Posts filtered by tags: Qotd[x]


 

QOTD: Would You Ever Consider China’s Best-Selling EV?

While Tesla’s Model 3 sedan is supposedly taking the world by storm, some hot competition has been reported in China. The Hongguang MINI EV has eclipsed the offspring of Elon Musk to become the country’s best-selling electric vehicle. Though at just 28,800 yuan ($4,200), it hardly seems a fair comparison. Tesla’s minimalist sedan is larger […] The post QOTD: Would You Ever Consider China’s Best-Selling EV? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: China, Tesla, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Autos, EVs, Qotd, SAIC, News Blog, Microcars, Question of the Day, Wuling, Hongguang Mini EV, SAIC-GM-Wuling


QOTD: Wishing for Something Grander?

Big Jeep day yesterday, wasn’t it? Hoo boy. The off-road brand tempted buyers not just with a plug-in hybrid Wrangler, but also a taste of what’s to come in the full-size segment. The Grand Wagoneer Concept, which closely mirrors a production vehicle we can expect next summer, generated an instant reaction from TTAC chatroom denizens — […] The post QOTD: Wishing for Something Grander? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Jeep, Qotd, Hoo, News Blog, TTAC, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Question of the Day


QOTD: Too Late for a First Impression?

We walk through life full of our own biases, veritable containers brimming with grudges and bad feelings and memories of being burned. You’ll never hurt me again, we think of certain corporations and companies and products. And countries of origin. And people. Like cold honey, these lingering resentments harden over time. Sometimes we realize too […] The post QOTD: Too Late for a First Impression? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands?

It’s late 1995, and your author is blundering through his first year of high school. Gangly, awkward… frankly, the whole thing is best left unremembered. Beyond those school walls, however, world events were coming to a head. O.J. apparently didn’t do it, Quebec almost became a country, the Unabomber’s manifesto made it to print, and […] The post QOTD: Taking Matters Into Your Own Hands? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Quebec, Qotd, Unabomber, News Blog, Question of the Day, Transmissions, Manual Shift Mode


QOTD: What So-called ‘Special’ Car Let You Down?

I was channel surfing over the weekend and stumbled upon 2002’s Die Another Day, the last entry in the Pierce Brosnan era of James Bond flicks. Arguably the worst of the four. I’m a GoldenEye man myself, in no small part due to the video game that was big among my social groups in high […] The post QOTD: What So-called ‘Special’ Car Let You Down? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: James Bond, Autos, Qotd, Pierce Brosnan, News Blog, Ford Thunderbird, Question of the Day, Die Another Day, Bad Cars


QOTD: There Goes the Neighborhood?

Your author was backing out of his parking spot last night when something stopped him in his tracks. A glimpse of something in the side-view mirror led to a moment’s hesitation… and some serious, judgmental eyeballing. While yours truly will always stop to admire a Fox-body anything, there was plenty wrong with this example. An […] The post QOTD: There Goes the Neighborhood? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: A Hero Behind Each Door?

Movies and television have delivered countless heroes and villains, more than a few femme fatales of dubious loyalty, and still more ethically challenged antiheroes. Quite often, they do not take public transportation. What’s interesting to note is that, when you think back to all the famous TV and silver screen characters strongly associated with a […] The post QOTD: A Hero Behind Each Door? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: TV, Movies, Film, Autos, Qotd, Sedans, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Know Anyone With a Pre-War Car?

So, it seems the Cannonball Run record was smashed once again this week, with a team from Ohio making the New York-Los Angeles run in XX hours and XX minutes thanks to a specially outfitted German land missile and plenty of electronic help. The actual duration of the feat has no bearing on today’s question, […] The post QOTD: Know Anyone With a Pre-War Car? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Classics, Autos, Ohio, Qotd, New York Los Angeles, News Blog, Question of the Day, Pre-war Cars


QOTD: Four More Years?

Whoa, whoooaaaa, easy there. Take a breath — especially you, writers and alumns of a particular blog. In no way is that headline referring to anything political. You’ll see. Today, we revisit the past. And also today, we arrive at our destination with the ability to change the future. Like Christopher Walken in The Dead […] The post QOTD: Four More Years? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Brands, History, Autos, Christopher Walken, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


Paying Attention

Bobbi has a good post up regarding last night's politicking..."Over on Facebook, a couple of my true-red conservative and pure-gold LP friends have proclaimed, with a kind of outraged purity, that of course they weren't watching the Democrat convention! Why, you couldn't pay them to watch! That's one way. The problem with it is that if you don't keep an eye on 'em, politicians will rob you blind. Every four years, the two biggest parties go to the trouble of telling us (at least in part) just...
Tags: Facebook, Politics, Guns, Qotd, Tam, Bobbi, Teh Intarw3bz, Spitting In The Wind, Bread And Circuses


QOTD: Power or Price?

There’s no more secrets when it comes to the Ram 1500 TRX. The brand’s brawniest light-duty pickup appeared Monday with a Hellcat V8 nestled between its bulging fenders, ready to tackle high-speed runs across the desert (or Nebraska) for anyone with $71,790 burning a hole in their wallet. Bragging rights sometimes fetch a steep price, […] The post QOTD: Power or Price? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Ram, Autos, Nebraska, Trucks, Qotd, News Blog, Raptor, Ford F-150 Raptor, Question of the Day, TRX, Ram 1500 TRX


QOTD: Haven’t I Seen You Somewhere Before?

It happens from time to time, even to people who spend their days gazing at the long, shapely flanks of the world’s most dazzling crossovers. Sometimes other vehicle types, too. Often, there’s just too much rolling stock out there. Too many models that hit the scene, only to be quickly forgotten amid the constant deluge […] The post QOTD: Haven’t I Seen You Somewhere Before? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Biggest You Ever Had?

Let’s keep our minds far away from the gutter, folks. We may be talking inches today, but they’re cubic inches. Yes, displacement, a unit of measurement that spans the gamut in today’s new vehicle lineups. Thanks to the advent of the subcompact crossover segment and the proliferation of big boy HD pickups, the breadth of […] The post QOTD: Biggest You Ever Had? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Displacement, Autos, Engines, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Cars to Calm a Crisis?

This Question of the Day took form as your author drove into the hills, away from the city, in a fruitless search for awe-inspiring meteors. What a bust. And something sauntered past in the dark, too, so that wasn’t great for the ol’ nerves. On the trip up to that spooky secluded roadway overlooking a […] The post QOTD: Cars to Calm a Crisis? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fun, Autos, Qotd, Midlife Crisis, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Death by Natural Causes?

It was a wild weather day in parts of the Midwest yesterday, something that’s to be expected when temps soar and humidity turns your drapes into a damp dishcloth. When violent weather threatens, the first concern is protecting life and limb. Second on that list? House and home. Then comes the car. Of course, depending […] The post QOTD: Death by Natural Causes? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Weather, Nature, House, Autos, Damage, Qotd, Midwest, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Your Choice for a Seventies Sleeper?

Today’s Junkyard Find, despite its dilapidated nature, delivered a jolt of adrenaline right when it was needed most. Monday mornings can be a slow-to-rouse affair, but the ’73 Century Gran Sport was a car aimed at reducing the sudden onset of depression afflicting America’s drivers. It still carries that same therapeutic effect. Yes, the Seventies — […] The post QOTD: Your Choice for a Seventies Sleeper? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: America, Autos, Qotd, 1970s, News Blog, Question of the Day, Sleepers


QOTD: Ever Gifted a Car to Your Replacement?

Kids, as we all know, exist for but one purpose: to replace us. You’re out there on the deck, grilling steaks, and over there sits Junior. Waiting. It’s ominous. But kids need to get around, especially to places of employment so that they can pull their own weight. So sometimes a purchase is in order, […] The post QOTD: Ever Gifted a Car to Your Replacement? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Children, Car Buying, Autos, Gifting, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Is There a Ford in Your Past?

Achingly simple question today, folks. With the demise of the Ford Fusion last week, the Blue Oval now fields zero domestic four-door sedans, leaving buyers to choose instead among a bevy of trucks and utility vehicles. It’s the first time since 1908 that the automaker hasn’t built a U.S. passenger car with four doors (earlier […] The post QOTD: Is There a Ford in Your Past? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: History, Ford, Autos, Qotd, Ford Fusion, Blue Oval, Sedans, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Put a Lid on It?

A bout of insomnia last night left you author with plenty of free time to mull things over, staring at the blank ceiling above. For whatever reason, the unplanned sleeplessness saw this addled mind focus on the year 2011. Did anything exciting occur that year? Nothing on this end, if memory serves, but it did […] The post QOTD: Put a Lid on It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Aftermarket, Question of the Day, Vinyl Roof


QOTD: Next Stop, Hyperbole?

A strange phenomenon (one of many) cropped up in recent years among the more ardent of  very-online quasi-activists, one where people seem to think that jumping to the most hyperbolic potential outcome of their “enemy’s” actions somehow lends weight to their argument — to their opposition to something, anything. It also manifests as a person […] The post QOTD: Next Stop, Hyperbole? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Autos, Trucks, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Best-looking Awful Car?

“Awful” can mean a lot of things, some of them pretty benign. A car can simply a boring appliance, and to some, this makes said car awful. Others might disagree. Other vehicles might boast many positive attributes, only to have reliability issues render them awful in the minds of many. Yet an awful car can […] The post QOTD: Best-looking Awful Car? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Styling, Question of the Day, Bad Cars


QOTD: Out With the Old, In With a Funky New Name?

In the cinematic classic National Lampoon’s Loaded Weapon 1, screen legend Kathy Ireland’s character is asked, under intense police questioning, whether she knows the traitorous General Mortars. “Well, I drive a Buick,” she responds. See? This proves the name General Motors confuses people. All the more reason to throw out that dusty moniker and write […] The post QOTD: Out With the Old, In With a Funky New Name? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Gm, Autos, Branding, Qotd, Kathy Ireland, Buick, National Lampoon, Naming, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Trouble Finding Yourself?

Listen, we don’t want to hear about that summer after high school… unless it involved a road trip requiring precise and detailed navigation! That’s right, today we’re talking about finding one’s way through life in the most literal sense. Charting a course. These days, reaching your destination usually involves a pre-programmed route, satellite linkup, and […] The post QOTD: Trouble Finding Yourself? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Navigation, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Know Any Hard Luck Automobiles?

It’s a film I reference often, but in this case it fits. The absolutely fantastic movie Twelve O’Clock High concerns itself with a U.S. Army Air Forces bomber group stationed in the south of England during WW2. Tasked with “precision” daylight bombing over occupied Europe relatively early in the conflict, the group goes about its […] The post QOTD: Know Any Hard Luck Automobiles? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, England, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Bad Luck, U S Army Air Forces, Question of the Day, Unlucky


QOTD: Hard Feelings?

Yesterday’s attempt by Mitsubishi to generate excitement and anticipation among brand loyalists (are there any?) got your author thinking. Thinking, as a movie character once said, is a thing a man should never do, but it happened just the same. These thoughts revolved around brands, loyalty, passion… and hate. Yours truly is sometimes prone to […] The post QOTD: Hard Feelings? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Brands, Autos, Mitsubishi, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: The One That Got Away?

Surfing around the Twitter machine the other day, I saw a reference to the late, not-so-great Pontiac Aztek. It occurred to me that despite working in the service trenches at a Pontiac store for a summer, and despite once working alongside someone who owned an Aztek, I’m not sure I’ve ever driven one. Which got […] The post QOTD: The One That Got Away? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, Pontiac, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Ready to Go One-on-One?

The setting: a dimly lit bar, which is the best kind of bar, and one that seems to have stepped out of another time. Old, overly varnished wood mingling with red faux leather on the chairs and booths, a stained glass lamp hanging over each corner nook, and a complete absence of daylight or identifiable […] The post QOTD: Ready to Go One-on-One? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: History, Autos, Qotd, Executives, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Ready to Play the Name Game?

A word is a powerful tool. It can instill deep feelings, trigger emotions, and just generally play with someone’s head. And when a singular word happens to be the name of a company, its creators had best choose wisely. Wednesday’s joint announcement from Fiat Chrysler and PSA Group got plenty of people talking about words — […] The post QOTD: Ready to Play the Name Game? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Fiat Chrysler, Qotd, News Blog, PSA Group, Question of the Day


QOTD: What’s a General to Do?

A certain inhabitant of the Renaissance Center finds themself the odd man out. A member of the prestigious (but often tumultuous) Detroit Three club, this storied car builder now has the misfortune of having two rivals with something very similar to sell — something our protagonist, whom we’ll call The General, can’t seem to rustle […] The post QOTD: What’s a General to Do? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Detroit, Qotd, Renaissance Center, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Worthy of the Hype?

It’s time to render a verdict, fair jurors. You’ve now seen the Ford Bronco from every angle, in every guise, and probably spend part of your evening figuring out just what you could afford (sorry, Canadians — the entry-level Base tops $40k in your overpriced country; it’s $28,500 before destination in the U.S.). Ford clearly put […] The post QOTD: Worthy of the Hype? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Qotd, Ford Bronco, News Blog, Question of the Day