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http://bortzautocollection.com/When you research the history of the cars you love, you invariably unearth the names of important pioneers who helped push the industry forward. The names of certain brands that we have all come to know as household names were actually the names of the founders of the companies. These would include Ford, Oldsmobile, Buick, and many others.
A new study conducted by Safe Kids Worldwide and funded by the General Motors Foundation was released last week which revealed some disturbing trends concerning teens and driving. They aren't really surprising though and with a little parental guidance the problems could be nearly eliminated.
I spent two years in a small town in Germany in the mid-80s and I learned a few things. For example, when you order French fries they come with mayonnaise, not ketchup. Eventually I found out that German cooks are offended if you ask for ketchup for anything. They believe this condiment covers up rather than enhancing the flavor of food, and a diner who asks for it is telling the host that their food tastes bad.
General Motors is paying out beaucoup dollars every day in connection with the ignition switch recall fiasco. The company was given a deadline of April 3rd to produce documentation explaining when they knew about the defect and why they took so long to report it to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Last week the internal investigation, which was lead by former US Attorney Anton Valukas, finally produced the documentation, which was handed over to the NHTSA for their perusal; it was also made available to the general public. The report specifies where the manufacturer went wrong and blames the late recall on incompetence and complacency. That’s a fancy way of saying that the people who should have caught the faulty ignition switch either didn’t notice or didn’t care.
Please find a seat and pay attention. We need to talk.
Apparently we, as a population, have forgotten some basic rules of the road and need to be reminded of the proper way to turn out into traffic.
When you are cruising down the road, you invariably see some cool classic cars, and if you are anything like me you may feel the urge. It sure would be nice to have some options when you have a Saturday off and you want to go for a cruise.
This is natural, but then the doubts start to creep in. You come up with various reasons you shouldn't take the plunge. You may decide it is an extravagance, and you already have transportation. The money can be better spent elsewhere, yada, yada, yada.
It's easy to tell yourself why you shouldn't have something that you want. In this post, we will look at the other side of the equation.
Big Daddy GM is bringing quite a few of its children back to the stable this month. Basically just about every crossover GM has manufactured over the last few years is coming back ... Okay well, maybe not all of them, but enough to be embarrassing. It seems that the steel cable connecting the seat belts to the outboard seating positions was not created to stand the test of time and may fail long before the cars will. Obviously if the seat belt fails, it could cause significant injuries and possibly death to driver and passengers alike. So what cars are coming back? Saturn Outlook models built between April 14, 2008 and March 18, 2010, GMC Acadia models built between April 9, 2008 and May 14, 2014, Chevrolet Traverse models built between April 14, 2008 and May 14, 2014 and Buick Enclave models built between ... You guessed it, April 14, 2008 and May 14, 2014. Sound like a lot of models? Well, it is: Totaling 1,339,355 models in all. GM has not announced when they will begin contacting owners, but once the recall begins, they will inspect and repair the seat belt flaws for free. Read on for the full report ...
Posted In: Recalls, Safety
Tags: Safety, recalls, gm, General Motors, Buick Enclave, Chevy Traverse
Honda launched the 2015 Pilot earlier this month, and the eight-person sports utility vehicle gets a new "Special Edition" trim. While it's not the type of special edition car that we're used to, the fifth Pilot trim option does offer a few added features and enhancements.
For years, we were all so fixated on rising gas prices. From checking the news daily to see what we can expect when we left the house, to hanging on to every word made by forecasters on the issues, Americans were once downright obsessed with gas prices. Now, we’re taking the issue with stride—we’re pretty desensitized and accepting of the situation. So, what does this mean for the hybrid market?