On this week’s show, Jill Ciminillo and I discuss several Ford news items including the 100th Anniversary of their first truck. Then, Dan Edmunds, Director of Vehicle Testing at, talks about his recent Death Valley Torture Test with the 2017 Honda Ridgeline, 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road and a 2016 Nissan Titan PRO-4X. He also discusses what he learned from blowing shocks out in the desert. Finally, Jill and I discuss off-roading in a Nissan Pathfinder – the new one, not the old one. Are cars more capable than we think they are? All of that and more on this week’s show!

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