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Associate Editor Tim Esterdahl is a married father of three who enjoys all things automotive including wrenching on his collection of old pickups. He also plays an absurd amount of golf. Like really absurd.

Road Tripping in a 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium

Last month, I was in Michigan and Ohio for a week visiting family and various aftermarket suppliers. During this time, I was fortunate to receive a 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid to check out and put hundreds of miles on driving all over both states. The best part? I went to the gas station just once.

Road Tripping in a 2015 Toyota Avalon Hybrid XLE Premium

The exterior styling of the 2015 Toyota Avalon is somewhere between bland Toyota and newer “exciting” Toyota.

July 2015 Sales Numbers – Toyota Trucks Continue to Increase

In the wildness of this month with a truck showdown, visiting Seattle for the Tacoma reveal, Ford IIHS and Ram buyback stories, I forgot to publish the sales results from July, 2015. No real surprise here, Toyota Trucks continue to show increases.

July 2015 Sales Results

The older Tacoma continues to return solid sales growth numbers. It will be interesting to see how the market reacts to the new model coming out in a month.

THQ Truck Showdown – Tundra, Ram, Ford Square Off

An amazing luck of the draw happened a few weeks ago where I got the opportunity to drive a 2015 Ford F-150 King Ranch, a 2015 Ram 1500 EcoDiesel Laramie Longhorn and my 2013 Toyota Tundra SR5. While each truck had its pros and cons, the big question is which one I liked the best. The answer may surprise you.

THQ Truck Showdown - Tundra, Ram, Ford

For one week, I was a very, very lucky guy.

2015 Ford F-150 Reader Questions Answered

In response to the slew of questions I received about the 2015 Ford F-150, I put together this video to try to address many of them.

2015 Ram 1500 Laramie Longhorn EcoDiesel Reader Questions Answered

After receiving a lengthy list of questions from our readers … well Randy … I decided it would be best to respond to all of them via a video. Here you go Randy, this one’s for you!
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