The Truth About Cars » Budget http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 03 May 2016 14:00:14 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 U.S. Transportation Department Seeks $4B For Future Autonomous Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/u-s-transportation-department-seeks-4b-future-autonomous-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/u-s-transportation-department-seeks-4b-future-autonomous-cars/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2016 20:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267745 U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday said his department would seek nearly $4 billion over the next 10 years to standardize rules for self-driving cars and make it easier for carmakers to offer more autonomous vehicles. The plan was mentioned Tuesday by President Barack Obama during his final State of the Union address and […]

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U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx on Thursday said his department would seek nearly $4 billion over the next 10 years to standardize rules for self-driving cars and make it easier for carmakers to offer more autonomous vehicles. The plan was mentioned Tuesday by President Barack Obama during his final State of the Union address and […]

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House Republicans Vote to Cut NHTSA Budget Increases http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/house-republicans-vote-to-cut-nhtsa-budget-increases/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/house-republicans-vote-to-cut-nhtsa-budget-increases/#comments Sat, 07 Nov 2015 18:53:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1213945 Through an amendment by U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) to the transportation funding bill, the House voted in favor of dialing back planned budget increases for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday, Automotive News reported. Those planned increases of $46.3 million for 2016 and $76.7 million by 2021 have been cut by $15 […]

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Through an amendment by U.S. Representative Michael C. Burgess (R-TX) to the transportation funding bill, the House voted in favor of dialing back planned budget increases for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration on Thursday, Automotive News reported. Those planned increases of $46.3 million for 2016 and $76.7 million by 2021 have been cut by $15 […]

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car Buys Canadian Car Sharing Service http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/enterprise-rent-a-car-buys-canadian-car-sharing-service/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/enterprise-rent-a-car-buys-canadian-car-sharing-service/#comments Fri, 28 Mar 2014 22:13:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=783025 Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Canadian subsidiary is buying AutoShare, a Toronto-based car sharing company that has established itself as a successful competitor to Zipcar. While terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, it follows last year’s takeover of ZipCar by Avis Budget Group. For now, AutoShare will be managed from Toronto, and operate under the AutoShare brand. According […]

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car’s Canadian subsidiary is buying AutoShare, a Toronto-based car sharing company that has established itself as a successful competitor to Zipcar. While terms of the deal weren’t disclosed, it follows last year’s takeover of ZipCar by Avis Budget Group. For now, AutoShare will be managed from Toronto, and operate under the AutoShare brand. According […]

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Piston Slap: Hella Sweet Engineering at The 24 Hours of LeMons http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/piston-slap-hella-sweet-engineering-at-the-24-hours-of-lemons/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/piston-slap-hella-sweet-engineering-at-the-24-hours-of-lemons/#comments Mon, 17 Jun 2013 12:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492311 Aside from the great friendships forced via encouraged bribing that naturally occur when like-minded people congregate, the 24 Hours of LeMons is a fantastic opportunity for those wearing a Judge’s robe. Take last month’s race at Eagles Canyon Raceway: when stupid (yet purposeful) things like this Flavor Flav clock on the dash of this Mitsubishi […]

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Aside from the great friendships forced via encouraged bribing that naturally occur when like-minded people congregate, the 24 Hours of LeMons is a fantastic opportunity for those wearing a Judge’s robe. Take last month’s race at Eagles Canyon Raceway: when stupid (yet purposeful) things like this Flavor Flav clock on the dash of this Mitsubishi […]

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Piston Slap: Coming to Terms with an Old Soul http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/489747/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/489747/#comments Thu, 30 May 2013 12:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489747 Ross writes: Several years ago a friend suggested to me that I had an old soul. I pretended to not understand what he meant even though I watched old television shows, saw old movies and listened to the big band sounds of the thirties and forties. I’m beginning to come to grips with my old soul […]

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Ross writes: Several years ago a friend suggested to me that I had an old soul. I pretended to not understand what he meant even though I watched old television shows, saw old movies and listened to the big band sounds of the thirties and forties. I’m beginning to come to grips with my old soul […]

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New Or Used? : Large Marge Don’t Want No Land Barge Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/new-or-used-large-marge-dont-want-no-land-barge-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/new-or-used-large-marge-dont-want-no-land-barge-edition/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2013 10:31:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483482 Dear Steve and Jeev, My girlfriend needs a car while in the midst of many other big financial decisions that severely limit her car budget. Here’s the situation. She has access to a family owned Mercedes 380SL that has what I believe to be transmission issues. It’s dripping dark red fluid from right about where […]

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Dear Steve and Jeev, My girlfriend needs a car while in the midst of many other big financial decisions that severely limit her car budget. Here’s the situation. She has access to a family owned Mercedes 380SL that has what I believe to be transmission issues. It’s dripping dark red fluid from right about where […]

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Hedonist vs Frugalist : 2012 Toyota Yaris SE http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/hedonist-vs-frugalist-2012-toyota-yaris-se/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/hedonist-vs-frugalist-2012-toyota-yaris-se/#comments Tue, 11 Sep 2012 13:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459551 Tercel. Echo. Yaris. When the history of great cars is written, these models will likely not be anywhere near the short list. After all, few cars that are plain-jane, spartan and underpowered make it to the latest and greatest coffee table books or Top 100 lists. Yet, imagine if you asked actual owners about their […]

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Tercel. Echo. Yaris. When the history of great cars is written, these models will likely not be anywhere near the short list. After all, few cars that are plain-jane, spartan and underpowered make it to the latest and greatest coffee table books or Top 100 lists. Yet, imagine if you asked actual owners about their […]

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Review: 2012 Nissan Versa vs 2012 Nissan Sentra http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/review-2012-nissan-versa-vs-2012-nissan-sentra/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/review-2012-nissan-versa-vs-2012-nissan-sentra/#comments Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=425981 Here’s a statement you won’t see at any other automotive outlet – when I hopped out of a 2012 Mercedes CLS and into a 2012 Nissan Versa SL, I felt like I was at home. This has as much to do with my auto journalist salary as it does my love of bargains. As much […]

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Here’s a statement you won’t see at any other automotive outlet – when I hopped out of a 2012 Mercedes CLS and into a 2012 Nissan Versa SL, I felt like I was at home. This has as much to do with my auto journalist salary as it does my love of bargains. As much […]

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Virginia State Police Help With Budget Crunch http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/virginia-state-police-help-with-budget-crunch/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/virginia-state-police-help-with-budget-crunch/#comments Tue, 09 Mar 2010 16:34:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=348294 A federally funded ticketing blitz in the state of Virginia landed a total of 6996 traffic tickets this weekend. The blitz, dubbed “Operation Air, Land & Speed” coincided with frantic efforts by state officials to close a$2.2 billion budget deficit. Supervisors ordered state troopers to saturate Interstates 81 and 95 to issue as many tickets […]

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A federally funded ticketing blitz in the state of Virginia landed a total of 6996 traffic tickets this weekend. The blitz, dubbed “Operation Air, Land & Speed” coincided with frantic efforts by state officials to close a$2.2 billion budget deficit. Supervisors ordered state troopers to saturate Interstates 81 and 95 to issue as many tickets […]

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Hammer Time: Cheap, Cheap and Cheap http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/hammer-time-cheap-cheap-and-cheap/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/hammer-time-cheap-cheap-and-cheap/#comments Sun, 03 Jan 2010 17:25:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340588 Why that car? My cousin was slightly amused at the sight of my 2004 Ford Taurus SES. A rental car seemingly loaded with penny-pinching mediocrity and cut corners. An unusual choice for the holidays. It had made the long journey from Northwest Georgia to Jewish Florida in a day’s time. The leather was cheap, but […]

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Why that car? My cousin was slightly amused at the sight of my 2004 Ford Taurus SES. A rental car seemingly loaded with penny-pinching mediocrity and cut corners. An unusual choice for the holidays. It had made the long journey from Northwest Georgia to Jewish Florida in a day’s time. The leather was cheap, but […]

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