Welcome To The 2015 Model Year TTAC

Derek Kreindler
by Derek Kreindler
welcome to the 2015 model year ttac

Now that you’ve all sufficiently recovered from your New Year’s festivities, I’d like to welcome you all to the 2015 edition of TTAC. It’s been roughly 18 months since the, *ahem* mid-cycle refresh, and just four months since Jack departed the EIC post (but not the site), to spend more time with his guitar collection.

For 2015, we will be making some changes, but nothing in the way of subtraction. Get ready to see more

  • Car reviews: Not just new car reviews of press fleet vehicles, but reviews of rental cars, Zipcars, used cars, reader cars, barely running cars. If we can get access to it, we will review it (and we’ll accept your review as well).
  • New faces – and some familiar ones too: To riff on Donald Rumsfeld, there will be “known knowns”; there are contributors we know that we haven’t seen in a while, for various reasons, but will be returning throughout the year.. There are known unknowns; new contributors that have not yet been introduced to the readers. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don’t know about yet. I’m most excited to see who we discover in 2015. And I’m hoping that contributions from the B&B will be a new source of talent for us. And unlike other sites, we will pay you for your submissions.
  • New stories: Expect to see a return of the popular “While You Were Sleeping Series”, and a pilot project that will see us reboot our coverage of used car auctions and try out more data driven features. There will be continued auto show coverage, sales analysis, editorials on new products, the state of the industry, regulatory issues and other topics that you’ve come to expect from us.
  • Forum activity: we are working on revamping the forum to use more modern vBulletin software. This is as thorough a revamp as switching from a body-on-frame, carbureted engine/Powerglide setup to a modern unibody/EFI layout with a new ZF 8-speed. I know that for some readers, this analogy could be taken as a negative development. Trust me, it’s anything but.
  • Transparency: In addition to our editors@ttac.com email, you can also call us at 416 341 8950 x 263.

And last but not least

  • The same commitment to honesty, integrity and delivering The Truth About Cars that you’ve come to expect since the inception of this site in 2001.

Here’s to a happy, healthy and prosperous new year, filled with quality writing, spirited debate and reading the article before leaving a comment.


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  • IMatt IMatt on Jan 05, 2015

    Spammed. Toronto Skeptic - Good point on the used car segments. Was thinking the same thing myself!

  • Josh Josh on Jan 24, 2015

    I love the site. Solid, solid content and, as a former journalist, I can tell when there is great writing out there.

  • Ravenuer The Long Island Expressway.
  • Kwik_Shift A nice stretch of fairly remote road that would be great for test driving a car's potential, rally style, is Flinton Road off of Highway 41 in Ontario. Twists/turns/dips/rises. Just hope a deer doesn't jump out at you. Also Highway 60 through Algonquin Provincial Park in Ontario. Great scenery with lots of hills.
  • Saeed Hello, I need a series of other accessories from Lincoln. Do you have front window, front and rear lights, etc. from the 1972 and 1976 models
  • Probert Wow - so many digital renders - Ford, Stellantis. - whose next!!! They're really bringing it on....
  • Zerocred So many great drives:Dalton Hwy from Fairbanks to the Arctic Circle.Alaska Marine Highway from Bellingham WA to Skagway AK. it was a multi-day ferry ride so I didn’t actually drive it, but I did take my truck.Icefields Parkway from Jasper AB to Lake Louise AB, CA.I-70 and Hwy 50 from Denver to Sacramento.Hwy 395 on the east side of the Sierras.