Archive for November, 2009

Toyota has issued a recall on all 110,000 Tundras from model year 2000 through 2003 sold in cold weather states for potential undercarriage rust. If the truck sees a lot of road salt, the frame rear cross member could rust and the spare tire mounted there can eventually detach. In extreme cases, the rust problem […]

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GM’s sale of the Saab brand to Swedish supercar company Koenigsegg has fallen through, but the Saab brand won’t be closed yet. Autoblog is reporting that Chinese automaker Beijing Automotive and Wyoming bank Merbanco are two of the potential buyers still interested in purchasing Saab. Saab, like Saturn, has a strong following of passionate fans. […]

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2011 Chevy Cruze Revealed

The Chevy Cruze will be revealed this week at the L.A. Auto Show, but GM has released pictures of the car ahead of the live unveiling. The Cruze is Chevrolet’s post-bankruptcy attempt to do what it failed to do with the Cavalier and Cobalt and build a competitive small car.  Chevy’s Cruze, which shares a […]

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General Motors has repaid the 1.5 billion euros bridge loan extended to it by the German government. The loan was intended to keep the German carmaker Opel alive long enough to be sold, most likely to Canadian auto parts company Magna International.  GM angered German Chancellor Angela Merkel, along with many other German politicians, when […]

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Mike Howard of Elk Horn, Iowa, has spent $30,000 installing four electric vehicle chargers in the small town. Elk Horn only has one plug-in electric vehicle though. Howard says the charging stations needed to be built in order for the people of Elk Horn to actually consider buying an electric vehicle, just like the pony […]

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Chrysler acknowledges that its current lineup of cars don’t do well in quality surveys like Consumer Reports or JD Power and Associates’ annual rankings. The company also understands that this reputation for building poor quality cars is hurting sales, so quality is a priority for Chrysler. Chrysler has recently added 200 engineers to the quality […]

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Toyota officially revealed the FT-86 concept at the 2009 Tokyo Auto Show, but Subaru has remained secretive about its version of the joint venture car. Edmunds claims that the Subaru car will have 250-horsepower, all-wheel drive and a longer wheelbase than the Toyota FT-86. The FT-86 will get 200-hp and rear-wheel drive. The Subaru is […]

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Hummer’s sale to Chinese company Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industries Machinery Co. will be completed soon. Autoblog reports that the sale could be done as soon as Dec. 1, barring any objections by GM or the Chinese government. The new owners will give Hummer some much needed attention, including bringing the H4, which will be smaller […]

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Even though Saab, unlike some other former GM brands, is still in business, dealers in the United States are running low on cars and can’t order more from the factory. Saab has slowed production at its Swedish manufacturing facility in order to prepare for production of the new 9-5, which will be available sometime in […]

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GM unveiled the 2011 Buick Regal last week to at the Palladium theater in Los Angeles. The Regal will be the first Buick to launch after GM’s bankruptcy and will be the company’s competition for the Toyota Camry in the midsized car segment. Buick is hoping that the all-new 2011 Regal will return the company […]

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