The Truth About Cars » K-car 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 » K-car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com TTAC Forum ReCrap: Corvairs, Jeeps, and Italians – Oh My! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/ttac-forum-recrap-corvairs-jeeps-italians-oh/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/ttac-forum-recrap-corvairs-jeeps-italians-oh/#comments Fri, 04 Sep 2015 15:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1160474 This week on the TTAC forum, we’ve had a few interesting rides on the Classic and Collector subsection. Not just the stuff I’ve posted, either, as our own Ronnie Schreiber posted a very cool vintage truck he had photographed. This weekly feature isn’t just for TTAC writers, either. I’d love nothing more than to wake […]

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This week on the TTAC forum, we’ve had a few interesting rides on the Classic and Collector subsection. Not just the stuff I’ve posted, either, as our own Ronnie Schreiber posted a very cool vintage truck he had photographed. This weekly feature isn’t just for TTAC writers, either. I’d love nothing more than to wake […]

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While You Were Sleeping: The K-Car Alphabet, Oil Prices Falling and Belarus Has a New Parade Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/sleeping-k-car-alphabet-oil-prices-falling-belarus-new-parade-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/sleeping-k-car-alphabet-oil-prices-falling-belarus-new-parade-car/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 10:53:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1065586 Chrysler has built a lot of cars atop the K platform. BangShift has put together a handy guide to figure them all out. Is danger lurking in junkyards? (Automotive News) “American Honda estimates that more than 24,000 recalled airbag modules made by Takata are scattered among thousands of salvage yards and auto recyclers across the country.” Oil […]

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Chrysler has built a lot of cars atop the K platform. BangShift has put together a handy guide to figure them all out. Is danger lurking in junkyards? (Automotive News) “American Honda estimates that more than 24,000 recalled airbag modules made by Takata are scattered among thousands of salvage yards and auto recyclers across the country.” Oil […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Plymouth Caravelle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-1987-plymouth-caravelle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/junkyard-find-1987-plymouth-caravelle/#comments Thu, 07 May 2015 11:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1063130 The alphabet soup of platforms that Chrysler based on the K-car during the 1980s and 1990s gets a little overwhelming to sort out. The “extended” K-car chassis was known as the E Platform and included the Dodge 600 (we’ve seen one in this series), the Chrysler E-Class (we’ve seen one of those as well) and […]

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The alphabet soup of platforms that Chrysler based on the K-car during the 1980s and 1990s gets a little overwhelming to sort out. The “extended” K-car chassis was known as the E Platform and included the Dodge 600 (we’ve seen one in this series), the Chrysler E-Class (we’ve seen one of those as well) and […]

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Junkyard Find: 1986 Dodge Aries K http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1986-dodge-aries-k/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/junkyard-find-1986-dodge-aries-k/#comments Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=764217 The quantities of true Chrysler K-Cars in high-turnover self-service wrecking yards have been declining a bit in recent years, though I still see enough of them that I choose only the most interesting to photograph for this series. So far we’ve seen this “Hemi 2.6″ ’81 Dodge Aries wagon, this ’83 Dodge Aries sedan, this […]

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The quantities of true Chrysler K-Cars in high-turnover self-service wrecking yards have been declining a bit in recent years, though I still see enough of them that I choose only the most interesting to photograph for this series. So far we’ve seen this “Hemi 2.6″ ’81 Dodge Aries wagon, this ’83 Dodge Aries sedan, this […]

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Junkyard Find: 1992 Chrysler Imperial http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1992-chrysler-imperial/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/junkyard-find-1992-chrysler-imperial/#comments Sat, 22 Jun 2013 13:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=492945 The most luxurious member of all the extended Chrysler K-Car family had to have been the K-based (actually Y-based, the Y being yet another variety of stretched K chassis) 1990-1993 Imperial. We’ve seen some serious Whorehouse Red interiors in this series— this ’80 Skylark, for example, or this ’83 Pulsar, or this 1993 Dynasty— but […]

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The most luxurious member of all the extended Chrysler K-Car family had to have been the K-based (actually Y-based, the Y being yet another variety of stretched K chassis) 1990-1993 Imperial. We’ve seen some serious Whorehouse Red interiors in this series— this ’80 Skylark, for example, or this ’83 Pulsar, or this 1993 Dynasty— but […]

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Junkyard Find: 1993 Dodge Shadow ES http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-1993-dodge-shadow-es/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/12/junkyard-find-1993-dodge-shadow-es/#comments Sat, 15 Dec 2012 18:35:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=470226 We often forget about the P-body version of Chrysler’s mainstay-for-15-years K platform, though Shadows and Sundances once roamed North American highways in huge numbers. I still see plenty of completely trashed Ps in self-service wrecking yards— for example, this ’91 Shadow, this ’92 Sundance, and this super-rare Sundance America— but it takes something special to […]

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We often forget about the P-body version of Chrysler’s mainstay-for-15-years K platform, though Shadows and Sundances once roamed North American highways in huge numbers. I still see plenty of completely trashed Ps in self-service wrecking yards— for example, this ’91 Shadow, this ’92 Sundance, and this super-rare Sundance America— but it takes something special to […]

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Junkyard Find: 1983 Dodge Aries http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1983-dodge-aries/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/junkyard-find-1983-dodge-aries/#comments Thu, 23 Feb 2012 14:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=431937 So, after Chrysler got those government-backed loans that saved the company in 1979— take note, members of the Iacocca Jihad, that I am not calling those loans a bailout (even though Uncle Sam would have been forced to cover them if Chrysler had failed), and thus you may rest easy that this writer is not […]

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So, after Chrysler got those government-backed loans that saved the company in 1979— take note, members of the Iacocca Jihad, that I am not calling those loans a bailout (even though Uncle Sam would have been forced to cover them if Chrysler had failed), and thus you may rest easy that this writer is not […]

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Junkyard Find: 1993 Dodge Dynasty http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1993-dodge-dynasty/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/junkyard-find-1993-dodge-dynasty/#comments Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=426787 The TV show Dynasty was long gone by 1993, but Chrysler kept the glamorous Dynasty name on their C-Body cars (the 114th variation of the K platform) until 1993. The Dynasty is one of those cars Chrysler wishes we’d all forget (right down there with the Diplomat-based LeBaron), and thus it seems historically significant when […]

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The TV show Dynasty was long gone by 1993, but Chrysler kept the glamorous Dynasty name on their C-Body cars (the 114th variation of the K platform) until 1993. The Dynasty is one of those cars Chrysler wishes we’d all forget (right down there with the Diplomat-based LeBaron), and thus it seems historically significant when […]

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Mystery Car: Quick, What the Hell Is It? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/mystery-car-quick-what-the-hell-is-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/mystery-car-quick-what-the-hell-is-it/#comments Tue, 13 Sep 2011 13:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411049 I usually limit my cars-in-the-wild photography to street-parked machinery, but I had to make an exception for this fine motor vehicle that I spotted in a Denver parking lot. I’m pretty sure I’m seeing Chrysler K-platform ancestry here, but… words fail me. Quite a bit of labor-intensive customization has gone into this machine, and I […]

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I usually limit my cars-in-the-wild photography to street-parked machinery, but I had to make an exception for this fine motor vehicle that I spotted in a Denver parking lot. I’m pretty sure I’m seeing Chrysler K-platform ancestry here, but… words fail me. Quite a bit of labor-intensive customization has gone into this machine, and I […]

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Adventures In Used Car Sales, Recession Edition: Get In Here! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/adventures-in-used-car-sales-recession-edition-get-in-here/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/adventures-in-used-car-sales-recession-edition-get-in-here/#comments Wed, 24 Aug 2011 18:30:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=408530 Way back in 2008, I created the Nice Price or Crack Pipe? series for Jalopnik, kicking things off with— of course— a $12,500 Chrysler TC By Maserati. NCOCP was a way for me to do something with car ads that didn’t quite work for my Project Car Hell series, and it has remained a Jalopnik […]

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Way back in 2008, I created the Nice Price or Crack Pipe? series for Jalopnik, kicking things off with— of course— a $12,500 Chrysler TC By Maserati. NCOCP was a way for me to do something with car ads that didn’t quite work for my Project Car Hell series, and it has remained a Jalopnik […]

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Junkyard Find: 1987 Dodge Daytona Shelby Z http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/junkyard-find-1987-dodge-daytona-shelby-z/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/junkyard-find-1987-dodge-daytona-shelby-z/#comments Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=393192 174 horsepower in a 2,812-pound car was pretty good for 1987, and Carroll Shelby’s name on the decklid and doors ought to mean something… yet nobody seems to love the Daytona Shelby Z today. Witness this ’87, now moldering in a Denver self-service wrecking yard. At $12,749 (about 25 grand in 2011 dollars), the Shelby […]

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174 horsepower in a 2,812-pound car was pretty good for 1987, and Carroll Shelby’s name on the decklid and doors ought to mean something… yet nobody seems to love the Daytona Shelby Z today. Witness this ’87, now moldering in a Denver self-service wrecking yard. At $12,749 (about 25 grand in 2011 dollars), the Shelby […]

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How To Be An Automotive Journalist, Part III: Pathetic “Platform” Prose http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/how-to-be-an-automotive-journalist-part-iii-pathetic-platform-prose/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/how-to-be-an-automotive-journalist-part-iii-pathetic-platform-prose/#comments Mon, 27 Sep 2010 14:40:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=366883 There are times I really wish I had half the brains, knowledge, and skill of the average print-rag journo. Today is one of those times. You see, in my not-so-spare time, my race team and I have designed a lower control-arm brace for the first-generation Neon. It’s a neat thing, looks very industrial. I’m making […]

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There are times I really wish I had half the brains, knowledge, and skill of the average print-rag journo. Today is one of those times. You see, in my not-so-spare time, my race team and I have designed a lower control-arm brace for the first-generation Neon. It’s a neat thing, looks very industrial. I’m making […]

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Curbside Classic: 1983 Dodge Aries (Original K-Car) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/curbside-classic-1983-dodge-aries-original-k-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/curbside-classic-1983-dodge-aries-original-k-car/#comments Thu, 19 Aug 2010 16:55:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363237 Suddenly it’s 1960 (again)! Well no, not that 1960. How about this one, the (more) real 1960? Yes, history repeats itself, and every so often, Detroit was forced out of its  delusional slumber and denial to face the music that always seemed to grate on its ears: small cars. In response to a growing avalanche […]

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Suddenly it’s 1960 (again)! Well no, not that 1960. How about this one, the (more) real 1960? Yes, history repeats itself, and every so often, Detroit was forced out of its  delusional slumber and denial to face the music that always seemed to grate on its ears: small cars. In response to a growing avalanche […]

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