The Truth About Cars » tC http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:00:49 +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 » tC http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Swimming Upstream: VJ Day http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/swimming-upstream-vj-day/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/11/swimming-upstream-vj-day/#comments Fri, 13 Nov 2015 18:00:35 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1218297 It’s been another exhausting day and, after wasting precious time trying to write some sort of clever introduction, I’ve realized that there just isn’t any point in beating around the bush. The windmill I set out to topple is thoroughly defeated and the Town and Country looks smart sitting in front of the house tonight […]

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It’s been another exhausting day and, after wasting precious time trying to write some sort of clever introduction, I’ve realized that there just isn’t any point in beating around the bush. The windmill I set out to topple is thoroughly defeated and the Town and Country looks smart sitting in front of the house tonight […]

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Piston Slap: Sam Hell’s Scion Grab Bag http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/piston-slap-sam-hells-scion-grab-bag/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/piston-slap-sam-hells-scion-grab-bag/#comments Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:00:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1181914 TTAC Commentator Sam Hell Jr. writes: Hi, Sajeev! I read with deep concern your notice that the Piston Slap mailbag was empty. You kindly answered my previous query about putting more conservative tires on my ’11 automatic tC (now at 51,000 miles), despite the fact that I erroneously addressed the email to your parasitic e-twin […]

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TTAC Commentator Sam Hell Jr. writes: Hi, Sajeev! I read with deep concern your notice that the Piston Slap mailbag was empty. You kindly answered my previous query about putting more conservative tires on my ’11 automatic tC (now at 51,000 miles), despite the fact that I erroneously addressed the email to your parasitic e-twin […]

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Piston Slap: A Scion’s Ideal All Season Tire? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/piston-slap-8/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/10/piston-slap-8/#comments Mon, 27 Oct 2014 12:10:05 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=935850 TTAC Commentator Sam Hell Jr. writes: Hi, Sanjeev! The first car I bought for myself was a 2011 Scion tC. Compared with some other decisions I made three years ago (cough, cough, career in human resources, cough), this one’s turned out okay — to date, I’ve put 40k on the odo with no repair costs […]

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TTAC Commentator Sam Hell Jr. writes: Hi, Sanjeev! The first car I bought for myself was a 2011 Scion tC. Compared with some other decisions I made three years ago (cough, cough, career in human resources, cough), this one’s turned out okay — to date, I’ve put 40k on the odo with no repair costs […]

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Town And Country Update: Road Trip http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/town-and-coutry-update-road-trip/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/town-and-coutry-update-road-trip/#comments Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:00:13 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=808074 I last wrote about my 2013 Town and Country S at the end of November when it was just three months old and had only 1500 miles on the clock. At that point the big van had yet to be used for anything more than ‘round the town mommy duties and a single jaunt up […]

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I last wrote about my 2013 Town and Country S at the end of November when it was just three months old and had only 1500 miles on the clock. At that point the big van had yet to be used for anything more than ‘round the town mommy duties and a single jaunt up […]

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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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CPO To Go: 2011 Scion tC http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/cpo-to-go-2011-scion-tc/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/11/cpo-to-go-2011-scion-tc/#comments Thu, 03 Nov 2011 15:27:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=416649 Two door cars used to be everywhere. From loaded up Cutlasses and Accords. To entry level Escorts, Neons and Civics. Nearly every popular car of 20 years ago offered a hatchback or coupe variant for those seeking a touch of sport in their daily driver. Then something happened. America gradually got older… and bigger. Four […]

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Two door cars used to be everywhere. From loaded up Cutlasses and Accords. To entry level Escorts, Neons and Civics. Nearly every popular car of 20 years ago offered a hatchback or coupe variant for those seeking a touch of sport in their daily driver. Then something happened. America gradually got older… and bigger. Four […]

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Review: 2011 Scion tC http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/review-2011-scion-tc-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/01/review-2011-scion-tc-2/#comments Mon, 03 Jan 2011 23:56:21 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=379400 Toyota has had a problem lately: aging clientele. While some marketing firms will try to reinvigorate an aging brand with flashy new commercials and risqué advertising campaigns, Toyota decided to create a whole new brand in 2002 targeting Generation X and Y: Scion. Since the generations at the end of the alphabet are short on […]

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Toyota has had a problem lately: aging clientele. While some marketing firms will try to reinvigorate an aging brand with flashy new commercials and risqué advertising campaigns, Toyota decided to create a whole new brand in 2002 targeting Generation X and Y: Scion. Since the generations at the end of the alphabet are short on […]

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Review: 2011 Scion tC http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/review-2011-scion-tc/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/09/review-2011-scion-tc/#comments Fri, 17 Sep 2010 17:49:04 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=365973 Eager to connect with twentysomethings, Scion has sponsored over 2,500 cultural events. Nevertheless, sales are far off their peak. Apparently free doom-metal concerts can only accomplish so much when the target customer can’t find a decent job. Or is the product the problem? Apparently Scion thinks so, as it’s forecasting praying that a redesign of […]

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Eager to connect with twentysomethings, Scion has sponsored over 2,500 cultural events. Nevertheless, sales are far off their peak. Apparently free doom-metal concerts can only accomplish so much when the target customer can’t find a decent job. Or is the product the problem? Apparently Scion thinks so, as it’s forecasting praying that a redesign of […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Lost In Translation Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-lost-in-translation-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/02/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-lost-in-translation-edition/#comments Tue, 09 Feb 2010 14:16:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=344774 Scion shows off the tC “Release Series Six” edition, which boasts a 70s muscle car-inspired graphics package, complete with a not-in-any-way-indicative-of-engine-displacement “6.0” on the flank. Think of the look as Yee-haw meets Ichiban, but because it’s a Scion tC it’s neither cool nor particularly fast. Poor Scion…

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Scion shows off the tC “Release Series Six” edition, which boasts a 70s muscle car-inspired graphics package, complete with a not-in-any-way-indicative-of-engine-displacement “6.0” on the flank. Think of the look as Yee-haw meets Ichiban, but because it’s a Scion tC it’s neither cool nor particularly fast. Poor Scion…

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Scion: The Brand With No Purpose http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/scion-the-brand-with-no-purpose/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/scion-the-brand-with-no-purpose/#comments Fri, 15 Jan 2010 21:03:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341976 “Scion is pretty much a North American brand, so that is why it is very natural to think more development, more design work, should be done in North America,” Yoshi Inaba, president of Toyota Motor North America tells Automotive News [sub]. In other words, fans of Scion’s first generation of JDM confections who railed against […]

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“Scion is pretty much a North American brand, so that is why it is very natural to think more development, more design work, should be done in North America,” Yoshi Inaba, president of Toyota Motor North America tells Automotive News [sub]. In other words, fans of Scion’s first generation of JDM confections who railed against […]

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