The Truth About Cars » Motor Trend http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Motor Trend Urinates on the Heads of Its Readers, Tells Them It’s Raining Apple Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/motor-trend-urinates-on-the-heads-of-its-readers-tells-them-its-raining-apple-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/motor-trend-urinates-on-the-heads-of-its-readers-tells-them-its-raining-apple-cars/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2016 16:35:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1324018 “Motor Trend,” TTAC alum and occasional minor-event organizer Brock Yates once declared, “is for people who move their lips when they read.” Were Yates still with us, he’d likely be somewhat less than surprised at the breakneck pace with which MT is attempting to transform itself into a YouTube video first and a magazine-for-morons second. […]

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“Motor Trend,” TTAC alum and occasional minor-event organizer Brock Yates once declared, “is for people who move their lips when they read.” Were Yates still with us, he’d likely be somewhat less than surprised at the breakneck pace with which MT is attempting to transform itself into a YouTube video first and a magazine-for-morons second. […]

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Mission Inaction: EPA, Volkswagen, and Your Racecar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/mission-inaction-epa-volkswagen-racecar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/mission-inaction-epa-volkswagen-racecar/#comments Mon, 29 Feb 2016 17:00:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1291241 The temperature was already well above average on Friday, September 18 when the Environmental Protection Agency issued Volkswagen a steaming-hot Notice of Violation of the Clean Air Act. The seriousness and accuracy of the allegations are now well known. Emitting up to 40 times the allowable limit of nitrogen oxides is no small infraction, particularly […]

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The temperature was already well above average on Friday, September 18 when the Environmental Protection Agency issued Volkswagen a steaming-hot Notice of Violation of the Clean Air Act. The seriousness and accuracy of the allegations are now well known. Emitting up to 40 times the allowable limit of nitrogen oxides is no small infraction, particularly […]

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SEMA Gives Motor Trend Titty Twister, Evans Cries Uncle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/sema-gives-motor-trend-titty-twister-evans-cries-uncle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/sema-gives-motor-trend-titty-twister-evans-cries-uncle/#comments Sat, 13 Feb 2016 15:29:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1284746 It seems Jalopnik got to this before us. It appears Motor Trend‘s Scott Evans had a long, awkward meeting with his editors and those who control Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) member pursestrings about what constitutes fair coverage regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule clarifications. From Motor Trend: The EPA is not coming for your racecar. The EPA […]

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It seems Jalopnik got to this before us. It appears Motor Trend‘s Scott Evans had a long, awkward meeting with his editors and those who control Specialty Equipment Manufacturers Association (SEMA) member pursestrings about what constitutes fair coverage regarding the Environmental Protection Agency’s rule clarifications. From Motor Trend: The EPA is not coming for your racecar. The EPA […]

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Motor Trend Hits SEMA Hard — Then Changes Its Mind http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/motor-trend-hits-sema-hard-changes-mind/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/motor-trend-hits-sema-hard-changes-mind/#comments Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1284002 If you’re reading this, chances are that you have little to no familiarity with Motor Trend. The audience here at The Truth About Cars, as we all know, is a superbly well-educated and successful group of detail-oriented people from all parts of the (autism) spectrum. The readers of MT, on the other hand, are almost […]

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If you’re reading this, chances are that you have little to no familiarity with Motor Trend. The audience here at The Truth About Cars, as we all know, is a superbly well-educated and successful group of detail-oriented people from all parts of the (autism) spectrum. The readers of MT, on the other hand, are almost […]

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When We Say TTAC Homecoming, We Mean It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/when-we-say-ttac-homecoming-we-mean-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/when-we-say-ttac-homecoming-we-mean-it/#comments Fri, 23 Aug 2013 13:30:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=500606 Long-time TTAC readers will recall that some time ago, I accidentally became embroiled in a Facebook-wall argument with Motor Trend editor (and TTAC alum) Jonny Lieberman. When Jonny’s best friend and boss, Edward Loh, quite sensibly leapt to his defense, I said a lot of mean things that I probably should have just thought quietly […]

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Long-time TTAC readers will recall that some time ago, I accidentally became embroiled in a Facebook-wall argument with Motor Trend editor (and TTAC alum) Jonny Lieberman. When Jonny’s best friend and boss, Edward Loh, quite sensibly leapt to his defense, I said a lot of mean things that I probably should have just thought quietly […]

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Geo Storm EV Mule, The Chevrolet Volt’s Baby Daddy? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/geo-storm-ev-mule-the-chevrolet-volts-baby-daddy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/geo-storm-ev-mule-the-chevrolet-volts-baby-daddy/#comments Thu, 31 May 2012 15:23:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=447010 While on the Infiniti JX launch event, I met a gentleman who now works with Nissan. He had a number of interesting stories about his tenure at GM, and what it was like to work on the EV1 program, as well as the technology that he swears was the forerunner to the Chevrolet Volt. According […]

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While on the Infiniti JX launch event, I met a gentleman who now works with Nissan. He had a number of interesting stories about his tenure at GM, and what it was like to work on the EV1 program, as well as the technology that he swears was the forerunner to the Chevrolet Volt. According […]

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Nissan Horrifies Automotive Media With Lack Of Juke-R Long-Term Testers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/nissan-horrifies-automotive-media-with-lack-of-juke-r-long-term-testers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/nissan-horrifies-automotive-media-with-lack-of-juke-r-long-term-testers/#comments Thu, 03 May 2012 16:14:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=442782 Nissan sent a blow to the automotive press today, with the announcement that none of the upcoming limited production Juke-R crossovers would be allocated for long-term testing. Tom Barnard of Nissan GB made a brief announcement via Twitter stating “Just announced that we’re going to put the Juke R into limited production. No, we won’t […]

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Nissan sent a blow to the automotive press today, with the announcement that none of the upcoming limited production Juke-R crossovers would be allocated for long-term testing. Tom Barnard of Nissan GB made a brief announcement via Twitter stating “Just announced that we’re going to put the Juke R into limited production. No, we won’t […]

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Car of the Year Revisionism, 1995 Edition: If Not the Cirrus, What? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/car-of-the-year-revisionism-1995-edition-if-not-the-cirrus-what/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/car-of-the-year-revisionism-1995-edition-if-not-the-cirrus-what/#comments Fri, 09 Dec 2011 19:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421896 There’s a nice comfortable cushion of years between the present and the 1970 and 1976 Motor Trend Cars of the Year, which gave our discussions about What Might Have Been a certain detachment. Today’s Car of the Year Revisionism discussion, however, takes as its subject a car that’s still with us in large numbers. The […]

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There’s a nice comfortable cushion of years between the present and the 1970 and 1976 Motor Trend Cars of the Year, which gave our discussions about What Might Have Been a certain detachment. Today’s Car of the Year Revisionism discussion, however, takes as its subject a car that’s still with us in large numbers. The […]

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Car of the Year Revisionism, 1976 Edition: If Not the Volaré/Aspen, What? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/car-of-the-year-revisionism-1976-edition-if-not-the-volareaspen-what/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/car-of-the-year-revisionism-1976-edition-if-not-the-volareaspen-what/#comments Thu, 08 Dec 2011 18:30:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421719 We went all 20/20 hindsight on the 1970 Motor Trend COTY choice yesterday, and today we’ll be jumping right into the depths of the Malaise Era for the MT gurus’ 1976 choice: the Dodge Aspen/Plymouth Volaré The Volaré and Aspen were the successors to the successful-but-aging-poorly A-Body compacts, the Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valiant (though […]

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We went all 20/20 hindsight on the 1970 Motor Trend COTY choice yesterday, and today we’ll be jumping right into the depths of the Malaise Era for the MT gurus’ 1976 choice: the Dodge Aspen/Plymouth Volaré The Volaré and Aspen were the successors to the successful-but-aging-poorly A-Body compacts, the Dodge Dart and Plymouth Valiant (though […]

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Car of the Year Revisionism, 1970 Edition: If Not the Torino, What? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/car-of-the-year-revisionism-1970-edition-if-not-the-torino-what/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/car-of-the-year-revisionism-1970-edition-if-not-the-torino-what/#comments Wed, 07 Dec 2011 18:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421709 Having just spent a weekend officiating at a race with one of the perpetrators of the latest Motor Trend Car of the Year choice, I got to thinking about past controversial COTY choices… and what choices we might make today, with the benefit of hindsight. Second-guessing the 1971 and 1983 choices is fish-in-a-barrel stuff (though […]

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Having just spent a weekend officiating at a race with one of the perpetrators of the latest Motor Trend Car of the Year choice, I got to thinking about past controversial COTY choices… and what choices we might make today, with the benefit of hindsight. Second-guessing the 1971 and 1983 choices is fish-in-a-barrel stuff (though […]

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Motor Trend’s Car Of The Year: As Relevant As You’d Expect http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/motor-trends-car-of-the-year-as-relevant-as-youd-expect/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/motor-trends-car-of-the-year-as-relevant-as-youd-expect/#comments Wed, 16 Nov 2011 23:56:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=418762 Motor Trend’s Car of the Year award has been a lightning rod of criticism among automotive gadflies ever since… well, you decide. Corvair? Vega? Mustang II?  Every year, MT picks one “best” car from a market that serves a wide variety of needs, and every year, the autoblogosphere rushes to help the tottering “contest” collapse […]

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Motor Trend’s Car of the Year award has been a lightning rod of criticism among automotive gadflies ever since… well, you decide. Corvair? Vega? Mustang II?  Every year, MT picks one “best” car from a market that serves a wide variety of needs, and every year, the autoblogosphere rushes to help the tottering “contest” collapse […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Totally Unrelated Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-totally-unrelated-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-totally-unrelated-edition/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2009 22:47:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=338851 What’s that you say? Chrysler’s planning on spending $170 per projected vehicle sale on advertising next year? That could be as much as $1.4b! Well, we can’t give the Journey a prize for obvious reasons, but they do have a new Ram out this year… Truck Of The Year it is!

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What’s that you say? Chrysler’s planning on spending $170 per projected vehicle sale on advertising next year? That could be as much as $1.4b! Well, we can’t give the Journey a prize for obvious reasons, but they do have a new Ram out this year… Truck Of The Year it is!

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Ford Fusion Named Motor Trend Car of the Year http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/ford-fusion-named-motor-trend-car-of-the-year/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/ford-fusion-named-motor-trend-car-of-the-year/#comments Tue, 17 Nov 2009 19:42:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=335926 The Ford Fusion is a perfectly competent yet utterly bland vehicle. It’s proof that American firms can compete in the mass-market vanilla sedan segment, but not because it does anything particularly well. Its strength is nothing more than an absence of the glaring issues that kept Detroit out of the Accord/Camry sweepstakes. Which is why […]

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The Ford Fusion is a perfectly competent yet utterly bland vehicle. It’s proof that American firms can compete in the mass-market vanilla sedan segment, but not because it does anything particularly well. Its strength is nothing more than an absence of the glaring issues that kept Detroit out of the Accord/Camry sweepstakes. Which is why […]

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