The Truth About Cars » automatic transmission 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 » automatic transmission http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: A Spoonful of Sugar for Bitter Medicine? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-spoonful-sugar-bitter-medicine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-spoonful-sugar-bitter-medicine/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 12:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1203833 Peter writes: Hi Sajeev, My mother-in-law in New England drives a fifteen-year-old Mazda Tribute with a manual transmission that is way overdue for replacement. She won’t settle for anything that doesn’t have 1) the ability to power all four wheels equally at the same time (I think her Mazda has a button or lever to […]

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Peter writes: Hi Sajeev, My mother-in-law in New England drives a fifteen-year-old Mazda Tribute with a manual transmission that is way overdue for replacement. She won’t settle for anything that doesn’t have 1) the ability to power all four wheels equally at the same time (I think her Mazda has a button or lever to […]

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Piston Slap: Garbage In, Garbage Out! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-garbage-garbage/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/piston-slap-garbage-garbage/#comments Tue, 13 Oct 2015 12:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1193098 Stefan writes: Dear Sajeev, I am the last person who would want to be even peripherally involved in you losing your job or impeding that great Lincoln rebuild. I am a loyal reader of TTAC and “slavishly” read your column. My Subie is just touching 120,000 miles. It has been a really great, reliable ride […]

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Stefan writes: Dear Sajeev, I am the last person who would want to be even peripherally involved in you losing your job or impeding that great Lincoln rebuild. I am a loyal reader of TTAC and “slavishly” read your column. My Subie is just touching 120,000 miles. It has been a really great, reliable ride […]

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Future BMW M Cars May Not Have Manuals http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/future-bmw-m-cars-may-not-manuals/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/future-bmw-m-cars-may-not-manuals/#comments Mon, 06 Jul 2015 18:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1108369 New BMW M boss Frank van Meel says buyers may still have a choice between two transmissions, just between two types of automatics. Talking to Autocar, van Meel said: “From a technical standpoint, the future doesn’t look bright for manual gearboxes.” So goes another nail into the coffin. Van Meel makes the same argument engineers have been […]

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New BMW M boss Frank van Meel says buyers may still have a choice between two transmissions, just between two types of automatics. Talking to Autocar, van Meel said: “From a technical standpoint, the future doesn’t look bright for manual gearboxes.” So goes another nail into the coffin. Van Meel makes the same argument engineers have been […]

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SAE Paper Summary Leaking 2015 Corvette’s 8 Speed Auto Gets Redacted http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/sae-paper-summary-leaking-2015-corvettes-8-speed-auto-gets-redacted/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/sae-paper-summary-leaking-2015-corvettes-8-speed-auto-gets-redacted/#comments Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=676170 It’s not known if the leak was intentional or not, but the summary of a paper initially published by the Society of Automotive Engineers, since taken down from the SAE site, says that a new eight speed automatic transmission, given the designation 8L90 by General Motors, will be introduced in the 2015  Corvette, on sale […]

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It’s not known if the leak was intentional or not, but the summary of a paper initially published by the Society of Automotive Engineers, since taken down from the SAE site, says that a new eight speed automatic transmission, given the designation 8L90 by General Motors, will be introduced in the 2015  Corvette, on sale […]

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Trackday Diaries: The idiot’s guide to left-foot braking. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/trackday-diaries-the-idiots-guide-to-left-foot-braking/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/trackday-diaries-the-idiots-guide-to-left-foot-braking/#comments Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:15:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493106 There was some mild consternation among the Best&Brightest when I admitted to left-foot braking the Focus SE in traffic. To a man (or woman), our readers were not pleased at the thought that I might be bumbling along a freeway at ten miles per hour or so, alternately pressing the brake and accelerator with one […]

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There was some mild consternation among the Best&Brightest when I admitted to left-foot braking the Focus SE in traffic. To a man (or woman), our readers were not pleased at the thought that I might be bumbling along a freeway at ten miles per hour or so, alternately pressing the brake and accelerator with one […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: When Are Two Pedals Better Than Three? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/ask-the-best-and-brightest-when-are-two-pedals-better-than-three/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/ask-the-best-and-brightest-when-are-two-pedals-better-than-three/#comments Fri, 06 Apr 2012 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438648 A scheduling conflict led me to be booked into a 2013 Mazda CX-5 SkyACTIV. With Jack and Brendan having already driven the car, I’ll spare you all yet another review discussing Mazda’s latest crossover. But a week in the CX-5 raised an interesting question; when are automatics better than a stick shift, even if it’s […]

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A scheduling conflict led me to be booked into a 2013 Mazda CX-5 SkyACTIV. With Jack and Brendan having already driven the car, I’ll spare you all yet another review discussing Mazda’s latest crossover. But a week in the CX-5 raised an interesting question; when are automatics better than a stick shift, even if it’s […]

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Piston Slap: Justy-fied Freestylin’ over CVTs, Part II http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/piston-slap-justy-fied-freestylin-over-cvts-part-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/piston-slap-justy-fied-freestylin-over-cvts-part-ii/#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2011 19:06:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414925     Brian writes: Not sure if this would be appropriate “piston slap” fodder or not, but here goes: Our blossoming family recently expanded to five. My wife and I, and a three year old, a 20 month old and now a 2 month old fill up the house. We occasionally travel with our 75 […]

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    Brian writes: Not sure if this would be appropriate “piston slap” fodder or not, but here goes: Our blossoming family recently expanded to five. My wife and I, and a three year old, a 20 month old and now a 2 month old fill up the house. We occasionally travel with our 75 […]

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Piston Slap: Nissan Matic J Worth The Trouble? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/piston-slap-nissan-matic-j-worth-the-trouble/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/piston-slap-nissan-matic-j-worth-the-trouble/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2010 15:09:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340629 TTAC commentator Kericf writes: First, an update: I submitted a question on my Rodeo ABS and brakes before. It was just a bad sensor (probably from driving in high water). And I chose not to replace the brake lines yet after inspecting them. Now, my new question comes way of a transmission fluid change on […]

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TTAC commentator Kericf writes: First, an update: I submitted a question on my Rodeo ABS and brakes before. It was just a bad sensor (probably from driving in high water). And I chose not to replace the brake lines yet after inspecting them. Now, my new question comes way of a transmission fluid change on […]

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Piston Slap: Another Honda, Another Busted Autobox http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/piston-slap-another-honda-another-busted-autobox/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/piston-slap-another-honda-another-busted-autobox/#comments Mon, 23 Nov 2009 17:02:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336678 TTAC Commentator jpcavanaugh writes: A friend has a 2005 Acura TL which he bought as a certified used car at about 2 yrs and 40K miles on it. He bought the extended warranty to 100K. I recall thinking “its an Acura, why waste the money on an extended warranty?” It turns out he was right: […]

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TTAC Commentator jpcavanaugh writes: A friend has a 2005 Acura TL which he bought as a certified used car at about 2 yrs and 40K miles on it. He bought the extended warranty to 100K. I recall thinking “its an Acura, why waste the money on an extended warranty?” It turns out he was right: […]

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Chevrolet Cruze’s “Flawless Launch” Delayed by Transmission Problems http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/chevrolet-cruzes-flawless-launch-delayed-by-transmission-problems/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/chevrolet-cruzes-flawless-launch-delayed-by-transmission-problems/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2009 14:17:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335079 When GM CEO Fritz Henderson promised Congress he would run the nationalized automaker with complete transparency, we knew he was full of shit. How could anyone expect New GM to do anything but lie, misdirect, prevaricate and obfuscate when the same Bozos that ran it into the ground were still large and in charge? Which […]

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When GM CEO Fritz Henderson promised Congress he would run the nationalized automaker with complete transparency, we knew he was full of shit. How could anyone expect New GM to do anything but lie, misdirect, prevaricate and obfuscate when the same Bozos that ran it into the ground were still large and in charge? Which […]

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