The Truth About Cars » first car 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 Ask Bark: What Should I Buy For My First Whip? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ask-bark-buy-first-whip/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/ask-bark-buy-first-whip/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274017 Ask Bark? is picking up steam like a train on the island of Sodor, man! Thanks for all of your questions after last week’s installment, as well as the great advice you gave our friend, Josh. However, be warned — Bark will not be punked like the author of “Ask Amy” was this week. Don’t write […]

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Ask Bark? is picking up steam like a train on the island of Sodor, man! Thanks for all of your questions after last week’s installment, as well as the great advice you gave our friend, Josh. However, be warned — Bark will not be punked like the author of “Ask Amy” was this week. Don’t write […]

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QOTD: What’s the Uncoolest Choice For a 2015 Teenager’s First Vehicle? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/question-day-whats-uncoolest-possible-choice-2015-teenagers-first-vehicle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/question-day-whats-uncoolest-possible-choice-2015-teenagers-first-vehicle/#comments Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:00:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1098633 I just took my chopped, Carson-top-equipped, heavily-customized 1969 Toyota Corona coupe to a local car show and won a trophy without even washing the thing. All but the most tradition-bound angry old coots think the Kustom Korona is pretty cool, but that got me thinking about the reason I’d spent so many years wanting a […]

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I just took my chopped, Carson-top-equipped, heavily-customized 1969 Toyota Corona coupe to a local car show and won a trophy without even washing the thing. All but the most tradition-bound angry old coots think the Kustom Korona is pretty cool, but that got me thinking about the reason I’d spent so many years wanting a […]

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Sunday Story: Corrupting the Youth http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/sunday-story-corrupting-the-youth/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/sunday-story-corrupting-the-youth/#comments Sun, 02 Feb 2014 14:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=707466 “Don’t be ridiculous, young lady. You need something SENSIBLE.” Jamie sat at the kitchen table, her head in her hands. Week 5 of the search for her first car had just dawned, and she was about ready to give in. Mother scowled as she scoured pans in the sink. This was all the fault of […]

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“Don’t be ridiculous, young lady. You need something SENSIBLE.” Jamie sat at the kitchen table, her head in her hands. Week 5 of the search for her first car had just dawned, and she was about ready to give in. Mother scowled as she scoured pans in the sink. This was all the fault of […]

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Turbo Love At First Sight http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/turbo-love-at-first-sight/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/turbo-love-at-first-sight/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 08:20:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479073 I was young, stupid and hopelessly in love. The girl, as has so often been the case in my life, hardly knew I existed but, regardless, I was determined to win her. The problem was in those pre-internet days, real advice for young men was in short supply, especially if you were too embarrassed to […]

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I was young, stupid and hopelessly in love. The girl, as has so often been the case in my life, hardly knew I existed but, regardless, I was determined to win her. The problem was in those pre-internet days, real advice for young men was in short supply, especially if you were too embarrassed to […]

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Piston Slap: Permission for a Mustang, please? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/piston-slap-permission-for-a-mustang-please/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/piston-slap-permission-for-a-mustang-please/#comments Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:19:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460506 Robert writes: First of all, thank you for all the fantastic articles. TTAC is one of only a few daily sites I visit that always successfully generates that “second click” to read an entire article, and unlike any of the technology sites I follow, I’m always delighted in reading and learning from the comments section […]

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Robert writes: First of all, thank you for all the fantastic articles. TTAC is one of only a few daily sites I visit that always successfully generates that “second click” to read an entire article, and unlike any of the technology sites I follow, I’m always delighted in reading and learning from the comments section […]

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Time To Say Goodbye http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/time-to-say-goodbye/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/time-to-say-goodbye/#comments Tue, 17 Apr 2012 13:38:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440243 Derek Kreindler is pondering selling his lovely BRG Miata and using the funds as “a down payment on a home of my own.” *Sigh.* Here on the West Coast of Canada, I’d have had to sell my (imaginary) Aventador to pull off the same trick. Spend half-a-million bucks: get half-a-bunkbed in some split-level commune. Pot […]

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Derek Kreindler is pondering selling his lovely BRG Miata and using the funds as “a down payment on a home of my own.” *Sigh.* Here on the West Coast of Canada, I’d have had to sell my (imaginary) Aventador to pull off the same trick. Spend half-a-million bucks: get half-a-bunkbed in some split-level commune. Pot […]

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It’s Not Just A Car – It’s My First Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/its-not-just-a-car-its-my-first-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/its-not-just-a-car-its-my-first-car/#comments Mon, 16 Apr 2012 13:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=440156 It’s just a car. That’s what I keep telling myself. It’s my first car. A 1997 Mazda Miata. British Racing Green with tan leather. A rip in one of the seats. Torsen LSD, Bilstein coilovers, a roll bar. Needs a new 02 sensor. Otherwise in great condition. In the last year, it’s needed a new […]

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It’s just a car. That’s what I keep telling myself. It’s my first car. A 1997 Mazda Miata. British Racing Green with tan leather. A rip in one of the seats. Torsen LSD, Bilstein coilovers, a roll bar. Needs a new 02 sensor. Otherwise in great condition. In the last year, it’s needed a new […]

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New or Used: More Cash or More Cool for School? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-more-cash-or-more-cool-for-school/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/new-or-used-more-cash-or-more-cool-for-school/#comments Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:31:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422073 Mackenzie writes: Hello, my name is Mackenzie. I am a 16 year old girl looking to buy her first car. I am looking at Jeep Cherokees (NOT Grand Cherokees). I am trying to find a decent manual transmission one, but I can’t seem to locate any within a reasonable distance from me (Eastern Virginia). My […]

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Mackenzie writes: Hello, my name is Mackenzie. I am a 16 year old girl looking to buy her first car. I am looking at Jeep Cherokees (NOT Grand Cherokees). I am trying to find a decent manual transmission one, but I can’t seem to locate any within a reasonable distance from me (Eastern Virginia). My […]

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Piston Slap: For the Next Stage in Life http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/piston-slap-for-the-next-stage-in-life/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/07/piston-slap-for-the-next-stage-in-life/#comments Wed, 06 Jul 2011 20:10:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=401458   Mackenzie writes: Hello, I am a 16-year-old girl looking to buy her first car. I am looking at Jeep Cherokees (NOT Grand Cherokees). I am trying to find a decent manual transmission one, but I can’t seem to locate any within a reasonable distance from me (Eastern Virginia). My dad says I should look […]

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  Mackenzie writes: Hello, I am a 16-year-old girl looking to buy her first car. I am looking at Jeep Cherokees (NOT Grand Cherokees). I am trying to find a decent manual transmission one, but I can’t seem to locate any within a reasonable distance from me (Eastern Virginia). My dad says I should look […]

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