Category: Auto

Volvo Recalls 507,000 Diesel Vehicles Globally

<img data-attachment-id="1682400" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255.jpg" data-orig-size="784,538" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="volvo logo" data-image-description=" Twin Design/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-450×309.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-610×419.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1682400″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-610×419.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”419″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-610×419.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-450×309.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-768×527.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255-120×82.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_272953358-e1563827878255.jpg 784w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volvo Cars is recalling 507,000 vehicles worldwide over a bum engine component that it claims could lead to […]

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BMW’s Next CEO: Meet the New Boss, Same as the Old Boss

<img data-attachment-id="1681946" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_530311651.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="BMW Logo" data-image-description=" Cineberg/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_530311651-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_530311651-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1681946″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_530311651-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_530311651-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_530311651-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_530311651-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_530311651-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_530311651-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_530311651.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> With Oliver Zipse confirmed as BMW’s new chief executive, practically everyone theorized on how he was going to shake up […]

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Piston Slap: A Winter Tire for All Seasons? (Part II)

TTAC Commentator Znueni writes: Dear Sajeev, We have a 2007 Honda CRV with nice Continental winter tires mounted, speed rating of H. We only put around 8k miles a year on it with short hops and maybe one long 800 mile trip in the summer. Living in a moderate climate (couple snows a year, summers max […]

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BMW Group Plotting More Crossovers for Mini Lineup

<img data-attachment-id="1682360" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_584811187.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,667" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Mini logo" data-image-description=" Image: Casimiro PT/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_584811187-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_584811187-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1682360″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_584811187-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_584811187-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_584811187-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_584811187-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_584811187-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_584811187-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_584811187.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Mini might not make sense as a automotive company anymore, at least not in the United States. […]

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Rare Rides: There’s a 1991 Citroën BX 14 in Maine

<img data-attachment-id="1682190" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/61035929-770-0@2X.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1991 Citroen BX" data-image-description=" https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/citroen/unspecified/2028578.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/61035929-770-0@2X-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/61035929-770-0@2X-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1682190 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/61035929-770-0@2X-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/61035929-770-0@2X-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/61035929-770-0@2X-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/61035929-770-0@2X-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/61035929-770-0@2X-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/61035929-770-0@2X-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/61035929-770-0@2X.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Citroën’s on-and-off history with North American importation make almost all of them rarities, and perfect for this […]

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Junkyard Find: 1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Troféo

<img data-attachment-id="1682230" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00-1988-Oldsmobile-Toronado-Trofeo-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="3000,1688" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00-1988-Oldsmobile-Toronado-Trofeo-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00-1988-Oldsmobile-Toronado-Trofeo-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1682230″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00-1988-Oldsmobile-Toronado-Trofeo-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”1988 Oldsmobile Toronado Trofeo in Colorado wrecking yard, LH […]

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Cuts Coming to Ford Crossover Plant: Union

<img data-attachment-id="1644200" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20181002_113308.jpg" data-orig-size="4032,3024" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"2.4","credit":"","camera":"SM-G960U","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1538479988","copyright":"","focal_length":"4.3","iso":"50","shutter_speed":"0.00080775444264943","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2019 Ford Edge ST" data-image-description=" Image: © Matt Posky/The Truth About Cars 2018 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20181002_113308-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20181002_113308-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1644200 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20181002_113308-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20181002_113308-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20181002_113308-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20181002_113308-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20181002_113308-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/20181002_113308-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Ford Motor Company’s Oakville, Ontario assembly plant will soon see a […]

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Ford Ordering Dealerships to Fix Dual-clutch Fiesta and Focus Models: Report

Following a scathing analysis from the Detroit Free Press regarding Ford’s handling of their dual-clutch transmission troubles in the Focus and Fiesta, the company has apparently ordered dealerships to fix all affected cars for free, regardless of warranty status. Automotive News is reporting that the company sent a memo out to dealerships instructing them to fix transmissions […]

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Toyota Announces Product Development Deal With China’s BYD

<img data-attachment-id="1679528" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,664" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="toyota logo badge emblem" data-image-description=" NeydtStock/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-450×299.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-610×405.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1679528″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-610×405.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”405″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-610×405.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-450×299.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-768×510.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/shutterstock_1186708747.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> On Friday, Toyota Motor Corp. announced it had signed an agreement for the joint development of battery […]

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Ask Bark: Breaking The Cycle Of Negative Equity

<img data-attachment-id="1579077" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/bigstock-182738065-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1200" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"Money Trolley. Shopping cart full of money bills. 3d illustration","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"Bigstock","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Money Trolley. Shopping cart full of money bills. 3d illustration","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="Shopping cart full of cash money bills" data-image-description=" Shopping cart full of cash money bills ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/bigstock-182738065-1-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/bigstock-182738065-1-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1579077″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/bigstock-182738065-1-610×458.jpg” alt=”Shopping cart full of cash money bills, Image: […]

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Coupe de Grâce? Mazda Files for ‘MX-30’ Name in Europe

<img data-attachment-id="1682110" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1076163047.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,668" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="mazda logo mazda grille" data-image-description=" Colin Hui/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1076163047-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1076163047-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1682110″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1076163047-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1076163047-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1076163047-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1076163047-450×301.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1076163047-768×513.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1076163047-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1076163047.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Mazda has filed the term “MX-30” with the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). While […]

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Rare Rides: An All-wheel Drive Chevrolet Astro RV From 1991

<img data-attachment-id="1682028" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-1-1.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1200" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1991 Provan Tiger GT" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/1991-Tiger-GT-Provan-AWD-Class-B-Camper-Van-Pop-Top-Only-15-299-Acutal-Miles-/264392238546?oid=264365339653 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-1-1-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-1-1-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1682028 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-1-1-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-1-1-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-1-1-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-1-1-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-1-1-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-1-1-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/s-l1600-1-1.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The Rare Rides series has touched on recreational vehicles twice in the past, when it featured […]

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Piston Slap: Goodwill Repair, Goodwill Replace Again? (PART II)

Caroline Writes: Good day Sajeev: I was blessed to find your information on line.  I am experiencing the exact issues mentioned on your site regarding my 2013 Volvo S60. Do you have any advice regarding the best way to handle this matter? Here are the details: November 2015, I purchased a used 2013 Volvo S60 […]

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Nissan Recalls 91,000 Titan Pickups Over Electrical Woes

<img data-attachment-id="1681996" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/19TITAN_Pro4X-5-source-e1563483261632.jpg" data-orig-size="2472,1648" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"Nissan","camera":"","caption":"All 2019 TITAN and TITAN XD models are covered by Nissan\u2019s \u201cAmerica\u2019s Best Truck Warranty\u201d3 \u2013 featuring bumper-to-bumper coverage of 5-years\/100,000-miles, whichever comes first. Vehicles covered by the new warranty, which includes basic and powertrain coverage, include all TITAN V8 gasoline-powered models and diesel and V8 gasoline-powered 2019 TITAN […]

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Volvo Needs to Cut Costs by $214 Million, Profit Declines in First Half of 2019

<img data-attachment-id="1681978" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog.jpeg" data-orig-size="1350,900" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="volvo grille loog" data-image-description=" volvo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1681978″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-610×407.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/volvo-grille-loog.jpeg 1350w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volvo is planning on reducing fixed costs by 2 billion Swedish kronor. That sounds like a lot, […]

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Space Exploration and Research Revolutionized Auto Tech On Earth

<img data-attachment-id="1681960" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source.jpg" data-orig-size="610,458" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Rocket-2 Final-source" data-image-description=" nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1681960 size-full” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Rocket-2-Final-source-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Space may be the final frontier, but humanity’s efforts in up there resulted in new and advanced technology down here. Some of […]

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