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FCA Claims Bigland Doesn’t Qualify for Whistleblower Protection

Reid Bigland, head of Ram Trucks and the man in charge of sales reporting at FCA, recently filed a whistleblower lawsuit against FCA US LLC for significantly cutting his pay after he talked to the SEC reguarding an investigation into the sales reporting practices of the company. That investigation ultimately led Fiat Chrysler to change the […]

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Paint It Black: 2020 Lincoln Navigator Has New Monochromatic Colors, Safety Tech

Until the refresh of the Cadillac Escalade arrives, you want the Lincoln Navigator if you need a premium American battle tank. It’s a Raptor-powered beast of a cruiser, and Lincoln is keeping it fresh for the 2020 model year by offering a new appearance package and more standard tech. Starting with the visuals, there is now […]

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Confirmed: Lexus LC Convertible

<img data-attachment-id="1681464" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DSC_8564-e1563205570358.jpg" data-orig-size="2433,1626" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"4.5","credit":"Olgun Kordal","camera":"NIKON D850","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1562180933","copyright":"Olgun Kordal","focal_length":"40","iso":"320","shutter_speed":"0.008","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Lexus LC convertible prototype" data-image-description=" Lexus ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DSC_8564-e1563205548136-450×301.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DSC_8564-e1563205548136-610×408.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1681464″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DSC_8564-e1563205548136-610×408.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”408″> Earlier in the month, Lexus brought a convertible LC to the United Kingdom’s Goodwood Festival of Speed. While the car came clad in silvery camouflage and was officially referred […]

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Rare Rides: The 1991 Oldsmobile Cutlass Calais Quad 442 W41

<img data-attachment-id="1681262" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00F0F_fr8xvGdzuPh_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="00F0F_fr8xvGdzuPh_1200x900" data-image-description=" https://buffalo.craigslist.org/cto/d/depew-1991-oldsmobile-cutlass-calais/6926425117.html ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00F0F_fr8xvGdzuPh_1200x900-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00F0F_fr8xvGdzuPh_1200x900-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1681262 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00F0F_fr8xvGdzuPh_1200x900-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00F0F_fr8xvGdzuPh_1200x900-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00F0F_fr8xvGdzuPh_1200x900-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00F0F_fr8xvGdzuPh_1200x900-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00F0F_fr8xvGdzuPh_1200x900-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00F0F_fr8xvGdzuPh_1200x900-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/00F0F_fr8xvGdzuPh_1200x900.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> The Rare Rides series has visited a performance 442 Oldsmobile previously, when we took a look at a one-off […]

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Fire Risk: GM Recalls 160,000 Canadian Pickups, No News on U.S. Models

<img data-attachment-id="1427105" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue.jpeg" data-orig-size="1280,854" 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="2016 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab blue" data-image-description=" Image: Chevrolet ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-450×300.jpeg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-610×407.jpeg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1427105″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-610×407.jpeg” alt=”2016 Chevrolet Silverado crew cab blue” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-610×407.jpeg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-75×50.jpeg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-450×300.jpeg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-768×512.jpeg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue-120×80.jpeg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/2016-Chevrolet-Silverado-crew-cab-blue.jpeg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> General Motors is issuing a recall on select […]

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Rare Rides: A Very Special 1979 Saab 900

<img data-attachment-id="1681032" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578.jpg" data-orig-size="800,600" 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="1979 Saab 900" data-image-description=" https://www.carsforsale.com/vehicle/details/55796348 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1681032 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/1426123578.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Portland seems to be a relative hot spot for old, well-maintained Saabs, and Rare Rides covered this […]

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Car2Go Thieves Test Car-sharing Vulnerabilities

<img data-attachment-id="1472081" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8.jpg" data-orig-size="800,533" 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="Car2go" data-image-description=" Image: Car2go/Daimler ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1472081″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-610×406.jpg” alt=”Car2go” width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/webimage-9C57786C-A050-4205-96ED2533A49D09A8.jpg 800w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> After suspending manual background checks to encourage fresh users in April, Daimler subsidiary Car2Go found itself with a […]

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Piston Slap: When to Step Away from the Drawing Board? REVISITED

<img data-attachment-id="1680560" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DTBY01lXUAAxCml.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="Clear Snow from tops of cars." data-image-description=" Image: Ottawa Police Twitter ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DTBY01lXUAAxCml-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DTBY01lXUAAxCml-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1680560″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DTBY01lXUAAxCml-610×458.jpg” alt=”Clear Snow from tops of cars. Image: Ottawa Police Twitter” width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DTBY01lXUAAxCml-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DTBY01lXUAAxCml-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DTBY01lXUAAxCml-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DTBY01lXUAAxCml-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DTBY01lXUAAxCml-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/DTBY01lXUAAxCml.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> After our […]

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Ford to Use VW Electric Vehicle Platform in Europe, Truck Collaboration on Track

Developing electric cars for scale in Europe takes time, money, resources and commitment. Volkswagen has the new, advanced MEB architecture designed just for that purpose. There are other automakers, though, who need to have an option. For Ford, that answer was simple. They already are working with VW on several projects, so it makes sense […]

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QOTD: Bittersweet Beetle?

<img data-attachment-id="1669792" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-2001-Volkswagen-Beetle-Sport-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,900" 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="2001 Volkswagen New Beetle in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view" data-image-description=" 2001 Volkswagen New Beetle in Colorado wrecking yard, LH front view – ©2019 Murilee Martin – The Truth About Cars ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-2001-Volkswagen-Beetle-Sport-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-450×253.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-2001-Volkswagen-Beetle-Sport-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1669792 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/00-2001-Volkswagen-Beetle-Sport-in-Colorado-wrecking-yard-photo-by-Murilee-Martin-610×343.jpg” alt=”2001 Volkswagen New Beetle in Colorado wrecking yard, LH […]

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Train Carrying New Jeep Gladiator and GMC Sierra Pickups Derails Causing Carnage

If you were waiting for a special-order new GMC Sierra or Jeep Gladiator to show up at a West Coast dealership, you might have to wait a little longer. Unfortunately there was a train derailment in Lincoln County, Nevada, yesterday, and some of the victims were brand-new pickups. Shared initially on the Facebook page for […]

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Transmission Trouble: Report Claims Ford Knew Focus/Fiesta DSP6 Was Defective

<img data-attachment-id="1680970" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/14FOCU_ST_5DR_FF_161db2c_r2-e1562875977360.jpg" data-orig-size="4349,3014" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"20","credit":"Wieck","camera":"Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III","caption":"The 2014 Ford Focus ST hatchback delivers the same driving attributes that make all Ford Sport Technologies models stand out. The chassis, engine, sound and comfort of the car are tuned to deliver a truly sporty experience combined with a high level of refinement. These same […]

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Next Generation Cadillac Escalade to Receive Supercharged Camaro V8: Report

Cadillac is hard at work preparing for the next generation of their big bruiser Escalade. Lincoln’s counterpart, the Navigator, makes a healthy 450 horsepower from its Raptor engine. How does Cadillac plan to compete? A new report suggest it’s going to get some help from the Camaro. According to a posting from Muscle Cars and […]

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The People’s Car: Bye Bye Beetle

<img data-attachment-id="1680912" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152.jpg" data-orig-size="754,517" 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="vw beetle" data-image-description=" Peter Kniez/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-450×309.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-610×418.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1680912″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-610×418.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”418″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-610×418.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-75×51.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-450×309.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152-120×82.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/shutterstock_1124546063-e1562866215152.jpg 754w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Volkswagen’s Beetle has officially ended production. The last examples of the brand’s famous model rolled off the assembly line […]

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FCA Putting $788 Million Behind New 500 EV, Small Battery Platform

<img data-attachment-id="1666536" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-e1562855533509.jpg" data-orig-size="1948,1298" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"LAPRESSE","camera":"","caption":"Foto LaPresse\/Marco Alpozzi \r05\/03\/2019 Ginevra (Svizzera)\rEconomia \rSalone dell'automobile di Ginevra 2019 – stand FIAT\rNella foto: \r\r\rPhoto LaPresse\/Marco Alpozzi \rMarch 05 2019 Geneve (Swiss)\rEconomy \rGenevra International Motor Show – stand FIAT\rIn the pic:","created_timestamp":"1551784352","copyright":"LaPresse","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"Salone dell'automobile di Ginevra 2019- Stand FIAT","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Motor Show 2019 fiat centoventi" data-image-description=" FCA ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/190305_Fiat_Fiat_Concept_Centoventi_1-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter […]

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