The Truth About Cars » plastic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 12 Feb 2016 18:54:02 +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 » plastic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: My Pick Up’s Failing Clutch Pick Up? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-pick-ups-failing-clutch-pick/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/piston-slap-pick-ups-failing-clutch-pick/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 13:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1231337 TTAC Commentator halftruth writes: My 2012 Tacoma has a temperamental clutch. Sometimes it catches high, sometimes low. This is most annoying on a grade when the pedal comes up and very little happens, then — boom! — it grabs all at once or it catches a little at a time and eventually works as it should. […]

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TTAC Commentator halftruth writes: My 2012 Tacoma has a temperamental clutch. Sometimes it catches high, sometimes low. This is most annoying on a grade when the pedal comes up and very little happens, then — boom! — it grabs all at once or it catches a little at a time and eventually works as it should. […]

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Piston Slap: DSG = Das Sticky Gearbox? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/piston-slap-dsg-das-sticky-gearbox/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/piston-slap-dsg-das-sticky-gearbox/#comments Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:09:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=737761 Arun writes: Sajeev, I have a 2011 VW CC (2.0 turbo) with DSG that is currently at 35000+ miles without any issues. I love the car and take care of it as much as a first time VAG owner and a first time car owner can take care of it. Problem is that over the last […]

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Arun writes: Sajeev, I have a 2011 VW CC (2.0 turbo) with DSG that is currently at 35000+ miles without any issues. I love the car and take care of it as much as a first time VAG owner and a first time car owner can take care of it. Problem is that over the last […]

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Consuliers For Sale! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/consuliers-for-sale/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/consuliers-for-sale/#comments Tue, 25 Jun 2013 14:20:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493168 The Consulier was a two-thousand-pound, turbo-Chrysler-four-powered attempt to build a truly modern sporting automobile. Warren Mosler, its designer, once famously offered $25,000 to anybody who could beat the Consulier around a racetrack with a street car. Depending on how you read the events that then transpired, he was either vindicated or soundly beaten. Regardless, due […]

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The Consulier was a two-thousand-pound, turbo-Chrysler-four-powered attempt to build a truly modern sporting automobile. Warren Mosler, its designer, once famously offered $25,000 to anybody who could beat the Consulier around a racetrack with a street car. Depending on how you read the events that then transpired, he was either vindicated or soundly beaten. Regardless, due […]

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Vellum Venom Vignette: Less is More…Enlightening? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/vellum-venom-vignette-less-is-more-enlightening/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/vellum-venom-vignette-less-is-more-enlightening/#comments Sat, 09 Mar 2013 11:11:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=480559 Mark writes: Sajeev, We can’t let Jeep get away with what they have done to the (redesigned Jeep) Grand Cherokee’s face. This square-peg-in-a-round-hole approach just looks half-baked, lazy, and cheap. Even the choice of filler material used to fill the void is wrong in material, color and pattern. In short, Jeep’s design team needs to […]

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Mark writes: Sajeev, We can’t let Jeep get away with what they have done to the (redesigned Jeep) Grand Cherokee’s face. This square-peg-in-a-round-hole approach just looks half-baked, lazy, and cheap. Even the choice of filler material used to fill the void is wrong in material, color and pattern. In short, Jeep’s design team needs to […]

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Quote Of The Day: It’s Plastic, It’s Fantastic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/quote-of-the-day-it%e2%80%99s-plastic-it%e2%80%99s-fantastic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/quote-of-the-day-it%e2%80%99s-plastic-it%e2%80%99s-fantastic/#comments Wed, 12 Jan 2011 16:43:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=380234 “Exterior vehicle parts that have been replaced with plastic materials include front-end modules, beams and brackets, trunk lids, deck lids, body panels and floor panels. More plastics are being used in air-bag containers, pedals and seat components. Plastics are applied to the powertrain in the air inlet manifolds, air ducts and resonators, chain tensioners and […]

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“Exterior vehicle parts that have been replaced with plastic materials include front-end modules, beams and brackets, trunk lids, deck lids, body panels and floor panels. More plastics are being used in air-bag containers, pedals and seat components. Plastics are applied to the powertrain in the air inlet manifolds, air ducts and resonators, chain tensioners and […]

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