The Truth About Cars » Sonic http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 15:15:06 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2017 Buick Encore: The Smallest Child Gets Braces http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-buick-encore-smallest-child-gets-braces/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-buick-encore-smallest-child-gets-braces/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:49:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1309026 General Motors has unveiled its refreshed 2017 Buick Encore, but you’ll have to muscle your way through a mob of leering frat boys in order to catch a peek. Wait, that might misrepresent the Encore’s market just a little… The smallest crossover in the GM fold gets a subtle makeover for 2017, trading its previous […]

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General Motors has unveiled its refreshed 2017 Buick Encore, but you’ll have to muscle your way through a mob of leering frat boys in order to catch a peek. Wait, that might misrepresent the Encore’s market just a little… The smallest crossover in the GM fold gets a subtle makeover for 2017, trading its previous […]

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2017 Chevrolet Sonic: Makeover in the Shadows http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-chevrolet-sonic-makeover-shadows/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-chevrolet-sonic-makeover-shadows/#comments Fri, 18 Mar 2016 21:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1307241 Its bigger brother is getting a whole new body, but the Chevrolet Sonic isn’t going into 2017 without some changes of its own. The subcompact hatchback and sedan will get its first facelift since debuting alongside its compact sibling for the 2011 model year, swapping its aggressive grille and headlamps for a toned-down, corporate face […]

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Its bigger brother is getting a whole new body, but the Chevrolet Sonic isn’t going into 2017 without some changes of its own. The subcompact hatchback and sedan will get its first facelift since debuting alongside its compact sibling for the 2011 model year, swapping its aggressive grille and headlamps for a toned-down, corporate face […]

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General Motors Scaling Back Sonic Production, Moving 500 Workers http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/general-motors-scaling-back-sonic-production-moving-500-workers/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/general-motors-scaling-back-sonic-production-moving-500-workers/#comments Fri, 23 Oct 2015 16:00:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1203369 General Motors will lay off around 500 workers and eliminate one shift at its Orion Assembly due to sagging demand for small cars, the automaker announced Friday. Those workers may be sent to a nearby plant. Automotive News first reported on the layoffs. According to a statement from a GM spokesman, the automaker will “adjust […]

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General Motors will lay off around 500 workers and eliminate one shift at its Orion Assembly due to sagging demand for small cars, the automaker announced Friday. Those workers may be sent to a nearby plant. Automotive News first reported on the layoffs. According to a statement from a GM spokesman, the automaker will “adjust […]

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Chevrolet Cruze: Success or Failure? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/chevrolet-cruze-success-failure/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/10/chevrolet-cruze-success-failure/#comments Thu, 15 Oct 2015 16:00:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1195946 There was a time when the word ‘cockroach’ was the best way to describe any old Chevy compact. The Cobalts and Cavaliers of recent times were essentially neutered, cost-cutting exercises designed to help General Motors sell as many high dollar pickups and SUVs as possible. To this day, it’s hard for me to think of […]

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There was a time when the word ‘cockroach’ was the best way to describe any old Chevy compact. The Cobalts and Cavaliers of recent times were essentially neutered, cost-cutting exercises designed to help General Motors sell as many high dollar pickups and SUVs as possible. To this day, it’s hard for me to think of […]

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GM Recalls 200K Hummers Due to Fire Risk http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/gm-recalling-200k-hummers-due-fire-risk/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/gm-recalling-200k-hummers-due-fire-risk/#comments Thu, 09 Jul 2015 18:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1112169 General Motors is recalling nearly 200,000 Hummer H3 and H3T models due to an increased fire risk, Autoblog is reporting. According to the automaker, the car’s HVAC system can overheat and melt surrounding plastic, which could increase the chance for a fire in the car. GM says the fire has burned 42 cars and injured […]

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General Motors is recalling nearly 200,000 Hummer H3 and H3T models due to an increased fire risk, Autoblog is reporting. According to the automaker, the car’s HVAC system can overheat and melt surrounding plastic, which could increase the chance for a fire in the car. GM says the fire has burned 42 cars and injured […]

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Buick Regal Tops Among Those Traded-In After One Year Of Ownership http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/buick-regal-tops-among-traded-one-year-ownership/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/buick-regal-tops-among-traded-one-year-ownership/#comments Wed, 06 May 2015 19:00:08 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1062954 In a hurry to trade your new Buick Regal for something else? You’re not alone, as the sedan joins a handful of models traded-in after a year of ownership. Per a report by iSeeCars.com, 2.7 percent of vehicles bought new end up on the used lot after being on the road for one year, Forbes […]

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In a hurry to trade your new Buick Regal for something else? You’re not alone, as the sedan joins a handful of models traded-in after a year of ownership. Per a report by iSeeCars.com, 2.7 percent of vehicles bought new end up on the used lot after being on the road for one year, Forbes […]

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General Motors Cutting Production To Relieve Inventory Glut http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/general-motors-cutting-production-relieve-inventory-glut/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/02/general-motors-cutting-production-relieve-inventory-glut/#comments Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1008274 Facing growing dealer inventories, General Motors is cutting back production at two of its plants to adjust supply and demand. Automotive News reports Orion Assembly in Detroit and the Flex line at Oshawa Car Assembly in Oshawa, Canada will be idled in March and April, respectively, each plant to idle for four days. Orion is […]

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Facing growing dealer inventories, General Motors is cutting back production at two of its plants to adjust supply and demand. Automotive News reports Orion Assembly in Detroit and the Flex line at Oshawa Car Assembly in Oshawa, Canada will be idled in March and April, respectively, each plant to idle for four days. Orion is […]

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Reuss: New Chevrolet EV In The Pipeline http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/reuss-new-chevrolet-ev-pipeline/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/reuss-new-chevrolet-ev-pipeline/#comments Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:00:38 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=930274 Looking to broaden Chevrolet’s green horizons, General Motors global product overlord Mark Reuss says a new EV is in the works, one that will join the Spark EV and the Volt. And just as TTAC reported earlier this year, the new vehicle will be based on the Chevrolet Sonic. Automotive News reports the vehicle will likely be […]

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Looking to broaden Chevrolet’s green horizons, General Motors global product overlord Mark Reuss says a new EV is in the works, one that will join the Spark EV and the Volt. And just as TTAC reported earlier this year, the new vehicle will be based on the Chevrolet Sonic. Automotive News reports the vehicle will likely be […]

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Review: 2014 Ford Fiesta Hatchback (With Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/review-2014-ford-fiesta-hatchback-with-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/review-2014-ford-fiesta-hatchback-with-video/#comments Fri, 03 Jan 2014 14:00:50 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=683986 For many Americans, the words “Ford Fiesta” dredges up memories of a claustrophobic rattle-trap competing with “Geo Metro” for the title of Worst American Small Car. Personally, the only time I ever wanted a fiesta was during a drunken weekend in Cabo, and it had more to do with tequila than cars. But that was […]

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For many Americans, the words “Ford Fiesta” dredges up memories of a claustrophobic rattle-trap competing with “Geo Metro” for the title of Worst American Small Car. Personally, the only time I ever wanted a fiesta was during a drunken weekend in Cabo, and it had more to do with tequila than cars. But that was […]

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Rental Car Review: My Wisconsin Week With a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LT http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/rental-car-review-my-wisconsin-week-with-a-2012-chevrolet-sonic-lt/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/10/rental-car-review-my-wisconsin-week-with-a-2012-chevrolet-sonic-lt/#comments Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:00:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=628786 In my travels as Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, I spend a lot of time in bottom-end rental cars. Sometimes I get press cars and write about them on these trips, but that’s usually more of a hassle than it’s worth. For about 15 four-day race weekends a year (plus […]

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In my travels as Chief Justice of the 24 Hours of LeMons Supreme Court, I spend a lot of time in bottom-end rental cars. Sometimes I get press cars and write about them on these trips, but that’s usually more of a hassle than it’s worth. For about 15 four-day race weekends a year (plus […]

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Review: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/review-2012-chevrolet-sonic-ltz-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/01/review-2012-chevrolet-sonic-ltz-turbo/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2012 02:46:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=425906 Let’s face it; we Americans have rarely created a small car worth considering, we have also rarely built a small car in our own backyard. Case in point: the former Chevy Aveo. While I wouldn’t say the Aveo was abjectly horrible, there was nothing to excite a shopper and it wasn’t cheap enough to compensate. […]

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Let’s face it; we Americans have rarely created a small car worth considering, we have also rarely built a small car in our own backyard. Case in point: the former Chevy Aveo. While I wouldn’t say the Aveo was abjectly horrible, there was nothing to excite a shopper and it wasn’t cheap enough to compensate. […]

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@PPL W/ #Klout: Free 3 Day #Sonic Frm #@GM http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/ppl-w-klout-free-3-day-sonic-frm-gm/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/12/ppl-w-klout-free-3-day-sonic-frm-gm/#comments Sun, 04 Dec 2011 10:16:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=421319 Tweet! Tweet! Tweet! If you have enough followers on Twitter and the like, Chevrolet might give you a free 2012 Sonic. Not for keeps. But for 3 days. It’s the new long-term tester of the 140 character age. According to Automotive News [sub], General Motors has hired Klout, a company that ranks a person’s “social […]

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Tweet! Tweet! Tweet! If you have enough followers on Twitter and the like, Chevrolet might give you a free 2012 Sonic. Not for keeps. But for 3 days. It’s the new long-term tester of the 140 character age. According to Automotive News [sub], General Motors has hired Klout, a company that ranks a person’s “social […]

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