The Truth About Cars » Q3 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +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 » Q3 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com 2016 Audi Q3 Quattro Review – New-To-You Utility [w/ Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2016-audi-q3-review-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2016-audi-q3-review-video/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1155553 2016 Audi Q3 Prestige 2.0-liter, DOHC I-4, CVVT (200 horsepower @ 5,100-6,000 rpm; 207 lbs-ft @ 1,700-5,000 rpm) 6-speed Tiptronic automatic 20 city/28 highway/23 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 20.2 mpg (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Prestige Trim, Quattro AWD, Sport Package Base Price: $34,625* As Tested: $42,175* * Prices include $925 destination charge. Audi’s Q3 isn’t a new vehicle by any stretch. […]

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2016 Audi Q3 Prestige 2.0-liter, DOHC I-4, CVVT (200 horsepower @ 5,100-6,000 rpm; 207 lbs-ft @ 1,700-5,000 rpm) 6-speed Tiptronic automatic 20 city/28 highway/23 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 20.2 mpg (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Prestige Trim, Quattro AWD, Sport Package Base Price: $34,625* As Tested: $42,175* * Prices include $925 destination charge. Audi’s Q3 isn’t a new vehicle by any stretch. […]

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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC: Lookin’ for Love http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/2015-mercedes-benz-gla250-4matic-lookin-for-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/2015-mercedes-benz-gla250-4matic-lookin-for-love/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1117377 The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 lives within the margins. The compact — which shares more in common with a hatchback than an SUV — has a life thanks to America’s all-things-crossover obsession. It dodges definition, shirks consistent fuel-economy ratings and even has me guessing on my own feelings toward it. For sure, I can’t find a […]

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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 lives within the margins. The compact — which shares more in common with a hatchback than an SUV — has a life thanks to America’s all-things-crossover obsession. It dodges definition, shirks consistent fuel-economy ratings and even has me guessing on my own feelings toward it. For sure, I can’t find a […]

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Tesla Loses $38 Million In Q3 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/tesla-loses-38-million-in-q3/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/tesla-loses-38-million-in-q3/#comments Wed, 06 Nov 2013 11:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=643385 After reporting a net loss of $38 million in its Q3 filings earlier today, Tesla suffered a loss of over 12% in afterhours trading. The stock, which has grown nearly 80% since the beginning of the year shot down almost $22 since the markets closed on November 5th. In my last look at Tesla in […]

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After reporting a net loss of $38 million in its Q3 filings earlier today, Tesla suffered a loss of over 12% in afterhours trading. The stock, which has grown nearly 80% since the beginning of the year shot down almost $22 since the markets closed on November 5th. In my last look at Tesla in […]

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OMG! Toyota Makes Money At Home! What’s The Nikkei Going To Do Now? Also: Toyota Top Management Answers Mike978’s Questions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/omg-toyota-makes-money-at-home-whats-the-nikkei-going-to-do-now-also-toyota-top-management-answers-mike978s-questions/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/omg-toyota-makes-money-at-home-whats-the-nikkei-going-to-do-now-also-toyota-top-management-answers-mike978s-questions/#comments Wed, 06 Feb 2013 18:09:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=476586   In my report from Toyota’s quarterly results, there was one thing I forgot to mention decided to keep for later. As long as I have been going to these things, and it has been a while, the first question has always been given to a Nikkei reporter. Old Japanese custom, like AP (and recently Reuters) […]

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  In my report from Toyota’s quarterly results, there was one thing I forgot to mention decided to keep for later. As long as I have been going to these things, and it has been a while, the first question has always been given to a Nikkei reporter. Old Japanese custom, like AP (and recently Reuters) […]

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Toyota Promises Higher Profits And Flat Sales http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/toyota-promises-higher-profits-and-flat-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/toyota-promises-higher-profits-and-flat-sales/#comments Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:37:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=476418 Presenting its Q3 financials in Tokyo today, Toyota delivered much higher profits and much higher sales while promising even higher profits at pretty much flat sales for the future. With a man on his left who looked like an accountant, and who had a big accountant’s briefcase on his knee, ready to pull whatever document […]

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Presenting its Q3 financials in Tokyo today, Toyota delivered much higher profits and much higher sales while promising even higher profits at pretty much flat sales for the future. With a man on his left who looked like an accountant, and who had a big accountant’s briefcase on his knee, ready to pull whatever document […]

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October Surprise: GM’s Q3 Numbers Better Than Expected http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/october-surprise-gms-3q-numbers-better-than-expected/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/october-surprise-gms-3q-numbers-better-than-expected/#comments Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:16:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465488 GM delivered its October surprise by posting what Reuters calls “a surprisingly strong profit.” In a bit of a hail Mary pass, GM said it is targeting a return to break-even levels in Europe by mid-decade. GM’s third-quarter net income fell to $1.48 billion from $1.74 billion a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, GM earned […]

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GM delivered its October surprise by posting what Reuters calls “a surprisingly strong profit.” In a bit of a hail Mary pass, GM said it is targeting a return to break-even levels in Europe by mid-decade. GM’s third-quarter net income fell to $1.48 billion from $1.74 billion a year earlier. Excluding one-time items, GM earned […]

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After The Water Torture: Nissan Walks Away As The Hero http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/after-the-water-torture-nissan-walks-away-as-the-hero/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/after-the-water-torture-nissan-walks-away-as-the-hero/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2012 19:26:27 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430079   Was it luck? Was it hard work? A mixture of both? After escaping a near collision with fate in Iwaki, and not even getting its feet wet in Thailand, Nissan emerges as the most successful after the trials brought on by the unholy triad of tsunami, flood and yen. We said this a while […]

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  Was it luck? Was it hard work? A mixture of both? After escaping a near collision with fate in Iwaki, and not even getting its feet wet in Thailand, Nissan emerges as the most successful after the trials brought on by the unholy triad of tsunami, flood and yen. We said this a while […]

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Secret Recipe Revealed: How FAW Gets A Tiguan Without SAIC Losing Face http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/secret-recipe-revealed-how-faw-gets-a-tiguan-without-saic-losing-face/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/secret-recipe-revealed-how-faw-gets-a-tiguan-without-saic-losing-face/#comments Sat, 20 Aug 2011 18:12:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=408153 SUVs are hot in China, and VW’s SUVlet, the Tiguan has turned into a hot seller. In the last few months, it steadily worked itself up the SUV charts and was in the second position in July, behind the Honda CR-V, and before the Nissan Qashqai. In China, the Tiguan is made by Volkswagen’s southern […]

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SUVs are hot in China, and VW’s SUVlet, the Tiguan has turned into a hot seller. In the last few months, it steadily worked itself up the SUV charts and was in the second position in July, behind the Honda CR-V, and before the Nissan Qashqai. In China, the Tiguan is made by Volkswagen’s southern […]

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Q3, Q.E.D. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/q3-q-e-d/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/q3-q-e-d/#comments Thu, 14 Apr 2011 16:43:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391349 As of this moment, Audi has no plans to bring its Q3 “Crossunder” into the MINI Countryman/BMW X1/Nissan Juke/Mitsubishi Outlander Sport battle for the hearts of downsizing CUV-lovers brewing here in the US market… and yet Audi of America is teasing the thing on its Youtube channel. Does this mean we can expect this 3,300-ish […]

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As of this moment, Audi has no plans to bring its Q3 “Crossunder” into the MINI Countryman/BMW X1/Nissan Juke/Mitsubishi Outlander Sport battle for the hearts of downsizing CUV-lovers brewing here in the US market… and yet Audi of America is teasing the thing on its Youtube channel. Does this mean we can expect this 3,300-ish […]

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Audi Q3 To Be Launched In Fall? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/audi-q3-to-be-launched-in-fall/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/audi-q3-to-be-launched-in-fall/#comments Tue, 18 Jan 2011 16:19:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=380954 Audi might show its SUV for Lilliputians, the Q3, at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September for a launch later in the year. At least that’s what the buzz in Europe is. The rumor mill guesses that the Q3 will be based on the Volkswagen Tiguan platform. It should look something like the Audi Cross […]

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Audi might show its SUV for Lilliputians, the Q3, at the Frankfurt Auto Show in September for a launch later in the year. At least that’s what the buzz in Europe is. The rumor mill guesses that the Q3 will be based on the Volkswagen Tiguan platform. It should look something like the Audi Cross […]

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