The Truth About Cars » 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 19:20:56 +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 » 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Nissan Recalling 870,000 Altimas for Faulty Hood Latches, Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/nissan-recalling-870000-altimas-faulty-hood-latches/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/nissan-recalling-870000-altimas-faulty-hood-latches/#comments Fri, 29 Jan 2016 18:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276161 Nissan announced Friday that it would recall about 870,000 Altimas for faulty hood latches, the third time the automaker has recalled the cars since 2014, according to Reuters. The affected models are 2013-2015 Altimas, whose secondary hood latches could rust and be ineffective at keeping 20-some square feet of sheet metal from blocking your view […]

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Nissan announced Friday that it would recall about 870,000 Altimas for faulty hood latches, the third time the automaker has recalled the cars since 2014, according to Reuters. The affected models are 2013-2015 Altimas, whose secondary hood latches could rust and be ineffective at keeping 20-some square feet of sheet metal from blocking your view […]

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Ford Fueled Record Profits in 2015 With Truck Sales, China Surge http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ford-fueled-record-profits-2015-truck-sales-china-surge/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ford-fueled-record-profits-2015-truck-sales-china-surge/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 18:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274889 Ford announced Thursday that it had earned a record pre-tax profit of $10.8 billion for 2015 — including $2 billion in the fourth quarter — bolstered by pickup sales in the U.S. and strong growth in China. The record-setting year for the automaker wasn’t much of a surprise — second- and third-quarter results set records […]

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Ford announced Thursday that it had earned a record pre-tax profit of $10.8 billion for 2015 — including $2 billion in the fourth quarter — bolstered by pickup sales in the U.S. and strong growth in China. The record-setting year for the automaker wasn’t much of a surprise — second- and third-quarter results set records […]

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Five by Five: Mental’s Favorites (and Yours) in 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/five-five-favorites-mine-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/five-five-favorites-mine-2015/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 21:30:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1256393 It seems like a fine tradition here at TTAC for the contributors to look back on their work over the past year and actively seek feedback. The comments are my favorite part of this site, and it’s because of them that my work has shown up elsewhere. That’s a long way from the first contribution I emailed Bertel […]

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It seems like a fine tradition here at TTAC for the contributors to look back on their work over the past year and actively seek feedback. The comments are my favorite part of this site, and it’s because of them that my work has shown up elsewhere. That’s a long way from the first contribution I emailed Bertel […]

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Newsbot Looks Back: The Best News of 2015, According to Some http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/newsbot-looks-back-best-news-2015-according/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/newsbot-looks-back-best-news-2015-according/#comments Fri, 01 Jan 2016 18:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1255209 We didn’t spend all of this year together, but the time we spent together meant something to someone, somewhere. Probably. This year was marked by a massive worldwide scandal, recalls, fines and wonderful avoidance from automakers who saw the “@thetruthaboutcars.com” appendage on my emails and demurred. Let’s recap as best we can, shall we? (Full disclosure: I […]

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We didn’t spend all of this year together, but the time we spent together meant something to someone, somewhere. Probably. This year was marked by a massive worldwide scandal, recalls, fines and wonderful avoidance from automakers who saw the “@thetruthaboutcars.com” appendage on my emails and demurred. Let’s recap as best we can, shall we? (Full disclosure: I […]

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My Greatest Hits (And Biggest Misses) Of 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/greatest-hits-biggest-misses-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/greatest-hits-biggest-misses-2015/#comments Fri, 01 Jan 2016 17:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253073 It’s that time of year again! As I did in 2014, 2013, and 2012, I’m channeling my inner Joni Mitchell by linking back to some of my most popular articles of the year and also reanimating some of the things that I loved but you hated. So let’s set the wayback machine to “not terribly […]

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It’s that time of year again! As I did in 2014, 2013, and 2012, I’m channeling my inner Joni Mitchell by linking back to some of my most popular articles of the year and also reanimating some of the things that I loved but you hated. So let’s set the wayback machine to “not terribly […]

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My $2.2 Million Fleet In 2015 – The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2-2-million-fleet-2015-good-bad-ugly/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2-2-million-fleet-2015-good-bad-ugly/#comments Thu, 17 Dec 2015 14:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242681 Forty-nine cars worth more than $2.2 million dollars arrived for one-week stays in my driveway during the 2015 calendar year. Seventeen of them were traditional four-door sedans, including an XSE V6 version of America’s most popular car — the Toyota Camry. Another 15 were utility vehicles of one kind or another: the tiny Jeep Renegade and Mazda […]

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Forty-nine cars worth more than $2.2 million dollars arrived for one-week stays in my driveway during the 2015 calendar year. Seventeen of them were traditional four-door sedans, including an XSE V6 version of America’s most popular car — the Toyota Camry. Another 15 were utility vehicles of one kind or another: the tiny Jeep Renegade and Mazda […]

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Giving Thanks: 2015 Jeep Grand Cherokee Altitude 4×4 Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2015-jeep-grand-cherokee-altitude-4x4-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2015-jeep-grand-cherokee-altitude-4x4-review/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 17:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1229865 Editor’s note: This review originally ran February 27th, 2015. It’s the most read review of the last 12 months. You should read it again. The current Grand Cherokee has been a huge success for the Jeep brand. The handsome vehicle is available with four engines, five drivelines, and in many trims, best of which can […]

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Editor’s note: This review originally ran February 27th, 2015. It’s the most read review of the last 12 months. You should read it again. The current Grand Cherokee has been a huge success for the Jeep brand. The handsome vehicle is available with four engines, five drivelines, and in many trims, best of which can […]

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Los Angeles Fakers: TTAC Heads To L.A. So Here’s Your Auto Show Primer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/los-angeles-fakers-ttac-heads-l-heres-auto-show-primer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/los-angeles-fakers-ttac-heads-l-heres-auto-show-primer/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 22:15:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1220369 Like Randy Newman, automakers love Los Angeles this week as the industry descends on Southern California for two days (really, one-and-a-half days) to showcase their latest and greatest. Automakers are lining up to show off their wares Wednesday (Cadillac is a lone exception for Thursday) so we’ll reuse our tuxes without dry cleaning for two days, we guess. […]

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Like Randy Newman, automakers love Los Angeles this week as the industry descends on Southern California for two days (really, one-and-a-half days) to showcase their latest and greatest. Automakers are lining up to show off their wares Wednesday (Cadillac is a lone exception for Thursday) so we’ll reuse our tuxes without dry cleaning for two days, we guess. […]

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2015 Cadillac Escalade Review – Haute Leisure http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2015-cadillac-escalade-review-haute-leisure/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2015-cadillac-escalade-review-haute-leisure/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 14:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1218017 Under the best circumstances for the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, I could find a half-dozen reasons not to drive it: It’s too big. Too heavy. Too slab-sided. Too thirsty. Too tall. Too long. Too unwieldy. Too gaudy. Too powerful. But I kept driving it. Like a salmon driven upstream through bear-infested waters, the Escalade kept calling me […]

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Under the best circumstances for the 2015 Cadillac Escalade, I could find a half-dozen reasons not to drive it: It’s too big. Too heavy. Too slab-sided. Too thirsty. Too tall. Too long. Too unwieldy. Too gaudy. Too powerful. But I kept driving it. Like a salmon driven upstream through bear-infested waters, the Escalade kept calling me […]

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2015 Jeep Renegade Latitude Review – The Sibling Complex http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2015-jeep-renegade-latitude-sibling-complex/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2015-jeep-renegade-latitude-sibling-complex/#comments Fri, 06 Nov 2015 13:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1212801 There are myriad ways to improve SUVs and Jeep won’t do any of them to the Wrangler. Instead, the Wrangler remains hopelessly impractical, wonderfully unapologetic and, to own, like living with a Libertarian: there are no compromises and everything is wonderful when you play by their rules. Thankfully for the rest of us, who welcome […]

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There are myriad ways to improve SUVs and Jeep won’t do any of them to the Wrangler. Instead, the Wrangler remains hopelessly impractical, wonderfully unapologetic and, to own, like living with a Libertarian: there are no compromises and everything is wonderful when you play by their rules. Thankfully for the rest of us, who welcome […]

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2015 Toyota Sienna AWD Drive – Three Mans And A Van http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2015-toyota-sienna-awd-drive-three-mans-van/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2015-toyota-sienna-awd-drive-three-mans-van/#comments Fri, 30 Oct 2015 13:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1208361 * A cautionary tale.  Traversing the great state of Wyoming with hundreds of pounds of men, gear (including a Chairman Mao stencil) and snacks needs no fewer than 14 cupholders. (Two cupholders were used for drinks, the rest were used for toy cars and various empty wrappers.) Building a family car isn’t a trick. Rather, […]

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* A cautionary tale.  Traversing the great state of Wyoming with hundreds of pounds of men, gear (including a Chairman Mao stencil) and snacks needs no fewer than 14 cupholders. (Two cupholders were used for drinks, the rest were used for toy cars and various empty wrappers.) Building a family car isn’t a trick. Rather, […]

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015: The Full-size Lexus LS-FC Is A Helluva Boat For A Flagship http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-full-size-lexus-ls-fc-helluva-boat-flagship/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-full-size-lexus-ls-fc-helluva-boat-flagship/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 19:20:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1206401 Lexus took the wraps off its LS Concept in Tokyo on Tuesday to showcase the automaker’s big plans for its flagship sedan. The car — which is about as long as a 1995 Cadillac DeVille Concours — boasts a hydrogen power plant to drive all of its wheels, an “advanced human interface” to recognize hand […]

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Lexus took the wraps off its LS Concept in Tokyo on Tuesday to showcase the automaker’s big plans for its flagship sedan. The car — which is about as long as a 1995 Cadillac DeVille Concours — boasts a hydrogen power plant to drive all of its wheels, an “advanced human interface” to recognize hand […]

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015: The Next-gen Subaru Impreza, or #SaveTheWagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-next-gen-subaru-impreza-savethewagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-next-gen-subaru-impreza-savethewagon/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 15:15:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1205977 At least we know that Subaru is planning on keeping the five-door through 2017. Subaru showed off it’s cleverly named Impreza Concept in Tokyo on Tuesday. (Or was it Wednesday? With the international time travel line, I always get mixed up.) It will preview the next-generation Impreza when it arrives — probably around 2017. The car sports […]

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At least we know that Subaru is planning on keeping the five-door through 2017. Subaru showed off it’s cleverly named Impreza Concept in Tokyo on Tuesday. (Or was it Wednesday? With the international time travel line, I always get mixed up.) It will preview the next-generation Impreza when it arrives — probably around 2017. The car sports […]

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Tokyo Motor Show 2015: Mazda’s RX Concept is Less And More http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-mazdas-rx-concept-less/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/tokyo-motor-show-2015-mazdas-rx-concept-less/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 14:05:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1205929 Well, what we mean is less information is more frustrating. Or less exterior styling is more attractive. Or the less we know, the more we want to know. You get the gist. Unveiled in Tokyo alongside its legendary 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport, the RX-Vision “represents a vision of the future that Mazda hopes to one day […]

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Well, what we mean is less information is more frustrating. Or less exterior styling is more attractive. Or the less we know, the more we want to know. You get the gist. Unveiled in Tokyo alongside its legendary 1967 Mazda Cosmo Sport, the RX-Vision “represents a vision of the future that Mazda hopes to one day […]

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Volkswagen Killed the Eos, So Why is There a 2016 Model? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-killed-the-eos-so-why-is-there-a-2016-model/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-killed-the-eos-so-why-is-there-a-2016-model/#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2015 19:20:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1192618   Back in 2014, Volkswagen of America and Volkswagen Canada announced that 2015 would be the final year of the Eos. In the U.S. that meant the Final Edition trim replaced the Sport trim between the Komfort and Executive trims. In Canada, a Wolfsburg Edition was the only trim offered — effectively a Highline at the price […]

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  Back in 2014, Volkswagen of America and Volkswagen Canada announced that 2015 would be the final year of the Eos. In the U.S. that meant the Final Edition trim replaced the Sport trim between the Komfort and Executive trims. In Canada, a Wolfsburg Edition was the only trim offered — effectively a Highline at the price […]

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Rental Review: 2015 Volkswagen Beetle 1.8 TSI http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/rental-review-2015-vw-bettle-tsi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/rental-review-2015-vw-bettle-tsi/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 16:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1191058 This will likely come as a bit of a surprise to those of you who get your news through glass bottles tossed into the ocean and carried by persistent currents to the remote island on which you’ve been stranded by the crash of your FedEx plane, but Volkswagen is in a little bit of trouble […]

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This will likely come as a bit of a surprise to those of you who get your news through glass bottles tossed into the ocean and carried by persistent currents to the remote island on which you’ve been stranded by the crash of your FedEx plane, but Volkswagen is in a little bit of trouble […]

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U.S. North to South 2015: Prudhoe Bay, Alaska http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/u-s-north-south-2015-prudhoe-bay-alaska/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/u-s-north-south-2015-prudhoe-bay-alaska/#comments Thu, 08 Oct 2015 15:36:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1190602 After starting in Barrow, the northernmost settlement in the United States, our second stop takes us 200 miles (320 km) south east to Prudhoe Bay, again on the Arctic Ocean. As I detailed in the opening report, there are no roads linking Barrow to Prudhoe Bay, only barge transport during the summer (the barge season had […]

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After starting in Barrow, the northernmost settlement in the United States, our second stop takes us 200 miles (320 km) south east to Prudhoe Bay, again on the Arctic Ocean. As I detailed in the opening report, there are no roads linking Barrow to Prudhoe Bay, only barge transport during the summer (the barge season had […]

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Mazda3 Stop Sale Ordered Due to Gas Leak, Fire Risk http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/mazda3-stop-sale-ordered-due-gas-leak-fire-risk/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/mazda3-stop-sale-ordered-due-gas-leak-fire-risk/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 15:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1188586 Mazda stopped selling and delivering 2015 and 2016 Mazda3s built between May 21 and Aug. 24, the automaker announced Tuesday. A faulty fuel shut-off value may lead to fuel being pumped into the charcoal emissions canister, which could lead to leakage, engine stalls and possible fire. The stop sale and recall affects 14,270 vehicles in the U.S. and 136 vehicles in Puerto […]

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Mazda stopped selling and delivering 2015 and 2016 Mazda3s built between May 21 and Aug. 24, the automaker announced Tuesday. A faulty fuel shut-off value may lead to fuel being pumped into the charcoal emissions canister, which could lead to leakage, engine stalls and possible fire. The stop sale and recall affects 14,270 vehicles in the U.S. and 136 vehicles in Puerto […]

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Is This Scion’s First Crossover? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/is-this-scions-first-crossover/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/is-this-scions-first-crossover/#comments Tue, 06 Oct 2015 12:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1188546 Scion, Toyota’s “youth” brand, released the above teaser image Tuesday morning along with a brief press release stating their third all-new vehicle will be displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November. Is this the Toyota CH-R in Scion drag? It very much looks to be. After releasing the brand-new-to-America Scion iM hatchback — a […]

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Scion, Toyota’s “youth” brand, released the above teaser image Tuesday morning along with a brief press release stating their third all-new vehicle will be displayed at the Los Angeles Auto Show this November. Is this the Toyota CH-R in Scion drag? It very much looks to be. After releasing the brand-new-to-America Scion iM hatchback — a […]

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Interbrand: Toyota Most Valuable Car Brand, Volkswagen Sinks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/interbrand-toyota-most-valuable-car-brand-volkswagen-sinks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/interbrand-toyota-most-valuable-car-brand-volkswagen-sinks/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 22:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1188250 Interbrand’s annual survey of Top 100 Brands lists Toyota as the most valuable car company (No. 6) with BMW and Mercedes-Benz the next most-valuable brands at Nos. 11 and 12, respectively. Volkswagen’s brand declined 9 percent, according to the survey, down to No. 35. Mini entered the list for the first time at No. 98. […]

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Interbrand’s annual survey of Top 100 Brands lists Toyota as the most valuable car company (No. 6) with BMW and Mercedes-Benz the next most-valuable brands at Nos. 11 and 12, respectively. Volkswagen’s brand declined 9 percent, according to the survey, down to No. 35. Mini entered the list for the first time at No. 98. […]

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U.S. North to South 2015: Barrow, Alaska http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/u-s-north-south-2015-barrow-alaska/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/u-s-north-south-2015-barrow-alaska/#comments Mon, 05 Oct 2015 14:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1187362 Last year, I crossed the United States from Coast to Coast — New York to LA — in a Ram 1500 Tradesman. You can follow last year’s coverage here. This year we embark on another crossing, this time from North to South, albeit starting a little further North than you might expect. I’ll hop in a […]

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Last year, I crossed the United States from Coast to Coast — New York to LA — in a Ram 1500 Tradesman. You can follow last year’s coverage here. This year we embark on another crossing, this time from North to South, albeit starting a little further North than you might expect. I’ll hop in a […]

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2015 Volkswagen Golf R Review – Let’s Get Serious http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2015-volkswagen-golf-r-review-lets-get-serious/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2015-volkswagen-golf-r-review-lets-get-serious/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 16:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1184954 2015 Volkswagen Golf R 2-liter DOHC I-4, turbocharged, variable intake and exhaust timing, variable exhaust-valve lift (292 horsepower @ 5,400 rpm; 280 pounds-feet of torque @ 1,800 rpm) 6-speed DSG automatic transmission 23 city/30 highway/26 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 24 mpg on the 60/40 city/hwy, 45 percent boot-full of throttle everywhere (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Reflex Silver Metallic paint, Titan Black Leather interior; […]

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2015 Volkswagen Golf R 2-liter DOHC I-4, turbocharged, variable intake and exhaust timing, variable exhaust-valve lift (292 horsepower @ 5,400 rpm; 280 pounds-feet of torque @ 1,800 rpm) 6-speed DSG automatic transmission 23 city/30 highway/26 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 24 mpg on the 60/40 city/hwy, 45 percent boot-full of throttle everywhere (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Reflex Silver Metallic paint, Titan Black Leather interior; […]

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Two More Locals Reject Proposed UAW-FCA US Contract http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/two-more-locals-reject-proposed-uaw-fca-us-contract/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/two-more-locals-reject-proposed-uaw-fca-us-contract/#comments Sat, 26 Sep 2015 15:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181578 Two more local unions rejected the proposed four-year contract deal between FCA US and the UAW Friday, adding to the growing opposition as voting continues. Per The Detroit News, overwhelming majorities at Trenton Engine Complex in Trenton, Mich. and Toledo Machinery in Toledo, Ohio made their displeasure with the deal known by casting their votes […]

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Two more local unions rejected the proposed four-year contract deal between FCA US and the UAW Friday, adding to the growing opposition as voting continues. Per The Detroit News, overwhelming majorities at Trenton Engine Complex in Trenton, Mich. and Toledo Machinery in Toledo, Ohio made their displeasure with the deal known by casting their votes […]

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2015 BMW i8 Review – Supercar for Environmentalists http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2015-bmw-i8-review-supercar-environmentalists/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2015-bmw-i8-review-supercar-environmentalists/#comments Thu, 17 Sep 2015 19:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1163922 2015 BMW i8 1.5-liter DOHC I-3, VANOS, hybrid (Gas engine: 228 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm, 236 lb-ft @ 3,700 rpm; Electric motor: 129 horsepower @ 4,800)6-speed automatic (rear) and 2-speed (front), Lithium ion battery 28 city/29 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 27.4 mpg on the ‘I didn’t plug-in the plug-in’ cycle (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: […]

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2015 BMW i8 1.5-liter DOHC I-3, VANOS, hybrid (Gas engine: 228 horsepower @ 5,800 rpm, 236 lb-ft @ 3,700 rpm; Electric motor: 129 horsepower @ 4,800)6-speed automatic (rear) and 2-speed (front), Lithium ion battery 28 city/29 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 27.4 mpg on the ‘I didn’t plug-in the plug-in’ cycle (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: […]

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Frankfurt 2015: Audi e-tron quattro concept Cruises 310 Mile Electric Avenue http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/audi-e-tron-quattro-concept-cruises-310-mile-electric-avenue/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/audi-e-tron-quattro-concept-cruises-310-mile-electric-avenue/#comments Tue, 15 Sep 2015 11:55:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1170938 Audi’s latest reveal, the e-tron quattro, might be only a concept at this point, but the all-electric SUV offers a glimpse as to what’s to come from the German premium automaker in 2018 when they roll out a production version in the same vein. We won’t have full specs on the production EV until closer to […]

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Audi’s latest reveal, the e-tron quattro, might be only a concept at this point, but the all-electric SUV offers a glimpse as to what’s to come from the German premium automaker in 2018 when they roll out a production version in the same vein. We won’t have full specs on the production EV until closer to […]

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