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  1. U.S. Attempts to Convince South Korea to ‘Buy American’

    Officials from the United States and South Korea held a special session in Washington on Wednesday as part of U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer’s request to consider amending the two countries’ trade agreement. The joint talks serve to reassess the countries’ five-year pact, with the Trump administration aiming to diminish America’s growing trade deficit with South Korea. One of […] The post U.S. Attempts to Convince South Korea to ‘Buy American’ appe…
  2. Camry Crusher: Honda Civic Expands Lead as America’s Best-selling Car

    In many ways, September 2017’s auto sales bucked the trend. After the industry combined for decreased volume, year-over-year, in each of 2017’s first eight months, auto sales in September rose 6 percent. Meanwhile, the shrinking car sector that tumbled 12 percent through the first two-thirds of 2017 was down only 3 percent in September. There were […] The post Camry Crusher: Honda Civic Expands Lead as America’s Best-selling Car appeared first on The Truth About …
  3. Truth in Numbers: Tesla Motors Kind of Lied to Us

    Yesterday, we mentioned how Tesla was behind schedule with its everyman Model 3 — delivering only 220 units to the half-million reservation holders since the start of production in late July. While we knew it would get off to a slow start, CEO Elon Musk previously assured the public that production would increase exponentially through the end […] The post Truth in Numbers: Tesla Motors Kind of Lied to Us appeared first on The Truth About Car…
  4. Midst Yet Another FCA Sales Decline, Jeep Shows Powerful Signs of Life

    September 2017 sales at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles decreased on a year-over-year basis for a 14th consecutive month, extending a stretch of declines that began in August of last year. For much of that time span, the U.S. automobile industry was reporting declining sales, as well. And for much of that time span, even as total U.S. […] The post Midst Yet Another FCA Sales Decline, Jeep Shows Powerful Signs of Life appeared first on The Truth About …
  5. How ‘Buy Here Pay Here’ GPS Tracking Devices Work

    GPS tracking devices are a common sight in cars sold by “Buy Here Pay Here” dealers, and some are even showing up at franchise dealers. A lot of speculation exists about how the devices work and what they can actually track, but most of it comes from third-party reports. Working as a tracking device installer […] The post How ‘Buy Here Pay Here’ GPS Tracking Devices Work appeared first on The Truth About…
  6. Four Reasons Why September 2017’s U.S. Auto Sales Picture Isn’t As Rosy As It Seems

    In September, for the first time in 2017, auto sales were higher this year than last. Substantially higher. Compared with September 2016, auto sales in America last month were 6 percent higher, far healthier than the modest sub-1-percent uptick analysts predicted. Booming pickup truck volume, big gains from America’s best-selling SUVs and cars, continued growth […] The post Four Reasons Why September 2017’s U.S. Auto Sales Picture Isn’t As Rosy As It Seems appeared…
  7. Ford CEO Outlines New Vehicle Development Plan, Shifts Investments, Trims Fat (and Models)

    After much speculation, Ford CEO Jim Hackett has finally outlined where his company’s dollars will be spent in the foreseeable future. Hackett spent his summer performing what Ford called a “four-month deep dive” into the company’s strategy and business operations to see what changes needed to be made. His conclusions? This may surprise a few readers, but Ford […] The post Ford CEO Outlines New Vehicle Development Plan, Shifts Investments, Trims Fat (and Mo…
  8. Worried About Exhaust in Your Ford Explorer’s Cabin? Ford Might Just Buy It Back

    Well, it might if a news crew profiles your SUV. A Maryland couple’s 2016 Ford Explorer, one of many late-model Explorers suspected of emitting high levels of carbon monoxide into the cabin, turned out to be doing just that. However, even after the exhaust leak was confirmed — then fixed — by Ford, peace of mind did […] The post Worried About Exhaust in Your Ford Explorer’s Cabin? Ford Might Just Buy It Back appeared first on The Truth About Cars…
  9. Subaru Ascent Production Begins in Spring 2018: Work Underway To Squeeze SUV Into Indiana Facility

    Subaru reported in September 2017 the brand’s 70th consecutive month of year-over-year growth. The growth rate is not modest. Five years ago, Subaru had never reported more than 336,000 U.S. sales in a calendar year. Yet with one-fourth of 2017 remaining, Subaru has already reported 478,848 U.S. sales in 2017 and is on track to […] The post Subaru Ascent Production Begins in Spring 2018: Work Underway To Squeeze SUV Into Indiana Facility appeared first on The Truth About…
  10. QOTD: What Will Force You From a Manual Transmission, Permanently?

    Yesterday, Steph Willems penned a little Question of the Day about the manual transmission. In it, he asked what would have to occur to get you, the buying public, back into the manual transmission in a large-scale way. As of this writing, it’s blowing up the comment counts as everyone lists the particulars of how […] The post QOTD: What Will Force You From a Manual Transmission, Permanently? appeared first on The Truth About…
  11. Ace of Base: 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab S 4×2

    “Hang on a second,” you shout, hurling canned food and stale eclairs in my general direction. “Didn’t this series already cover the Frontier?” Yes, dear reader, it did… for the 2017 model year. There used to be a Chinese buffet restaurant in the capital city of Newfoundland famous for offering meh options at midday, only to […] The post Ace of Base: 2018 Nissan Frontier King Cab S 4×2 appeared first on The Truth About Cars…
  12. U.S. Auto Sales Brand-by-Brand Results: September 2017 YTD

    U.S. auto sales exceeded analyst expectations with a big 6 percent year-over-year increase to 1.5 million units in September 2017, the first monthly improvement in 2017 so far. After auto sales fell 3 percent during the first two-thirds of 2017, big September increases from Toyota Motor Corp., General Motors, Ford Motor Company, American Honda, Nissan’s […] The post U.S. Auto Sales Brand-by-Brand Results: September 2017 YTD appeared first on The Truth About…
  13. How Will the UAW’s War With Nissan End?

    The South has been a longstanding hurdle for the United Auto Workers. Having been unsuccessful in its efforts to organize foreign-owned automakers outside its Midwestern stronghold for years, the UAW is running out of options. Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, and Tesla have all managed to stave off unionization and many wondered what the UAW would do after its most recent […] The post How Will the UAW’s War With Nissan End? appeared first on The Truth About Ca…
  14. Electric Cars Are Nice, but Audi Customers Still Demand V8s

    Did you hear the news? Every automaker worth its salt will switch to electrified, fully autonomous vehicles yesterday. Bored yet? Very likely so, but the people laying out money for cars still have a say in what vehicles automakers produce, and for high-end buyers, prestige doesn’t necessarily come wrapped in the latest technology from the […] The post Electric Cars Are Nice, but Audi Customers Still Demand V8s appeared first on The Truth About…
  15. FCA Recalls Almost 710,000 SUVs Over Previously Fixed Rotting Brake Boosters

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles says it is recalling nearly 710,000 sport utility vehicles to check on shields protecting the brake boosters. The shields were a new addition to a bundle of SUVs involved in a 2014 recall and FCA is worried they may have been installed improperly. The company discovered that units exposed to water were subject […] The post FCA Recalls Almost 710,000 SUVs Over Previously Fixed Rotting Brake Boosters appeared first on The Truth About …
  16. Any Takers? Nissan Toys With Leaf NISMO Performance Variant

    Nissan appears to be considering adorning the Leaf with a NISMO nameplate and appearance. Unveiled on Monday at Nissan’s Futures 3.0 event, the stock 2018 model provides improved performance, range, and less nerdy looks. However, Nissan wants further improve the Leaf’s image with a NISMO-trimmed variant. Oh goodie. While we get that economy models can […] The post Any Takers? Nissan Toys With Leaf NISMO Performance Variant appeared first on The Truth About…