The Truth About Cars » Sludge http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Fri, 05 Feb 2016 14:00:38 +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 » Sludge http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: Reporting on The Oil Report http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-reporting-oil-report/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/piston-slap-reporting-oil-report/#comments Thu, 23 Jul 2015 11:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1123169   Greg writes: Sajeev, first let me thank you for your interesting article on Mazda rust last year. Ultimately I bought the Accord, which to me seemed to have the superior (and quite lovely) stick shift, even though the Mazda is reputed superior in that department. I decided for kicks and giggles to get my […]

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  Greg writes: Sajeev, first let me thank you for your interesting article on Mazda rust last year. Ultimately I bought the Accord, which to me seemed to have the superior (and quite lovely) stick shift, even though the Mazda is reputed superior in that department. I decided for kicks and giggles to get my […]

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Piston Slap: See the USA in your K-I-A? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-see-the-usa-in-your-k-i-a/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/piston-slap-see-the-usa-in-your-k-i-a/#comments Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:50:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=647330 Phil writes: Hello Sajeev, I have a question related to maintenance on a 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo. It currently has 45k miles, and I have owned it for only 4 months (had 20k when I took ownership of it). As you can see, it is driven a whole lot, almost exclusively on the great […]

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Phil writes: Hello Sajeev, I have a question related to maintenance on a 2011 Kia Optima SX Turbo. It currently has 45k miles, and I have owned it for only 4 months (had 20k when I took ownership of it). As you can see, it is driven a whole lot, almost exclusively on the great […]

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Biodiesel From Sewage Is Cheaper Than Ever http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/biodiesel-from-sewage-is-cheaper-than-ever/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/biodiesel-from-sewage-is-cheaper-than-ever/#comments Sat, 01 Sep 2012 13:00:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=458550 It’s not often publicly remarked upon, but the emphasis on biofuel capacity in the United States has a bit of an international political component to it. American farms exported well over 100,000 metric tons of corn and oilseed in 2010. Some major portion of that production was sent to oil-rich areas which are short on […]

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It’s not often publicly remarked upon, but the emphasis on biofuel capacity in the United States has a bit of an international political component to it. American farms exported well over 100,000 metric tons of corn and oilseed in 2010. Some major portion of that production was sent to oil-rich areas which are short on […]

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How To Buy A Used Car Part Two: The Test Drive http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/how-to-buy-a-used-car-part-two-the-test-drive-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/how-to-buy-a-used-car-part-two-the-test-drive-2/#comments Thu, 09 Aug 2012 16:59:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=456083 [Editor’s note: Part One of Steve Lang’s updated guide to used car buying can be found here] Schedule the test drive for a time when there’s no rush. If it’s bad weather, reschedule. Take a little notebook, write a quick check list based on this article, and make notes. When you approach the car’s owner, be […]

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[Editor’s note: Part One of Steve Lang’s updated guide to used car buying can be found here] Schedule the test drive for a time when there’s no rush. If it’s bad weather, reschedule. Take a little notebook, write a quick check list based on this article, and make notes. When you approach the car’s owner, be […]

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Piston Slap: Too Cool, or Dex-Cool? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/piston-slap-dex-cool-or-just-too-cool/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/piston-slap-dex-cool-or-just-too-cool/#comments Mon, 06 Aug 2012 11:57:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455524     Nate writes: Ok, you asked for input and I’ve got a question about my 2003 Cadillac CTS. I figure I’m more likely to get a reliable answer from you and the best & brightest of TTAC than the goof balls at Car Talk (this letter is from February-SM), so I’ll ask. I bought […]

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    Nate writes: Ok, you asked for input and I’ve got a question about my 2003 Cadillac CTS. I figure I’m more likely to get a reliable answer from you and the best & brightest of TTAC than the goof balls at Car Talk (this letter is from February-SM), so I’ll ask. I bought […]

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Piston Slap: The Time Value of Automotive Love http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/piston-slap-the-time-value-of-automotive-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/piston-slap-the-time-value-of-automotive-love/#comments Mon, 07 Nov 2011 15:01:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416344 TTAC Commentator A Caving Ape writes: I have a 2001 VW Jetta 1.8 with 130,000 miles on it. It has its shortcomings that I can’t fix (front drive, rear legroom), but for the most part it’s a fantastic vehicle for me. But I worry that it’s a time bomb. I do most of the small/easy […]

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TTAC Commentator A Caving Ape writes: I have a 2001 VW Jetta 1.8 with 130,000 miles on it. It has its shortcomings that I can’t fix (front drive, rear legroom), but for the most part it’s a fantastic vehicle for me. But I worry that it’s a time bomb. I do most of the small/easy […]

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Piston Slap: At Liberty to Go There? You Know… http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/piston-slap-at-liberty-to-go-there-you-know%e2%80%a6/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/03/piston-slap-at-liberty-to-go-there-you-know%e2%80%a6/#comments Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:31:57 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=350649 TTAC Commentator cc-rider writes: Hi Sajeev- I am a huge fan and advocate of TTAC.  I have a co-worker and friend in dire need of some good advice from the best and the brightest. She has a 2002 Jeep Liberty with 110,000 miles.  Last week her car had to be towed to her mechanic.  She […]

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TTAC Commentator cc-rider writes: Hi Sajeev- I am a huge fan and advocate of TTAC.  I have a co-worker and friend in dire need of some good advice from the best and the brightest. She has a 2002 Jeep Liberty with 110,000 miles.  Last week her car had to be towed to her mechanic.  She […]

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