2016 Chevy Camaro A Runner-Up For Detroit Free Press Car Of The Year

It’s fair to say General Motors and, specifically, Chevrolet had a very good 2015. As we begin 2016, Chevrolet was bestowed yet another award.

The 2016 Chevrolet Malibu was awarded The Detroit Free Press Car Of The Year title, and was noted as a return to midsize car greatness after a generation of ho-hum legroom and a half-baked package.

But, another bowtie-branded vehicle was close to clinching the award, too. The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro was heralded as a jack-of-all-trades sports coupe with innovative new features, excellent engine offerings and a sublime chassis thanks to the Alpha platform.

Following closely behind the 2016 Malibu, and beating out the 2016 Camaro, however, was the all-new 2016 Honda Civic. But, in the end, the 2016 Malibu did a little bit more to impress the judges over the Civic.

But, hey, two-out-of-three ain’t bad.

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2016/01/2016-chevy-camaro-a-runner-up-for-detroit-free-press-car-of-the-year/

2014 Buick LaCrosse

The Buick LaCrosse received a number of updates for the 2014 model year. The 2014 LaCrosse evolves the original design of the mid- to full-size sedan and delivers marked improvements in all areas of the vehicle, including new interior and exterior design cues, advanced safety technologies and enhanced in-vehicle connectivity.

Worldwide, Buick LaCrosse sales have surpassed 500,000 units since its 2009 introduction, while sales in the U.S. topped 57,000 in 2012, making it more popular than many other luxury sedans in its class, including the Lexus ES, Acura TL, and Lincoln MKS.

The 2014 LaCrosse made its public debut at the 2013 New York International Auto Show, and goes on sale summer 2013.

2014 Buick LaCrosse Vehicle Architecture

Given that the 2014 LaCrosse is a mid-cycle refresh, the sedan continues to ride on an extended version of GM’s global Epsilon vehicle architecture most directly shared with the 2013 Cadillac XTS and 2014

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For Sale Is A Fantastic 9690-Mile 1967 Buick GS400: eBay Find

The Skylark Gran Sport came into the scene in 1965 as Buick‘s answer to the Pontiac GTO, but it was saddled with the “Nailhead” 401 that paled in comparison to Pontiac’s 389. Whereas the base motor for the Goat was 335 horsepower (with 360 optional), Buick made do with 325 horsepower. And while the big Buicks had an available 425 (even with dual quads), an edict at General Motors said that the Skylark couldn’t use that engine. It wasn’t until 1967 that Buick fielded a competitive motor for its rechristened GS400. This one on eBay may be the nicest there is.

The brand-new 400ci V-8 for the GS400 was rated at 340 horsepower – still lower than some other brands, but on the street, the GS400 was competitive. Sitting on top of the 400 was what Buick fans now call the “Star Wars” air cleaner. Made of red plastic, it may be

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/2014/07/9690-mile-1967-buick-gs400-ebay-find/

2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500HD

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Chevrolet has announced that the 2017 Silverado 2500HD features a new air intake system that drives cool, dry air into the engine for sustained performance and cooler engine temperatures during difficult driving conditions. The patented intake system underwent extensive testing based on the most challenging real-world driving conditions to ensure competence and performance no matter the weather.

Hood Scoop

The new air intake system is marked by a dramatic hood scoop. Essentially an inlet at the front of the hood, the scoop provides 60 percent of the air to the Duramax diesel engine.

Cooler Air

The air provided to the engine is very close to the outside ambient temperature and much cooler than the air under the hood. Cooler air helps the engine run better under load, especially in conditions where engine and transmission temperatures can rise quickly. Running cooler allows the Duramax diesel to maintain full

... read more at: http://gmauthority.com/blog/gm/chevrolet/silverado/2017-silverado/2017-silverado-hd/2017-silverado-2500hd/

In Oregon auto fraud case, 1 car with 3 owners

CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) – Kristin Ellenson loves everything about her 2012 Cadillac SRX, from the satiny silver paint job and sporty styling to the leather upholstery and wood-trimmed interior.

“The heated steering wheel,” she confides, “is awesome!”

She and her husband, Jim, bought the luxury sport-utility vehicle used from Jones 5 Auto Sales in November 2015, but within a week of bringing it home they realized they had a big problem: The Corvallis car dealership had shut down amid a criminal investigation, owner Shannon Jones had dropped out of sight, and dozens of people were coming forward claiming they had been ripped off.

The couple soon learned that the victims included two men who claimed to be the rightful owners of their Cadillac SRX – and that’s when they really started to worry.

“We have the car, but we don’t have the title,” Jim Ellenson remembers thinking. “All of a sudden it’s like, what

... read more at: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/mar/19/in-oregon-auto-fraud-case-1-car-with-3-owners/

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class Recalled Due To Faulty Airbag Sensor

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2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

2013 Mercedes-Benz SL-Class

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Mercedes-Benz has issued a recall on certain versions of its SL-Class because of a faulty sensor that determines whether the passenger side airbag deploys. The recall affects SL550, SL63 AMG and SL65 AMG models from the 2013 model year, but only those manufactured

... read more at: http://www.motorauthority.com/news/1089066_2013-mercedes-benz-sl-class-recalled-due-to-faulty-airbag-sensor

The quick and the dead: 10 cars that were (sometimes mercifully) axed fast

2005 GMC Envoy XUV SLE

2005 GMC Envoy XUV SLE

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Bad ideas aren’t exclusive to the car business–but sometimes, they get mass-produced there.

Not all of the cars on this list are bad, but they sure were short-lived. Maybe it was timing. Or maybe they really deserved it, you make the call.

Here’s a concise compendium of cars that lasted just a year or two–or less–on the market.

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1956 Dodge LaFemme

1956 Dodge LaFemme

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Dodge LaFemme (1956)

Dodge’s ill-fated attempt at swooning the li’l ladies of the house reeked of a few “tee many martoonis” during the all-male lunch hour. Dodge execs

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