The Truth About Cars » hardtop 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 LIVE: Watch Mazda’s Pre-NYIAS Reveal Here at 7:25 PM ET http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/live-watch-mazdas-pre-nyias-reveal-here-at-725-pm-et/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/live-watch-mazdas-pre-nyias-reveal-here-at-725-pm-et/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 23:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308514 What’s Mazda going to show tonight in New York City? So far, the Japanese purveyor of droptop fun has been mum on details, but all hints point to a hardtop version of the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata. Will it be a targa (a la Honda Civic del Sol) with a removable panel that can be stored in […]

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What’s Mazda going to show tonight in New York City? So far, the Japanese purveyor of droptop fun has been mum on details, but all hints point to a hardtop version of the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata. Will it be a targa (a la Honda Civic del Sol) with a removable panel that can be stored in […]

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Small Screen, Big Car: The Hawaii Five-O Mercury Marquis and the Supernatural Impala http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/small-screen-big-car-hawaii-five-o-mercury-marquis-supernatural-impala/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/small-screen-big-car-hawaii-five-o-mercury-marquis-supernatural-impala/#comments Thu, 18 Jun 2015 17:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1083865 Smoke and mirrors – but sometimes also steel. In the odd world of movies and television, things are not always what they seem: the fake blower on the Mad Max Pursuit Special, the digital tire smoke from the Merc’ 6.9 in Ronin. It’s always a bit disappointing when you meet a hero car to learn […]

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Smoke and mirrors – but sometimes also steel. In the odd world of movies and television, things are not always what they seem: the fake blower on the Mad Max Pursuit Special, the digital tire smoke from the Merc’ 6.9 in Ronin. It’s always a bit disappointing when you meet a hero car to learn […]

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Review: 2012 Mercedes SLK350 Convertible http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/review-2012-mercedes-slk350-convertible-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/review-2012-mercedes-slk350-convertible-2/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:28:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=427200 Luxury roadsters have always been niche vehicles. With the economic implosion over the last decade, that niche has become even smaller. Last year the Mercedes SLK and BMW Z4 each sold less than 3,500 units on our shores, down from over 10,000 each back in 2006 and Canadian sales are roughly a tenth of that. […]

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Luxury roadsters have always been niche vehicles. With the economic implosion over the last decade, that niche has become even smaller. Last year the Mercedes SLK and BMW Z4 each sold less than 3,500 units on our shores, down from over 10,000 each back in 2006 and Canadian sales are roughly a tenth of that. […]

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Junkyard Find: 1969 Ford LTD Four-Door Hardtop http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/junkyard-find-1969-ford-ltd-four-door-hardtop/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/junkyard-find-1969-ford-ltd-four-door-hardtop/#comments Fri, 11 Nov 2011 14:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417721 You don’t see a lot of intact 60s Detroit cars in the junkyards of Denver, where I now live. When I return to my old haunts in the San Francisco Bay Area, as I did last month, I find that a steady trickle of these old survivors still flows into the self-serve yards. Here’s a […]

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You don’t see a lot of intact 60s Detroit cars in the junkyards of Denver, where I now live. When I return to my old haunts in the San Francisco Bay Area, as I did last month, I find that a steady trickle of these old survivors still flows into the self-serve yards. Here’s a […]

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Piston Slap: A Panther Lover is a Folding Hardtop Lover http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/piston-slap-a-panther-lover-is-a-folding-hardtop-lover/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/05/piston-slap-a-panther-lover-is-a-folding-hardtop-lover/#comments Mon, 23 May 2011 20:17:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=395781 Frank A. writes: It’s been a while since you advised me on Town Car engine cleaning.  I’ve still got the TC, but I’ve got an itch to add something less practical to the fleet–a retractable hardtop.  Probably anybody who is old enough to have been frightened by a Ford Skyliner as a child has had […]

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Frank A. writes: It’s been a while since you advised me on Town Car engine cleaning.  I’ve still got the TC, but I’ve got an itch to add something less practical to the fleet–a retractable hardtop.  Probably anybody who is old enough to have been frightened by a Ford Skyliner as a child has had […]

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