The Truth About Cars » modifications http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 12:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Craigslist User Wants to Put You in This Yugo Tank http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/craigslist-user-wants-put-yugo-tank/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/craigslist-user-wants-put-yugo-tank/#comments Mon, 04 Apr 2016 18:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1318178 Craigslist can be a great place to waste a few hours browsing oddities or finding your next money pit of a project car. I have a few projects but one of my more nostalgic goals is to find a Yugo to add to my collection. Most examples of the Yugo that pop up online are […]

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Craigslist can be a great place to waste a few hours browsing oddities or finding your next money pit of a project car. I have a few projects but one of my more nostalgic goals is to find a Yugo to add to my collection. Most examples of the Yugo that pop up online are […]

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Ford Wants to be Your War Zone Companion http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ford-wants-war-zone-companion/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/ford-wants-war-zone-companion/#comments Fri, 11 Mar 2016 18:14:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1302049 Sure, most (if not all) cop cars offer protection from boring ol’ pistols and AR-15s. But if you’re looking to drive into a hail of armor-piercing .30-caliber rifle or machine gun fire, Ford’s got your back. The company announced yesterday that its Police Interceptor vehicles will now offer the highest level of ballistic protection among […]

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Sure, most (if not all) cop cars offer protection from boring ol’ pistols and AR-15s. But if you’re looking to drive into a hail of armor-piercing .30-caliber rifle or machine gun fire, Ford’s got your back. The company announced yesterday that its Police Interceptor vehicles will now offer the highest level of ballistic protection among […]

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Bipartisan Bill Aims to Kill EPA Racecar Regulation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/bipartisan-bill-aims-kill-epa-racecar-regulation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/bipartisan-bill-aims-kill-epa-racecar-regulation/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 19:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1299721 Attention, racecar enthusiasts: Your Congressional representatives are looking out for you! Normally, this phrase would be met with suspicion and outright fear, but for those fighting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulation on racecar conversions, it’s the best news they’ve had in weeks. A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress would protect the track-only use of […]

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Attention, racecar enthusiasts: Your Congressional representatives are looking out for you! Normally, this phrase would be met with suspicion and outright fear, but for those fighting the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed regulation on racecar conversions, it’s the best news they’ve had in weeks. A bipartisan bill introduced in Congress would protect the track-only use of […]

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Saturn on the Down Low, a Progress Report http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/saturn-low-progress-report/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/12/saturn-low-progress-report/#comments Sun, 21 Dec 2014 15:26:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=963042 It’s taken a while to get started on the project to make my daily driver Saturn SL1 into a better handling car. I had the parts but it took a few weeks to be able to get the work scheduled at a shop that was willing to install my own components. Now that the work […]

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It’s taken a while to get started on the project to make my daily driver Saturn SL1 into a better handling car. I had the parts but it took a few weeks to be able to get the work scheduled at a shop that was willing to install my own components. Now that the work […]

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Taking The Plunge, A Modest Lowering of and Expectations http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/taking-plunge-modest-lowering-expectations/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/taking-plunge-modest-lowering-expectations/#comments Sun, 02 Nov 2014 14:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=939065 Just about all of my daily drivers have been stock, more or less. I did some engine, transmission and overdrive swaps on Volvos back in the 1980s, but everything was factory, if not on that particular vehicle when it left Goteborg. Also, there was a 1972 VW bus for which I built a high-performance Beetle […]

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Just about all of my daily drivers have been stock, more or less. I did some engine, transmission and overdrive swaps on Volvos back in the 1980s, but everything was factory, if not on that particular vehicle when it left Goteborg. Also, there was a 1972 VW bus for which I built a high-performance Beetle […]

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TTAC Author Gets Schooled: Tries Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/ttac-author-gets-schooled-tries-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/ttac-author-gets-schooled-tries-again/#comments Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:47:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=651306 Earlier this week I wrote a little article about the SEMA show and those weird little auto add-ons that so many people choose to stick all over their otherwise decent looking rides. In it, I contrasted performance add-ons with “auto accessories” and tried to poke a little fun at those plastic chrome doo-dads and the […]

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Earlier this week I wrote a little article about the SEMA show and those weird little auto add-ons that so many people choose to stick all over their otherwise decent looking rides. In it, I contrasted performance add-ons with “auto accessories” and tried to poke a little fun at those plastic chrome doo-dads and the […]

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New or Used: Wagon + Stick = Trouble? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/new-or-used-wagon-stick-trouble/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/new-or-used-wagon-stick-trouble/#comments Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:32:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=425712   Aaron writes: Hi! I’ll try to be concise. I have a 2003 A4 manual sedan with 78K. I wanted a wagon but couldn’t find one and was in a hurry for wheels. Well, now I found one: 2003, manual, 107K. It’s at a dealer lot. Plus it’s got some desirable performance modifications, including exhaust. […]

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  Aaron writes: Hi! I’ll try to be concise. I have a 2003 A4 manual sedan with 78K. I wanted a wagon but couldn’t find one and was in a hurry for wheels. Well, now I found one: 2003, manual, 107K. It’s at a dealer lot. Plus it’s got some desirable performance modifications, including exhaust. […]

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