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Autoblog Classifieds Finds: 1977 Chrysler Cordoba T-Top

What do we know about the Chrysler Cordoba? Well, most everyone connects the Cordoba nameplate instantly to thoughts of soft Corinthian leather – upholstery that even the spokesman himself, the late Ricardo Montalban, admitted means "nothing. Show More Summary

Salty States Get a Ram 1500 Recall of Their Very Own

Mankind’s greatest foe — road salt — can never be fully vanquished, and the latest evidence of its malevolence just cropped up in 20 northern states. Salt, though essential to human life, turns water brackish and wreaks havoc on vehicles — just ask the owners of previous-decade Toyota Tacomas, Nissan Frontiers, and Mazda 3s. Show More Summary

2018 Toyota RAV4 buying guide | Answers to top questions about a leading crossover

Here you'll find all the information you need to make an educated buying decision if you're considering a 2018 Toyota RAV4. Continue reading 2018 Toyota RAV4 buying guide | Answers to top questions about a leading crossover 2018 Toyota...Show More Summary

Ford Provides Mustang Mugshot for 2020 Shelby GT500

Kudos to Ford for doing the shadowy teaser image correctly this week. While the auto industry has decided darkened teasers are compulsory for all upcoming models, some automakers provide photographs resembling Sp?n?al Tap’s Smell the Glove album — so comedicaly dark, they become unintentional parodies of the now popular trend. Show More Summary

Junkyard Gem: 1972 Porsche 914

During the second half of the 1960s, Porsche sold a four-cylinder version of the 911 as their lowest-priced car. The 912 sold well at first, but replaced by a joint Volkswagen-Porsche project, the 914, in 1969. The six-cylinder 914-6 was badged as a Porsche in Europe, while the four-cylinder 914 was sold as a Volkswagen-Porsche. Show More Summary

2019 Ram 1500 First Drive – Takin’ Chances

We’ve all taken a few chances in our lives. Whether it was jumping off the roof of a shed as a youngster or accepting that new job in a different town as an adult, most of us find there is very little reward without some risk. Some 25 years ago, two brothers in our rural […] The post 2019 Ram 1500 First Drive – Takin’ Chances appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Glickenhaus SCG004S will have a Nissan GT-R engine

Glickenhaus will equip the 004S with a tuned Nissan GT-R VR38DETT V6. This means a bump in power, as the 650-horsepower estimate for the V8 can now be substituted with a 690hp figure. Continue reading Glickenhaus SCG004S will have aShow More Summary

Audi Confirms Production of E-Tron GT and Quattro SUV, More EVs to Come

Established automakers have finally decided they have the stones to challenge Tesla. Over the last few months, premium manufacturers have issued a glut of product announcements on vehicles targeting the premium EV segment. Audi dabbled in electrification earlier than most before scaling back a bit. Show More Summary

2019 Ford Mustang fulfills your Need for Green for St. Patrick's Day

According to BASF, neutral and blue may be the paint colors of the future. Fine, but it's St. Patrick's Day, so the 2019 Ford Mustang is getting a fresh new paint option, Need for Green. It's a nice, bright counter to the dark Highland...Show More Summary

There’s a Ford (SUV) in Your Future: Brand Goes Big on Utilities, Lincoln Might Go All In

The future is electric, industry leaders tell us, but it will also have room for cargo. Lots and lots of it. In announcing its near-future product plans on Thursday, Ford Motor Company promised the replacement of “more than 75 percent...Show More Summary

Aston Martin reportedly picks out a name for DBX SUV: Varekai

It seems a distinct possibility that the name of Aston Martin's upcoming SUV will not remain "DBX," as it has been known. The British Autocar reports that the manufacturer has earmarked the name Varekai for it, which would certainly tie in nicely with the company's earlier V-named products. Show More Summary

ISIS on the Assembly Line: Volkswagen Ordered to Rehire Suspected Militant Who Threatened Co-workers

In 2016, Volkswagen’s Wolfsburg factory fired an employee named Samir B. He had been working for the automaker for 8 years, mounting tires, but after the company said he began threatening co-workers and telling them of his pledge to join Islamist ISIS fighters in Syria, they had to let him go. Show More Summary

2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata finally has a great pair of seats

We all know the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata is a truly wonderful car. It takes everything delightful about cars and driving and distills it into a compact and lightweight package. It's a car anyone can enjoy. My wife, who until recently has shown no real interest in sports cars beyond their design, wants one. Show More Summary

Japanese Automakers: Trump’s Steel Tariff Will Cost You More at the Dealership

Earlier this month, President Trump signed an executive order imposing a 25 percent tariff on foreign steel and a 10 percent tariff on foreign aluminum. Hoping to receive an exception, the Japanese auto lobby warned that the U.S. import tax would definitely inflate the price of models built by the companies it represents. Show More Summary

270,000 Ram pickups in ‘salt belt’ recalled to fix sagging fuel tanks

Drive a Ram 1500? Maybe it's time to give your fuel tanks a look. FCA is issuing a voluntary recall of over 270,000 Ram 1500 pickups to prevent their fuel tanks from sagging. Continue reading 270,000 Ram pickups in ‘salt belt’ recalled...Show More Summary

2020 Ford Bronco Gains Hybrid Variant, Smaller Off-road Sibling

Ford wants to be seen as a nimble, responsive automaker, quick to adapt to changing market trends, so today the automaker dumped a pile of product information on our heads. Some of the vehicles Ford confirmed today were already known,...Show More Summary

2018 Mazda6 Grand Touring vs. other midsize sedans: How they compare on paper

For the first time since this generation of Mazda6 was introduced, Mazda is offering the 6 with a more powerful optional engine. It's a 2.5-liter turbocharged four-cylinder available on the three highest trims: Grand Touring, Grand Touring Reserve and Signature. Show More Summary

Tesla Workers Say Almost Half of Model 3 Parts Need Rework

Tesla keeps insisting it’s going to show the automotive industry how to do things differently. The company’s make-or-break Model 3 was put into production without any pilot assembly or validation prototypes. Tesla is also more vertically integrated than traditional automakers these days. Show More Summary

Mazda and Toyota’s Joint Venture Is Official, Tons of Corollas and a Mystery Model Await

There’s 4,000 new jobs coming to Huntsville, Alabama, but there’ll also be 150,000 unnamed Mazda crossovers rolling out to dealers across North America each year — assuming the model’s a success. Our money’s on Mazda giving its new child...Show More Summary

2018 Jeep Compass Trailhawk Drivers' Notes Review | Trying to find its way

The Jeep Compass Trailhawk is the smaller sibling to the Cherokee off-roader. They look a lot alike, and generally that seems to be a good thing. We spent some time with it, both in Michigan and the Pacific Northwest. It seemed like the perfect little ute to tackle rain and late snow, as well as the cratered roads surrounding Detroit every spring. Show More Summary

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