Did GM's PR Team Anonymously Troll Blogs About 'Vaginas' And 'Gays'?

A site created by two editors of a site famously critical of General Motors now claims that a good chunk of bizarre, pro-GM comments at their old site came from PR staff at the company and that they've got the IP addresses to back up their claims.
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How Google Cars Could Change The Car-Buying Game

(What will Google Cars mean for car buyers, as well as established buying guide websites like Edmunds and Cars.com? Derek Kreindler from The Truth About Cars weighs in.) » 3/07/13 3:00pm 3/07/13 3:00pm

China’s Appetite For Cars Absolutely Ravenous: Up 104 Percent

Forget about the children starving down in China. Chinese are hungry for cars. And they are being fed. Reports cited by China Daily and Gasgoo indicate a record November for China’s car sales, as predicted by TTAC. Sales of passenger vehicles, including cars, multi-purpose vehicles (MPVs), sports-utility vehicles… » 12/08/09 8:30am 12/08/09 8:30am

What’s Wrong With This Picture: Scoville Scale Edition

The next-gen Cayenne gets caught without camo by Autoexpress. So, on a scale of zero to 16 billion, just how spicy is the new peppery Porsche? Our equipment is rating it somewhere between “Pimento” and “Poblano.” » 12/07/09 4:50pm 12/07/09 4:50pm

Infiniti Blows Off LA Auto Show For China

The New York Times has an update on Infiniti’s Essence concept car. Since the sexy little thing’s March coming out party in Geneva, Essence has been on a tour of Louis Vitton stores in high-end shopping malls for VIP visitors and the commoners. “Guests were invited by the automaker and were typically loyal customers,… » 11/11/09 12:48pm 11/11/09 12:48pm

Mark LaNeve Says Goodbye to GM

Mark LaNeve’s career success at GM—moving from minor league Cadillac man to the head of S&M (Sales and Marketing)—is a text book example of GM’s obliviousness to the idea of accountability. Despite failing to resurrect Cadillac’s fortunes, despite helping Rick “Captain Queeg” Wagoner fondle his balls (read the book)… » 10/15/09 7:30am 10/15/09 7:30am

Hammer Time: Retail Hell

I’m sitting inside one of the largest auto retailers in the world. Khakis. Shorts. Blue shirts are wandering. Aimlessly. Finally a family of ‘fish’ enter this pond of corporate hookery. They look at the displays. And then a nice middle-aged female lady comes to make her greeting. And the fun begins… Is this the way… » 10/06/09 3:27pm 10/06/09 3:27pm

The Best Of Robert Farago

GM Deathwatches 1-75 (PDF) Inside GM: Mystery Of Crap Interiors Explained Subaru Tribeca Review Embargo This GM Deathwatch 2: Dan Neil Takes a Bullet Ruf 3400S Review GM Deathwatch 60: Bankruptcy Is Good For The Soul 300C Review Al-Jazeera Pagani Zonda Review Got a favorite that we forgot? Post a link to it in the… » 9/19/09 1:50pm 9/19/09 1:50pm

TTAC Death Watch: Robert Farago Splits From The Truth About Cars

Robert Farago, curmudgeonly editor of The Truth About Cars, former Jalopnik contributor and Top Gear USA attempted host has parted ways with TTAC, the site he founded four years ago. » 9/18/09 2:15pm 9/18/09 2:15pm

Trade War Watch 3: U.S. Tire Prices To Rise By 20 - 30%

Our man in China has been all over this story of whoa, Dude, what ARE you doing? Like anyone with half a brain, Bertel Schmitt sees President Obama’s decision to place a 35 percent import tax on Chinese-made tires as the worst kind of lunacy: counter-productive political pandering. Unless the Prez decides to please… » 9/14/09 10:55am 9/14/09 10:55am

Ask The Best And Brightest: What Car Would You Beat Bob Lutz In?

GM’s “May The Best Car Win” campaign is beginning to take shape, and its turning out to be every bit as gimmicky as you might guess. In a conference call with the motoring press, GM’s Bob Lutz challenged all comers to beat him around the Mazda Raceway at Laguna Seca. Lutz will be driving a [...] » 9/11/09 2:41pm 9/11/09 2:41pm

Editorial: Collector Car Market: The Sky Hasn’t Fallen; Just A Few…

In a recent news article » 9/11/09 9:46am 9/11/09 9:46am RF stated: "…here’s another story where the web pulls the rug from under auto industry types seeking to hide the truth. We’ve been saying it forever (in Internet terms): the collector car market has collapsed. Well, duh. But the mainstream media and specialist press has both been happy to…

China Covets Saab And Volvo

China has a booming car market, the biggest of the world. Their car exports on the other hands, of which the world is dead afraid, are a joke: China exported a trifling 190,000 vehicles in the first seven months of this year, down 58 percent from 2008. Adding insult to ingrained rivalry, India out-exported China [...] » 9/09/09 8:50am 9/09/09 8:50am

NUMMI RIP

Toyota’s board has voted to end production at its NUMMI plant starting in March 2010, reports the AP [via sfgate]. The factory in Fremont California was a joint venture by Toyota and GM, but its future was first cast into doubt when GM announced it was withdrawing after discontinuing the Pontiac Vibe built there. The… » 8/27/09 2:55pm 8/27/09 2:55pm

Editorial: Between the Lines - Throwing Chrysler to the Wolves

The mainstream media suffers from “opinion inertia.' Once the press corps adopts a certain angle on a story, its superglue city, facts be damned. To wit: TTAC's been slamming Chrysler for horrendous product quality, bizarre model choices, asinine marketing and a bloated, piss-poor dealer network since... ever.… » 10/21/08 10:53am 10/21/08 10:53am

2009 MINI Clubman S Review

The entire argument for choosing the MINI Clubman over the regular MINI: the MINI is too mini. Compared to the classic MINI, the Clubman is three feet and 140lbs. more car. It's like a breakfast cereal advert: “33 percent more MINI!” Of course, that misses the entire point of the cute subcompact, doesn't it? And if it… » 10/15/08 9:19am 10/15/08 9:19am

Brock Yates Leaves TTAC, Again

We seriously like Brock Yates and we seriously like the idea of serious writers with a long history coming over to the digital side of automotive journalism. We're just waiting for someone to make the transition that will actually keep a job long enough for us to see how it works out. As you'll remember, Yates was … » 2/22/08 10:40am 2/22/08 10:40am

Brock Yates Joins TTAC Full-Time, Welcome To The Interwebs

Though it's been a while since Brock Yates was fully canned from Car & Driver, and there was talk of him joining the interwebs many moons ago, nothing ever materialized. But now we're happy to say that Brock Yates will officially be joining the League of Extraordinary Automotive Bloggers at The Truth About Cars. » 1/29/08 11:00am 1/29/08 11:00am