For years the Chevy and GMC heavy duty trucks were the 90-pound weaklings getting sand kicked in their face regularly on the sales charts. That was largely due to the puny in-house diesel engine they used.
Brand new in 2002, the Cadillac Escalade sold like hotcakes. The first generation, like the first Lexus LX, wore the thinnest disguise imaginable. It essentially was a Tahoe/Yukon with better leather and Caddy badges.
When I met my wife, she was working for a television station in Houston and frankly not making very much money. She drove a Subaru 4-door sedan with a stick shift, which was the kind of car you bought when you were on a budget.
Aerodynamics don’t really play a big part in the styling of the F-150. The truck says, in effect, “The wind tunnel be damned…I’m a truck!” And so it is tall, blunt and shares a family resemblance with not on
2006 was a big year for the littlest Toyota truck. The RAV4 sport utility vehicle got a couple of extra cylinders and a third-row seat. I know, I know…a third-row seat in a mini-ute? I think we might justly term that overkill, eh?