The Truth About Cars » Rear Wheel Drive 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 » Rear Wheel Drive http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Every Rear-wheel-drive Coupe Concept from GM is Vaporware http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/every-gm-rear-wheel-drive-coupe-concept-vaporware/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/every-gm-rear-wheel-drive-coupe-concept-vaporware/#comments Wed, 27 Jan 2016 20:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1274497 Guess what, enthusiasts? The automakers are lying to you. See that red tire? It may as well be a giant red X written across your hopes and dreams of a small, nimble, rear-wheel drive coupe. The Opel GT Concept is just that — a concept. And it isn’t the first time GM has pulled this […]

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Guess what, enthusiasts? The automakers are lying to you. See that red tire? It may as well be a giant red X written across your hopes and dreams of a small, nimble, rear-wheel drive coupe. The Opel GT Concept is just that — a concept. And it isn’t the first time GM has pulled this […]

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2016 Lexus IS 200t Review – Lexus Finally Goes Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-lexus-200t-review-lexus-finally-goes-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-lexus-200t-review-lexus-finally-goes-turbo/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267121 Lexus has tended to prefer conservative design in almost every aspect of product development. Words like reliable and dependable usually spring to mind before sporty or exciting. Yet, the brand has been trying to change that over the last few years with love-it-or-hate-it designs; in particular, Lexus’ new “Predator mouth.” The changes aren’t simply skin deep. […]

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Lexus has tended to prefer conservative design in almost every aspect of product development. Words like reliable and dependable usually spring to mind before sporty or exciting. Yet, the brand has been trying to change that over the last few years with love-it-or-hate-it designs; in particular, Lexus’ new “Predator mouth.” The changes aren’t simply skin deep. […]

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No Fixed Abode: I Want To Believe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/no-fixed-abode-want-believe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/no-fixed-abode-want-believe/#comments Mon, 21 Dec 2015 16:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1247898 Three years ago, around this time, I begged the nice people at Ford to build a proper Lincoln. This was shortly after I begged Cadillac to put a V-8 in the ATS. If you put the two articles together, you might get the sense that I have the completely antediluvian mindset that an American luxury […]

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Three years ago, around this time, I begged the nice people at Ford to build a proper Lincoln. This was shortly after I begged Cadillac to put a V-8 in the ATS. If you put the two articles together, you might get the sense that I have the completely antediluvian mindset that an American luxury […]

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2016 Infiniti QX50 RWD Review – Long, Strong, But Same Old Song http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-infiniti-qx50-rwd-long-strong-get-sales/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-infiniti-qx50-rwd-long-strong-get-sales/#comments Fri, 09 Oct 2015 14:00:55 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1192210 2016 Infiniti QX50 RWD 3.7-liter VQ37VHR V-6, with Variable Valve and Event Lift (325 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm; 267 pounds-feet of torque @ 5,200 rpm) 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching 17 city/24 highway/20 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 19 mpg on the 70/30 city/hwy grocery loop (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Technology Package — $2,750 (Intelligent cruise, […]

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2016 Infiniti QX50 RWD 3.7-liter VQ37VHR V-6, with Variable Valve and Event Lift (325 horsepower @ 7,000 rpm; 267 pounds-feet of torque @ 5,200 rpm) 7-speed automatic transmission with manual shift mode and Downshift Rev Matching 17 city/24 highway/20 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 19 mpg on the 70/30 city/hwy grocery loop (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Technology Package — $2,750 (Intelligent cruise, […]

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Nissan IDx is Super-Dead, But Parts May Live On in FWD Platform http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/nissan-idx-is-super-dead-but-parts-may-live-on-in-fwd-platform/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/nissan-idx-is-super-dead-but-parts-may-live-on-in-fwd-platform/#comments Fri, 22 May 2015 13:00:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1072786 Nobody at Nissan is talking about IDx. That’s what we learned from Pierre Loing, Vice President of Product Planning for Nissan North America. But, there’s a chance certain styling elements could make their way to other products, or possibly even a front-wheel drive performance option below 370Z. While at the 2016 Nissan Maxima media preview […]

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Nobody at Nissan is talking about IDx. That’s what we learned from Pierre Loing, Vice President of Product Planning for Nissan North America. But, there’s a chance certain styling elements could make their way to other products, or possibly even a front-wheel drive performance option below 370Z. While at the 2016 Nissan Maxima media preview […]

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Piston Slap: A Primer on Wheel Offset and Backspacing http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-primer-wheel-offset-backspacing/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/piston-slap-primer-wheel-offset-backspacing/#comments Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:26:07 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=984898   Long-time TTAC Commentator 86er writes: Hi Sajeev, Could Piston Slap furnish me with a be-all/end-all explanation about wheel offsets? The more I try to read up on it on the web, the more confused I get. I’m pretty clear that RWD (at least traditionally) went with the low-offset while the FWD revolution made high […]

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  Long-time TTAC Commentator 86er writes: Hi Sajeev, Could Piston Slap furnish me with a be-all/end-all explanation about wheel offsets? The more I try to read up on it on the web, the more confused I get. I’m pretty clear that RWD (at least traditionally) went with the low-offset while the FWD revolution made high […]

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Akerson Confirms: Cadillac Will Build Large RWD Flagship, Just Not the Ciel http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/akerson-confirms-cadillac-will-build-large-rwd-flagship-just-not-the-ciel/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/akerson-confirms-cadillac-will-build-large-rwd-flagship-just-not-the-ciel/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 20:15:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496686 During a visit to USA Today‘s editorial offices, CEO Dan Akerson of General Motors clarified the question of a rear wheel drive Cadillac flagship.  Akerson confirmed that Cadillac is indeed working on a RWD based model that will likely slot in above Cadillac’s current top of the line XTS sedan and probably go on sale […]

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During a visit to USA Today‘s editorial offices, CEO Dan Akerson of General Motors clarified the question of a rear wheel drive Cadillac flagship.  Akerson confirmed that Cadillac is indeed working on a RWD based model that will likely slot in above Cadillac’s current top of the line XTS sedan and probably go on sale […]

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CAR Magazine: Alfa Romeo to Go RWD Only http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/car-magazine-alfa-romeo-to-go-rwd-only/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/07/car-magazine-alfa-romeo-to-go-rwd-only/#comments Mon, 22 Jul 2013 12:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=496557 The UK’s CAR magazine’s Georg Kacher is reporting that Alfa Romeo will be going exclusively to rear wheel drive models as it drops the Mito and Giulietta FWD hatchbacks around 2015.   The new Alfa models will involve collaboration with fellow Fiat stablemate Maserati. According to CAR’s “insider” source, 2015 will see the introduction of a […]

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The UK’s CAR magazine’s Georg Kacher is reporting that Alfa Romeo will be going exclusively to rear wheel drive models as it drops the Mito and Giulietta FWD hatchbacks around 2015.   The new Alfa models will involve collaboration with fellow Fiat stablemate Maserati. According to CAR’s “insider” source, 2015 will see the introduction of a […]

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