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Link Love From The Car Connection: Fabio FAILs, Gas Stations That Rule, And Going Big (Wheels) On Easter Sunday
Link Love From The Car Connection: Fabio FAILs, Gas Stations That Rule, And Going Big (Wheels) On Easter Sunday

  Full service style -- No matter how you feel about gasoline, the stations that provide it can be pretty rad, and luckily for us, someone has pulled together a handful of architectural homages to America's fave fossil fuel. Not on the list? Barbie's Beer Barn and Discount Unleaded. Clearly, the...Read More»

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Mars Researchers Hope Humvee Will Get 35 Million Miles Per Tank

The public has not always been kind to the Mars Institute. Over the years, the organization has been criticized for being unreasonable, impractical, and unnaturally fixated on Star Trek (the William Shatner version, natch.) The public has not always been kind to Hummers, either.  Folks who drive...Read More»

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Toilet Paper Even Less Eco-Friendly Than Hummer H2?

Tender U.S. backsides are, so say environmentalists, wreaking more environmental devastation than their owners' thirsty gas-guzzling cars, sprawling McMansions, or penchant for fast food. But why - and how - are American derrieres causing more destruction than foreign fannies? The U.K.'s Guardian...Read More»

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HUMMER H2: A Speeding Ticket Machine

There's nothing worse for your schedule than getting stopped for a traffic ticket. So frustrating! And how embarrassing to have your kids watch you try to plead your way out of it. You know you can't make up a lie for why you were speeding, or what might have caused you to rush through that stop...Read More»

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GM Going Green And Very Lean

The Scottish poet Robert Burns once said, "The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry." Why bother planning then? Well, as Congress made abundantly clear during the Big 3 bailout talks last fall, you have to have some kind of plan in place before you can expect any help. (Unless, of course...Read More»

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GM Takes Drastic Action, Announces Record Production Cutbacks

"Reeling from a 41 percent drop in its November U.S. sales," says Automotive News, and not quite sure where the money to stay afloat will come from after yesterday's rejection of the domestic auto bailout deal, GM will cut about 30 percent of its North American production capacity during the first...Read More»

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ELV Motors Claim Electric Bicycles and Scooters Perfect Holiday Gift

Forget Santa. This year, the Christmas Elv might just bring you a high-voltage runabout to earn you some carbon credits and an equal amount of green smug points as you zoom circles around gas-swilling SUVs stuck at the gas pump. Just please, please, don't inhabit the left lane as you motor along at...Read More»

Saturn VUE Hybrid and Gov. Schwarzenegger
Tough Times Force Even Schwarzenegger to Support Girlie Hybrids

Wow, even cigar-smoking, bodybuilding, one-time Conan the Barbarian Schwarzenegger the Governator has been forced to face the facts of fuel efficiency. The juiced-up juggernaut posed next to a girlie little Saturn VUE Hybrid at the L.A. Auto Show, perhaps a concession to his left-coast state that...Read More»

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U.S. News Publishes List: "10 Cars That Sank Detroit"

Speculation runs rampant as to why Detroit's Big Three find themselves in their current predicament. U.S. News and World Report's Rick Newman has his own view, and below we'll give you a quick run through his short list of the vehicles that caught Detroit with its pants down and its eyes focused on...Read More»

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GM Releases Third-Quarter Results

Alongside its decision not to pursue a purchase of Chrysler, GM released its third-quarter 2008 financials, which they claim reflect "rapidly deteriorating market conditions in the U.S., slowdowns in other mature markets around the world, and continued losses at GMAC Financial Services (GMAC)."...Read More»

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SEMA 2008: HUMMER's Still Here

Despite being up on the auction block, HUMMER still beats with a GM heart, at least as of SEMA '08. The purveyor of over-the-top SUVs says that its H3T Weekend Warrior concept "demonstrates the added extreme capability and functionality that can be accomplished with the H3T and a few weekends in...Read More»

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HUMMER in the Discount Bin as GM Preps for Quick Sale

Reports Automotive News, GM has sent a prospectus to potential purchasers of its HUMMER brand. Fighting for survival in an abysmal market, the automaker is under considerable pressure to raise money and sell off assets, and money-losers like HUMMER, whose low sales have shuttered dealerships, make...Read More»

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Microheat Cooked by GM Recall

Recently announcing that it would become ever tougher on underperforming suppliers, GM has not only banished Microheat as a supplier of heated windshield washer systems for its premium vehicles, but it has allegedly withheld payments since June and wants Microheat to pay between $ 20 and 25 million...Read More»

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GM to Offload HUMMER, Parts Plant in France

GM plans to sell a parts plant in Strasbourg, France as well as offloading its HUMMER division, in new announcements that it plans to speed the pace of its $10 billion in cost cuts to stem losses totaling $69.8 billion since the end of 2004. These initiatives were announced by GM treasurer Walter...Read More»

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Driven: 2009 HUMMER H3T

It may seem the worst time for GM's HUMMER brand to put out a new vehicle, but the 2009 HUMMER H3T is no woolly mammoth. It is HUMMER's first traditional pickup—meaning it has a four-door crew cab and a separate five-foot bed. The H3T has a wheelbase that’s some 22 inches longer than the...Read More»

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Last HUMMER Dealer in Vegas Shuttered

Towbin HUMMER is history--and in its death throes are a larger lesson on GM's HUMMER experiment. Towbin was one of HUMMER's largest retailers in the nation. It's the eighth HUMMER dealer closure in 2008, and eliminates any retail outlets for the brand in notoriously spendy and splashy Las...Read More»

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More Big Cuts: Can GM Hang On?

Barely a month after announcing massive cuts, notably on the truck side of the business, General Motors today revealed a new plan aimed at coping with the "dramatic" rise in fuel prices and the steady downturn in the American auto market. The numerous steps outlined by GM CEO Rick Wagoner at the...Read More»

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GM Announces Big Cuts in "Plan to Win"

Stay tuned all morning as we begin to deliver updates on the massive cuts General Motors is announcing. The automaker's CEO, Rick Wagoner, told employees early today that "Our plan is not a plan to survive. It is a plan to win." But can slashing costs, trimming thousands of jobs, and more get the...Read More»

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HUMMER Turning to the Taxi Cab?

With all the uncertainty surrounding GM's HUMMER division, manufacturing partner AM General is looking for business to fill its Mishawaka, Ind., plant. And that business could include producing taxi cabs, if a report from HUMMERGuy's Web site is correct. VPG Autos is in negotiations with AM General...Read More»

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