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Who is this Tim guy?


11792069_997466323597236_2254990364405055794_oAutomotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been covering the industry since 2011. His work can be found online and in print in Truck Trend magazine and the Boston Globe among others. He has published thousands of stories and reviews on numerous outlets including, but not limited to, Pickuptrucks.com, Cars.com, TruckTrend.com, Tundraheadquarters.com and Tacomahq.com.

He has a degree in Journalism from Metro State University in Denver and is widely recognized for his truck and SUV knowledge.

His first truck was a brand new 2003 Chevy S-10 and he has also owned a 2013 Toyota Tundra as well as a really cool 1963 International C1200.

Tim is currently wrenching on a 1962 Chevy C10 given to him as a gift from his family. It is an old farm truck owned by his wife’s grandfather. After nearly 20 years sitting in a barn, he recently brought it back to life.

Besides his automotive journalism work, he also owns TE Creative Services a PR/Graphic/Web design company providing contract communications services to small businesses and nonprofits.

He is a married father of three and lives in Western Nebraska.

When he isn’t sitting behind his desk, Tim can often be found on the golf course.

Tim Esterdahl

Automotive Journalist Tim Esterdahl has been a lover of trucks and SUVs for years. He has covered the industry since 2011 and has pieces in many national magazines and newspapers. In his spare time, he is often found tinkering on his '62 C10 pickup, playing golf, going hunting and hanging out with his wife and kids in Nebraska.

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  1. Doug Speisert February 18, 2020


    Thanks for the great PickUpTruckTalk website and all the latest PU Truck news.

    What can you tell about the very long overdue updated Nissan Frontier 2021 mid-sized PU? I have seen no spy pics or any creditable news on WTF Nissan is doing with their update & re-engineered 2021 Frontier.

    Thanks Tim.

    1. Tim Esterdahl February 18, 2020

      Hey Doug,

      About the only thing anyone knows about the 2021 Frontier is it will have an SUV like interior, the new powertrain, lots of standard safety gear and likely only come in king cab and crew cab. Also, it is going to be based off the existing platform and will NOT use the Navarra platform. This is all based on the latest news stories I’ve read. I have not seen any spy photos either. I’ll put together a video sometime on it. Thanks for asking and supporting the website.


  2. Dave L. February 1, 2021

    Tim – you are the MAN!

    I am a former 2001 F150 SuperCrew Lariat owner and 2015 F250 SuperDuty Lariat owner and I was heavily looking at the 2021 F150.

    Here’s how you helped:
    1. You helped me decide on the hybrid for sure. I was thinking diesel maybe, having had a good experience before but the hybrid plus the propower was a huge draw, and seeing your experiences was super helpful.

    2. I was originally thinking Lariat because I have owned two modest Lariat trims before but found it to be super expensive for this model truck. After seeing you get the XLT, I looked into a nearby dealer who had an XLT hybrid in stock and it literally had everything I wanted except cloth seats instead of leather, which I need to accommodate dogs and kids messiness. But I went for the XLT, found some really nice seat covers and saved $10k and didn’t get anything I didn’t need.


    1. Tim Esterdahl February 4, 2021

      Awesome! Glad to hear that. Enjoy your truck!


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