The Truth About Cars » Quote of the Day 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 » Quote of the Day http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Quote Of The Day: Chevrolet Volt, One Generation On http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/quote-day-chevrolet-volt-one-generation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/quote-day-chevrolet-volt-one-generation/#comments Thu, 09 Apr 2015 18:21:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1041593 “When someone thinks of an electric vehicle, they don’t think of Chevrolet; they think Toyota or Tesla.” -Jamaal McCoy, general manager of Findlay Chevrolet in Las Vegas, quoted by the Wall Street Journal. When the Chevrolet Volt launched at the start of the decade, the plan was to sell 70,000 units annually, with talk of […]

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“When someone thinks of an electric vehicle, they don’t think of Chevrolet; they think Toyota or Tesla.” -Jamaal McCoy, general manager of Findlay Chevrolet in Las Vegas, quoted by the Wall Street Journal. When the Chevrolet Volt launched at the start of the decade, the plan was to sell 70,000 units annually, with talk of […]

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Quote Of The Day: Mercedes-Benz NEEDS MOAR MODELS!!!111 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/quote-day-mercedes-benz-needs-moar-models111/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/04/quote-day-mercedes-benz-needs-moar-models111/#comments Thu, 02 Apr 2015 13:54:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1037513 In the never ending quest for volume uber alles, Mercedes-Benz has announced that “four new vehicles without a predecessor model will be launched”. The need for scale in the auto industry has never been more acute, and increasing volume is one way to help take advantage of this strategy – especially in a higher margin segment like […]

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In the never ending quest for volume uber alles, Mercedes-Benz has announced that “four new vehicles without a predecessor model will be launched”. The need for scale in the auto industry has never been more acute, and increasing volume is one way to help take advantage of this strategy – especially in a higher margin segment like […]

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Quote Of The Day: The Golden Fleece http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/quote-day-golden-fleece/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/quote-day-golden-fleece/#comments Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:23:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=974194 Today’s Quote of the Day actually comes from someone I know, with a used car question. “this guy im sleeping with wants to sell me 05 caliber 125k [77,000 miles] for $6k. Good deal?”  You don’t need to be a North Georgia used car salesman to know that this is a deal that delivers a 5-6x […]

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Today’s Quote of the Day actually comes from someone I know, with a used car question. “this guy im sleeping with wants to sell me 05 caliber 125k [77,000 miles] for $6k. Good deal?”  You don’t need to be a North Georgia used car salesman to know that this is a deal that delivers a 5-6x […]

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Quote Of The Day: Obama – “Enjoy Cheap Gas, It Won’t Last” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/quote-day-obama-enjoy-cheap-gas-wont-last/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/quote-day-obama-enjoy-cheap-gas-wont-last/#comments Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:34:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=973121 “I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks and if you go back to old habits and suddenly gas is back at $3.50, you are going to not be real happy,”  -President Barack […]

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“I would strongly advise American consumers to continue to think about how you save money at the pump because it is good for the environment, it’s good for family pocketbooks and if you go back to old habits and suddenly gas is back at $3.50, you are going to not be real happy,”  -President Barack […]

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Quote Of The Day: The Colorado Pricing Paradox http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/quote-day-colorado-pricing-paradox/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/quote-day-colorado-pricing-paradox/#comments Wed, 06 Aug 2014 14:40:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=883298 The pricing announcement for GM’s mid-size trucks raised a big question at TTAC – namely, how are they supposed to compete with GM’s full-size trucks when there are such hefty rebates already available? Reader dwford commented “My 2014 GMC Sierra SLE Double Cab 4×4 with Z71, leather, 18″ wheels, auto climate control, heated seats, 5.3L […]

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The pricing announcement for GM’s mid-size trucks raised a big question at TTAC – namely, how are they supposed to compete with GM’s full-size trucks when there are such hefty rebates already available? Reader dwford commented “My 2014 GMC Sierra SLE Double Cab 4×4 with Z71, leather, 18″ wheels, auto climate control, heated seats, 5.3L […]

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QOTD: Regulation Is Ruining Car Design http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/qotd-regulation-is-ruining-car-design/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/qotd-regulation-is-ruining-car-design/#comments Mon, 09 Jun 2014 14:42:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=838721 Today’s installment of Quote of the Day comes from Mark Adams, design chief for Opel/Vauxhall and creator of the Monza concept, which is expected to set the design direction for the two brands in the near future – assuming that regulations don’t get in the way. Speaking to Automotive News Europe, Adams opined that  “In the […]

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Today’s installment of Quote of the Day comes from Mark Adams, design chief for Opel/Vauxhall and creator of the Monza concept, which is expected to set the design direction for the two brands in the near future – assuming that regulations don’t get in the way. Speaking to Automotive News Europe, Adams opined that  “In the […]

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QOTD: Why There Will Be No “Made In China” Lexus Products http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/qotd-why-there-will-be-no-made-in-china-lexus-products/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/qotd-why-there-will-be-no-made-in-china-lexus-products/#comments Mon, 05 May 2014 14:02:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=815530 Currently, there is only one Lexus plant outside of Japan. A Toyota factory in Cambridge, Ontario makes the Lexus RX crossover, while Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant will come online in 2015. Like other Japanese auto makers, Toyota is moving towards a localization of its production facilities, but one thing they won’t be doing is producing […]

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Currently, there is only one Lexus plant outside of Japan. A Toyota factory in Cambridge, Ontario makes the Lexus RX crossover, while Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky plant will come online in 2015. Like other Japanese auto makers, Toyota is moving towards a localization of its production facilities, but one thing they won’t be doing is producing […]

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QOTD: In Defense Of The Toyota Camry http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/qotd-in-defense-of-the-toyota-camry/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/qotd-in-defense-of-the-toyota-camry/#comments Thu, 24 Apr 2014 16:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=809426 We treat the physical results of capitalism as though they were an inevitability. In 1955, no captain of industry, prince, or potentate could buy a car as good as a Toyota Camry, to say nothing of a 2014 Mustang, the quintessential American Everyman’s car. But who notices the marvel that is a Toyota Camry?  –Kevin […]

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We treat the physical results of capitalism as though they were an inevitability. In 1955, no captain of industry, prince, or potentate could buy a car as good as a Toyota Camry, to say nothing of a 2014 Mustang, the quintessential American Everyman’s car. But who notices the marvel that is a Toyota Camry?  –Kevin […]

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QOTD: Honda Insight Failed Because Of Marketing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/qotd-honda-insight-failed-because-of-marketing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/qotd-honda-insight-failed-because-of-marketing/#comments Mon, 07 Apr 2014 21:47:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=789305 Did the second-generation Honda Insight fail in the marketplace because of a lack of marketing resources? If you said “yes”, then you may want to look at a gig at American Honda. Speaking to Ward’s Auto Honda’s Jeff Conrad, the Insight, which was generally regarded as a far cry from the class-leading Toyota Prius, failed […]

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Did the second-generation Honda Insight fail in the marketplace because of a lack of marketing resources? If you said “yes”, then you may want to look at a gig at American Honda. Speaking to Ward’s Auto Honda’s Jeff Conrad, the Insight, which was generally regarded as a far cry from the class-leading Toyota Prius, failed […]

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Dan Ammann Disses Deutschland’s Drive For Volume http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/dan-ammann-disses-volume/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/dan-ammann-disses-volume/#comments Tue, 14 May 2013 13:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488410 Cadillac may be gunning too hard for Germany’s domain of rear-drive sports sedans, but one area where The Standard of the World won’t be gunning for them is in the volume race. GM CFO Dan Ammann told Automotive News that unlike BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, “We’re not going to be in every single segment that they’re […]

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Cadillac may be gunning too hard for Germany’s domain of rear-drive sports sedans, but one area where The Standard of the World won’t be gunning for them is in the volume race. GM CFO Dan Ammann told Automotive News that unlike BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Audi, “We’re not going to be in every single segment that they’re […]

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QOTD: How The Cadillac ATS Almost Became FWD http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/qotd-how-the-cadillac-ats-almost-became-fwd/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/qotd-how-the-cadillac-ats-almost-became-fwd/#comments Tue, 02 Apr 2013 12:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483329 The multi-billion dollar endeavor of developing a new car has effectively ended the one-off specialty car that many enthusiasts still clamor for and wronglyassert is feasible in this era. Supermodel-thin margins, a saturation of brands and vehicles and an ultra-competitive global marketplace have killed the previous formula for developing a production car, which was mostly […]

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The multi-billion dollar endeavor of developing a new car has effectively ended the one-off specialty car that many enthusiasts still clamor for and wronglyassert is feasible in this era. Supermodel-thin margins, a saturation of brands and vehicles and an ultra-competitive global marketplace have killed the previous formula for developing a production car, which was mostly […]

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QOTD: What Makes A Good Track Package http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/qotd-what-makes-a-good-track-package/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/qotd-what-makes-a-good-track-package/#comments Wed, 07 Nov 2012 18:31:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=466193 The V6 Mustang reviewed yesterday wouldn’t be the car it was without the Track Package, which provides pretty substantial upgrades to the brakes and suspension. As Sympatico’s Brian Makse points out, most performance packages are nothing more than new wheels and tires, but the Mustang really delves into the nitty-gritty. Items like the brake booster […]

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The V6 Mustang reviewed yesterday wouldn’t be the car it was without the Track Package, which provides pretty substantial upgrades to the brakes and suspension. As Sympatico’s Brian Makse points out, most performance packages are nothing more than new wheels and tires, but the Mustang really delves into the nitty-gritty. Items like the brake booster […]

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QOTD: “You Are Full Of Shit” – Ralph Gilles to Donald Trump http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/qotd-you-are-full-of-shit-ralph-gilles-to-donald-trump/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/qotd-you-are-full-of-shit-ralph-gilles-to-donald-trump/#comments Thu, 01 Nov 2012 19:55:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=465661 Pursuant to our continued discrediting of the “Jeeps built in China” lie, Donald Trump took to Twitter to further propagate that falsehood. And the Donald ended up getting a virtual earful from Ralph Gilles, head of Chrysler’s SRT Division. The Trump tweet that launched a thousand shits reads as such Obama is a terrible negotiator. […]

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Pursuant to our continued discrediting of the “Jeeps built in China” lie, Donald Trump took to Twitter to further propagate that falsehood. And the Donald ended up getting a virtual earful from Ralph Gilles, head of Chrysler’s SRT Division. The Trump tweet that launched a thousand shits reads as such Obama is a terrible negotiator. […]

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QOTD: PSA, Renault Cars Lack “Ambition” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/qotd-psa-renault-cars-lack-ambition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/qotd-psa-renault-cars-lack-ambition/#comments Sun, 21 Oct 2012 19:44:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464350 “When you do everything right but too late, you do it all wrong. Before reaching a dead end, PSA decided to forge a partnership with a manufacturer [General Motors] that I don’t consider to be among the industry’s leaders of the pack. Overall, I think there is a lack of ambition [when it comes to […]

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“When you do everything right but too late, you do it all wrong. Before reaching a dead end, PSA decided to forge a partnership with a manufacturer [General Motors] that I don’t consider to be among the industry’s leaders of the pack. Overall, I think there is a lack of ambition [when it comes to […]

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Quote Of The Weekend: Heavy Duty Demand Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/quote-of-the-weekend-heavy-duty-demand-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/08/quote-of-the-weekend-heavy-duty-demand-edition/#comments Sat, 13 Aug 2011 22:21:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=407068 In his New York Times comparison of heavy-duty pickup trucks, Ezra Dyer opens with a provocative comparison: Heavy-Duty pickup trucks are the supercars of the truck world. They have more power than drivers are likely ever to exploit, and bragging rights depend on statistics that are, in practical terms, theoretical. How does he figure? While […]

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In his New York Times comparison of heavy-duty pickup trucks, Ezra Dyer opens with a provocative comparison: Heavy-Duty pickup trucks are the supercars of the truck world. They have more power than drivers are likely ever to exploit, and bragging rights depend on statistics that are, in practical terms, theoretical. How does he figure? While […]

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Quote Of The Day: The DetN Can’t Count http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/quote-of-the-day-the-detn-can%e2%80%99t-count/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/quote-of-the-day-the-detn-can%e2%80%99t-count/#comments Thu, 20 Jan 2011 12:52:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=381236 “About 13.8 million vehicles were sold in 2010 in China compared with 11.6 million in the United States.” The Detroit News Yesterday, we had a short seminar on Chinese new car statistics. Apparently, it was needed. Too bad the Detroit News, Motor City’s hometown newspaper, skipped class. Message to the DetN:  It’s 18 million vehicles. […]

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“About 13.8 million vehicles were sold in 2010 in China compared with 11.6 million in the United States.” The Detroit News Yesterday, we had a short seminar on Chinese new car statistics. Apparently, it was needed. Too bad the Detroit News, Motor City’s hometown newspaper, skipped class. Message to the DetN:  It’s 18 million vehicles. […]

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Quote Of The Day: Cash For Geezers? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/quote-of-the-day-cash-for-geezers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/quote-of-the-day-cash-for-geezers/#comments Thu, 06 Jan 2011 11:46:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=379691 Letter to the editor of the New Times by Robert Pankhurst: “On my drive home yesterday, an advertisement over my car radio told me how much the Cancer Society needed old cars donated to help them fight cancer. Then I remembered watching the Youtube video where cars were turned in for the government program called […]

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Letter to the editor of the New Times by Robert Pankhurst: “On my drive home yesterday, an advertisement over my car radio told me how much the Cancer Society needed old cars donated to help them fight cancer. Then I remembered watching the Youtube video where cars were turned in for the government program called […]

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Quote Of The Day: Chry The Beloved Automaker Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/quote-of-the-day-chry-the-beloved-automaker-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/quote-of-the-day-chry-the-beloved-automaker-edition/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2010 00:55:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341741 Chrysler may file a suit challenging the congressionally mandated dealer cull arbitration, reveals CEO Sergio Marchionne to Automotive News [sub].Why? Because it’s just not fair that dealers pressured congress to give them a fair shake. Wounded by the arbitrary backlash against his arbitrary cull, Marchionne threw his head back and cried unto the heavens: Ask […]

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Chrysler may file a suit challenging the congressionally mandated dealer cull arbitration, reveals CEO Sergio Marchionne to Automotive News [sub].Why? Because it’s just not fair that dealers pressured congress to give them a fair shake. Wounded by the arbitrary backlash against his arbitrary cull, Marchionne threw his head back and cried unto the heavens: Ask […]

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Quote Of The Day: Ed Whitacre’s Big Lie Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/quote-of-the-day-ed-whitacres-big-lie-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/quote-of-the-day-ed-whitacres-big-lie-edition/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2010 17:38:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341425 It’s a bit early in the day to be crowning a QOTD, especially considering there are sure to be plenty of juicy quotes coming out of the NAIAS today. Still, this one deserves a special place at TTAC for the sheer bold-faced shamelessness of its untruth. I think (the government bailout was) well placed, and […]

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It’s a bit early in the day to be crowning a QOTD, especially considering there are sure to be plenty of juicy quotes coming out of the NAIAS today. Still, this one deserves a special place at TTAC for the sheer bold-faced shamelessness of its untruth. I think (the government bailout was) well placed, and […]

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Quote Of The Day: The Teflon Automaker Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/quote-of-the-day-the-teflon-automaker-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/quote-of-the-day-the-teflon-automaker-edition/#comments Tue, 05 Jan 2010 00:48:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=340717 As soon as the vessel embarks, all risks related to the vessel are the responsibility of the distributor. All payments for the cars have been made, while the cars are also insured. From a Hyundai statement to Bloomberg on the fate of 2,388 Hyundai and Kia vehicles aboard the Asian Glory, which was hijacked by […]

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As soon as the vessel embarks, all risks related to the vessel are the responsibility of the distributor. All payments for the cars have been made, while the cars are also insured. From a Hyundai statement to Bloomberg on the fate of 2,388 Hyundai and Kia vehicles aboard the Asian Glory, which was hijacked by […]

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Quote Of The Day: Help Wanted Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/quote-of-the-day-help-wanted-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/12/quote-of-the-day-help-wanted-edition/#comments Wed, 16 Dec 2009 01:37:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=339286 A person that’s a motivating, inspirational leader that’s familiar with big companies — manufacturing or industrial — would be helpful… We can’t pay people a whole lot of money here Ed Whitacre offers up the opportunity of a lifetime [via Automotive News [sub]] : a chance to lead General Motors to victory over decades of […]

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A person that’s a motivating, inspirational leader that’s familiar with big companies — manufacturing or industrial — would be helpful… We can’t pay people a whole lot of money here Ed Whitacre offers up the opportunity of a lifetime [via Automotive News [sub]] : a chance to lead General Motors to victory over decades of […]

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