The Truth About Cars » RIP http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 08 Feb 2016 13:00:59 +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 » RIP http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com UPDATE 2: Will Toyota Kill Off the Scion Brand Today? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-toyota-kill-off-the-scion-brand-today/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/will-toyota-kill-off-the-scion-brand-today/#comments Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:05:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278410 Update 2: Toyota has officially announced Scion’s “transition to Toyota.” Update 1: Road&Track is reporting it has confirmed the rumor with an inside source and the death of Scion will be publicly announced later today. A top-secret meeting took place Tuesday afternoon to announce the death of the Scion brand to employees, reports CarBuzzard (via Motor Trend). The company […]

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Update 2: Toyota has officially announced Scion’s “transition to Toyota.” Update 1: Road&Track is reporting it has confirmed the rumor with an inside source and the death of Scion will be publicly announced later today. A top-secret meeting took place Tuesday afternoon to announce the death of the Scion brand to employees, reports CarBuzzard (via Motor Trend). The company […]

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Super Piston Slap: RIP Tom Magliozzi http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/super-piston-slap-rip-tom-magliozzi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/11/super-piston-slap-rip-tom-magliozzi/#comments Tue, 04 Nov 2014 13:50:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=939921   Sajeev writes: I don’t know what Tom Magliozzi thought of our little Piston Slap creation, sadly we never met.  So I write to remember an inspirational person who did great things: Mr. Magliozzi made the undesirable job of fixing a car into an info-tainment legacy. NPR wrote a wonderful article, and one point about this MIT graduate […]

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  Sajeev writes: I don’t know what Tom Magliozzi thought of our little Piston Slap creation, sadly we never met.  So I write to remember an inspirational person who did great things: Mr. Magliozzi made the undesirable job of fixing a car into an info-tainment legacy. NPR wrote a wonderful article, and one point about this MIT graduate […]

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Vellum Venom: Uwe Bahnsen, Car Designer, RIP http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/vellum-venom-uwe-bahnsen-car-designer-rip/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/vellum-venom-uwe-bahnsen-car-designer-rip/#comments Thu, 08 Aug 2013 03:51:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498589 Never forget: people make all the difference.  This often overlooked fact in the glamorous world of automotive styling rings true for the life of Mr. Uwe Bahnsen. I froze in my tracks when I heard of his passing on Car Design News. His work at Ford and with the Industrial Design community influenced me, and […]

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Never forget: people make all the difference.  This often overlooked fact in the glamorous world of automotive styling rings true for the life of Mr. Uwe Bahnsen. I froze in my tracks when I heard of his passing on Car Design News. His work at Ford and with the Industrial Design community influenced me, and […]

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Saab: The Eulogy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/saab-the-eulogy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/saab-the-eulogy/#comments Wed, 21 Dec 2011 22:48:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=422979 Brethren, we are once again gathered together to mourn the passing of another automobile company. Saab was of that rare breed of car that always had a band of devoted, aye, fanatical followers. In her prime, Saab could not fail to ignite the after-burners of anyone with a predilection to genuine character, speed, innovation, intelligence, […]

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Brethren, we are once again gathered together to mourn the passing of another automobile company. Saab was of that rare breed of car that always had a band of devoted, aye, fanatical followers. In her prime, Saab could not fail to ignite the after-burners of anyone with a predilection to genuine character, speed, innovation, intelligence, […]

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Ford kills Historic Assembly Plant, Ranger RIP http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/ford-kills-historic-assembly-plant-ranger-rip/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/ford-kills-historic-assembly-plant-ranger-rip/#comments Tue, 18 Oct 2011 20:03:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=414914     According to many news sources, the historic Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota is headed for a not-so-grand finale.  Come December 19th, the 86-year-old facility that originally built Model Ts will be history.  Ironically, Twin Cities is currently making the T’s spiritual successor: the (somewhat iconic) Ford Ranger compact truck. So […]

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    According to many news sources, the historic Twin Cities Assembly Plant in St. Paul, Minnesota is headed for a not-so-grand finale.  Come December 19th, the 86-year-old facility that originally built Model Ts will be history.  Ironically, Twin Cities is currently making the T’s spiritual successor: the (somewhat iconic) Ford Ranger compact truck. So […]

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Lexus SC430 Dies Next Month http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/lexus-sc430-dies-next-month/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/lexus-sc430-dies-next-month/#comments Fri, 11 Jun 2010 14:40:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=358678 Good night, sweet luxo-barge. After nearly 10 years in production, the 430’s sales have fallen from about 14k in its first several years on sale to 720 units last year and about 2k units the year before that. Which, for a rather ungainly and quite expensive boulevardier, is not half bad at all. It will […]

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Good night, sweet luxo-barge. After nearly 10 years in production, the 430’s sales have fallen from about 14k in its first several years on sale to 720 units last year and about 2k units the year before that. Which, for a rather ungainly and quite expensive boulevardier, is not half bad at all. It will […]

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Ford Taurus: Oedipus Wrecks http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2006/09/ford-taurus-oedipus-wrecks/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2006/09/ford-taurus-oedipus-wrecks/#comments Fri, 01 Sep 2006 11:12:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=2131 gallery_c450020a.JPGIn his own ew-inducing sort of way, Oedipus defined the Tragic Hero. His story teaches us that character is fate; the arrogant King can no more escape his destiny than a bad guy on a cop show. And so it is with the Ford Taurus, a vehicle named for either the constellation of the same name (minus the Ford) or the Zodiac sign ascribed to it. According to pseudo- science, Taureans are practical, reliable, patient, affectionate, competent, ambitious, determined, lazy, jealous, inflexible, greedy and stubborn. And some people wonder why the model took twenty years to die an ignominious death…

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gallery_c450020a.JPGIn his own ew-inducing sort of way, Oedipus defined the Tragic Hero. His story teaches us that character is fate; the arrogant King can no more escape his destiny than a bad guy on a cop show. And so it is with the Ford Taurus, a vehicle named for either the constellation of the same name (minus the Ford) or the Zodiac sign ascribed to it. According to pseudo- science, Taureans are practical, reliable, patient, affectionate, competent, ambitious, determined, lazy, jealous, inflexible, greedy and stubborn. And some people wonder why the model took twenty years to die an ignominious death…

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