Truck Buying Guide | Edmunds

Market Segment

Pickups come in midsize, full-size light-duty and full-size heavy-duty flavors, and base prices can range from around $25,000 to about $55,000. Knowing what you need and what you want in a truck is important if you expect to get the right tool for the job and not pay for more capability than you’ll use.

Cab and Bed Designs

Truck manufacturers often have different names for them, but the three main cab designs are regular cab, extended cab and crew cab. Regular-cab trucks have two doors, seat two or three people, and offer a small amount of in-cab storage.

Extended-cab trucks also have two doors but have a larger cab that can seat up to six people. The rear seating area can be cramped for passengers, so the primary benefit of an extended cab is its ability to hold more cargo in the locked, weathertight interior.

Crew-cab trucks have

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1967 Toyota 2000GT sells for $912,500, while another is discovered in a Sydney garage

Few Japanese classic cars regularly sell around the $1 million mark, though a major exception is the Toyota 2000GT.

Built briefly between 1967 and 1970, by Yamaha in fact, just 351 were made including prototype versions, and two of them recently made headlines.

The first is a red example from 1967 that went under the hammer last weekend at an RM Sotheby’s auction in Elkhart, Indiana. It ended up selling for $912,500. The car is a left-hand-drive example, of which just 62 were made, and was kept for 30 years by its original owner, noted racer Otto Linton who at one point owned a Toyota dealership in Pennsylvania.

The car was given a full restoration by Maine Laine Exotics in the 2000s, so it looks almost factory fresh. We’re told there’s still a little bit of patina left, which for some collectors is priceless.

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Honda Accord: History, Generations, Specifications

Honda Accord Essential History

With the Accord’s history as a mainstream family sedan for the better part of five decades, it’s difficult to remember how it revolutionized the car industry. Though its origins were humble, the Honda Accord—together with its arch-rival, Toyota’s Camry—reshaped what Americans expected from their family cars. Nearly half a century later, it remains at the head of the pack.

Honda first introduced the Accord in 1977. At the time, Honda had been selling cars in the US for just seven years and had already become the number-four import brand in America. The Civic was largely responsible for their success, but it was smaller than the competition. In 1972, Honda began working on its new, larger car.

The first-generation Accord appeared in late 1976 as a two-door hatchback with a 68-horsepower 1.6-liter CVCC engine. Performance was tepid—0-60-mph in 13.8 seconds—but critics immediately took notice of its precise

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