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GM Going Green And Very Lean
GM Going Green And Very Lean

The Scottish poet Robert Burns once said, "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Why bother planning then? Well, as Congress made abundantly clear during the Big 3 bailout talks last fall, you have to have some kind of plan in place before you can expect any help. (Unless, of course...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
2010 Buick LaCrosse Preview

When the wraps came off the all-new 2010 Buick LaCrosse, the biggest question was not whether this would be high quality car: Buicks tend to perform well in quality and owner satisfaction surveys. The question for 2009 is, today, what is a "Buick" supposed to be? Buick's history is confused. Those...Read More»

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GM Takes Drastic Action, Announces Record Production Cutbacks

"Reeling from a 41 percent drop in its November U.S. sales," says Automotive News, and not quite sure where the money to stay afloat will come from after yesterday's rejection of the domestic auto bailout deal, GM will cut about 30 percent of its North American production capacity during the first...Read More»

GM 3.6-liter DI VVT V-6
GM 3.6-Liter V-6 Makes Ward's North American Ten Best Engines List

GM might be an ailing patient, but its technological heart beats strongly with engines like the 3.6-liter VVT, direct-injected V-6 found under the hoods of products like the Cadillac CTS, STS, and GM Lambda crossovers (Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, Saturn Outlook, and GMC Acadia). This engine...Read More»

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2009 Detroit Auto Show: The Press Sked

The 2009 Detroit auto show is almost here--even if most of Detroit may be gone by the time January rolls around. We've shown you the basics for the debuts in our 2009 Detroit Auto Show preview--a myriad of vehicles from the new Buick LaCrosse, to a Shelby Mustang, to the Fisker Karma. Tomorrow...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
2010 Buick LaCrosse Premieres on Video

We've been firing off spy shots of the future sedan, and we were planning on showing it to you live from the 2008 Los Angeles auto show before GM axed its appearance at the last minute. Now, though, we can bring you this video clip of the 2010 Buick LaCrosse, surrounding by lots of classic Buick...Read More»

GMC Envoy XUV
GMT 360 SUVs Go Out Ignominously, with Cracked Blocks and Spraying Fuel

The New York Times’ Autos section recently reported on two TSBs (Technical Service Bulletins) quietly released by GM in September that detailed problems with its GMT 360 mid-size SUVs, which the company will stop producing on December 23. Short of manufacturer recalls, TSBs “are information...Read More»

Detroit's Cobo Hall
Nissan a No-Show for Detroit, Chicago Auto Shows

Wonder if Joe Serra, co-chair of Detroit's North American International Auto Show, is still feeling so upbeat about this year's show now that Nissan Motor Co. has decided it won't be bringing its lineup of cars, models, spokespeople, and hundreds of armor all bottles to Cobo Hall. Yup, that's...Read More»

Tiger Woods
Tiger Woods and GM Conclude Endorsement Deal

Has Tiger finally decided that Buick doesn't exactly present the kind of youthful image he wishes to convey? Tiger and the Tri-shield are parting ways as of December 31, though both Woods and GM promise that the separation is on amicable terms. Woods claims that he needs more personal time due to...Read More»

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U.S. News Publishes List: "10 Cars That Sank Detroit"

Speculation runs rampant as to why Detroit's Big Three find themselves in their current predicament. U.S. News and World Report's Rick Newman has his own view, and below we'll give you a quick run through his short list of the vehicles that caught Detroit with its pants down and its eyes focused on...Read More»

Impala On Fire
GM Releases Third-Quarter Results

Alongside its decision not to pursue a purchase of Chrysler, GM released its third-quarter 2008 financials, which they claim reflect "rapidly deteriorating market conditions in the U.S., slowdowns in other mature markets around the world, and continued losses at GMAC Financial Services (GMAC)."...Read More»

2010 Ford Fiesta
Consumer Reports Rates Ford and Japanese Brands Highest

We reported earlier today about Ford Motor Company's solid reliability ratings in Consumer Reports' 2008 Annual Car Reliability Survey. Says Consumer Reports, "on average, Ford continues to build the most reliable American cars." But the comprehensive test also revealed that reliability of European...Read More»

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TrailBlazer, Envoy Latest Casualties of War

GM has confirmed that the Moraine, Ohio, plant that builds GMT360 SUVs (Chevy TrailBlazer, GMC Envoy, Saab 9-7x) will be shuttered just in time for Christmas. That's the lump of coal that 1,100 Moraine workers will be getting in their stockings this December 23. Originally, the plant was supposed...Read More»

2009 BMW 7-Series
31st-Anniversary 7 Series Featured in Neiman Marcus Christmas Book

Moneyed fans of the BMW 7 Series, your chance to be one of 31 individuals who pick up a brand-new 750Li from Germany and drive it through the French Riviera is nigh. Courtesy of the folks at Needless Markup Neiman Marcus, in conjunction with the team at BMW Individual, special 31st-anniversary 7...Read More»

2009 Buick Lucerne
Slow Good-bye to GM's 3.8-Liter V-6

General Motors' ubiquitous 3.8-liter V-6 is soon to become extinct. For '09, it is replaced by GM's (more) modern 3.9-liter V-6 in the Buick Lucerne, leaving it barely hanging on in the Buick LaCrosse and Pontiac Grand Prix, which share a platform. Some will cheer the eventual passing of this...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse
Spy Shots: 2010 Buick LaCrosse

TheCarConnection.com's spies caught a convoy of 2010 Buick LaCrosse prototypes running on public roads--this time with drastically reduced camouflage. Prior LaCrosse test vehicles had always been clad under oppressive covers, but now we can see all but the finest details on Buick's new sedan. The...Read More»

2010 Chevrolet Camaro SS
GM Launches "Facts and Fiction" Site

Is HUMMER for sale? Will the Camaro have a turbo four? Does GM expect a government bailout? Answers to these and other GM-centric speculations may ostensibly be found - or e-mails and questions sent - at gmfactsandfiction.com. In what appears part rumor-busting, part proactive PR spin machine, the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Volt
GM Picks Top Concept Cars, Too

You'll never get the chance to drive one--but GM, while it's naming its favorite production cars from its own stocks, is also putting pen to paper to list the best concept cars it's ever fabricated, too. It all started with Harley Earl, who was customizing cars for Hollywood stars, they say. GM...Read More»

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IIHS Gives GM Crossovers the "Top" Nod

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS)--the industry-funded group that mashes cars into walls so that you don't have to--says GM's big crossover vehicles are so good at protecting passengers, they're giving them the Top Safety Pick designation. The TSP award goes to cars and trucks that...Read More»

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