The Truth About Cars » Product Reviews http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sun, 01 May 2016 16:00:56 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Book Review: “Car Guys Versus Bean Counters,” Take Two http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/book-review-car-guys-versus-bean-counters-take-two/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/book-review-car-guys-versus-bean-counters-take-two/#comments Tue, 04 Oct 2011 15:54:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=413458 Never assume that press accounts of what’s going on inside the auto companies resembles what’s actually going on. For my Ph.D. thesis, I inhabited General Motors’s product development organization much like an anthropologist might inhabit a Third World village. What I observed during my year-and-a-half on the inside bore virtually no resemblance to what I […]

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Never assume that press accounts of what’s going on inside the auto companies resembles what’s actually going on. For my Ph.D. thesis, I inhabited General Motors’s product development organization much like an anthropologist might inhabit a Third World village. What I observed during my year-and-a-half on the inside bore virtually no resemblance to what I […]

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Book Review: Car Guys vs Bean Counters: The Battle For The Soul Of American Business http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/book-review-car-guys-vs-bean-counters-the-battle-for-the-soul-of-american-business/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/book-review-car-guys-vs-bean-counters-the-battle-for-the-soul-of-american-business/#comments Fri, 24 Jun 2011 18:50:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=400059 I can’t say that I was completely surprised when, about two thirds of the way through Bob Lutz’s new book Car Guys vs Bean Counters, I caught a sideswipe at myself and The Truth About Cars, which the retired Vice-Chairman of GM describes as a Web site that often offers anything but. After all, TTAC […]

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I can’t say that I was completely surprised when, about two thirds of the way through Bob Lutz’s new book Car Guys vs Bean Counters, I caught a sideswipe at myself and The Truth About Cars, which the retired Vice-Chairman of GM describes as a Web site that often offers anything but. After all, TTAC […]

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Review: Test Drive Unlimited 2 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/review-test-drive-unlimited-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/review-test-drive-unlimited-2/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2011 19:43:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389347 Test Drive Unlimited 2 (TDU2) is the latest pistonhead-oriented video game, a genre I’ve enjoyed since Test Drive first arrived in 1987. My PS3 usually spins two amazing time wasters: Gran Turismo 5 (GT5) for sheer hotshoe geekiness and the Grand Theft Auto series (GTA) for snark, storyline and reality-blurring gameplay. TDU2 sets out to […]

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Test Drive Unlimited 2 (TDU2) is the latest pistonhead-oriented video game, a genre I’ve enjoyed since Test Drive first arrived in 1987. My PS3 usually spins two amazing time wasters: Gran Turismo 5 (GT5) for sheer hotshoe geekiness and the Grand Theft Auto series (GTA) for snark, storyline and reality-blurring gameplay. TDU2 sets out to […]

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Review: Gran Turismo 5 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/review-gran-turismo-5/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/12/review-gran-turismo-5/#comments Mon, 06 Dec 2010 20:30:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=375929 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Time and time again, it’s the comparison that kept occurring to me as I played Gran Turismo 5 on my PS3. The fruit of years – and years of development, Sony’s Forza-killer was finally bestowed upon us this November. Befitting its immense gestation period, the game is a mix of […]

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Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Time and time again, it’s the comparison that kept occurring to me as I played Gran Turismo 5 on my PS3. The fruit of years – and years of development, Sony’s Forza-killer was finally bestowed upon us this November. Befitting its immense gestation period, the game is a mix of […]

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Book Review: Sixty To Zero [Part II] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/book-review-sixty-to-zero-part-ii/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/book-review-sixty-to-zero-part-ii/#comments Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:06:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363320 Editor’s Note: Part One of Michael Karesh’s review of Sixty To Zero can be found here. Journalists write stories. A coherent story is a partial truth at best. If it’s portrayed as the whole story, it’s a lie. In Sixty to Zero, veteran auto industry journalist Alex Taylor III provides an unusual level of insight […]

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Editor’s Note: Part One of Michael Karesh’s review of Sixty To Zero can be found here. Journalists write stories. A coherent story is a partial truth at best. If it’s portrayed as the whole story, it’s a lie. In Sixty to Zero, veteran auto industry journalist Alex Taylor III provides an unusual level of insight […]

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Book Review: Sixty To Zero http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/book-review-sixty-to-zero/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/08/book-review-sixty-to-zero/#comments Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:45:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=363128 With Sixty to Zero, leading auto industry journalist Alex Taylor III claims to provide “an inside look at the collapse of General Motors – and the Detroit auto industry.” The book is well worth reading, but not because it actually provides this inside look. Instead, this book, atypically as much personal memoir as history, lets […]

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With Sixty to Zero, leading auto industry journalist Alex Taylor III claims to provide “an inside look at the collapse of General Motors – and the Detroit auto industry.” The book is well worth reading, but not because it actually provides this inside look. Instead, this book, atypically as much personal memoir as history, lets […]

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