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  1. Honda Plans to Make the Civic Type R Wilder… and Milder

    You’re not likely to find another car sporting over 300 horsepower and a price below $35,000 with the same kind of visual impact as the Honda Civic Type R. Call it over the top, call it arresting, or call it exactly what you’ve been waiting for. Honda designers and engineers know what buyers they want […] The post Honda Plans to Make the Civic Type R Wilder… and Milder appeared first on The Truth About…
  2. FCA to Dealers: Better Stock Up on Grand Caravans Now

    Chrysler’s minivans have been a never-ending beacon of purity and goodness for over thirty years. Less so lately, but the segment remains an important part of the FCA lineup. Intended to replace both the Chrysler and Dodge minivans, the Pacifica did not outsell either at launch. While Pacifica deliveries eventually eclipsed the Town & Country, it was […] The post FCA to Dealers: Better Stock Up on Grand Caravans Now appeared first on The Truth About C…
  3. Rare Rides: The Stunning 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Wagon Has Passion, Flair, and NSFW Wheels

    Our last Rare Ride was a true bespoke vehicle — a one-of-one Rolls-Royce coupe which drew mixed opinions from our readers. But we’ll have none of that today, as I expect only passionate and flair-y discussion once you’ve reviewed this beautiful Maserati Touring Bellagio Fastback. Prepare yourselves. The elegantly named Bellagio Fastback was constructed from a standard […] The post Rare Rides: The Stunning 2009 Maserati Quattroporte Wagon Has Passion, Flair, and NSFW Whe…
  4. 2018 Cadillac XTS: You’ve Seen the Face, Now Ask About the Seat Foam

    Thanks to China media, as well as General Motors’ aggressive pursuit of new buyers in that populous, prestige-seeking country, we’ve already seen the facelifted 2018 XTS sedan. The Chinese market model appeared a month ago, powered by a downsized motor you won’t find in U.S. variants. Despite this, the refreshed XTS is now official. Cadillac […] The post 2018 Cadillac XTS: You’ve Seen the Face, Now Ask About the Seat Foam appeared first on The Truth About…
  5. Should All Smart Dealers Burn Down Their Lots This Summer?

    It’s been roughly a decade since Daimler’s Smart Automobile first caressed America’s purple mountains and amber waves of grain with the microscopic Fortwo. Despite a promising first year in the United States, the brand never really managed to carve a space out for itself in a competitive and size-obsessed marketplace. The same is true (over a slightly longer […] The post Should All Smart Dealers Burn Down Their Lots This Summer? appeared first on The Truth About Ca…
  6. 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 4Matic Coupe Review – the Story of the 10 Percent

    Two turbochargers. 362 horsepower. 384 lb-ft of torque. AMG’s 31:69 front/rear torque bias. 0-60 mph in 4.8 seconds. AMG-tuned air suspension. 14.2-inch front rotors. 285/40R20 rear tires. 640 watts and 14 speakers of Burmester surround sound. Forget all that. This is a story all about cargo volume. 10-14 percent more cargo volume. Sweet, sultry, scintillating […] The post 2017 Mercedes-AMG GLC43 4Matic Coupe Review – the Story of the 10 Percent appeared first on The Truth A…
  7. Chrysler Will Stay Alive in Japan (Where It’s Almost Dead): FCA

    We all remember former Chrysler Corporation chairman Lee Iacocca railing against the Japanese for their uber-expensive land and not-so-open borders. Well, Jeep sales are slowly picking up in that Detroit Three-averse country, but one storied American brand isn’t doing so hot. Chrysler. Sure, the brand isn’t doing all that great in its home country, either, […] The post Chrysler Will Stay Alive in Japan (Where It’s Almost Dead): FCA appeared first on The Truth About…
  8. Mercedes-Benz A-Class is Coming, Could Start Below $30,000: Dealers

    Get ’em young and get ’em poor upwardly mobile. That seems to be Mercedes-Benz’s rationale behind the upcoming A-Class sedan, which should arrive in the U.S. later next year. According to dealers who spoke to Automotive News, the German automaker has confirmed the front-wheel drive model will indeed appear on these shores, slotted below brand’s […] The post Mercedes-Benz A-Class is Coming, Could Start Below $30,000: Dealers appeared first on The Truth About…
  9. Junkyard Find: 1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

    For as long as I have been poking around in American automobile graveyards (35 years), the presence of the occasional Fiat 124 Sport Spider has been a constant. Even while Pininfarina-badged, Malcolm Bricklin-imported 124 Sport Spiders were still available as new cars in the United States, I was seeing 20,000-mile late-70s examples about to be […] The post Junkyard Find: 1979 Fiat 124 Sport Spider appeared first on The Truth About…
  10. QOTD: What’s Your Pick at the Cheap ’80s Metal Buffet?

    Imagine for a second you’re living in Canada in the mid-‘80s. The Edmonton Oilers have brought the Stanley Cup back to Canada for the first time since 1979, and it’ll stay in the Great White North until the next decade. A broad-chinned lawyer was just given a landslide victory to lead the country and the […] The post QOTD: What’s Your Pick at the Cheap ’80s Metal Buffet? appeared first on The Truth About Cars…
  11. Porsche Won Le Mans 24 Hours But That Wasn’t The Race You Were Watching

    While Porsche saw a remarkable comeback victory at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, clawing its way from the back of the pack as practically every LMP1 class car suffered a catastrophic breakdown, all the real action was taking place among the LM GTE Pro cars — as usual. Jordan Taylor, masterfully piloting the No. 63 Corvette, kept […] The post Porsche Won Le Mans 24 Hours But That Wasn’t The Race You Were Watching appeared first on The Truth About Cars…
  12. General Motors to Turbocharge Its Engine Offerings for 2018, Literally

    Rising emissions regulations are forcing many automakers to adopt forced induction across the board. While some, like Mazda and Honda, have been milking naturally aspirated engines for all their worth, even they have turned to turbochargers to do some of the heavy lifting. General Motors has more than doubled North American sales of vehicles with turbo motors — […] The post General Motors to Turbocharge Its Engine Offerings for 2018, Literally appeared first on The Truth About Cars…
  13. Future-proofing: Cummins Wants to Sell You More Than Just Diesels

    It’s hard to hear the name Cummins and not immediately think of a Ram pickup struggling valiantly to pull a gnarled tree stump out of the unyielding earth. Certainly, the company’s diesel inline-six and V8 engines are to the truck world what Nike is to professional sports. While Cummins’ fossil fuel-powered engines and power systems […] The post Future-proofing: Cummins Wants to Sell You More Than Just Diesels appeared first on The Truth About…