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Thread of the Day: What New Car Would Make the Coolest Presidential Limo?

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President Obama has been riding around in his Cadillac/GMC Topkick hybrid presidential limo – also known as Cadillac One, or “The Beast” – for four years now, and it appears the Cadillac may still be used  in his next term. That said, many previous presidents have received new limos every four years, and for today’s ...

Thread of the Day: What Five Vehicles Would Fill Your 1970s-Era Dream Garage?

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While the 1970s may be considered by some to be the automotive dark ages, there are still plenty of desirable models from that time period — from the last of the muscle cars to lightweight Japanese sports cars, and European exotics to large American personal luxury coupes. That means that in today’s fantasy garage question, ...

From Holden, With Love: Top 5 Memorable Australian Exports from GM

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It’s understandable why General Motors’ Holden division is excited by the 2014 Chevrolet SS: employees in Australia will be responsible for engineering and building the new muscle machine. But is this the first time a GM from down under has been sold elsewhere in the world under a new name or badge? Hardly. Five years after ...

Viva Las Vegas: Cadillac V-Series Driving School Sets up Shop in Desert

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Exploring the limits of your brand new Cadillac CTS-V on public roads is a bad idea. Instead, new Cadillac owners might consider spending some time at the Spring Mountain Motor Resort & Country Club located outside of Las Vegas, the new home of Cadillac’s V-Series Performance Academy. Once there, attendees will have their choice between a ...

UPDATED: GM and Toyota Vehicles Dominate IntelliChoice’s 2013 Best Bets List

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Multiple Chevrolet and Lexus vehicles are featured on IntelliChoice’s 2013 Best Bets list, which features vehicles projected to have the lowest cost of ownership in different segments. Of the 15 models listed, General Motors and Toyota had five models each while Acura, Audi, Lincoln, Porsche, and Subaru each had one. The vehicles were evaluated against other ...

For Cadillac and Corvette Fans: Exploring the History of GM’s Magnetic Ride Control

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Now that the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray has blown car fans’ minds, we’d like to offer this post clarifying the history of GM’s magneto-rheological shock absorbers and how they work. Magneto-rheological shocks, or MR shocks for short, have been one of GM’s most publicized technologies for over a decade. On paper, it allows manufacturers to access ...

OnStar Reveals 2014 Model Year for Chevrolet SS Performance, Cadillac ELR

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OnStar has earned a reputation for providing its subscribers with a modicum of information, but it may have gone a little too far for General Motors’ comfort. For a short time today, OnStar’s website included cars such as the 2014 Chevrolet SS Performance and Cadillac ELR as its compatible vehicles. Eagle-eyed blogger Christopher Price visited OnStar’s ...

Your Say: Top 10 New Car Headlight Designs

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We’ve seen plenty of aftermarket headlight replacements, but nothing can top a solid, OEM headlight design. Headlight technology has progressed rapidly, with HID and LED options vastly increasing possibilities for designers, and since headlights are such an important part of a car’s styling, we’re highlighting some well-executed examples in this post. In a recent Thread of ...

We Hear: Dodge Dart, Lincoln MKS, Cadillac XTS, Chevrolet Spark Not Recommended by Consumer Reports

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Consumer Reports got its hands on four of the newest offerings from Detroit’s Big Three automakers and came away unimpressed. After testing the 2013 Dodge Dart, 2013 Lincoln MKS, 2013 Cadillac XTS, and 2013 Chevrolet Spark, the shopping guide will not recommend any of the four cars. Consumer Reports admitted that the Dart had a lot of ...

Thread of the Day: Which New Cars Would Look Best with Lamborghini-Style Doors?

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Although most cars offer front-hinged doors that swing out horizontally, there are a few exotic and luxury cars that offer unique door opening mechanisms. For example, the DeLorean DMC-12 and Mercedes-Benz SLS both feature gull-wing doors, while older Lincoln Continentals and the Rolls-Royce Phantom offer rear-hinged suicide doors. But the most recognizable alternative door system ...