The Truth About Cars » Grand Prix http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 05 May 2016 12:00:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 TTAC News Round-up: Honda Separates the Kids, Toyota Funks It Up, and the Costs Are Too Damn High at FCA http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ttac-news-roundup-feb-29-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/ttac-news-roundup-feb-29-2015/#comments Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1291793 The CEO of Honda is pulling the car over and giving a stern lecture to the kids in the backseat. That, a Scion gets a corporate makeover, Google goes in for autonomous feng shui, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is drowning in modules and a famous British racetrack could get even Britisher … after the break! Honda […]

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The CEO of Honda is pulling the car over and giving a stern lecture to the kids in the backseat. That, a Scion gets a corporate makeover, Google goes in for autonomous feng shui, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is drowning in modules and a famous British racetrack could get even Britisher … after the break! Honda […]

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Junkyard Find: 1989 Pontiac Grand Prix Coupe, with Rare Manual Transmission Option http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1989-pontiac-grand-prix-coupe-rare-manual-transmission-option/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1989-pontiac-grand-prix-coupe-rare-manual-transmission-option/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 13:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277385 While it was possible to buy a new W-body late-1980s/early-1990s Lumina, Cutlass Supreme, or Grand Prix with a five-speed manual transmission, almost nobody did so. These cars have become pretty rare by now, so the chances of finding a five-speed Grand Prix in the junkyard are about the same as finding a five-speed BMW 7-Series; […]

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While it was possible to buy a new W-body late-1980s/early-1990s Lumina, Cutlass Supreme, or Grand Prix with a five-speed manual transmission, almost nobody did so. These cars have become pretty rare by now, so the chances of finding a five-speed Grand Prix in the junkyard are about the same as finding a five-speed BMW 7-Series; […]

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Junkyard Find: 2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP “JuggaLambo” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-2002-pontiac-grand-prix-gtp-juggalambo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-2002-pontiac-grand-prix-gtp-juggalambo/#comments Tue, 19 May 2015 13:00:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1070418 We had Volkswagen Junkyard Finds all last week, and this week we’re going to have 21st Century Junkyard Finds. To start things off, how about a genuine, numbers-matching, 240-supercharged-horses-havin’ sixth-gen Pontiac Grand Prix? Eric Rood, who lives in Illinois and understands the local culture, dubbed this car the JuggaLambo, because Juggalos— who tend to be […]

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We had Volkswagen Junkyard Finds all last week, and this week we’re going to have 21st Century Junkyard Finds. To start things off, how about a genuine, numbers-matching, 240-supercharged-horses-havin’ sixth-gen Pontiac Grand Prix? Eric Rood, who lives in Illinois and understands the local culture, dubbed this car the JuggaLambo, because Juggalos— who tend to be […]

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Racing Fans Look Forward to Frankenheimer’s Grand Prix Paul Newman’s Winning LeMans With Steve McQueen Ron Howard’s Rush http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/racing-fans-look-forward-to-frankenheimers-grand-prix-paul-newmans-winning-lemans-with-steve-mcqueen-ron-howards-rush/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/racing-fans-look-forward-to-frankenheimers-grand-prix-paul-newmans-winning-lemans-with-steve-mcqueen-ron-howards-rush/#comments Mon, 08 Apr 2013 22:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483986   The people running the low key publicity campaign for director Ron Howard’s upcoming Formula One based film Rush have done their job well, at least as far as car enthusiasts are concerned. Howard’s an A-list and very bankable director with a string of critical and commercial successes so it will be interesting to see […]

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  The people running the low key publicity campaign for director Ron Howard’s upcoming Formula One based film Rush have done their job well, at least as far as car enthusiasts are concerned. Howard’s an A-list and very bankable director with a string of critical and commercial successes so it will be interesting to see […]

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Junkyard Find: 1977 Pontiac Grand Prix http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/junkyard-find-1977-pontiac-grand-prix/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/junkyard-find-1977-pontiac-grand-prix/#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2012 13:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464077 When shopping for personal luxury coupes in the late 1970s, you might have bought the 1977 Mercury Cougar (seen in yesterday’s Junkyard Find), or maybe a Chrysler Cordoba, or perhaps even an AMC Matador Barcelona. If you wanted to go with a General Motors product for your long-hooded, big-on-the-outside/small-on-the-inside coupe, Pontiac had just the car: […]

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When shopping for personal luxury coupes in the late 1970s, you might have bought the 1977 Mercury Cougar (seen in yesterday’s Junkyard Find), or maybe a Chrysler Cordoba, or perhaps even an AMC Matador Barcelona. If you wanted to go with a General Motors product for your long-hooded, big-on-the-outside/small-on-the-inside coupe, Pontiac had just the car: […]

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Junkyard Find: 1998 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/junkyard-find-1998-pontiac-grand-prix-gtp/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/junkyard-find-1998-pontiac-grand-prix-gtp/#comments Wed, 01 Aug 2012 13:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=454982 The General produced quite a few not-so-quick front-drive cars with sporty-looking graphics and spoilers during the 1990s (e.g., the Beretta Z26), but the addition of an Eaton supercharger to the good old Buick V6 engine resulted in some fairly fast 90s machinery. Here’s a Grand Prix that had 240 horsepower at the front wheels during […]

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The General produced quite a few not-so-quick front-drive cars with sporty-looking graphics and spoilers during the 1990s (e.g., the Beretta Z26), but the addition of an Eaton supercharger to the good old Buick V6 engine resulted in some fairly fast 90s machinery. Here’s a Grand Prix that had 240 horsepower at the front wheels during […]

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New Trends In Product Placement: No Cars For Stars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/new-trends-in-product-placement-no-cars-for-stars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/new-trends-in-product-placement-no-cars-for-stars/#comments Sat, 21 Jan 2012 19:17:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=427617 It used to be that car companies would kill to have their cars seen with stars. That seems to be changing if a frightening development in Melbourne is an indicator.  The Melbourne F1 Grand Prix used to attract spectators and sponsors with a celebrity race. The celebs of course did not race their own cars. […]

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It used to be that car companies would kill to have their cars seen with stars. That seems to be changing if a frightening development in Melbourne is an indicator.  The Melbourne F1 Grand Prix used to attract spectators and sponsors with a celebrity race. The celebs of course did not race their own cars. […]

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