The Truth About Cars » money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 07 Feb 2016 18:00:45 +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 » money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Giving Thanks: Money Isn’t Everything: What an $8,500 Porsche 996 Really Costs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/giving-thanks-money-isnt-everything-what-an-8500-porsche-996-really-costs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/giving-thanks-money-isnt-everything-what-an-8500-porsche-996-really-costs/#comments Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:00:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1230025 Editor’s note: Some of you loved it. Some of you loved to hate it. Yoav’s story about his brief affair with a Porsche 996 was read far and wide by our own B&B and many in the Porsche community. It originally ran July 30th, 2015. I really should get Yoav back on TTAC. About two […]

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Editor’s note: Some of you loved it. Some of you loved to hate it. Yoav’s story about his brief affair with a Porsche 996 was read far and wide by our own B&B and many in the Porsche community. It originally ran July 30th, 2015. I really should get Yoav back on TTAC. About two […]

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Volkswagen Spends Its Money On The Wrong Things http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-spends-its-money-on-the-wrong-things/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/volkswagen-spends-its-money-on-the-wrong-things/#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2015 15:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1192314 There has been a lot of coverage recently devoted to that scandal where Volkswagen revealed that its vehicles have been polluting like a chemical company that dumps out its waste in poor neighborhoods late at night. But this scandal seems to have taken our eye off the Volkswagen ball. I say this because the whole “cheating on diesel” thing […]

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There has been a lot of coverage recently devoted to that scandal where Volkswagen revealed that its vehicles have been polluting like a chemical company that dumps out its waste in poor neighborhoods late at night. But this scandal seems to have taken our eye off the Volkswagen ball. I say this because the whole “cheating on diesel” thing […]

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Money Isn’t Everything: What an $8,500 Porsche 996 Really Costs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/money-isnt-everything-what-an-8500-porsche-996-really-costs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/money-isnt-everything-what-an-8500-porsche-996-really-costs/#comments Thu, 30 Jul 2015 15:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1129177 About two months ago, I purchased my fourth new-to-me car in as many years — and I still had two of the previous three. Of those three, one was purchased for adventure (a 1977 Porsche 911S that I drove cross-country and back nine days after purchasing it), one because of nostalgia (a Honda S2000, I […]

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About two months ago, I purchased my fourth new-to-me car in as many years — and I still had two of the previous three. Of those three, one was purchased for adventure (a 1977 Porsche 911S that I drove cross-country and back nine days after purchasing it), one because of nostalgia (a Honda S2000, I […]

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No Fixed Abode: Fruit Flies Of The Marketplace http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/no-fixed-abode-fruit-flies-marketplace/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/no-fixed-abode-fruit-flies-marketplace/#comments Fri, 01 May 2015 11:30:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1054169 I don’t know what you’re doing with your weekend, but I’m spending mine driving a Prius from the Midwest to the East Coast. Next week I’ll tell you all about my experience with the car, but I’ll say this: it hasn’t been what I expected. Not that my opinion on the subject matters to Toyota; […]

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I don’t know what you’re doing with your weekend, but I’m spending mine driving a Prius from the Midwest to the East Coast. Next week I’ll tell you all about my experience with the car, but I’ll say this: it hasn’t been what I expected. Not that my opinion on the subject matters to Toyota; […]

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Piston Slap: The Butterfly Effect http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/piston-slap-the-butterfly-effect/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/01/piston-slap-the-butterfly-effect/#comments Wed, 09 Jan 2013 12:44:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472504 Earl writes: Hi Sajeev, here’s a question for you and the best and brightest here. ”How might your life have been different had you bought a particular car?” As for me, it was a Toyota MR2 Supercharged that I let slide for a 91 Pontiac Sunbird (really!). I was driving a 78 Malibu at the […]

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Earl writes: Hi Sajeev, here’s a question for you and the best and brightest here. ”How might your life have been different had you bought a particular car?” As for me, it was a Toyota MR2 Supercharged that I let slide for a 91 Pontiac Sunbird (really!). I was driving a 78 Malibu at the […]

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Lotus Owes Suppliers Nearly $37 Million http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/lotus-owes-suppliers-nearly-37-million/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/lotus-owes-suppliers-nearly-37-million/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2012 17:55:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463241 A report in The Independent revealed that Lotus owes supplies nearly $37 million and has even asked for tax payment deferments to help manage its cash flow. The Independent paints a picture of parent company DRB-Hicom having to clean up the mess left by the former management team employed by Lotus. “DRB-Hicom, the owner of the […]

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A report in The Independent revealed that Lotus owes supplies nearly $37 million and has even asked for tax payment deferments to help manage its cash flow. The Independent paints a picture of parent company DRB-Hicom having to clean up the mess left by the former management team employed by Lotus. “DRB-Hicom, the owner of the […]

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Fiat Waits For Government Money. Serbia Says It Will Pay Next Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/fiat-waits-for-government-money-serbia-says-it-will-pay-next-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/fiat-waits-for-government-money-serbia-says-it-will-pay-next-year/#comments Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:13:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458298 The U.S. government may have to wait a little more until it sees the money it has sunk into GM. The reverse is true in Serbia. There, Fiat has to wait a little longer for the money owed by the Serbian government. Serbia owns 33 percent of a 1 billion euro joint venture with Fiat […]

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The U.S. government may have to wait a little more until it sees the money it has sunk into GM. The reverse is true in Serbia. There, Fiat has to wait a little longer for the money owed by the Serbian government. Serbia owns 33 percent of a 1 billion euro joint venture with Fiat […]

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Nissan do Brasil Throws Money Away http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/nissan-do-brasil-throws-money-away/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/11/nissan-do-brasil-throws-money-away/#comments Mon, 22 Nov 2010 08:45:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=373832 Have you ever wondered what would happen if a man went out in the streets, throwing money in the air? Handing money out to passer-bys? Well Nissan decided to find out and hired an actor to do just that. It has created quite a ruckus! In more ways than one … The new more assertive […]

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Have you ever wondered what would happen if a man went out in the streets, throwing money in the air? Handing money out to passer-bys? Well Nissan decided to find out and hired an actor to do just that. It has created quite a ruckus! In more ways than one … The new more assertive […]

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The People Vs The People’s Car Company http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/the-people-vs-the-people%e2%80%99s-car-company/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/the-people-vs-the-people%e2%80%99s-car-company/#comments Thu, 02 Sep 2010 09:34:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=364490 The Automotive World reports that Ford has agreed to a settlement with non-union employees and retirees who incurred stock losses. The plaintiffs brought the suit against FoMoCo because they lost billions of dollars investing their 401k’s into Ford during 2000-2006; a period when Ford’s stock price plummeted. The plaintiffs argue that Ford should not have […]

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The Automotive World reports that Ford has agreed to a settlement with non-union employees and retirees who incurred stock losses. The plaintiffs brought the suit against FoMoCo because they lost billions of dollars investing their 401k’s into Ford during 2000-2006; a period when Ford’s stock price plummeted. The plaintiffs argue that Ford should not have […]

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Mulally, As In Moolah http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/mulally-as-in-moolah/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/mulally-as-in-moolah/#comments Sun, 27 Jun 2010 08:09:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359605 As much as it pains me to admit it, Ford is a company to be admired. When bailouts were handed around like doobies in the Summer of Love, they didn’t partake (argue that point amongst yourselves, but you know what I mean). Their cars are interesting (to say the least) and their reliability is now […]

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As much as it pains me to admit it, Ford is a company to be admired. When bailouts were handed around like doobies in the Summer of Love, they didn’t partake (argue that point amongst yourselves, but you know what I mean). Their cars are interesting (to say the least) and their reliability is now […]

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GM Makes Cash-Infusion To Opel. Kindof http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/gm-makes-cash-infusion-to-opel-kindof/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/gm-makes-cash-infusion-to-opel-kindof/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2010 18:05:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341955 GM sent Opel “an additional $930m in temporary aid until more permanent financing can be found” (good luck with that,) GM disclosed in a filing with the SEC. The total financing GM has provided to Opel now stands at $1.83 b, writes the DetN. It’s not that GM sent the money out of the kindness […]

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GM sent Opel “an additional $930m in temporary aid until more permanent financing can be found” (good luck with that,) GM disclosed in a filing with the SEC. The total financing GM has provided to Opel now stands at $1.83 b, writes the DetN. It’s not that GM sent the money out of the kindness […]

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Porsche To Magna: Take The Money And Run http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/porsche-to-magna-take-the-money-and-run/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/porsche-to-magna-take-the-money-and-run/#comments Sat, 19 Dec 2009 09:13:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339681 Last year, Porsche gave Magna an eight-year contract to build the Cayman and Boxster models from 2012 on. Then Porsche went to Volkswagen. Then Opel came. VW was miffed and said “us or Opel.” When Magna’s Opel deal went poof, VW said Magna can come home, all is forgiven. Apparently not quite. Volkswagen (or Porsche, […]

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Last year, Porsche gave Magna an eight-year contract to build the Cayman and Boxster models from 2012 on. Then Porsche went to Volkswagen. Then Opel came. VW was miffed and said “us or Opel.” When Magna’s Opel deal went poof, VW said Magna can come home, all is forgiven. Apparently not quite. Volkswagen (or Porsche, […]

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