The Truth About Cars » z-car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 12:00:08 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Nissan, Please http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nissan-please/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/nissan-please/#comments Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:00:11 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1315146 Last fall, we had a typical-for-TTAC slap fight between Bark and Mark, centered around Nissan. I’ve been ruminating on this argument for months, but my conversation last week with NISMO chief Hiroshi Tamura — and seeing what Nissan chose to feature in New York — finally pushed me over the edge. As I walked through the […]

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Last fall, we had a typical-for-TTAC slap fight between Bark and Mark, centered around Nissan. I’ve been ruminating on this argument for months, but my conversation last week with NISMO chief Hiroshi Tamura — and seeing what Nissan chose to feature in New York — finally pushed me over the edge. As I walked through the […]

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Picked Clean: If You Want 240Z Parts, You Need To Work Fast! http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/picked-clean-if-you-want-240z-parts-you-need-to-work-fast/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/picked-clean-if-you-want-240z-parts-you-need-to-work-fast/#comments Thu, 04 Apr 2013 13:00:03 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=483451 When an ordinary car— say, a ’94 Camry— shows up in a high-turnover self-service junkyard, most of its parts will still be present when it goes to the scrapper. However, when a seldom-seen-in-junkyards vehicle with an avid following— say, a ’71 Toyota Land Cruiser— appears on the yard, it gets eaten like a roadkill raccoon […]

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When an ordinary car— say, a ’94 Camry— shows up in a high-turnover self-service junkyard, most of its parts will still be present when it goes to the scrapper. However, when a seldom-seen-in-junkyards vehicle with an avid following— say, a ’71 Toyota Land Cruiser— appears on the yard, it gets eaten like a roadkill raccoon […]

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A Pictorial History: The World’s First Metrosexual Car. Fair Lady At Home, Mister Z When Away http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/a-pictorial-history-the-worlds-first-metrosexual-car-fair-lady-at-home-mister-z-when-away/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/a-pictorial-history-the-worlds-first-metrosexual-car-fair-lady-at-home-mister-z-when-away/#comments Wed, 08 Aug 2012 18:15:18 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=455933 In the 80’s, I took a sabbatical from marketing and propaganda, and managed a record distribution company in the U.S. My warehouse manager was Rick, a redheaded bear of a guy who also could have been Master at Arms of the local Hells Angels chapter. Come to think of it, he managed the parts department […]

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In the 80’s, I took a sabbatical from marketing and propaganda, and managed a record distribution company in the U.S. My warehouse manager was Rick, a redheaded bear of a guy who also could have been Master at Arms of the local Hells Angels chapter. Come to think of it, he managed the parts department […]

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Curbside Classic: The Revolutionary 1971 Datsun 240Z http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/curbside-classic-the-revolutionary-1971-datsun-240z/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2010/01/curbside-classic-the-revolutionary-1971-datsun-240z/#comments Tue, 26 Jan 2010 06:25:19 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=343004 The Datsun 240 was as a true revolutionary, smashing the long-stagnant sports car market of the sixties into smithereens. It was long overdue too; folks were getting cranky for the messiah: a truly modern sporty two seater with four-wheel independent suspension, a zippy OHC six engine, dazzling styling, all served up at a reasonable price; […]

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The Datsun 240 was as a true revolutionary, smashing the long-stagnant sports car market of the sixties into smithereens. It was long overdue too; folks were getting cranky for the messiah: a truly modern sporty two seater with four-wheel independent suspension, a zippy OHC six engine, dazzling styling, all served up at a reasonable price; […]

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