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Tim Healey
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we re the ttac staff ask us anything

Today is the last day of the year for us, and it’s a slow news day following a slow news week, so we’re inviting any of youse who are hanging out online to spend some time chatting with us.

And to ask us (almost) anything you want.

Some housekeeping and ground rules here: First, we’ll be checking this post off and on throughout the day, but we do still have some other things to do, so it might take a bit for us to reply.

Odds are we won’t answer questions that could get us fired, doxxed, personally or professionally deeply embarrassed, et cetera. This is meant to be fun and light-hearted.

So, go ahead, fire away down in the comments, and we’ll answer if we can. Make sure to @ any specific person you’re directing a question to.

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Tim Healey
Tim Healey

Tim Healey grew up around the auto-parts business and has always had a love for cars — his parents joke his first word was “‘Vette”. Despite this, he wanted to pursue a career in sports writing but he ended up falling semi-accidentally into the automotive-journalism industry, first at Consumer Guide Automotive and later at Web2Carz.com. He also worked as an industry analyst at Mintel Group and freelanced for About.com, CarFax, Vehix.com, High Gear Media, Torque News, FutureCar.com, Cars.com, among others, and of course Vertical Scope sites such as AutoGuide.com, Off-Road.com, and HybridCars.com. He’s an urbanite and as such, doesn’t need a daily driver, but if he had one, it would be compact, sporty, and have a manual transmission.

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  • Shangrimini Shangrimini on Dec 31, 2021

    any update on production, delivery of rav4 prime in canada, us, 2022?

  • Jpolicke Jpolicke on Jan 01, 2022

    A year or so ago you put us on notice that TTAC was going to become more selective in the articles you post. Was this to reduce workload to enable TTAC to become the 9 to 5, 5 day a week operation that it's become?

    • Tim Healey Tim Healey on Jan 06, 2022

      Nah. It was partly because our headcount was reduced by one, and partly a strategic reaction to some Google changes.

  • JD-Shifty JD-Shifty on Jan 02, 2022

    "Kind of wish I kept my S-10 which I gave to my nephew. I bought my S-10 new in April 1999 and gave to my nephew in late October 2019 after I bought my neighbor’s 2012 Lacrosse. My old S-10 is still running strong and looks like a new truck. I ordered a new hybrid Maverick which I hope is a good truck but my 99 S10 will always hold a special place along with my Grandad’s 63 IH pickup which my nephew now has as well." I've seen the 22k Maverick in articles but wonder if Id ever really find one. I am test driving an AWD Sienna next week. We'll see

  • Lightspeed Lightspeed on Jan 02, 2022

    I'm wanting to develop a career as a "Loveable curmudgeon" is automotive writer a good entry-level position for that?

    • Tim Healey Tim Healey on Jan 06, 2022

      There are a lot of curmudgeons in automotive journalism. Same with sports, which I also covered in my younger days. I don't think I'm a curmudgeon, but that's just how I am wired, I think. The real question is -- does journalism make curmudgeons, or do curmudgeons naturally gravitate to journalism?