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“Main Street in Motion” Puts the Public Behind the Wheel of GM's Latest
“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»

Ryan Dunn
Jackass Star Ryan Dunn, Hybrid Popemobile, John McGee: Today's Car News

Jackass star Ryan Dunn died last night when his Porsche crashed. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends. [MotorAuthority] John McGee, state senator for Idaho, has been booked on charge of DUI and grand theft. [TheCarConnection] Will General Motors' 2011 Chevrolet Volt become a costly dead...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»

General Motors employee appearing in "It Gets Better" video against bullying of LGBT youth
GM Employees Make 'It Gets Better' Video For LGBTQ Youth

Last September, the suicides and vicious bullying of half a dozen gay teenagers made national headlines. It led columnist Dan Savage to found the It Gets Better Project, a series of videos aimed at convincing gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and queer teenagers that despite bullying and worse...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-4X
Is It Last Call For Saab? #YouTellUs

In case you've been in a coma the last few years, Saab is in trouble. It was on the brink of being shut down forever when at the last minute, General Motors sold it to Spyker. Then Spyker started losing massive amounts of money on Saab, and ever since, it's been trying to right the ship. The list...Read More»

Opel Astra GTC three-door hatchback
Opel CEO: Talk of Opel's Sale is 'Pure Speculation'

Despite reports in German magazines Auto Bild and Der Spiegel that GM’s management was questioning the long-term viability of the Opel brand, Opel’s CEO shot down rumors of a sale as “pure speculation.” In an internal memo, Karl-Friedrich Stracke, Opel’s head, told...Read More»

2011 Toyota Sienna SE: photo by Todd Allen
Child Heat Stroke Deaths In Cars Hit Sad Milestone

On the last day of May, a three-year-old boy in New Orleans died of heat stroke in a car, making him the 500th such death since 1998. The victim had been left alone in a car all day. Just think about that – left by himself the entire day in a car. He died from heat stroke (or hyperthermia)...Read More»

2011 Buick Enclave
The Stories New (Buick Enclave) Tires Could Tell

Ever wonder how the original equipment tires wind up on your family vehicle? It’s not that they were a bargain and the automaker thought they’d save a few coins here and there by snapping up huge lots. Of course, car companies do have their buyers negotiate the best deals possible with...Read More»

2012 GMC Sierra 2500 HD
GMC Loans Trucks To Nonprofits For Its 2012 Catalog Photoshoot

If you're a regular reader of auto sites like this one, you've probably noticed something peculiar about the promotional pics of new vehicles -- namely, that many of them look the same. There's your standard car-on-road shot, the car-next-to-edgy-office-building, and of course, the...Read More»

Gas pump
Most Americans Support 60 MPG Standard By 2025: Report

Findings from a national survey of 2,000 representative Americans by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), reveal that a “very large majority” (85 percent) are concerned about gas prices, 87 percent believe it’s important to reduce oil consumption and 85 percent say it’s...Read More»

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Report: Treasury To Hold GM Stock Until August

When will the Federal government get out of General Motors? Likely not until the end of the summer, according to a new report out of Detroit. In theory, the Treasury Department could divest itself of General Motors stock as early as May 22, which marks the end of the lockup period following last...Read More»

2011 GMC Canyon 2WD Ext Cab 125.9" SLE1 Angular Front Exterior View
GM Recalls 2011 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon Pickups

General Motors has announced the recall of 4,674 model year 2011 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, manufactured from September 22, 2010 through November 5, 2010. At issue is the windshield wiper motor crank arm nut, which may not have been tightened to the specified value at...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu
GM Posts Best Quarter In Years, Buoyed On U.S. Product

General Motors [NYSE: GM] is proving that it's truly back in the black. For the fifth straight quarter since emerging from bankruptcy, it posted a net income. In fact, it's not just GM's best financial performance since the 2009 bailout; it beats the company's results for many years prior. For the...Read More»

GM honor badge for military personnel
In May, GM Extends Military Discounts To Spouses & Retirees

If you're one of America's men or women in the armed forces, you probably know that General Motors offers discounts to military personnel, but for the next few weeks, the automaker is extending those price breaks to military spouses and retirees, too. If your purchase is a Chevrolet, GM will go one...Read More»

2013 Chevrolet Malibu leaked
2013 Chevrolet Malibu: New Photos

General Motors’ Chevrolet division has just released two new photos of the next-generation Chevrolet Malibu family sedan, which goes on sale next year as a 2013 model. The all-new Chevy Malibu will have its world premiere at the Shanghai Auto Show simultaneous with a webcast on Facebook...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Impala 4-door Sedan LT Retail Angular Rear Exterior View
2012 Chevrolet Impala Goes 21st Century: New Power, Folding Back Seat

For 2012, the Chevrolet Impala will finally throw the pushrod V-6s and ancient four-speed automatics to the wayside. Chevy's large sedan—and the Malibu's more anonymous big brother—gets an upgrade to GM's 3.6-liter DOHC engine and a six-speed automatic, plus a number of appearance and...Read More»

Alan Mulally
Ford Wins Big In 2011 Edison Awards

Ford Motor Company won the lion’s share of automotive-related categories in the 2011 Edison Awards presented April 6 in New York City. The Dearborn, Michigan automaker took home three gold and one silver awards in the 2011 Best New Product Awards and 2011 Achievement Award for company...Read More»

2012 Saab 9-3 Convertible Independence Edition
Saab Shuts Down Production Again--With No Restart Date Set

Production lines at Swedish automaker Saab have shut down again, for the fourth time in two weeks. The automaker has stopped production, according to a report from Agence France-Press (AFP), until it can stabilize its financial situation. Last week Saab stopped building vehicles three separate...Read More»

Bob Lutz and the Chevrolet Volt
Facebook Hires Auto Legend Bob Lutz To Be 'Automotive Liaison'

Bob Lutz -- car nut, airplane collector, marketing bigwig -- thought he might ease into the cruising lane after retiring from General Motors last summer. But the brash, silver-haired former executive has been dragged back into the fray, and he'll soon be sitting front and center at one of the...Read More»

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