The Truth About Cars » Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 23:59:25 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2016 Honda Accord Sport 6MT Review – High Expectations http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-honda-accord-sport-6mt-review-high-expectations/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-honda-accord-sport-6mt-review-high-expectations/#comments Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1326841 Quality of life is about making the best of your surroundings. There isn’t a car on the market today that reflects that ethos more than the Honda Accord. After years of growing to make room for smaller models in the lineup, the Accord — which has gathered accolades as the most reliable choice in the […]

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Quality of life is about making the best of your surroundings. There isn’t a car on the market today that reflects that ethos more than the Honda Accord. After years of growing to make room for smaller models in the lineup, the Accord — which has gathered accolades as the most reliable choice in the […]

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Junkyard Find: 1968 Volvo 140 Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1968-volvo-140-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1968-volvo-140-sedan/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 12:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1312498 How is it that there are still sufficient Volvo 140s left, more than 40 years after production of the original Swedish brick ceased, that you’ll still find plenty of them in American wrecking yards? Not in the quantities you’ll find of their 240 descendants, of course, but anybody driving a 140 today should have no […]

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How is it that there are still sufficient Volvo 140s left, more than 40 years after production of the original Swedish brick ceased, that you’ll still find plenty of them in American wrecking yards? Not in the quantities you’ll find of their 240 descendants, of course, but anybody driving a 140 today should have no […]

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2016 Infiniti Q70L 3.7 AWD Review – Go Long, China http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-infiniti-q70l-3-7-awd-review-go-long-china/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-infiniti-q70l-3-7-awd-review-go-long-china/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:00:58 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1290721 It’s been somewhat challenging in the recent past to keep up with all the model name changes at Infiniti, but such is the case in the automotive luxury marketplace. One year real names are the ultimate fashion statement; the next it’s letters and numbers. Infiniti seems to have taken this into consideration with naming its 2016 Infiniti Q70L 3.7 […]

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It’s been somewhat challenging in the recent past to keep up with all the model name changes at Infiniti, but such is the case in the automotive luxury marketplace. One year real names are the ultimate fashion statement; the next it’s letters and numbers. Infiniti seems to have taken this into consideration with naming its 2016 Infiniti Q70L 3.7 […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Ford Granada Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1979-ford-granada-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/junkyard-find-1979-ford-granada-sedan/#comments Mon, 14 Mar 2016 12:00:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1302713 I took my first driver’s test, in 1982, in a loathsome ex-rental-car 1979 Ford Granada sedan, a car that made my beige 1969 Toyota Corona sedan seem both fun to drive and cool by comparison. Since that time, it makes me happy each time I see a pre-Fox Platform Granada (or its Mercury sibling, the […]

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I took my first driver’s test, in 1982, in a loathsome ex-rental-car 1979 Ford Granada sedan, a car that made my beige 1969 Toyota Corona sedan seem both fun to drive and cool by comparison. Since that time, it makes me happy each time I see a pre-Fox Platform Granada (or its Mercury sibling, the […]

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Junkyard Find: 1992 Pontiac LeMans Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1992-pontiac-lemans-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1992-pontiac-lemans-sedan/#comments Wed, 24 Feb 2016 13:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1288865 General Motors brought Opel Kadetts into the United States via several routes over the years. They came from Germany and were badged as Opels at first, Isuzu built “Buick Opels” a bit later, then Isuzu dealers sold them as I-Marks (the Chevette was also a Kadett sibling, but at least it was American-built). By the […]

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General Motors brought Opel Kadetts into the United States via several routes over the years. They came from Germany and were badged as Opels at first, Isuzu built “Buick Opels” a bit later, then Isuzu dealers sold them as I-Marks (the Chevette was also a Kadett sibling, but at least it was American-built). By the […]

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Junkyard Find: 1971 Volvo 144 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1971-volvo-144-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/junkyard-find-1971-volvo-144-2/#comments Mon, 22 Feb 2016 13:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1288050 The Volvo 140 was the first of the beloved brick-shaped Swedes. It was built for the 1967 through 1975 model years, and it served as the basis for the legendary 240. I owned one, briefly, and found it was a very competent machine for its era. These cars are not worth big money today, unless […]

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The Volvo 140 was the first of the beloved brick-shaped Swedes. It was built for the 1967 through 1975 model years, and it served as the basis for the legendary 240. I owned one, briefly, and found it was a very competent machine for its era. These cars are not worth big money today, unless […]

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VIDEO: Dykes Reviews the New 2016 Chevrolet Volt, and You Should Watch It http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/video-dykes-reviews-the-new-2016-chevrolet-volt-and-you-should-watch-it/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/video-dykes-reviews-the-new-2016-chevrolet-volt-and-you-should-watch-it/#comments Sat, 20 Feb 2016 16:45:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1287618 This weekend, Alex dropped a bonus video review of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt for us to enjoy. Unfortunately, he’s also been too busy building sheds to do a full review, so this is all we’ve got. (It’s okay, though. The best work happens in a shed.) Want to check it out? Hit up the […]

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This weekend, Alex dropped a bonus video review of the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt for us to enjoy. Unfortunately, he’s also been too busy building sheds to do a full review, so this is all we’ve got. (It’s okay, though. The best work happens in a shed.) Want to check it out? Hit up the […]

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European First Drive: Jaguar XF 2.0d http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/european-first-drive-jaguar-xf-2-0d/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/european-first-drive-jaguar-xf-2-0d/#comments Wed, 17 Feb 2016 18:00:30 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277113 There’s something unique about Jaguars. For some people it’s the aristocratically British character, sporty pedigree and classic, elegant style of Jaguars that make them special. For others it’s the strange technical solutions, uncomfortable compromises and utter lack of reliability that make Jaguars a non-option. These two groups aren’t likely to agree about much when it comes to Britain’s luxury […]

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There’s something unique about Jaguars. For some people it’s the aristocratically British character, sporty pedigree and classic, elegant style of Jaguars that make them special. For others it’s the strange technical solutions, uncomfortable compromises and utter lack of reliability that make Jaguars a non-option. These two groups aren’t likely to agree about much when it comes to Britain’s luxury […]

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2016 Nissan Maxima SR Review – The Impurist’s Sports Sedan http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2016-nissan-maxima-sr-review-impurists-sports-sedan/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2016-nissan-maxima-sr-review-impurists-sports-sedan/#comments Thu, 04 Feb 2016 15:06:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1275177 Like cockroaches scattering in the light, Americans are fleeing sedans for the upright comfort and wagon-like space of crossovers. The full-size sedan segment has recently been hit hard, Maxima included. Since 2012, the auto market has expanded 20 percent, while full-size sedan sales have contracted 14 percent. Based on an aging design and the entrance […]

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Like cockroaches scattering in the light, Americans are fleeing sedans for the upright comfort and wagon-like space of crossovers. The full-size sedan segment has recently been hit hard, Maxima included. Since 2012, the auto market has expanded 20 percent, while full-size sedan sales have contracted 14 percent. Based on an aging design and the entrance […]

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Honda Orders Stop Sale of 2016 Civic, 2-liter Engine to Blame http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/honda-orders-stop-sale-2016-civic-2-liter-engine-blame/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/honda-orders-stop-sale-2016-civic-2-liter-engine-blame/#comments Tue, 02 Feb 2016 17:30:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1278218 CivicX is reporting that Honda has ordered a stop sale on all 2-liter four-cylinder-equipped 2016 Honda Civics. To blame: piston pin snap rings, which may be incorrectly installed or not installed at all. This is the first recall of Honda’s tenth-generation Civic and includes 33,735 units in the United States and an additional 8,000 units in Canada. The […]

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CivicX is reporting that Honda has ordered a stop sale on all 2-liter four-cylinder-equipped 2016 Honda Civics. To blame: piston pin snap rings, which may be incorrectly installed or not installed at all. This is the first recall of Honda’s tenth-generation Civic and includes 33,735 units in the United States and an additional 8,000 units in Canada. The […]

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2016 Nissan Sentra Review – Nissan’s Compact Goes Premium http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2016-nissan-sentra-review-nissans-compact-goes-premium/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2016-nissan-sentra-review-nissans-compact-goes-premium/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 16:00:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276377 Traditional car shoppers are moving away from small sedans and toward compact crossovers. That’s the conventional wisdom used to explain the slowing sales we see in some models. But could there be another reason? Could it simply be a lack of focus and attention to the compact segment? There is one model that’s seen a meteoric rise in […]

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Traditional car shoppers are moving away from small sedans and toward compact crossovers. That’s the conventional wisdom used to explain the slowing sales we see in some models. But could there be another reason? Could it simply be a lack of focus and attention to the compact segment? There is one model that’s seen a meteoric rise in […]

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2016 Honda Civic EX Review – All-in on Active Safety http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-honda-civic-ex-review-active-safety/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-honda-civic-ex-review-active-safety/#comments Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1270025 Honda received much flogging from the press for the last-generation Civic. The 2012 model was the result of Honda improperly reading the Magic 8-Ball amid the global slowdown. Honda’s decision makers assumed shoppers would be looking for something more modest, perhaps even austere, and changed direction to suit. The competition, assuming shoppers would be looking for greater creature comforts […]

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Honda received much flogging from the press for the last-generation Civic. The 2012 model was the result of Honda improperly reading the Magic 8-Ball amid the global slowdown. Honda’s decision makers assumed shoppers would be looking for something more modest, perhaps even austere, and changed direction to suit. The competition, assuming shoppers would be looking for greater creature comforts […]

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Mitsubishi Mirage G4 Sedan is Coming, On Sale This Spring in US http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/mitsubishi-mirage-sedang4attrage-coming-canada/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/mitsubishi-mirage-sedang4attrage-coming-canada/#comments Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:00:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1272857 Mitsubishi in Canada on Monday posted a teaser shot of the rear end of the new Mitsubishi Attrage that’ll make its debut in Toronto at the 2016 Canadian International Auto Show next month before it goes on sale in the U.S. and Canada. Mitsubishi’s spokesman John Arnone posted a picture of himself standing next to […]

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Mitsubishi in Canada on Monday posted a teaser shot of the rear end of the new Mitsubishi Attrage that’ll make its debut in Toronto at the 2016 Canadian International Auto Show next month before it goes on sale in the U.S. and Canada. Mitsubishi’s spokesman John Arnone posted a picture of himself standing next to […]

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2015 Ford Focus SE Rental Review http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2015-ford-focus-se-rental-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2015-ford-focus-se-rental-review/#comments Wed, 20 Jan 2016 15:00:22 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1268865 Once more into the breach, dear friends / Or close up the segment with our heavily-rebated dead. This is the third time I’ve encountered this generation of Ford Focus SE, having enjoyed the car on its press preview and suffered through an overheated PowerShift sedan in Florida traffic a year later. Now I return once […]

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Once more into the breach, dear friends / Or close up the segment with our heavily-rebated dead. This is the third time I’ve encountered this generation of Ford Focus SE, having enjoyed the car on its press preview and suffered through an overheated PowerShift sedan in Florida traffic a year later. Now I return once […]

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NAIAS 2016: 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class is the Base, But Far from Basic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2017-mercedes-benz-e-class-base-far-basic/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/naias-2017-mercedes-benz-e-class-base-far-basic/#comments Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:30:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1261049 When you consider the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will spawn nearly a baker’s dozen variants in its time — coupes, performance models, wagons (please?) — the donor sedan can end up less thrilling than white bread. The remedy for this, like anything else in life, is to put a screen on it. Fussy child? Screen. Long flight? […]

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When you consider the 2017 Mercedes-Benz E-Class will spawn nearly a baker’s dozen variants in its time — coupes, performance models, wagons (please?) — the donor sedan can end up less thrilling than white bread. The remedy for this, like anything else in life, is to put a screen on it. Fussy child? Screen. Long flight? […]

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2016 Chevrolet Impala Review – Buick’s Second Fiddle (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-chevrolet-impala-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-chevrolet-impala-review/#comments Tue, 29 Dec 2015 15:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1249825 The Impala exists in an odd segment of its own. The full-sized Chevy is one of the largest sedans on sale in America, yet its base engine is only a 2.5-liter four cylinder. Based on the pricing and feature options, the Impala is designed to be a semi-step above the Malibu, yet the number of true competitors […]

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The Impala exists in an odd segment of its own. The full-sized Chevy is one of the largest sedans on sale in America, yet its base engine is only a 2.5-liter four cylinder. Based on the pricing and feature options, the Impala is designed to be a semi-step above the Malibu, yet the number of true competitors […]

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2016 Kia Optima SXL Review – Short Road to the Top (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-kia-optima-sxl-review-short-road-top-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/2016-kia-optima-sxl-review-short-road-top-video/#comments Tue, 22 Dec 2015 15:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1243745 It’s easy to see why some automakers resist putting premium features in mass market models. All you need to do is look at that luxury showroom to the right. In the quest to differentiate, say, the Ford Fusion from its Lincoln counterpart, or the Toyota Avalon from the Lexus ES, and so forth, manufacturers limit the options and luxuries available […]

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It’s easy to see why some automakers resist putting premium features in mass market models. All you need to do is look at that luxury showroom to the right. In the quest to differentiate, say, the Ford Fusion from its Lincoln counterpart, or the Toyota Avalon from the Lexus ES, and so forth, manufacturers limit the options and luxuries available […]

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Acura’s $200K NSX Isn’t a Concept, But This Car Will Be http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/acuras-200k-nsx-isnt-concept-car-will/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/acuras-200k-nsx-isnt-concept-car-will/#comments Fri, 18 Dec 2015 20:05:45 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1246682 Honda announced Friday that it had found a logjam in its news department, and summarily fixed the problem by releasing a month’s worth of news for the automaker in about an hour. The logjam apparently precluded the release of information it had for the North American International Auto Show next month, namely an Acura sedan […]

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Honda announced Friday that it had found a logjam in its news department, and summarily fixed the problem by releasing a month’s worth of news for the automaker in about an hour. The logjam apparently precluded the release of information it had for the North American International Auto Show next month, namely an Acura sedan […]

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A Tale Of Two Scions: Scion iA vs. Scion iM http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/tale-two-scions-scion-ia-vs-scion-im/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/12/tale-two-scions-scion-ia-vs-scion-im/#comments Thu, 17 Dec 2015 16:00:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1215721 I call Scions “the acronyms from hell” because even I have trouble keeping up with all of them. iQ, iA, iM, tC, xB, xD. Did I forget one? The xA and…wait! I forgot the FR-S, but that’s only because I rarely see those go through the auction block. Everything else, save the two new iA and […]

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I call Scions “the acronyms from hell” because even I have trouble keeping up with all of them. iQ, iA, iM, tC, xB, xD. Did I forget one? The xA and…wait! I forgot the FR-S, but that’s only because I rarely see those go through the auction block. Everything else, save the two new iA and […]

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2016 Audi S7 Review – The Coupé With Too Many Doors [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-audi-s7-review-coupe-many-doors-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-audi-s7-review-coupe-many-doors-video/#comments Mon, 30 Nov 2015 17:37:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1225561 Coupé-like styling is one of the biggest buzzwords at new car launch parties. Although this is more of a modern phenomenon, the root of the seemingly contradictory four-door coupé is older than you might think. In 1962, Rover dropped the rear roofline on its P5 sedan and dared to call it a four-door coupé. In 2004, Mercedes […]

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Coupé-like styling is one of the biggest buzzwords at new car launch parties. Although this is more of a modern phenomenon, the root of the seemingly contradictory four-door coupé is older than you might think. In 1962, Rover dropped the rear roofline on its P5 sedan and dared to call it a four-door coupé. In 2004, Mercedes […]

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2016 Honda Accord Sedan Review – Quintessential Family Hauler [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-honda-accord-sedan-review-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/2016-honda-accord-sedan-review-video/#comments Mon, 16 Nov 2015 15:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1216185 Accord sales are down 11 percent versus last year. Surprised? So was I. Looking at the numbers, the winner is even more surprising: the Chrysler 200. Tim’s numbers at GoodCarBadCar tell an interesting tale. Overall segment sales are down slightly with most models seeing only modest sales differences. Then we have the Accord and 200. Honda […]

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Accord sales are down 11 percent versus last year. Surprised? So was I. Looking at the numbers, the winner is even more surprising: the Chrysler 200. Tim’s numbers at GoodCarBadCar tell an interesting tale. Overall segment sales are down slightly with most models seeing only modest sales differences. Then we have the Accord and 200. Honda […]

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Cadillac Gives Us Another Reason to Not Buy a CTS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/cadillac-gives-us-another-reason-not-buy-cts/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/cadillac-gives-us-another-reason-not-buy-cts/#comments Mon, 02 Nov 2015 16:30:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1209945 Cadillac announced Monday that deliveries of its 2016 Cadillac Touring 6 sedan — or CT6 — will begin in March with a starting price of $54,490 when equipped with a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new top-of-the-range Cadillac sedan will also be available with a 3.6-liter V-6 paired with all-wheel drive and a $56,490 price tag or Cadillac’s […]

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Cadillac announced Monday that deliveries of its 2016 Cadillac Touring 6 sedan — or CT6 — will begin in March with a starting price of $54,490 when equipped with a 2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine. The new top-of-the-range Cadillac sedan will also be available with a 3.6-liter V-6 paired with all-wheel drive and a $56,490 price tag or Cadillac’s […]

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2016 Honda Civic Sedan First Drive – Pick Your Flavor http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-honda-civic-sedan-first-drive-pick-flavor/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-honda-civic-sedan-first-drive-pick-flavor/#comments Wed, 28 Oct 2015 16:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1205305 It only took Honda 15 years to get the Civic right again. After Honda, a company known for engineering prowess in the 1990s, attempted to make the Civic a more palatable option for plain jack and janes — enthusiasts either hung on to what they had or went elsewhere. To me, the last real Civic […]

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It only took Honda 15 years to get the Civic right again. After Honda, a company known for engineering prowess in the 1990s, attempted to make the Civic a more palatable option for plain jack and janes — enthusiasts either hung on to what they had or went elsewhere. To me, the last real Civic […]

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2015 Honda Civic Si Sedan Review – The FWD FR-S [Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2015-honda-civic-si-sedan-review-fwd-fr-s-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2015-honda-civic-si-sedan-review-fwd-fr-s-video/#comments Tue, 27 Oct 2015 12:00:28 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1201313 BMW has M, Audi has a whole alphabet and Honda has Si. In truth, just the Civic has Si. Honda’s “Sport injection” trim started back in the 1980s but never expanded beyond its compact offerings in the U.S. Honda’s performance trim also never expanded beyond sharpened responses, a modest dollop of power and some looks-fast trim additions. The first Honda […]

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BMW has M, Audi has a whole alphabet and Honda has Si. In truth, just the Civic has Si. Honda’s “Sport injection” trim started back in the 1980s but never expanded beyond its compact offerings in the U.S. Honda’s performance trim also never expanded beyond sharpened responses, a modest dollop of power and some looks-fast trim additions. The first Honda […]

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2016 Audi A6 3.0T Review (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-audi-a6-3-0t-review-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/2016-audi-a6-3-0t-review-video/#comments Mon, 12 Oct 2015 14:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1189130 Audi is a brand associated with all-wheel drive, well-fitted interiors and design evolution that requires you to park a new model next to an old one to tell what has been changed. The 2016 A6 doesn’t diverge much from this formula despite being a thorough refresh of the outgoing A6. This Audi plays in the crowded midsize luxury pool with […]

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Audi is a brand associated with all-wheel drive, well-fitted interiors and design evolution that requires you to park a new model next to an old one to tell what has been changed. The 2016 A6 doesn’t diverge much from this formula despite being a thorough refresh of the outgoing A6. This Audi plays in the crowded midsize luxury pool with […]

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