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Eager To Make Some Cash? Rent Out Your Car Through RelayRides
Eager To Make Some Cash? Rent Out Your Car Through RelayRides

The economy may be on the upswing, but what family doesn’t need a little extra cash to cover necessities right now? One answer may be right in your garage or driveway, in the form of an extra or unused vehicle. You may be able to earn a tidy sum renting it out through a peer-to-peer...Read More»

RelayRides
Need Wheels In Walla Walla? RelayRides Car-Sharing Goes National

Strapped for cash? Have a working car in the driveway? Now you can rent it out using RelayRides, anywhere in the U.S. We've talked about RelayRides before: it's a car-sharing start-up that allows folks with under-used wheels to loan them out to friends and strangers in exchange for cold, hard...Read More»

General Motors Renaissance Center, Detroit, Michigan
GM Talks Production Deal With PSA Peugeot Citroen: Report

If politics can lead to strange bedfellows, so can the business of manufacturing automobiles. Even established brands must fight for an ever-increasing share of the market, competing against rival automakers, changing economic conditions and a potentially fickle buying public. It’s no secret...Read More»

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2012 GMC Terrain AWD SLT-2: Road Trip In Florida

For my travel time to the 50th anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona, I was told that GM would provide a 2012 Chevrolet Volt. Three days before arrival, all that changed and suddenly there was a 2012 quicksilver metallic GMC Terrain AWD SLT-2 waiting for me at Orlando's airport. So my dog Leah and I went...Read More»

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GM Announces Big Profits; First Time Detroit's Been In The Black Since 2004

Yesterday, J.D. Power confirmed that Detroit is gaining ground on its foreign rivals in terms of vehicle dependability. Today, there's more good news for fans of the Big Three: General Motors has announced stunning financial results from 2011, marking the first time in years that Chrysler, Ford...Read More»

Chevrolet Silverado '2012' ad for Super Bowl XLVI
Super Bowl Ad Aftermath: Ford Boosted By GM's Fallout?

Playing dirty might be de rigeur in politics, but it seldom helps in selling products—even dusty pickups ravaged by the apocalypse. That might end up being GM's tough lesson from its Super Bowl XLVI ad which, to some, spoke less about the strengths of GM products than it did attack Ford's...Read More»

Volkswagen Super Bowl XLV Ad
Super Bowl Should Be A Bonanza For Automakers (Except Kia)

The Super Bowl is one of the biggest advertising events in America, so we'd expect America's biggest advertisers -- namely, the auto industry -- to be front and center during the game. As we've discussed before, spending upwards of $3 million for 30 seconds of advertising is a risky venture, but a...Read More»

GM's Windows of Opportunity project.
Interactive Windows: A Possibility For Future Family Vehicles?

No, it’s not a laptop computer, but new interactive window technology that General Motors is exploring with the help of researchers and students at Israel’s Bezalel Academy of Art and Design. The “windows” in question are those in the rear of family vehicles. The idea is an...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
LGBT License Plates, Saab, SOPA Effects MegaUpload Founder: Car News Headlines

Today at High Gear Media, companies are still interested in saving Saab, and Nissan sold a lot of Leafs. LGBT equality license plates are coming to some states, and we drive the 2012 Fisker Karma. All this and more in today's car news, right here on The Car Connection. SOPA may have stumbled, but...Read More»

Chevrolet's worldwide sales performance in 2011
GM Back On Top With 9 Million Unit Sales In 2011

Fueled by record worldwide sales of its Chevrolet brand, General Motors has achieved 2011 sales of 9.03 million units, surpassing both the 8.16 million sold by Volkswagen and the 7.9 million estimated by Toyota. Like other Japanese automakers, Toyota was impacted by inventory shortages caused by...Read More»

The GM Test Track at Disney's Epcot Center
Vacation Alert: GM To Revamp Disney World Test Track Ride

Heading to Disney World this summer? We've got good news and bad news. First, the bad news: Disney is shutting down the 13-year-old GM Test Track thrill ride at Epcot Center. Now, the good news: the ride will reopen later this year (probably fall/winter) as the Chevrolet Design Center. Okay, at...Read More»

'Generations', a 30 second Chevrolet ad by William Kirkley
GM Goes For A Clever End Run On Super Bowl Advertising

Advertising during the Super Bowl is like trying out a new stunt at the Olympics: you can nail it and win big, or you can fall flat on your face and ruin your reputation for good. It's no surprise, then, that companies who buy time during the big game do their best to ensure success. That's what GM...Read More»

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Analysts Predict A Booming Auto Market In 2012 (Except In Europe)

The dust is still settling from 2011, but early figures indicate that the U.S auto market recorded significant growth over 2010. Analysts at Polk Research say that upward trend will continue across much of the globe in 2012 -- though alas, not everywhere. THE WINNERS China: Though some have...Read More»

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Chrysler, Ford, Toyota Score 100% On LGBT Workplace Equality (Updated)

UPDATED: One of our contacts at GM wrote in with a couple of important clarifications. See the note below. The Human Rights Campaign is America's largest advocacy group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender rights, and for ten years, the organization has been ranking companies on their...Read More»

'Generations', a 30 second Chevrolet ad by William Kirkley
Share Your Fave Chevrolet Commercial, Win A Shot At $10,000 (Or Something)

Last week, we told you about Chevrolet's "Route 66" Super Bowl ad contest, which will give one lucky independent filmmaker 30 seconds of Super Bowl airtime. But there's a way for you to win, too: share your favorite video from among the 35 finalists, and you could walk away considerably richer. The...Read More»

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GM Drops Big Fuel As Social Media Agency

After a short year-long relationship, General Motors is dropping Big Fuel as its social media agency of record. In early November, GM announced it would begin an overall agency review, in an effort to become more efficient in the way its agencies of record are handled. The review wasn't limited to...Read More»

The Great Wall of China
Starting Today, China Slaps Tariffs On U.S.-Made Vehicles

Car shoppers in China got an unpleasant surprise this morning: the Chinese government announced plans to impose tariffs of up to 22% on all vehicles made in the U.S., starting today. U.S. auto manufacturers aren't especially happy about the news either -- not only because it makes their vehicles...Read More»

2011 Saab 9-5
GM Says 'No' To Saab Sale: We Recap The Saga's High Points Up To Today

The long, strange, saga of Saab may finally be coming to a close. Even though there's a shaky deal with Chinese investors in the works, GM has said that it will block any sale of Saab that involves the sharing of GM technology. As a result, Saab's reorganization administrator is once again pushing...Read More»

2012 GMC Canyon SLT
GM Announces Recall Of 2012 Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Pickups

General Motors is recalling some 5,220 model year 2012 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon pickup trucks, to repair a potentially loose connection on the driver’s seatbelt warning system. Trucks affected by this recall were manufactured between September 9 and October 19, 2011. On certain...Read More»

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