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

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

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…

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

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