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The 10 States Most (And Least) Likely To Buy "American"
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 foreign automaker is more likely to be seen as 'American made' (57 percent) than one from a U.S. automaker that was built outside...Read More»

2013 Cadillac SRX
Cadillac, Buick Top 2013 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Cadillac and Buick customers feel satisfied—extremely so, according to the latest gauge of owner satisfaction. The 17th annual Vehicle Satisfaction Awards (VSA), from the market-research firm AutoPacific, looks at satisfaction with 51 different vehicle attributes—including things like...Read More»

Chevrolet Spark & Sonic models add Apple's voice-activated Siri software to MyLink
Apps To Arrive In GM Vehicles By Late 2013

We've known for some time that apps are coming to cars. The writing's been on the wall since the debut of Apple's App Store in 2008, which is about the time that apps began taking center stage in our daily lives. The problem automakers face is making those apps work efficiently and safely...Read More»

Briarwood Elementary School in Moore, Oklahoma, two days after being destroyed by a tornado
One Week Later: Automakers Show Support For Oklahoma

On Monday, May 20, a tornado touched down in the town of Moore, a suburb of Oklahoma City. Tornadoes are a fact of life in the Midwest, but this one was far from ordinary -- a fact proven by the numbers we use to describe it: 200 mph winds, 1.3 miles wide, a path of destruction 17 miles long, 377...Read More»

The 2013 Oklahoma City tornado as it passed through south Oklahoma City (via Wikimedia)
GM Foundation & Chevrolet Help Moore, Oklahoma Recover From Disaster

Officials from the National Weather Service say the tornado that ripped through Oklahoma on Monday was one of the strongest on record, with winds topping 200 miles per hour. It will be days -- if not weeks -- before damage estimates are finalized, but what's abundantly clear is that the storm left...Read More»

2013 Cadillac ATS
If GM Builds An Affordable RWD Chevrolet, How Should It Look?

Last week, General Motors' North American president, Mark Reuss mused about the possibility of adding a high-volume, rear-wheel drive car to the Chevrolet lineup. That made us wonder: if Reuss follows through, how will this hypothetical performance ride look? If you keep up with car news, you...Read More»

Most GM models will offer 4G LTE mobile broadband from 2014 onwards
GM's Partnership With AT&T Could Bring Ads To Your Dashboard

Back in February, we told you about General Motors' new partnership with AT&T, which will make 4G LTE and wi-fi hotspots available in most GM vehicles, starting next year. That's great news for consumers. It means improved connectivity for navigation, entertainment, and add-on services like...Read More»

2013 Ford Flex
GM, Ford To Build Nine-, Ten-Speed Automatics Together

General Motors and Ford will partner to build a new generation of automatic transmissions--nine-speed and ten-speed automatics that the companies will use to boost fuel economy across their lineups. The U.S. automatic have worked together in the past to engineer automatic transmissions, to reduce...Read More»

2013 Ford Fusion
Ford Tops General Motors, Toyota In Loyalty; Hybrids Gain Traction

Ford Motor Company may not be as big as General Motors, Toyota, or Volkswagen, but when it comes to the loyalty of American customers, Ford has the competition beat. According to Experian Automotive, Ford dominated the showrooms in both corporate and brand loyalty during the last three months of...Read More»

Car shopping
Why Aren't Women Buying Cars From Detroit?

Detroit, we have a problem -- in fact, we have two. Everyone knows that younger consumers are ambivalent about owning cars. That's an obstacle that automakers around the globe are trying to overcome. But Detroit's Big Three have an additional hurdle: women don't care much for them, either...Read More»

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport
Lexus, Subaru, Mazda Earn High Marks On Consumer Reports' Report Card

Every year, Consumer Reports rolls out its "Brand Report Card", which ranks major auto brands based on reliability and road-test scores. CR's 2013 scoresheet has just come out, with Lexus at the top of the heap. In previous years, CR's report card has lumped all of an automaker's sub-brands under...Read More»

Most GM models will offer 4G LTE mobile broadband from 2014 onwards
Mobile Wi-Fi Coming To Millions Of GM Cars, Courtesy Of AT&T

If you work with Ray LaHood, you might want to stay out of his way this morning -- not because he lost any Oscar bets (though he might've, we don't know), but because General Motors has announced a deal with AT&T that will bring mobile internet service to millions of GM vehicles next year, if...Read More»

Baltimore Ravens Quarterback Joe Flacco receives a 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray
Beyoncé, Super Bowl XLVII, And The Case Of The Missing 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

None of us expected to see an ad from General Motors during Sunday's Super Bowl broadcast. In fact, the company announced months ago that it would bypass the costly commercials associated with the big game. But Chevrolet's communications chief Michael Albano had been dropping hints that GM's bowtie...Read More»

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Auto Incentives Dropped 12% In January, But Transaction Prices Fell, Too

Incentives continued their long, slow decline in January, but according to TrueCar, transaction prices fell, too, which could soften the blow for bargain-hunters. On average, incentives slipped 12.2% between December 2012 and January 2013, coming to rest at $2,274 per vehicle. The pickings are...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
Saab Owners: Warranty Protection Is Just A Few Clicks Away

Own a recent Saab? Worried about your warranty now that the automaker has gone belly-up? Well, put those concerns to rest, because Saab Automobile Parts North America (SPNA) has just announced the Saab Secure program. Saab Secure is geared toward owners of Saab vehicles from 2010 and 2011. (The...Read More»

Cadillac ELR
GM Is First U.S. Automaker To Sell 1 Million 30-MPG Cars In A Year

People in the health and fashion industries are fond of saying things like, "30 is the new 20". Now, automakers are saying it, too -- at least when it comes to fuel economy. Thirty miles per gallon is a sweet spot in the auto industry -- far better than the underwhelming 20 mpg threshold, but not...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
GM Buys Back $5.5 Billion In Stock From The U.S. Government

General Motors has announced plans to buy back some of its stock from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, reducing the federal government's stake in the automaker by 40%. In a press release, GM says that it will purchase 200 million shares of common stock from the Treasury -- a significant chunk...Read More»

2013 Honda Civic
Hurricane Sandy Heightens Sales Divide Between Detroit & Foreign Automakers

Five weeks after Hurricane Sandy made landfall, life across much of the northeast has returned to normal (or a rough approximation thereof). But some automakers have followed an easier road to recovery than others. Reporting on the strong state of the U.S. auto market, Detroit News mentions that...Read More»

Mayan motor mayhem: end of the world clearance event from the Humberview Group
Mayan Motor Mayhem: Canadian Dealer Offers Free Cars If The World Ends

We're just a few weeks away from the big event -- not Christmas, not Wright Brothers Day, but the end of Planet Earth. Well, at least if Mayans are correct. Most of us seem to have forgotten about the whole world-ending-on-December-21 thing. Maybe we were distracted by a contentious presidential...Read More»

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