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QOTD: What Styling Quirk Gets Under Your Skin?

The other day, we talked up the things that annoy us about the cars we own; today, we delve into minor annoyances seen only in a few fleeting seconds. The model you don’t own, but are forced to live with on the roadway. Perhaps you’ve never even driven one. While those other drivers may have […] The post QOTD: What Styling Quirk Gets Under Your Skin? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Styling, Question of the Day


QOTD: What Irks You Most About Your Car?

Driving away after sealing a deal at the local dealership or bargaining a fair price in someone’s driveway can be a great feeling. You’ve got what you wanted, for a sum approaching your target price, and now you’re in the driver’s seat. It’s time to appreciate what you have. That warm, blissful feeling sometimes wears […] The post QOTD: What Irks You Most About Your Car? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Next Date? Outta Date!

What’s the matter with the car I’m driving? / Can’t you tell that it’s out of style? / -Billy Joel William Martin Joel might’ve been on to something here. Late last week, while behind the wheel of a new 4Runner, I was reminded of just how much I like the thing, despite its prehistoric infotainment […] The post QOTD: Next Date? Outta Date! appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day, Toyota 4Runner


QOTD: Managing Race Relations?

Easy, now — this isn’t what you think. Contrary to the beliefs of the Millennial journo-fronted social media swarm coalescing over this headline, the question we’re answering today has nothing to do with people, and everything to do with another diverse element of society: cars. We’re spoiled for choice when it comes to vehicles hailing […] The post QOTD: Managing Race Relations? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Hit ’em Where They Drive?

As you read earlier this week, the state of Illinois wants motorists to pay up. Big time. A new proposal that stands a good chance of passing into law not only more than doubles the state’s gas tax, it would also hit electric vehicle drivers with an annual $1,000 fee — a bill for adding […] The post QOTD: Hit ’em Where They Drive? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Taxes, Electric Vehicles, Autos, Fees, Illinois, EVs, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: The One You Passed Over?

Last night, as I drove to the spot where I run in the woods like a creepy person with something to hide, a silver Chevy Spark drove past. The owner of this sub-subcompact model, which has so far managed to avoid Mary Barra’s axe, had outfitted his pint-sized ride with fairly presentable aftermarket wheels. You […] The post QOTD: The One You Passed Over? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Mary Barra, Autos, Qotd, Chevy Spark, News Blog, Question of the Day, First Car, Second Choices


QOTD: All in the Family?

Top brass at TTAC had a chance to sample the new Supra last week at X Raceway in West Virginia. You’ll read about it on these virtual pages shortly. Cars like the new Supra provide a chance to mull an age-old question: in the car world, is it better to share parts of a family […] The post QOTD: All in the Family? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: West Virginia, Autos, Toyota, Bmw, Qotd, Supra, News Blog, TTAC, Question of the Day


QOTD: Do You Dare Call a Crossover ‘Sexy’?

This is not a knock on the usefulness and broad appeal of the vast crossover segment. It exists for a reason, and you still don’t have to buy one if you don’t want to. Yes, yes, buyers don’t know what they’re doing and should demand better/something else, but you’re stuck living your life and no […] The post QOTD: Do You Dare Call a Crossover ‘Sexy’? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Design, Autos, Crossovers, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Falling Victim to Obsession?

You are an obsession  I cannot sleep  I am your possession  Unopened at your feet  There’s no balance  No equality  Be still; I will not accept defeat The lyrics to that old ’80s song, which arguably marks the pinnacle of that decade’s cheesy musical excess, applies here to some degree — albeit without the remarkably […] The post QOTD: Falling Victim to Obsession? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: First Hit of a Lifelong Addiction?

Most of the gearheads in this audience turn a wrench or three. It’s part of what makes the community at TTAC such a great one: authors and readers alike enjoy (and understand!) wrenching on cars as much as they enjoy driving them. Those attributes aren’t a requirement for hanging around these digital pages but it sure […] The post QOTD: First Hit of a Lifelong Addiction? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Diy, Repair, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, TTAC, Question of the Day


QOTD: Feeling Unsafe?

No shortage of once-innocuous locales and situations qualify as “unsafe” these days. If that bad chicken restaurant comes too close to a college campus (or Toronto), expect to see protesters demanding its removal, simply so people (ie – the protesters) can feel safe. We’ve never been less safe in society, it seems, despite existential threats […] The post QOTD: Feeling Unsafe? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Safety, Toronto, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Unsafe, Question of the Day, Unsafe Cars


QOTD: Smart Idea, or No?

Monday brought news few people feared: the dwindling, one-model Smart brand (we refuse to use a lowercase “S”) is gonzo after 2019, at least in North America. Finally, some of you might be thinking. It’s not likely there’s a large contingent of readers who can claim to be an owner of a Fortwo, or a […] The post QOTD: Smart Idea, or No? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Smart, Autos, North America, Daimler, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Cross Country Cruiser?

There are some Q-Ships which are designed to simply eat up the miles. Despite the proliferation of cheap(er) airline tickets, there is definitely a group of people who would rather drive to their cross-country destination than get in a metal sky tube with a hundred other humans. Fair enough. Your assignment, should you choose to […] The post QOTD: Cross Country Cruiser? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chevrolet, Icon, Qotd, Custom, Caprice, News Blog, V8, LS, Jonathan Ward, Question of the Day, Erod, Reformer


QOTD: Is Your Driveway a Champion of Diversity?

People and cultures, like the arts, traditions and cuisine born of those cultures, come in all flavors, and so do cars. The great thing about global trade is that we have choice in nearly everything we buy. Few, if any, people are forced to purchase a product because no alternatives built by rival companies exist. […] The post QOTD: Is Your Driveway a Champion of Diversity? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Brands, Autos, Qotd, News Blog, Country Of Origin, Question of the Day, Vehicle Diversity


QOTD: Hitting the Breaking Point?

A few miles north of the American border lies a humble, affordable town called Vancouver — a town which just set a record. That record? The highest gas prices anywhere in North America, ever. Surely, a feat worth celebrating, especially by Car Twitter personalities who own half a dozen vehicles but believe gasoline should cost […] The post QOTD: Hitting the Breaking Point? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Vancouver, North America, Gas Prices, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Birthday Follies?

Today’s QOTD requires those who respond to give away a bit of information about themselves — their age. Or, y’know, you could just grab a random year from the ether. Whichever route you choose, our question is this: what is, in your opinion, the worst car on sale the year you were born? It doesn’t […] The post QOTD: Birthday Follies? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Chevrolet, Qotd, News Blog, Citation, Question of the Day


QOTD: Lost to the Red(dish) Menace?

No, we’re not talking about your college dalliance with the counterculture scene. But we could very well be talking about an event from your college years. Higher education usually involves empty pockets, bloodshot eyes, and dry gas tanks — usually slung beneath a vehicle held together with Bondo and bought for a song. A vehicle […] The post QOTD: Lost to the Red(dish) Menace? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Rust, Qotd, News Blog, Bondo, Question of the Day


QOTD: Your Least Favorite Front-drive Nineties Ride?

Last week, Steph penned a QOTD where he let commenters loose on front-drive American cars made between 1980 and 2010. The ask was to pick a favorite from the wide selection; one you’d buy today as new. This week we’re going to take the opposite tack and talk about the front-drive car you like the […] The post QOTD: Your Least Favorite Front-drive Nineties Ride? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Sales, Industry, Editorials, Used Cars, Autos, Chrysler, Wagons, Qotd, 1990s, Nineties, Steph, Sedans, News Blog, Coupes, Question of the Day, Front-drive


QOTD: Where to Bump Up the Brawn?

Ford is anything but a conversation killer these days. Love their ideas or hate them, the boys and girls at the Blue Oval seem pretty confident that they know what works in the near automotive future. One ploy is the bold step of splitting a model in two. No longer will one mainstream crossover attempt […] The post QOTD: Where to Bump Up the Brawn? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Ford, Autos, Qotd, Blue Oval, Ford Escape, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Stick It to the Man?

Some days, it seems as if the world is on an unending march to eradicate the manual transmission from our North American automotive landscape. The 911, various trucks, you name it — soon, there won’t be a stick to fetch anywhere. Or will there? Fresh off writing a roundup of cars available in the Great […] The post QOTD: Stick It to the Man? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Honda, Manual, Qotd, Accord, News Blog, Save the Manuals, Question of the Day, Stickshift


QOTD: Pulling From the Past?

Our recent first drive of Volkswagen’s warmed-up Jetta — the revamped and newly potent GLI — sparked a fair bit of discussion among the TTAC crew about front-drive cars that live double lives. As sedans of all stripes cower beneath the executioner’s wavering blade, fears are mounting that we could lose even more practical and attainable […] The post QOTD: Pulling From the Past? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Volkswagen, Qotd, News Blog, Front Wheel Drive, FWD, TTAC, Question of the Day


QOTD: How Much Money Do You Need to Be Shown?

A piece you’ll see later this morning may have something to do with today’s topic. We’re talking handouts, incentives, rebates, discounts, credits — anything that can ease the financial burden of buying a new vehicle. Specifically, that class of vehicle few people want to buy (and frankly, a class of vehicle more than a few […] The post QOTD: How Much Money Do You Need to Be Shown? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, EVs, Qotd, Incentives, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Priced Out of Pickups?

Twitter — or as I like to call it, the unintellectual dark web — regularly tosses out scorching takes like “too many people drive pickups” and other gold-plated nuggets for the online punditry to seize upon. Maybe there’s some truth to them. But until government apparatchiks start barring dealership doors, saying, “Hey! You there — […] The post QOTD: Priced Out of Pickups? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Trucks, Qotd, Pickups, News Blog, Question of the Day


QOTD: Corporate April Fool’s Jokes – Chuckle or Chuck ‘Em?

Check your sugar bowl for salt, watch for shaving cream on the toilet seat, and take tentative steps on the linoleum. On the off chance you’ve forgotten: it’s April Fool’s Day. Automakers reliably get in on the game, especially in this day and age of instant social media messages, creating all manner of wacky and […] The post QOTD: Corporate April Fool’s Jokes – Chuckle or Chuck ‘Em? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Qotd, News Blog, April Fools, Question of the Day


QOTD: What’s Your Preferred Spring Break Chariot?

When people are forced to interact with each other via a common employer, it’s only a matter of time before the what-if games start up in earnest. We’re frequently guilty of it ourselves — a discussion about one author’s automotive preference naturally encourages everyone to contribute two cents of their own. The sad truth is […] The post QOTD: What’s Your Preferred Spring Break Chariot? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Editorials, Autos, Surveys, Qotd, Spring Break, News Blog, TTAC, Question of the Day, Personal Preference, Ttac Staff


QOTD: Far From the Maddening Crowd?

Protecting one’s individuality often means isolating yourself from the “in” crowd, sometimes at your own peril. Steering clear of fads. Giving short shrift to the dominant trends of the day. You author never went in for neon or Doc Martens back in Grade 5, despite all the cool kids wearing this incongruous attire combo. The […] The post QOTD: Far From the Maddening Crowd? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Qotd, Doc Martens, News Blog, Question of the Day, Family Vehicles


QOTD: The Least Sporty Muscle Car Ever?

TTAC’s Slack channel honed in on muscle cars the other day. As the discussion progressed, a question came to light which your author hadn’t previously considered. It’s a simple enough inquiry, yet there are many variables to consider. Today we talk about the least sporty muscle cars. The image of the muscle car has evolved […] The post QOTD: The Least Sporty Muscle Car Ever? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: General Motors, Industry, Muscle cars, Classic Cars, Ford, Editorials, Gm, Used Cars, Autos, Chrysler, Mercury, Qotd, 1990s, 1960s, 1980s, 1970s


QOTD: Are Your Neighbors the Special Ones?

Tim Cain’s observations of his quaint island’s driving habits revealed that electric vehicle ownership, though seemingly feasible given the distance to the sea in all directions, is about as rare as a happy ending on Black Mirror. Cain, secretly funded by Big Oil and no doubt a part of other shadowy conspiracies, cynically believes that, […] The post QOTD: Are Your Neighbors the Special Ones? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Electric Vehicles, Autos, EVs, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day, Tim Cain, Black Mirror Cain


QOTD: The $2,000 Question…

A game of Monopoly — a family friendly game if there ever was one /sarcasm — over the weekend gives rise to today’s question. There’s one minor adjustment, however: just like a corrupt fat cat CEO, we’re adding a zero to our paycheck. With an extra $2,000, let’s call it a bank error in your […] The post QOTD: The $2,000 Question… appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Lincoln, Qotd, News Blog, Sajeev's Bitter Tears, Project Car, Question of the Day, Mark Vii


QOTD: Wishing for Something Hotter?

Once upon a time, the vehicles populating high school and college student parking lots were a rangy mish-mash of beat-up hatchbacks, faded hand-me-down family sedans, the odd minivan (daughters beware!) and the obligatory Mustang or Camaro. Soon, it’ll be a sea of crossovers. Maybe it already is — your author, understandably, doesn’t make a habit of […] The post QOTD: Wishing for Something Hotter? appeared first on The Truth About Cars.
Tags: Autos, Crossovers, Qotd, News Blog, Question of the Day