Archives for July 14th, 2013

We Hear: GM Marketing Boss Ewanick Removed for not Disclosing Full Cost of Manchester United Deal

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We now have more information on the sponsorship deal with U.K. soccer team Manchester United that may have led to GM marketing boss Joel Ewanick’s departure. Bloomberg reports a whistle-blower revealed to GM’s management that Ewanick not only overspent on the deal, but was also spreading the $559 million cost among different marketing budgets. The report, ...

Flashback Friday: Revisiting The Original World’s Greatest Drag Race

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We finished our Best Driver’s Car program last year with the World’s Greatest Drag Race. Now with more than 8 million views, the video showed our epic drag race comparing 11 of 2011′s best supercars, sports cars, and muscle cars against one another. Just how epic was this drag race? Among the 11 cars were ...

New Chevrolet Volt App Calculates Charging Cost, Total EV Miles Driven

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Soon Chevrolet Volt owners will be able to keep track of more personal driving stats thanks to a new OnStar app called EcoHub. The new app allows Chevrolet Volt owners to calculate charging costs of the Volt’s batteries relative to the total electrical use in the home. Volt owners can use the app to track ...

Thread of the Day: What Car Offers the Best Conventional Automatic Transmission?

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There’s one 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 feature we aren’t likely to ever see on the current-generation Ford Shelby GT500: an available conventional six-speed automatic transmission. Though some enthusiasts may dislike the idea of an autobox in a performance car, sales of cars like the automatic-transmission ZL1 likely help justify production of cars like…the six-speed manual ...

Thread of the Day: 2014 Chevrolet Impala or Refreshed Ford Taurus?

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The current Chevrolet Impala is nothing more than a fleet queen that fills rental car lots and police fleets, cannibalizing sales from the Malibu. Chevy hopes to change that with the bigger and more competitive 2014 Impala. Chevy wants the new Impala to compete with the Hyundai Azera, Toyota Avalon, and what might prove to be ...

First 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7 Goes For More Than $1 Million At Barrett-Jackson Auction

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It was the undisputed star of the 2013 Detroit Auto Show, and is also one of the headlining attractions at this weekend’s Barrett-Jackson auction. Yes folks, we’re talking about the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7. The cynics and haters may feign disinterest at its carryover transverse leaf spring suspension and “crude” pushrod engine, but for thousands ...

Big Winner? 1984 Chevy Corvette Most Popular Among Thieves from 1981-2011

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The Chevy Corvette has remained a popular target for thieves for years since it was first introduced in the 1950s. A National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) report now points to the 1984 Corvette as the most-stolen model year of the famous nameplate. From 1981 to 2011, 90,427 Corvettes have been stolen in the U.S. and ...