Tag: SUVs

Buy/Drive/Burn: Three-door Japanese SUVs in 1989

<img data-attachment-id="1681596" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Nissan-Terrano-3.0-1987-4.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1067" 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="1989 Nissan Terrano/Pathfinder" data-image-description=" Nissan ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Nissan-Terrano-3.0-1987-4-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Nissan-Terrano-3.0-1987-4-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1681596 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Nissan-Terrano-3.0-1987-4-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Nissan-Terrano-3.0-1987-4-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Nissan-Terrano-3.0-1987-4-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Nissan-Terrano-3.0-1987-4-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Nissan-Terrano-3.0-1987-4-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Nissan-Terrano-3.0-1987-4-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Nissan-Terrano-3.0-1987-4.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Do you remember what the compact SUV market looked like in 1989? Me either. But it was […]

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QOTD: Trucking Awful Nineties Design From Europe?

<img data-attachment-id="1632332" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,630" 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="2000 Mercedes-Benz ML320" data-image-description=" Image: Mercedes-Benz ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-450×236.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-610×320.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1632332 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-610×320.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”320″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-610×320.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-75×39.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-450×236.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-768×403.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images-120×63.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/images.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Last week, in our Wednesday QOTD post, we switched over to the darker side of truck and […]

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QOTD: Trucking Awful Nineties Design From America?

<img data-attachment-id="1680152" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW.jpg" data-orig-size="950,489" 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="1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition" data-image-description=" Jeep ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-450×232.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-610×314.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1680152 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-610×314.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”314″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-610×314.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-75×39.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-450×232.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-768×395.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW-120×62.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/418CW.jpg 950w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> We spent the last three Wednesday editions of Question of the Day discussing the […]

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Rare Rides: Discovering the Honda Crossroad of 1993

Throughout the 1980s, and into the middle of the nineties, Honda reassured themselves that the sports utility vehicle craze was just a fad. The company spent years refusing to develop their own SUVs of any caliber, and instead turned to other companies (eventually) to fill gaps in the model lineup. Honda did rebadging work to […]

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QOTD: Trucking Great Nineties Design in Asia?

<img data-attachment-id="1679150" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus-lx-450-1319336-1021515.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="1996 Lexus LX 450" data-image-description=" Lexus ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus-lx-450-1319336-1021515-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus-lx-450-1319336-1021515-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1679150 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus-lx-450-1319336-1021515-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus-lx-450-1319336-1021515-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus-lx-450-1319336-1021515-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus-lx-450-1319336-1021515-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus-lx-450-1319336-1021515-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus-lx-450-1319336-1021515-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/lexus-lx-450-1319336-1021515.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> In today’s QOTD we conclude the discussion started a couple of weeks ago when we asked […]

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Rare Rides: A 1990 UMM Alter II, Lots of Lime

<img data-attachment-id="1678772" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1067" 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="1990 UMM Altar II" data-image-description=" https://www.ebay.com/itm/1990-UMM-ALTER-II-TURBO-DIESEL-LAND-CRUISER-DEFENDER-UNIMOG-1-of-3-/173915753826?oid=392283000722 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1678772 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/2205782-0-revo.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> What would you call a car designed in France out of parts from a Jeep, then […]

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QOTD: Trucking Great Nineties Design in Europe?

<img data-attachment-id="1678240" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14.jpg" data-orig-size="630,420" 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 Opel Monterey" data-image-description=" Image Opel ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1678240 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Opel-monterey-14.jpg 630w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> In the Wednesday QOTD last week, we began our considerations of the truck and SUV models from the […]

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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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Rear Suspension Failures Continue to Plague Ford, Prompting a Dual Recall

<img data-attachment-id="1215065" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,853" 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 Ford Explorer" data-image-description=" 2016 Ford Explorer ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1215065 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-610×407.jpg” alt=”2016 Ford Explorer” width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/2016-Ford-Explorer.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> This isn’t the first recall for Ford vehicles with rear ends that may step out […]

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QOTD: Trucking Great Nineties Design in America?

<img data-attachment-id="1677300" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307.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="1994 Ford Bronco NITE" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-610×406.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1677300 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-610×406.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”406″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-610×406.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/92114071991307.jpg 1024w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Over the past few weeks we’ve discussed 1990s car design on Wednesday’s Question of the Day entry. […]

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Rental Review: The 2019 Chevrolet Tahoe LT, a Full-size Sedan for Indiana

<img data-attachment-id="1676088" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190528_143638-e1559438920382.jpg" data-orig-size="3264,2448" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"1.9","credit":"","camera":"SM-J337A","caption":"","created_timestamp":"1559054198","copyright":"","focal_length":"2.91","iso":"40","shutter_speed":"0.00067204301075269","title":"","orientation":"3"}" data-image-title="2019 Chevrolet Tahoe LT" data-image-description=" Corey Lewis ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190528_143638-e1559438920382-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190528_143638-e1559438920382-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1676088 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190528_143638-e1559438920382-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190528_143638-e1559438920382-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190528_143638-e1559438920382-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190528_143638-e1559438920382-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190528_143638-e1559438920382-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/20190528_143638-e1559438920382-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Upon reserving a car in the Full-size Sedan class from the people at Enterprise, your author’s mind filled […]

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Has General Motors Changed Its Mind About Tackling Jeep?

In the middle part of this decade, as sales of the Jeep Wrangler (and the Jeep brand itself) rose into the stratosphere, speculation cropped up that General Motors would not let its rival dominate the off-road SUV market unchallenged. The company offered hints that it might field something of its own. A GM SUV with […]

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