The Truth About Cars » Retro http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Porsche Classic Unveils GPS Unit For Classic Porsches http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/porsche-classic-unveils-gps-unit-classic-porsches/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/porsche-classic-unveils-gps-unit-classic-porsches/#comments Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1006618 Happen to own a classic Porsche? Want a more elegant solution for GPS than a smartphone on your dash? Porsche Classic has the solution. The GPS/radio unit is designed to fit into the DIN-1 slot of many a classic Porsche, from the first 911s to roll out of Stuttgart in 1963, to the last of […]

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Happen to own a classic Porsche? Want a more elegant solution for GPS than a smartphone on your dash? Porsche Classic has the solution. The GPS/radio unit is designed to fit into the DIN-1 slot of many a classic Porsche, from the first 911s to roll out of Stuttgart in 1963, to the last of […]

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Piston Slap: Coming to Terms with an Old Soul http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/489747/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/489747/#comments Thu, 30 May 2013 12:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=489747 Ross writes: Several years ago a friend suggested to me that I had an old soul. I pretended to not understand what he meant even though I watched old television shows, saw old movies and listened to the big band sounds of the thirties and forties. I’m beginning to come to grips with my old soul […]

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Ross writes: Several years ago a friend suggested to me that I had an old soul. I pretended to not understand what he meant even though I watched old television shows, saw old movies and listened to the big band sounds of the thirties and forties. I’m beginning to come to grips with my old soul […]

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Bloomberg Interview: American Car Design Rennaissance? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/bloomberg-interview-american-car-design-rennaissance/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/bloomberg-interview-american-car-design-rennaissance/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2013 14:57:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483682 If you have a spare four minutes and four seconds (plus time for the commercial) take the time to check out the following discussion over at Bloomberg.com. As a layman, I find these kind of discussions very interesting and would like to hear the best and the brightest, many of whom I know to be […]

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If you have a spare four minutes and four seconds (plus time for the commercial) take the time to check out the following discussion over at Bloomberg.com. As a layman, I find these kind of discussions very interesting and would like to hear the best and the brightest, many of whom I know to be […]

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Review: 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/review-2013-dodge-challenger-srt8-392/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/review-2013-dodge-challenger-srt8-392/#comments Tue, 12 Feb 2013 16:28:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=472956 Last time we had a Challenger SRT8 to review, well, we didn’t review it so much as we burnt the rubber off the rear wheels. Sorry Dodge, we couldn’t help it. After a few Facebook requests, we put Dodge’s 470HP retro coupé back on our wish list and someone at Chrysler decided to trust me […]

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Last time we had a Challenger SRT8 to review, well, we didn’t review it so much as we burnt the rubber off the rear wheels. Sorry Dodge, we couldn’t help it. After a few Facebook requests, we put Dodge’s 470HP retro coupé back on our wish list and someone at Chrysler decided to trust me […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: And The Beetle Goes On Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-and-the-beetle-goes-on-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-and-the-beetle-goes-on-edition/#comments Mon, 18 Apr 2011 14:20:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=391723 What was old has become new… again! After letting the old New Beetle languish on the market for a remarkable 13th year, VW has revisited its ’90s retro hit with a longer, lower, wider update on the new Jetta’s platform [The 2012 Beetle is 71.2 inches wide (3.3 inches wider), 58.5 inches tall (.5 inches […]

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What was old has become new… again! After letting the old New Beetle languish on the market for a remarkable 13th year, VW has revisited its ’90s retro hit with a longer, lower, wider update on the new Jetta’s platform [The 2012 Beetle is 71.2 inches wide (3.3 inches wider), 58.5 inches tall (.5 inches […]

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Bulli For You: VW To Build Microvan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/bulli-for-you-vw-to-build-microvan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/03/bulli-for-you-vw-to-build-microvan/#comments Thu, 10 Mar 2011 16:18:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=386891 The first time VW showed a retro-inspired Van concept, they said they would build it but never did. Now, having shown a new, far smaller retro-inspired microvan [gallery here], VW says they will not only build the thing, but thanks to their modular MQB platform, they’ll be able to build variations of it for markets […]

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The first time VW showed a retro-inspired Van concept, they said they would build it but never did. Now, having shown a new, far smaller retro-inspired microvan [gallery here], VW says they will not only build the thing, but thanks to their modular MQB platform, they’ll be able to build variations of it for markets […]

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Russian President Requests The Rebirth Of ZiL http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/russian-president-requests-the-rebirth-of-zil/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/05/russian-president-requests-the-rebirth-of-zil/#comments Thu, 20 May 2010 18:45:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=357043 What is it about former (or ostensible) communist leaders and retro limousines? China’s Hu Jintao got a tip of the hat from us last October for stepping out in style at the country’s National Day celebrations in a retro-fabulous Hongqi HQE. Now, The Guardian reports that President Dmitry Medvedev has decided to trade in his […]

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What is it about former (or ostensible) communist leaders and retro limousines? China’s Hu Jintao got a tip of the hat from us last October for stepping out in style at the country’s National Day celebrations in a retro-fabulous Hongqi HQE. Now, The Guardian reports that President Dmitry Medvedev has decided to trade in his […]

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Will No One Rid Me Of These Troublesome Baby Boomers? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/will-no-one-rid-me-of-these-troublesome-baby-boomers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/will-no-one-rid-me-of-these-troublesome-baby-boomers/#comments Sat, 20 Mar 2010 18:09:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=349770 Statistically speaking, it’s a little early to be ragging on the baby boomers. In addition to numerical advantages, the boomers also haven’t slipped fully into retirement, meaning mainstream culture will be stuck for a little longer in the era of unrepentantly rosy nostalgia. And though the pasturing of America’s second-greatest-by-default generation will be ruinous for […]

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Statistically speaking, it’s a little early to be ragging on the baby boomers. In addition to numerical advantages, the boomers also haven’t slipped fully into retirement, meaning mainstream culture will be stuck for a little longer in the era of unrepentantly rosy nostalgia. And though the pasturing of America’s second-greatest-by-default generation will be ruinous for […]

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