The Truth About Cars » Frugality http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +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 » Frugality http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Question Of The Day: How Much Would You Pay For… Perfect Diagnostic Information? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/question-of-the-day-how-much-would-you-pay-for-perfect-diagnostic-information/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/question-of-the-day-how-much-would-you-pay-for-perfect-diagnostic-information/#comments Wed, 02 Jan 2013 14:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472132 Flashes and pulses. I was staring at an archaic diagnostic system on a 1992 Volvo 940 wagon.  It was located underneath the hood, inside a plastic cover, with six little holes for each one of the six digits, along with a cheap plastic wand. What came out was morse code. Three little reds, stop. One […]

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Flashes and pulses. I was staring at an archaic diagnostic system on a 1992 Volvo 940 wagon.  It was located underneath the hood, inside a plastic cover, with six little holes for each one of the six digits, along with a cheap plastic wand. What came out was morse code. Three little reds, stop. One […]

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Question Of The Day: Have We Passed The Peak Of Cheap? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/question-of-the-day-have-we-passed-the-peak-of-cheap/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/question-of-the-day-have-we-passed-the-peak-of-cheap/#comments Fri, 21 Sep 2012 15:25:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461129 The good old days of late summer 2009. It was a great time to buy a new car. Monthly new car sales in North America had plummeted to under 10 million units.  Access to financing seemed to be near impossible for a lot of consumers. Brands were orphaned. Leasing collapsed. Banks were picky. The future […]

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The good old days of late summer 2009. It was a great time to buy a new car. Monthly new car sales in North America had plummeted to under 10 million units.  Access to financing seemed to be near impossible for a lot of consumers. Brands were orphaned. Leasing collapsed. Banks were picky. The future […]

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QOTD: How Can You Minimize The Cost Of Keeping A Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/qotd-how-can-you-minimize-the-cost-of-keeping-a-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/qotd-how-can-you-minimize-the-cost-of-keeping-a-car/#comments Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:20:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457201 Whether you drive a $30,000 or a $1,500 a car, one variable in life stays constant. You want to minimize your costs. The average owner in North America now spends well over $8,000 a year covering all the costs of their car. Gas, insurance, maintenance, repair, depreciation, taxes, financing… and even the occasional upgrade. When […]

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Whether you drive a $30,000 or a $1,500 a car, one variable in life stays constant. You want to minimize your costs. The average owner in North America now spends well over $8,000 a year covering all the costs of their car. Gas, insurance, maintenance, repair, depreciation, taxes, financing… and even the occasional upgrade. When […]

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New Or Used: Keep Fit Or Blow It? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/new-or-used-keep-fit-or-blow-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/new-or-used-keep-fit-or-blow-it/#comments Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:52:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457877 Anonymous writes: Last year my Ranger blew up on me and all I had to my name was about $500 and a motorcycle. I’d gone through a string of bad cars and decided to go the new route, trading in the motorcycle (it was impossible to sell, no bites) and getting a 2011 Honda Fit. […]

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Anonymous writes: Last year my Ranger blew up on me and all I had to my name was about $500 and a motorcycle. I’d gone through a string of bad cars and decided to go the new route, trading in the motorcycle (it was impossible to sell, no bites) and getting a 2011 Honda Fit. […]

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