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1999 Chevrolet Suburban 2500 4X4 Review

  A 130″ wheelbase, seating for 9, capable of towing 10,000 pounds, able to leap nothing in a single bound. Its definitely not superman, but it is the 1999 C/K 2500 Chevrolet Suburban. It’s still the largest sport utility on the planet. Some may say its getting a little long in the tooth, but no other manufacturer has stepped up …

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2006 Dodge Ram Mega Cab

Bragging rights are everything in the world of pickup trucks. If you can’t say that your truck is the biggest, fastest or strongest, then don’t bother saying anything at all. Dodge boasts an impressive collection of class-leading pick-ups, including the fastest (Ram SRT10), strongest (Ram Heavy Duty with Cummins Turbo Diesel), most powerful (Hemi-equipped Ram 1500), and most capable off-road …

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2005 Dodge Dakota

Review By Dr. David A. Zatz The 2005 Dakota has been given a new frame, more power, better gas mileage, and a larger size, yet it should be more refined and handle better. It continues to offer the only V8 in its class, with full-size styling and power, and the ability to outpull some full size pickups.   New front …

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1999 Chevrolet Z71 Tahoe LT

Tahoe… The name conjures up a warm and friendly feeling that brings forth the thought of the Lone Ranger and Tonto blazing new trails. Z71 however, brings to mind a more progressive thought of strength and commanding, at least it does for me. It’s also a bit tough being the flagship for any particular fleet of vehicles, especially in the …

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2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport

Review Notes: 2007 Suzuki Grand Vitara XSport(2.7L V6 / Automatic) Pros Cavernous cab Function over form Keyless entry and start system Surefootedness both on and off road Cons Excessive road noise above 40 mph Anemic engine Poor approach/departure angles vs. previous generations EPA Fuel Mileage 19 city, 23 highway The Final Word Very fun 4X4 to drive that is more …

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2008 Jeep Liberty

    When Jeep replaced the aging Cherokee (XJ) with the Liberty (KJ) in 2002 they stepped out on a limb. Gone was the simple two-box design of the XJ and in its place was a bigger and, dare we say, cuter entry level SUV. With its big round headlights, smiling seven-slot grill and stocky stance, the first Liberty had …

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2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Sahara and X Models

All-New – a term that, for the most part, is used quite loosely by most auto manufacturers to describe a major change in a vehicle’s overall platform. In the case of the all-new 2007 Jeep Wrangler however, “all-new” is a shoe that fits quite well. More importantly however, the 2007 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, Rubicon Unlimited (4-door), Sahara and X models- …

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2007 Land Rover LR3

Review Notes: 2007 Land Rover LR3 (4.4L V8 / 6 Speed Automatic with Manual Capability) Strengths Good looks inside and out, a comfortable roomy interior and a supremely capable off road vehicle Weaknesses Big, expensive and a healthy appetite for premium fuel EPA Fuel Mileage 12 city, 17 highway The Final Word The LR3 uses 21st century technology to create …

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2007 Ford F150 Supercrew

Review Notes: 2007 Ford F150 Supercrew (5.4L V8 / 4 Speed Automatic) Strengths Handsome on the outside-Sumptuous on the inside Weaknesses Short on power compared to compitition EPA Fuel Mileage 14 city, 20highway The Final Word The F150 is a bit outclassed by younger and stronger competitors but America’s favorite truck is still a winner. I recently had the pleasure …

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2006 Honda Ridgeline

Pickup truck owners tend to fall into one of two groups. There are those who genuinely need the durability, power, and capacity of a full-size, heavy-duty truck, such as landscapers, construction workers, and RV owners. Then there is the second group of owners, who tend to enjoy the durability and capacity of a truck when hauling building materials from the …

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