The Truth About Cars » Product 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 13:00:06 +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 » Product http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Chrysler Changes Product Plans Again, Extends “Sell-By Date” Of Avenger, Caravan, Wrangler http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/chrysler-changes-product-plans-again-extends-sell-by-date-of-avenger-caravan-wrangler/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/chrysler-changes-product-plans-again-extends-sell-by-date-of-avenger-caravan-wrangler/#comments Thu, 25 Jul 2013 12:46:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496995 Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne may not be fond of changing up his outfits, but he certainly has no problem mixing up product plans. The latest news out of Auburn Hills suggests that Chrysler will be extending the lifespan of some key products for up to another 5 years. Under the new regime, the Dodge Avenger, […]

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Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne may not be fond of changing up his outfits, but he certainly has no problem mixing up product plans. The latest news out of Auburn Hills suggests that Chrysler will be extending the lifespan of some key products for up to another 5 years. Under the new regime, the Dodge Avenger, […]

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Why There’s No Powershift Option On The Ford Fiesta Ecoboost http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/why-theres-no-powershift-option-on-the-ford-fiesta-ecoboost/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/why-theres-no-powershift-option-on-the-ford-fiesta-ecoboost/#comments Tue, 21 May 2013 14:48:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489121 During the launch of the Ford Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost, multiple outlets ran articles parroting Ford’s PR line about the lack of an automatic transmission. Apparently, Ford declined to offer an automatic or Powershift dual-clutch gearbox on the 3-cylinder Fiesta since a two-pedal option would run counter to the 1.0L’s stated mission of being both fun […]

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During the launch of the Ford Fiesta 1.0L Ecoboost, multiple outlets ran articles parroting Ford’s PR line about the lack of an automatic transmission. Apparently, Ford declined to offer an automatic or Powershift dual-clutch gearbox on the 3-cylinder Fiesta since a two-pedal option would run counter to the 1.0L’s stated mission of being both fun […]

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Acura Signs The Death Warrant For The ZDX http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/acura-signs-the-death-warrant-for-the-zdx/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/acura-signs-the-death-warrant-for-the-zdx/#comments Wed, 10 Oct 2012 17:20:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463353 Acura may be refreshing the ZDX for 2013, but the company has simultaneously signed the car’s death warrant, killing off one of the most reviled cars on sale today. Acura’s Jeff Conrad issued a roundabout confirmation of the car’s death “People shopping for a luxury crossover vehicle will find the Acura ZDX an even more attractive product,” […]

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Acura may be refreshing the ZDX for 2013, but the company has simultaneously signed the car’s death warrant, killing off one of the most reviled cars on sale today. Acura’s Jeff Conrad issued a roundabout confirmation of the car’s death “People shopping for a luxury crossover vehicle will find the Acura ZDX an even more attractive product,” […]

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Would You Trade Places With A Chrysler Dealer? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/would-you-trade-places-with-a-chrysler-dealer/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/would-you-trade-places-with-a-chrysler-dealer/#comments Mon, 15 Feb 2010 20:59:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=345456 It’s not a question that should leave many folks on the fence, but apparently there are at least a few Detroit-area journalists who might be willing to consider the career change. “Dealers optimistic about Chrysler’s future” proclaims the Detroit News headline from NADA’s annual convention. A more accurate headline (such as USAToday‘s “Chrysler dealers face […]

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It’s not a question that should leave many folks on the fence, but apparently there are at least a few Detroit-area journalists who might be willing to consider the career change. “Dealers optimistic about Chrysler’s future” proclaims the Detroit News headline from NADA’s annual convention. A more accurate headline (such as USAToday‘s “Chrysler dealers face […]

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Too Good To Be True: How Toyota’s Success Caused Killer Decontenting http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/too-good-to-be-true-how-toyotas-success-caused-killer-decontenting/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/too-good-to-be-true-how-toyotas-success-caused-killer-decontenting/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2010 22:26:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343338 The ongoing kerfluffle over Toyota’s recall of over 2m vehicles for a gas pedal defect which (allegedly) caused unintended acceleration has caught much of the automotive media flat-footed. How could it be, many have wondered, that the automaker most associated in the US market with the concept of quality has slipped so badly? As TTAC’s […]

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The ongoing kerfluffle over Toyota’s recall of over 2m vehicles for a gas pedal defect which (allegedly) caused unintended acceleration has caught much of the automotive media flat-footed. How could it be, many have wondered, that the automaker most associated in the US market with the concept of quality has slipped so badly? As TTAC’s […]

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Product Review: Harbor Freight Hydraulic Scissor Lift http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/product-review-harbor-freight-hydraulic-scissor-lift/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/product-review-harbor-freight-hydraulic-scissor-lift/#comments Thu, 07 Jan 2010 20:22:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341031 Having lead a life of high adventure in my youth, scaling pinnacles of rocks and ice, I never imagined that I’d meet my end, flat on my back crushed beneath a falling car. I was setting a new land-speed record for butt-shoulder-shuffling on my way out from under the creaking, swaying mass of 1999 Volkswagen […]

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Having lead a life of high adventure in my youth, scaling pinnacles of rocks and ice, I never imagined that I’d meet my end, flat on my back crushed beneath a falling car. I was setting a new land-speed record for butt-shoulder-shuffling on my way out from under the creaking, swaying mass of 1999 Volkswagen […]

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