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Onlookers outside Detroit's Cobo Center took part in a great American pastime yesterday. That is, thrilling at the impending destruction of an airborne 1969 Dodge Charger. You know the one. Orange, Confederate flag emblazoned on the roof, once the star of a popular TV show that was serviceable in its first season, but then got [] The post Why Do We Still Applaud the Destruction of 1969 Dodge Chargers? appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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Apparently, the tidy sale of General Motors' European division to French automaker PSA Group isn't so clean-cut after all. According to German publication Der Spiegel, PSA is looking to secure more than just the Opel and Vauxhall brands. It also wants a key bit of gear — one that would make the new European alliance [] The post PSA Wants GM's Chevy Bolt Technology; GM Throws Up Conditions appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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We knew that Jeep's redesigned small crossover was going to be sized up, priced up, and niced up in order to avoid cannibalizing the Renegade. What we didn't know was that Jeep would dump it into the KL Cherokee's lap like a scalding cup of coffee. At $22,090, the base 2017 Compass is only a stone's [] The post Jeep's New Compass and Old Cherokee are About to Step All Over Each Other appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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Remember when recycling was new and sexy and every 1980s sitcom included it as a subplot in at least one cringe-inducing episode? It was around the time that McDonald's took away that convenient styrofoam container — you know, the one that stored a Big Mac on one side and a delicious pile of fries on [] The post How a Government Tire Recycling Program Opened the Door to Sleaze appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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Skeptical of the Nissan Quest's future in the latter portion of 2016, we demanded — on more than one occasion — to know whether there would even be a Nissan Quest in the 2017 model year. Despite all the signs that pointed to a discontinued product, Nissan eventually confirmed that there would, in fact, be a [] The post You Can't Buy A 2017 Nissan Quest At A Nissan Store, But It Exists appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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Most readers are aware of my unbridled enthusiasm for base model cars. Sure, there are a few luxury models that spring to mind where it's imperative buyers select the top trim, lest they run the risk of an arch nemesis pulling alongside them in an Escalade Platinum when they are piloting a lowly Escalade Luxury. Thing is, [] The post Waste of Base: Deals Dont Always Extend to Base Models appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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For now, legislation restricting the use of those pesky self-driving cars is mainly up to individual states. Because no one wants an experimental, untested car piloting their local roadways, states have erected legislative safety barriers that, for the most part, restrict pilot projects in certain areas, or on certain roads. As everyone waits for the National [] The post GM Lobbyist Says Company Doesn't Push Bills, Lawmakers Disagree appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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You know how I know that things are getting pretty good in the automotive world? Because we've gone from a world where new cars lock their brakes and ignite their gas tanks and delaminate their tires with murderous yet monotonous regularity to a world where people get authentically upset when the fake stitching on their [] The post QOTD: Where Do You Want Them To Skimp? appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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Volkswagen's CC replacement, the Arteon, will make its debut at the 87th Geneva International Motor Show and it looks exactly like we predicted — right down to the color, no less. Based on VW's recent teaser shots, the new four-door fastback looks almost identical to the Sport Coupe Concept GTE. However, as fun as it is to gloat, most [] The post Volkswagen's Arteon Looks Exactly Like We Predicted appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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We're all supposed to enjoy, or endure, an Alfa Romeo ownership experience at some point in our lives. The 2017 Honda CR-V is diametrically opposed to everything the Alfa Romeo SZ stands for. You're supposed to drive a car that reveals its character through its flaws, as if a shifter that only slots into third at 2,755 rpm [] The post 2017 Honda CR-V Touring AWD ReviewEffective And Efficient, If Not Effervescent appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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It wasn't long ago that the Detroit Three were fending off the Japanese on home soil as the Land of the Rising Sun cranked out reliable car after reliable car for the American masses. Then came the KoreansKia and Hyundai — who brought over cheap metal to win market share but quickly turned around [] The post General Motors Not Giving a Damn in Three Photos appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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It wasn't long ago that the Detroit Three were fending off the Japanese on home soil as the Land of the Rising Sun cranked out reliable car after reliable car for the American masses. Then came the KoreansKia and Hyundai — who brought over cheap metal to win market share but quickly turned around [] The post General Motors Not Giving a Fuck in Three Photos appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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Horsepower doesnt necessarily cure all that ails you. Potent powertrains arent invariably linked to progress. The greater pony count is not unfailingly found under the hood of the greater car. All too often, auto enthusiasts fall into the trap of believing that a deeply flawed car can be made better if they’d only put a [] The post QOTD: Are V6-Engined Midsize Sedans Way Over The Top? appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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Last year, I told you that your quick-lube place was probably snitching on you to your insurance company — and to Carfax. Did you make any changes in the way you have your car serviced because of that? I'm thinking that you did not, because you probably have nothing to hide. A surprising number of [] The post Scott Adams Finds Out What TTAC Readers Already Know appeared first on The Truth About Cars .
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‘As a company, we take a holistic view. When it comes to transport, we think about the system, from cycling to walking to cars and public and goods transport. How it all works together. ‘Nevertheless, we look at advanced fields because combustion-engine vehicles are still going to be a significant part of the transport sector for the next 25 years, no question about it. Even with more electrification, most of them are still going to have a combustion engine. So lightweighting, advanced integrated powertrain systems, lightweight transmissions, efficient optimisation of the whole system – it’s all as, if not more, important. ‘Many politicians would like to say: “Let’s all go electric tomorrow, that’ll fix all our problems.” We know it wont, and the truth is that we will be living with combustion engines for a long time to come, so developing systems that make the technology more efficient is a priority.’ Image 1 of 20 Image 1 of 20