The Truth About Cars » seattle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:11:12 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Follow the High-speed Rail Money: $8 Billion and 6 Years Later http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/high-speed-rail-money-now/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/high-speed-rail-money-now/#comments Thu, 03 Mar 2016 17:00:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1291809 The year is 2010. Hope and Change still lingers in the air. The water in Flint, Michigan is passably safe to drink. And Donald Trump doesn’t have a single pledged delegate to his name. This year saw $8 billion from the $831 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) appropriated to dozens of so-called “high speed […]

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The year is 2010. Hope and Change still lingers in the air. The water in Flint, Michigan is passably safe to drink. And Donald Trump doesn’t have a single pledged delegate to his name. This year saw $8 billion from the $831 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) appropriated to dozens of so-called “high speed […]

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U.S. North to South 2015: Seattle to Portland http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/u-s-north-south-2015-seattle-portland/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/u-s-north-south-2015-seattle-portland/#comments Tue, 01 Dec 2015 14:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1229521 If you thought I got lost somewhere in southern Alaska, you thought wrong. We are now hitting Seattle, WA for the remaining part of this U.S. North to South series. I have the privilege of driving a 2015 Ram 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab 4×4 Turbo Diesel. I baptised last year’s Ram 1500 as Albert. This year, I will follow […]

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If you thought I got lost somewhere in southern Alaska, you thought wrong. We are now hitting Seattle, WA for the remaining part of this U.S. North to South series. I have the privilege of driving a 2015 Ram 2500 Tradesman Crew Cab 4×4 Turbo Diesel. I baptised last year’s Ram 1500 as Albert. This year, I will follow […]

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Highway Star Rising, Act 1: Permittance Regained http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/highway-star-rising-act-1-permittance-regained/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/highway-star-rising-act-1-permittance-regained/#comments Thu, 01 Oct 2015 15:00:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1162650 Kept you waiting, huh? The 1990 Chevrolet Caprice Classic wagon above is similar to the one I first drove in high school when I took driver’s ed — one in white, one in the same shade of reddish-brown as pictured (I drove the latter). Both wagons were to have been replaced by Chevrolet Astro minivans […]

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Kept you waiting, huh? The 1990 Chevrolet Caprice Classic wagon above is similar to the one I first drove in high school when I took driver’s ed — one in white, one in the same shade of reddish-brown as pictured (I drove the latter). Both wagons were to have been replaced by Chevrolet Astro minivans […]

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Sunday Story: Unhitched http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/sunday-story-unhitched/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/sunday-story-unhitched/#comments Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:00:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=700905 “It was the summer of ’92, and all I wanted was to be in Seattle. You know, like every other mopey kid with long hair, a flannel shirt and a guitar. But I was 16, with no license and no car. And I lived in Connecticut. It was time to get creative.” I met Bryce […]

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“It was the summer of ’92, and all I wanted was to be in Seattle. You know, like every other mopey kid with long hair, a flannel shirt and a guitar. But I was 16, with no license and no car. And I lived in Connecticut. It was time to get creative.” I met Bryce […]

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Ford CEO Mulally To Head Boeing Or Microsoft Soon? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/ford-ceo-mulally-to-head-boeing-or-microsoft-soon/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/ford-ceo-mulally-to-head-boeing-or-microsoft-soon/#comments Sat, 19 Oct 2013 16:06:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=627322 The rumor mill has been grinding away as of late regarding the possible return of Ford CEO Alan Mulally to helm either one of two of Seattle’s many economic engines: Microsoft and Boeing. In the face of these rumors, Mulally has opted not to dispel the rampant speculation. Reuters was  among those in attendance at an […]

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The rumor mill has been grinding away as of late regarding the possible return of Ford CEO Alan Mulally to helm either one of two of Seattle’s many economic engines: Microsoft and Boeing. In the face of these rumors, Mulally has opted not to dispel the rampant speculation. Reuters was  among those in attendance at an […]

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The bell tolls over Seattle, but not for most commuters http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-bell-tolls-over-seattle-but-not-for-most-commuters/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/the-bell-tolls-over-seattle-but-not-for-most-commuters/#comments Thu, 17 Oct 2013 10:30:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=625873 It would appear as though the price of admission to traverse the longest floating bridge in the world on a daily basis has had quite the impact on commuting patterns in Seattle. A study to be issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation this week – barring another tragicomic display by the powers that be, […]

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It would appear as though the price of admission to traverse the longest floating bridge in the world on a daily basis has had quite the impact on commuting patterns in Seattle. A study to be issued by the U.S. Department of Transportation this week – barring another tragicomic display by the powers that be, […]

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Historic Police Car Spotted Responding to call on the Not-So-Mean Streets of Seattle http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/historic-police-car-spotted-responding-to-call-on-the-not-so-mean-streets-of-seattle/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/historic-police-car-spotted-responding-to-call-on-the-not-so-mean-streets-of-seattle/#comments Thu, 04 Apr 2013 19:51:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483383 An alert REDDIT reader (manuelv 19) spotted the Seattle Police Museum’s 1970 Plymouth Satellite patrol car responding to calls on the coffee scented streets of dowtown Seattle earlier this week. According to the Seattle Police Museum website, only 53 Special Order Police Satellites were produced in 1970 and 21 of those were purchased by the […]

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An alert REDDIT reader (manuelv 19) spotted the Seattle Police Museum’s 1970 Plymouth Satellite patrol car responding to calls on the coffee scented streets of dowtown Seattle earlier this week. According to the Seattle Police Museum website, only 53 Special Order Police Satellites were produced in 1970 and 21 of those were purchased by the […]

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Youthful Exuberance: Big Cat Hunting http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/youthful-exuberance-big-cat-hunting-in-the-twilight-zone/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/youthful-exuberance-big-cat-hunting-in-the-twilight-zone/#comments Tue, 19 Mar 2013 12:15:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481634 The Seattle area traffic was light. A few hours earlier, at the peak of the Friday night rush hour, Interstate 405 had been bumper to bumper. Now, just after 7 PM, the road was crowded but moving freely. I had a killer commute, 40 miles each way, and I was thankful I had missed the […]

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The Seattle area traffic was light. A few hours earlier, at the peak of the Friday night rush hour, Interstate 405 had been bumper to bumper. Now, just after 7 PM, the road was crowded but moving freely. I had a killer commute, 40 miles each way, and I was thankful I had missed the […]

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New or Used: Seatown, not Snowtown! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/new-or-used-seatown-not-snowtown/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/new-or-used-seatown-not-snowtown/#comments Tue, 16 Oct 2012 14:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=463780 TTAC Commentator Horseflesh writes: Hey Sajeev and Steve, Winter is coming. Like any true Seattle suburbanite, I dread the debut of the white stuff. We’re so scared of snow up here that the local insurance company even aired commercials teasing us about it. I have to admit, the truth hurts, and I am a big […]

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TTAC Commentator Horseflesh writes: Hey Sajeev and Steve, Winter is coming. Like any true Seattle suburbanite, I dread the debut of the white stuff. We’re so scared of snow up here that the local insurance company even aired commercials teasing us about it. I have to admit, the truth hurts, and I am a big […]

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