The Truth About Cars » Vietnam 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 21:00:23 +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 » Vietnam http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/themes/ttac-theme/images/logo.gif http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com Piston Slap: Blogging about Engine Bogging http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/piston-slap-blogger-bogging-via-engine-load/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/08/piston-slap-blogger-bogging-via-engine-load/#comments Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:02:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=895034   Pat writes: Hi Sajeev, I have a question about driving style that I’d like to pose to you and the B&B. Part of my highway commute is a steady 2 mile grade. With a running start of 75 mph, my 2007 Mazda B2300 slows to about 62 mph by the top of the hill […]

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  Pat writes: Hi Sajeev, I have a question about driving style that I’d like to pose to you and the B&B. Part of my highway commute is a steady 2 mile grade. With a running start of 75 mph, my 2007 Mazda B2300 slows to about 62 mph by the top of the hill […]

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No Credit? No Problem! Uncle Ho’s Used Cars Has a Low-Mile ZIS For You! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/no-credit-no-problem-uncle-hos-used-cars-has-a-low-mile-zis-for-you/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/09/no-credit-no-problem-uncle-hos-used-cars-has-a-low-mile-zis-for-you/#comments Thu, 13 Sep 2012 14:30:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=460195 Ho Chi Minh was a mysterious guy; even after reading the definitive biography of the revolutionary schemer who changed pseudonyms as often most of us change our socks, I still couldn’t tell you much about the man who is now his country’s equivalent of all of America’s Founding Fathers rolled into one. However, I can […]

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Ho Chi Minh was a mysterious guy; even after reading the definitive biography of the revolutionary schemer who changed pseudonyms as often most of us change our socks, I still couldn’t tell you much about the man who is now his country’s equivalent of all of America’s Founding Fathers rolled into one. However, I can […]

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Still Rollin’ Down the Vietnamese Road: УАЗ буханка! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/still-rollin-down-the-vietnamese-road-%d1%83%d0%b0%d0%b7-%d0%b1%d1%83%d1%85%d0%b0%d0%bd%d0%ba%d0%b0/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/still-rollin-down-the-vietnamese-road-%d1%83%d0%b0%d0%b7-%d0%b1%d1%83%d1%85%d0%b0%d0%bd%d0%ba%d0%b0/#comments Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:15:15 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=439575 During my visit to Vietnam last month, I saw about a million Honda Super Cubs, a Hummer H2, and lots of GM products, but I didn’t see something I thought would be commonplace: Soviet vehicles. Well, except for this lone UAZ-452, that is. Ho Chi Minh played off the Soviets against the Chinese for decades, […]

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During my visit to Vietnam last month, I saw about a million Honda Super Cubs, a Hummer H2, and lots of GM products, but I didn’t see something I thought would be commonplace: Soviet vehicles. Well, except for this lone UAZ-452, that is. Ho Chi Minh played off the Soviets against the Chinese for decades, […]

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Adventures In Marketing: In An Alternate Universe, the Corolla Is All About Sex http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/adventures-in-marketing-in-an-alternate-universe-the-corolla-is-all-about-sex/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/adventures-in-marketing-in-an-alternate-universe-the-corolla-is-all-about-sex/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:45:59 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438453 Having suffered behind the wheel of a few rented Corollas during my travels with the 24 Hours of LeMons Circus, I’m here to tell you that the current generation of Corolla— the version you get in rental fleets, at any rate— is one of the least fun motor vehicles you can buy. I am convinced […]

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Having suffered behind the wheel of a few rented Corollas during my travels with the 24 Hours of LeMons Circus, I’m here to tell you that the current generation of Corolla— the version you get in rental fleets, at any rate— is one of the least fun motor vehicles you can buy. I am convinced […]

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Someday, GM Will Own the Streets of Hanoi! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/someday-gm-will-own-the-streets-of-hanoi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/someday-gm-will-own-the-streets-of-hanoi/#comments Thu, 05 Apr 2012 15:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=438443 During my visit to Vietnam last month, I photographed many Honda Super Cubs, but I always kept one eye open for other interesting vehicles. I spotted a few Toyota Crown Royal Saloons, which was cool, but catching a Geo Chevrolet Tracker at a Hanoi intersection was one of the weirder sightings. Studying the photograph later, […]

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During my visit to Vietnam last month, I photographed many Honda Super Cubs, but I always kept one eye open for other interesting vehicles. I spotted a few Toyota Crown Royal Saloons, which was cool, but catching a Geo Chevrolet Tracker at a Hanoi intersection was one of the weirder sightings. Studying the photograph later, […]

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How Honda Survived the Vigor, the Del Sol, and the Lawsuits: Super Cub! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/how-honda-survived-the-vigor-the-del-sol-and-the-lawsuits-super-cub/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/04/how-honda-survived-the-vigor-the-del-sol-and-the-lawsuits-super-cub/#comments Tue, 03 Apr 2012 18:20:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437894 For about 15 years, the Civic and the Accord were untouchable in the American marketplace; Honda sold all they could build here plus as many as they could import under the limitations of the Voluntary Export Restraint agreement of 1981. Then… well, Soichiro Honda died and Honda sort of lost its way. Sure, their cars […]

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For about 15 years, the Civic and the Accord were untouchable in the American marketplace; Honda sold all they could build here plus as many as they could import under the limitations of the Voluntary Export Restraint agreement of 1981. Then… well, Soichiro Honda died and Honda sort of lost its way. Sure, their cars […]

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Not What Marx and Engels Had In Mind: Welcome To Hanoi! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/not-what-marx-and-engels-had-in-mind-welcome-to-hanoi/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/not-what-marx-and-engels-had-in-mind-welcome-to-hanoi/#comments Thu, 22 Mar 2012 14:30:40 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=435886 I just spent two weeks on vacation in Vietnam, and my pre-trip expectations of seeing fleets of left-behind-by-the-French Peugeots, left-behind-by-the-Americans Falcons, and left-behind-by-the-Soviets GAZs turned out to be ridiculously inaccurate. I saw a few old cars (more on that later), but most of the cars in Vietnam are boring late-model rides like Kia Rios and […]

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I just spent two weeks on vacation in Vietnam, and my pre-trip expectations of seeing fleets of left-behind-by-the-French Peugeots, left-behind-by-the-Americans Falcons, and left-behind-by-the-Soviets GAZs turned out to be ridiculously inaccurate. I saw a few old cars (more on that later), but most of the cars in Vietnam are boring late-model rides like Kia Rios and […]

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Chinese Turn To Low Cost Countries For $10,000 EV http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/chinese-turn-to-low-cost-countries-for-10000-ev/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/06/chinese-turn-to-low-cost-countries-for-10000-ev/#comments Wed, 08 Jun 2011 15:56:02 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=397799 While western companies have their eyes on China as the big market for EVs, and while they worry about their precious know-how being expropriated by the nasty Chicoms, Chinese are already looking elsewhere for low cost production of their cars. A group of Chinese business people started a joint venture with a Vietnamese trading firm […]

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While western companies have their eyes on China as the big market for EVs, and while they worry about their precious know-how being expropriated by the nasty Chicoms, Chinese are already looking elsewhere for low cost production of their cars. A group of Chinese business people started a joint venture with a Vietnamese trading firm […]

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Car Imports Boom In Vietnam http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/car-imports-boom-in-vietnam/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/car-imports-boom-in-vietnam/#comments Thu, 14 Jan 2010 10:57:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=341776 The U.S.A. dispatches its Secretary of State to complain to Japan about less than 8000 vehicles exported from the U.S. not benefiting from the Japanese cash-o for clunker-u. At the same time, a new car market is starting to explode, without anybody noticing: Vietnam. Vietnam imported 76,300 units in 2009, nearly 10 times the U.S. […]

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The U.S.A. dispatches its Secretary of State to complain to Japan about less than 8000 vehicles exported from the U.S. not benefiting from the Japanese cash-o for clunker-u. At the same time, a new car market is starting to explode, without anybody noticing: Vietnam. Vietnam imported 76,300 units in 2009, nearly 10 times the U.S. […]

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