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QOTD: What Got You Into Cars?

It’s Chicago Auto Show week around these parts. You might not remember this, but there actually was a 2020 Chicago Auto Show — it took place before COVID shut the world down. This means that the Chicago Auto Show was the last one before the world fell apart, and will be the first one as we tentatively […] The post QOTD: What Got You Into Cars? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Passion, Autos, Automobiles, Qotd, Chicago Auto Show, News Blog, Question of the Day, Automotive Enthusiasm, Car People


QOTD: How Should Jeep Fight Back Against Ford?

Earlier today, I gave you my take on how Jeep should fight off the challenge posed to the Wrangler from the new Ford Bronco. Now it’s your turn. I don’t need a lot of words to set this up. It’s pretty self-explanatory. If you were in charge of Jeep, or just the Wrangler team, what […] The post QOTD: How Should Jeep Fight Back Against Ford? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Jeep, Qotd, Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler, Rivals, News Blog, Rivalries, Wrangler, Question of the Day, 2021 Ford Bronco, Automotive Rivals, Pissing Contests, Ford Bronco Now


QOTD: Beating the Heat

It’s hot almost everywhere in this country right now. Air conditioners are straining. The words “heat dome” are in the news. Climate change is being discussed. We’re going to ask you, the B and B, a question that can be answered without relating to cars — how do you beat the heat? Do you crank […] The post QOTD: Beating the Heat appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Hot, Climate Change, Autos, Heat, Qotd, News Blog, Hot Hot Heat, Question of the Day, Beat The Heat, Beating The Heat


QOTD: Would You Drive a Yoke?

Tesla’s steering yoke is making news again, sort of, in part because of a video circulating Twitter and in part because our competition over at Jalopnik took some bad-faith criticism over a minor mistake. I won’t get too deep into the weeds over the Jalopnik kerfuffle, which involved a yoke, an exposed airbag, and an incorrect claim of car ownership […] The post QOTD: Would You Drive a Yoke? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Tesla, Autos, Jalopnik, Qotd, News Blog, Yoke, Question of the Day, No Egg Jokes


QOTD: How We Feeling About THAT Ford?

It’s Bronco Day. Today is the day that you, the reader, can finally read the reviews of the much-hyped 2021 Ford Bronco. Now that you’ve had the chance to read our review and others, how are you feeling about Ford’s big Bronco? If you were excited/meh/bothered by it before, have you changed your mind or […] The post QOTD: How We Feeling About THAT Ford? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Car Reviews, New Cars, Qotd, First Drives, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, Question of the Day, 2021 Ford Bronco


QOTD: What’s Your BAT Poison?

I wrote earlier this week about how BAT has broken me. In the post, I mentioned how I browse for Fox-body Mustangs. I do this because my dad owned one when I was young and I owned one for a few years between high school and early college. I suspect many of us have one, […] The post QOTD: What’s Your BAT Poison? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fox, Auctions, Autos, Qotd, Bat, News Blog, Question of the Day, Bring A Trailer


QOTD: What Do You Want to Ask Ford About the Bronco?

I’m currently sweating my you-know-what off somewhere near-ish to Austin, Texas, in order to drive the Ford Bronco, which is probably the most anticipated vehicle of the year, and I want to give you the chance to play journalist. If you have questions you’d like asked of Ford (preferably about the Bronco, of course), insert […] The post QOTD: What Do You Want to Ask Ford About the Bronco? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Qotd, Austin Texas, Ford Bronco, Bronco, News Blog, Question of the Day, 2021 Ford Bronco


QOTD: Should Drug Testing Be Necessary for Plant Work?

Matt raised an interesting question yesterday in his piece on GM’s worker woes. Specifically, should drug testing even be a thing for plant work when many states are legalizing or at least decriminalizing marijuana? Matt pointed out that weed is becoming normalized, as normal a vice as booze. But plant work is dangerous. It’s one […] The post QOTD: Should Drug Testing Be Necessary for Plant Work? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Weed, Gm, Autos, Manufacturing, Qotd, Matt, Marijauna, News Blog, Question of the Day, QOTD Question of the Day, Wacky Tobaccky


QOTD: Too Fast, Too Furious?

The Fast and Furious franchise is apparently coming to an end, at least in terms of movies that feature the main cast (who knows what other content there will be, in terms of video games or spinoffs, et cetera). I can’t say I am sad. Despite my car-guy bona fides, I’ve never been a fan of the […] The post QOTD: Too Fast, Too Furious? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Fast and Furious, Question of the Day


QOTD: What Makes You Shrug?

I told y’all on Friday that while the Ford Maverick might be a great truck, I can’t get too excited about it for whatever reason. And now, it’s your turn. You can make this about cars currently on the road, or about recent or upcoming launches — what vehicle excites others but makes you shrug? […] The post QOTD: What Makes You Shrug? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, New Cars, Qotd, News Blog, Ford Maverick, Question of the Day


QOTD: What’s Your Spec?

Yesterday you saw our new feature, The Right Spec, which exists to replace Ace of Base. As a reminder of how it works, Matthew (or anyone who pens one in his absence) will take a popular model (and/or one recently reviewed here) and tell you how he thinks you should spec it. As I edited his piece, […] The post QOTD: What’s Your Spec? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Matthew, Qotd, Specs, Question of the Day, The Right Spec


QOTD: Remaining Enthusiastic?

Over the weekend, I had a conversation with a friend about manual transmissions. My friend is one of the few non-auto-journo folks I know who drives a vehicle with three pedals, and he made a comment about the slow death of the stick shift, especially as cars increasingly become electric, or at least electrified. I […] The post QOTD: Remaining Enthusiastic? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, Question of the Day, Car Enthusiam


QOTD: Summer Road Trip or Staycation?

It’s now been a full week since Memorial Day, the unofficial start of summer. And with the pandemic seemingly receding — my state and city move to full-go reopening on Friday — people are anxious to move. Yet it’s been a brutal year for many of us lucky enough to not be among the 600,000+ […] The post QOTD: Summer Road Trip or Staycation? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Road Trips, Autos, Vacation, Qotd, Summertime, Question of the Day, QOTD Question of the Day, Sum Summertime


QOTD: Feeling the Ford Maverick Hype?

Are you ready? Are you excited? Or do you just not care? I speak, of course, about the Ford Maverick — which was teased yesterday and will be unveiled in full next week. A Ford mini-truck has some of our staff quite excited, while others are indifferent. I lean toward the latter camp for now, […] The post QOTD: Feeling the Ford Maverick Hype? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, New Cars, Qotd, Future Cars, Maverick, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Ford Maverick, Question of the Day


QOTD: What Hath Toyota Wrought?

Yesterday we brought you a bit on the Toyota product blitz. While most of it was relatively small in terms of news impact — two special-edition Tacomas, a special Supra, and the refreshed and updated GR86. The big news was the Corolla Cross crossover (say that five times fast) and, arguably, the bZX4 BEV Concept […] The post QOTD: What Hath Toyota Wrought? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Toyota, New Cars, Qotd, Supra, News Blog, Future Vehicles, Product Planning, Question of the Day, Corolla Cross, toyota bZX4 BEV concept


QOTD: What Auto-Related Pandemic Behavior Will Stay With You?

The pandemic isn’t over, but here in the U.S., we’re rolling toward normalcy, and assuming nothing drastic changes, we’ll get there as more folks get vaccinated. Hopefully, the rest of the world will follow in fairly short order. Of course, normalcy might be defined a little differently going forward. Many of us have made behavioral […] The post QOTD: What Auto-Related Pandemic Behavior Will Stay With You? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Pandemic, Question of the Day, Coronavirus, COVID, Covid19


QOTD: Am I the A-Hole?

Many of you are no doubt familiar with the Am I the Asshole section of Reddit. For those who aren’t, the gist is this — some anonymous user posts about a situation in which they acted a certain way and then ask the reader to determine if they acted like an asshole or if they […] The post QOTD: Am I the A-Hole? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Reddit, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day, Aita, Am I The Asshole


QOTD: Should North America Have the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake?

Genesis teased the rather handsome G70 Shooting Brake (wagon) this morning, highlighting the brand’s ability to design sophisticated automobiles that don’t need to compete directly with the cost of your home. Unfortunately, just about every automaker on the planet has decided that wagons have no business in America. This includes Genesis. The manufacturer made it […] The post QOTD: Should North America Have the Genesis G70 Shooting Brake? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Teasers, America, Autos, North America, Qotd, Genesis, G70, Wagon, Hyundai Motor Group, News Blog, Station Wagon, Question of the Day, G70 Shooting Brake, G70 wagon


QOTD: Does Color Affect Resale Value?

Color counts when selling or buying a car. But which colors help or hurt? iSeeCars.com, a car search engine, performed exhaustive research on this topic, recently publishing the results. Their research confirms what we had heard previously from paint manufacturers. White, black, and silver are among the most popular colors. But that also means these colors […] The post QOTD: Does Color Affect Resale Value? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Marketing, Sales, Research, Used Cars, Autos, Colors, Trucks, SUVs, By The Numbers, Car Buying Tips, Vans, News Blog, New Car Sales, Analyst Grades, Question of the Day, Rare Rides


QOTD: Youth Behind the Wheel

There I was the other day, driving down Chicago’s famed Lake Shore Dr., stuck in traffic, when I looked over to my right and saw a kid at the wheel who was almost certainly too young to be a licensed driver. He was supervised by an adult in the passenger seat, but the sight was […] The post QOTD: Youth Behind the Wheel appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Chicago, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day, Young Drivers, Youth Behind The Wheel


QOTD: Is the 2021 Rolls-Royce-Based Overdose Actually Overkill?

A Rolls-Royce Black Badge Wraith is already a limited production vehicle. German tuner Novitec, and its Spofec division, are modifying three of these cars for worldwide distribution. The question of the day is whether the Spofec Overdose Wraiths are overkill, or not? Gran Turismo, or GT, cars have a wide berth when it comes to […] The post QOTD: Is the 2021 Rolls-Royce-Based Overdose Actually Overkill? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Design, Germany, Sales, Luxury, Autos, Gran Turismo, Export, Rolls-royce, Sales And Marketing, New Cars, Carbon Fiber, Tuner, Enthusiasm, News Blog, Exclusivity


QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It?

The world’s climate has been centerstage the last two days. President Biden and other world leaders have vowed to reduce global warming by making drastic changes. Will they follow through? At the 2015 Paris climate accord, then-President Obama set greenhouse gas reduction at half what Biden has proposed. Former President Trump, Obama’s successor, did little […] The post QOTD: Change the World’s Climate by 2030 or Just Talk About It? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Asia, Europe, Japan, UK, Technology, Obama, Congress, Climate Change, Government, China, Germany, Global, Eu, Green, Infrastructure, Canada


QOTD: Is the VW Taos a Worthy Successor to the Mk7 Golf?

Volkswagen has announced pricing for the 2022 Taos subcompact crossover, dialing things in at $24,190 for the base, front-wheel-drive version. The sum syncs up perfectly with the Golf hatchback the vehicle will effectively be replacing on the North American market (GTI excluded) and leaves us with some nagging questions about VW’s overall plan. Volkswagen is effectively killing […] The post QOTD: Is the VW Taos a Worthy Successor to the Mk7 Golf? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Vw, Autos, Volkswagen, Qotd, Volkswagen Group, GTI, Taos, News Blog, Product Planning, SAIC Volkswagen, Question of the Day, Volkswagen Tharu, Volkswagen Taos, Vw Taos


QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards?

  Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq hybrid and plug-in hybrid received the Best Hybrid Car and Plug-In Hybrid awards from U.S. News & World Report. Our question is, are they the best hybrids or not? Did the right car(s) win? In this year’s Best Hybrid and Electric Cars awards, U.S. News & World Report identified seven eco-vehicle categories […] The post QOTD: Does Hyundai’s 2021 Ioniq Hybrid Deserve Awards? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Japan, Technology, Media, Marketing, Global, Sales, Tesla, Green, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Korea, Autos, Chevrolet, Audi, EVs, Hyundai


QOTD: What New Vehicle Would You Picture Yourself in?

Jan, Toyota’s innocuous ad spokesperson, poses our question of the day (QOTD)  to picture yourself in a new Toyota. We’re asking, what new vehicle of any make would you picture yourself in? Assuming, of course, dealers still exist. We cover dozens of brands from around the world and many hundreds of vehicles. Which would you […] The post QOTD: What New Vehicle Would You Picture Yourself in? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Insurance, Industry, Autos, New Cars, Qotd, Consolidation, Incentives, News Blog, Low Cost Cars, New Car Sales, Question of the Day, Studies & Reports, QOTD Question of the Day, New Or Used, Affordable Or Not


QOTD: Will the Ford Bronco Sport Kill the Escape?

I was running an errand earlier this week and spotted a Ford Bronco Sport street parked on Chicago’s famed State Street. Coincidentally, I had just tested one off-road a bit over a week prior. The baby Bronco impressed me on our first drive, despite some flaws. And our own Adam Tonge has argued that the […] The post QOTD: Will the Ford Bronco Sport Kill the Escape? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Chicago, Ford, Autos, New Cars, Escape, Qotd, Ford Escape, News Blog, Question of the Day, Adam Tonge, Bronco Sport, Ford Bronco Sport, Ford Bronco Sport Kill


QOTD: What to Do With Buick?

Buick is on my brain. Not only does an Envision test vehicle sit some 20-odd stories beneath my feet in my parking garage, but the brand has been running its usual ad blitz during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament (and presumably, the women’s, too). The tourney is one of my favorite sports events of the […] The post QOTD: What to Do With Buick? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Gm, Autos, Crossovers, Ncaa, Qotd, Buick, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: What Should Happen to Chrysler and Dodge?

Stellantis leadership is going to have some tough decisions to make in regard to Chrysler and Dodge. While both brands are a shadow of their former selves, Fiat Chrysler viewed their rightsizing as more of a distillation process. Despite lacking the full complement of vehicles necessary to occupy every segment, the two have the oversized American […] The post QOTD: What Should Happen to Chrysler and Dodge? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Fca, Autos, Chrysler, Charger, Dodge, Pacifica, Fiat. Chrysler, Qotd, Durango, Challenger, News Blog, PSA Group, Question of the Day, Stellantis


QOTD: VW Golf – Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone? [UPDATED]

  VW today announced the end of the road for the base Golf for North America. The question is, will you miss the base Golf when it’s gone? Don’t weep too long, as the 2021 Golf is still being produced in quantities that should last through the end of the year. Before that, a 2022 […] The post QOTD: VW Golf – Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone? [UPDATED] appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Global, Sales, German, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, North America, Tuner, News Blog, Tuners, Question of the Day, Golf R, Water-cooled


QOTD: VW Golf – Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone?

  VW today announced the end of the road for the Golf, after four decades, nearly 2.5 million sales, and seven generations of the venerable brand. The question is, will you miss the Golf when it’s gone? Don’t weep too long, as the 2021 Golf is still being produced in quantities that should last through […] The post QOTD: VW Golf – Gonna Miss Me When I’m Gone? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Europe, Germany, Global, Sales, German, Vw, Golf, Autos, Volkswagen, Tuner, News Blog, Tuners, Question of the Day, Golf R, Water-cooled