The Truth About Cars » Colorado http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 20:39:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1992 Toyota Previa All-Trac http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1992-toyota-previa-trac/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1992-toyota-previa-trac/#comments Fri, 22 Apr 2016 12:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327993 Living in Colorado, I have become something of a connoisseur of low-sales volume, all/four-wheel-drive versions of otherwise commonplace vehicles. The rarest one so far has got to be this ’87 Ford Tempo AWD, but I also have managed to find some fairly unusual All-Trac-equipped Toyota vehicles. There’s this ’90 Camry All-Trac, a car that’s a […]

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Living in Colorado, I have become something of a connoisseur of low-sales volume, all/four-wheel-drive versions of otherwise commonplace vehicles. The rarest one so far has got to be this ’87 Ford Tempo AWD, but I also have managed to find some fairly unusual All-Trac-equipped Toyota vehicles. There’s this ’90 Camry All-Trac, a car that’s a […]

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Junkyard Find: 1990 Cadillac Allanté http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1990-cadillac-allante/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1990-cadillac-allante/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327529 Yes, from the Volaré to the Troféo, Detroit marketers of the 1970s and 1980s knew that an accent in the car’s name meant “no need to buy one-a-them fancy imports with no pushrods in the engine, we got your class right here!” to American car shoppers. Unfortunately for General Motors, the Cadillac Allanté cost much […]

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Yes, from the Volaré to the Troféo, Detroit marketers of the 1970s and 1980s knew that an accent in the car’s name meant “no need to buy one-a-them fancy imports with no pushrods in the engine, we got your class right here!” to American car shoppers. Unfortunately for General Motors, the Cadillac Allanté cost much […]

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Junkyard Find: 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1974-toyota-land-cruiser/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1974-toyota-land-cruiser/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 12:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1317314 The Toyota Land Cruiser has been around since the Sengoku Period (OK, since 1951), and all varieties of this truck tend to have plenty of obsessively devoted single-interest fanatics here in Colorado. You’ll see the occasional FJ60 Land Cruiser in junkyards here, and I’ve even seen a well-stripped FJ40 in a Denver yard. Today’s well-thrashed […]

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The Toyota Land Cruiser has been around since the Sengoku Period (OK, since 1951), and all varieties of this truck tend to have plenty of obsessively devoted single-interest fanatics here in Colorado. You’ll see the occasional FJ60 Land Cruiser in junkyards here, and I’ve even seen a well-stripped FJ40 in a Denver yard. Today’s well-thrashed […]

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Junkyard Find: 1989 Mercury Sable LS Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1989-mercury-sable-ls-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1989-mercury-sable-ls-sedan/#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2016 12:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1303329 The first-generation Mercury Sable, like its revolutionary Ford Taurus sibling, was a smash sales hit. Then, well, the plastic in those cool-looking “lightbar” grilles yellowed after a few years, sales of later Sables declined, and then the 1986-1991 Sables were just about all gone. I don’t see many first-gen Sables at U-Yank-It yards these days, […]

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The first-generation Mercury Sable, like its revolutionary Ford Taurus sibling, was a smash sales hit. Then, well, the plastic in those cool-looking “lightbar” grilles yellowed after a few years, sales of later Sables declined, and then the 1986-1991 Sables were just about all gone. I don’t see many first-gen Sables at U-Yank-It yards these days, […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Toyota Corona Liftback Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1980-toyota-corona-liftback-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1980-toyota-corona-liftback-sedan/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1303105 I have an extensive formative history with the 1965-70 (third-generation) Toyota Corona, and so I photograph them whenever I find them in junkyards. So far in this series, prior to today, we’ve seen this ’66 sedan, this ’68 sedan, this ’70 sedan, and this ’70 coupe. Much harder to find in the United States is […]

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I have an extensive formative history with the 1965-70 (third-generation) Toyota Corona, and so I photograph them whenever I find them in junkyards. So far in this series, prior to today, we’ve seen this ’66 sedan, this ’68 sedan, this ’70 sedan, and this ’70 coupe. Much harder to find in the United States is […]

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Junkyard Find: 1982 Toyota Starlet http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1982-toyota-starlet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1982-toyota-starlet/#comments Wed, 16 Mar 2016 12:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1302889 The Toyota Starlet was sold in the United States for the 1981 through 1984 model years, though not in large numbers. It was rock-and-stick simple, had rear-wheel drive and an unkillable pushrod engine, and it got a (claimed) 54 highway mpg. But it was tiny and cramped even by Miserable Econobox standards and had to compete […]

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The Toyota Starlet was sold in the United States for the 1981 through 1984 model years, though not in large numbers. It was rock-and-stick simple, had rear-wheel drive and an unkillable pushrod engine, and it got a (claimed) 54 highway mpg. But it was tiny and cramped even by Miserable Econobox standards and had to compete […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Oldsmobile Ninety-Eight Regency Coupe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1979-oldsmobile-ninety-eight-regency-coupe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1979-oldsmobile-ninety-eight-regency-coupe/#comments Wed, 09 Mar 2016 13:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1297858 The greatest Oldsmobile song of all time is Public Enemy’s 1987 masterpiece, “You’re Gonna Get Yours” (from all the many great Oldsmobile songs out there), but just what kind of Olds 98 was it that Chuck D used to get all those suckers to the side? I say it was the 1977-1984 tenth-generation 98, and […]

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The greatest Oldsmobile song of all time is Public Enemy’s 1987 masterpiece, “You’re Gonna Get Yours” (from all the many great Oldsmobile songs out there), but just what kind of Olds 98 was it that Chuck D used to get all those suckers to the side? I say it was the 1977-1984 tenth-generation 98, and […]

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Junkyard Find: 1991 Subaru Loyale, Colorado Stereotypes Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1991-subaru-loyale-colorado-stereotypes-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1991-subaru-loyale-colorado-stereotypes-edition/#comments Wed, 02 Mar 2016 13:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1289569 I moved from California to Colorado in 2010, and the stereotype of the stony Subaru driver who snowboards/hikes/camps/rock-climbs, has some sort of retriever dog, and drinks super-hoppy craft beers turns out to be based on reality. Everyone here drives Subarus — hell, even I have an Outback in the fleet — but we’re talking about […]

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I moved from California to Colorado in 2010, and the stereotype of the stony Subaru driver who snowboards/hikes/camps/rock-climbs, has some sort of retriever dog, and drinks super-hoppy craft beers turns out to be based on reality. Everyone here drives Subarus — hell, even I have an Outback in the fleet — but we’re talking about […]

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Junkyard Find: 2006 Chevrolet Malibu Maxx http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-2006-chevrolet-malibu-maxx/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-2006-chevrolet-malibu-maxx/#comments Fri, 19 Feb 2016 13:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1286922 The Malibu Maxx was a funny looking, crypto-station-wagon version of the 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu (which was itself based on the Opel Vectra C). It sold poorly and is now largely forgotten, which makes it exactly the kind of junkyard car I like to find. Yes, obscure sales flops in the junkyard have stories to tell! […]

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The Malibu Maxx was a funny looking, crypto-station-wagon version of the 2004-2007 Chevrolet Malibu (which was itself based on the Opel Vectra C). It sold poorly and is now largely forgotten, which makes it exactly the kind of junkyard car I like to find. Yes, obscure sales flops in the junkyard have stories to tell! […]

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Junkyard Find: 1984 Ford Escort Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1984-ford-escort-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1984-ford-escort-station-wagon/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1280986 The first North American Ford Escort went on sale for the 1981 model year; it was related to its Mark III Escort European counterpart but was more of a cousin than a sibling. It wasn’t a great car, but was such an improvement over its miserable Pinto predecessor that it flew off the showroom floors […]

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The first North American Ford Escort went on sale for the 1981 model year; it was related to its Mark III Escort European counterpart but was more of a cousin than a sibling. It wasn’t a great car, but was such an improvement over its miserable Pinto predecessor that it flew off the showroom floors […]

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VIDEO: Colorado Makes Driving Safer with 105 Millimeter Howitzer http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/video-colorado-makes-driving-safer-with-105-millimeter-howitzer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/video-colorado-makes-driving-safer-with-105-millimeter-howitzer/#comments Sun, 07 Feb 2016 16:40:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1281794 No, the State of Colorado isn’t blowing up grandmas for doing 10 mph under the limit in the left lane. But the state’s Department of Transportation is keeping people safe by clearing avalanches with World War II artillery. Armed with a 105 mm howitzer — possibly an M101A1, though please feel free to correct us — […]

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No, the State of Colorado isn’t blowing up grandmas for doing 10 mph under the limit in the left lane. But the state’s Department of Transportation is keeping people safe by clearing avalanches with World War II artillery. Armed with a 105 mm howitzer — possibly an M101A1, though please feel free to correct us — […]

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Junkyard Find: 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Coupe, with Rare Manual Transmission Option http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1989-pontiac-grand-prix-coupe-rare-manual-transmission-option/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1989-pontiac-grand-prix-coupe-rare-manual-transmission-option/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277385 While it was possible to buy a new W-body late-1980s/early-1990s Lumina, Cutlass Supreme, or Grand Prix with a five-speed manual transmission, almost nobody did so. These cars have become pretty rare by now, so the chances of finding a five-speed Grand Prix in the junkyard are about the same as finding a five-speed BMW 7-Series; […]

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While it was possible to buy a new W-body late-1980s/early-1990s Lumina, Cutlass Supreme, or Grand Prix with a five-speed manual transmission, almost nobody did so. These cars have become pretty rare by now, so the chances of finding a five-speed Grand Prix in the junkyard are about the same as finding a five-speed BMW 7-Series; […]

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Junkyard Find: 1978 Datsun 510 Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1978-datsun-510-sedan-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1978-datsun-510-sedan-2/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1272465 The badging on US-market Datsuns and Nissans got very confusing thanks to the Datsun-to-Nissan changeover that stretched from 1981 through 1984. It resulted in vehicles with awkward names such as “Datsun 810 Maxima By Nissan” showing up in showrooms with all the Datsun logos about to be chiseled off the walls. There was an ever-shifting cast of Bluebirds and […]

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The badging on US-market Datsuns and Nissans got very confusing thanks to the Datsun-to-Nissan changeover that stretched from 1981 through 1984. It resulted in vehicles with awkward names such as “Datsun 810 Maxima By Nissan” showing up in showrooms with all the Datsun logos about to be chiseled off the walls. There was an ever-shifting cast of Bluebirds and […]

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Junkyard Find: 1994 Audi 100 Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1994-audi-100-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1994-audi-100-station-wagon/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 13:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1265473 We examined part of the endgame of the Audi 5000 debacle in the United States with a junked 1990 Audi 100 Quattro sedan in Denver. Having banished the toxic Audi 5000 name, Audi called these cars Audi 100s until everyone was thoroughly confused, then renamed it the A6, which they still use today. Here’s a sort of unusual example […]

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We examined part of the endgame of the Audi 5000 debacle in the United States with a junked 1990 Audi 100 Quattro sedan in Denver. Having banished the toxic Audi 5000 name, Audi called these cars Audi 100s until everyone was thoroughly confused, then renamed it the A6, which they still use today. Here’s a sort of unusual example […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Chrysler Cordoba http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1979-chrysler-cordoba-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-1979-chrysler-cordoba-2/#comments Mon, 04 Jan 2016 13:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1255721 Examples of the Chrysler Cordoba continue to show up in the self-service wrecking yards I frequent, though I tend to skip the ones that are particularly wretched and break out my camera only when I’m in the presence of a Cordoba that still has a certain personal luxury aura. So far in this series, we’ve […]

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Examples of the Chrysler Cordoba continue to show up in the self-service wrecking yards I frequent, though I tend to skip the ones that are particularly wretched and break out my camera only when I’m in the presence of a Cordoba that still has a certain personal luxury aura. So far in this series, we’ve […]

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The Best Junkyard Finds of 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/best-junkyard-finds-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/best-junkyard-finds-2015/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 13:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1252241 We saw 104 Junkyard Find vehicles here in 2015 (I did a few dozen Junkyard Treasures posts for Autoweek as well) and among them were some great examples of automotive history and culture. The oldest Junkyard Find we saw here during 2015 was this ’51 Ford, and the newest was this ’09 Kia Rondo. As for […]

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We saw 104 Junkyard Find vehicles here in 2015 (I did a few dozen Junkyard Treasures posts for Autoweek as well) and among them were some great examples of automotive history and culture. The oldest Junkyard Find we saw here during 2015 was this ’51 Ford, and the newest was this ’09 Kia Rondo. As for […]

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General Motors Says Diesel Canyon and Colorado Are On Their Way http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/general-motors-says-diesel-canyoncolorado-trucks-way/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/general-motors-says-diesel-canyoncolorado-trucks-way/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 21:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1252433 After delaying its Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon diesel trucks for a “final validation” issue, General Motors said Tuesday that the trucks would be on their way to dealers. “The highly anticipated 2016 GMC Canyon diesel has begun shipping to dealers. We look forward to getting these trucks in the hands of our customers and appreciate their […]

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After delaying its Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon diesel trucks for a “final validation” issue, General Motors said Tuesday that the trucks would be on their way to dealers. “The highly anticipated 2016 GMC Canyon diesel has begun shipping to dealers. We look forward to getting these trucks in the hands of our customers and appreciate their […]

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Junkyard Find: 2004 Mazda RX-8 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-2004-mazda-rx-8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-2004-mazda-rx-8/#comments Mon, 28 Dec 2015 13:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1250473 Just about every kind of vehicle shows up at the low-priced, high-inventory-turnover self-service wrecking yards, sooner or later. It took until the late 2000s before I started seeing Mazda Miatas in such yards, and now it appears that the advance scouts for a steady flow of RX-8s are here. I saw this silver ’04 at […]

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Just about every kind of vehicle shows up at the low-priced, high-inventory-turnover self-service wrecking yards, sooner or later. It took until the late 2000s before I started seeing Mazda Miatas in such yards, and now it appears that the advance scouts for a steady flow of RX-8s are here. I saw this silver ’04 at […]

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Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon Diesels Held Up by ‘Final Validation’ Issue http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/gm-delaying-canyoncolorado-diesels-cites-final-validation-issue/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/gm-delaying-canyoncolorado-diesels-cites-final-validation-issue/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:45:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1244369 General Motors has delayed delivery of its Canyon/Colorado diesel trucks for an unspecified problem at their “final validation” stage, the automaker told TTAC on Wednesday. “Those trucks are still in final validations and we hope to ship soon,” said Brian Goebel, a spokesperson for GMC. More than 60 trucks ordered by customers are in varying stages […]

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General Motors has delayed delivery of its Canyon/Colorado diesel trucks for an unspecified problem at their “final validation” stage, the automaker told TTAC on Wednesday. “Those trucks are still in final validations and we hope to ship soon,” said Brian Goebel, a spokesperson for GMC. More than 60 trucks ordered by customers are in varying stages […]

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Subaru, Lexus Retain KBB’s Top Resale Crown for 2016 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/subaru-lexus-retain-kbbs-top-resale-crown-2016/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/subaru-lexus-retain-kbbs-top-resale-crown-2016/#comments Tue, 15 Dec 2015 19:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242345 Subaru and Lexus brands topped Kelley Blue Book’s annual resale list for the second year in a row, the auto industry group announced Tuesday. Subaru claimed four model winners for 2016 and Lexus nabbed six honors in the annual survey that measures projected retained value for five years of ownership. Toyota and General Motors each […]

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Subaru and Lexus brands topped Kelley Blue Book’s annual resale list for the second year in a row, the auto industry group announced Tuesday. Subaru claimed four model winners for 2016 and Lexus nabbed six honors in the annual survey that measures projected retained value for five years of ownership. Toyota and General Motors each […]

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How Stoned is Too Stoned to Drive? The Feds Want To Know http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/stoned-stoned-feds-want-know/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/stoned-stoned-feds-want-know/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 21:01:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1242089 Puff, puff, pass that bill. Federal authorities want to know how stoned is too stoned for drivers, according to a provision in the recently signed Federal Highways Bill. The new law directs U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to study the effects of marijuana on drivers and present those findings to Congress by the end […]

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Puff, puff, pass that bill. Federal authorities want to know how stoned is too stoned for drivers, according to a provision in the recently signed Federal Highways Bill. The new law directs U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to study the effects of marijuana on drivers and present those findings to Congress by the end […]

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Junkyard Find: 1983 Jeep Cherokee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1983-jeep-cherokee/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1983-jeep-cherokee/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 13:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1241097 Because we still see them all over the roads today, the still-in-production (in China) XJ Cherokee is the best-known Jeep Cherokee. However, AMC made a two-door version of the original SJ Wagoneer, called it the Cherokee, and built it for the 1974 through 1983 model years (just to confuse things, a four-door SJ Cherokee was […]

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Because we still see them all over the roads today, the still-in-production (in China) XJ Cherokee is the best-known Jeep Cherokee. However, AMC made a two-door version of the original SJ Wagoneer, called it the Cherokee, and built it for the 1974 through 1983 model years (just to confuse things, a four-door SJ Cherokee was […]

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Junkyard Find: 2002 Isuzu Axiom http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-2002-isuzu-axiom/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-2002-isuzu-axiom/#comments Wed, 09 Dec 2015 13:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1238201 Remember the Isuzu Axiom? Of course you don’t, because this Rodeo-based SUV was sold (in tiny quantities) for just the 2002-2004 model years and was then replaced with the Chevy Trailblazer-clone Isuzu Ascender. Oddball, 21st-century marketplace flops are interesting to me, for whatever reason, so we’ll follow up the Kia Rondo Junkyard Find with this Denver […]

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Remember the Isuzu Axiom? Of course you don’t, because this Rodeo-based SUV was sold (in tiny quantities) for just the 2002-2004 model years and was then replaced with the Chevy Trailblazer-clone Isuzu Ascender. Oddball, 21st-century marketplace flops are interesting to me, for whatever reason, so we’ll follow up the Kia Rondo Junkyard Find with this Denver […]

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Junkyard Find: 1967 International Harvester 1100B Pickup http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1967-international-harvester-1100b-pickup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/junkyard-find-1967-international-harvester-1100b-pickup/#comments Mon, 07 Dec 2015 13:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1234305 Living in Denver, I see plenty of International Harvester Scouts in local wrecking yards. IHC pickups and SUVs show up as well, including this ’72 pickup, this ’71 Travelall, this ’71 pickup, and now today’s non-rusty ’67 pickup. As long as a pickup can still haul stuff, it pays its keep… but newer, more fuel-efficient […]

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Living in Denver, I see plenty of International Harvester Scouts in local wrecking yards. IHC pickups and SUVs show up as well, including this ’72 pickup, this ’71 Travelall, this ’71 pickup, and now today’s non-rusty ’67 pickup. As long as a pickup can still haul stuff, it pays its keep… but newer, more fuel-efficient […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 MG MGB http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1979-mg-mgb/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-1979-mg-mgb/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1228081 MGBs continue to show up in self-service wrecking yards, with another rubber-bumper Malaise Era example today. In my junkyard expeditions prior to today, I’ve photographed this ’67, this ’71, this ’75, this ’77, this ’77, this ’79, and this ’79 with a Toyota 20R swap, and now we’ve got today’s Denver ’79. This car appears […]

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MGBs continue to show up in self-service wrecking yards, with another rubber-bumper Malaise Era example today. In my junkyard expeditions prior to today, I’ve photographed this ’67, this ’71, this ’75, this ’77, this ’77, this ’79, and this ’79 with a Toyota 20R swap, and now we’ve got today’s Denver ’79. This car appears […]

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