk about pickups the way we used to talk about sedans. The emphasis seems to have shifted from capability and ruggedness to comfort and convenience. That's no accident, of course. As mainstream buyers started to eyeball trucks, it was inevitable that manufacturers would build to the trend. Love it or hate it, the pickup truck has become the commuter car of choice for a massive chunk of the American driving public. But while a large number of buyers may want a truck, they don't all want the same truck. If you think the luxury car market is over-saturated with options, do yourself a favor and just go to your happy place for the next paragraph or two, because the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 is offered in eight different trims with six different engines and three different transmissions. Not every trim can be had with every engine, and each … [Read more...] about First drive: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado
Mark Phelan Detroit Free Press Published 12:00 p.m. UTC Aug 13, 2018 JACKSON HOLE, Wyoming – Remarkably quiet and easy to drive, the all-new 2019 Chevy Silverado makes a strong bid for the title of America’s best pickup as it arrives in dealerships this month. Don’t plan the victory parade yet, though. Ram will unveil a mild-hybrid version of its own all-new full-size pickup shortly in the pitched battle for supremacy in the auto industry’s biggest and most profitable market segment. The all-new Silverado, Ram and the soon-to-come GMC Sierra all aim to take a slice out of perennial No. 1 seller Ford F-150’s hide. The Silverado weighs as much as 450 pounds less than comparable 2018 models, despite having much more cargo and passenger space. Chevy claims a Silverado with the short cargo box has more cargo capacity than the competition’s longer, standard-bed pickups. That’s a big deal because it could also make the new Chevy … [Read more...] about First Drive: 2019 Chevy Silverado has great engineering, OK interior
Kyle Long’s 1966 Volvo 122S wagon would be cool enough on its own, given that he swapped in the more modern five-cylinder engine from a 1995 Volvo 850. The week after finishing it, he took his freshly swapped wagon on a 7,000-mile cross-country road trip, where he’s well on his way to legendary status after already having to swap an engine and transmission just to keep going. Long’s father owns a white Volvo 122S coupe with red vinyl interior, which inspired Long to get a classic Volvo of his own, except with his own spin on it. Long was in college at the time, and his white 122S wagon came up for sale on the Turbobricks forums for just $300. The only problem was that the wagon was in Texas, and Long was going to college in North Carolina. Fortunately, the seller was willing to meet Long halfway in Alabama to hand off the car, as he had grown up riding dirt bikes around the Volvo as a kid. It had been sitting in a field by his house for nearly his whole life, … [Read more...] about The Best Thing to Do With Your Freshly Engine Swapped 1966 Volvo Is Drive Across the Country
Intro Buying a car is a major financial decision. You can expect to pay thousands of dollars for even the cheapest new model, and you'll probably be driving it for years to come, so it's important to choose one that you can be happy with—which includes being able to afford the car payment.Before buying any vehicle, regardless of its ratings, consider whether it’s a good fit for your lifestyle. One effective way to choose a car that will serve you well for years to come is to look at which model is the favorite of other drivers in your area. Even if you have your heart set on a particular vehicle, it’s possible that a local favorite—perhaps one you’ve never considered—might be an even better fit for you.The car insurance comparison website Insurify analyzed its data to discover the most popular vehicle in each of the fifty states. As the cars on this list represent vehicles that are on the road, not just those rolling off dealer lots, they don’t … [Read more...] about The most popular car in every state