The Truth About Cars » News http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:30:11 +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 » News http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com TTAC News Roundup: Merry Boozy Christmas; Subaru Can’t Make ’em Fast Enough; Nevada’s Playing With House Money http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-roundup-merry-boozy-christmas-subaru-cant-make-em-fast-enough-nevadas-playing-house-money/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/ttac-news-roundup-merry-boozy-christmas-subaru-cant-make-em-fast-enough-nevadas-playing-house-money/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 17:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248121 You’ve made some bad decisions at the holiday office Christmas party. We’ve all done it. Don’t compound it by using a (probably inaccurate) free breathalyzer that you picked up at a Honda dealer instead of a cab ride. That, and Subaru is turning production up to “11,” Hyundai was hit hard in China and Nevada’s rolling […]

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You’ve made some bad decisions at the holiday office Christmas party. We’ve all done it. Don’t compound it by using a (probably inaccurate) free breathalyzer that you picked up at a Honda dealer instead of a cab ride. That, and Subaru is turning production up to “11,” Hyundai was hit hard in China and Nevada’s rolling […]

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While You Were Sleeping, July 2, 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/while-you-were-sleeping-july-2-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/while-you-were-sleeping-july-2-2014/#comments Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:36:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=857529 We apologize for the late start. Now, without further delay. VW will launch an all-new Passat on Thursday. But with the “middle” of Europe’s car market being squeezed by both premium and low-cost brands – and the large sedan segment sufferingly acutely from small sales – the Passat’s launch looks to be difficult. Nissan will […]

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We apologize for the late start. Now, without further delay. VW will launch an all-new Passat on Thursday. But with the “middle” of Europe’s car market being squeezed by both premium and low-cost brands – and the large sedan segment sufferingly acutely from small sales – the Passat’s launch looks to be difficult. Nissan will […]

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Chicago 2014: S60 & V60 Polestar Performance Models http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/chicago-2014-s60-v60-polestar-performance-models/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/chicago-2014-s60-v60-polestar-performance-models/#comments Thu, 06 Feb 2014 22:04:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=735441 Two new, performance-oriented Volvo models made their North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Billed as the S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar, the bespoke aerodynamic pieces set them apart from your parents’ V60 or S60. Handling is further improved by a combination of high-performance shock absorbers and stiffer springs. Tucked neatly behind the Polestar […]

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Two new, performance-oriented Volvo models made their North American debut at the Chicago Auto Show. Billed as the S60 Polestar and V60 Polestar, the bespoke aerodynamic pieces set them apart from your parents’ V60 or S60. Handling is further improved by a combination of high-performance shock absorbers and stiffer springs. Tucked neatly behind the Polestar […]

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Frankfurt Motor Show: A Look Back http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/frankfurt-motor-show-a-look-back/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/frankfurt-motor-show-a-look-back/#comments Fri, 13 Sep 2013 17:36:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=517673 Well, folks, the time has come: another Frankfurt Motor Show is in the books. Of course, by “Frankfurt Motor Show,” what I really mean is “Frankfurt Motor Show press days.” This is all us journalists care about, and by “us journalists” what I really mean is a bunch of well-paid professional writers and also me. […]

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Well, folks, the time has come: another Frankfurt Motor Show is in the books. Of course, by “Frankfurt Motor Show,” what I really mean is “Frankfurt Motor Show press days.” This is all us journalists care about, and by “us journalists” what I really mean is a bunch of well-paid professional writers and also me. […]

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Read between the lines: Volvo’s 8-speed automatic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/read-between-the-lines-volvos-8-speed-automatic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/read-between-the-lines-volvos-8-speed-automatic/#comments Wed, 10 Apr 2013 19:40:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=484240 What do the Volvo XC60 and Lexus RX F-Sport have in common? Not much. Yet. Today’s vehicles aren’t just built on “modular” platforms, sharing parts with other vehicles from the same manufacturer, they are also “parts bin creations.” You’ll find the same power mirror switch in a Chevy, Jeep, Peugeot, Citroën, Lancia, Lincon and many […]

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What do the Volvo XC60 and Lexus RX F-Sport have in common? Not much. Yet. Today’s vehicles aren’t just built on “modular” platforms, sharing parts with other vehicles from the same manufacturer, they are also “parts bin creations.” You’ll find the same power mirror switch in a Chevy, Jeep, Peugeot, Citroën, Lancia, Lincon and many […]

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Chicago Auto Show: 2014 RAM ProMaster Cargo Van http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/chicago-auto-show-2014-ram-promaster-cargo-van/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/chicago-auto-show-2014-ram-promaster-cargo-van/#comments Thu, 07 Feb 2013 20:26:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=476806   Car guys with a commercial leaning seem to usually wax poetic about the old Dodge Ram vans. Chrysler’s four speed automatic transmission may not have been the most reliable cog-swapper ever built, but the 318 engine will run forever. Chrysler gave up on the van market in the middle of the last decade to […]

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  Car guys with a commercial leaning seem to usually wax poetic about the old Dodge Ram vans. Chrysler’s four speed automatic transmission may not have been the most reliable cog-swapper ever built, but the 318 engine will run forever. Chrysler gave up on the van market in the middle of the last decade to […]

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No, Jeep Is Not Shifting Production From Toledo To China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/no-jeep-is-not-shifting-production-from-toledo-to-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/no-jeep-is-not-shifting-production-from-toledo-to-china/#comments Mon, 29 Oct 2012 12:00:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465209 Poor reporting by unscrupulous bloggers is nothing new – there’s even a book about it. We try and stay above the fray and simply write accurately the first time around. But a story regarding Jeep and Chinese production has been making the rounds with such speed that TTAC readers have been emailing us for clarification. […]

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Poor reporting by unscrupulous bloggers is nothing new – there’s even a book about it. We try and stay above the fray and simply write accurately the first time around. But a story regarding Jeep and Chinese production has been making the rounds with such speed that TTAC readers have been emailing us for clarification. […]

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The Truth About Tesla’s Charging Stations http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/the-truth-about-teslas-charging-stations/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/the-truth-about-teslas-charging-stations/#comments Tue, 25 Sep 2012 16:52:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451848 Tesla has officially launched their long-awaited “Supercharging” network last night to a star-studded crowd in Southern California. (We assume it was star-studded since our invitation got lost in the mail.) The EV network promises to enable Model S and Model X owners to charge 150 miles of range in 30 minutes. What about your Roadster? […]

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Tesla has officially launched their long-awaited “Supercharging” network last night to a star-studded crowd in Southern California. (We assume it was star-studded since our invitation got lost in the mail.) The EV network promises to enable Model S and Model X owners to charge 150 miles of range in 30 minutes. What about your Roadster? […]

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LA Auto Show: The Undercovered Bits http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/la-auto-show-the-undercovered-bits/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/la-auto-show-the-undercovered-bits/#comments Sat, 19 Nov 2011 17:23:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=419276 You’ve no doubt read Alex’s coverage of the Cadillac XTS, Mazda CX-5 and others on TTAC all day, but there’s a lot that goes on at auto shows besides just new car introductions. I’m here to fill in the gaps. Best Concept: Volvo Concept You Volvo’s Concept You looked just as sleek and stunning on […]

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You’ve no doubt read Alex’s coverage of the Cadillac XTS, Mazda CX-5 and others on TTAC all day, but there’s a lot that goes on at auto shows besides just new car introductions. I’m here to fill in the gaps. Best Concept: Volvo Concept You Volvo’s Concept You looked just as sleek and stunning on […]

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Hammer Time: Some Buy Cars, Others Buy Names http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/hammer-time-some-buy-cars-others-buy-names/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/hammer-time-some-buy-cars-others-buy-names/#comments Thu, 10 Nov 2011 16:45:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=417671 October and the first half of November have historically been a great time for dealers to buy cars on the cheap. There are no spending holidays. No Christmas or end of the year bonuses. No tax refunds. Not even a hint of federal legislation that may push old beaters onto the ‘cheap’ side of the […]

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October and the first half of November have historically been a great time for dealers to buy cars on the cheap. There are no spending holidays. No Christmas or end of the year bonuses. No tax refunds. Not even a hint of federal legislation that may push old beaters onto the ‘cheap’ side of the […]

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Why Is Google Paying Websites To Rip Me Off? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/why-is-google-paying-websites-to-rip-me-off/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/why-is-google-paying-websites-to-rip-me-off/#comments Sat, 15 Oct 2011 19:38:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414858 Here’s a simple truth. Virtually everything that I write online about cars gets ripped off. Whether I publish it here, at Cars In Depth, over at The Truth About Cars, or Left Lane News, I can go to sleep at night safe in the knowledge that I’m getting ripped off by other websites, usually single […]

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Here’s a simple truth. Virtually everything that I write online about cars gets ripped off. Whether I publish it here, at Cars In Depth, over at The Truth About Cars, or Left Lane News, I can go to sleep at night safe in the knowledge that I’m getting ripped off by other websites, usually single […]

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Bob Lutz Myth #11: Lutz Hates Car Design Clinics http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/bob-lutz-myth-11-lutz-hates-car-design-clinics/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/09/bob-lutz-myth-11-lutz-hates-car-design-clinics/#comments Tue, 20 Sep 2011 15:30:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=411874 Ed’s outstanding editorial largely disproved ten widely believed myths about Bob Lutz based on their candid interview. But my favorite Lutz myth apparently didn’t pop up in their wide-ranging discussion: that Lutz believes in designing cars from the gut, and opposes testing potential designs with representative car buyers in clinics. You’ll often read that boring, […]

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Ed’s outstanding editorial largely disproved ten widely believed myths about Bob Lutz based on their candid interview. But my favorite Lutz myth apparently didn’t pop up in their wide-ranging discussion: that Lutz believes in designing cars from the gut, and opposes testing potential designs with representative car buyers in clinics. You’ll often read that boring, […]

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Can Somebody Steal Your Car By Calling It On The Phone? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/can-somebody-steal-your-car-by-calling-it-on-the-phone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/can-somebody-steal-your-car-by-calling-it-on-the-phone/#comments Wed, 10 Aug 2011 15:47:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=406530 A team of researchers at UC San Diego and the University of Washington, Seattle, has just published a paper titled “Comprehensive Experimental Analyses of Automotive Attack Surfaces“. Behind that dry title is a very exciting research study. In essence, they bought a modern reasonably-priced car with lots of fancy features, including a built-in cellular phone […]

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A team of researchers at UC San Diego and the University of Washington, Seattle, has just published a paper titled “Comprehensive Experimental Analyses of Automotive Attack Surfaces“. Behind that dry title is a very exciting research study. In essence, they bought a modern reasonably-priced car with lots of fancy features, including a built-in cellular phone […]

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US Sales In March: Up, Up, Up http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/us-sales-in-march-up-up-up/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/us-sales-in-march-up-up-up/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 17:13:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389492 March sales are coming in, and it looks to have been another month of steady growth for the US market. GM’s “core brand” sales were up 11 percent, Chrysler enjoyed a 31% increase in volume, while Ford’s sales grew 19 percent. For only the second time since 1998, Ford beat GM’s overall volume by 5,674. […]

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March sales are coming in, and it looks to have been another month of steady growth for the US market. GM’s “core brand” sales were up 11 percent, Chrysler enjoyed a 31% increase in volume, while Ford’s sales grew 19 percent. For only the second time since 1998, Ford beat GM’s overall volume by 5,674. […]

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The MetaCars Week In Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/the-metacars-week-in-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/the-metacars-week-in-review/#comments Sat, 02 Jan 2010 17:38:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340522 [Editor’s note: TTAC prides itself on covering the most compelling stories in the automotive world, connecting the biggest trends, and exploring the most momentous decisions. We endlessly pore over the ceaseless stream of automotive news and data, and bring the most significant and momentous stories to these pages for your enlightenment and debate. But sometimes […]

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[Editor’s note: TTAC prides itself on covering the most compelling stories in the automotive world, connecting the biggest trends, and exploring the most momentous decisions. We endlessly pore over the ceaseless stream of automotive news and data, and bring the most significant and momentous stories to these pages for your enlightenment and debate. But sometimes […]

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