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Zipcar & Other Car-Sharing Services Have Killed 500,000 Auto Sales: Study

Zipcar & Other Car-Sharing Services Have Killed 500,000 Auto Sales: Study

Car-sharing services like Zipcar and RelayRides are poised to shake up the auto industry. On a macro-level, they represent a huge change in the way that we view and use automobiles. In more practical terms, they reduce the public's need to buy cars. How much of a reduction have they caused?... read more

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From CES: Audi, GM, Honda, Hyundai Will Put Google Android OS In Cars This Year

The Detroit Auto Show doesn't start until next week, but car fans are already feasting on lots of great auto news thanks to the Consumer Electronics Show. One of CES' biggest... read more January 7, 2014 by 


 
Australia's coat of arms

The Death Of An Auto Industry: Ford, GM Pull Out Of Australia, Toyota May Follow

Two days ago, General Motors announced plans to stop manufacturing cars in Australia -- or, as GM put it in a carefully worded statement: As part of its ongoing actions to... read more December 12, 2013 by 


 
Car lot

November Auto Sales Will Rise Almost 4%, Largely Due To Black Friday Deals

If you're planning to give the ol' credit card a workout today, you're not alone. Most analysts are predicting brisk Black Friday sales at shopping malls, big-box stores, and... read more November 29, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Malibu

2013-2014 Chevrolet Malibu Recalled For A/C Software & Electrical Problems

General Motors has issued two recalls for the Chevrolet Malibu -- one for the 2013 model, another for the 2014 model. Together, the unrelated actions affect over 60,000... read more November 15, 2013 by 


 
Car lot

Transaction Prices Climb In October (And GM Is Happy To See It)

If you went shopping for a new car last month and found the prices higher than usual, you weren't imagining things. According to KBB, transaction prices climbed a full... read more November 1, 2013 by 


 
GM's Dan Akerson with the 2015 Chevrolet CNG-Capable, Bi-Fuel Impala

2015 Chevrolet Impala Will Run On Gas...And Natural Gas

Forty years ago today, the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries launched an oil embargo against the U.S. in retaliation for America's support of Israel during... read more October 17, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

GM Raises Prices On 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, GMC Sierra

If you're looking for a sweet deal on a new pickup truck from Chevrolet or GMC, the pickings just got a bit slimmer. According to AutoNews, GM has raised prices on 2014... read more October 15, 2013 by 


 
Screencap from Tesla website, included in complaint to California DMV from dealers

GM Follows Tesla's Lead, Plans To Sell Directly To Online Shoppers

Tesla has made plenty of headlines the past couple of years -- not just because its Model S sedan is selling better than critics expected (despite the occasional fire), but... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
2013 Chevrolet Sonic RS

2013, 2014 Chevrolet Sonic Recalled For Fire Risk

General Motors has issued a recall for the 2013 and 2014 Chevrolet Sonic. However, according to an email from GM, the recall doesn't cover include every 2013 and 2014 Sonic... read more October 7, 2013 by 


 
Gavel. Image: Brian Turner

20 Parts-Makers Fined $1.6 Billion For Fixing Prices & Making Cars Pricey

No doubt about it: cars are expensive. Along with your home and your education, a car is one of the most expensive investments you'll ever make. Unfortunately, some of us... read more September 27, 2013 by 


 
Cadillac's Super Cruise system undergoing testing.

GM's Super Cruise Puts (Almost) Autonomous Cars On The Road By 2020

Hot on the heels of last week's announcement that Nissan would bring autonomous cars to showrooms within seven years comes word from General Motors that it plans to offer its... read more September 3, 2013 by 


 
Powermat wireless charge pad in Chevrolet Volt

Next Year, GM Cars Will Charge Your Phone Without Wires

It's a sad fact: for some drivers, our dashboards and center consoles look increasingly like the backs of our home televisions. There are wires plugged into stereos, cables... read more August 23, 2013 by 


 
2014 Chevrolet Silverado 1500

2014 Chevrolet Silverado, 2014 GMC Sierra Set New Standard For Truck Safety

Yesterday, we told you about the Tesla Model S -- a car so safe, it broke the equipment that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration uses to gauge safety. General... read more August 21, 2013 by 


 
2013 Toyota Corolla

Toyota Is The World's Biggest Automaker, GM A Close Second

Just a few years ago, Toyota's future seemed pretty grim. In 2010, the automaker initiated a huge recall of Toyota and Lexus vehicles, which generated months of bad press... read more July 29, 2013 by  2


 
American flag

The 10 States Most (And Least) Likely To Buy "American"

Americans have conflicting ideas about what makes a car truly "American". According to an AutoTrader survey released last year, "a vehicle that is made in the U.S. by a... read more July 3, 2013 by  12


 
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