The Truth About Cars » panther love http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 10 Feb 2016 17:42:47 +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 » panther love http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: The Monolith Panther Tow Vehicle? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/piston-slap-monolith-panther-tow-vehicle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/piston-slap-monolith-panther-tow-vehicle/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1272337 Rob writes: Hello Sajeev, I’m untangling a logistical nightmare and I think a Panther can help. This particular nightmare involves relocating from Urbana, IL to Idaho Falls, ID, a 1964 Corvette convertible that’s sitting in Richmond, VA, and a Grand Marquis in New Jersey. The Corvette “ran when parked” in my father-in-law’s garage in 1982 […]

The post Piston Slap: The Monolith Panther Tow Vehicle? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Rob writes: Hello Sajeev, I’m untangling a logistical nightmare and I think a Panther can help. This particular nightmare involves relocating from Urbana, IL to Idaho Falls, ID, a 1964 Corvette convertible that’s sitting in Richmond, VA, and a Grand Marquis in New Jersey. The Corvette “ran when parked” in my father-in-law’s garage in 1982 […]

The post Piston Slap: The Monolith Panther Tow Vehicle? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/piston-slap-monolith-panther-tow-vehicle/feed/ 51
Junkyard Find: 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, American Flag Option Package http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-2004-ford-crown-victoria-police-interceptor-american-flag-option-package/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-2004-ford-crown-victoria-police-interceptor-american-flag-option-package/#comments Mon, 18 Jan 2016 13:00:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1268681 Ford Panthers are easy to find in American self-service wrecking yards, to put it mildly, and the most common Panther of them all is the P71 Police Interceptor version of the Crown Victoria. I daily-drove an ex-San Joaquin County Sheriff’s ’97 P71 for most of the 2000s and thought it was one of the best […]

The post Junkyard Find: 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, American Flag Option Package appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Ford Panthers are easy to find in American self-service wrecking yards, to put it mildly, and the most common Panther of them all is the P71 Police Interceptor version of the Crown Victoria. I daily-drove an ex-San Joaquin County Sheriff’s ’97 P71 for most of the 2000s and thought it was one of the best […]

The post Junkyard Find: 2004 Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, American Flag Option Package appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/junkyard-find-2004-ford-crown-victoria-police-interceptor-american-flag-option-package/feed/ 46
Digestible Collectible: 2003 Mercury Marauder http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/digestible-collectible-2003-mercury-marauder/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/digestible-collectible-2003-mercury-marauder/#comments Wed, 30 Dec 2015 15:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1252753 Panther Love will never die. Plenty of TTAC writers and readers have shared their affection for the big Ford sedans and wagons. I have but one brief tale of Panther Love of my own — that of unrequited lust. For many years, my dad was a traveling salesman. Company cars were the big perk, and […]

The post Digestible Collectible: 2003 Mercury Marauder appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Panther Love will never die. Plenty of TTAC writers and readers have shared their affection for the big Ford sedans and wagons. I have but one brief tale of Panther Love of my own — that of unrequited lust. For many years, my dad was a traveling salesman. Company cars were the big perk, and […]

The post Digestible Collectible: 2003 Mercury Marauder appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/digestible-collectible-2003-mercury-marauder/feed/ 99
Junkyard Find, Sajeev’s Bitter Tears Edition: Lincoln Town Car Cartier Series http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-sajeevs-bitter-tears-edition-lincoln-town-car-cartier-series/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-sajeevs-bitter-tears-edition-lincoln-town-car-cartier-series/#comments Mon, 09 Nov 2015 14:10:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1214057 Mr. Mehta, lover of all things Ford (except, apparently, the Lincoln Mark VI), was quite put out by my failure to include the “Sajeev’s Bitter Tears” tag in the 1980 Mercury Capri Junkyard Find post last week. Not wanting to put him in a bad mood for the upcoming Houston 24 Hours of LeMons race, […]

The post Junkyard Find, Sajeev’s Bitter Tears Edition: Lincoln Town Car Cartier Series appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Mr. Mehta, lover of all things Ford (except, apparently, the Lincoln Mark VI), was quite put out by my failure to include the “Sajeev’s Bitter Tears” tag in the 1980 Mercury Capri Junkyard Find post last week. Not wanting to put him in a bad mood for the upcoming Houston 24 Hours of LeMons race, […]

The post Junkyard Find, Sajeev’s Bitter Tears Edition: Lincoln Town Car Cartier Series appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/junkyard-find-sajeevs-bitter-tears-edition-lincoln-town-car-cartier-series/feed/ 168
Piston Slap: PATS on the back for Panther Love? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/piston-slap-pats-back-panther-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/piston-slap-pats-back-panther-love/#comments Thu, 13 Aug 2015 12:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1137106 TTAC commentator supremebrougham writes: Hi Sajeev, Sitting in my Grandma’s garage is her pristine 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, with a whopping 24,800 miles on the clock. Grandpa bought it right off of Mr. Sesi’s showroom floor not long after he retired. About two months ago, my Mom and Grandma took the car out for […]

The post Piston Slap: PATS on the back for Panther Love? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
TTAC commentator supremebrougham writes: Hi Sajeev, Sitting in my Grandma’s garage is her pristine 1997 Mercury Grand Marquis LS, with a whopping 24,800 miles on the clock. Grandpa bought it right off of Mr. Sesi’s showroom floor not long after he retired. About two months ago, my Mom and Grandma took the car out for […]

The post Piston Slap: PATS on the back for Panther Love? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/piston-slap-pats-back-panther-love/feed/ 58
Piston Slap: Panther Love Crashes a Monsoon Wedding? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/piston-slap-panther-love-crashes-monsoon-wedding/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/piston-slap-panther-love-crashes-monsoon-wedding/#comments Wed, 13 May 2015 12:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1066258   TTAC Commentator thirty-three writes: Hi Sajeev, Not sure if this fits into your usual line of questions, but I’m looking for suggestions on renting a car for my upcoming wedding. My problem is that here in Vancouver, BC, I can’t find anyone who rents premium vehicles like a Benz or a Jaguar. Really expensive […]

The post Piston Slap: Panther Love Crashes a Monsoon Wedding? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  TTAC Commentator thirty-three writes: Hi Sajeev, Not sure if this fits into your usual line of questions, but I’m looking for suggestions on renting a car for my upcoming wedding. My problem is that here in Vancouver, BC, I can’t find anyone who rents premium vehicles like a Benz or a Jaguar. Really expensive […]

The post Piston Slap: Panther Love Crashes a Monsoon Wedding? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/piston-slap-panther-love-crashes-monsoon-wedding/feed/ 43
Piston Slap: E39 Perfection or Unloved Lockstep Leasing? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/piston-slap-e39-perfection-unloved-lockstep-leasing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/piston-slap-e39-perfection-unloved-lockstep-leasing/#comments Mon, 11 May 2015 13:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1065546   TTAC commentator nutbags writes: Hi Sajeev, I have been a long time reader and occasional commenter and thought I might write in for once. How many other readers have experienced this? I know you have Panther love in your system for many good reasons. Have you experienced this? Does this detract from the love? Now […]

The post Piston Slap: E39 Perfection or Unloved Lockstep Leasing? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  TTAC commentator nutbags writes: Hi Sajeev, I have been a long time reader and occasional commenter and thought I might write in for once. How many other readers have experienced this? I know you have Panther love in your system for many good reasons. Have you experienced this? Does this detract from the love? Now […]

The post Piston Slap: E39 Perfection or Unloved Lockstep Leasing? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/piston-slap-e39-perfection-unloved-lockstep-leasing/feed/ 103
Piston Slap: Taking Control of Torque Steer? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/piston-slap-taking-control-torque-steer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/piston-slap-taking-control-torque-steer/#comments Thu, 12 Feb 2015 14:35:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=997450   M.D.K. writes: Good Afternoon.  This will be my third query to this column, the first being an ill advised plan to put my wife in an old Mercedes hatched in an Afghan Bunker, the Second being for our Afghan Trailblazer that wouldn’t run.  The Benz never materialized (thankfully) and the Trailblazer was made to […]

The post Piston Slap: Taking Control of Torque Steer? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  M.D.K. writes: Good Afternoon.  This will be my third query to this column, the first being an ill advised plan to put my wife in an old Mercedes hatched in an Afghan Bunker, the Second being for our Afghan Trailblazer that wouldn’t run.  The Benz never materialized (thankfully) and the Trailblazer was made to […]

The post Piston Slap: Taking Control of Torque Steer? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/piston-slap-taking-control-torque-steer/feed/ 35
Piston Slap: Doesn’t Panther Love do Everything? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/piston-slap-doesnt-panther-love-everything/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/piston-slap-doesnt-panther-love-everything/#comments Wed, 04 Feb 2015 13:44:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=993298 Max writes: Sajeev, After following your and TTAC’s collective wisdom regarding Panthers, I have enjoyed four and a half years of somewhat trouble-free $1000 police-auction 2001 Crown Victoria ownership. The Crown Vic is a wonderful first car and I love it dearly, despite – or maybe especially – because it taught me a lot about […]

The post Piston Slap: Doesn’t Panther Love do Everything? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Max writes: Sajeev, After following your and TTAC’s collective wisdom regarding Panthers, I have enjoyed four and a half years of somewhat trouble-free $1000 police-auction 2001 Crown Victoria ownership. The Crown Vic is a wonderful first car and I love it dearly, despite – or maybe especially – because it taught me a lot about […]

The post Piston Slap: Doesn’t Panther Love do Everything? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/piston-slap-doesnt-panther-love-everything/feed/ 37
Piston Slap: A Primer on Wheel Offset and Backspacing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-primer-wheel-offset-backspacing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-primer-wheel-offset-backspacing/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:26:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=984898   Long-time TTAC Commentator 86er writes: Hi Sajeev, Could Piston Slap furnish me with a be-all/end-all explanation about wheel offsets? The more I try to read up on it on the web, the more confused I get. I’m pretty clear that RWD (at least traditionally) went with the low-offset while the FWD revolution made high […]

The post Piston Slap: A Primer on Wheel Offset and Backspacing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  Long-time TTAC Commentator 86er writes: Hi Sajeev, Could Piston Slap furnish me with a be-all/end-all explanation about wheel offsets? The more I try to read up on it on the web, the more confused I get. I’m pretty clear that RWD (at least traditionally) went with the low-offset while the FWD revolution made high […]

The post Piston Slap: A Primer on Wheel Offset and Backspacing appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-primer-wheel-offset-backspacing/feed/ 23
Piston Slap: Take My (Suspension) Abuse And Like It? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-take-suspension-abuse-like/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-take-suspension-abuse-like/#comments Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:58:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=949833   Sam writes: Hello, I have a 2006 Mazda 3 S with 120,000 miles on it. I live in Oakland Ca, where the pot holes shoot back. I blew out a front strut a last year and had both front struts replaced. After replacement, one of the struts squeaks like a rusty spring at slow […]

The post Piston Slap: Take My (Suspension) Abuse And Like It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  Sam writes: Hello, I have a 2006 Mazda 3 S with 120,000 miles on it. I live in Oakland Ca, where the pot holes shoot back. I blew out a front strut a last year and had both front struts replaced. After replacement, one of the struts squeaks like a rusty spring at slow […]

The post Piston Slap: Take My (Suspension) Abuse And Like It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-take-suspension-abuse-like/feed/ 37
Piston Slap: The Looooooong Cult of Panther Love? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/cult-of-panther-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/cult-of-panther-love/#comments Mon, 24 Nov 2014 13:48:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=948985   TTAC Commentator Nick 2012 writes: Archangel of the Panther Platform – A nice looking 2005 LWB Lincoln Town Car with only 107,000mi popped up for sale at a nearby dealer with a what-I-hope-to-be-optimistic $8,000 asking price. As any follower of the good book of fat Panther Love(tm), I keep my eye out for a […]

The post Piston Slap: The Looooooong Cult of Panther Love? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  TTAC Commentator Nick 2012 writes: Archangel of the Panther Platform – A nice looking 2005 LWB Lincoln Town Car with only 107,000mi popped up for sale at a nearby dealer with a what-I-hope-to-be-optimistic $8,000 asking price. As any follower of the good book of fat Panther Love(tm), I keep my eye out for a […]

The post Piston Slap: The Looooooong Cult of Panther Love? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/cult-of-panther-love/feed/ 99
Piston Slap: An Airbag Light Away From Death? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-airbag-light-away-death/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-airbag-light-away-death/#comments Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:21:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=947225 TTAC commentator “Stuck in DC Traffic” writes: Hello Sajeev, B&B and your evil doppelganger Sanjeev, I have a 2004 Acura TSX 6MT with 263,000 miles on it. The car runs great, owned out right, still looks good, and is almost problem free except for an airbag light. Being that I live in the DC metro […]

The post Piston Slap: An Airbag Light Away From Death? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
TTAC commentator “Stuck in DC Traffic” writes: Hello Sajeev, B&B and your evil doppelganger Sanjeev, I have a 2004 Acura TSX 6MT with 263,000 miles on it. The car runs great, owned out right, still looks good, and is almost problem free except for an airbag light. Being that I live in the DC metro […]

The post Piston Slap: An Airbag Light Away From Death? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-airbag-light-away-death/feed/ 117
Piston Slap: Get Ready to Lose Much More! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-get-ready-to-lose-much-more-c-class/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-get-ready-to-lose-much-more-c-class/#comments Mon, 10 Nov 2014 14:33:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=943113   TTAC Commentator LordMurdoc writes: Sajeev, I’m finally ready to lose my BORING 2002 Geo Prizm. Checking eBay for older Lexus LS or a Mercedes C-class(about 2004-2006) . If I went with the Merc with the gasoline V6, what type of Gremlins might I expect to attack me when my wallet is most vulnerable? The […]

The post Piston Slap: Get Ready to Lose Much More! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  TTAC Commentator LordMurdoc writes: Sajeev, I’m finally ready to lose my BORING 2002 Geo Prizm. Checking eBay for older Lexus LS or a Mercedes C-class(about 2004-2006) . If I went with the Merc with the gasoline V6, what type of Gremlins might I expect to attack me when my wallet is most vulnerable? The […]

The post Piston Slap: Get Ready to Lose Much More! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/piston-slap-get-ready-to-lose-much-more-c-class/feed/ 84
Junkyard Find: 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Colony Park Station Wagon http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1985-mercury-grand-marquis-ls-colony-park-woodie-station-wagon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1985-mercury-grand-marquis-ls-colony-park-woodie-station-wagon/#comments Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=938577 The popularity of the full-size station wagon went into steep decline during the course of the 1980s, thanks to competition from minivans and less truck-ish SUVs, and there wasn’t a particularly compelling reason to get a Mercury wagon instead of its near-identical, cheaper Ford sibling, so the 1979-1991 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park wagon was […]

The post Junkyard Find: 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Colony Park Station Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
The popularity of the full-size station wagon went into steep decline during the course of the 1980s, thanks to competition from minivans and less truck-ish SUVs, and there wasn’t a particularly compelling reason to get a Mercury wagon instead of its near-identical, cheaper Ford sibling, so the 1979-1991 Mercury Grand Marquis Colony Park wagon was […]

The post Junkyard Find: 1985 Mercury Grand Marquis LS Colony Park Station Wagon appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/junkyard-find-1985-mercury-grand-marquis-ls-colony-park-woodie-station-wagon/feed/ 164
Piston Slap: The Fallacy of Miata Ride Comfort? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-fallacy-miata-ride-comfort/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-fallacy-miata-ride-comfort/#comments Tue, 02 Sep 2014 12:53:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=903449   TTAC Commentator johnny ro writes: Hi Sajeev, So I like my new 2010 Miata Touring (second car and half time daily driver), and picked it because it looked good on the side of the road by my house, low miles (19k), priced OK(mid 14’s), I had the dough saved up for a bike and […]

The post Piston Slap: The Fallacy of Miata Ride Comfort? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
  TTAC Commentator johnny ro writes: Hi Sajeev, So I like my new 2010 Miata Touring (second car and half time daily driver), and picked it because it looked good on the side of the road by my house, low miles (19k), priced OK(mid 14’s), I had the dough saved up for a bike and […]

The post Piston Slap: The Fallacy of Miata Ride Comfort? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/09/piston-slap-fallacy-miata-ride-comfort/feed/ 52
Piston Slap: The Auto-Erratic Transmission? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/piston-slap-auto-erratic-transmission/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/piston-slap-auto-erratic-transmission/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 11:54:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=880922 Longtime TTAC commentator Mikey writes: Sajeev, I bought a 2014 Impala LT with a 2.5 four cylinder, and a 6 speed auto. I’m a 60 year old guy, that’s driven more cars than I can count. I’m still in awe that the engineers have figured out a way to move a car with the weight and size […]

The post Piston Slap: The Auto-Erratic Transmission? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Longtime TTAC commentator Mikey writes: Sajeev, I bought a 2014 Impala LT with a 2.5 four cylinder, and a 6 speed auto. I’m a 60 year old guy, that’s driven more cars than I can count. I’m still in awe that the engineers have figured out a way to move a car with the weight and size […]

The post Piston Slap: The Auto-Erratic Transmission? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/piston-slap-auto-erratic-transmission/feed/ 69
Junkyard Find: 1981 Mercury Grand Marquis http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/junkyard-find-1981-mercury-grand-marquis/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/junkyard-find-1981-mercury-grand-marquis/#comments Thu, 31 Jul 2014 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=875617 Here’s another Junkyard Find that deserves the Sajeev’s Bitter Tears label. It qualifies for the Brown Car Appreciation Society, it’s an early Panther, and it’s a top-trim-level Grand Marquis (owners of which looked down their noses at lowly Marquis Brougham owners). Let’s explore this exquisite example of Late Malaise Era crypto-luxury, shall we? These cars […]

The post Junkyard Find: 1981 Mercury Grand Marquis appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Here’s another Junkyard Find that deserves the Sajeev’s Bitter Tears label. It qualifies for the Brown Car Appreciation Society, it’s an early Panther, and it’s a top-trim-level Grand Marquis (owners of which looked down their noses at lowly Marquis Brougham owners). Let’s explore this exquisite example of Late Malaise Era crypto-luxury, shall we? These cars […]

The post Junkyard Find: 1981 Mercury Grand Marquis appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/junkyard-find-1981-mercury-grand-marquis/feed/ 62
Piston Slap: SHO me My Next Car? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/piston-slap-sho-me-the-new-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/piston-slap-sho-me-the-new-car/#comments Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:01:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=869874 Bob writes: Sajeev, Thanks for all the wasted ti…,er reading enjoyment you and TTAC provide. My Q has to do with “plan on keeping, or start looking for a replacement?” Bought my ’93 SHO in 1996, a 5-sp w/28k miles. It just rolled over 140,000 (I’m an over-the-road truck driver). Has been a great, fun […]

The post Piston Slap: SHO me My Next Car? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Bob writes: Sajeev, Thanks for all the wasted ti…,er reading enjoyment you and TTAC provide. My Q has to do with “plan on keeping, or start looking for a replacement?” Bought my ’93 SHO in 1996, a 5-sp w/28k miles. It just rolled over 140,000 (I’m an over-the-road truck driver). Has been a great, fun […]

The post Piston Slap: SHO me My Next Car? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/piston-slap-sho-me-the-new-car/feed/ 102
Piston Slap: Keeping A Low Profile on Boston Streets? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-keeping-a-low-profile-on-boston-streets/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-keeping-a-low-profile-on-boston-streets/#comments Wed, 07 May 2014 12:27:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=814810 TTAC Commentator slance66 writes: Sajeev, The B&B helped me choose a car three or four years ago, and now I’m thinking of its replacement, ahead of time. I bought a CPO 2007 BMW 328xi, which has been nearly flawless to 67k. I only drive 8,000 miles a year with a 3.5 mile commute each way, […]

The post Piston Slap: Keeping A Low Profile on Boston Streets? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
TTAC Commentator slance66 writes: Sajeev, The B&B helped me choose a car three or four years ago, and now I’m thinking of its replacement, ahead of time. I bought a CPO 2007 BMW 328xi, which has been nearly flawless to 67k. I only drive 8,000 miles a year with a 3.5 mile commute each way, […]

The post Piston Slap: Keeping A Low Profile on Boston Streets? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/piston-slap-keeping-a-low-profile-on-boston-streets/feed/ 104
A Primer On Houston SLAB Culture http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/a-primer-on-houston-slab-culture/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/a-primer-on-houston-slab-culture/#comments Mon, 14 Apr 2014 11:55:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=794826 This well-traveled Houstonian thinks his town is Pistonhead Nirvana, proven every month via fanboi scale and diversity at Cars and Coffee gatherings.  Or with every 1000+hp racer on at Texas2k, every shoestring budget’d LeMons racer and Art Car fanatic: it’s all here. Except there’s nothing like Houston SLAB culture. A confession: I know automotive subcultures, […]

The post A Primer On Houston SLAB Culture appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
This well-traveled Houstonian thinks his town is Pistonhead Nirvana, proven every month via fanboi scale and diversity at Cars and Coffee gatherings.  Or with every 1000+hp racer on at Texas2k, every shoestring budget’d LeMons racer and Art Car fanatic: it’s all here. Except there’s nothing like Houston SLAB culture. A confession: I know automotive subcultures, […]

The post A Primer On Houston SLAB Culture appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/a-primer-on-houston-slab-culture/feed/ 74
Piston Slap: In Accordance with Wants and Needs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/piston-slap-in-accordance-with-wants-and-needs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/piston-slap-in-accordance-with-wants-and-needs/#comments Mon, 30 Dec 2013 13:39:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=689154 Matt writes: Hi Sajeev! I submitted a question last year about which SUV/CUV we should buy to replace my wife’s 2005 Odyssey.  I admit that I may have embellished my description of some of her thoughts and feedback during that process when I submitted my question the last time–mostly in the spirit of satire.  Well, […]

The post Piston Slap: In Accordance with Wants and Needs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Matt writes: Hi Sajeev! I submitted a question last year about which SUV/CUV we should buy to replace my wife’s 2005 Odyssey.  I admit that I may have embellished my description of some of her thoughts and feedback during that process when I submitted my question the last time–mostly in the spirit of satire.  Well, […]

The post Piston Slap: In Accordance with Wants and Needs appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/piston-slap-in-accordance-with-wants-and-needs/feed/ 90
Piston Slap: Do I Need A New Car, Sanjeev??? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/piston-slap-do-i-need-a-new-car-sanjeev/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/piston-slap-do-i-need-a-new-car-sanjeev/#comments Wed, 04 Dec 2013 13:02:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=668250 Cass writes: Dear Sanjeev: (facepalm – SM) As a matter of coincidence most of the vehicles I’ve owned have been covered in previous Piston Slap articles and I’ve noticed a recurring theme: at one point, a point likely occurring far prematurely than hoped, I’m going to have an issue which according to your previous advice […]

The post Piston Slap: Do I Need A New Car, Sanjeev??? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
Cass writes: Dear Sanjeev: (facepalm – SM) As a matter of coincidence most of the vehicles I’ve owned have been covered in previous Piston Slap articles and I’ve noticed a recurring theme: at one point, a point likely occurring far prematurely than hoped, I’m going to have an issue which according to your previous advice […]

The post Piston Slap: Do I Need A New Car, Sanjeev??? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/piston-slap-do-i-need-a-new-car-sanjeev/feed/ 32
Piston Slap: Travel Well, Work Well? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/piston-slap-travel-well-work-well/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/piston-slap-travel-well-work-well/#comments Wed, 16 Oct 2013 11:54:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=623265 TTAC commentator wstarvingteacher writes: I have been lurking on this site for at least three years. Comment some but mostly subscribe without commenting. I have been spending some time thinking about what I’m going to buy for my “jack of all trades” second car. Life changes so your needs change also. I live on five […]

The post Piston Slap: Travel Well, Work Well? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
TTAC commentator wstarvingteacher writes: I have been lurking on this site for at least three years. Comment some but mostly subscribe without commenting. I have been spending some time thinking about what I’m going to buy for my “jack of all trades” second car. Life changes so your needs change also. I live on five […]

The post Piston Slap: Travel Well, Work Well? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/piston-slap-travel-well-work-well/feed/ 63
Piston Slap: Say “Audi 5000″ to your Tow Vehicle! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piston-slap-say-audi-5000-to-your-tow-vehicle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piston-slap-say-audi-5000-to-your-tow-vehicle/#comments Mon, 16 Sep 2013 12:17:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=518609 TTAC commentator Trend-Shifter writes: I have a 1984 Audi 5000S Avant that is used as the wife’s car and our traveling/towing vehicle. Here is my dilemma… The air conditioning works as designed in 1984 (still using R12) but it is not to the standards of a modern “Merican” car. It is only comfortable at freeway […]

The post Piston Slap: Say “Audi 5000″ to your Tow Vehicle! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
TTAC commentator Trend-Shifter writes: I have a 1984 Audi 5000S Avant that is used as the wife’s car and our traveling/towing vehicle. Here is my dilemma… The air conditioning works as designed in 1984 (still using R12) but it is not to the standards of a modern “Merican” car. It is only comfortable at freeway […]

The post Piston Slap: Say “Audi 5000″ to your Tow Vehicle! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

]]>
http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/piston-slap-say-audi-5000-to-your-tow-vehicle/feed/ 122