The Truth About Cars » Pony Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2016 Ford Mustang V6 Convertible Rental Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-ford-mustang-v6-convertible-rental-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-ford-mustang-v6-convertible-rental-review/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1323834 Ever since I left the city, you, you, you You and me we just don’t get along You make me feel like I did you wrong Going places where you don’t belong —Drake, “Hotline Bling” Biloxi, Mississippi is a place where dreams go to die. Sad imitations of Vegas casinos line the coast half-filled with […]

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Ever since I left the city, you, you, you You and me we just don’t get along You make me feel like I did you wrong Going places where you don’t belong —Drake, “Hotline Bling” Biloxi, Mississippi is a place where dreams go to die. Sad imitations of Vegas casinos line the coast half-filled with […]

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2016 Mustang GT Review – The Vintage You Want http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-mustang-gt-review-vintage-want/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-mustang-gt-review-vintage-want/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:18:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1311306 The automotive press expends much effort (present company included) telling OEMs what they should and should not do. Automakers may not always take action, much less seem to care, but they value your opinion. Otherwise they wouldn’t have given me a car for a week in hopes of influencing your next buying decision. I’m thankful […]

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The automotive press expends much effort (present company included) telling OEMs what they should and should not do. Automakers may not always take action, much less seem to care, but they value your opinion. Otherwise they wouldn’t have given me a car for a week in hopes of influencing your next buying decision. I’m thankful […]

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro 1LT V6 Rental Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-camaro-1lt-v6-rental-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-camaro-1lt-v6-rental-review/#comments Mon, 21 Mar 2016 13:00:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1306153 Sometimes, in the wasteland that is the rental car lot of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, fate can smile upon you. Most of the time, however, it doesn’t. When I hopped off of the bus this past Monday, I was confronted by rows and rows of Altimas and Passats, each of them just as base and […]

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Sometimes, in the wasteland that is the rental car lot of the Detroit Metropolitan Airport, fate can smile upon you. Most of the time, however, it doesn’t. When I hopped off of the bus this past Monday, I was confronted by rows and rows of Altimas and Passats, each of them just as base and […]

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2016 Shelby Super Snake Review – Charming the Right Serpent http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-shelby-super-snake/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-shelby-super-snake/#comments Fri, 11 Dec 2015 15:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1236193 I’m not a “tuner” kinda guy. There, I said it. It’s a load off my mind. It’s not that I don’t like extra power, or a different suspension tune, I just prefer parts made by the company that made my car and I like the car to look “stock.” A case in point was my […]

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I’m not a “tuner” kinda guy. There, I said it. It’s a load off my mind. It’s not that I don’t like extra power, or a different suspension tune, I just prefer parts made by the company that made my car and I like the car to look “stock.” A case in point was my […]

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2016 Chevrolet Camaro First Drive – Hostile and Hospitable http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-chevrolet-camaro-first-drive/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-chevrolet-camaro-first-drive/#comments Thu, 10 Dec 2015 17:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1239121 No good deed goes unpunished. When Chevrolet announced its fifth-generation Camaro in 2008 after a long hiatus, many hailed (including yours truly) its avant-garde style and sleeker sheet metal. A starring role and skyrocketing sales couldn’t dim its usual criticism shortly thereafter. Fully four years into that model, good feelings waned; its overweight chassis and zest […]

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No good deed goes unpunished. When Chevrolet announced its fifth-generation Camaro in 2008 after a long hiatus, many hailed (including yours truly) its avant-garde style and sleeker sheet metal. A starring role and skyrocketing sales couldn’t dim its usual criticism shortly thereafter. Fully four years into that model, good feelings waned; its overweight chassis and zest […]

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2015 Camaro RS Convertible Rental Review – California Rental Barge http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/rental-review-2015-camaro-rs-convertible/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/rental-review-2015-camaro-rs-convertible/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2015 18:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1223705 I come to bury the old Camaro, not to praise it. In the past few years, I’ve had a chance to drive a variety of the more powerful and competent fifth-gens on and off track, including the mighty Z/28. None of them ever struck me as being more interesting or enjoyable than their Mustang or […]

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I come to bury the old Camaro, not to praise it. In the past few years, I’ve had a chance to drive a variety of the more powerful and competent fifth-gens on and off track, including the mighty Z/28. None of them ever struck me as being more interesting or enjoyable than their Mustang or […]

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2015 Ford Mustang GT Review – No Longer A One-Trick Pony (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2015-ford-mustang-gt-review-no-longer-one-trick-pony-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/08/2015-ford-mustang-gt-review-no-longer-one-trick-pony-video/#comments Mon, 24 Aug 2015 16:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1149057 2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium 5.0-liter, DOHC V-8, CVVT (435 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm; 400 lbs-ft @ 4,240 rpm) 6-speed Getrag MT82 manual 15 city/25 highway/19 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 18.2 mpg (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: GT Premium Trim, Ruby Red Paint, 401A Package, Performance Package, Adaptive Cruise Control, Navigation, Recaro Seats Base Price: $30,875* As Tested: $45,470* * All prices include $900 destination charge. Ford’s Mustang is […]

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2015 Ford Mustang GT Premium 5.0-liter, DOHC V-8, CVVT (435 horsepower @ 6,500 rpm; 400 lbs-ft @ 4,240 rpm) 6-speed Getrag MT82 manual 15 city/25 highway/19 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 18.2 mpg (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: GT Premium Trim, Ruby Red Paint, 401A Package, Performance Package, Adaptive Cruise Control, Navigation, Recaro Seats Base Price: $30,875* As Tested: $45,470* * All prices include $900 destination charge. Ford’s Mustang is […]

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2016 Ford Mustang GT350 Will Get Even More Hardcore Track Model http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/2016-ford-mustang-gt350-will-get-even-more-hardcore-track-model/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/2016-ford-mustang-gt350-will-get-even-more-hardcore-track-model/#comments Tue, 22 Jul 2014 11:30:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=870434 With recent spyshots of the Ford Mustang GT350 hitting the web, we contacted our Ford sources for more info, and got a few more tidbits about the car. Our sources tell us that a magnetic shock absorber system is under development, along with an even more hardcore, track-focused model. Details on this were scant, but […]

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With recent spyshots of the Ford Mustang GT350 hitting the web, we contacted our Ford sources for more info, and got a few more tidbits about the car. Our sources tell us that a magnetic shock absorber system is under development, along with an even more hardcore, track-focused model. Details on this were scant, but […]

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Capsule Review: Dodge Challenger R/T Hemi Shaker http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/capsule-review-dodge-challenger-hemi-rt-shaker/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/capsule-review-dodge-challenger-hemi-rt-shaker/#comments Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=848114   Among the TTAC staff, the consensus is clear: the Ford Mustang is the top choice in the pony car segment. For cheap thrills, the Mustang V6 with the Performance Package is the most comprehensive “performance per dollar” option on the market. The 5.0, Boss 302 and Shelby GT500 represent increasing levels of performance that […]

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  Among the TTAC staff, the consensus is clear: the Ford Mustang is the top choice in the pony car segment. For cheap thrills, the Mustang V6 with the Performance Package is the most comprehensive “performance per dollar” option on the market. The 5.0, Boss 302 and Shelby GT500 represent increasing levels of performance that […]

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2015 Ford Mustang Coupe And Convertible Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/2015-ford-mustang-coupe-and-convertible-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/2015-ford-mustang-coupe-and-convertible-live-shots/#comments Thu, 05 Dec 2013 21:10:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=671834   In case you haven’t had your fill, live shots, as well as shots in of the ragtop below. Ford was coy with powertrain details, but the 2.3L Ecoboost will make “more than 305 horsepower”, helping it exceed the 3.7L V6’s output. The 5.0L V8 is said to top the current car’s 420 horsepower. The […]

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  In case you haven’t had your fill, live shots, as well as shots in of the ragtop below. Ford was coy with powertrain details, but the 2.3L Ecoboost will make “more than 305 horsepower”, helping it exceed the 3.7L V6’s output. The 5.0L V8 is said to top the current car’s 420 horsepower. The […]

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Review: 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/review-2013-dodge-challenger-srt8-392/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/review-2013-dodge-challenger-srt8-392/#comments Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:28:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472956 Last time we had a Challenger SRT8 to review, well, we didn’t review it so much as we burnt the rubber off the rear wheels. Sorry Dodge, we couldn’t help it. After a few Facebook requests, we put Dodge’s 470HP retro coupé back on our wish list and someone at Chrysler decided to trust me […]

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Last time we had a Challenger SRT8 to review, well, we didn’t review it so much as we burnt the rubber off the rear wheels. Sorry Dodge, we couldn’t help it. After a few Facebook requests, we put Dodge’s 470HP retro coupé back on our wish list and someone at Chrysler decided to trust me […]

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Capsule Review: 2012 Ford Mustang V6 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/capsule-review-ford-mustang-v6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/capsule-review-ford-mustang-v6/#comments Tue, 06 Nov 2012 14:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458011 It’s hard for some people to accept change, regardless of the facts on the ground. The revised Mustang V6 with the 3.7L engine had been out for almost two years before I drove it; I avoided it only out of stupidity and prejudice, the reason that most “car guys” write off perfectly good vehicles that don’t […]

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It’s hard for some people to accept change, regardless of the facts on the ground. The revised Mustang V6 with the 3.7L engine had been out for almost two years before I drove it; I avoided it only out of stupidity and prejudice, the reason that most “car guys” write off perfectly good vehicles that don’t […]

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Review: 2011 Ford Mustang V6 Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/review-2011-ford-mustang-v6-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/review-2011-ford-mustang-v6-take-two/#comments Thu, 20 Oct 2011 18:23:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=410624 My brother wasn’t the most adventurous member of the family. When we were kids he was always whining: “mommy I don’t wanna go in the hot air balloon”, “mommy, I don’t wanna ride the pony”. These memories came flooding back when I stepped out of a cute, light little Fiat 500 and into the high-beltline […]

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My brother wasn’t the most adventurous member of the family. When we were kids he was always whining: “mommy I don’t wanna go in the hot air balloon”, “mommy, I don’t wanna ride the pony”. These memories came flooding back when I stepped out of a cute, light little Fiat 500 and into the high-beltline […]

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Track Test: 2011 Mustang V8 w/Brembo Brakes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/track-test-2011-mustang-v8-wbrembo-brakes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/track-test-2011-mustang-v8-wbrembo-brakes/#comments Mon, 17 May 2010 23:43:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=356761 As I exit Turn Eleven at Summit Point Raceway’s twisty, concrete-lined “Shenandoah” course, I’m confronted with a rare opportunity to put my money where my mouth has been. In a review of the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0, I perhaps foolishly opined that “C5 Z06 pilots will need to find a twisty road lest they be […]

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As I exit Turn Eleven at Summit Point Raceway’s twisty, concrete-lined “Shenandoah” course, I’m confronted with a rare opportunity to put my money where my mouth has been. In a review of the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0, I perhaps foolishly opined that “C5 Z06 pilots will need to find a twisty road lest they be […]

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Review: Dodge Challenger SE http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/review-dodge-challenger-se/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/review-dodge-challenger-se/#comments Fri, 30 Apr 2010 21:51:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=354861 One of the strangest phenomena of the revived retro muscle car wars is the renewed emphasis on V6 performance. Once derided as “Secretary Specials,” the V6 versions of the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro now make upwards of 300 horsepower, while earning EPA highway ratings that surpass the 30 MPG mark. But if these latter-day […]

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One of the strangest phenomena of the revived retro muscle car wars is the renewed emphasis on V6 performance. Once derided as “Secretary Specials,” the V6 versions of the Ford Mustang and Chevy Camaro now make upwards of 300 horsepower, while earning EPA highway ratings that surpass the 30 MPG mark. But if these latter-day […]

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Ask The Best And Brightest: How Did The Pony Car Wars Become All About The V6? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/ask-the-best-and-brightest-how-did-the-pony-car-wars-become-all-about-the-v6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/ask-the-best-and-brightest-how-did-the-pony-car-wars-become-all-about-the-v6/#comments Thu, 08 Apr 2010 18:48:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351816 Back in the muscle car heyday, enthusiasts could likely have imagined that the 2011 Mustang and Camaro would make at least 300 horsepower. They might even have imagined that the pony cars would be equipped with optional flight modes, nuclear reactors, and autopilots. What they likely never imagined is that Ford and GM would revive […]

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Back in the muscle car heyday, enthusiasts could likely have imagined that the 2011 Mustang and Camaro would make at least 300 horsepower. They might even have imagined that the pony cars would be equipped with optional flight modes, nuclear reactors, and autopilots. What they likely never imagined is that Ford and GM would revive […]

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