Tag: compact cars

Can You See Me Now? 2020 Nissan Sentra Debuts, Prepares to Fight Back Against Honda and Toyota

With America now fully retreated from the compact car space, Japan is left holding the bag in a dwindling market. For two automakers — Honda and Toyota — the abandonment of the compact car market has added wind to slackening sails, but their gain comes at the expense of other players. Nissan is one of […]

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Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic Just Might Pull Off Wins This Year

As selling compact passenger cars to Americans is no longer a responsibility borne by domestic automakers, Japan is left shouldering much of the burden in a segment it’s always excelled in. Western car sales are on the decline and, with the Detroit Three pulling out, Japan saw both a challenge and an opportunity. The biggest […]

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BMW Goes Economy: The 2 Series Gran Coupe Is Not Your Dentist’s Bimmer

Hoping to attract new clientele, BMW has crafted a sedan aimed at capturing the attention of lower-end American buyers. The 2020 2 Series Gran Coupe is not a four-door version of the well-regarded 2 Series coupe, but you probably knew that by now. Sporting precious little real estate between the front door and front wheel […]

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Rare Rides: Vintage England Via the 1957 Austin Cambridge

<img data-attachment-id="1691458" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/c7cdea788eb36039303439bee3c9abc8.jpeg" data-orig-size="1600,1068" 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="1957 Austin Cambridge" data-image-description=" https://www.classicdriver.com/en/car/austin/cambridge/1957/685599 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/c7cdea788eb36039303439bee3c9abc8-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/c7cdea788eb36039303439bee3c9abc8-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1691458 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/c7cdea788eb36039303439bee3c9abc8-610×407.jpeg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/c7cdea788eb36039303439bee3c9abc8-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/c7cdea788eb36039303439bee3c9abc8-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/c7cdea788eb36039303439bee3c9abc8-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/c7cdea788eb36039303439bee3c9abc8-768×513.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/c7cdea788eb36039303439bee3c9abc8-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/c7cdea788eb36039303439bee3c9abc8.jpeg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Recently Rare Rides featured the Rolls-Royce powered Vanden Plas Princess, which was the very pinnacle of luxury offered […]

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QOTD: Losing at Rental Car Roulette?

<img data-attachment-id="1688252" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/download.jpg" data-orig-size="2100,1386" 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="2018 Nissan Frontier" data-image-description=" Nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/download-450×297.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/download-610×403.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1688252 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/download-610×403.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”403″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/download-610×403.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/download-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/download-450×297.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/download-768×507.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/download-120×79.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>We’ve all been there at one time or another — standing in line at the counter of the rental car […]

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QOTD: Thinking Small Again?

<img data-attachment-id="1594126" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,961" 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="2018 Ford Europe Fiesta range" data-image-description=" Image: Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1594126 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-610×458.jpg” alt=”2018 Ford Europe Fiesta range – Image: Ford” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-768×577.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/10/Ford-of-Europe-Fiesta-range.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> If the global economy were weather, yesterday […]

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2019 Mazda 3 AWD Review – Promotion and Relegation

<img data-attachment-id="1683584" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Mazda-Mazda3-front-quarter.jpg" data-orig-size="6000,4000" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"7.1","credit":"Chris Tonn","camera":"NIKON D7100","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1561137390","copyright":"\u00a9 Chris Tonn christonn.com","focal_length":"82","iso":"100","shutter_speed":"0.02","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="2019 Mazda Mazda3 front quarter" data-image-description=" Image: © 2019 Chris Tonn ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Mazda-Mazda3-front-quarter-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Mazda-Mazda3-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1683584 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Mazda-Mazda3-front-quarter-610×407.jpg” alt=”2019 Mazda Mazda3 front quarter” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Mazda-Mazda3-front-quarter-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Mazda-Mazda3-front-quarter-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Mazda-Mazda3-front-quarter-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Mazda-Mazda3-front-quarter-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/2019-Mazda-Mazda3-front-quarter-120×80.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> 2019 Mazda 3 Sedan […]

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Buy/Drive/Burn: Forgotten Offerings From Lexus in 2012

<img data-attachment-id="1677308" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l.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":"0"}" data-image-title="2012 Lexus HS" data-image-description=" Lexus ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677308 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus_100182217_l.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Car manufacturers don’t always strike a chord with consumers, and even studious brand Lexus is not immune from […]

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Rare Rides: The 1981 AMC Concord Keeps it on the D/L

<img data-attachment-id="1677038" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900.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="1981 AMC Concord" data-image-description=" https://phoenix.craigslist.org/evl/cto/d/mesa-1981-amc-concord-dl/6892673550.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677038 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/00505_fQOjnctB5tK_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Vehicles from plucky AMC are always welcome here at Rare Rides. Thus far, the series has featured a […]

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