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Tim Esterdahl

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Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011.

August 2016 Truck Sales – Mid-Size Again Dominates

In the land of full-size trucks, the mid-size market continues to prove critics and die hards wrong. While many wonder why people spend the same money for a smaller truck, the sales results tell the story. Mid-size trucks are simply hot right now.

Episode 2 – Pickup Truck + SUV Talk September 15, 2016

In this week's installment of Pickup Truck + SUV talk, I discuss the new Nissan Rogue, leaked Ford Raptor HP and torque numbers, first...
Project 1962 Chevy C10 Swede Update - New Wheels!

Project 1962 Chevy C10 Swede Update – New Wheels!

After getting the clutch and brake working and driving it around the block, I desperately needed a new set of tires. Off to the...

Project 1962 Chevy C10 Swede Update – Maiden Drive

After battling the drum brakes and clutch, it was time to see if all the hard work paid off. Nervously, I loaded up the...
Project 1962 Chevy C10 Swede Update - Drum Brakes, Emergency Brake Knots and Star Wheels

Project 1962 Chevy C10 Swede Update – Drum Brakes, Emergency Brake Knots and Star...

It has been a "fun filled" few weeks working on Swede's brakes, clutch and emergency brakes. Of course, fun filled is a pretty sarcastic...

In the Driveway: 2016 VW Golf SportWagen TSI

In the driveway this week is a 2016 VW Golf SportWagen TSI. With VW's ongoing problems with diesel certification, this is the gasoline version....

In the Driveway: 2016 Lexus RX 450h

This week I'll be testing out the all-new 2016 Lexus RX 450h. I've had plenty of experience with the prior generation and attended a...

2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid Debuts at 2016 Miami Auto Show

Nissan has taken the wraps off yet another new product with the debut of the 2017 Nissan Rogue Hybrid. This is SUV joins the...

2017 Ford Raptor Engine Performance Numbers Leaked

The new horsepower and torque numbers for the upcoming 2017 Ford Raptor have apparently been leaked according to the Ford Raptor Forum, an enthusiast...
Project 1962 Chevy C10 Swede Update - Bringing Him Home and First Wash

Project 1962 Chevy C10 Swede Update – Crossing Fingers and Turning Him Over

After all the work getting Swede home from the farm, the big question remained: will he turn over. If he doesn't, this job just...

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