The Truth About Cars » roadster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 13:00:34 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Junkyard Find: 1990 Cadillac Allanté http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1990-cadillac-allante/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1990-cadillac-allante/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 12:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1327529 Yes, from the Volaré to the Troféo, Detroit marketers of the 1970s and 1980s knew that an accent in the car’s name meant “no need to buy one-a-them fancy imports with no pushrods in the engine, we got your class right here!” to American car shoppers. Unfortunately for General Motors, the Cadillac Allanté cost much […]

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Yes, from the Volaré to the Troféo, Detroit marketers of the 1970s and 1980s knew that an accent in the car’s name meant “no need to buy one-a-them fancy imports with no pushrods in the engine, we got your class right here!” to American car shoppers. Unfortunately for General Motors, the Cadillac Allanté cost much […]

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Junkyard Find: 1998 BMW Z3 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1998-bmw-z3/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/junkyard-find-1998-bmw-z3/#comments Fri, 15 Apr 2016 12:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1324682 One of the interesting things about frequenting high-inventory-turnover wrecking yards is that you get a sense of when a vehicle’s value has reached a certain “not worth fixing when it breaks” threshold. There will be no examples of this type of car in such yards, and then suddenly I’ll see a half-dozen in the space […]

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One of the interesting things about frequenting high-inventory-turnover wrecking yards is that you get a sense of when a vehicle’s value has reached a certain “not worth fixing when it breaks” threshold. There will be no examples of this type of car in such yards, and then suddenly I’ll see a half-dozen in the space […]

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Jaguar XK-SS to Rise From the Ashes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/jaguar-xk-ss-rise-ashes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/jaguar-xk-ss-rise-ashes/#comments Fri, 25 Mar 2016 16:12:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1311426 When fire destroyed Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant on Feb. 12, 1957, nine of the 25 existing XK-SS models were consumed by flames. The spartan roadster — a road going version of the famous D-type race car — went on to become a legend and the remaining 16 examples are among the most valuable collector cars on the market. […]

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When fire destroyed Jaguar’s Browns Lane plant on Feb. 12, 1957, nine of the 25 existing XK-SS models were consumed by flames. The spartan roadster — a road going version of the famous D-type race car — went on to become a legend and the remaining 16 examples are among the most valuable collector cars on the market. […]

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2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth: Sensuous Italian Loses Passion on Boat Over the Ocean http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-fiat-124-spider-elaborazione-abarth-sensuous-italian-loses-passion-boat-ocean/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-fiat-124-spider-elaborazione-abarth-sensuous-italian-loses-passion-boat-ocean/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 17:10:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308882 After teasing Americans from a distance at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, a production version of a meaner Fiat 124 Spider has been unveiled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in advance of its New York premiere. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth is a mouthful to pronounce, but the Old World name should help […]

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After teasing Americans from a distance at the Geneva Motor Show earlier this month, a production version of a meaner Fiat 124 Spider has been unveiled by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles in advance of its New York premiere. The 2017 Fiat 124 Spider Elaborazione Abarth is a mouthful to pronounce, but the Old World name should help […]

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Is Mazda Going to Tell the Miata to Put Its Top Back On? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/mazda-going-tell-miata-put-top-back/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/mazda-going-tell-miata-put-top-back/#comments Tue, 15 Mar 2016 18:10:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1304417 Mazda is teasing a new model reveal for next week’s New York Auto Show, and it could be a MX-5 Miata with more shade. The invitation to the model’s world premiere later this month asks participants to help Mazda “blow the lid off.” Hmm, let’s think about that one for a minute … The previous […]

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Mazda is teasing a new model reveal for next week’s New York Auto Show, and it could be a MX-5 Miata with more shade. The invitation to the model’s world premiere later this month asks participants to help Mazda “blow the lid off.” Hmm, let’s think about that one for a minute … The previous […]

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Foreign Affairs: Chinkara Roadster S, India http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/foreign-affairs-chinkara-roadster-s-india/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/foreign-affairs-chinkara-roadster-s-india/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2016 13:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1303257 The Indian auto industry is … unusual. Most personal transport is via motorcycle or scooter, but there is a history of car production spanning seven decades. As the country was one of Britain’s largest colonies, it’s not surprising that most of these cars are derived from English ancestors. Enter the Chinkara Roadster S: an Indian interpretation of […]

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The Indian auto industry is … unusual. Most personal transport is via motorcycle or scooter, but there is a history of car production spanning seven decades. As the country was one of Britain’s largest colonies, it’s not surprising that most of these cars are derived from English ancestors. Enter the Chinkara Roadster S: an Indian interpretation of […]

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2016 Audi TT Roadster Review – Not Just a Pretty Face http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-audi-tt-roadster-review-not-just-pretty-face/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-audi-tt-roadster-review-not-just-pretty-face/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253881 Most luxury roadsters are related to a practical, rear-wheel-drive sports sedan, but Audi prefers to march to a different drummer. Since its inception in 1998, the Audi TT has been based not on the A4, but on the Volkswagen Golf. The original TT was the product of Audi’s best and brightest and it not only […]

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Most luxury roadsters are related to a practical, rear-wheel-drive sports sedan, but Audi prefers to march to a different drummer. Since its inception in 1998, the Audi TT has been based not on the A4, but on the Volkswagen Golf. The original TT was the product of Audi’s best and brightest and it not only […]

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2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata Review – An Original Reborn (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-mazda-mx-5-miata-review/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 18:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1238985 If there is one constant in the automotive world, it is that every redesigned vehicle gets bigger, more powerful, heavier and more complex. Bucking that trend is Mazda’s latest MX-5, one of the smallest and lightest cars sold in the United States. Since the launch of the Miata in 1989, Mazda’s tiny roadster has been a […]

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If there is one constant in the automotive world, it is that every redesigned vehicle gets bigger, more powerful, heavier and more complex. Bucking that trend is Mazda’s latest MX-5, one of the smallest and lightest cars sold in the United States. Since the launch of the Miata in 1989, Mazda’s tiny roadster has been a […]

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Digestible Collectible: 1967 MGB http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/digestible-collectible-1967-mgb/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/digestible-collectible-1967-mgb/#comments Wed, 02 Dec 2015 14:00:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1233153 The familiar, yet disconcerting sound of a medium-duty diesel was our first clue. It was the early ’90s, a time before ubiquitous cell phones, and my dad and I had been waiting for several hours for my stepmom to arrive in her MGB that we were putting away for the winter. She arrived eventually, in […]

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The familiar, yet disconcerting sound of a medium-duty diesel was our first clue. It was the early ’90s, a time before ubiquitous cell phones, and my dad and I had been waiting for several hours for my stepmom to arrive in her MGB that we were putting away for the winter. She arrived eventually, in […]

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Let There Be Light: Mazda Shows Specialty MX5s at SEMA Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/let-light-mazda-shows-specialty-mx5s-sema-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/let-light-mazda-shows-specialty-mx5s-sema-show/#comments Thu, 29 Oct 2015 14:30:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1207857 Mazda will show two different concepts of its lightweight convertible next month at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. The first, a Speedster concept of the MX-5 Miata is a lightweight version of the two-door, two-seater that, among other things, dumps the windshield in favor of a deflector and hopefully looks like a damn Bocar XP-5. The […]

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Mazda will show two different concepts of its lightweight convertible next month at the annual SEMA show in Las Vegas. The first, a Speedster concept of the MX-5 Miata is a lightweight version of the two-door, two-seater that, among other things, dumps the windshield in favor of a deflector and hopefully looks like a damn Bocar XP-5. The […]

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Digestible Collectible: 2003 Honda S2000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/digestible-collectible-2003-honda-s2000/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/digestible-collectible-2003-honda-s2000/#comments Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1201505 Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, Honda could do no wrong in enthusiasts’ eyes. Nearly everything was a hit. The CRX, Civic, Prelude, NSX and Integra all handled beautifully, taking well to both motorsport and unwise modification. Near the turn of the century, however, some folks decreed that Honda had lost its way. The double-wishbone suspension was phased […]

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Throughout the ’80s and ’90s, Honda could do no wrong in enthusiasts’ eyes. Nearly everything was a hit. The CRX, Civic, Prelude, NSX and Integra all handled beautifully, taking well to both motorsport and unwise modification. Near the turn of the century, however, some folks decreed that Honda had lost its way. The double-wishbone suspension was phased […]

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Crapwagon Outtake: 1981 Fiat X1/9 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/crapwagon-outtake-1981-fiat-x19/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/crapwagon-outtake-1981-fiat-x19/#comments Fri, 02 Oct 2015 13:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1186330 I like the unusual when it comes to cars — as must be quite clear from the pieces I’ve written over the last few months. However, my current fleet is quite mainstream, consisting of a Chrysler minivan, the wife’s Chevy Trailblazer, and a first-generation Miata. Perhaps that explains my wandering eye. Over the last couple […]

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I like the unusual when it comes to cars — as must be quite clear from the pieces I’ve written over the last few months. However, my current fleet is quite mainstream, consisting of a Chrysler minivan, the wife’s Chevy Trailblazer, and a first-generation Miata. Perhaps that explains my wandering eye. Over the last couple […]

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2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider Review (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2016-alfa-romeo-4c-spider-review-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2016-alfa-romeo-4c-spider-review-video/#comments Mon, 21 Sep 2015 13:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1169810 2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 1.75-liter DOHC I-4, direct injection, turbocharged, CVVT (237 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 258 lbs-ft @ 2,200-4,250 rpm) 6-speed “Alfa TCT” dual-clutch automatic 24 city/34 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 28.1 (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Rosso Alfa Red paint, Fascia Stone Protector, HID Headlamps, Carbon Fibre Trim Kit, Convenience Package, Racing Exhaust, Red Calipers, 18/19 Inch […]

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2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider 1.75-liter DOHC I-4, direct injection, turbocharged, CVVT (237 horsepower @ 6,000 rpm; 258 lbs-ft @ 2,200-4,250 rpm) 6-speed “Alfa TCT” dual-clutch automatic 24 city/34 highway/28 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 28.1 (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Rosso Alfa Red paint, Fascia Stone Protector, HID Headlamps, Carbon Fibre Trim Kit, Convenience Package, Racing Exhaust, Red Calipers, 18/19 Inch […]

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Fiat Chrysler Tops Annual ‘Total Quality’ Survey http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/fiat-chrysler-tops-annual-total-quality-survey/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/fiat-chrysler-tops-annual-total-quality-survey/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1118545 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles earned the top spot overall in an annual survey of new car quality. Strategic Vision, a San Diego-based research firm, ranked FCA No. 1 for the first time since the company began measuring customer satisfaction in 1995. Last year, Kia earned top honors. FCA had six cars that topped their respective segments, […]

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles earned the top spot overall in an annual survey of new car quality. Strategic Vision, a San Diego-based research firm, ranked FCA No. 1 for the first time since the company began measuring customer satisfaction in 1995. Last year, Kia earned top honors. FCA had six cars that topped their respective segments, […]

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2016 Jaguar F-Type R AWD Review – Bringing the Kitty into Shape http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/2016-jaguar-f-type-r-awd-bringing-kitty-shape/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/2016-jaguar-f-type-r-awd-bringing-kitty-shape/#comments Fri, 10 Jul 2015 14:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1112713 I know the experience is inauthentic. I know the sounds are manufactured somewhat. I know the marketing telling me about this car’s “soul” and “passion” is wholly disingenuous. I don’t particularly care. The 2016 Jaguar F-Type R AWD is one of those genetically engineered chocolate-flavored bananas. It’s a trick; I get it. I just don’t […]

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I know the experience is inauthentic. I know the sounds are manufactured somewhat. I know the marketing telling me about this car’s “soul” and “passion” is wholly disingenuous. I don’t particularly care. The 2016 Jaguar F-Type R AWD is one of those genetically engineered chocolate-flavored bananas. It’s a trick; I get it. I just don’t […]

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Low-Cost Tesla EV To Be Dubbed Model 3 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/low-cost-tesla-ev-to-be-dubbed-model-3/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/low-cost-tesla-ev-to-be-dubbed-model-3/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:00:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=867218 Tesla announced the name of its low-cost EV due to arrive around 2017: Model 3. Autoblog reports the name was announced on its Facebook page Tuesday, after Ford rebuffed CEO Elon Musk’s desire to call the $35,000 EV the Model E earlier this year. Musk adds the name will be written as a Roman numeral, […]

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Tesla announced the name of its low-cost EV due to arrive around 2017: Model 3. Autoblog reports the name was announced on its Facebook page Tuesday, after Ford rebuffed CEO Elon Musk’s desire to call the $35,000 EV the Model E earlier this year. Musk adds the name will be written as a Roman numeral, […]

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Daihatsu Revives The Copen http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/2014-daihatsu-copen/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/2014-daihatsu-copen/#comments Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:30:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=849818   Daihatsu’s diminutive sports car is back after a two year absence, with a new look, but the same 660 cc displacement. The Copen still puts out just 63 horsepower and 68 lb-ft from its tiny engine, but it’s also one of the more exciting kei-cars in existence. For 2014, Daihatsu has ditched the retro […]

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  Daihatsu’s diminutive sports car is back after a two year absence, with a new look, but the same 660 cc displacement. The Copen still puts out just 63 horsepower and 68 lb-ft from its tiny engine, but it’s also one of the more exciting kei-cars in existence. For 2014, Daihatsu has ditched the retro […]

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MG Motor Considering Roadster, US Market In Long-Term Plans http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/mg-motor-considering-roadster-us-market-in-long-term-plans/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/05/mg-motor-considering-roadster-us-market-in-long-term-plans/#comments Tue, 27 May 2014 13:00:51 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=832922 The last time MG sold roadsters in the United States, Jimmy Carter was President, ABSCAM (minus the efforts of Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper) entered its final phase, and CNN had newsreaders instead of “news VJs.” Should the Sino-British brand be able to assemble a roadster worthy of those 1960s and 1970s classics, […]

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The last time MG sold roadsters in the United States, Jimmy Carter was President, ABSCAM (minus the efforts of Jennifer Lawrence, Christian Bale and Bradley Cooper) entered its final phase, and CNN had newsreaders instead of “news VJs.” Should the Sino-British brand be able to assemble a roadster worthy of those 1960s and 1970s classics, […]

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No Replacements For MINI Coupe, Paceman, Roadster http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/no-replacements-for-mini-coupe-paceman-roadster/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/03/no-replacements-for-mini-coupe-paceman-roadster/#comments Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:38:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=774977 BMW’s MINI may not replace the Coupe, Paceman or Roadster when their day comes, opting to focus on three “pillar” models that allow the brand to be “more relevant to more people,” according to MINI head of product management Oliver Friedmann. Automotive News Europe reports Friedmann’s first priority for MINI “is to roll out a […]

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BMW’s MINI may not replace the Coupe, Paceman or Roadster when their day comes, opting to focus on three “pillar” models that allow the brand to be “more relevant to more people,” according to MINI head of product management Oliver Friedmann. Automotive News Europe reports Friedmann’s first priority for MINI “is to roll out a […]

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Tesla To Debut Model E at 2015 Detroit Auto Show http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/tesla-to-debut-model-e-at-2015-detroit-auto-show/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/12/tesla-to-debut-model-e-at-2015-detroit-auto-show/#comments Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=681202 For admirers of Tesla’s latest and greatest who would love to own a piece of the action if only the price of admission were low enough, the word on the street is such a vehicle will debut in January 2015 during the Detroit Auto Show. The Model E, as rumored to be named, will have […]

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For admirers of Tesla’s latest and greatest who would love to own a piece of the action if only the price of admission were low enough, the word on the street is such a vehicle will debut in January 2015 during the Detroit Auto Show. The Model E, as rumored to be named, will have […]

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Vellum Venom: 1966 Datsun Sports 1600 (Fairlady) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/vellum-venom-1966-datsun-sports-1600-fairlady/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/vellum-venom-1966-datsun-sports-1600-fairlady/#comments Tue, 03 Sep 2013 13:00:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=506577 Can you remember when sports cars were a staple of design studios?  When these wee-beasties were vellum fodder like today’s CUVs?  Me neither.  But Europe once made these in spades, and–much like today’s utility vehicle craze–Japan regularly followed suit.  Let’s examine that rich history with a deep cut into Nissan’s “Fairlady” series.      Let’s […]

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Can you remember when sports cars were a staple of design studios?  When these wee-beasties were vellum fodder like today’s CUVs?  Me neither.  But Europe once made these in spades, and–much like today’s utility vehicle craze–Japan regularly followed suit.  Let’s examine that rich history with a deep cut into Nissan’s “Fairlady” series.      Let’s […]

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Mazda MX-5 Getting Refreshed Yet Again http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/mazda-mx-5-getting-refreshed-yet-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/07/mazda-mx-5-getting-refreshed-yet-again/#comments Mon, 02 Jul 2012 18:14:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=451011 Mazda will be refreshing the MX-5 for 2013, as they attempt to hold us over for the long-awaited “ND” Miata, due in a couple years, that will share a platform with the Alfa Romeo Spider. Although *some* uninformed enthusiasts claim that the current car is a heavier, uglier abomination not fit to carry on the […]

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Mazda will be refreshing the MX-5 for 2013, as they attempt to hold us over for the long-awaited “ND” Miata, due in a couple years, that will share a platform with the Alfa Romeo Spider. Although *some* uninformed enthusiasts claim that the current car is a heavier, uglier abomination not fit to carry on the […]

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Next-Gen Alfa Romeo Spider Won’t Be An Upscale Miata http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/next-gen-alfa-romeo-spider-wont-be-an-upscale-miata/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/next-gen-alfa-romeo-spider-wont-be-an-upscale-miata/#comments Thu, 28 Jun 2012 19:50:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=450640 News of the next Alfa Romeo Spider sharing its technology with the Mazda MX-5 led to some speculation that the Spider would be a more expensive version of the MX-5, perhaps with a bespoke powertrain and styling. Not quite. According to Retuers, the Spider will be the volume model, while the 4C mid-engined sports car […]

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News of the next Alfa Romeo Spider sharing its technology with the Mazda MX-5 led to some speculation that the Spider would be a more expensive version of the MX-5, perhaps with a bespoke powertrain and styling. Not quite. According to Retuers, the Spider will be the volume model, while the 4C mid-engined sports car […]

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Lamborghini Aventador J Will Disturb Luxurious Hairdos Across The Globe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/lamborghini-aventador-j-will-disturb-luxurious-hairdos-across-the-globe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/lamborghini-aventador-j-will-disturb-luxurious-hairdos-across-the-globe/#comments Tue, 06 Mar 2012 16:45:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=434022 Everyone expecting there would be some kind of droptop Aventador – after all, what’s the point of a supercar if the people who bullied you in high school can’t see how rich and successful you are? But we weren’t expecting this. The Lamborghini Aventador J is actually a one-off, already spoken-for model that will doubtlessly […]

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Everyone expecting there would be some kind of droptop Aventador – after all, what’s the point of a supercar if the people who bullied you in high school can’t see how rich and successful you are? But we weren’t expecting this. The Lamborghini Aventador J is actually a one-off, already spoken-for model that will doubtlessly […]

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Review: 2012 Mercedes SLK350 Convertible http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/review-2012-mercedes-slk350-convertible-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/review-2012-mercedes-slk350-convertible-2/#comments Thu, 19 Jan 2012 23:28:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=427200 Luxury roadsters have always been niche vehicles. With the economic implosion over the last decade, that niche has become even smaller. Last year the Mercedes SLK and BMW Z4 each sold less than 3,500 units on our shores, down from over 10,000 each back in 2006 and Canadian sales are roughly a tenth of that. […]

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Luxury roadsters have always been niche vehicles. With the economic implosion over the last decade, that niche has become even smaller. Last year the Mercedes SLK and BMW Z4 each sold less than 3,500 units on our shores, down from over 10,000 each back in 2006 and Canadian sales are roughly a tenth of that. […]

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