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Junkyard Find: 2007 Kia Sedona, Wisconsin Hippie Fingerpaint-n-Stickers Edition

I had the opportunity to visit a Green Bay wrecking yard earlier this month. Most of the inventory was made up of the 10-to-15-year-old GM and Chrysler midsize sedans you’d expect in the Upper Midwest, but I also found this eight-year-old...Show More Summary

Bark’s Bites: We All Need a Bad Influence or Two in Our Lives

“Just passed this on Michigan Avenue outside of Dearborn. Manufacturer plate.” The above picture of a GT350R in the wild and the accompanying text found their way across the LTE network to my phone last Thursday. My good friend — let’s call him Acd — and I have a habit of supporting each other’s addictions. Show More Summary

Don’t Do Me Like That, Honda!

If my personal relationship with Honda had a Facebook status, that status would be the one so beloved of mistresses, side pieces, and FWBs — namely, “It’s Complicated”. A decade ago, I took a gig reverse-engineering a piece of production-line equipment for them. Show More Summary

Last Rides Premium Selects: You Goin’ Nowhere

Today’s morbidly interesting victim is a friggin’ Yugo. If you know where this is going, I think there’s little else I could possibly say to encourage you to click the jump. My taste in cars strays wildly from that of most everyone. For me, exotics sit on opposite ends of the spectrum. Show More Summary

In Which An Editor Goes Car Shopping

At virtually every other automotive outlet for whom I’ve worked, the communication between writer and reader has been a one-way street. I give advice. The reader listens. Whether the reader acts on that advice is completely unknown. Also, the reader never gives advice to the writer. Show More Summary

Ford May Offer 10-speed Mustang, Maybe With Mach 1 Name

Ford’s plans for the Mustang may include their 10-speed automatic transmission, jointly developed with General Motors, and a Mach 1 version, according to Automotive News (via Motor Authority). The amazingly engineered 10-speed, which...Show More Summary

2017 Mercedes-AMG C63 Coupe Officially Official

Mercedes-AMG took the wrapper off its dual-flavored C63 AMG Coupe on Wednesday — and to quote the great Denny Green: “They are who we thought they were.” The Affalterbach duo was shown online after weeks of teases and official photo “leaks” two days ago. Show More Summary

Fun Way to Kill a Tuesday: SCCA “Track Night in America” with Bark M.

Some ink has already been spilled on TTAC — and elsewhere — about the SCCA’s new Track Night in America program. I won’t rehash the the excellent overviews of the program that Jack and Bark M. have already provided, so any reader unfamiliar with the program should avail themself of the linked articles before diving into mine. Show More Summary

No Fixed Abode: You Don’t Want A Jeep Pickup, You Pansy!

Last week, rookie TTACer Aaron Cole called the RAM Rebel a Jeep pickup. I don’t think it would be impossible to make the case that the Rebel is a successor of sorts to the J10 and J20 full-sizers like the one that Jalopnik is rebuilding right now. Show More Summary

Hammer Time: To My Fellow Dealers

You may have noticed that car dealers get bashed by the mainstream media on a regular basis. There are a few good reasons for that. We have what can be called an image problem. When folks think of a car dealer these days, they don’t think of a self-made man who started off with nothing […] The post Hammer Time: To My Fellow Dealers appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

Bark’s Bites: The High Price of Value

A few weeks ago, on this very collection of ones and zeroes, I asked the question, “Why Does The Public Accept Car Reviews From People Who Can’t Drive?” I got several responses from you, the B&B, that seemed to indicate that a car’sShow More Summary

Ownership Update: Time To Buy a New (To Me) Car

Rather than begin in media res, let’s recap: I sold my first Porsche 911 (a “993” as they call it, which means it was built sometime from 1995 to 1998 and was the last version of the 911 to feature air-cooling; mine was a 1996) to a nice guy in Minnesota. The very next day, […] The post Ownership Update: Time To Buy a New (To Me) Car appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

“I Really Do Think This Is Going To Be The DUI Of The Future”

I am utterly convinced that our descendants will look on the aggressive prosecution of “distracted driving” the way hipster kids today look at the “Reefer Madness” scare of the Thirties. As police departments across the nation weighShow More Summary

Nissan To Trump-bashing California Dealer Ad: ‘No Bueno’ [Video]

Nissan scolded one of its dealers Tuesday for releasing an ad showing the battering of a piñata resembling Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Automotive News is reporting. The ad depicts salesmen repeatedly hitting a Trump-looking...Show More Summary

Junkyard Find: 1981 AMC Concord

We see a lot of AMC Eagles in this series, as well as the occasional Spirit or Encore or even an Oleg Cassini Edition Matador, but today’s Junkyard Find is our first-ever AMC Concord. Here’s an amazingly brown ’81 sedan for some Malaise goodness. Show More Summary

Group Says They Won’t Protest Kid Rock, GM For Now

The Detroit chapter of the National Action Network says after meeting with officials from General Motors on Thursday they won’t protest the automaker for not cutting ties with singer Kid Rock, the Associated Press is reporting. The group...Show More Summary

What A Short, Strange Truck It Was – Air-Cooled VW Pickups

It’s funny how it sometimes takes a while to recognize something familiar. In the mid-1980s, when my daily driver was a slightly hi-po’d 1972 VW Type 2, I was driving a work vehicle from the Detroit area to Toledo to pick up a part.Show More Summary

General Motors Reveals Updates to 2016 GMC Sierra [Video]

General Motors is revealing its updates to the 2016 GMC Sierra lineup days after Chevrolet revealed its new face for the 2016 Silverado. In a video posted to its YouTube channel (via Automotive News), GMC trotted out the new front fascias, bumpers and C-shaped LED daytime running lamps for the full-size pickup. Show More Summary

2015 Lamborghini Huracán Track Test

A short time ago, I left you with my impressions of the Porsche 911 GT3. Even now, I am still in love with that car (Tiffany…call me). However, love is blind and everyone’s a critic. Just after the publication of that piece, I got a text from a buddy who published an outstanding review on […] The post 2015 Lamborghini Huracán Track Test appeared first on The Truth About Cars.

QOTD: Are Cross-Marque Engine Swaps Blasphemous?

I’m a big fan of goofy engine swaps, but I must admit that I get tired of seeing small-block Chevy engines in everything. Still, engine swapping is an American tradition that goes way back, and the rise of online discourse has led to...Show More Summary

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