November 28, 2014

  • Complain loudly enough online about quality problems in your General Motors vehicle, and it might be noted by the automaker. Or you might get a call from CEO Mary Barra for feedback on the company. The strategy is part of a new initiative from the automaker to be more proactive about fixing small issues before they grow into a year like 2014, with over 26-million recalled autos from GM in the US. The company is trying to reverse a culture without a priority on reporting flaws with vehicles. "...

November 5, 2014

  • from Autocar

    No amount of pre-launch market research can prevent manufacturers from dropping the odd clanger when it comes to producing cars Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. On paper, and even in the metal, a new car may look very tasty indeed. However, if the customers don’t agree then suddenly a showroom will be full of embarrassing monuments. Here are five of my favourites.Renault Avantime A luxury coupé/MPV/whatever was killed off early in 2003 after less than a year on sale. Hats off...

November 4, 2014

  • from Autocar

    No amount of pre-launch market research can prevent manufacturers from dropping the odd clanger when it comes to producing cars Sometimes things don’t go according to plan. On paper, and even in the metal, a new car may look very tasty indeed. However, if the customers don’t agree then suddenly a showroom will be full of embarrassing monuments. Here are five of my favourites.Renault Avantime A luxury coupé/MPV/whatever was killed off early in 2003 after less than a year on sale. Hats off...

October 28, 2014

  • from Autocar

    How do electronically controlled 'MagneRide' dampers work, and what are the benefits? Jesse Cross investigates MagneRide is not a name most drivers will be familiar with, but it’s a technology many will use daily. It's a semi-active suspension damping system that was first introduced in 2002 on the Cadillac Seville STS. These days it’s fitted to a wide range of cars, from the Lamborghini Huracánto the Audi S3, and the Ferrari F12 to the Vauxhall VXR8 GTS.Its use is growing in the premium...

October 6, 2014

October 5, 2014

  • Following a stop-delivery order for its new midsize trucks and a rash of recent recalls, General Motors is issuing three more campaigns covering 60,575 vehicles in North America with 57,182 of them in the US. As of October 1, the automaker has issued a total of 74 recalls (see the ridiculously long chart to the right) this year covering 26,495,070 units in the US. The largest campaign covers 46,873 examples in the US of the 2008-2009 Pontiac G8 and 2011-2013 Chevrolet Caprice Police Patrol...

September 23, 2014

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March 31, 2014

  • from Auto123

    Every year, and for the last 10 years or so, I've made my way to the Canadian International Auto Show in my tester car of the week. This year was no different. I typically try and get something that fits as many of the “road trip” criteria as possible. In other words, the car has to be fast, quiet, comfortable, decently economical and (at this particular time of the year) sport AWD. Enter Cadillac's flagship XTS sedan. The 2014 XTS4 Vsport Platinum is at the absolute peak of...
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