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Today in Car News: Nissan 240SX, Night Driving and EVs
Today in Car News: Nissan 240SX, Night Driving and EVs

The latest estimates on the auto-industry bailouts are in--and GM shares would have to be priced above $133 for us to get back all our $49.5-billion investment in the automaker. [Wall Street Journal] Nissan won't build you a new 240SX, but would you be interested in something like a Sentra coupe...Read More»

U.S. Capitol
General Motors Makes Campaign Donations As IPO Nears

During its bankruptcy and restructuring last year, General Motors suspended all giving to political campaigns. It was the right thing to do for a number of reasons, but perhaps most importantly, it was a PR move: GM needed to show the world that it was using every dollar at its disposal to improve...Read More»

2010 Cadillac CTS-V
Cadillac Issues Recall for CTS, CTS-V

General Motors has issued a recall for 2009 and 2010 models of the Cadillac CTS and Cadillac CTS-V. According to a bulletin from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, those vehicles fail "to comply with the requirements of Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 208, 'Occupant Crash...Read More»

Fiesta iPad App
Ford Fiesta: There's An App For That

Do you have an iPad? Do you want a Ford Fiesta? Well then you are in luck! Ford announced today that they are releasing a Fiesta iPad app in the Apple App Store. Ford says the app for consumers is meant to "deliver the interactive brochure experience which allow them access to information and...Read More»

OnStar engineer demonstrates OnStar MyLink for mobile phone applications.
OnStar Rumors Are True: Upgrades Bring The Service Into The 21st Century

Last week, we reported not once, but twice about rumored upgrades to General Motors' popular OnStar service. Now, they're no longer rumors: the upgrades are coming, and they're coming soon. Well, probably. Most of today's news from GM centers around stuff we've already mentioned -- stuff which is...Read More»

Screencap from Chevrolet's Car Hunters Challenge
Video: Chevrolet Goes For Broke With The 'Car Hunters Challenge'

There are plenty of reasons to curse reality television. It's made Heidi Montag a household name. It's put even more dollars in Paris Hilton's purse. And then there's Snooki. But reality TV has also generated a handful of good shows, and it's given advertisers like Chevrolet a cheaper, more...Read More»

Facebook and OnStar logos
Typing Is For Chumps: OnStar Lets You Speak Your Facebook Updates, Listen To Mail

It seems like just yesterday we were discussing GM's plans for OnStar, and now, we're getting more information about the popular telematics system's new offerings -- namely, a voice-to-text feature that will allow users to speak their Facebook updates and listen to their Facebook mail. The feature...Read More»

Screencap from GM's holiday OnStar promotion
Rumor: GM Will Offer Some OnStar Services For Free To Take On Ford Sync

OnStar is the 800-pound gorilla of telematics systems: it came out early, and it came out swinging. OnStar is now available on 40+ vehicles across GM's wide-ranging lineup, meaning that customers in every income bracket have access to OnStar services (and its $199 - $299 annual subscription fee)...Read More»

Deer Season Is Coming: Cue The Chevy Truck Ads

In many parts of America, deer season is a very big deal. Families talk about it for months, plan hunting trips, shop for deer stands, clean rifles. We know of school districts that cancel classes the day before the season opens, mostly because half the students want to stay home and pack for the...Read More»

2010 Buick LaCrosse First Drive
Why You Should Choose A Buick

If you’re thinking of purchasing a new or used car, you’ll definitely want to consider a Buick model as one of your top choices. There really is no better or more trusted brand of car around today. Throughout the years, Buick has proven itself to be a reliable, durable brand that always...Read More»

2011 Chevrolet Cruze (Courtesy: GM)
GM Asks Chevy Dealerships To Stock Hondas, Toyotas

General Motors officials have put out a request to the automaker's 3,000 Chevrolet dealerships, asking them to have Toyota and Honda vehicles on hand—not just for display, but for back-to-back test-drive comparisons with the Chevrolet Cruze. According to AutoWeek, citing Chevrolet small-car...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe 4-door HB GT FWD Angular Front Exterior View
Toyota Recall Affects GM's Pontiac Vibe: Part II

Yesterday we learned that a recent recall of 1.1 million Toyota Matrix and Corolla models will also affect 160,000 Pontiac Vibes. The recall is related to stalling and rough shifting. However the underlying story is why a Pontiac model is involved in a Toyota recall. The answer to this mystery...Read More»

2004 Pontiac Vibe
Toyota Recall Affects GM's Pontiac Vibe: Part I

Toyota recently announced a voluntary recall of 1.1 million Corolla and Matrix models. Model years affected were 2005 through 2008. 160 complaints relating stalling and rough shifting initiated the recall. However, there is another aspect to the recall that most Americans are not aware of: 160,000...Read More»

2010 Buick Enclave
GM Issues Recall On Crossover Vehicles

Defective seat belts are the reason that General Motors is recalling 207,210 crossover vehicles in the United States. Affected vehicles include the 2009 Saturn Outlook, and the following 2009 and 2010 models: - Buick Enclave - Chevrolet Traverse    - GMC Acadia The issue could result in...Read More»

GM logo, with cash
GM SEC Filing Reveals Partial Details On IPO

 GM today filed registration with the Securities and Exchange Commission for its proposed Initial Public Offering (IPO). The announcement reveals the stock to be sold will consist of both common stock held by "certain" of its stockholders and issuance of Series B mandatory convertible junior...Read More»

2009 Pontiac Vibe
Review: the 2010 Pontiac Vibe

Besides the more angled windshield and the beefier wheel arches the Pontiac Vibe hasn't changed from the previous model.  There really isn't anything that stands out on the exterior, although the look of the car is fine for a small affordable vehicle of this type.  The performance has...Read More»

Limited-edition Kia Soul 'Ignition'
Today in Car News: Kia Soul, Road Taxes, and Pickup Deals

After the rush of the 2010 Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, you'd expect us to slow down at some point, here at High Gear Media. We're doing the opposite, with a first drive of the Ferrari 458 Italia and later this week, a run in a pair of Aston Martin exotics. In the meantime, here's what we're...Read More»

2011 Buick Regal
And The Fastest-Growing Car Brand Is...Buick?

Look, we all miss Pontiac. Saturn, too. A few even miss Saab. (Fewer miss HUMMER.) But although General Motors' bankruptcy and brand sale may have been painful for fans, it's begun to pay off for the automaker and its remaining marques -- especially Buick. Not so long ago, Buick was on the skids...Read More»

2011 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
Total Number Of Car Dealerships: Is The Worst Over?

Almost one in five retail dollars spent in the U.S. comes from the auto industry. It’s no wonder that one of the hardest hit sectors during the economic downturn has been car dealers--on the front lines of retail sales during one of the most difficult economic periods in recent memory. According...Read More»

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