The Truth About Cars » Video http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Wed, 04 May 2016 18:30:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2016 McLaren 570S Track Review – Sure Bet on the Strip http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/2016-mclaren-570s-track-review-sure-bet-strip/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/05/2016-mclaren-570s-track-review-sure-bet-strip/#comments Mon, 02 May 2016 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1333970 In the middle of a desert, a fleet of gorgeous supercars sat patiently, awaiting the next slightly hungover bachelor party, or group of corporate khaki-wearers. Yet, I could feel the unmistakable sense of power as I arrived at Exotics Racing in Las Vegas. These beasts waited to be unchained by a capable driver. Exotics Racing is the brainchild of […]

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In the middle of a desert, a fleet of gorgeous supercars sat patiently, awaiting the next slightly hungover bachelor party, or group of corporate khaki-wearers. Yet, I could feel the unmistakable sense of power as I arrived at Exotics Racing in Las Vegas. These beasts waited to be unchained by a capable driver. Exotics Racing is the brainchild of […]

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False Start: How a Rookie Mistake Almost Ended a Racing Season Before It Started http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/false-start-rookie-mistake-almost-ended-racing-season-started/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/false-start-rookie-mistake-almost-ended-racing-season-started/#comments Wed, 20 Apr 2016 15:00:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1321162 Mario Berthiaume will never forget May 21, 2015. The rookie racer from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada is laying down pre-season testing laps in a brand-new racecar prior to the first race of the Nissan Micra Cup. The car feels good. Mario’s lap times are falling, albeit gradually, thanks in part to a new set of tires. His approach […]

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Mario Berthiaume will never forget May 21, 2015. The rookie racer from Trois-Rivières, Quebec, Canada is laying down pre-season testing laps in a brand-new racecar prior to the first race of the Nissan Micra Cup. The car feels good. Mario’s lap times are falling, albeit gradually, thanks in part to a new set of tires. His approach […]

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2016 Nissan Titan XD – Towing with the 5/8-Ton Truck http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-nissan-titan-xd-towing-58ths-ton-truck/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/04/2016-nissan-titan-xd-towing-58ths-ton-truck/#comments Mon, 11 Apr 2016 15:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1319690 Japanese car companies have been trying to break into the American full-sized pickup market for decades. Despite Japanese trucks having a sterling reputation for dependability and reliability internationally, ‘Muricans are a different bunch. Not even Ford’s switch to “European-style” twin-turbo engines and aluminum bodies could stop the freight train that is the F-Series sales chart. […]

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Japanese car companies have been trying to break into the American full-sized pickup market for decades. Despite Japanese trucks having a sterling reputation for dependability and reliability internationally, ‘Muricans are a different bunch. Not even Ford’s switch to “European-style” twin-turbo engines and aluminum bodies could stop the freight train that is the F-Series sales chart. […]

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2016 BMW 340i Review – The Lightest of Refreshes http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-bmw-340i-review-lightest-refreshes/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-bmw-340i-review-lightest-refreshes/#comments Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:00:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1307850 The BMW 3 Series has been the benchmark to which all manner of vehicles are measured. The comparisons go beyond the likes of the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volvo S60, and include BMW M3 vs Chevy Camaro and BMW 328d vs Toyota Prius. It seems that every car company in America makes at least one […]

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The BMW 3 Series has been the benchmark to which all manner of vehicles are measured. The comparisons go beyond the likes of the Audi A4, Mercedes-Benz C-Class and Volvo S60, and include BMW M3 vs Chevy Camaro and BMW 328d vs Toyota Prius. It seems that every car company in America makes at least one […]

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“THAT IS AWESOOOOOOOOOO…!!!” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/that-is-awesoooooooooo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/that-is-awesoooooooooo/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 20:18:56 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1313394 There are longer minivan jumps you could watch, even some with explosions, but no flying family hauler can match the poise and grace of this 1980s Toyota Tarago. Somewhere in rural Australia — possibly near a dingo — this sturdy conveyance not only survived its flight seemingly unscathed, it probably stopped off for a case […]

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There are longer minivan jumps you could watch, even some with explosions, but no flying family hauler can match the poise and grace of this 1980s Toyota Tarago. Somewhere in rural Australia — possibly near a dingo — this sturdy conveyance not only survived its flight seemingly unscathed, it probably stopped off for a case […]

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Was This Vehicular Assault Malicious, Negligent, Or Both? (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/vehicular-assault-malicious-negligent/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/vehicular-assault-malicious-negligent/#comments Mon, 28 Mar 2016 15:58:24 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1313162 It’s every biker’s nightmare: an anonymous Honda runs you off the road then departs the scene at high speed. But was it malice aforethought, or simply a very painful lesson about what happens when you linger in a car’s blind spot? The action in this video starts at about 2:50. You can see the Civic […]

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It’s every biker’s nightmare: an anonymous Honda runs you off the road then departs the scene at high speed. But was it malice aforethought, or simply a very painful lesson about what happens when you linger in a car’s blind spot? The action in this video starts at about 2:50. You can see the Civic […]

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LIVE: Watch Mazda’s Pre-NYIAS Reveal Here at 7:25 PM ET http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/live-watch-mazdas-pre-nyias-reveal-here-at-725-pm-et/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/live-watch-mazdas-pre-nyias-reveal-here-at-725-pm-et/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 23:00:43 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1308514 What’s Mazda going to show tonight in New York City? So far, the Japanese purveyor of droptop fun has been mum on details, but all hints point to a hardtop version of the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata. Will it be a targa (a la Honda Civic del Sol) with a removable panel that can be stored in […]

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What’s Mazda going to show tonight in New York City? So far, the Japanese purveyor of droptop fun has been mum on details, but all hints point to a hardtop version of the fourth-generation MX-5 Miata. Will it be a targa (a la Honda Civic del Sol) with a removable panel that can be stored in […]

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LIVE: Honda Civic Hatchback, Global Rally Cross Reveal Live From NYC, 2:20 PM ET http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/live-honda-civic-hatchback-reveal-live-from-nyc-220-pm-et/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/live-honda-civic-hatchback-reveal-live-from-nyc-220-pm-et/#comments Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:00:36 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1309058 Today, Honda is expected to take the wraps off the new Honda Civic Hatchback via live stream on YouTube prior to showing the car at the New York International Auto Show later this week. The Japanese automaker also promises to show a surprise: a “race car” announcement rumored to be based on the NSX. Hit the […]

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Today, Honda is expected to take the wraps off the new Honda Civic Hatchback via live stream on YouTube prior to showing the car at the New York International Auto Show later this week. The Japanese automaker also promises to show a surprise: a “race car” announcement rumored to be based on the NSX. Hit the […]

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2016 Jaguar XF 35t R-Sport Review – The Tweener Kitty Goes Aluminum http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-jaguar-xf-35t-r-sport-awd-review-tweener-kitty-goes-aluminum/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-jaguar-xf-35t-r-sport-awd-review-tweener-kitty-goes-aluminum/#comments Thu, 17 Mar 2016 14:30:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1302169 Luxury car companies are practiced at the art of completely redesigning a car, yet styling those new models so much like their predecessors that you’d need an illustrated guide to tell them apart. Jaguar was the king of this design exercise in the ’90s and 2000s. My personal 2005 Jaguar Super V8 may look like Jags of […]

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Luxury car companies are practiced at the art of completely redesigning a car, yet styling those new models so much like their predecessors that you’d need an illustrated guide to tell them apart. Jaguar was the king of this design exercise in the ’90s and 2000s. My personal 2005 Jaguar Super V8 may look like Jags of […]

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2017 Kia Sportage First Drive – The RDX Alternative http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-kia-sportage-first-drive-rdx-alternative/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2017-kia-sportage-first-drive-rdx-alternative/#comments Tue, 08 Mar 2016 18:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1296426 In case you didn’t know it, Kia’s on a roll. Sales have more than doubled since 2009, propelling Kia from a Mazda-sized player in the American market to one that outsold established brands like Subaru, GMC, Chrysler and Volkswagen. Kia’s transformation may seem like a night-and-day makeover, but closer inspection reveals that it’s really the result of […]

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In case you didn’t know it, Kia’s on a roll. Sales have more than doubled since 2009, propelling Kia from a Mazda-sized player in the American market to one that outsold established brands like Subaru, GMC, Chrysler and Volkswagen. Kia’s transformation may seem like a night-and-day makeover, but closer inspection reveals that it’s really the result of […]

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Guess Whose YouTube Channel Works Again? http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/guess-whose-youtube-channel-works-again/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/guess-whose-youtube-channel-works-again/#comments Sat, 05 Mar 2016 12:30:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1296826 YouTube has finally processed our counterclaim to Volkswagen’s claim of copyright infringement. And guess what? YouTube’s copyright bots decided in our favor! I’m right chuffed about it. What does that mean? Well, not so much for you, but it means we can do our jobs a bit more effectively. Also, it means David can still take on […]

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YouTube has finally processed our counterclaim to Volkswagen’s claim of copyright infringement. And guess what? YouTube’s copyright bots decided in our favor! I’m right chuffed about it. What does that mean? Well, not so much for you, but it means we can do our jobs a bit more effectively. Also, it means David can still take on […]

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2016 Infiniti Q50S Red Sport 400 First Drive – The 400 Club http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-infiniti-q50s-red-sport-400-review/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-infiniti-q50s-red-sport-400-review/#comments Fri, 04 Mar 2016 16:00:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1292834 The promise of improved performance and tree-hugging fuel economy has made turbocharged engines all the rage in luxury cars. Despite the often failure of those boosted motors to meet their lofty, published fuel economy ratings in the real world, forced induction has a significant — and positive — impact on performance. It seems Infiniti had gotten […]

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The promise of improved performance and tree-hugging fuel economy has made turbocharged engines all the rage in luxury cars. Despite the often failure of those boosted motors to meet their lofty, published fuel economy ratings in the real world, forced induction has a significant — and positive — impact on performance. It seems Infiniti had gotten […]

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2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review – The Crossover Unicorn http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-toyota-rav4-hybrid-review-crossover-unicorn/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/2016-toyota-rav4-hybrid-review-crossover-unicorn/#comments Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:00:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1291889 A few short weeks ago, I was inside a very purple 2016 RAV4 marveling that Toyota’s compact crossover nearly outsells the Mazda brand. My bottom line for that RAV4 read like this: Why are the RAV4’s sales so high when there are more fun options out there? The reasons can be found in its strong value […]

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A few short weeks ago, I was inside a very purple 2016 RAV4 marveling that Toyota’s compact crossover nearly outsells the Mazda brand. My bottom line for that RAV4 read like this: Why are the RAV4’s sales so high when there are more fun options out there? The reasons can be found in its strong value […]

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2017 Audi Q7 Review – The Three-Row Flagship http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2017-audi-q7-review-three-row-flagship/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2017-audi-q7-review-three-row-flagship/#comments Wed, 24 Feb 2016 16:15:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1286202 We recently reviewed the 2016 Volvo XC90, the long overdue redesign of Volvo’s family hauler. First introduced as a 2002 model, the XC90 was a teenager by the time it was finally replaced. Oddly enough, it’s a similar story with the Audi Q7. In response to Volvo’s then-new XC90, Audi began development of the seven-seater Q7 in 2002, which later hit […]

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We recently reviewed the 2016 Volvo XC90, the long overdue redesign of Volvo’s family hauler. First introduced as a 2002 model, the XC90 was a teenager by the time it was finally replaced. Oddly enough, it’s a similar story with the Audi Q7. In response to Volvo’s then-new XC90, Audi began development of the seven-seater Q7 in 2002, which later hit […]

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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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2016 Toyota RAV4 Review – The Soft Soft-roader http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2016-toyota-rav4-review-soft-soft-roader/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2016-toyota-rav4-review-soft-soft-roader/#comments Tue, 16 Feb 2016 20:00:44 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1284458 Compact crossovers are big business and the Toyota RAV4 is one of the segment’s corporate all-stars. In 2015, the RAV4 almost outsold Mazda. I’m not talking about the RAV4 outselling the Mazda CX-5, which it did handily by over 200,000 units. No, I’m talking about the RAV4 outselling Mazda in its entirely. Everything Mazda sells. All model sales put together. The RAV4 […]

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Compact crossovers are big business and the Toyota RAV4 is one of the segment’s corporate all-stars. In 2015, the RAV4 almost outsold Mazda. I’m not talking about the RAV4 outselling the Mazda CX-5, which it did handily by over 200,000 units. No, I’m talking about the RAV4 outselling Mazda in its entirely. Everything Mazda sells. All model sales put together. The RAV4 […]

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Volkswagen AG Broke Our YouTube http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-ag-broke-our-youtube/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/volkswagen-ag-broke-our-youtube/#comments Mon, 01 Feb 2016 22:00:48 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277866 The Verge has an article today about the arduous process of hoops YouTube makes publishers jump through if a copyright infringement claim is made against a video. It’s an interesting look behind the scenes of video publishing and the tools YouTube makes available to copyright holders wanting to protect intellectual property. It also highlights the lack of human-based […]

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The Verge has an article today about the arduous process of hoops YouTube makes publishers jump through if a copyright infringement claim is made against a video. It’s an interesting look behind the scenes of video publishing and the tools YouTube makes available to copyright holders wanting to protect intellectual property. It also highlights the lack of human-based […]

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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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Sunday Cinema: Snow Dancing in a Porsche 911 SC RS http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sunday-cinema-snow-dancing-in-a-porsche-911-sc-rs/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/sunday-cinema-snow-dancing-in-a-porsche-911-sc-rs/#comments Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:45:29 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1276985 The year was 1984. Rally was all the rage. Danger was mainstream. And carcinogens weren’t exclusively advertised by the rumble of tailpipes. Also in 1984, Porsche was developing a legend, but it was behind schedule: The 959 wasn’t ready when David Richards, the orchestrator of the Porsche-Rothmans deal, wanted to go rallying. So, along with […]

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The year was 1984. Rally was all the rage. Danger was mainstream. And carcinogens weren’t exclusively advertised by the rumble of tailpipes. Also in 1984, Porsche was developing a legend, but it was behind schedule: The 959 wasn’t ready when David Richards, the orchestrator of the Porsche-Rothmans deal, wanted to go rallying. So, along with […]

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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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2016 Lexus IS 200t Review – Lexus Finally Goes Turbo http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-lexus-200t-review-lexus-finally-goes-turbo/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-lexus-200t-review-lexus-finally-goes-turbo/#comments Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:00:34 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1267121 Lexus has tended to prefer conservative design in almost every aspect of product development. Words like reliable and dependable usually spring to mind before sporty or exciting. Yet, the brand has been trying to change that over the last few years with love-it-or-hate-it designs; in particular, Lexus’ new “Predator mouth.” The changes aren’t simply skin deep. […]

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Lexus has tended to prefer conservative design in almost every aspect of product development. Words like reliable and dependable usually spring to mind before sporty or exciting. Yet, the brand has been trying to change that over the last few years with love-it-or-hate-it designs; in particular, Lexus’ new “Predator mouth.” The changes aren’t simply skin deep. […]

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2016 Audi TT Roadster Review – Not Just a Pretty Face http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-audi-tt-roadster-review-not-just-pretty-face/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-audi-tt-roadster-review-not-just-pretty-face/#comments Wed, 13 Jan 2016 16:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1253881 Most luxury roadsters are related to a practical, rear-wheel-drive sports sedan, but Audi prefers to march to a different drummer. Since its inception in 1998, the Audi TT has been based not on the A4, but on the Volkswagen Golf. The original TT was the product of Audi’s best and brightest and it not only […]

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Most luxury roadsters are related to a practical, rear-wheel-drive sports sedan, but Audi prefers to march to a different drummer. Since its inception in 1998, the Audi TT has been based not on the A4, but on the Volkswagen Golf. The original TT was the product of Audi’s best and brightest and it not only […]

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2016 BMW i8 Review – The ‘Affordable’ Plug-In Supercar http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-bmw-i8-review-affordable-plug-supercar/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/01/2016-bmw-i8-review-affordable-plug-supercar/#comments Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:00:49 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1254521 “Looks like sex, goes like stink” is the usual supercar mantra, but BMW’s guru was humming a different tune when penning the i8. You see, the i8 isn’t just a sexy car with “butterfly doors.” It’s also a production prototype of sorts styled after BMW’s 2009 Vision EfficientDynamics concept. Most supercars have exotic engines with high cylinder counts and […]

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“Looks like sex, goes like stink” is the usual supercar mantra, but BMW’s guru was humming a different tune when penning the i8. You see, the i8 isn’t just a sexy car with “butterfly doors.” It’s also a production prototype of sorts styled after BMW’s 2009 Vision EfficientDynamics concept. Most supercars have exotic engines with high cylinder counts and […]

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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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