The Truth About Cars » car ownership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +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 » car ownership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Accord at Thirty (Thousand Miles) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/accord-thirty-thousand-miles/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/accord-thirty-thousand-miles/#comments Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1261009 Twenty-three months ago, your humble author did what virtually nobody in this auto-journo game does — I went out and paid my own money for a thoroughly mass-market, middle-of-the-road vehicle. In just seven months, my 2014 Accord V6 Coupe 6MT and I made it to twelve thousand miles. Starting this spring, the pace at which […]

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Twenty-three months ago, your humble author did what virtually nobody in this auto-journo game does — I went out and paid my own money for a thoroughly mass-market, middle-of-the-road vehicle. In just seven months, my 2014 Accord V6 Coupe 6MT and I made it to twelve thousand miles. Starting this spring, the pace at which […]

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Bark’s Bites: A Weekend Without A Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/barks-bites-weekend-without-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/barks-bites-weekend-without-car/#comments Wed, 23 Dec 2015 16:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248929 After a week in which I was burned in effigy by some “autowriters” who didn’t much care for my editorial about their complete and total lack of ethics (don’t worry, fellas — I still won’t send you a bunch of web traffic, er, I mean, name names), I found myself in a situation that Alanis Morissette would […]

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After a week in which I was burned in effigy by some “autowriters” who didn’t much care for my editorial about their complete and total lack of ethics (don’t worry, fellas — I still won’t send you a bunch of web traffic, er, I mean, name names), I found myself in a situation that Alanis Morissette would […]

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Bark’s Bites: Why Don’t Some Car Reviewers Own Cars? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/barks-bites-dont-car-reviewers-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/barks-bites-dont-car-reviewers-cars/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 14:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1239777 In one of the many private automotive journalist groups on Facebook (from which I’ll most certainly be banned later today), there was a comment posted recently from a car reviewer bemoaning his lack of a press car in the near future. “I have to go four days without a press car. My life is basically on hold,” said our […]

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In one of the many private automotive journalist groups on Facebook (from which I’ll most certainly be banned later today), there was a comment posted recently from a car reviewer bemoaning his lack of a press car in the near future. “I have to go four days without a press car. My life is basically on hold,” said our […]

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Study: Nine Out Of 10 Millennials Consider Car Ownership Important http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/study-nine-out-of-10-millennials-consider-car-ownership-important/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/study-nine-out-of-10-millennials-consider-car-ownership-important/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 18:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1102257 Allegedly, Millennials care only about the latest iPhone, and not the i8. Nine out of 10 Millennials would disagree, and consider car ownership important. The statistic comes from a study by rental car company Enterprise Holdings, The Detroit Bureau says, with the indication Millennials are renting cars they might want to buy later, per fleet […]

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Allegedly, Millennials care only about the latest iPhone, and not the i8. Nine out of 10 Millennials would disagree, and consider car ownership important. The statistic comes from a study by rental car company Enterprise Holdings, The Detroit Bureau says, with the indication Millennials are renting cars they might want to buy later, per fleet […]

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Where Have All The Clinton Era Cars Gone? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/clinton-era-cars-gone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/clinton-era-cars-gone/#comments Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1086449 That moment you realize the oldest car in the parking lot is yours. Yeah, I just had that moment. The car in question is a 2001 Honda Accord EX. Four-door. Five-speed. A dodo bird of a used car stuck in today’s finance driven market. I walked around the parking lot you see above trying to find […]

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That moment you realize the oldest car in the parking lot is yours. Yeah, I just had that moment. The car in question is a 2001 Honda Accord EX. Four-door. Five-speed. A dodo bird of a used car stuck in today’s finance driven market. I walked around the parking lot you see above trying to find […]

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Kalanick: UberX Could Become Cheaper Than Owning A Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/kalanick-uberx-could-become-cheaper-than-owning-a-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/kalanick-uberx-could-become-cheaper-than-owning-a-car/#comments Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=866850 Uber wants to do more than disrupt the traditional taxi service, seeking to bring its pricing low enough to replace your own vehicle, period. Jalopnik reports CEO Travis Kalanick spoke with The New York Times about a 20 percent cut in pricing on UberX rides in New York, and explained what he’d like to see […]

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Uber wants to do more than disrupt the traditional taxi service, seeking to bring its pricing low enough to replace your own vehicle, period. Jalopnik reports CEO Travis Kalanick spoke with The New York Times about a 20 percent cut in pricing on UberX rides in New York, and explained what he’d like to see […]

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Ford: Automotive Industry Must Prepare To Rethink Transportation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/ford-automotive-industry-must-prepare-to-rethink-transportation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/ford-automotive-industry-must-prepare-to-rethink-transportation/#comments Wed, 09 Jul 2014 13:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=862177 Sharing the pages of The Wall Street Journal’s 125th Anniversary issue with the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Summers and Taylor Swift, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Jr. sees a future for the automotive industry so bright, he’ll need to wear shades. The chairman wrote in his op-ed for the paper that the automobile will […]

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Sharing the pages of The Wall Street Journal’s 125th Anniversary issue with the likes of Mark Zuckerberg, Larry Summers and Taylor Swift, Ford Executive Chairman Bill Ford, Jr. sees a future for the automotive industry so bright, he’ll need to wear shades. The chairman wrote in his op-ed for the paper that the automobile will […]

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Analysts: Peak Car To Arrive By 2020s http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/analysts-peak-car-to-arrive-by-2020s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/analysts-peak-car-to-arrive-by-2020s/#comments Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:54:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=756369 After a century of motoring, and with several factors rapidly changing the landscape, analysts are forecasting the peak of global automotive growth to come sometime in the 2020s. The Detroit News reports that as more people join the exodus out of suburbia into major cities, along with other factors such as pollution, gridlock, build quality […]

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After a century of motoring, and with several factors rapidly changing the landscape, analysts are forecasting the peak of global automotive growth to come sometime in the 2020s. The Detroit News reports that as more people join the exodus out of suburbia into major cities, along with other factors such as pollution, gridlock, build quality […]

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Hammer Time Remix: The Keeper Culture http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/hammer-time-remix-the-keeper-culture/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/hammer-time-remix-the-keeper-culture/#comments Sat, 08 Dec 2012 15:55:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=469527 My pants still fit me from college. Well, they are sweatpants after all. They were given to me by a friend of mine who is known as a “Datsunaholic”. He keeps a few old cars. A few of those models have been written up by Paul Niedermeyer who now keeps a lot of houses along […]

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My pants still fit me from college. Well, they are sweatpants after all. They were given to me by a friend of mine who is known as a “Datsunaholic”. He keeps a few old cars. A few of those models have been written up by Paul Niedermeyer who now keeps a lot of houses along […]

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The Japanese Abandon Their Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/the-japanese-abandon-their-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/the-japanese-abandon-their-cars/#comments Sat, 07 Aug 2010 19:34:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=362374 Japan’s Internal Affairs Ministry has bad news for Japan’s automakers: Japanese citizens are dumping their cars and take the train. Domestic car ownership has declined for the first time since 1964, with declines particularly pronounced in big cities, report The Nikkei [sub]: “Less-status-conscious city residents are abandoning cars for public transit.” The ministry surveys the […]

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Japan’s Internal Affairs Ministry has bad news for Japan’s automakers: Japanese citizens are dumping their cars and take the train. Domestic car ownership has declined for the first time since 1964, with declines particularly pronounced in big cities, report The Nikkei [sub]: “Less-status-conscious city residents are abandoning cars for public transit.” The ministry surveys the […]

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