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Volkswagen’s Future: Das Old GM
Volkswagen’s Future: Das Old GM

In 2009 General Motors went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Upon coming out the other side, Pontiac was dead, Saturn was up for sale, Saab was for sale, and Hummer was practically already sold. GM had lost, killed, or abandoned four of its eight brands sold in North America. While fans of these brands...Read More»

2002 Honda CR-V
Dr. Gizmo Solves Your Car Problems - Part 1

Engine Falters During Acceleration During heavy acceleration in my 2002 Honda CRV, the 2.4-liter engine cuts out as if it is not getting enough gas. I took the car to my local repair shop where a mechanic said he could not diagnose the trouble because the check engine light is not on. He said he...Read More»

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GM Sheds Mark Of Excellence…Again

It seems that GM might be a little ashamed of being GM right now…or the automaker just wants to keep things on the low down. General Motors now has confirmed that it plans to stop using its corporate logo on its vehicles, so that it can promote its four core brands—Chevrolet, Cadillac, Buick...Read More»

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Recall Alert: GM Cites Potential Fire Hazard in 1.5 Million Sedans

Clearly, this is not GM's week. Yesterday, everyone was talking about the company's nearly inevitable "surgical bankruptcy". Today, everyone's talking about a mechanical problem that could start engine fires in about 1.5 million GM sedans. At fault is a leak that could allow oil to drip onto the...Read More»

2004 Oldsmobile Bravada
The GM T360 Jinx

GM's mid-size SUVs are jinxed. Twice now, I've been on a press event for a new version of the mid-size SUVs from the General. And twice there's been a thunderclap of news so big, even the PR people on remote weren't sure how to react to the press at hand. Today, of course, GM announced 25,000 job...Read More»

2004 Oldsmobile Bravada
GM: Getting Leaner or Getting Desperate?

The call came in early this morning as I was racing to catch a plane out of Quebec City, where I'd gone to test drive the new Saab 9-7X sport-ute. Since last December, most of us in the Detroit auto media community have been expecting big cuts at General Motors. Indeed, sources suggest a...Read More»

2002 Oldsmobile Bravada
Headlight News Weekly for December 18, 2000

OLDSMOBILE TO FADE AWAY GM PLANS PLANT CLOSINGS, MASSIVE JOB CUTS LUTON WORKERS PROTEST GM LAYOFFS NEW PROPOSAL SIDELINES EVS, FAILS TO PLEASE JOINT REPORT BLAMES TIRES, NOT EXPLORER SUBARU RECALLS LEGACY EPA TO PHASE IN CLEAN DIESEL ANOTHER FORD RECALL DC RESTRUCTURING TO ENCOURAGE MORE PLATFORM...Read More»

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