The Truth About Cars » american car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 14:00:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Ur-Turn: An Ode To The Hellcat http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/ur-turn-an-ode-to-the-hellcat/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/ur-turn-an-ode-to-the-hellcat/#comments Wed, 21 May 2014 16:24:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=828258 TTAC reader and Charger R/t owner Rich Murdocco pays tribute to the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. I’d say 6.2 liters is plenty of engine. Too much, in fact, especially if you’re trying to save the planet one bike lane at a time. It’s simply too much engine that consumes too many gallons of gasoline, which […]

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TTAC reader and Charger R/t owner Rich Murdocco pays tribute to the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat. I’d say 6.2 liters is plenty of engine. Too much, in fact, especially if you’re trying to save the planet one bike lane at a time. It’s simply too much engine that consumes too many gallons of gasoline, which […]

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Cadillac CTS-V Wagons Made Up 0.5 Percent Of CTS Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/cadillac-cts-v-wagons-made-up-0-005-percent-of-cts-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/cadillac-cts-v-wagons-made-up-0-005-percent-of-cts-sales/#comments Tue, 28 May 2013 16:47:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489817 Juan Barnett of DC Auto Geek tweeted some interesting information last weekend regarding the last generation of CTS-V; just 1,200 examples of the CTS-V wagon were sold during the car’s lifecycle; by comparison, Cadillac sold a total of 254,000 examples of the CTS. Of those, 215,000 were sedans (with 8,000 being V-Series), 32,000 were coupes […]

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Juan Barnett of DC Auto Geek tweeted some interesting information last weekend regarding the last generation of CTS-V; just 1,200 examples of the CTS-V wagon were sold during the car’s lifecycle; by comparison, Cadillac sold a total of 254,000 examples of the CTS. Of those, 215,000 were sedans (with 8,000 being V-Series), 32,000 were coupes […]

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Where’s The Chrome Badging? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/wheres-the-chrome-badging/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/wheres-the-chrome-badging/#comments Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:14:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=468158 For 2014, the Chevrolet Impala will get a price hike of $850, and the return of an iconic badge that had been absent for years. The base 2.5L Impala will start at $27,535, while the V6 models start at $30,760 and $36,580 respectively. Pricing for the eAssist version was not announced. But the big news […]

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For 2014, the Chevrolet Impala will get a price hike of $850, and the return of an iconic badge that had been absent for years. The base 2.5L Impala will start at $27,535, while the V6 models start at $30,760 and $36,580 respectively. Pricing for the eAssist version was not announced. But the big news […]

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Generation Why: Chevrolet Pours Water On The Spark http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/generation-why-chevrolet-pours-water-on-the-spark/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/generation-why-chevrolet-pours-water-on-the-spark/#comments Thu, 26 Jul 2012 15:58:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454310 Chevrolet is slowly launching the Spark subcompact in select markets across the United States, with more MTV/Viacom-derived “millenial focused” ad campaigns. But Chevrolet is being cagey, if not evasive, regarding projected sales. GM is planning a whole slew of tie-ins with the music/entertainment network to help promote the Spark. According to the Detroit News “For […]

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Chevrolet is slowly launching the Spark subcompact in select markets across the United States, with more MTV/Viacom-derived “millenial focused” ad campaigns. But Chevrolet is being cagey, if not evasive, regarding projected sales. GM is planning a whole slew of tie-ins with the music/entertainment network to help promote the Spark. According to the Detroit News “For […]

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Cadillac ATS Undercuts BMW 328i By $910 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/cadillac-ats-undercuts-bmw-328i-by-910/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/cadillac-ats-undercuts-bmw-328i-by-910/#comments Mon, 07 May 2012 15:18:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=443214 The Cadillac ATS will have a starting price of $33,990 for the base version equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. The ATS will undercut the 4-cylinder turbocharged BMW 328i by $910. The base engine’s 200 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque won’t get too many hearts racing. It’s likely to be used just to lure […]

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The Cadillac ATS will have a starting price of $33,990 for the base version equipped with a 2.5L 4-cylinder engine. The ATS will undercut the 4-cylinder turbocharged BMW 328i by $910. The base engine’s 200 horsepower and 149 lb-ft of torque won’t get too many hearts racing. It’s likely to be used just to lure […]

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Farewell, Chevrolet Avalanche http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/farewell-chevrolet-avalanche/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/farewell-chevrolet-avalanche/#comments Fri, 13 Apr 2012 16:17:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=439667 Chevrolet announced that production of the Avalanche pickup will come to an end in 2013 – and there’s no replacement in sight. Ironically, the Avalanche was a victim of its own success. GM’s Tom Wilkinson told Automotive News that “As the crew cab pickup became an increasing part of the light duty market, Avalanche sales […]

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Chevrolet announced that production of the Avalanche pickup will come to an end in 2013 – and there’s no replacement in sight. Ironically, the Avalanche was a victim of its own success. GM’s Tom Wilkinson told Automotive News that “As the crew cab pickup became an increasing part of the light duty market, Avalanche sales […]

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Azure Dynamics Files For Bankruptcy, Suspends Ford Transit Connect Electric Production http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/azure-dynamics-files-for-bankruptcy-suspends-ford-transit-connect-electric-production/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/azure-dynamics-files-for-bankruptcy-suspends-ford-transit-connect-electric-production/#comments Wed, 28 Mar 2012 13:34:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436817 The Detroit News is reporting that the company that electrifies Ford’s Transit Connect Electric vans, Azure Dynamics, AZD, has filed for bankruptcy and suspended the production of the small battery electric van. Azure Dynamics announced that 120 employees, including 50 at their Oak Park facility just outside Detroit where AZD performed the conversions, have been […]

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The Detroit News is reporting that the company that electrifies Ford’s Transit Connect Electric vans, Azure Dynamics, AZD, has filed for bankruptcy and suspended the production of the small battery electric van. Azure Dynamics announced that 120 employees, including 50 at their Oak Park facility just outside Detroit where AZD performed the conversions, have been […]

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2013 Chevrolet Camaro To Get 1LE Package, Positioned As Mustang Boss 302 Rival http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/2013-chevrolet-camaro-to-get-1le-package-positioned-as-mustang-boss-302-rival/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/2013-chevrolet-camaro-to-get-1le-package-positioned-as-mustang-boss-302-rival/#comments Tue, 27 Mar 2012 14:42:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436634 The 1LE package Chevrolet Camaros have a long history in competitive motorsports, with the 1LE package on the third and fourth generation Camaro offered as a means to make the car competitive in SCCA Showroom Stock racing. For 2012, the 1LE will return to compete with the Ford Mustang Boss 302. Pictures at Camaro5.com purportedly show a […]

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The 1LE package Chevrolet Camaros have a long history in competitive motorsports, with the 1LE package on the third and fourth generation Camaro offered as a means to make the car competitive in SCCA Showroom Stock racing. For 2012, the 1LE will return to compete with the Ford Mustang Boss 302. Pictures at Camaro5.com purportedly show a […]

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Review: Chevrolet Orlando http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/review-chevrolet-orlando/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/review-chevrolet-orlando/#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2012 19:07:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436088 It’s not often that automakers go to the trouble of bringing a car to Canada, but refrain from selling it in the United States. With one tenth the population and different homologation laws than the United States, the costs rarely make it worthwhile for automakers to import unique products to the Canadian market.  Vehicles like […]

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It’s not often that automakers go to the trouble of bringing a car to Canada, but refrain from selling it in the United States. With one tenth the population and different homologation laws than the United States, the costs rarely make it worthwhile for automakers to import unique products to the Canadian market.  Vehicles like […]

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Review: Chrysler 300C SRT8 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/review-chrysler-300c-srt8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/review-chrysler-300c-srt8/#comments Sun, 04 Mar 2012 17:09:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=433649 Back in the day, “American cars” were vast pieces of rolling sculpture powered by low-revving V8s driving the rear wheels through three-speed slushboxes. With a column shifter and bench front seat, they were designed to float effortlessly along in a straight line. The “imports” were the opposite of all of the above. Today these distinctions […]

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Back in the day, “American cars” were vast pieces of rolling sculpture powered by low-revving V8s driving the rear wheels through three-speed slushboxes. With a column shifter and bench front seat, they were designed to float effortlessly along in a straight line. The “imports” were the opposite of all of the above. Today these distinctions […]

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Review: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/review-2012-chevrolet-sonic-ltz-turbo-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/review-2012-chevrolet-sonic-ltz-turbo-take-two/#comments Sun, 12 Feb 2012 18:54:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430573 My intial review of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic was less than stellar. Considerably less. But, as noted, that reviewed covered the LT trim level with the normally-aspirated 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Everyone else (aside from our own Steve Lang) has been reviewing the LTZ trim level with the 1.4-liter turbocharged four and […]

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My intial review of the 2012 Chevrolet Sonic was less than stellar. Considerably less. But, as noted, that reviewed covered the LT trim level with the normally-aspirated 1.8-liter four-cylinder engine and six-speed automatic transmission. Everyone else (aside from our own Steve Lang) has been reviewing the LTZ trim level with the 1.4-liter turbocharged four and […]

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Cadillac XTS, Lincoln MKT Livery Cars On Display Next Week In Las Vegas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/cadillac-xts-lincoln-mkt-livery-cars-on-display-next-week-in-las-vegas/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/cadillac-xts-lincoln-mkt-livery-cars-on-display-next-week-in-las-vegas/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2012 16:49:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428773 Panther fans, grab your heart medication. Cadillac and Lincoln will be unveiling their entrants into the livery car market next week at the International LCT show in Las Vegas, based on the front-drive Cadillac XTS sedan and Lincoln MKT crossover. The “W20 Livery Sedan Package” appears to be a trim level on its own, with distinct […]

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Panther fans, grab your heart medication. Cadillac and Lincoln will be unveiling their entrants into the livery car market next week at the International LCT show in Las Vegas, based on the front-drive Cadillac XTS sedan and Lincoln MKT crossover. The “W20 Livery Sedan Package” appears to be a trim level on its own, with distinct […]

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Canadian Condo Won’t Let Chevrolet Volt Owner Charge His Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/canadian-condo-wont-let-chevrolet-volt-owner-charge-his-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/canadian-condo-wont-let-chevrolet-volt-owner-charge-his-car/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2012 16:49:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428315 A Chevrolet Volt owner in Ottawa, Ontario has been blocked by his condominium board from charging his Chevrolet Volt – even though he has offered to reimburse the board for the $1 (approximately) in electricity it takes to charge the Volt at local rates. Mike Nemat, who bought a Volt a couple months back, lives […]

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A Chevrolet Volt owner in Ottawa, Ontario has been blocked by his condominium board from charging his Chevrolet Volt – even though he has offered to reimburse the board for the $1 (approximately) in electricity it takes to charge the Volt at local rates. Mike Nemat, who bought a Volt a couple months back, lives […]

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White House Denies Delaying Chevrolet Volt Fire Announcement http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/white-house-denies-delaying-chevrolet-volt-fire-announcement/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/white-house-denies-delaying-chevrolet-volt-fire-announcement/#comments Mon, 16 Jan 2012 17:18:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=426566 Obama! Socialism! Taxes! Jesus! Faith! Guns! Now that you’re paying attention, it’s time for our regularly scheduled programming. A Detroit News article claims that NHTSA is denying any interference on the part of the White House with respect to the Chevrolet Volt fires that resulted from government crash test procedures. News of the fires only came […]

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Obama! Socialism! Taxes! Jesus! Faith! Guns! Now that you’re paying attention, it’s time for our regularly scheduled programming. A Detroit News article claims that NHTSA is denying any interference on the part of the White House with respect to the Chevrolet Volt fires that resulted from government crash test procedures. News of the fires only came […]

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NAIAS Preview: Cadillac ATS Reveal http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/cadillac-ats-reveal/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/cadillac-ats-reveal/#comments Mon, 09 Jan 2012 13:18:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=424822 Note: Photos courtesy of Cars In Depth. Click here for a complete gallery of photos from the Cadillac ATS reveal. At an invitation only event held at Detroit’s College For Creative Studies, last night Cadillac revealed its new BMW 3 fighter, the ATS. The location was appropriate since CCS is located in a former General […]

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Note: Photos courtesy of Cars In Depth. Click here for a complete gallery of photos from the Cadillac ATS reveal. At an invitation only event held at Detroit’s College For Creative Studies, last night Cadillac revealed its new BMW 3 fighter, the ATS. The location was appropriate since CCS is located in a former General […]

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