The Truth About Cars » flood http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +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 » flood http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: Spicy…or Spicier? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-spicy-or-spicier/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-spicy-or-spicier/#comments Mon, 12 May 2014 11:11:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=819161 John writes: Wasup, Sajeev! I have an 06 R/T Charger and I am contemplating getting a set of Eibach springs for it. What other costs might be associated aside from installation? What other products would I need to purchase, if any? Thanks for any input, John Sajeev answers: Well son, there was once a time […]

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John writes: Wasup, Sajeev! I have an 06 R/T Charger and I am contemplating getting a set of Eibach springs for it. What other costs might be associated aside from installation? What other products would I need to purchase, if any? Thanks for any input, John Sajeev answers: Well son, there was once a time […]

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Cayenne Production Rained Out http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/cayenne-production-rained-out/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/cayenne-production-rained-out/#comments Wed, 05 Jun 2013 17:21:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490941 Germany has seen heavy floods, and it is beginning to impact car production. Porsche had to stop production of the Cayenne in its Leipzig plant. Not because the plant is under water: Bodies for the SUVs are made in Bratislava, Slovakia, however, they don’t reach Leipzig because the railroad tracks in the Czech Republic are […]

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Germany has seen heavy floods, and it is beginning to impact car production. Porsche had to stop production of the Cayenne in its Leipzig plant. Not because the plant is under water: Bodies for the SUVs are made in Bratislava, Slovakia, however, they don’t reach Leipzig because the railroad tracks in the Czech Republic are […]

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Hammer Time: The Used Car Flood After Sandy, And How Not To Get Soaked http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/hammer-time-the-used-car-flood-after-sandy-and-how-not-to-get-soaked/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/hammer-time-the-used-car-flood-after-sandy-and-how-not-to-get-soaked/#comments Fri, 02 Nov 2012 14:14:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465709 As collateral damage of Super-Sandy, stories are making the rounds of water-logged cars dumped on unsuspecting buyers by criminal dealers. Like many fake pictures posted on Twitter and Facebook, these stories are mostly made up, or pushed by new car interests. The dangers lurk elsewhere: In your neighbor’s driveway, on eBay, in the classifieds. Read […]

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As collateral damage of Super-Sandy, stories are making the rounds of water-logged cars dumped on unsuspecting buyers by criminal dealers. Like many fake pictures posted on Twitter and Facebook, these stories are mostly made up, or pushed by new car interests. The dangers lurk elsewhere: In your neighbor’s driveway, on eBay, in the classifieds. Read […]

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Six Months Later, Honda Reopens Flood-Stricken Thai Plant http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/six-months-later-honda-reopens-flood-stricken-thai-plant/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/six-months-later-honda-reopens-flood-stricken-thai-plant/#comments Mon, 26 Mar 2012 11:50:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436467 Honda, along with other Japanese carmakers, recovered within weeks from a devastating earthquake , tsunami and nuclear meltdown. Nevertheless, Monday morning production strategists pestered the Japanese why they had not relocated to safer grounds. It took Honda half a year to recover from a killer flood that had inundated those safer grounds. Today, Honda reopened […]

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Honda, along with other Japanese carmakers, recovered within weeks from a devastating earthquake , tsunami and nuclear meltdown. Nevertheless, Monday morning production strategists pestered the Japanese why they had not relocated to safer grounds. It took Honda half a year to recover from a killer flood that had inundated those safer grounds. Today, Honda reopened […]

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Toyota Lost More Cars To The Thai Flood Than To The Tsunami http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/toyota_lost_more_cars_to_the_thai_flood_than_to_the_sunami/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/toyota_lost_more_cars_to_the_thai_flood_than_to_the_sunami/#comments Tue, 07 Feb 2012 20:04:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=429857 Today, I heard at Toyota’s October-December results conference that TMC lost 240,000 unmade (and some made) cars to the Thai flood. After the conference, I asked Toyota spokesman Dion Corbett how many cars Toyota had lost to the tsunami. I expected a bit less than a million. To my surprise, Corbett said: “150,000.” I could […]

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Today, I heard at Toyota’s October-December results conference that TMC lost 240,000 unmade (and some made) cars to the Thai flood. After the conference, I asked Toyota spokesman Dion Corbett how many cars Toyota had lost to the tsunami. I expected a bit less than a million. To my surprise, Corbett said: “150,000.” I could […]

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After Two Floods, Honda Tanks, Nissan Soars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/after-two-floods-honda-tanks-nissan-soars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/after-two-floods-honda-tanks-nissan-soars/#comments Tue, 31 Jan 2012 12:02:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=428732 When the March 11 tsunami hit, observers thought that of Japan’s major automakers, Honda would be the least exposed. Most of its global production already is outside of Japan. Very few cars that are produced in Japan are exported. Toyota and Nissan looked much more vulnerable. Distrust predictions: Today, Honda presented the results for the […]

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When the March 11 tsunami hit, observers thought that of Japan’s major automakers, Honda would be the least exposed. Most of its global production already is outside of Japan. Very few cars that are produced in Japan are exported. Toyota and Nissan looked much more vulnerable. Distrust predictions: Today, Honda presented the results for the […]

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Global Strikes Back: Honda Halts Production In Taiwan Because of Flood In Thailand http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/global-strikes-back-honda-halts-production-in-taiwan-because-of-flood-in-thailand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/global-strikes-back-honda-halts-production-in-taiwan-because-of-flood-in-thailand/#comments Sun, 04 Dec 2011 09:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421311 After the tsunami had hit Japan, Monday morning production experts said that production must be spread over many places in the world, just to be safe. Mention this to people at Honda, and they’ll strangle you in a polite Japanese way. The Nikkei [sub] writes that Honda will temporarily shut down its plant in Taiwan, […]

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After the tsunami had hit Japan, Monday morning production experts said that production must be spread over many places in the world, just to be safe. Mention this to people at Honda, and they’ll strangle you in a polite Japanese way. The Nikkei [sub] writes that Honda will temporarily shut down its plant in Taiwan, […]

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2012 Honda CR-V: See It Now, Buy It… Later http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/2012-honda-cr-v-see-it-now-buy-it-later/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/2012-honda-cr-v-see-it-now-buy-it-later/#comments Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:59:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416228 Honda has shown off its CR-V in “concept” form already, so today’s leak of the first production-spec images from Japan ahead of the reveal in Los Angeles isn’t a huge revelation. On the other hand, it does come at a bad time, as the leak comes just as Automotive News [sub] reports that flooding in Thailand […]

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Honda has shown off its CR-V in “concept” form already, so today’s leak of the first production-spec images from Japan ahead of the reveal in Los Angeles isn’t a huge revelation. On the other hand, it does come at a bad time, as the leak comes just as Automotive News [sub] reports that flooding in Thailand […]

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Thai Flood Worse Than Earthquake, Tsunami, And Nuclear Meltdown http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/thai-flood-worse-than-earthquake-tsunami-and-nuclear-meltdown/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/thai-flood-worse-than-earthquake-tsunami-and-nuclear-meltdown/#comments Sun, 30 Oct 2011 16:26:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416085 It took Honda factories just a few weeks to recover from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan with the force of 31,250 Hiroshima-Nagasaki nuclear bombs (if some scientists are right.) Once parts came in, all Honda factories were ready to make cars again. Now, Honda faces a more devastating disaster – caused […]

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It took Honda factories just a few weeks to recover from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan with the force of 31,250 Hiroshima-Nagasaki nuclear bombs (if some scientists are right.) Once parts came in, all Honda factories were ready to make cars again. Now, Honda faces a more devastating disaster – caused […]

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All Japanese Carmakers Closed In Thailand – Loss Of 360,000 Units Possible http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/all-japanese-carmakers-closed-in-thailand-%e2%80%93-loss-of-360000-units-possible/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/all-japanese-carmakers-closed-in-thailand-%e2%80%93-loss-of-360000-units-possible/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 14:09:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415326 Japanese carmakers, which barely have recovered from the effects of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, find themselves in another catastrophe. Floods in Thailand cost Japanese automakers approximately 6,000 cars a day, Toshiyuki Shiga, chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said today in Tokyo. All nine Japanese carmakers have shut down their Thai plants. […]

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Japanese carmakers, which barely have recovered from the effects of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, find themselves in another catastrophe. Floods in Thailand cost Japanese automakers approximately 6,000 cars a day, Toshiyuki Shiga, chairman of the Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, said today in Tokyo. All nine Japanese carmakers have shut down their Thai plants. […]

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Japan’s Car Production Under Water – Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/japan%e2%80%99s-car-production-under-water-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/japan%e2%80%99s-car-production-under-water-again/#comments Wed, 19 Oct 2011 16:03:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415225 Six months after having been devastated at home by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, “Japan has experienced its largest overseas investment loss ever as a result of the flood disaster in Thailand,” Japans’s ambassador to Thailand Seiji Kojima told the Bangkok Post. Thailand has become Japan’s favorite Asian production hub. More than 400 Japanese […]

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Six months after having been devastated at home by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, “Japan has experienced its largest overseas investment loss ever as a result of the flood disaster in Thailand,” Japans’s ambassador to Thailand Seiji Kojima told the Bangkok Post. Thailand has become Japan’s favorite Asian production hub. More than 400 Japanese […]

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