Tag: general motors

Feature Friday: Auto Stop/Start Engine

Feature Friday: Auto Stop/Start Engine
If you haven’t bought a car in the last few years, you might not be familiar with the blight called auto stop/start popping up in most cars today. So, it’s worth a quick explanation because if you’re in the market for a new car soon, you could be in for a rude awakening if you don’t... Read more »

Podcast: Toyota 4Runner, Detroit 3 Covid-19 Response & Auto Industry Shutdown

Podcast: Toyota 4Runner, Detroit 3 Covid-19 Response & Auto Industry Shutdown
This week was the first week we weren’t able to go into the studio to record the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast. So, we used a nifty app called CleanFeed to help with sound quality. I think it mostly worked. We started out discussing the cool things the Detroit Three are doing to help with... Read more »

Podcast: 2020 Jeep Gladiator, Corvette C8, RIP Holden

Podcast: 2020 Jeep Gladiator, Corvette C8, RIP Holden
In this week’s Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast podcast, we talked about the Jeep Gladiator #cardujour and how it fits into an urban environment. We also looked at the demise of Holden and what it means for General Motors. Then we wax poetic about the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8. The quiz was about historical Corvettes,... Read more »
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Romney benefited from the auto bailout?

Romney benefited from the auto bailout?
So, I have to admit, I hate politics. I don’t follow them until I absolutely have to, which is usually about 24 hours before I vote. Which is why an email that  a friend sent me yesterday hit me in the sweet  spot of my voting research. It was a link to an article in... Read more »

Today's Rave: OnStar

I’m driving the Chevrolet Cruze Eco this week, which gives me the chance to spend a week with one of my all-time favorite features from any manufacturer across any vehicle I’ve ever driven: OnStar. All you have to do is press the blue button and you can get anything from restaurant suggestions to directions that... Read more »

Thinking of buying a Corvette? Now is good.

General Motors announced today that from now until Feb. 28, 2011, if you buy a Corvette … any Corvette, you’ll get free tuition at either of the two Corvette driving schools. Previously this was only open to people who bought the ZR1 supercar ($111,100). Now you can spend half as much and get the same... Read more »
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White House's take on GM's rebirth

Don’t know if any of you out there follow the White House blog. I don’t. So thanks to my friend Cathy for sharing this v-log from Nov. 19. In this “White Board” entry, Austan Goolsbee, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, talks about the downward spiral of GM, why the President decided to step... Read more »

Chevy's bru ha ha

Yesterday, The New York Times reported that a memo to Chevrolet employees in the Detroit headquarters suggested that they drop the use of the Chevy nickname in all casual and formal communications. According to the New York Times, the memo directly stated: “We’d ask that whether you’re talking to a dealer, reviewing dealer advertising, or... Read more »

Anything you want to know about Chevrolet design?

In addition to attending my very first Indianapolis 500 this year, I actually get the chance to interview Mike Simcoe, who is the design director for Chevrolet. He’s had a hand in everything at Chevy recently from the all-new compact Cruze that’s soon to debut to the classic Camaro. So, as I’m writing up my... Read more »
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For all you doubters: GM pays back government loans

So, for all you doubters out there, here’s some news for you: General Motors announced today that it made it’s final payment of $5.8 billion to the U.S. Treasury — paying back the government loans in full, with interest and ahead of schedule. Congratulations and well done, General. I guess that means all y’all (cough,... Read more »