The Truth About Cars » Between the Lines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 IIHS Study Loves Red Light Cameras, Says Americans Do Too http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/iihs-study-loves-red-light-cameras-says-americans-do-too/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/iihs-study-loves-red-light-cameras-says-americans-do-too/#comments Thu, 30 Jun 2011 21:02:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401213 The controversy over red light cameras, once relegated to websites like TTAC, thenewspaper.com, motorists.org and highwayrobbery.net, is hitting the mainstream media thanks to a new study by the IIHS [PDF here]. The study used the following methodology: Telephone surveys were conducted with 3,111 drivers in 14 large cities (population greater than 200,000) with long-standing red […]

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The controversy over red light cameras, once relegated to websites like TTAC, thenewspaper.com, motorists.org and highwayrobbery.net, is hitting the mainstream media thanks to a new study by the IIHS [PDF here]. The study used the following methodology: Telephone surveys were conducted with 3,111 drivers in 14 large cities (population greater than 200,000) with long-standing red […]

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Between The Lines: Them’s The Brakes, Corvette ZR1 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/between-the-lines-thems-the-brakes-corvette-zr1/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/between-the-lines-thems-the-brakes-corvette-zr1/#comments Tue, 04 Jan 2011 17:56:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=379446 Though an objectively awesome car by any (non-environmental) metric (review forthcoming, I promise) some Corvette ZR1 owners are plagued with a strange brake vibration. Which, thanks to the Corvette Forum, is available for all and sundry to see. But let’s dig a little deeper: bearing in mind the customer involved is a personal friend, and […]

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Though an objectively awesome car by any (non-environmental) metric (review forthcoming, I promise) some Corvette ZR1 owners are plagued with a strange brake vibration. Which, thanks to the Corvette Forum, is available for all and sundry to see. But let’s dig a little deeper: bearing in mind the customer involved is a personal friend, and […]

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On Detroit’s Guzzling Ways http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/on-detroits-guzzling-ways/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/on-detroits-guzzling-ways/#comments Fri, 17 Dec 2010 20:18:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=377624 One of the more admirable qualities of the blogging culture is a relentless underdog streak. Anyone who mans the ramparts of a decent blog is forever scouring the worlds of business, media and opinion for an opportunity to attack the most prominent voices of the day. And TTAC is no exception: we certainly came up […]

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One of the more admirable qualities of the blogging culture is a relentless underdog streak. Anyone who mans the ramparts of a decent blog is forever scouring the worlds of business, media and opinion for an opportunity to attack the most prominent voices of the day. And TTAC is no exception: we certainly came up […]

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Between The Lines: Smarter Than Luxury? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/between-the-lines-smarter-than-luxury/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/10/between-the-lines-smarter-than-luxury/#comments Fri, 01 Oct 2010 13:05:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=367209 Is going Between the Lines this time ‘round more like shooting fish in a barrel?  Let’s find out with the latest ad campaign from Lincoln, as covered by the Detroit Free Press: Ford said today it is rolling out a new ad campaign for its Lincoln brand with the tagline “Smarter than Luxury,” and starring […]

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Is going Between the Lines this time ‘round more like shooting fish in a barrel?  Let’s find out with the latest ad campaign from Lincoln, as covered by the Detroit Free Press: Ford said today it is rolling out a new ad campaign for its Lincoln brand with the tagline “Smarter than Luxury,” and starring […]

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Between the Lines: For Police, Every Week Is Panther Appreciation Week http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/between-the-lines-for-police-every-week-is-panther-appreciation-week/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/between-the-lines-for-police-every-week-is-panther-appreciation-week/#comments Mon, 20 Sep 2010 20:21:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=366266 A crop of new police cars drew more than 400 law enforcement officials to Chrysler’s proving grounds in Chelsea today to see the Michigan State Police put the cars through acceleration, braking, high-speed handling and other tests. This article isn’t gonna end well for Ford, and not just because it’s Panther Appreciation Week here at […]

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A crop of new police cars drew more than 400 law enforcement officials to Chrysler’s proving grounds in Chelsea today to see the Michigan State Police put the cars through acceleration, braking, high-speed handling and other tests. This article isn’t gonna end well for Ford, and not just because it’s Panther Appreciation Week here at […]

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Between the Lines: Corvettemegeddon! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/between-the-lines-corvettemegeddon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/between-the-lines-corvettemegeddon/#comments Thu, 02 Sep 2010 18:30:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364588 One of the world’s foremost authorities on Automotive Journalism recently got their hands on a trio of Corvettes just for fun. But what unfolded was on the verge of hilarity, if not for their self-proclaimed journalistic superiority over us “punk kids with lots of servers and a desire to get free test drives.” And that’s […]

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One of the world’s foremost authorities on Automotive Journalism recently got their hands on a trio of Corvettes just for fun. But what unfolded was on the verge of hilarity, if not for their self-proclaimed journalistic superiority over us “punk kids with lots of servers and a desire to get free test drives.” And that’s […]

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Between the Lines: Wither The V8? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/between-the-lines-wither-v8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/between-the-lines-wither-v8/#comments Thu, 24 Jun 2010 21:25:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359504 As we all know, those oblivious to history are bound to repeat its mistakes. Longtime readers also know I’ve gone down this road before, but the powers of my Twitter news feed shoved extra grist into this particular mill. Behold: Alain Raymond’s blog about the death of the V8 engine. Raymond’s weakest argument revolves around […]

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As we all know, those oblivious to history are bound to repeat its mistakes. Longtime readers also know I’ve gone down this road before, but the powers of my Twitter news feed shoved extra grist into this particular mill. Behold: Alain Raymond’s blog about the death of the V8 engine. Raymond’s weakest argument revolves around […]

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Between The Lines: Pete Mateja’s Auto Industry “Myths” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/between-the-lines-pete-matejas-auto-industry-myths/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/between-the-lines-pete-matejas-auto-industry-myths/#comments Fri, 09 Apr 2010 19:23:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351950 People do the right thing, unless money and power is involved. From the highest paid executives to the lowest ranking newbie, money and power is a motivator. Those in positions of accountability are held to a higher standard, and post-bailout Detroit is not immune to criticism. But in an act of corporate cheerleading, Pete Mateja’s […]

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People do the right thing, unless money and power is involved. From the highest paid executives to the lowest ranking newbie, money and power is a motivator. Those in positions of accountability are held to a higher standard, and post-bailout Detroit is not immune to criticism. But in an act of corporate cheerleading, Pete Mateja’s […]

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