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Tesla Preparing To Enter CPO Market By 2016

Always wanted to own a Tesla Model S, but couldn’t get past the $71,070 base price? CEO Elon Musk has a plan to make it easier to bring one home: CPO sales. Automotive News reports the automaker is working on a certified pre-owned program...Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 1964 Simca 1000

During my recent trip to Sweden, I took in a Folkrace, saw many old American cars on the street, visited a farm full of restored classic Chryslers, and, of course, went to the junkyard. We’ve seen this 1966 Toyota Crown station wagon...Show More Summary

Capsule Review: 2014 Toyota Camry Hybrid SE

At any one moment, it is both easy and difficult to see why the Toyota Camry is perennially America’s best-selling car. Taking up residence in a 2014 Camry Hybrid SE for a whole week, I was saddened, but I could see how a Camry owner would feel emboldened when contemplating the future. Show More Summary

Exclusive: Lincoln’s Upcoming RWD Crossover

Thanks to TTAC‘s sources inside the Blue Oval (the same ones who scuttled rumors of a revived Ford GT), we can exclusively reveal that the long awaited RWD Lincoln is in the works, along with a Ford counterpart. But the newest rear-drive...Show More Summary

2016 Cadillac CT6 To Offer PHEV Option, Advanced Architecture

Cadillac’s upcoming flagship is living up to its status, as the CT6 is set to have a PHEV option on the checklist when it arrives for the 2016 model year. According to The Detroit News, General Motors product chief Mark Reuss claimsShow More Summary

Buick Envision Bound For US Market By Q3 2015

While the Chinese have Buick’s latest crossover, the Envision, to themselves for now, a plan is in the works to bring it over to the United States by Q3 2015 at the earliest. Edmunds reports the Envision would be offered in FWD and AWD...Show More Summary

Espresso and Pizza

I don’t normally post about vehicles themselves, but I am endlessly fascinated by the industry, and constantly surprised to learn of new niches. On the finance side, I’m amazed at the variety of vendors that show up at conferences such as those sponsored by Auto Finance News. Show More Summary

Next-Gen Chrysler Town & Country PHEV Debuting A Year Early

Minivan shoppers will have a new option to consider in 2015, as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Sergio Marchionne revealed plans to introduce a PHEV variant of the Chrysler Town & Country late into the coming year. Automotive News reports...Show More Summary

Housekeeping: No, You’re Not Banned

Just a quick note: there is a major problem with the comments, specifically the spam filter. Many legitimate comments are being caught and blocked. Please bear with us as we try to fix the issue. -30- The post Housekeeping: No, You’re Not Banned appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

TTAC Reader AMA: 2004 Volvo V70R Wagon

This week’s AMA features user AlfaRomasochist and his 2004 Volvo V70R wagon. AR writes First of all, my user name is AlfaRomasochist which tells you a lot about me right there. I’ve owned at least one Alfa at any given time for the last...Show More Summary

Deep Dive: Ford 1.0L Ecoboost

Brown paint isn’t available from the factory and adding diesel would require pumping out its fuel system, but Ford’s Fiesta SFE is practically built for the Internet. Though sales projection for the turbocharged, direct-injected three cylinder subcompact are modest, the car is at least proving popular to discuss. Show More Summary

Housekeeping: On Clickbait, Wish Fulfillment And The Ford GT

None of you could ever accuse me of having a particularly thick skin, but there is one accusation that does get under my skin. Cries of “clickbait” are often metted out in these pages. They seem to occur when somebody disagrees withShow More Summary

Ford Mulling Smaller Pickup, But Global Ranger Is Too Big

Ford is said to be mulling a smaller pickup to slot beneath the F-150, plucked from their existing global product portfolio. One thing we are sure of is that it won’t be the new “global Ranger” sold in world markets. Despite the relentless...Show More Summary

DS Brand Could Spearhead PSA’s American Revival

The long-awaited return of Peugeot Citroen to North America could be in the form of their new premium DS brand, but don’t get your hopes up just yet. Automotive News is reporting that the DS brand has ambitions to become a global premium...Show More Summary

UAW Establishes New Local Near US Daimler Plant

Just as in Chattanooga, Tenn., the United Auto Workers has established a local in Tuscaloosa, Ala. for those working on the floor of the Daimler AG-owned MBUSI plant in nearby Vance. Reuters reports Local 112, like Local 42 with Volkswagen...Show More Summary

UAW Prepares For Autumn 2015 Detroit Three Negotiatons

Autumn 2015 will be a big moment for the United Auto Workers, as the union prepares to negotiate new contracts with the Detroit Three, with the aim of improving pay for both Tier 1 and Tier 2 members under conditions that weren’t there in the year prior to the Great Recession. Show More Summary

Piston Slap: The Sportcombi’s Gloomy Vue?

  Keith writes: Sajeev – I’ve gotta get rid of 1 of my 4 family of cars – the family consists of a 2011 Civic LX (for the kids), 2009 Taurus X (for the wife) – and the two on the chopping block – 2006 Saab 9-5 Sport Combi (with 154,000 miles) verses 2006 Saturn […] The post Piston Slap: The Sportcombi’s Gloomy Vue? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

September 2014 Sales: Even Uglier For Volkswagen USA

Following 17 consecutive months in which year-over-year volume at the Volkswagen brand declined in the United States, sales fell 19% in September 2014. These September results ended a third quarter in which VW USA sales fell 15% and a nine-month period in which sales were down 14%. Show More Summary

Buffett Enters Dealership Business With Van Tuyl Group Purchase

Warren Buffett — no relation to Jimmy — is a lot of things: investor extraordinaire, railroad magnate, newspaper mogul, hip-hop enthusiast et al. As of last Thursday, however, he picked up a new title: master auto dealer. Bloomberg reports...Show More Summary

Bark’s Bites: YOU Choose the Fantasy Garage Winner!

Thanks to all of you who played the Fantasy Garage game two weeks ago. After much deliberation, I decided that…I can’t decide. I’m gonna need your help to decide a winner. However, I DID choose a few nominees for to you to pick from....Show More Summary

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