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Recalled: 250,000 Chevy Trailblazer, GMC Envoy, Buick Rainier, and Saab 9-7X SUVs

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General Motors is recalling nearly 250,000 midsize SUVs from five brands – 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazers, GMC Envoys, Buick Rainiers, Isuzu Ascenders, and Saab 9-7Xs are all affected. Also, BMW will recall about 600 coupes and sedans while Suzuki will recall about 100,000 Forenza and Reno vehicles, all for possible electrical short circuits. 2006-2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, GMC ...

Thread of the Day: Should GM Make More Niche Vehicles Like the Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon?

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We had loads of fun with our long-term Cadillac CTS-V Sport Wagon, which took us on an epic beer run through the midwest and even lapped the Nürburgring during its tenure in our fleet. It was both a unicorn for its scarcity, and a sleeper thanks to the brutal horsepower hidden beneath its unassuming wagon ...

GM’s June Sales Drop 6.4 Percent, Cadillac Jumps 20.7 Percent

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General Motors is happy with this month’s flat sales numbers – the company’s overall sales were down just six percent. The drop is attributed to 41 percent less sales to fleet companies than last year, meaning that more of the 201,237 vehicles sold went to more consumers than before. It may be a decrease of ...

Report: Auto Industry Bailout Could Cost $3.4 Billion More Than Last Estimate

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The U.S. Treasury Department’s estimated cost to taxpayers of the 2009 auto industry bailout has just taken a $3.4 billion jump. While the $21.7 billion estimate at the end of May was lower than the earlier $23.8 billion figure, now the treasury department told congress it expects to lose $25.1 billion – up $3.4 billion ...

Chevrolet Sonic, Buick Verano Production Idled This Week to Reduce Inventory

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In the face of building inventories of unsold vehicles, General Motors temporarily idled production of the Chevrolet Sonic and Buick Verano this week. According to a GM representative, the automaker halted its Lake Orion, Michigan, plant because “we build to demand.” GM is struggling with high inventories of unsold cars across its lineup, despite continuing strong ...

GM 2012 Sales: Chevrolet Silverado, Volt End Strong – GM Sells One Million 30-MPG Cars

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General Motors reported that it sold just shy of 2.6 million vehicles in 2012, beating its 2011 total volume by 3.7 percent. The automaker finished the year by posting a December 2012 sales gain of 4.9 percent, pushing the automaker to its strongest December sales tally since 2007. GM also noted that it sold one million ...

Thread of the Day: Name Your Favorite 1980s Rear-Drive Performance Car

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The 1980s served as a transitional period for the automotive industry. Consumers were still recovering from the gas crisis of the previous decade and automakers were experimenting with new technologies to boost performance and improve fuel economy. Performance cars of the 1980s may not be looked at with the same fondness of the muscle cars ...