The Truth About Cars » Editorials http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 20:05:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Porsche’s Forgotten Man, Adolf Rosenberger: Dr. Porsche’s Jewish Partner, Part Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/porsches-forgotten-man-adolf-rosenberger-dr-porsches-jewish-partner-part-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/porsches-forgotten-man-adolf-rosenberger-dr-porsches-jewish-partner-part-two/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 19:07:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330713 In Part One, we looked at Adolf Rosenberger’s success as a businessman and racer, his seminal role in the creation of Auto Union, and his vital role in the founding of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche’s design agency in 1931. We also reviewed how increased persecution of Jews in Germany after Adolf Hitler took power in 1933 […]

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In Part One, we looked at Adolf Rosenberger’s success as a businessman and racer, his seminal role in the creation of Auto Union, and his vital role in the founding of Dr. Ferdinand Porsche’s design agency in 1931. We also reviewed how increased persecution of Jews in Germany after Adolf Hitler took power in 1933 […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Chrysler Laser XE Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/junkyard-find-1984-chrysler-laser-xe-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/junkyard-find-1984-chrysler-laser-xe-turbo/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 12:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332330 The K-platform-based Dodge Daytona was built for the 1984 through 1993 model years and sold pretty well; we’ve seen a few of them in this series. The Daytona’s Chrysler-badged sibling, the Laser (not to be confused — though many do — with the Mitsubishi Eclipse-based Plymouth Laser), was sold only for the 1984-1986 model years […]

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The K-platform-based Dodge Daytona was built for the 1984 through 1993 model years and sold pretty well; we’ve seen a few of them in this series. The Daytona’s Chrysler-badged sibling, the Laser (not to be confused — though many do — with the Mitsubishi Eclipse-based Plymouth Laser), was sold only for the 1984-1986 model years […]

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Cadillac Tops 247WallSt.com’s ‘Cars Americans Don’t Want to Buy’ List http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/cadillac-tops-247wallst-coms-cars-americans-dont-want-to-buy-list/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/cadillac-tops-247wallst-coms-cars-americans-dont-want-to-buy-list/#comments Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334714 American luxury car shoppers are driving right past Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac dealerships it seems, according to 247WallSt.com. The website collected a list of best- and worst-selling vehicles based on time spent on dealer lots, and all Cadillac’s cars — save the CT6 — are in the top 15 worst sellers based on that metric. At the very top of […]

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American luxury car shoppers are driving right past Chevrolet/Buick/GMC/Cadillac dealerships it seems, according to 247WallSt.com. The website collected a list of best- and worst-selling vehicles based on time spent on dealer lots, and all Cadillac’s cars — save the CT6 — are in the top 15 worst sellers based on that metric. At the very top of […]

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It’s Time to Vote for TTAC’s Ten Best and Worst Automobiles Today http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/its-time-to-vote-for-ttacs-ten-best-and-worst-automobiles-today/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/its-time-to-vote-for-ttacs-ten-best-and-worst-automobiles-today/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 16:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1334114 You’ve nominated them. We’ve voted on them. Now it’s your turn to select the Ten Best and Ten Worst Automobiles Today. Yesterday, we posted the 20 candidates in each category, according to your nominations and our Cray-computer number cruncher (okay, it was Excel on a Mac). I don’t necessarily agree with all the picks you’ve made, […]

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You’ve nominated them. We’ve voted on them. Now it’s your turn to select the Ten Best and Ten Worst Automobiles Today. Yesterday, we posted the 20 candidates in each category, according to your nominations and our Cray-computer number cruncher (okay, it was Excel on a Mac). I don’t necessarily agree with all the picks you’ve made, […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Plymouth Arrow http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1980-plymouth-arrow/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1980-plymouth-arrow/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332186 Chrysler imported and rebadged quite an assortment of Mitsubishis during the gloomy years of the Malaise Era, and we have seen a good sampling of those cars in this series so far. There was the Mitsubishi Colt Galant aka Dodge Colt, the Mitsubishi Galant Lambda aka Plymouth Sapporo/Dodge Challenger, and the Mitsubishi Mirage aka Plymouth […]

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Chrysler imported and rebadged quite an assortment of Mitsubishis during the gloomy years of the Malaise Era, and we have seen a good sampling of those cars in this series so far. There was the Mitsubishi Colt Galant aka Dodge Colt, the Mitsubishi Galant Lambda aka Plymouth Sapporo/Dodge Challenger, and the Mitsubishi Mirage aka Plymouth […]

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The Votes Are In! Here Are Your Candidates for Worst Automobiles of 2016, Along with Your Nomination Comments http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/the-votes-are-in-here-are-your-candidates-for-worst-automobiles-of-2016-along-with-your-nomination-comments/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/the-votes-are-in-here-are-your-candidates-for-worst-automobiles-of-2016-along-with-your-nomination-comments/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333506 We’re getting to the homestretch for TTAC’s 2016 Best and Worst Automobiles Today. Our writers have voted diligently, and a couple of tie-breaking votes were cast to give us an even 20 contestants in each category. I present you the 20 Worst Automobiles Today, as chosen by you and our writers, in alphabetical order, along with select nomination […]

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We’re getting to the homestretch for TTAC’s 2016 Best and Worst Automobiles Today. Our writers have voted diligently, and a couple of tie-breaking votes were cast to give us an even 20 contestants in each category. I present you the 20 Worst Automobiles Today, as chosen by you and our writers, in alphabetical order, along with select nomination […]

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The Votes Are In! Here Are Your Candidates for Best Automobiles of 2016, Along with Your Nomination Comments http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/the-votes-are-in-here-are-your-choices-for-best-automobiles-of-2016-along-with-your-nomination-comments/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/the-votes-are-in-here-are-your-choices-for-best-automobiles-of-2016-along-with-your-nomination-comments/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:15:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333242 We’re getting to the homestretch for TTAC’s 2016 Best and Worst Automobiles Today. Our writers have voted diligently, and a couple of tie-breaking votes were cast to give us an even 20 contestants in each category. I present you the 20 Best (and 20 Worst, later) Automobiles Today, as chosen by you and our writers, in alphabetical […]

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We’re getting to the homestretch for TTAC’s 2016 Best and Worst Automobiles Today. Our writers have voted diligently, and a couple of tie-breaking votes were cast to give us an even 20 contestants in each category. I present you the 20 Best (and 20 Worst, later) Automobiles Today, as chosen by you and our writers, in alphabetical […]

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The $100,000 Pickup Truck is Real, and You Have Dealers and the Aftermarket to Thank For It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/100000-pickup-truck-real-dealers-aftermarket-thank/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/100000-pickup-truck-real-dealers-aftermarket-thank/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331250 The time is ticking ever closer to the day an OEM slaps a $100,000 MSRP on a truck. It will happen, and it won’t be long before it does. In 1997, $27,000 bought a lavishly equipped F-150 Lariat SuperCab with a 5.4-liter V8. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $40,000 in today’s money. Adjusted for reality, that […]

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The time is ticking ever closer to the day an OEM slaps a $100,000 MSRP on a truck. It will happen, and it won’t be long before it does. In 1997, $27,000 bought a lavishly equipped F-150 Lariat SuperCab with a 5.4-liter V8. Adjusted for inflation, that’s about $40,000 in today’s money. Adjusted for reality, that […]

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Piston Slap: Studded vs Studless vs All Season? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/piston-slap-studded-vs-studless-vs-season/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/piston-slap-studded-vs-studless-vs-season/#comments Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330529 Jeremy writes: Hi Sajeev, My mother-in-law just moved from Ft. Meyers, FL to Akron, OH with her Mini Clubman S to be closer to her granddaughter. As a proud British person, she loves the car but is concerned about Midwest/lake effect winters and was thinking of getting a CUV/SUV. Having been a loyal reader of […]

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Jeremy writes: Hi Sajeev, My mother-in-law just moved from Ft. Meyers, FL to Akron, OH with her Mini Clubman S to be closer to her granddaughter. As a proud British person, she loves the car but is concerned about Midwest/lake effect winters and was thinking of getting a CUV/SUV. Having been a loyal reader of […]

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GLA45 AMG’s Aerodynamics Package is Mercedes-Benz at Its Worst http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/amg-gla45s-aerodynamics-package-mercedes-benz-not-mercedes-benz/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/amg-gla45s-aerodynamics-package-mercedes-benz-not-mercedes-benz/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332562 One of the coincidental perks in my work life means that my home office is just a couple of miles away from a major east coast autoport in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. Very rarely do I leave my home without driving by the CN Autoport. On the way to the grocery store, I spot rows […]

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One of the coincidental perks in my work life means that my home office is just a couple of miles away from a major east coast autoport in Eastern Passage, Nova Scotia. Very rarely do I leave my home without driving by the CN Autoport. On the way to the grocery store, I spot rows […]

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Ask the Editor/B&B: What the Heck is This Concept Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ask-the-editorbb-what-the-heck-is-this-concept-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/ask-the-editorbb-what-the-heck-is-this-concept-car/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332674 TTAC commenter gimmiemanual writes: I was living in China in late 2009, and decided to take scuba classes so I could dive the Great Barrier Reef. My open water course was done in Qiandao Lake, outside of Shanghai, and this picture was on the wall of my (terrible) local hotel room. I offered to buy it for […]

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TTAC commenter gimmiemanual writes: I was living in China in late 2009, and decided to take scuba classes so I could dive the Great Barrier Reef. My open water course was done in Qiandao Lake, outside of Shanghai, and this picture was on the wall of my (terrible) local hotel room. I offered to buy it for […]

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Junkyard Find: 1988 Ford Escort GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1988-ford-escort-gt-3/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1988-ford-escort-gt-3/#comments Wed, 27 Apr 2016 12:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331810 The first-generation North American Ford Escort looked a lot like its European namesake, but was a very different machine under the skin. For the 1991 model year, the Escort moved to the same platform as the Mazda 323, so the late-’80s models are the last of the all-Ford American Escorts. Here’s one that I spotted […]

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The first-generation North American Ford Escort looked a lot like its European namesake, but was a very different machine under the skin. For the 1991 model year, the Escort moved to the same platform as the Mazda 323, so the late-’80s models are the last of the all-Ford American Escorts. Here’s one that I spotted […]

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Goodbye, Saturn Astra http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/goodbye-saturn-astra/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/goodbye-saturn-astra/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 20:10:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1332098 Over the weekend and earlier this week, my girlfriend and I negotiated over and agreed to purchase a new car. No, it isn’t that. So, let’s play a little game, shall we? I’m not going to tell you what we bought to replace the Astra — at least not straight up. But I’m here if you want to […]

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Over the weekend and earlier this week, my girlfriend and I negotiated over and agreed to purchase a new car. No, it isn’t that. So, let’s play a little game, shall we? I’m not going to tell you what we bought to replace the Astra — at least not straight up. But I’m here if you want to […]

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All the Cars You Nominated for Ten Best and Worst of 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/here-are-the-best-and-worst-cars-of-2016-as-nominated-by-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/here-are-the-best-and-worst-cars-of-2016-as-nominated-by-you/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:15:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331994 After cleaning up the data as much as I could considering this smashing headache I’m managing today, I’ve crunched the numbers and come out with a magic number: 242. That’s the total number of vehicles you nominated that were eligible for this year’s Ten Best and Ten Worst. Here they are, in order of Best to Worst, […]

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After cleaning up the data as much as I could considering this smashing headache I’m managing today, I’ve crunched the numbers and come out with a magic number: 242. That’s the total number of vehicles you nominated that were eligible for this year’s Ten Best and Ten Worst. Here they are, in order of Best to Worst, […]

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Ask Bark: Buyback is a Bitch http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/barks-bites-buyback-bitch/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/barks-bites-buyback-bitch/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 14:30:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331466 Andre writes: Bark, I’ve lurked on TTAC for around eight months and just registered to ask for a recommendation. (Thanks! —Bark) My daily driver is a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, and it’s likely I’ll be taking the buyback option on the vehicle based on the agreement-in-principle between VW and the government on the “defeat device.” It’s been a […]

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Andre writes: Bark, I’ve lurked on TTAC for around eight months and just registered to ask for a recommendation. (Thanks! —Bark) My daily driver is a 2010 Volkswagen Jetta TDI, and it’s likely I’ll be taking the buyback option on the vehicle based on the agreement-in-principle between VW and the government on the “defeat device.” It’s been a […]

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2016 Chrysler 200 Limited Rental Review – An Appreciation Of An Extraordinary Automobile http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-chrysler-200-limited-review-appreciation-extraordinary-automobile/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-chrysler-200-limited-review-appreciation-extraordinary-automobile/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331434 A few months ago, my esteemed colleague Ronnie Schreiber found himself in possession of a McLaren 675LT for the week. Not having a tremendous amount of personal experience with supercars, and not in a position to kill $10,000 worth of consumables in a single day at Thunderhill, Ronnie decided not to write a conventional review […]

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A few months ago, my esteemed colleague Ronnie Schreiber found himself in possession of a McLaren 675LT for the week. Not having a tremendous amount of personal experience with supercars, and not in a position to kill $10,000 worth of consumables in a single day at Thunderhill, Ronnie decided not to write a conventional review […]

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Piston Slap: Why Replace Parts In Pairs? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/piston-slap-replace-parts-pairs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/piston-slap-replace-parts-pairs/#comments Tue, 26 Apr 2016 12:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1329785 David writes: Over the last few years, I’ve had work done on my ’99 Ford F-150 at various places near my work. It seems that when a wear item goes (like ball joints), the mechanic wants to replace absolutely everything in the system — tie rods, pitman arm, trailing arm, etc. Or when the left […]

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David writes: Over the last few years, I’ve had work done on my ’99 Ford F-150 at various places near my work. It seems that when a wear item goes (like ball joints), the mechanic wants to replace absolutely everything in the system — tie rods, pitman arm, trailing arm, etc. Or when the left […]

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And the Winner of a $100 Amazon Gift Card is … http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/and-the-winner-of-a-100-amazon-gift-card-is/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/and-the-winner-of-a-100-amazon-gift-card-is/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 18:50:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1331170 … a person I will announce after the jump. First, here are some stats from all your nominations. You nominated … 165 different vehicles for Ten Best, not including derivatives. 174 different vehicles for Ten Worst, not including derivatives, entire brands (of which there were many nominations), technologies (lookin’ at you, diesel) and platforms. 12 of […]

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… a person I will announce after the jump. First, here are some stats from all your nominations. You nominated … 165 different vehicles for Ten Best, not including derivatives. 174 different vehicles for Ten Worst, not including derivatives, entire brands (of which there were many nominations), technologies (lookin’ at you, diesel) and platforms. 12 of […]

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2016 Buick Cascada Review – Best-Before Date http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-buick-cascada-review-best-date/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-buick-cascada-review-best-date/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 16:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1326969 After years of covering the automotive industry, I’m still amused by the enormous gulf between auto enthusiasts and “real people.” (I’m talking to you, B&B!) We get excited when Honda decides to offer a manual transmission in the V6 Accord, despite the tens of buyers who will come running for it, or General Motors’ confidence […]

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After years of covering the automotive industry, I’m still amused by the enormous gulf between auto enthusiasts and “real people.” (I’m talking to you, B&B!) We get excited when Honda decides to offer a manual transmission in the V6 Accord, despite the tens of buyers who will come running for it, or General Motors’ confidence […]

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Porsche’s Forgotten Man, Adolf Rosenberger: Dr. Porsche’s Jewish Partner, Part One http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/porsches-third-forgotten-man-adolf-rosenbergerdr-porsches-jewish-partner-part-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/porsches-third-forgotten-man-adolf-rosenbergerdr-porsches-jewish-partner-part-one/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 15:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1279018 According to official Porsche lore, the automotive design firm, Dr. Ing. Hc F. Porsche GmbH, was founded in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in 1931 by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and his son-in-law Anton Piëch. The Porsche and Piëch families still control the sports car company and the larger Volkswagen Group that owns it. At that beginning though, there was […]

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According to official Porsche lore, the automotive design firm, Dr. Ing. Hc F. Porsche GmbH, was founded in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen in 1931 by Dr. Ferdinand Porsche and his son-in-law Anton Piëch. The Porsche and Piëch families still control the sports car company and the larger Volkswagen Group that owns it. At that beginning though, there was […]

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Volvo’s New XC90 Is Soaring; Other Volvos Are Tanking http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volvos-new-xc90-soaring-volvos-tanking/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/volvos-new-xc90-soaring-volvos-tanking/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 13:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330841 We said the new Volvo XC90 would need to sell very well. It is, in fact, selling well. And given the sharp declines Volvo is reporting with every other model, we may have understated the need. Globally, Volvo reported an all-time record number of sales in calendar year 2015. In the United States, however, even […]

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We said the new Volvo XC90 would need to sell very well. It is, in fact, selling well. And given the sharp declines Volvo is reporting with every other model, we may have understated the need. Globally, Volvo reported an all-time record number of sales in calendar year 2015. In the United States, however, even […]

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Junkyard Find: 1983 Porsche 944 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1983-porsche-944/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1983-porsche-944/#comments Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1328969 The Porsche 944 is an excellent example of the kind of car that’s worth pretty decent money when in great condition … and worth scrap value beyond a fairly strict threshold of perceived thrashedness. I see plenty of 944s at the fixed price, high-inventory turnover, self-service yards (not to mention many more blowing up in […]

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The Porsche 944 is an excellent example of the kind of car that’s worth pretty decent money when in great condition … and worth scrap value beyond a fairly strict threshold of perceived thrashedness. I see plenty of 944s at the fixed price, high-inventory turnover, self-service yards (not to mention many more blowing up in […]

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Last Day to Nominate Your Ten Best/Worst Autos of 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/last-day-to-nominate-your-ten-bestworst-autos-of-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/last-day-to-nominate-your-ten-bestworst-autos-of-2016/#comments Sun, 24 Apr 2016 16:30:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330625 You’ve nominated almost every vehicle sold in the United States for TTAC’s Ten Best and Worst Autos for 2016 — but your nominations still count. On the line is a $100 Amazon gift card and your chance to be immortalized in Internet glory as we use your nomination reasons for content fodder. Consider this your last […]

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You’ve nominated almost every vehicle sold in the United States for TTAC’s Ten Best and Worst Autos for 2016 — but your nominations still count. On the line is a $100 Amazon gift card and your chance to be immortalized in Internet glory as we use your nomination reasons for content fodder. Consider this your last […]

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Watch (Most of) These 1958 Sedans Destroy Their Suspensions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/watch-most-of-these-1958-sedans-destroy-their-suspensions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/watch-most-of-these-1958-sedans-destroy-their-suspensions/#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2016 16:30:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330489 If 1958 wasn’t the peak of automotive glitz and excess, it was damn close to it. American automakers, emboldened by a never-ending postwar buying spree, heaped more chrome and new technology onto their models that year than ever before. Uplevel models — Lincoln, Buick and Olds, especially — were the worst offenders, somehow managing to make themselves […]

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If 1958 wasn’t the peak of automotive glitz and excess, it was damn close to it. American automakers, emboldened by a never-ending postwar buying spree, heaped more chrome and new technology onto their models that year than ever before. Uplevel models — Lincoln, Buick and Olds, especially — were the worst offenders, somehow managing to make themselves […]

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Roll With It: FCA Voluntarily Recalls 1.1 Million Models With Confusing Gear Selector http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/roll-with-it-fca-voluntarily-recalls-1-1-million-models-with-confusing-gear-selector/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/roll-with-it-fca-voluntarily-recalls-1-1-million-models-with-confusing-gear-selector/#comments Sat, 23 Apr 2016 14:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1330441 Like an unoccupied Dodge Charger stuck in “Drive,” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ gear selector controversy was rapidly building momentum before yesterday’s announcement. Responding to numerous instances of runaway vehicles and an expanding National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation, FCA voluntarily recalled 811,586 vehicles in the U.S. and 52,144 in Canada, and a further 265,473 in Mexico […]

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Like an unoccupied Dodge Charger stuck in “Drive,” Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ gear selector controversy was rapidly building momentum before yesterday’s announcement. Responding to numerous instances of runaway vehicles and an expanding National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation, FCA voluntarily recalled 811,586 vehicles in the U.S. and 52,144 in Canada, and a further 265,473 in Mexico […]

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