The Truth About Cars » Scion FR-S 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 » Scion FR-S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Doug Drives: Is Old-School Rebadging Dead? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/doug-drives-old-school-rebadging-dead/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/doug-drives-old-school-rebadging-dead/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 18:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1248553 So I got up behind a Dodge Grand Caravan the other day and I started thinking about my youth. This is because, in my youth, the Dodge Grand Caravan was an acceptable vehicle to drive, and not something you were stuck with when Enterprise ran out of full-size sedans. There are two reasons for this: […]

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So I got up behind a Dodge Grand Caravan the other day and I started thinking about my youth. This is because, in my youth, the Dodge Grand Caravan was an acceptable vehicle to drive, and not something you were stuck with when Enterprise ran out of full-size sedans. There are two reasons for this: […]

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Among Sports Cars, New Beats Old: FR-S Hits New Low As MX-5 Takes Over http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/among-sports-cars-new-beats-old-fr-s-hits-new-low-mx-5-takes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/among-sports-cars-new-beats-old-fr-s-hits-new-low-mx-5-takes/#comments Mon, 14 Dec 2015 20:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1240273 November 2015 produced the lowest full-month U.S. sales total for the Scion FR-S in its history. November 2015 also produced the sixth consecutive year-over-year Mazda MX-5 Miata monthly sales increase; November was also the fifth consecutive month in which the Mazda MX-5 outsold the Scion FR-S. The FR-S and MX-5 are clearly not direct rivals. […]

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November 2015 produced the lowest full-month U.S. sales total for the Scion FR-S in its history. November 2015 also produced the sixth consecutive year-over-year Mazda MX-5 Miata monthly sales increase; November was also the fifth consecutive month in which the Mazda MX-5 outsold the Scion FR-S. The FR-S and MX-5 are clearly not direct rivals. […]

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What Is This Performance BRZ/FR-S and Where Can We Get One? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/performance-brzfr-s-can-get-one/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/performance-brzfr-s-can-get-one/#comments Thu, 12 Nov 2015 22:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1217713 Our friends over at AutoGuide have a juicy story about a patent filing from Toyota that details a decidedly BRZ STI-looking drawing that may signal a performance variant on its way. According to AutoGuide, the patent, which was approved in Japan, was filed by Toyota, but named Subaru-parent company Fuji Heavy Industry as its owner. […]

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Our friends over at AutoGuide have a juicy story about a patent filing from Toyota that details a decidedly BRZ STI-looking drawing that may signal a performance variant on its way. According to AutoGuide, the patent, which was approved in Japan, was filed by Toyota, but named Subaru-parent company Fuji Heavy Industry as its owner. […]

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Scion’s FR-S Took A Hit In 2014 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/scions-fr-s-took-hit-2014/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/scions-fr-s-took-hit-2014/#comments Sun, 18 Jan 2015 14:14:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=984753 The U.S. market, long in need of an affordable, compact, rear-wheel-drive sports car, allowed the hype to initially take hold. The Scion FR-S’s best ever month was its first full month of availability – June 2012 – when 2684 copies were sold. But in the second-half of the FR-S’s first full year in the U.S., […]

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The U.S. market, long in need of an affordable, compact, rear-wheel-drive sports car, allowed the hype to initially take hold. The Scion FR-S’s best ever month was its first full month of availability – June 2012 – when 2684 copies were sold. But in the second-half of the FR-S’s first full year in the U.S., […]

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Difficile Est Saturam Non Scribere http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/difficile-est-saturam-non-scribere/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/01/difficile-est-saturam-non-scribere/#comments Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:03:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=972530   It is difficult not to write satire – but this might be too subtle. Thoughts? (H/T Jalopnik)

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  It is difficult not to write satire – but this might be too subtle. Thoughts? (H/T Jalopnik)

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QOTD: Subaru BRZ Will Live To Fight Another Generation, Says Fuji Heavy Boss http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/qotd-subaru-brz-will-live-to-fight-another-generation-says-fuji-heavy-boss/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/qotd-subaru-brz-will-live-to-fight-another-generation-says-fuji-heavy-boss/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 17:24:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=861001 “If I were to be told that, I’d pass out…It’s not going to be just one generation.” -Fuji Heavy Industries President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga Automotive News is reporting that the head of Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company of Subaru, is denying reports that the Toyobaru twins will last one generation. But as AN reports, Fuji Heavy boss Yasuyuki […]

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“If I were to be told that, I’d pass out…It’s not going to be just one generation.” -Fuji Heavy Industries President Yasuyuki Yoshinaga Automotive News is reporting that the head of Fuji Heavy Industries, parent company of Subaru, is denying reports that the Toyobaru twins will last one generation. But as AN reports, Fuji Heavy boss Yasuyuki […]

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Capsule Review: 2014 Scion FR-S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/capsule-review-2014-scion-fr-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/07/capsule-review-2014-scion-fr-s/#comments Mon, 07 Jul 2014 12:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=829402 If you purchase a Scion FR-S with an automatic transmission, I hope you’re deeply ashamed. There might be a legitimate reason. I’d accept a condition that prevents you from working a clutch and shifter. You know, something like losing a tussle with gangrene as a child or an advanced Type-II Diabetes induced foot-ectomy. Harsh, inconsiderate […]

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If you purchase a Scion FR-S with an automatic transmission, I hope you’re deeply ashamed. There might be a legitimate reason. I’d accept a condition that prevents you from working a clutch and shifter. You know, something like losing a tussle with gangrene as a child or an advanced Type-II Diabetes induced foot-ectomy. Harsh, inconsiderate […]

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Toyobaru Might Only Last For One Generation As Partnership Under Evaluation http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/toyobaru-might-only-last-for-one-generation-as-partnership-under-evaluation/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/06/toyobaru-might-only-last-for-one-generation-as-partnership-under-evaluation/#comments Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:07:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=850962 The Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ may only exist for one generation, as comments by the car’s chief engineer suggest a dissolution of the partnership between Toyota and Subaru. Speaking to an Australian outlet, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada was cryptic about whether a next-generation sports car would have Subaru’s involvement. Tada left open the possibility that the […]

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The Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ may only exist for one generation, as comments by the car’s chief engineer suggest a dissolution of the partnership between Toyota and Subaru. Speaking to an Australian outlet, chief engineer Tetsuya Tada was cryptic about whether a next-generation sports car would have Subaru’s involvement. Tada left open the possibility that the […]

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Slow Sales Of Scion FR-S Disappoint Toyota, Jeopardize Engine Upgrades http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/slow-sales-of-scion-fr-s-disappoint-toyota-jeopardize-engine-upgrades/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/slow-sales-of-scion-fr-s-disappoint-toyota-jeopardize-engine-upgrades/#comments Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:40:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=749001 The Scion FR-S – lightweight, affordable sports car that the world was supposedly waiting for – is reportedly lagging behing its sales targets across the globe, making it difficult for Toyota to justify upgrading the engine or bringing a convertible to market. Speaking to Auto Express, Toyota Europe R&D head Gerald Killman said “A faster version […]

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The Scion FR-S – lightweight, affordable sports car that the world was supposedly waiting for – is reportedly lagging behing its sales targets across the globe, making it difficult for Toyota to justify upgrading the engine or bringing a convertible to market. Speaking to Auto Express, Toyota Europe R&D head Gerald Killman said “A faster version […]

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Cain’s Segments: The Toyobaru Twins http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/cains-segments-the-toyobaru-twins/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/cains-segments-the-toyobaru-twins/#comments Thu, 07 Nov 2013 13:00:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=644522 It’s been a year-and-a-half, and the Toyobaru twins have not lost their luster. Proximity has not made the heart grow less fond. American sports car consumers still want to buy the Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ. In the case of the lower-volume Subaru, the desire is growing at an especially fast rate. Shortly after […]

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It’s been a year-and-a-half, and the Toyobaru twins have not lost their luster. Proximity has not made the heart grow less fond. American sports car consumers still want to buy the Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ. In the case of the lower-volume Subaru, the desire is growing at an especially fast rate. Shortly after […]

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Review: 2014 Scion tC (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/review-2014-scion-tc-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/09/review-2014-scion-tc-with-video/#comments Tue, 17 Sep 2013 16:23:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=517425 Many assumed that with the new FR-S hitting the dealers, it would only be a matter of time before the front-wheel-drive tC was sent out to pasture. However with an average buyer age of 28, the tC is isn’t just the youngest Toyota, it’s the youngest car in America. With demographics like that, product planners […]

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Many assumed that with the new FR-S hitting the dealers, it would only be a matter of time before the front-wheel-drive tC was sent out to pasture. However with an average buyer age of 28, the tC is isn’t just the youngest Toyota, it’s the youngest car in America. With demographics like that, product planners […]

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Evo Finds Out What’s Faster: Fiesta ST Or FR-S http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/evo-finds-out-whats-faster-fiesta-st-or-fr-s/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/evo-finds-out-whats-faster-fiesta-st-or-fr-s/#comments Wed, 26 Jun 2013 18:58:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=493400 When Jack Baruth took the Scion FR-S to the track and pronounced it the least desirable among its chief rivals, some readers were despondent. How could the car that would supposedly provide good care for the sick and slow the rise of the oceans be ranked dead last against a hairdresser’s car and a Korean […]

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When Jack Baruth took the Scion FR-S to the track and pronounced it the least desirable among its chief rivals, some readers were despondent. How could the car that would supposedly provide good care for the sick and slow the rise of the oceans be ranked dead last against a hairdresser’s car and a Korean […]

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Mark Reuss Keeps Pushing For Rear-Drive Small Chevy http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/mark-reuss-keeps-pushing-for-rear-drive-small-chevy/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/mark-reuss-keeps-pushing-for-rear-drive-small-chevy/#comments Mon, 06 May 2013 16:29:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=487462 Almost exactly one month after TTAC first broached news of a possible compact rear-drive Chevrolet, TTAC commenter and GM North America vice-president Mark Reuss is still dropping hints about such a product. Speaking to Automotive News on the prospect of a possible competitor to the Scion FR-S “A really nice, light, rear-drive car that’s inexpensive […]

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Almost exactly one month after TTAC first broached news of a possible compact rear-drive Chevrolet, TTAC commenter and GM North America vice-president Mark Reuss is still dropping hints about such a product. Speaking to Automotive News on the prospect of a possible competitor to the Scion FR-S “A really nice, light, rear-drive car that’s inexpensive […]

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Could Chevrolet Revive The Chevelle As An RWD Car? Just Maybe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/could-chevrolet-revive-the-chevelle-as-an-rwd-car-just-maybe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/could-chevrolet-revive-the-chevelle-as-an-rwd-car-just-maybe/#comments Fri, 05 Apr 2013 16:07:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483743 Over at Jalopnik, Patrick George discusses the recent trademark filing by General Motors for the Chevelle name. After a brief discussion regarding trademark procedure, George makes a logical conclusion; the Chevelle name may end up attached to something less than worthy, similar to how Dodge’s C-segment car ended up with the Dart moniker. But there […]

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Over at Jalopnik, Patrick George discusses the recent trademark filing by General Motors for the Chevelle name. After a brief discussion regarding trademark procedure, George makes a logical conclusion; the Chevelle name may end up attached to something less than worthy, similar to how Dodge’s C-segment car ended up with the Dart moniker. But there […]

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Scion’s Upmarket Expansion Gives Hope For FR-S Spinoffs http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/scions-upmarket-expansion-gives-hope-for-fr-s-spinoffs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/scions-upmarket-expansion-gives-hope-for-fr-s-spinoffs/#comments Mon, 01 Apr 2013 11:00:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483050 A couple weeks back, Tetsuya Tada, father of the Scion FR-S, wistfully meditated on his desire to see more variants of the Scion FR-S, including a shooting brake. Rather than dismissive them as fantasy-bait for the enthusiast set, TTAC determined that there is probably a good business case for developing more variants of the Toyobaru […]

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A couple weeks back, Tetsuya Tada, father of the Scion FR-S, wistfully meditated on his desire to see more variants of the Scion FR-S, including a shooting brake. Rather than dismissive them as fantasy-bait for the enthusiast set, TTAC determined that there is probably a good business case for developing more variants of the Toyobaru […]

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The Most Expensive Supercharger Kit…In The Wuuurrrlllllllddd http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/the-most-expensive-supercharger-kit-in-the-wuuurrrlllllllddd/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/the-most-expensive-supercharger-kit-in-the-wuuurrrlllllllddd/#comments Fri, 22 Mar 2013 15:35:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=482013 Have you ever seen a supercharger kit that costs more than the car in question?  TRD’s new supercharger kit for the Scion FR-S costs an astonishing $26,000, more than the MSRP of the FR-S itself. The supercharger is meant primarily for the SCCA Prielli World Challenge Series, but for it to be legal, it must […]

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Have you ever seen a supercharger kit that costs more than the car in question?  TRD’s new supercharger kit for the Scion FR-S costs an astonishing $26,000, more than the MSRP of the FR-S itself. The supercharger is meant primarily for the SCCA Prielli World Challenge Series, but for it to be legal, it must […]

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Tada’s GT-86 Dreams Decoded http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/tadas-gt-86-dreams-decoded/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/tadas-gt-86-dreams-decoded/#comments Thu, 14 Mar 2013 17:33:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481297 Ahh, the benefits of free PR. Mere minutes after Toyota UK’s official blog posted their “interview” with GT 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, the outlets of the autoblogosphere were alight with Tada’s comments praising shooting brakes. See, dropping a choice quote about Tada’s desire for a GT86 shooting brake isn’t just a coldly calculated way […]

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Ahh, the benefits of free PR. Mere minutes after Toyota UK’s official blog posted their “interview” with GT 86 chief engineer Tetsuya Tada, the outlets of the autoblogosphere were alight with Tada’s comments praising shooting brakes. See, dropping a choice quote about Tada’s desire for a GT86 shooting brake isn’t just a coldly calculated way […]

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Hachi Roku Drops The Top http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/hachi-roku-loses-its-top/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/hachi-roku-loses-its-top/#comments Fri, 01 Mar 2013 16:54:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479578 Ever try and play a round of golf as a Miata driver? From first hand experience, I can tell you it doesn’t work well. If you are lucky at manipulating large objects and have nothing else in the trunk, your golf bag might fit. God help you if you are giving a friend a lift to […]

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Ever try and play a round of golf as a Miata driver? From first hand experience, I can tell you it doesn’t work well. If you are lucky at manipulating large objects and have nothing else in the trunk, your golf bag might fit. God help you if you are giving a friend a lift to […]

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Altezza Lights: A Retrospective http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/altezza-lights-a-retrospective/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/altezza-lights-a-retrospective/#comments Thu, 28 Feb 2013 14:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=479378 There are some automotive fads that we can liken to the leather jacket; a contemporary piece of clothing that has endured the test of time to become a staple of one’s wardrobe. The Hoffmeister kink may be the best example of an aesthetic detail that’s achieved this sort of ubiquity and acceptance. On the other hand, certain things, like […]

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There are some automotive fads that we can liken to the leather jacket; a contemporary piece of clothing that has endured the test of time to become a staple of one’s wardrobe. The Hoffmeister kink may be the best example of an aesthetic detail that’s achieved this sort of ubiquity and acceptance. On the other hand, certain things, like […]

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Scion FR-S Convertible Coming To Geneva In March http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/scion-fr-s-convertible-coming-to-geneva-in-march/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/02/scion-fr-s-convertible-coming-to-geneva-in-march/#comments Fri, 01 Feb 2013 16:06:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=476050 Anyone attending the Geneva Auto Show will get to see a concept version of the Toyota 86 convertible, pictured above in a sketch. Enjoy it as you sip your 7 Franc lattes. We’ll have live shots for you starting March 5th, once the show is on. Maybe it will be warm enough to put the […]

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Anyone attending the Geneva Auto Show will get to see a concept version of the Toyota 86 convertible, pictured above in a sketch. Enjoy it as you sip your 7 Franc lattes. We’ll have live shots for you starting March 5th, once the show is on. Maybe it will be warm enough to put the […]

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Mountain State Review: 2013 Scion FR-S vs. 2006 Mazda RX-8 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/mountain-state-review-2013-scion-fr-s-vs-2006-mazda-rx-8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/11/mountain-state-review-2013-scion-fr-s-vs-2006-mazda-rx-8/#comments Tue, 20 Nov 2012 14:00:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=467421 It’s the perfect day and the perfect road for a brisk mountain drive in the siena red Z3. For the last time this year it’s easily warm enough to put the top down—in a little over a week the remnants of Hurricane Sandy will bury the area in snow. WV15 winds tightly along a mountain […]

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It’s the perfect day and the perfect road for a brisk mountain drive in the siena red Z3. For the last time this year it’s easily warm enough to put the top down—in a little over a week the remnants of Hurricane Sandy will bury the area in snow. WV15 winds tightly along a mountain […]

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Review: 2013 Ford Focus ST http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/review-2013-ford-focus-st/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/review-2013-ford-focus-st/#comments Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:22:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464111 When you’ve reviewed over 600 cars, few new ones surprise you. With the polished road manners and granitic structure of a far more expensive car, the 2012 Ford Focus was one of the few. But its 160-horsepower engine, while easily adequate for daily driving, doesn’t provide the thrust many driving enthusiasts demand. For 2013, this […]

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When you’ve reviewed over 600 cars, few new ones surprise you. With the polished road manners and granitic structure of a far more expensive car, the 2012 Ford Focus was one of the few. But its 160-horsepower engine, while easily adequate for daily driving, doesn’t provide the thrust many driving enthusiasts demand. For 2013, this […]

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Toyota Engineer Reveals Plans For More Sports Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/toyota-engineer-reveals-plans-for-more-sports-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/toyota-engineer-reveals-plans-for-more-sports-cars/#comments Tue, 09 Oct 2012 16:08:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463229 No, this isn’t another lame rumor-mongering post based on idle speculation; Toyota’s own Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer for the 86, confirmed to Top Gear that two more sports cars are in the pipeline. According to Tada, the two new products will book-end the 86 at both the lower and higher priced segments. “The first is more […]

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No, this isn’t another lame rumor-mongering post based on idle speculation; Toyota’s own Tetsuya Tada, chief engineer for the 86, confirmed to Top Gear that two more sports cars are in the pipeline. According to Tada, the two new products will book-end the 86 at both the lower and higher priced segments. “The first is more […]

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Ur-Turn: A Metalhead Responds To The Scion Piece http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/ur-turn-a-metalhead-responds-to-the-scion-piece/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/ur-turn-a-metalhead-responds-to-the-scion-piece/#comments Mon, 08 Oct 2012 15:43:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463001 TTAC Reader Richard responds to Derek’s Scion Metalhead Marketing piece from the perspective of a car lover and metal fan ” ‘Entrails ripped from a virgin’s c**t,’ ” I thought to myself.  Toyota wants to play patron to a musical genre that has spawned songs like ‘Entrails Ripped from a Virgin’s C**t’ and ‘Christraping Black […]

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TTAC Reader Richard responds to Derek’s Scion Metalhead Marketing piece from the perspective of a car lover and metal fan ” ‘Entrails ripped from a virgin’s c**t,’ ” I thought to myself.  Toyota wants to play patron to a musical genre that has spawned songs like ‘Entrails Ripped from a Virgin’s C**t’ and ‘Christraping Black […]

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EXCLUSIVE – Christ Descends From The Heavens: Paris 2012 Live Shots http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/exclusive-christ-descends-from-the-heavens-paris-2012-live-shots/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/exclusive-christ-descends-from-the-heavens-paris-2012-live-shots/#comments Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:11:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=461947 Oh, Happy Days! The Messianic Age is upon us. God so loved the world that he sent his only son to do battle with the Porsche Cayman R in an epic shootout organized by an over-the-hill Australian journalist. At least this one has a bunch of crap from TRD on it.

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Oh, Happy Days! The Messianic Age is upon us. God so loved the world that he sent his only son to do battle with the Porsche Cayman R in an epic shootout organized by an over-the-hill Australian journalist. At least this one has a bunch of crap from TRD on it.

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