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Deep Discounts Make it Cheaper to Pick Up a New Truck

If you've been meaning to buy a new car or truck from General Motors, your procrastination may pay off – big time. The Wall Street Journal reports, "General Motors Co. Friday began doubling cash incentives and sweetening lease terms on some vehicles to reduce a growing inventory of unsold cars and pickup trucks." The deals apply to the Chevrolet Malibu, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet Traverse, Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. Automotive News says that the program "gives dealers the option to ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, car deals, GM, cash back deals, purchase deals

Increasing Number of Car Shoppers Buying American

More car shoppers are buying or are more strongly considering buying American brand cars, according to the 2012 J.D. Power and Associates Avoider Study. This study “examines the reasons consumers fail to consider—or avoid—particular models when shopping for a new vehicle,” according to J.D. Power. The study finds that “the percentage of buyers who avoided import models because of their origin has increased to 14 percent in 2012—the highest level since the inception of the ... continue reading»

Tags: Analysis, Sales Trends, BMW, Ford, Honda, Mercedes Benz, Toyota, Volkswagen, GM

Chevrolet Celebrates 100th Birthday by Selling 1 Millionth Cruze

Chevrolet is celebrating its 100th birthday this month. One of the highlights of the centennial celebration is hitting the 1 million global sales mark with its popular affordable small car, the Chevrolet Cruze. The Cruze “is the fourth best-selling nameplate in its segment and the seventh best-selling nameplate overall,” Chevy says in a statement. The Cruze is sold in many global markets besides the U.S., including China, Russia, Canada, Spain and India. The Detroit Free Press says the Cruze ... continue reading»

Tags: Chevrolet Cobalt, Chevrolet Cruze, Chevrolet, Affordable Small Cars, Model News, GM

GM Wants to Preserve Your Hairdo

Headrests are notorious for recreating bed-hair and for messing up a perfectly-sculpted bun. GM has tackled that issue, and says that the new 2012 Buick Verano helps “protect hair-dos from head rest interference.” To create these hairdo-protecting headrests, GM says its engineers made sure “seat head rests are positioned to accommodate ponytails and other up do’s without compromising the occupants’ postural comfort.” Inside Line says this is one of the most unique claims they’ve heard and says, “The ... continue reading»

Tags: News, Buick Verano, GM

GM Owners Can Rent Out Their Vehicles to Other Drivers

If you’re looking to earn some cash and have a car you don’t drive very often, General Motors has a new program to help you make some extra money. Through GM’s OnStar system and RelayRides, a company that provides a private-party car sharing marketplace, owners can rent out their vehicles to people who need a temporary car. GM vehicle owners can register their car online, along with available dates, their location and the rate they decide to ... continue reading»

Tags: News, GM, car sharing, car renting

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