The Truth About Cars » Quote of the Day http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. The Truth About Cars no The Truth About Cars editors@ttac.com editors@ttac.com (The Truth About Cars) 2006-2009 The Truth About Cars The Truth About Cars » Quote of the Day http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/category/news-blog/quote-of-the-day/ Quote Of The Day: Chevrolet Volt, One Generation On http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/quote-day-chevrolet-volt-one-generation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/quote-day-chevrolet-volt-one-generation/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:21:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1041593 “When someone thinks of an electric vehicle, they don’t think of Chevrolet; they think Toyota or Tesla.” -Jamaal McCoy, general manager of Findlay Chevrolet in Las Vegas, quoted by the Wall Street Journal. When the Chevrolet Volt launched at the start of the decade, the plan was to sell 70,000 units annually, with talk of […]

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“When someone thinks of an electric vehicle, they don’t think of Chevrolet; they think Toyota or Tesla.” -Jamaal McCoy, general manager of Findlay Chevrolet in Las Vegas, quoted by the Wall Street Journal. When the Chevrolet Volt launched at the start of the decade, the plan was to sell 70,000 units annually, with talk of […]

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Quote Of The Day: The Golden Fleece http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/quote-day-golden-fleece/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/quote-day-golden-fleece/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:23:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=974194 Today’s Quote of the Day actually comes from someone I know, with a used car question. “this guy im sleeping with wants to sell me 05 caliber 125k [77,000 miles] for $6k. Good deal?”  You don’t need to be a North Georgia used car salesman to know that this is a deal that delivers a 5-6x […]

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Today’s Quote of the Day actually comes from someone I know, with a used car question. “this guy im sleeping with wants to sell me 05 caliber 125k [77,000 miles] for $6k. Good deal?”  You don’t need to be a North Georgia used car salesman to know that this is a deal that delivers a 5-6x […]

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Quote Of The Day: Obama – “Enjoy Cheap Gas, It Won’t Last” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/quote-day-obama-enjoy-cheap-gas-wont-last/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/quote-day-obama-enjoy-cheap-gas-wont-last/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:34:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=973121 “I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks and if you go back to old habits and suddenly gas is back at $3.50, you are going to not be real happy,”  -President Barack […]

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“I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks and if you go back to old habits and suddenly gas is back at $3.50, you are going to not be real happy,”  -President Barack […]

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Quote Of The Day: America, F*** Yeah http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/quote-day-america-f-yeah/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/quote-day-america-f-yeah/#comments Mon, 17 Nov 2014 18:14:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=946426 “If you want a world class sports car with the following attributes – an iconic horse on the badge, a high-revving 500+ hp naturally aspirated V8 with a flat plane crank, massive Brembo brakes and a manual transmission, you have to buy a Ford. Not a Ferrari.” -TTAC contributor David Walton on the new Ford […]

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“If you want a world class sports car with the following attributes – an iconic horse on the badge, a high-revving 500+ hp naturally aspirated V8 with a flat plane crank, massive Brembo brakes and a manual transmission, you have to buy a Ford. Not a Ferrari.” -TTAC contributor David Walton on the new Ford […]

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Quote Of The Day: The Sports Car Is Dead http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/quote-day-sports-car-dead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/quote-day-sports-car-dead/#comments Tue, 11 Nov 2014 17:04:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=944129 “The sports car market is roughly half of what it used to be,” Ian Robertson, BMW’s head of sales, said in an interview at the manufacturer’s headquarters in Munich. “Post-2008, it just collapsed. I’m not so sure it’ll ever fully recover.” Speaking to Automotive News, Robertson noted that SUVs and crossovers have replaced the sports car’s […]

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“The sports car market is roughly half of what it used to be,” Ian Robertson, BMW’s head of sales, said in an interview at the manufacturer’s headquarters in Munich. “Post-2008, it just collapsed. I’m not so sure it’ll ever fully recover.” Speaking to Automotive News, Robertson noted that SUVs and crossovers have replaced the sports car’s […]

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Quote Of The Day: Gas Price Amnesia http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/quote-day-gas-price-amnesia/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/quote-day-gas-price-amnesia/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:40:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=936674 “I think it’s fairly interesting from a cultural memory standpoint, that American car buyers, for the most part, don’t seem to have memory of gas prices two, three or six months ago,” –  TrueCar President John Krafcik speaking to NPR about slumping hybrid sales. According to NPR, hybrid sales are off by about 5 percent […]

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“I think it’s fairly interesting from a cultural memory standpoint, that American car buyers, for the most part, don’t seem to have memory of gas prices two, three or six months ago,” –  TrueCar President John Krafcik speaking to NPR about slumping hybrid sales. According to NPR, hybrid sales are off by about 5 percent […]

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Quote Of The Day: The Colorado Pricing Paradox http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/quote-day-colorado-pricing-paradox/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/quote-day-colorado-pricing-paradox/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:40:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=883298 The pricing announcement for GM’s mid-size trucks raised a big question at TTAC – namely, how are they supposed to compete with GM’s full-size trucks when there are such hefty rebates already available? Reader dwford commented “My 2014 GMC Sierra SLE Double Cab 4×4 with Z71, leather, 18″ wheels, auto climate control, heated seats, 5.3L […]

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The pricing announcement for GM’s mid-size trucks raised a big question at TTAC – namely, how are they supposed to compete with GM’s full-size trucks when there are such hefty rebates already available? Reader dwford commented “My 2014 GMC Sierra SLE Double Cab 4×4 with Z71, leather, 18″ wheels, auto climate control, heated seats, 5.3L […]

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QOTD: Regulation Is Ruining Car Design http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/qotd-regulation-is-ruining-car-design/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/qotd-regulation-is-ruining-car-design/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:42:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=838721 Today’s installment of Quote of the Day comes from Mark Adams, design chief for Opel/Vauxhall and creator of the Monza concept, which is expected to set the design direction for the two brands in the near future – assuming that regulations don’t get in the way. Speaking to Automotive News Europe, Adams opined that  “In the […]

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Today’s installment of Quote of the Day comes from Mark Adams, design chief for Opel/Vauxhall and creator of the Monza concept, which is expected to set the design direction for the two brands in the near future – assuming that regulations don’t get in the way. Speaking to Automotive News Europe, Adams opined that  “In the […]

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QOTD: Marchionne Says Government Made Him Sell Fiat 500 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/qotd-marchionne-says-government-made-him-sell-fiat-500/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/qotd-marchionne-says-government-made-him-sell-fiat-500/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 16:38:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=828290 An event held at Washington D.C’s Brookings Institute saw FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne and former National Economic Council head Larry Summers discuss the auto bailout on its five-year anniversary. As always, Marchionne had some colorful commentary, with a one interesting nugget about Fiat. According to Christina Rogers of the Wall Street Journal, Marchionne claimed that […]

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An event held at Washington D.C’s Brookings Institute saw FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne and former National Economic Council head Larry Summers discuss the auto bailout on its five-year anniversary. As always, Marchionne had some colorful commentary, with a one interesting nugget about Fiat. According to Christina Rogers of the Wall Street Journal, Marchionne claimed that […]

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QOTD: In Defense Of The Toyota Camry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/qotd-in-defense-of-the-toyota-camry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/qotd-in-defense-of-the-toyota-camry/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=809426 We treat the physical results of capitalism as though they were an inevitability. In 1955, no captain of industry, prince, or potentate could buy a car as good as a Toyota Camry, to say nothing of a 2014 Mustang, the quintessential American Everyman’s car. But who notices the marvel that is a Toyota Camry?  –Kevin […]

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We treat the physical results of capitalism as though they were an inevitability. In 1955, no captain of industry, prince, or potentate could buy a car as good as a Toyota Camry, to say nothing of a 2014 Mustang, the quintessential American Everyman’s car. But who notices the marvel that is a Toyota Camry?  –Kevin […]

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QOTD: Chevrolet Colorado To Render Other Trucks “Obsolete” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/qotd-chevrolet-colorado-to-render-other-trucks-obsolete/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/qotd-chevrolet-colorado-to-render-other-trucks-obsolete/#comments Mon, 24 Mar 2014 15:27:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=779449 Today’s quote of the day comes from GM’s Jim Cain (not to be confused with our own Tim Cain), who is quoted by Automotive News as making some rather bold predictions for the upcoming Chevrolet Colorado mid-size truck. Speaking to AN about possible cannibalization on the part of the Colorado, Cain said “We’re not worried […]

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Today’s quote of the day comes from GM’s Jim Cain (not to be confused with our own Tim Cain), who is quoted by Automotive News as making some rather bold predictions for the upcoming Chevrolet Colorado mid-size truck. Speaking to AN about possible cannibalization on the part of the Colorado, Cain said “We’re not worried […]

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QOTD: What Makes A Good Track Package http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/qotd-what-makes-a-good-track-package/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/qotd-what-makes-a-good-track-package/#comments Wed, 07 Nov 2012 18:31:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=466193 The V6 Mustang reviewed yesterday wouldn’t be the car it was without the Track Package, which provides pretty substantial upgrades to the brakes and suspension. As Sympatico’s Brian Makse points out, most performance packages are nothing more than new wheels and tires, but the Mustang really delves into the nitty-gritty. Items like the brake booster […]

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The V6 Mustang reviewed yesterday wouldn’t be the car it was without the Track Package, which provides pretty substantial upgrades to the brakes and suspension. As Sympatico’s Brian Makse points out, most performance packages are nothing more than new wheels and tires, but the Mustang really delves into the nitty-gritty. Items like the brake booster […]

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QOTD: “You Are Full Of Shit” – Ralph Gilles to Donald Trump http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/qotd-you-are-full-of-shit-ralph-gilles-to-donald-trump/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/qotd-you-are-full-of-shit-ralph-gilles-to-donald-trump/#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:55:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465661 Pursuant to our continued discrediting of the “Jeeps built in China” lie, Donald Trump took to Twitter to further propagate that falsehood. And the Donald ended up getting a virtual earful from Ralph Gilles, head of Chrysler’s SRT Division. The Trump tweet that launched a thousand shits reads as such Obama is a terrible negotiator. […]

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Pursuant to our continued discrediting of the “Jeeps built in China” lie, Donald Trump took to Twitter to further propagate that falsehood. And the Donald ended up getting a virtual earful from Ralph Gilles, head of Chrysler’s SRT Division. The Trump tweet that launched a thousand shits reads as such Obama is a terrible negotiator. […]

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QOTD: PSA, Renault Cars Lack “Ambition” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/qotd-psa-renault-cars-lack-ambition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/qotd-psa-renault-cars-lack-ambition/#comments Sun, 21 Oct 2012 19:44:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464350 “When you do everything right but too late, you do it all wrong. Before reaching a dead end, PSA decided to forge a partnership with a manufacturer [General Motors] that I don’t consider to be among the industry’s leaders of the pack. Overall, I think there is a lack of ambition [when it comes to […]

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“When you do everything right but too late, you do it all wrong. Before reaching a dead end, PSA decided to forge a partnership with a manufacturer [General Motors] that I don’t consider to be among the industry’s leaders of the pack. Overall, I think there is a lack of ambition [when it comes to […]

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QOTD: Klaus Bischoff On Maturity http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/qotd-klaus-bischoff-on-maturity/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/qotd-klaus-bischoff-on-maturity/#comments Fri, 19 Oct 2012 14:16:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464244 “When you are a young designer of course, you think everything is wrong and should be different… You want to conquer the world and with great ideas. But over the time you have to really understand what Golf is, what VW is, And to mature to a certain degree, I needed that time. It took […]

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“When you are a young designer of course, you think everything is wrong and should be different… You want to conquer the world and with great ideas. But over the time you have to really understand what Golf is, what VW is, And to mature to a certain degree, I needed that time. It took […]

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Quote Of The Day: “Five Years From Now, When I’m Not President, I’ll Buy One Myself” – Obama On The Chevrolet Volt http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/quote-of-the-day-five-years-from-now-when-im-not-president-ill-buy-one-myself-obama-on-the-chevrolet-volt-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/quote-of-the-day-five-years-from-now-when-im-not-president-ill-buy-one-myself-obama-on-the-chevrolet-volt-2/#comments Tue, 28 Feb 2012 18:25:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433201 You heard it yourself. When Obama is out of office, he’ll buy a Chevrolet Volt and drive it himself. The Secret Service, which famously wouldn’t let Obama drive the Volt down the Hamtramck assembly line, generally protects the President for up to 10 years after they leave office – we’d assume that the “no driving” […]

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You heard it yourself. When Obama is out of office, he’ll buy a Chevrolet Volt and drive it himself. The Secret Service, which famously wouldn’t let Obama drive the Volt down the Hamtramck assembly line, generally protects the President for up to 10 years after they leave office – we’d assume that the “no driving” […]

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QOTD: What’s wrong with this statement? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/qotd-whats-wrong-with-this-statement/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/qotd-whats-wrong-with-this-statement/#comments Mon, 27 Feb 2012 18:24:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432896 A topic covered before, but clearly worth covering again… The author: Georg Kacher, seasoned European bureau chief for Automobile (i.e. not a newb) The place: page 31, April 2012 issue The car: Bentley Continental GT V8 The statement: “Alternatively, you can work the shift paddles to keep the engine revving between 4000 and 6300 rpm, […]

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A topic covered before, but clearly worth covering again… The author: Georg Kacher, seasoned European bureau chief for Automobile (i.e. not a newb) The place: page 31, April 2012 issue The car: Bentley Continental GT V8 The statement: “Alternatively, you can work the shift paddles to keep the engine revving between 4000 and 6300 rpm, […]

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Quote Of The Day: You Gotta Do More Than Put A Bow On It Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/quote-of-the-day-you-gotta-do-more-than-put-a-bow-on-it-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/quote-of-the-day-you-gotta-do-more-than-put-a-bow-on-it-edition/#comments Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:01:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422585 My war on Christmas gift-themed car ads has scored something of a victory, as AdAge reports that “creative spots for new luxury model automobiles that hyped the holiday have failed to perform effectively in the fourth quarter of 2011 so far,” according to surveys by Ace Metrix. And the accompanying quotes by the ad evaluation […]

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My war on Christmas gift-themed car ads has scored something of a victory, as AdAge reports that “creative spots for new luxury model automobiles that hyped the holiday have failed to perform effectively in the fourth quarter of 2011 so far,” according to surveys by Ace Metrix. And the accompanying quotes by the ad evaluation […]

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Quote Of The Day: Score One For The Car Mags Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/the-rise-of-the-no-look-lease/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/the-rise-of-the-no-look-lease/#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2011 23:37:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417811 The New York Times has a story that’s fascinating in its own right: the number of people leasing a car on leasetrader.com without first test-driving the car has doubled since 2007.  Troubling stuff for most auto enthusiasts among us, but probably not much of a surprise to readers on the retail side of the business. […]

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The New York Times has a story that’s fascinating in its own right: the number of people leasing a car on leasetrader.com without first test-driving the car has doubled since 2007.  Troubling stuff for most auto enthusiasts among us, but probably not much of a surprise to readers on the retail side of the business. […]

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OICA President Walks Back Criticism Of US Auto Industry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/oica-president-walks-back-criticism-of-us-auto-industry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/oica-president-walks-back-criticism-of-us-auto-industry/#comments Wed, 09 Nov 2011 18:25:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417361 A week ago the president of OICA, Patrick Blain, ruffled some feathers on this side of the Atlantic by laying into the US auto industry with such bon mots as If the American manufacturers had gone years ago to the government and said, ‘Listen, we have a huge project’ – electric cars, for instance, the […]

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A week ago the president of OICA, Patrick Blain, ruffled some feathers on this side of the Atlantic by laying into the US auto industry with such bon mots as If the American manufacturers had gone years ago to the government and said, ‘Listen, we have a huge project’ – electric cars, for instance, the […]

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Quote Of The Day: “Negative Reviews Are Good For Business” Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/quote-of-the-day-negative-reviews-are-good-for-business-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/quote-of-the-day-negative-reviews-are-good-for-business-edition/#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2011 16:58:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416744 Like most corporate trends, the rush to social media is often little more than an opportunity for new consultants to sell common sense packaged in the buzzwords du jour. And though it’s easy to just laugh off the process as just another fad, it’s important to remember that common sense is in relatively short supply […]

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Like most corporate trends, the rush to social media is often little more than an opportunity for new consultants to sell common sense packaged in the buzzwords du jour. And though it’s easy to just laugh off the process as just another fad, it’s important to remember that common sense is in relatively short supply […]

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Quote Of The Day “Bankruptcy Is No Option For Saab” Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/quote-of-the-day-bankruptcy-is-no-option-for-saab-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/quote-of-the-day-bankruptcy-is-no-option-for-saab-edition/#comments Fri, 21 Oct 2011 15:17:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415429 Lyssna: Saabs vd, Victor Muller, om företagets situation Whenever a CEO says “bankruptcy is not an option,” you know the game is up. After complaining in this Swedish Radio interview (in English) that his court-appointed administrator is trying to sell Saab off wholesale to the Chinese, Victor Muller trots out Churchillian and Nietszchian calls to […]

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Lyssna: Saabs vd, Victor Muller, om företagets situation Whenever a CEO says “bankruptcy is not an option,” you know the game is up. After complaining in this Swedish Radio interview (in English) that his court-appointed administrator is trying to sell Saab off wholesale to the Chinese, Victor Muller trots out Churchillian and Nietszchian calls to […]

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Chevy-Dealing Congressman: “There Is No Market” For The Volt http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/chevy-dealing-congressman-there-is-no-market-for-the-volt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/chevy-dealing-congressman-there-is-no-market-for-the-volt/#comments Thu, 13 Oct 2011 22:27:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414608 In addition to being a representative from Pennsylvania, Republican Mike Kelly is also a Chevrolet dealer whose family has sold Chevys since 1953. But in recent hearings on government fuel economy ratings, he laid into his brand’s green halo car, the Chevy Volt with surprising zeal. Or, not-so-surprising, when you realize that he decided to […]

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In addition to being a representative from Pennsylvania, Republican Mike Kelly is also a Chevrolet dealer whose family has sold Chevys since 1953. But in recent hearings on government fuel economy ratings, he laid into his brand’s green halo car, the Chevy Volt with surprising zeal. Or, not-so-surprising, when you realize that he decided to […]

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Quote Of The Day: Car Dealer Cliche Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/quote-of-the-day-car-dealer-cliche-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/quote-of-the-day-car-dealer-cliche-edition/#comments Wed, 28 Sep 2011 20:30:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=412873 Nobody in the auto retail business can possibly be unaware of the horrible reputation that car dealers have earned over decades of shady dealing. Heck, the internet has even created a pseudo-meme for the entire business, in the form of the passed-around image you see at the top of this post. But one industry’s horrendous […]

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Nobody in the auto retail business can possibly be unaware of the horrible reputation that car dealers have earned over decades of shady dealing. Heck, the internet has even created a pseudo-meme for the entire business, in the form of the passed-around image you see at the top of this post. But one industry’s horrendous […]

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Piëch: Stop Me, I’m Full http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/piech-stop-me-im-full/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/piech-stop-me-im-full/#comments Wed, 14 Sep 2011 16:51:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411243 Volkswagen will almost certainly finish the year as the second-largest automaker by volume… and if it wants to take the top spot, it will do so on sales, not acquisitions. Having gobbled an extraordinary number of acquisitions over the past several decades, including Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Italdesign and Karmann, VW’s monstrous appetite appears to be […]

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Volkswagen will almost certainly finish the year as the second-largest automaker by volume… and if it wants to take the top spot, it will do so on sales, not acquisitions. Having gobbled an extraordinary number of acquisitions over the past several decades, including Bentley, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Italdesign and Karmann, VW’s monstrous appetite appears to be […]

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