Tesla Is What Scion Should Have Been

J.Emerson, from The Truth About Cars, has written an excellent editorial on how Scion should have been marketed like Tesla. With the exception of the FRS, I'm not sure the automaker could have worked as a "lifestyle brand." Do you think Scion would have been more successful if it wasn't confined to a Toyota dealership? » 7/08/14 11:22am 7/08/14 11:22am

Farago Freaks Out GM PR, Takes His Fight For Truth To The "Maximum"

Robert Farago took a few minutes away from joining the New York Times in their El Camino haterade to continue his search for truthiness by asking childhood hero "Maximum" Bob Lutz a few questions at the New York Auto Show the other day. Farago's account is more humorous than any re-cap we can muster, so head on over… » 3/21/08 2:45pm 3/21/08 2:45pm

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

Farago and Loverman Talk Thermal Butt Sensors

OK, actually we talked about the new Honda FCX Clarity. I called Farago because I had absolutely swallowed the Clarity Kool Aid. [Like we didn't already know that. — Ed.] The weekend after driving the Clarity I wound up at a bunch of pre-Turkey Day parties. Old friends kept asking me what I'd been up to and telling me… » 11/21/07 4:00pm 11/21/07 4:00pm

Hoon of the Day: TTAC Reader Ronan Hits 330kph in Norway. Twice!

For those who don't know, 330 kilometers per hour is 205 miles per hour. To achieve this bonkers velocity on Norway's E6, Ronan had the limiter pulled from his M6. We think he's a little nuts, especially as there were other cars on the road, but we're also a bit jealous. Our favorite part is when he slowed down to… » 1/08/07 5:00pm 1/08/07 5:00pm

The Truth About Roundups: This Week on TTAC

William C. Montgomery started the week scanning the skies, wondering how Santa gets away with driving an unsafe and environmentally unfriendly vehicle. Matthew Neundorf then wrote that Toyota's imminent rise to the Number Two slot will warn Joe Q. Public that Ford is in deep, um, distress. Robert Farago confronted… » 12/29/06 2:00pm 12/29/06 2:00pm

The Truthiness About Cool Cars Under $18K

When we think cool — we think Kelley Blue Book. Actually — we think Steve McQueen in a Mustang with a go-go dancer riding his shotgun, then Kelley Blue Book. Still, Kelley Blue Book's so cool, it's now an arbiter of cool — with a list of the top ten coolest new cars under $18,000. And speaking of cool, our very own… » 6/19/06 11:00am 6/19/06 11:00am

The Truth about Car and Driver: Yates Joins TTAC

Holy cannoli. As if the auto journalism world couldn't get any more chaotic, Brock Yates has signed on to spill the beans (in even greater detail) on his departure from Car and Driver, on Farago's The Truth About Cars. He'll also be getting back into the qwerty game on TTAC, contributing other commentary and reviews… » 6/06/06 2:56pm 6/06/06 2:56pm