The Truth About Cars » X1 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Mon, 02 May 2016 19:07:05 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 2016 BMW X1 Review – The Un-BMW http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2016-bmw-x1-review-un-bmw/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/02/2016-bmw-x1-review-un-bmw/#comments Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:20:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1277722 When is a BMW not a BMW? Some would say: when it has four wheels. Others will say: when it’s front wheel drive. But here we are. BMW’s smallest crossover has ditched its BMW 3-Series roots for underpinnings shared with the Mini Countryman. Say what? Americans may be surprised to hear that the X1 is not BMW’s […]

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When is a BMW not a BMW? Some would say: when it has four wheels. Others will say: when it’s front wheel drive. But here we are. BMW’s smallest crossover has ditched its BMW 3-Series roots for underpinnings shared with the Mini Countryman. Say what? Americans may be surprised to hear that the X1 is not BMW’s […]

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2016 Audi Q3 Quattro Review – New-To-You Utility [w/ Video] http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2016-audi-q3-review-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/09/2016-audi-q3-review-video/#comments Tue, 01 Sep 2015 13:00:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1155553 2016 Audi Q3 Prestige 2.0-liter, DOHC I-4, CVVT (200 horsepower @ 5,100-6,000 rpm; 207 lbs-ft @ 1,700-5,000 rpm) 6-speed Tiptronic automatic 20 city/28 highway/23 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 20.2 mpg (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Prestige Trim, Quattro AWD, Sport Package Base Price: $34,625* As Tested: $42,175* * Prices include $925 destination charge. Audi’s Q3 isn’t a new vehicle by any stretch. […]

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2016 Audi Q3 Prestige 2.0-liter, DOHC I-4, CVVT (200 horsepower @ 5,100-6,000 rpm; 207 lbs-ft @ 1,700-5,000 rpm) 6-speed Tiptronic automatic 20 city/28 highway/23 combined (EPA Rating, MPG) 20.2 mpg (Observed, MPG) Tested Options: Prestige Trim, Quattro AWD, Sport Package Base Price: $34,625* As Tested: $42,175* * Prices include $925 destination charge. Audi’s Q3 isn’t a new vehicle by any stretch. […]

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2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 4MATIC: Lookin’ for Love http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/2015-mercedes-benz-gla250-4matic-lookin-for-love/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/2015-mercedes-benz-gla250-4matic-lookin-for-love/#comments Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:00:46 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1117377 The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 lives within the margins. The compact — which shares more in common with a hatchback than an SUV — has a life thanks to America’s all-things-crossover obsession. It dodges definition, shirks consistent fuel-economy ratings and even has me guessing on my own feelings toward it. For sure, I can’t find a […]

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The 2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA250 lives within the margins. The compact — which shares more in common with a hatchback than an SUV — has a life thanks to America’s all-things-crossover obsession. It dodges definition, shirks consistent fuel-economy ratings and even has me guessing on my own feelings toward it. For sure, I can’t find a […]

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2016 BMW X1 Hitting US Showrooms This Fall http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2016-bmw-x1-hitting-us-showrooms-this-fall/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/06/2016-bmw-x1-hitting-us-showrooms-this-fall/#comments Wed, 03 Jun 2015 19:00:26 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1083697 Coming to showrooms this fall, the 2016 BMW X1 aims to build upon the success of the outgoing first-gen crossover. The sole model available at launch in the U.S. market will be the X1 xDrive28i, with power to come from a 2.0-liter twin-turbo I4 good for 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque for all […]

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Coming to showrooms this fall, the 2016 BMW X1 aims to build upon the success of the outgoing first-gen crossover. The sole model available at launch in the U.S. market will be the X1 xDrive28i, with power to come from a 2.0-liter twin-turbo I4 good for 228 horsepower and 258 lb-ft of torque for all […]

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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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FWD BMW 2 Series Models Too Small For USDM To Be Sold http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/fwd-bmw-2-series-models-small-usdm-sold/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/fwd-bmw-2-series-models-small-usdm-sold/#comments Wed, 11 Mar 2015 13:00:33 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1020169 Hoping to drive home in a front-driven BMW 2 Series? You’ll have to settle for the RWD coupe, as the automaker has no plans to sell the former in the U.S. Automotive News reports the 2 Series Gran Tourer and Active Tourer — both based upon the UKL1 platform also underpinning the third-gen MINI Cooper […]

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Hoping to drive home in a front-driven BMW 2 Series? You’ll have to settle for the RWD coupe, as the automaker has no plans to sell the former in the U.S. Automotive News reports the 2 Series Gran Tourer and Active Tourer — both based upon the UKL1 platform also underpinning the third-gen MINI Cooper […]

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Long Term Review – 2013 BMW X1 (aka My wife’s car is smarter than me) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/long-term-review-2013-bmw-x1-aka-my-wifes-car-is-smarter-than-me/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/08/long-term-review-2013-bmw-x1-aka-my-wifes-car-is-smarter-than-me/#comments Fri, 09 Aug 2013 12:33:09 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=498310 This past June, my wife took possession of her 2013 BMW X1. Last month I drove it for the first time. Its official, I am a now a luddite. This troubles me, because I have always been comfortable with technology, but the gadgets on this car are maddening. My annoyance is not with the power […]

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This past June, my wife took possession of her 2013 BMW X1. Last month I drove it for the first time. Its official, I am a now a luddite. This troubles me, because I have always been comfortable with technology, but the gadgets on this car are maddening. My annoyance is not with the power […]

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Review: 2013 BMW X1 xDrive28i (Video) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/review-2013-bmw-x1-xdrive28i-video/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/06/review-2013-bmw-x1-xdrive28i-video/#comments Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:00:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=490737 I know a guy who used to own a BMW 318ti. Like most 318 shoppers, he paid way too much because it had a roundel on the front. At some point he realized that 25-grand (in 1997) was an awful lot to have paid for an asthmatic 138-horsepower rattletrap and sold it. Likewise, the fog […]

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I know a guy who used to own a BMW 318ti. Like most 318 shoppers, he paid way too much because it had a roundel on the front. At some point he realized that 25-grand (in 1997) was an awful lot to have paid for an asthmatic 138-horsepower rattletrap and sold it. Likewise, the fog […]

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Brilliance’s Blatant BMW Copy Creates Chinese Crisis http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/brilliance%e2%80%99s-blatant-bmw-copy-creates-chinese-crisis/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/04/brilliance%e2%80%99s-blatant-bmw-copy-creates-chinese-crisis/#comments Fri, 01 Apr 2011 14:31:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=389461 Like most manufacturers, BMW is getting ready for the pilgrimage to Shanghai, where the Shanghai Motor Show will open its doors to the press on April 19, and to the public on April 21. Some at BMW go with mixed feelings. There will be some delicate discussions between BMW brass and their Chinese joint venture […]

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Like most manufacturers, BMW is getting ready for the pilgrimage to Shanghai, where the Shanghai Motor Show will open its doors to the press on April 19, and to the public on April 21. Some at BMW go with mixed feelings. There will be some delicate discussions between BMW brass and their Chinese joint venture […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: Alfa’s SUV Plans Parody Themselves Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-alfas-suv-plans-parody-themselves-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/06/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-alfas-suv-plans-parody-themselves-edition/#comments Wed, 30 Jun 2010 16:22:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=359869 Alfa’s been talking about selling an SUV for years now, as the brand has thrashed around looking for a rescue line. Now, a long-rumored ute named Kamal (after an Alfa SUV concept) has finally materialized at Alfa’s 100-year anniversary, looking an awful lot like a BMW X1. In fact, it is a BMW X1 with […]

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Alfa’s been talking about selling an SUV for years now, as the brand has thrashed around looking for a rescue line. Now, a long-rumored ute named Kamal (after an Alfa SUV concept) has finally materialized at Alfa’s 100-year anniversary, looking an awful lot like a BMW X1. In fact, it is a BMW X1 with […]

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Review: BMW X1 xDrive20d http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/review-bmw-x1-xdrive20d/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/04/review-bmw-x1-xdrive20d/#comments Mon, 05 Apr 2010 14:06:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=351586 Diesel clatter in a BMW is like watching Bullit to the tunes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. In other words, distasteful and illegal in 48 states. And yet, driving BMW’s new X1 is a surprisingly John Deere-like experience. Is this a BMW or the ultimate agricultural machine? Maybe this sort of confusion is the X1’s worst […]

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Diesel clatter in a BMW is like watching Bullit to the tunes of Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. In other words, distasteful and illegal in 48 states. And yet, driving BMW’s new X1 is a surprisingly John Deere-like experience. Is this a BMW or the ultimate agricultural machine? Maybe this sort of confusion is the X1’s worst […]

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What’s Wrong With This Picture: That’s Riich Edition http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-thats-riich-edition/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2009/11/whats-wrong-with-this-picture-thats-riich-edition/#comments Fri, 20 Nov 2009 19:32:25 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=336273 We got a good giggle (and several excellent limericks) out of Chery’s Bentley-aping Riich brand logo back in March, so we thought we’d show off a peek at what qualifies as upmarket for Chery. Priced at about $8,165, the Riich X1 makes do with an 84 hp, 1.3 liter engine which motivates the tiny crossover […]

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We got a good giggle (and several excellent limericks) out of Chery’s Bentley-aping Riich brand logo back in March, so we thought we’d show off a peek at what qualifies as upmarket for Chery. Priced at about $8,165, the Riich X1 makes do with an 84 hp, 1.3 liter engine which motivates the tiny crossover […]

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