The Truth About Cars » gas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 21:00:23 +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 » gas http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Germany’s Transportation Chief Wants To Retest Every Volkswagen Now http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/germanys-transportation-chief-wants-to-retest-every-volkswagen-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/germanys-transportation-chief-wants-to-retest-every-volkswagen-now/#comments Wed, 04 Nov 2015 19:30:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1211961 German authorities said Wednesday that they would retest all Volkswagen cars — regardless of engine type or brand — for emissions compliance, Reuters reported. German transportation minister Alexander Dobrindt expressed his “irritation” with the automaker that more cars were being added to the deepening scandal. On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency notified the automaker that […]

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German authorities said Wednesday that they would retest all Volkswagen cars — regardless of engine type or brand — for emissions compliance, Reuters reported. German transportation minister Alexander Dobrindt expressed his “irritation” with the automaker that more cars were being added to the deepening scandal. On Monday, the Environmental Protection Agency notified the automaker that […]

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Auto Alliance Kills Aggressive California Gas Bill http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/auto-alliance-kills-aggressive-california-gas-bill/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/auto-alliance-kills-aggressive-california-gas-bill/#comments Thu, 10 Sep 2015 19:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1166594 California’s ambitious climate change bill was stripped Wednesday night of its toughest provision that would have cut the state’s gasoline consumption 50 percent by 2030, Automotive News is reporting. A pared down version of California’s wide-rangning transportation bill will reach Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, but won’t include the gas target nor a plan to fix California’s roads. […]

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California’s ambitious climate change bill was stripped Wednesday night of its toughest provision that would have cut the state’s gasoline consumption 50 percent by 2030, Automotive News is reporting. A pared down version of California’s wide-rangning transportation bill will reach Gov. Jerry Brown’s desk, but won’t include the gas target nor a plan to fix California’s roads. […]

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Hyundai Reveals Sixth-Generation Elantra in South Korea with Atkinson, Diesel Engines http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/hyundai-reveals-sixth-generation-elantra-south-korea-atkinson-diesel-engines/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/hyundai-reveals-sixth-generation-elantra-south-korea-atkinson-diesel-engines/#comments Wed, 09 Sep 2015 17:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1164794 Hyundai’s compact model, the Elantra, will arrive with the brand’s newly adopted trapezoidal grille, new engines and a number of enhancements to improve perceived quality. The automaker, who looked at the Dodge Dart and said, “Yeah, that looks good but needs more grille,” revealed the sixth-generation Elantra on Wednesday in South Korea. While the visible changes are […]

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Hyundai’s compact model, the Elantra, will arrive with the brand’s newly adopted trapezoidal grille, new engines and a number of enhancements to improve perceived quality. The automaker, who looked at the Dodge Dart and said, “Yeah, that looks good but needs more grille,” revealed the sixth-generation Elantra on Wednesday in South Korea. While the visible changes are […]

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Who’s Ready to Party Like It’s 2008? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/whos-ready-party-like-2008/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/whos-ready-party-like-2008/#comments Fri, 21 Aug 2015 18:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1149793 Break out the champagne and 7-liter engines. Have one on us, alright? The Wall Street Journal and Reuters are reporting that despite a mild increase in crude, oil is hovering around $40 a barrel and it’s expected to further dip in coming months to a six-year low on a global glut of oil. The national average […]

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Break out the champagne and 7-liter engines. Have one on us, alright? The Wall Street Journal and Reuters are reporting that despite a mild increase in crude, oil is hovering around $40 a barrel and it’s expected to further dip in coming months to a six-year low on a global glut of oil. The national average […]

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Piston Slap: What makes Premium Fuel More Expensive? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/piston-slap-makes-premium-fuel-expensive/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/piston-slap-makes-premium-fuel-expensive/#comments Mon, 13 Apr 2015 12:21:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1041953   TTAC Commentator sastexan writes: Sajeev, I’ve been driving cars requiring premium fuel (91+ octane). When I bought my Contour SVT in 1998, high test was $0.20 more a gallon (just under a 20% premium over regular). But it was regularly always only $0.20 more. In the past decade or so, I noticed the delta […]

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  TTAC Commentator sastexan writes: Sajeev, I’ve been driving cars requiring premium fuel (91+ octane). When I bought my Contour SVT in 1998, high test was $0.20 more a gallon (just under a 20% premium over regular). But it was regularly always only $0.20 more. In the past decade or so, I noticed the delta […]

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Is This E85’s Time To Shine? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/e85s-time-shine/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/e85s-time-shine/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 14:30:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=971810 The recent fall in fuel prices isn’t just an opportunity for Americans to demonstrate their collective inability to remember the events of even the recent past; it’s also a decisive hammerblow to E85 plants and retailers across the country. This has to be the case, right? Well, it’s certainly the tack that the media has […]

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The recent fall in fuel prices isn’t just an opportunity for Americans to demonstrate their collective inability to remember the events of even the recent past; it’s also a decisive hammerblow to E85 plants and retailers across the country. This has to be the case, right? Well, it’s certainly the tack that the media has […]

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Piston Slap: Have a SEAT in Spain? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-seat-spain/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-seat-spain/#comments Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:20:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=912322   Phil writes: I am going to Spain for 2-3 years for work but I have decided to sell my truck and only ship my motorcycle. Once I am there I will be looking to buy a cheap used small car, preferably a hatchback with a manual transmission. I am aware of some European brands […]

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  Phil writes: I am going to Spain for 2-3 years for work but I have decided to sell my truck and only ship my motorcycle. Once I am there I will be looking to buy a cheap used small car, preferably a hatchback with a manual transmission. I am aware of some European brands […]

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Piston Slap: Shark’s on a Purging Diet? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/piston-slap-sharks-on-a-purging-diet/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/piston-slap-sharks-on-a-purging-diet/#comments Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:50:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=459579   TTAC reader Tiburon Guy writes: 2001 Tiburon (yep, this one again): Gassing up clicks like it’s full, even after only a dollar, then keeps clicking. Tank is at an 8th when fueling and yes, i’ve made sure it’s not the nozzle (and does it no matter where I go). OBDII code PO441 Small Evap […]

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  TTAC reader Tiburon Guy writes: 2001 Tiburon (yep, this one again): Gassing up clicks like it’s full, even after only a dollar, then keeps clicking. Tank is at an 8th when fueling and yes, i’ve made sure it’s not the nozzle (and does it no matter where I go). OBDII code PO441 Small Evap […]

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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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President Obama Says New CAFE Standards Will Save Average Driver $8,000 a Year. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/president-obama-says-new-cafe-standards-will-save-average-driver-8000-a-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/president-obama-says-new-cafe-standards-will-save-average-driver-8000-a-year/#comments Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:23:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435096 Last week in a speech at Daimler owned Freightliner truck plant, President Obama said that the new 55mpg CAFE standards will save a typical American family $8,000 a year on gasoline. That would be great news to most American drivers if it were true but the president took political science and law courses in college, […]

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Last week in a speech at Daimler owned Freightliner truck plant, President Obama said that the new 55mpg CAFE standards will save a typical American family $8,000 a year on gasoline. That would be great news to most American drivers if it were true but the president took political science and law courses in college, […]

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Will Natural Gas Prevent Us From Reaching A Better Place? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/will-natural-gas-prevent-us-from-reaching-a-better-place/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/will-natural-gas-prevent-us-from-reaching-a-better-place/#comments Thu, 08 Mar 2012 16:56:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434384 A brief piece in the Wall Street Journal’s “Dealbook” discussed the potential of natural gas powered vehicles, largely as a way to stop falling prices for natural gas. One hope for many natural gas producers reeling from collapsing prices is wider adoption of natural-gas-powered cars. The biggest hurdle so far: lack of infrastructure to refuel […]

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A brief piece in the Wall Street Journal’s “Dealbook” discussed the potential of natural gas powered vehicles, largely as a way to stop falling prices for natural gas. One hope for many natural gas producers reeling from collapsing prices is wider adoption of natural-gas-powered cars. The biggest hurdle so far: lack of infrastructure to refuel […]

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Piston Slap: Denso’d into Needless Markup? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-densod-into-needless-markup/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/piston-slap-densod-into-needless-markup/#comments Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422774 TTAC commentator/writer David Holzman writes:  Sajeev, My ’99 Accord 5speed with 200k on the clock needs a new gas tank. The fuel pump is inside the gas tank. Should I get a new fuel pump with that gas tank? Changing the tank will cost about $600; including a fuel pump will add $300. I’m planning […]

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TTAC commentator/writer David Holzman writes:  Sajeev, My ’99 Accord 5speed with 200k on the clock needs a new gas tank. The fuel pump is inside the gas tank. Should I get a new fuel pump with that gas tank? Changing the tank will cost about $600; including a fuel pump will add $300. I’m planning […]

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