The Truth About Cars » questions 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 » questions http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Question of the Day: First Car Trip of Your Life? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/question-day-first-car-trip-life/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/question-day-first-car-trip-life/#comments Wed, 14 Jan 2015 15:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=982889 It’s likely that most of us don’t remember the first time we ever rode in a motor vehicle— in most cases, that would be the ride home from the hospital after being born— but I’ll bet that most can figure out what that car, truck, motorcycle, or Comfortractor was. In my case, the first car […]

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It’s likely that most of us don’t remember the first time we ever rode in a motor vehicle— in most cases, that would be the ride home from the hospital after being born— but I’ll bet that most can figure out what that car, truck, motorcycle, or Comfortractor was. In my case, the first car […]

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If The Big Lebowski Were Filmed Today, What Car Would The Dude Drive? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/if-the-big-lebowski-were-filmed-today-what-car-would-the-dude-drive/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/if-the-big-lebowski-were-filmed-today-what-car-would-the-dude-drive/#comments Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=773897 Before the Clint Eastwood film (but after the cheezoid TV show), the most well-known Ford Gran Torino in cinema history was the beater ’73 sedan driven by Jeff Bridges’ character in The Big Lebowski. This film, which took quite a while to go from box-office dud to sacred document of the Lebowski Jihad, was released […]

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Before the Clint Eastwood film (but after the cheezoid TV show), the most well-known Ford Gran Torino in cinema history was the beater ’73 sedan driven by Jeff Bridges’ character in The Big Lebowski. This film, which took quite a while to go from box-office dud to sacred document of the Lebowski Jihad, was released […]

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Help Me Solve a 30-Year-Old Mystery: What Car Is Depicted In This Taqueria Painting? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/help-me-solve-a-30-year-old-mystery-what-car-is-depicted-in-this-taqueria-painting/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/help-me-solve-a-30-year-old-mystery-what-car-is-depicted-in-this-taqueria-painting/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 14:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=748121 One of the things I miss most about living in the San Francisco Bay Area— OK, maybe the thing I miss the most— is the proper Mission-style burrito. Here in Denver, the Midwestern-influenced salty/bland flavors, brown rice, and incorrect shape of the Chipotle-style burrito dominates, and so whenever I head back to Northern California to […]

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One of the things I miss most about living in the San Francisco Bay Area— OK, maybe the thing I miss the most— is the proper Mission-style burrito. Here in Denver, the Midwestern-influenced salty/bland flavors, brown rice, and incorrect shape of the Chipotle-style burrito dominates, and so whenever I head back to Northern California to […]

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Flirtin’ With Disaster – Motorcyclists’ Thoughts On Defensive Driving http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/flirtin-with-disaster-motorcyclists-thoughts-on-defensive-driving/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/flirtin-with-disaster-motorcyclists-thoughts-on-defensive-driving/#comments Fri, 29 Mar 2013 14:59:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482558 I am always hesitant to write a “how to” article. I learned a long time ago that no matter how good I am at something, there is always someone better right around the corner. For every bad-ass black belt you meet, there is a Chuck Norris looking to teach him some humility. Still, when I […]

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I am always hesitant to write a “how to” article. I learned a long time ago that no matter how good I am at something, there is always someone better right around the corner. For every bad-ass black belt you meet, there is a Chuck Norris looking to teach him some humility. Still, when I […]

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Question: What Car Would You Drive In the Year of Your Birth Rally? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/question-what-car-would-you-drive-in-the-year-of-your-birth-rally/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/question-what-car-would-you-drive-in-the-year-of-your-birth-rally/#comments Sat, 11 Aug 2012 15:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456341 The concept behind the Year of Your Birth Rally is simple: you must drive a vehicle with a model year the same as your own. Nick Pon, Assistant Perp of the 24 Hours of LeMons, created the idea and swears he’s going to organize such a rally someday. He was born in 1980, which means […]

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The concept behind the Year of Your Birth Rally is simple: you must drive a vehicle with a model year the same as your own. Nick Pon, Assistant Perp of the 24 Hours of LeMons, created the idea and swears he’s going to organize such a rally someday. He was born in 1980, which means […]

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Question: What Car Most Needs a Spec Racing Series? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/question-what-car-most-needs-a-spec-racing-series/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/question-what-car-most-needs-a-spec-racing-series/#comments Wed, 27 Jun 2012 14:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450389 After my idea for a DUI Telepresence Crown Victoria Racing series failed to attract the shadowy Eastern European investors I’d hoped to line up, I got to thinking about spec racing. Everybody in a spec racing series runs the same kind of car, which makes parts easy to get and (in theory, though sure as […]

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After my idea for a DUI Telepresence Crown Victoria Racing series failed to attract the shadowy Eastern European investors I’d hoped to line up, I got to thinking about spec racing. Everybody in a spec racing series runs the same kind of car, which makes parts easy to get and (in theory, though sure as […]

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Question: Which New Car Would Make the Sneakiest Sleeper? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/question-which-new-car-would-make-the-sneakiest-sleeper/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/question-which-new-car-would-make-the-sneakiest-sleeper/#comments Wed, 06 Jun 2012 14:30:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=447568 Old-timers will tell you that the Golden Age of the Sleeper ran from the end of World War II through the late 1960s, when you could take, say, a Grandma-spec ’61 Lancer wagon and stuff the engine compartment full of Max Wedge 413 power. I think the old-timers are as wrong about that as they […]

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Old-timers will tell you that the Golden Age of the Sleeper ran from the end of World War II through the late 1960s, when you could take, say, a Grandma-spec ’61 Lancer wagon and stuff the engine compartment full of Max Wedge 413 power. I think the old-timers are as wrong about that as they […]

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Question: What’s the Most Ridiculous Example of Badge Engineering? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/question-whats-the-most-ridiculous-example-of-badge-engineering/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/question-whats-the-most-ridiculous-example-of-badge-engineering/#comments Fri, 10 Feb 2012 19:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=430189 After writing my earlier post on the Isuzu Statesman Deville, I got to thinking about all the oddball vehicles that have resulted from badge engineering exercises over the years. Some badge-engineered cars end up being successful for the parent company (e.g., the Colt), but most just confuse vehicle shoppers. The Plymouth Cricket. The Isuzu Hombre. […]

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After writing my earlier post on the Isuzu Statesman Deville, I got to thinking about all the oddball vehicles that have resulted from badge engineering exercises over the years. Some badge-engineered cars end up being successful for the parent company (e.g., the Colt), but most just confuse vehicle shoppers. The Plymouth Cricket. The Isuzu Hombre. […]

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The Eternal Quest To Explain The Unknown http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/the-eternal-quest-to-explain-the-unknown/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/the-eternal-quest-to-explain-the-unknown/#comments Sun, 28 Feb 2010 13:26:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=346918 A quiet Sunday. Time to fire up Google and put in “Toyota AND [cause OR reason].” We come up with ample explanations why Toyota is not called Toyoda.  Or why Peiping turned into Peking, and then into Beijing. What about the causes of sudden acceleration? Let’s see what we find. (If you have other things […]

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A quiet Sunday. Time to fire up Google and put in “Toyota AND [cause OR reason].” We come up with ample explanations why Toyota is not called Toyoda.  Or why Peiping turned into Peking, and then into Beijing. What about the causes of sudden acceleration? Let’s see what we find. (If you have other things […]

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