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Recall: GM Vehicles Could Roll, Hummer Gas Tanks Could Eject
Recall: GM Vehicles Could Roll, Hummer Gas Tanks Could Eject

Much as GM can't seem to halt the massive sales and profit nosedive being handed to it by the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression, 277,000 GM vehicles, despite being placed in "park," could just keep on rolling. GM is recalling the vehicles, which include the Chevrolet Cobalt, HHR...Read More»

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'A Few' Interested Saturn Buyers Despite Dismal Feb. Sales - ?

Is it just PR posturing, or is GM's claim of "a few" potential buyers for its Saturn brand the gospel truth? Spokesman Steve Janisse claims claims no knowledge of whether the potential buyers are auto companies or not...and if his head is in the sand, it doesn't really inspire much confidence now...Read More»

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GM Pares Divisions; Saturn On The Way Out

"My personal favorite would be to see Saturn survive and prosper," said GM vice chairman and car guru Bob Lutz, speaking to Automotive News. "But frankly, the reality is that that is probably not going to be the outcome." The rather wordy Lutz (he's sounded off a bit lately, given his job title...Read More»

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Saturn Could Be Back on Auction Block As GM Preps For Viability Plan

Saturn to GM: "Do you love me, do you love me not?" Most recently, we reported that GM was promising to keep the brand in the fold through 2012. Then we found out that there would be no 2009 Saturn Astras due to the glut of '08s languishing on dealer lots. Looks like GM has changed its mind once...Read More»

2009 Saturn Sky Red Line
Sky, Challenger and HHR: Three Cars I Want for the Carpool Line

Family cars are a necessity of life--but sometimes, moms and dads just need to dream. My car is cool enough for me--it's a 2003 Pontiac Vibe GT. It still gets a nifty 30 miles per gallon, even though I'm doing mostly city driving now. In the Detroit suburbs, I used to put 20-some thousand miles on...Read More»

2009 Saturn Astra XR
Saturn Astra Departs for '09

Saturn may be soldiering on, but today we learned that it will be doing so without the Opel-based Astra hatchback for 2009, which comes in three- and five-door flavors. Apparently, Astras are clogging up Saturn dealer lots, and GM has decided to sell off '08 inventory rather than persist with an...Read More»

2008 Saturn VUE Green Line
Saturn's Rings Stretch To 2012

Regardless of whether Saturn is 'A Different Kind of Company, A Different Kind Of Car,' or simply re-badged Opels and Chevys, GM has extended the division's lease on life until 2012. We've reported that Saturn is one of the brands GM has strongly considered killing as it tries desperately to...Read More»

2008 Saturn VUE Red Line
Saturn VUE 2-Mode Hybrids Drive The Road To Change

GM announced yesterday that a caravan of Saturn VUE 2-mode hybrids departed Detroit's North American International Auto Show, bound for Washington D.C. and the inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama. The theme of the journey: "The Road To Change Starts In Your Driveway." The Saturns will make...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»

GM 3.6-liter DI VVT V-6
GM 3.6-Liter V-6 Makes Ward's North American Ten Best Engines List

GM might be an ailing patient, but its technological heart beats strongly with engines like the 3.6-liter VVT, direct-injected V-6 found under the hoods of products like the Cadillac CTS, STS, and GM Lambda crossovers (Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, Saturn Outlook, and GMC Acadia). This engine...Read More»

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GM Might Kill Saturn, Pontiac, Saab Says Rumor Mill

According to Bloomberg News on Wednesday, by way of Detroit News, GM is considering eliminating its Saturn, Pontiac, and Saab divisions. The move would ostensibly help it receive as much as $12 billion in federal assistance. As of late Wednesday, GM spokesman Steve Harris had no comment on the...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»

2009 BMW 335d
Green Car of the Year: The Finalists

The alt-electric-bio-fuel experts over at Green Car Journal have their finalists for the Green Car of the Year award, and a broad range of powertrains are represented in this year's talent pool. The finalists include: 2009 BMW 335d: The 335d is BMW's first diesel in the United States in a long...Read More»

2010 Ford Fiesta
Consumer Reports Rates Ford and Japanese Brands Highest

We reported earlier today about Ford Motor Company's solid reliability ratings in Consumer Reports' 2008 Annual Car Reliability Survey. Says Consumer Reports, "on average, Ford continues to build the most reliable American cars." But the comprehensive test also revealed that reliability of European...Read More»

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GM's OnStar Debuts Stolen Vehicle Slowdown

Beware auto thieves--you might want to think twice before lifting that '09 Caddy CTS. Or at least hire a 13-year-old computer hacker to ride along with. Today, GM's OnStar announces Stolen Vehicle Slowdown on '09 OnStar-equipped vehicles sold in the United States and Canada, and we can only imagine...Read More»

2009 Chevrolet Traverse
GM Revamps Spring Hill for Chevy Traverse Production

GM proudly announces--with Chevy Traverse crossovers now rolling off the line--that the conversion of its Spring Hill, Tennessee, plant was "one of GM's fastest from plan development to product rolling off the line." The automaker has spent the last 12 months and some $600 million readying the...Read More»

2008 Saturn VUE XR
Saturn Recalls 42,408 Saturn Vues for Possible Fire

Did you know that power steering fluid is flammable? GM is hoping that 42,408 Saturn Vue SUV drivers won't discover that firsthand, having issued a recall for Vues built from February to July, according to Reuters. The oil, also colored red and used for automatic transmissions (ATF), will ignite...Read More»

2007 Toyota Prius
Consumer Reports: Hybrids Can Pay Back

Once a point of contention regarding gas-electric hybrids, Consumer Reports now affirms that the purchase of a hybrid can save consumers anywhere from $500 to $4,250 over a five-year ownership period. Especially with steep gas prices, the greater mileage afforded by even mild hybrids, such as...Read More»

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