Post Tagged with: "Chevrolet"

2011 Chevy Cruze: The Trade-Off Is Happiness [Review]

When I handed the keys back to the bewildered receptionist at the dealership, a girl barely out of high school and clearly not acquainted with press car handovers, I didn’t think much of the blasé mood that had blanketed my emotions since the moment I awoke.

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PSA: Bankrupt General Motors Still Makes Good Cars

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I figure that it’s about time for a little Public Service Annoucement, CarEnvy.ca-style. Your usual PSA tell you things like “don’t fly to Mexico” or “wash your hands”, but those have nothing to do with cars. This does.

So now that GM is finally, officially set to file for Chapter 11 bankrputcy protection in the US today, you’re probably wondering if your local dealership will still be open and if your warranty will be any good. Well I’m here to tell you that your warranty is still good and your dealership will still be open. Well, there’s only a 58% chance that your nearest Canadian GM dealer will still be open by the end of 2010, but today, it’s more like 95%.

Anyway, all those “facts” were about as interesting as Stephen Harper’s haircut, so let’s get back to the cars.

There are great deals to be had on GM products right now, so find your wallet and crack it open. After the jump is a list of the 5 best cars that GM makes today:

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So, When Does Canada Get The Volt, Eh?

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Despite GM’s cry for help, new innovated product from the General is still on track.

The Volt, touted as GM’s saviour, will not see the chopping block in GM’s restructuring plan and GM insists that it will not be delayed either. So, this begs the question, when can we try one out to see what all the fuss is about? 

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How Hard Can It Be? 1971 Chevrolet Vega

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Welcome to today’s installment of How Hard Can It Be, where we examine the cream of the derelict detritus crop unloved orphans that inevitably end up on the electronic chopping block Craigslist. For your consideration we offer a 1971 Chevrolet Vega.

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US Automakers Still Selling Well Someplace! (“Big Three” Have Hope In China)

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Recognize it? No? Are you sure? It’s pretty famous. And there are a lot of cars there, American and otherwise…in fact, so many that they outsold the US in vehicle sales for the first time ever last month. Give up? The photo’s taken from a busy intersection in Shanghai, and I’m betting that last sentence before “Give up?” probably twigged you to it, because there’s been lots of talk about this in normal news media lately.

There is, however, more to this story than meets the eye (isn’t there always?). Follow the jump for more.

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Death Watch: Cars We’ll Miss After 2009 (And some we won’t)

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It’s not easy being a car these days. No one wants to buy you. You haven’t been updated or refreshed in eons. Your manufacturer is scaling back your production. The laundry list goes on and on. But nothing, nothing is worse than getting the axe. This list is a compilation of cars that won’t be available after the 2009 production year. So get one while you can. 

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Caparo T1 Looks Over Shoulder, Sees Kiwi (Hulme Supercar)

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Supercars Ltd. of New Zealand introduced their new supercar in style this past weekend at the Taupo circuit in conjunction with the A1GP event. The Hulme CanAm was driven by racing legends Chris Amon and Stirling Moss on Friday January 23rd and was on display thoughout the weekend.

The Hulme CanAm is manufactured by Supercars Ltd. of Auckland and was designed with the assistance of Massey University engineering students under the guidance of Professor Tony Parker. Named in honour of Denny Hulme, the great New Zealander who won the World Championship for Brabham in 1967 and CanAm chamionships for McLaren in 1969 and 1970, this new supercar is an open topped, carbon-fibre machine designed for road and track use. But how does this Kiwi supercar stack up to the current reigning F1-car-for-the-road, the Caparo T1?

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Sexiness and Electric Power Converj (Cadillac Converj Concept)

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Just so we’re on the same page, that pun hurt me just as much as it hurt you. Unfortunately, in my attempt to bring you all the latest news from the Detroit Auto Show as quickly as possible, I don’t have the luxury of taking a whole afternoon to come up with a less obvious title. 

The vehicle you see above is really just a good-looking version of the Chevrolet Volt, called the Cadillac Converj. Heinous spelling aside, this vehicle is only a concept right now. If it were to make it to production, something we sincerely hope is possible, it would have the same powertrain as the Volt but with a more upscale interior and only two doors. This would hardly make the Converj the most sporting of Cadillacs but if you can be this green in a car this sexy, we’re not complaining. More pictures and details after the jump. 

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