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J.D. Power: Chinese Avoid Chinese Car Brands (But Love GM)
J.D. Power: Chinese Avoid Chinese Car Brands (But Love GM)

A couple of weeks ago, we mentioned a survey that showed Americans' growing dissatisfaction with domestic brands. On the other side of the Pacific, there's a similar story to tell in China's burgeoning, booming auto market. According to a recent study from J.D. Power, Chinese shoppers are wary of...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
2013 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel Plans 'Confirmed'...Again

Chevrolet's new Cruze compact car, the replacement to the lackluster Cobalt, has met with positive reviews from the press and fair sales success, but it may soon get even more attractive to those with mileage on their minds: a diesel version is coming. This February, our sister site GreenCarReports...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Buy A GM Vehicle, Get Free Car Insurance

If you live in the states of Washington or Oregon and are shopping for a new Chevrolet, Buick, GMC or Cadillac, we’ve got some good news for you. Through September 6, residents of those states who buy a new 2010, 2011 or 2012 GM product will get one year of auto insurance coverage at no...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy's Cars Outsell Trucks For The First Time In 20 Years

In the second quarter of 2011, Chevrolet sold more cars than they did trucks, SUVs and crossovers, and that hasn’t happened since the summer of 1991. In April, May and June, cars accounted for an estimated 47 percent of Chevrolet’s sales; even more telling is that car sales are expected...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Equinox LTZ
“Main Street in Motion” Puts the Public Behind the Wheel of GM's Latest

It's a surprisingly well-kept secret that major automakers sometimes invite prospective customers to test-drive their cars at staged events held in large parking lots around the country. The companies only send out invitations to these events to a limited number of people and it isn't exactly clear...Read More»

Chevy, Buick, and GMC 'Main Street in Motion' drive event, CitiField, NYC, June 2011
Chevy, Buick, GMC Get 'Butts In Seats' Via Stadium Drive Days

Let's say you're the largest U.S. automaker, and you have a little problem. You're building cars that get good reviews for features, fit, finish, and fuel economy, but half the world still thinks you build lousy cars like you used to, and the other half shuns you as "Government Motors" due to a...Read More»

2011 Ford Fiesta
Which 40-MPG Car Is In Your Future? #YouTellUs

It's no real secret that 40 is the new 30, when talking about fuel efficiency that is. Most automakers are jumping onto the 40-mpg bandwagon faster than you can you can say "fuel efficient." With so many options, how do you choose? Not only are there many options in the 40-mpg segment, but many...Read More»

2011 Toyota Prius
Insuring Family Cars Too High? Five Factors To Consider

No question the economy has caused some serious disruptions in family financial situations. Many families have made lifestyle changes they’d never have imagined doing just to survive. In a struggle to make ends meet, many are making decisions that could prove either costly or cost-efficient...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Six Cars, 40 MPG--And Hybrids Not Allowed

Even though the price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped in recent weeks, fuel economy remains a primary concern for many new car buyers. Combine high gas prices with the economic downturn, and getting excellent gas mileage is not just a preference for many Americans, it’s a necessity. It...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Which Auto Manufacturers Will Benefit Most From Japan’s Loss?

Carmakers from around the world are eyeing traditional import markets in the U.S. now that Toyota and Honda vehicles are in short supply after the recent earthquake in Japan. The question is which auto manufacturers will pick up new business—and how much business is there for the...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy Cruze Gets Better Fuel Economy For 2012

At first glance, there’s no apparent difference between automatic-transmission-equipped 2011 Chevy Cruze models and their 2012 Chevy Cruze counterparts, yet the new model manages to get an additional two miles per gallon in highway fuel economy, according to a new report. Unlike the 2012...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Chevy Cruze, Jeep Wrangler, Lenny Kravitz: Car News for May 17, 2011

The 2012 Chevrolet Cruze is shopping its 38-mpg highway rating to the media today. Relax, Cruzey--you had us at "active aero." [GreenCarReports] You might think it's charming in a Ferris Bueller way, but the way this 22-year-old clocked out a Lamborghini Murcielago is no laughing matter. Well...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
Recall: 2011 Chevy Cruze For Steering, Transmission Trouble

In a major recall of its successful new compact sedan, General Motors [NYSE:GM] says it will recall just about every 2011 Chevrolet Cruze built in North America thus far. The total number of vehicles involved exceeds 150,000, and covers all Cruzes built at GM's Lordstown, Ohio, assembly plant. Two...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
GM Recalls 2011 Chevrolet Cruze For Steering, Shifter Issues

General Motors [NYSE: GM] is recalling nearly all of its 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan models built to date for two potential issues both related to vehicle assembly. According to the automaker, in about 154,000 Cruze models, the intermediate steering shaft covers need to be inspected for...Read More»

Jack Colker Union 96 gas station in Beverly Hills, via oobject.com
Gas Apps To The Rescue

I’ve owned an iPhone since they were first released. But I didn’t get my first gas app until a few weeks ago when it seemed that gas prices were not going to relent in their climb above $4 per gallon. Because of that spiral upward, I’ve had to get used to the fact that my gas app...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
GM Recalls 2011 Chevrolet Cruze For Steering Wheel Issue

General Motors [NYSE: GM] has announced a major safety-related recall for its 2011 Chevrolet Cruze compact sedan. According to the automaker, during manufacturing the steering wheel might not have been properly fastened to the steering column and could potentially detach, leading to a loss of...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze
Recall Watch: 2011 Chevrolet Cruze

The 2011 Chevrolet Cruze has its first recall, and it's a pretty serious one. The recall documentation from the NHTSA states that the steering wheel on the Cruze may have been improperly fastened at the assembly plant. As a result, it may become detached from the steering column. This detachment...Read More»

Teen driver
Auto Leasing Rebounds To 2005 Levels

Leasing is back, in a bigger way than it's been for more than five years. Last month, nearly 21 percent of vehicles that left dealer lots did so on leases; in February, that number was closer to 25 percent. The last time that leasing accounted for this many new car sales was back in the...Read More»

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Driving Costs Rise This Year—And Gas Prices Aren’t Entirely To Blame

Driving has in the past year become significantly more expensive. And it's not all because of the price of gas. According to AAA, the cost of owning and operating a vehicle rose by 3.4 percent versus last year. The average sedan costs $8,776 per year to own and operate—provided you keep your...Read More»

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