The Truth About Cars » 2009 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +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 » 2009 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Junkyard Find: 2009 Kia Rondo, now with MORE BIOHAZARD! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-2009-kia-rondo-now-biohazard/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/junkyard-find-2009-kia-rondo-now-biohazard/#comments Wed, 21 Oct 2015 12:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1197977 It’s unusual, though not unheard-of, for sub-10-year-old cars to show up in the cheap self-service wrecking yards; most that do are from Detroit. Or Korea. I saw this ’07 Sedona covered with fingerpaint and hippie stickers in Wisconson a couple months ago, and now I’ve found this ’09 Kia Rondo in Colorado. The Rondo never […]

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It’s unusual, though not unheard-of, for sub-10-year-old cars to show up in the cheap self-service wrecking yards; most that do are from Detroit. Or Korea. I saw this ’07 Sedona covered with fingerpaint and hippie stickers in Wisconson a couple months ago, and now I’ve found this ’09 Kia Rondo in Colorado. The Rondo never […]

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Volkswagen Pulled Cheap $51.35 Million Bar Trick in 2009 Based on False Emissions Data http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagen-pulled-cheap-51-35-million-bar-trick-2009-based-false-emissions-data/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/volkswagen-pulled-cheap-51-35-million-bar-trick-2009-based-false-emissions-data/#comments Tue, 22 Sep 2015 16:15:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1178234 According to the LA Times, Volkswagen’s falsified emissions data made certain 2009 model year vehicles eligible for a $1,300 green car subsidy. That subsidy, applicable to 39,500 Jetta and Jetta Sportwagen units sold, equated to a total of $51.35 million available to buyers from the government. The LA Times used Internal Revenue Service data and Motor […]

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According to the LA Times, Volkswagen’s falsified emissions data made certain 2009 model year vehicles eligible for a $1,300 green car subsidy. That subsidy, applicable to 39,500 Jetta and Jetta Sportwagen units sold, equated to a total of $51.35 million available to buyers from the government. The LA Times used Internal Revenue Service data and Motor […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 2009 Pontiac G8 GT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/crapwagon-outtake-2009-pontiac-g8-gt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/crapwagon-outtake-2009-pontiac-g8-gt/#comments Tue, 11 Aug 2015 20:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1135082 For the last few months, the esteemed commenters of TTAC have welcomed me onto their screens. I’m here to tell you that I’ve been using you. I’m using the B&B as a sounding board to help me decide on my next car, and to help generate enough factual ammunition to sell it to domestic management. So, […]

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For the last few months, the esteemed commenters of TTAC have welcomed me onto their screens. I’m here to tell you that I’ve been using you. I’m using the B&B as a sounding board to help me decide on my next car, and to help generate enough factual ammunition to sell it to domestic management. So, […]

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Wilson: $8B Stock Buyback Would Boost General Motors’ Value http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/wilson-8b-stock-buyback-boost-general-motors-value/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/wilson-8b-stock-buyback-boost-general-motors-value/#comments Wed, 11 Feb 2015 15:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=996682 The man who helped General Motors restructure in 2009 now wants the automaker to buy back $8 billion in shares to help boost its value. Bloomberg reports Harry J. Wilson is asking to not only for a seat on GM’s board, but for the automaker to also agree to said buyback in June, with execution […]

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The man who helped General Motors restructure in 2009 now wants the automaker to buy back $8 billion in shares to help boost its value. Bloomberg reports Harry J. Wilson is asking to not only for a seat on GM’s board, but for the automaker to also agree to said buyback in June, with execution […]

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Judge Asked To Make Treasury’s Role In 2009 GM Bailout Public http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/judge-asked-make-treasurys-role-2009-gm-bailout-public/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/judge-asked-make-treasurys-role-2009-gm-bailout-public/#comments Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=987098 Before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia this week, the Center for Auto Safety asked the judge to make public the U.S. Treasury’s role in the 2009 General Motors bailout. Bloomberg reports the consumer safety advocacy group asked the judge to force the United States federal government into disclosing a number of […]

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Before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia this week, the Center for Auto Safety asked the judge to make public the U.S. Treasury’s role in the 2009 General Motors bailout. Bloomberg reports the consumer safety advocacy group asked the judge to force the United States federal government into disclosing a number of […]

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China’s 10 Largest Passenger Vehicle Manufacturers 2009 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/china%e2%80%99s-10-largest-passenger-vehicle-manufacturers-2009/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/china%e2%80%99s-10-largest-passenger-vehicle-manufacturers-2009/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2010 08:35:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=342377 Remember how GM brags that they are the largest auto manufacturer in China? CAAM, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers says otherwise (via Gasgoo.) Here is the official CAAM list of the 10 largest passenger vehicle manufacturers in China, and their units sold in 2009: Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co: 708,100 units FAW-VW Automobile Co Ltd: […]

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Remember how GM brags that they are the largest auto manufacturer in China? CAAM, the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers says otherwise (via Gasgoo.) Here is the official CAAM list of the 10 largest passenger vehicle manufacturers in China, and their units sold in 2009: Shanghai Volkswagen Automotive Co: 708,100 units FAW-VW Automobile Co Ltd: […]

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Review: 2009 Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/03/review-2009-mazda-mx-5-miata-grand-touring-ready-for-edit/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/03/review-2009-mazda-mx-5-miata-grand-touring-ready-for-edit/#comments Mon, 23 Mar 2009 16:30:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=282801

I'll come right out and say it: It's my parents' fault. You see, my mom's just a couple of inches over five feet tall and my dad's only a bit taller than she is. But for some reason they passed genes to me resulting in me growing to 6'3". It makes for interesting family portraits but when it comes to cars, it sucks. I grew up riding with my knees shoved in the dashboard of whatever bench-seat-equipped sedan they happened to own at the time. And now I'm given a Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring to review. Genetics is a bitch.

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I'll come right out and say it: It's my parents' fault. You see, my mom's just a couple of inches over five feet tall and my dad's only a bit taller than she is. But for some reason they passed genes to me resulting in me growing to 6'3". It makes for interesting family portraits but when it comes to cars, it sucks. I grew up riding with my knees shoved in the dashboard of whatever bench-seat-equipped sedan they happened to own at the time. And now I'm given a Mazda MX-5 Miata Grand Touring to review. Genetics is a bitch.

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