The Truth About Cars » Cordoba http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 No Fixed Abode: High-Low, High-Low, It’s Off To Work You Go http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/no-fixed-abode-high-low-high-low-off-work-go/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/no-fixed-abode-high-low-high-low-off-work-go/#comments Thu, 18 Feb 2016 16:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1286506 Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of editing Daniel Ho’s theories on crossovers as reflections of the zeitgeist. In his thoughtfully-written piece, Daniel argues that crossovers are chimeras, reflecting a social trend towards generalized products that combine social signaling attributes from multiple socio-economic categories. The crossover, therefore, is the “blazer and jeans” look, offering […]

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Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of editing Daniel Ho’s theories on crossovers as reflections of the zeitgeist. In his thoughtfully-written piece, Daniel argues that crossovers are chimeras, reflecting a social trend towards generalized products that combine social signaling attributes from multiple socio-economic categories. The crossover, therefore, is the “blazer and jeans” look, offering […]

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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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Junkyard Find: 1976 Chrysler Cordoba http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/junkyard-find-1976-chrysler-cordoba/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/junkyard-find-1976-chrysler-cordoba/#comments Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=725114 So far in this series, I’ve had no luck finding Chrysler Cordobas from the first couple years of production. We’ve seen this ’78 (which provided me with a beautiful Corinthian Leather garage couch), this ’79, and this ’80 prior to today, and now we’ve got a genuine, Ricardo-approved 1976 Cordoba. I spotted this car during […]

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So far in this series, I’ve had no luck finding Chrysler Cordobas from the first couple years of production. We’ve seen this ’78 (which provided me with a beautiful Corinthian Leather garage couch), this ’79, and this ’80 prior to today, and now we’ve got a genuine, Ricardo-approved 1976 Cordoba. I spotted this car during […]

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Junkyard Find: 1980 Chrysler Cordoba http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/junkyard-find-1980-chrysler-cordoba/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/junkyard-find-1980-chrysler-cordoba/#comments Tue, 02 Apr 2013 13:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483185 It seems strange, but sufficient Chrysler Cordobas still exist to provide a sporadic flow of fresh examples to self-serve wrecking yards. In this series, we’ve seen this ’78, another ’78, this ’79, and now today’s personally luxurious blue ’80. The downsized second-gen 1980-83 Cordobas, which were based on the Volare/Diplomat platform and didn’t differ much […]

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It seems strange, but sufficient Chrysler Cordobas still exist to provide a sporadic flow of fresh examples to self-serve wrecking yards. In this series, we’ve seen this ’78, another ’78, this ’79, and now today’s personally luxurious blue ’80. The downsized second-gen 1980-83 Cordobas, which were based on the Volare/Diplomat platform and didn’t differ much […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Chrysler Cordoba http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1979-chrysler-cordoba/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/junkyard-find-1979-chrysler-cordoba/#comments Sat, 07 Jul 2012 13:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451616 After yesterday’s Junkyard Find, which was AMC’s answer to the very successful Chrysler Cordoba personal luxury coupe, it seems only right that we look at the car that inspired AMC’s marketers to start searching maps of Spain for car names: the Chrysler Cordoba. Here’s a ’79 that I spotted at a Denver self-serve yard last […]

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After yesterday’s Junkyard Find, which was AMC’s answer to the very successful Chrysler Cordoba personal luxury coupe, it seems only right that we look at the car that inspired AMC’s marketers to start searching maps of Spain for car names: the Chrysler Cordoba. Here’s a ’79 that I spotted at a Denver self-serve yard last […]

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When You See a Clean Corinthian Leather Bench Seat In the Junkyard, You Buy It! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/when-you-see-a-clean-corinthian-leather-bench-seat-in-the-junkyard-you-buy-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/when-you-see-a-clean-corinthian-leather-bench-seat-in-the-junkyard-you-buy-it/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 18:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428125 When I saw the interior of today’s Junkyard Find, I knew: I must have that Corinthian Leather bench seat! Maybe I’ll put it in the back of my ’66 Dodge A100 van, or maybe I’ll just convert it into a comfy, Ricardo Montalban-grade garage couch. Either way, I returned to the junkyard yesterday with a […]

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When I saw the interior of today’s Junkyard Find, I knew: I must have that Corinthian Leather bench seat! Maybe I’ll put it in the back of my ’66 Dodge A100 van, or maybe I’ll just convert it into a comfy, Ricardo Montalban-grade garage couch. Either way, I returned to the junkyard yesterday with a […]

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Junkyard Find: 1978 Chrysler Cordoba http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1978-chrysler-cordoba/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1978-chrysler-cordoba/#comments Thu, 26 Jan 2012 14:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428086 We all make fun of the Cordoba now, but we mustn’t forget that Chrysler’s personal luxury coupe sold quite well back in the day, helping slow the company’s slide towards what appeared to be certain doom. I’m going to follow up yesterday’s junked early-70s personal luxury coupe with one built a little later in the […]

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We all make fun of the Cordoba now, but we mustn’t forget that Chrysler’s personal luxury coupe sold quite well back in the day, helping slow the company’s slide towards what appeared to be certain doom. I’m going to follow up yesterday’s junked early-70s personal luxury coupe with one built a little later in the […]

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The Crusher Doesn’t Like The Taste Of Corinthian Leather http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/the-crusher-doesnt-like-the-taste-of-corinthian-leather/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/the-crusher-doesnt-like-the-taste-of-corinthian-leather/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=381273 We make fun of the Cordoba today— hell, we made fun of the Cordoba when it was new— but wouldn’t Fiat be wise to slather at least one 2011 Chrysler with “gold”-plated-plastic medallions and get some smooth-voiced macho man to pitch it on TV? I’m not talking about that faux-classy plastic stuff that kinda looks […]

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We make fun of the Cordoba today— hell, we made fun of the Cordoba when it was new— but wouldn’t Fiat be wise to slather at least one 2011 Chrysler with “gold”-plated-plastic medallions and get some smooth-voiced macho man to pitch it on TV? I’m not talking about that faux-classy plastic stuff that kinda looks […]

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