Tag: 2000s

QOTD: Automotive Cooperation Done Right?

<img data-attachment-id="1684736" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/90125021990214.jpg" data-orig-size="1024,682" 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="1992 Geo Prizm" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/90125021990214-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/90125021990214-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1684736 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/90125021990214-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/90125021990214-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/90125021990214-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/90125021990214-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/90125021990214-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/90125021990214-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/90125021990214.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>In last Wednesday’s QOTD post we covered all the worst examples of automotive collaboration. Commenters racked up the examples, […]

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Rare Rides: The Fanciest Mondeo – a 2007 Jaguar X-Type Sportwagon

<img data-attachment-id="1684286" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480.jpg" data-orig-size="640,480" 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="2007 Jaguar X-Type Sportwagon" data-image-description=" https://www.carfax.com/vehicle/SAJWA54A97WJ27572 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1684286 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/640×480.jpg 640w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>The Rare Rides series has touched on Jaguars multiple times previously. But perhaps those beautiful and powerful sporting vehicles […]

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QOTD: The Worst Examples of Automotive Cooperation?

<img data-attachment-id="1683868" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SAAB-9-2X-527_15.jpg" data-orig-size="2048,1536" 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="SAAB-9-2X" data-image-description=" GM ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SAAB-9-2X-527_15-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SAAB-9-2X-527_15-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1683868 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SAAB-9-2X-527_15-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SAAB-9-2X-527_15-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SAAB-9-2X-527_15-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SAAB-9-2X-527_15-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SAAB-9-2X-527_15-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/SAAB-9-2X-527_15-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Automakers are keen to pursue partnerships with one another when it means saving money via economies of scale, or when it supports […]

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Rare Rides: The Very Rare Morgan Aero 8 America, From 2007

<img data-attachment-id="1682844" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" 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="2007 Morgan Aero 8" data-image-description=" https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/morgan/aero-8/2240353.html?fbclid=IwAR1cYOGIwNXgW03Nr8xIZnZysBjxxyIbwjfMYgS55rX7fPoO3TnnBbuxRZg ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1682844 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/66028324-770-0@2X.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Morgan is a carmaker for traditionalists who wear tweeds, enjoy wooden car frames, and shun modern […]

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Junkyard Find: 2005 Mercury Monterey

<img data-attachment-id="1683436" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00-2005-Mercury-Monterey-in-Colorado-junkyard-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="2005 Mercury Monterey in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view" data-image-description=" 2005 Mercury Monterey in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00-2005-Mercury-Monterey-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00-2005-Mercury-Monterey-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1683436″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/00-2005-Mercury-Monterey-in-Colorado-junkyard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”2005 Mercury Monterey in Colorado wrecking yard, RH front view – […]

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QOTD: Alternative History of Avoiding Disastrous Consequences?

<img data-attachment-id="1683220" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/autowp.ru_saab_900_turbo_convertible_14.jpg" data-orig-size="2048,1536" 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="1989 Saab 900 Turbo Cabriolet" data-image-description=" saab ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/autowp.ru_saab_900_turbo_convertible_14-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/autowp.ru_saab_900_turbo_convertible_14-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1683220 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/autowp.ru_saab_900_turbo_convertible_14-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/autowp.ru_saab_900_turbo_convertible_14-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/autowp.ru_saab_900_turbo_convertible_14-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/autowp.ru_saab_900_turbo_convertible_14-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/autowp.ru_saab_900_turbo_convertible_14-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/autowp.ru_saab_900_turbo_convertible_14-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Last week we played a round of Armchair Alternative History where we discussed missed opportunities in the automotive […]

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Why the Elevator Scene in ‘(500 Days) of Summer’ Still Pisses People Off 10 Years Later

“I love The Smiths,” the dream girl says coyly, speaking in a soft singsong. “You have good taste in music.” The boy, stunned by her prowess at identifying the very song playing in his headphones as they share an elevator, stares in silent amazement. Stupefied, he asks, “You like The Smiths?” She sings a few […]

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Junkyard Find: 2005 Audi S4

<img data-attachment-id="1680028" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00-2005-Audi-S4-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="2005 Audi S4 in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 2005 Audi S4 in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00-2005-Audi-S4-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00-2005-Audi-S4-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1680028″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00-2005-Audi-S4-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”2005 Audi S4 in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view – […]

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Rare Rides: The SUV Oddity Which is a 1998 Laforza

<img data-attachment-id="1677846" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/5e885db467b238b6b08d2af66ee0bf21cc8267a7.jpg" data-orig-size="1920,1440" 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="1998 Laforza" data-image-description=" https://rmsothebys.com/en/auctions/FL18/Fort-Lauderdale/lots/r0225-1998-laforza-magnum-edition/652016 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/5e885db467b238b6b08d2af66ee0bf21cc8267a7-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/5e885db467b238b6b08d2af66ee0bf21cc8267a7-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677846 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/5e885db467b238b6b08d2af66ee0bf21cc8267a7-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/5e885db467b238b6b08d2af66ee0bf21cc8267a7-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/5e885db467b238b6b08d2af66ee0bf21cc8267a7-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/5e885db467b238b6b08d2af66ee0bf21cc8267a7-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/5e885db467b238b6b08d2af66ee0bf21cc8267a7-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/5e885db467b238b6b08d2af66ee0bf21cc8267a7-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Which SUV looked like a 1995 Range Rover at its debut in 1984, but was less reliable and more expensive? […]

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Kimora Brought Back the Iconic Cat, But Did Baby Phat’s Return Bring the Nostalgia We Were Craving?

Photo: Forever 21 When we learned yesterday that Baby Phat’s highly anticipated relaunch would be kicked off by a collab with Forever 21, we were curious to see what the partnership would turn out, clothing-wise. It was … cute. But while the rollerskating-themed campaign—including cameos by Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner’s daughters, Ming and Aoki, and […]

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The Cat Is Back? Forever 21 Teases a Collab With Baby Phat

Kimora Lee Simmons on February 12, 2016 in New York City.Photo: Noam Galai (Getty Images) When Kimora Lee Simmons Leissner recently announced the reacquisition and relaunch of Baby Phat, we were admittedly curious how the early aughts silhouettes would be reimagined for a 2019 audience. But apparently, the former model turned designer is way ahead […]

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