Still Getting The Bugs

Power and Associates survey, more than half of owners of 1-year-old, heavy-duty truck engines in 2010 experienced some type of problem, about twice the rate of earlier engines built to different emissions standards, and the issues got worse after 50,000 miles. The study was based on responses from 1682 primary maintained of 1-year-old Class 8 trucks. It noted that Detroit Diesel and Navistar engines performed particularly well, and the most common problems were associated...

PSElEwatching

FIFTY YEARS AGO, interstate highway construction and the Cold War were well underway the Beatles' first record premiered and the number of U.S. soldiers in southern Asia was tripling yearly. The second-generation Ranchero was built on a Falcon the El Camino was just arriving and names like International Harvester, Willys, Corx'air, Volkswagen, and Studebaker had pickups. In 1961, Chevy, already using C for 2WD and K for 4WD, outsold Ford by 4000 pickups. And it was the last time you could get...

Range Rover

There are no mechanical changes to the 2011 Range Rover. The successful and pricey topline Westminster Limited Edition package continues, as well as the new Autobiography Black series. The latter includes a full leather interior (upper and lower dash, headlines and consoles), a 1200-watt harman kardon Expect a few new compact crossover nameplates in the 20132015 time frame, and VW Group chief stylist Walter de Silva's pen will be associated with a few of them. With Audi's Q5 platform to work...