The Truth About Cars » 300 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 06 Feb 2016 17:30:53 +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 » 300 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com NHTSA Investigating Gear Selector in Jeep Grand Cherokee, Possibly Other Models http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/nhtsa-looking-transmission-selectors-chrysler-vehicles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/nhtsa-looking-transmission-selectors-chrysler-vehicles/#comments Tue, 25 Aug 2015 18:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1152409 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating complaints that gear selector handles on Jeep Grand Cherokees may slip out of park and cause the car to roll away, Automotive News is reporting. Owners have detailed several complaints to NHTSA who said their Grand Cherokees rolled away while parked, including one person in Michigan who said a child […]

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is investigating complaints that gear selector handles on Jeep Grand Cherokees may slip out of park and cause the car to roll away, Automotive News is reporting. Owners have detailed several complaints to NHTSA who said their Grand Cherokees rolled away while parked, including one person in Michigan who said a child […]

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Porsche Boxster, Cayman Four-Pot Turbo Details Released http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/porsche-boxster-cayman-four-pot-turbo-details-released/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/porsche-boxster-cayman-four-pot-turbo-details-released/#comments Sun, 02 Aug 2015 15:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1131617 According to CAR (via AutoGuide), the next round of Porsche Boxsters and Caymans will have turbocharged, four-cylinder powerplants ranging from 240 to 370 bhp. Porsche could also position a base model Cayman below the Boxster depending on region. The British outlet says the Cayman and Boxster will become four-cylinder-only affairs, except for top-end specials such […]

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According to CAR (via AutoGuide), the next round of Porsche Boxsters and Caymans will have turbocharged, four-cylinder powerplants ranging from 240 to 370 bhp. Porsche could also position a base model Cayman below the Boxster depending on region. The British outlet says the Cayman and Boxster will become four-cylinder-only affairs, except for top-end specials such […]

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Chrysler Recalls 349K MY 2008 Units Over Ignition Issues http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/chrysler-recalls-349k-2008-units-ignition-issues/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/chrysler-recalls-349k-2008-units-ignition-issues/#comments Fri, 26 Sep 2014 10:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=920002 Owners of a handful of MY 2008 DaimlerChrysler products now have one thing in common with those who own certain General Motors models: An ignition-related recall. Chrysler Group says 349,442 MY 2008 vehicles have ignitions where the switch remains stuck between the “ON” and “START” positions, or slips into “ACCESSORY” or “OFF”; the latter scenario […]

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Owners of a handful of MY 2008 DaimlerChrysler products now have one thing in common with those who own certain General Motors models: An ignition-related recall. Chrysler Group says 349,442 MY 2008 vehicles have ignitions where the switch remains stuck between the “ON” and “START” positions, or slips into “ACCESSORY” or “OFF”; the latter scenario […]

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Piston Slap: Spicy…or Spicier? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-spicy-or-spicier/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-spicy-or-spicier/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 11:11:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=819161 John writes: Wasup, Sajeev! I have an 06 R/T Charger and I am contemplating getting a set of Eibach springs for it. What other costs might be associated aside from installation? What other products would I need to purchase, if any? Thanks for any input, John Sajeev answers: Well son, there was once a time […]

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John writes: Wasup, Sajeev! I have an 06 R/T Charger and I am contemplating getting a set of Eibach springs for it. What other costs might be associated aside from installation? What other products would I need to purchase, if any? Thanks for any input, John Sajeev answers: Well son, there was once a time […]

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Review: 2013 Chrysler 300 SRT8 (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-2013-chrysler-300-srt8-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/review-2013-chrysler-300-srt8-video/#comments Mon, 29 Apr 2013 13:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485421 There’s a “problem” with the modern performance variant: they are too easy to review. You see, dropping a high-horsepower V8 into anything makes it good. Take the last generation Chrysler 300 SRT8. It’s interior was made from plastics rejected by Lego and Rubbermaid and you’d be hard pressed to tell it apart from the $9.99 […]

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There’s a “problem” with the modern performance variant: they are too easy to review. You see, dropping a high-horsepower V8 into anything makes it good. Take the last generation Chrysler 300 SRT8. It’s interior was made from plastics rejected by Lego and Rubbermaid and you’d be hard pressed to tell it apart from the $9.99 […]

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New Or Used? : What Isn’t Better Than A Panther Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/new-or-used-what-isnt-better-than-a-panther-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/new-or-used-what-isnt-better-than-a-panther-edition/#comments Fri, 12 Apr 2013 12:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484419 TJ writes: Hey Sajeev and Steve, Need your assistance for a fellow panther lover (my aunt) who is going to be looking for a new ride this fall. She currently has a Mercury Grand Marquis (her second or third) and loves the car and would replace it with another in a heartbeat if they were […]

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TJ writes: Hey Sajeev and Steve, Need your assistance for a fellow panther lover (my aunt) who is going to be looking for a new ride this fall. She currently has a Mercury Grand Marquis (her second or third) and loves the car and would replace it with another in a heartbeat if they were […]

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Monday Mileage Champion: Same As It Ever Was… And Will Be… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/monday-mileage-champion-same-as-it-ever-was-and-will-be/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/monday-mileage-champion-same-as-it-ever-was-and-will-be/#comments Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:59:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481596 Forbes recently published an article titled “Cars That Can Last 250,000 Miles (Or More).” Unfortunately for the author and Forbes, measuring long-term quality of any new or late model is nearly impossible. Most defects and cost cutting compromises don’t become glaringly obvious until well after the vehicle becomes a common site at the wholesale auto […]

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Forbes recently published an article titled “Cars That Can Last 250,000 Miles (Or More).” Unfortunately for the author and Forbes, measuring long-term quality of any new or late model is nearly impossible. Most defects and cost cutting compromises don’t become glaringly obvious until well after the vehicle becomes a common site at the wholesale auto […]

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Monday Mileage Champion: 2000 Ford Explorer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/monday-mileage-champion-2000-ford-explorer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/monday-mileage-champion-2000-ford-explorer/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2012 13:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=462928 Every classic Mercedes enthusiast and their antique mother will brag about the longevity of their ride. Then you have the Camrys. The Accords. The Volvo 240/740/940 triplets. Silverados. F-150s. Crown Vics. Town Cars. And of course the VW TDI models. They all will endure along with Cavalier cockroaches and the ever ready Rangers. But there […]

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Every classic Mercedes enthusiast and their antique mother will brag about the longevity of their ride. Then you have the Camrys. The Accords. The Volvo 240/740/940 triplets. Silverados. F-150s. Crown Vics. Town Cars. And of course the VW TDI models. They all will endure along with Cavalier cockroaches and the ever ready Rangers. But there […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: The 300 Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-300-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-the-300-edition/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 15:48:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=375893 For the last several years the 300C has been Chrysler’s band of Spartans, fighting off the apathy and irrelevance that has threatened to overwhelm the brand. And it didn’t just keep Chrysler clawing onto relevance, but it also revived an art form that was also circling the drain: the large, RWD American car. As Cadillac […]

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For the last several years the 300C has been Chrysler’s band of Spartans, fighting off the apathy and irrelevance that has threatened to overwhelm the brand. And it didn’t just keep Chrysler clawing onto relevance, but it also revived an art form that was also circling the drain: the large, RWD American car. As Cadillac […]

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The WSJ Buries The Lede: Chrysler 300 “Un-Delayed,” Retail Sales Goals In Jeopardy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-wsj-buries-the-lede-chrysler-300-un-delayed-retail-sales-goals-in-jeopardy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/the-wsj-buries-the-lede-chrysler-300-un-delayed-retail-sales-goals-in-jeopardy/#comments Mon, 29 Mar 2010 14:44:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350636 If you believed Chrysler’s bailout “viability plan” [paging Commissar Orwell…], you knew the new Chrysler 300 would be released in 2010. It’s a bit cut off at the top of the image above, but you can clearly see the words “…and the New Chrysler 300 in 2010.” And if you believed Chrysler’s five year plan, […]

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If you believed Chrysler’s bailout “viability plan” [paging Commissar Orwell…], you knew the new Chrysler 300 would be released in 2010. It’s a bit cut off at the top of the image above, but you can clearly see the words “…and the New Chrysler 300 in 2010.” And if you believed Chrysler’s five year plan, […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: What About Hope? Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-what-about-hope-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-what-about-hope-edition/#comments Wed, 09 Dec 2009 15:10:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338660 More promises of Chryslerian change, this time from a UK-market minisite [via Autoblog]. Maybe the brand is planning on going back to its Rootes?

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More promises of Chryslerian change, this time from a UK-market minisite [via Autoblog]. Maybe the brand is planning on going back to its Rootes?

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