Tag: reports

The Kids Aren’t Alright

<img data-attachment-id="1671136" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_153087092.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="cool kid driving" data-image-description=" Irina Papoyan/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_153087092-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_153087092-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1671136″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_153087092-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_153087092-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_153087092-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_153087092-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_153087092-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_153087092-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_153087092.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> For roughly the last decade, we’ve heard the motoring media bemoan Millennials as the generation that snubbed […]

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PlayStation 5, Microsoft’s answer to AirPods, and the rest of the current tech rumors

It’s fun to speculate about tech rumors, especially when they apply to the products we use every day. But, every rumor is different. Some are likely true, while others are little more than desperate clickbait. On this page, we plan to keep a running tab of the most popular rumors in the tech world and […]

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Mini Survey Showcases Mixed Opinions on EVs

<img data-attachment-id="1587656" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-front-e1504114166800.jpg" data-orig-size="2000,1333" 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 electric concept" data-image-description=" Image: BMW Group ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-front-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-front-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1587656″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/mini-electric-concept-front-610×407.jpg” alt=”mini electric concept” width=”610″ height=”407″> With governments strongly encouraging the growth of electric vehicles and automakers repositioning various brands to align with that goal, it’s worth a manufacturer’s time to examine the market. Mini, […]

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Do You Use Any of These ‘Freeways Without Futures?’

<img data-attachment-id="1669132" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_105128738.jpg" data-orig-size="1000,651" 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="I-70 highway sign" data-image-description=" Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_105128738-450×293.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_105128738-610×397.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1669132″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_105128738-610×397.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”397″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_105128738-610×397.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_105128738-75×49.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_105128738-450×293.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_105128738-768×500.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_105128738-120×78.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/shutterstock_105128738.jpg 1000w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Urban transportation is a slippery fish. No two cities are the same, and most need to […]

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Dealer Check-up Reveals Widespread Profit Loss

<img data-attachment-id="1622294" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Nalley_Nissan_of_Atlanta_20-e1524507840810.jpg" data-orig-size="4196,2492" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"5.6","credit":"Nicholas McGinn","camera":"NIKON D800","caption":"Nissan\u2019s newest Retail Environment Design Initiative (NREDI 2.0) was introduced today at the grand opening celebration of Nalley Nissan of Atlanta, an Asbury Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE: ABG) dealership. The NREDI 2.0-outfitted dealership is visually and technically updated in all areas, from sales, to service to finance, […]

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Apple’s AR headset, Amazon streaming news, and the rest of the current tech rumors

It’s fun to speculate about tech rumors, especially when they apply to the products we use every day. But, every rumor is different. Some are likely true, while others are little more than desperate clickbait. On this page, we plan to keep a running tab of the most popular rumors in the tech world and […]

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Survey Suggests Truck Buyers Growing Less Satisfied

It used to be that, if you were a “Ford Truck Man,” that’s all you drove. In fact, this author and his friends used to frequently quote the Toby Keith classic anytime someone exhibited an overabundance of brand loyalty. The borderline hysterical ad includes a scene with Keith hitchhiking through the desert, refusing rides from […]

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Millennials Still Prefer Cars, Study Suggests

<img data-attachment-id="1629976" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-Honda-Accord-Sport-red-2.0t.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"8","credit":"Honda","camera":"Canon EOS 5D Mark IV","caption":"2018 Accord Sport 2.0-Liter Turbo","created_timestamp":"1505986855","copyright":"Copyright 2017","focal_length":"56","iso":"200","shutter_speed":"0.05","title":"2018 Accord Sport 2.0-Liter Turbo","orientation":"1"}" data-image-title="2018 Accord Sport 2.0-Liter Turbo" data-image-description=" Image: Honda ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-Honda-Accord-Sport-red-2.0t-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-Honda-Accord-Sport-red-2.0t-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter size-large wp-image-1629976″ src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-Honda-Accord-Sport-red-2.0t-610×407.jpg” alt=”2018 Accord Sport 2.0-Liter Turbo – Image: Honda” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-Honda-Accord-Sport-red-2.0t-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-Honda-Accord-Sport-red-2.0t-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-Honda-Accord-Sport-red-2.0t-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-Honda-Accord-Sport-red-2.0t-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-Honda-Accord-Sport-red-2.0t-120×80.jpg 120w, […]

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Parents Are Buying Loads of Cars for Their Adult Children

It looks as though more parents are increasingly paying for the transportation needs of their (sometimes very old) children. Thanks largely to abandoning the important job of parenthood, a Bank of America survey a discovered small portion of adults between age 23 and 37 are now able to put away legitimate savings. However, the prevalence […]

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How Is Apple’s Autonomous Vehicle Program Doing, You Ask?

Back in 2015, it was rumored that Apple was sinking significant resources and manpower into an electric vehicle program that also incorporated autonomous driving. But updates on “Project Titan” have been infrequent. Apple takes pains to keep its self-driving program under wraps. There are, however, ways to track its progress. Since Apple tests its vehicles in […]

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AAA Research Lays Out How Temperature Affects EV Range

While we all know extreme temperatures influence the performance of electric vehicles, there isn’t a wealth of comprehensive studies on the matter. Hoping to impart some knowledge on the subject, the American Automobile Association released a report on Thursday that examines how climate impacts EVs. AAA offered an abridged version in 2014, when it claimed data from […]

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AAA: There’s Too Many Driver Assistance Tech Names

If you read this website regularly, browse automobiles online, or have taken a trip to the dealership within the last couple of years, you’ve probably noticed the countless names applied to driver assistance systems appearing in new cars. It’s the result of automakers wanting proprietary names for these features that they think sound catchy. Not […]

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Kelley Blue Book’s ‘Best Resale Value’ Awards Goes Carless for 2019

Until subscription services irreparably modify what constitutes “owning” a car, resale value will continue being an important consideration when shopping for a new vehicle. Every dollar you can squeeze out of your vehicle down the road is one you don’t have to hand over at the dealership. Every year, Kelly Blue Book compiles a list of […]

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How Would Dealers Rate Their Brand? Scorecard Ranks Winners and Losers

Cox Automotive, in conjunction with Automotive News, just released its Retail Brand Scorecards Study for 2018. The survey is interesting in that it ranks the perceived value of automakers by assessing how desirable they are to dealerships via an A-through-F grading system. Though, as engaging as it might be to look at these traits from a highly specific viewpoint, […]

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Dealer Advisor: Prepare for the Worst or Be Destroyed Over the Next Two Decades

Dealership advisory firm Presidio Group has painted a very bleak picture for its clients. With analysts predicting a downturn in auto sales, the company recommends dealers establish a robust 20-year plan that will enable them to perform in the new climate or get out of the business entirely. Brodie Cobb, founder of Presidio Group, cites a […]

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Why Are Fatal Hit-and-run Accidents At an All-time High?

Roadway fatalities have been on the decline relative to population since the 1970s. However, the safest year on record since car ownership became commonplace was actually 2014. Deaths spiked in the following two years, with a very modest decline in 2017. While some of the increase can be attributed to more people driving more miles […]

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AAA: New Safety Tech Effectively Doubles Cost of Minor Repairs

Advanced safety tech may save your skin, but it certainly won’t spare your wallet in the event of a minor accident. According to research from the American Automobile Association, replacing and/or recalibrating the sensors needed to allow modern driving aids to function properly are severely inflating the cost of even minor repairs. Unfortunate, considering features […]

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Americans Suffer in Consumer Reports’ 2018 Brand Reliability Rankings

Consumer Reports has released its reliability rankings for automotive brands. The results, based on responses from half million of its readers, are about what you’d expect, with a few exceptions. Normally, reliability rankings don’t change all that much per annum. However, this year’s tally saw some surprising slippage from domestic brands that had performed rather well […]

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Higher Risk: Study Claims States That Legalized Marijuana Have More Traffic Accidents

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and the Highway Loss Data Institute announced Thursday that auto crashes in states with legalized recreational marijuana have increased 6 percent. Both groups will be on hand at the Combating Alcohol-and Drug-Impaired Driving summit at IIHS’ Vehicle Research Center in Ruckersville, Virginia to present two studies on the issue. Perfect […]

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Like Manual Transmissions, Handbrakes Are Also Hurtling Towards Extinction

We’ve long bemoaned the death of the manual transmission. But with few practical advantages other than being more enjoyable to a limited subset of the population, it’s quickly (and understandably) slipping into obscurity. It’s not alone. Based on research conducted by online automotive marketplace CarGurus, the good ol’ handbrake is also rapidly losing relevance as […]

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