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Democratic Platform Says: We (Re)built This Auto Industry
Democratic Platform Says: We (Re)built This Auto Industry

Last week, the GOP issued its official Republican Party platform, and in that long, winding document were several items of interest for drivers -- namely, a statement against pay-as-you-drive taxes for motorists and harsh criticism of the Environmental Protection Agency. Hopefully, you had the...Read More»

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GM To Dems & GOP: No More Cars For Your Conventions

Since 1980, General Motors has provided cars to both Republicans and Democrats for their national conventions -- and it's done so free of charge. But according to a report in Detroit News, that policy has come to a screeching halt. Typically, GM has supplied the conventions with several hundred...Read More»

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Posting Car Complaints Online? Chrysler, Ford, GM Are Listening

So, you're driving along, minding your own business, when your car starts making a funny noise. Or there's a gap in the upholstery that you hadn't noticed before. Or your windows won't roll up properly. You get home, and like most tinkerers in this day and age, you fire up the interwebs and do a...Read More»

New OnStar buttons for select 2013 General Motors models
OnStar Mirror Gets A Minor Makeover

In America, we often believe that bigger is better. We don't eat hamburgers, we eat Whoppers and Quarter-Pounders. We don't sip sodas, we slug Big Gulps. And who's going to waste time on a home improvement show that doesn't feature an extreme makeover? With that in mind, the revamped OnStar buttons...Read More»

Pedestrian-detection system from General Motors, using Wi-Fi Direct
GM's Intriguing New Pedestrian-Detection System Uses Wi-Fi

Pedestrian-detection is nothing new -- automakers like Volvo and Mercedes-Benz have been developing such safety systems for years. So what makes General Motors' new pedestrian technology interesting? For starters, it works via your smartphone. GM's pedestrian-detection system is based on Wi-Fi...Read More»

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GM Nixes Support For Conservative Lobbying Group

Once upon a time, corporations seemed pretty adept at keeping their political activities quiet. But as reps from Lowe's, Kraft, and Chick-fil-A will quickly tell you, that ain't the case no more: thanks to the internet and today's 24-hour news cycle, corporate lobbying maneuvers are increasingly...Read More»

2012 Lexus LFA right-hand drive model
Toyota Regains Title Of World's Best-Selling Automaker

Last year was rough for Toyota. Like businesses and individuals across Japan, the company suffered devastating setbacks following the March 11 earthquake and tsunami. Later in 2011, there were production problems due to immense flooding in Thailand. And of course, Toyota continued to fight customer...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Sonic
General Motors Is Tops In Customer Loyalty, Ford A Close Second

It's one thing to attract a first-time customer, but quite another to get that customer back. According to new data from Experian Automotive, no automaker in America does that quite as well as General Motors -- though Ford comes awfully close. #1 and #2: GM and Ford During the first quarter of...Read More»

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Don't Love Your New Chevrolet? Return It Up To 2 Months Later

Having second thoughts about that new Chevrolet sitting in your driveway? Is your better half giving you heat for buying a Camaro as a "family car"? Well, don't fret, shopper: General Motors will let you return it, no questions asked. According to a press release from GM, the new return policy is...Read More»

2012 Cadillac CTS Touring Edition
2012 Cadillac CTS Tops List Of 10 Best American Cars: Total Car Score

As the nation prepares to celebrate Independence Day, July 4, the editors at Total Car Score mark the occasion with a list of the 10 Best American Cars. Beyond just a patriotic gesture, the ranking serves to showcase the strength and quality of the domestic auto industry. At the top of the list is...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
If The Saab Sale Goes Through, Will It Still Be Called Saab?

By now, you probably know two things about Saab: It's not dead (yet). If it survives, it's going to be an electric car company (maybe). But if item #2 comes to pass, will Saab continue to be called "Saab"? An article in Detroit News raises some doubts. A family history Saab is a big company. The...Read More»

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2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer & Others Investigated For Door Fires

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has ramped up an investigation into reports of fires sparked by electrical systems in driver's-side doors, mostly on General Motors vehicles. According to Detroit News, both NHTSA and GM have received numerous complaints about the problem...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
Hold The Phone! Saab Not Dead, Sale Announcement Today

Poor Saab. More importantly: poor Saab fans. Just when they've come to terms with the death of their favorite car company, another rumor hits the interweb about Saab being revived on the operating table. That's what Automotive News is saying this morning, anyway. According to the report, Saab's...Read More»

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GM To Shutter Consolidated Line Of Canada's Oshawa Assembly Plant

General Motors’ Oshawa Car Assembly plant is one of the largest automotive manufacturing facilities in the world, covering some 10-million square feet of factory floor space and employing some 4,000 full-time workers. GM presently builds a variety of products in Oshawa, including the...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Malibu
2012 Chevrolet Malibu Recalled For Software Flaw

General Motors has issued a recall for 2012 models of the Chevrolet Malibu built between October 24, 2011 and March 31, 2012. In all, 4,304 vehicles are affected. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Safety Administration, the recall stems from a problem with the software that controls...Read More»

Super Bowl XLVI MVP Eli Manning presented with 2012 Chevy Corvette
GM Punts Super Bowl Advertising

Just days after creating an uproar on the Internet after announcing it would be pulling $10 million from Facebook ads, General Motors has announced it will no longer be advertising during the Super Bowl. The reason? It's too expensive. The Wall Street Journal reports the move as part of GM's major...Read More»

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GM Unlikes Facebook, Ford & Chrysler Are Still Besties

About half of all Americans use Facebook, and yet, just days before the company launches one of the most eagerly anticipated IPOs in recent memory, General Motors has pulled all advertising from the network. This isn't especially surprising. GM's head marketing honcho, Joel Ewanick, has long been a...Read More»

2012 Nissan Rogue
Buying A Car, College Grad? Don’t Forget The Rebates

You’ve worked hard to get your college degree. If you’re not swamped in student loan debt and are considering buying a car to help you navigate your new place in the world, there’s some help available. The good news is that most major automakers offer some form of college graduate...Read More»

2012 Chevrolet Suburban
2012 Chevrolet Suburban, Express; GMC Yukon, Savana Recalled

General Motors has recalled 2012 models of the Chevrolet Suburban and Express, as well as the 2012 GMC Yukon and Savana. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, the steering gear Pitman shaft in those vehicles may not have been properly hardened. If that's...Read More»

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