I’ve talked to multiple colleagues in the car industry that weren’t aware that Chrysler had resumed offering lifetime bumper-to-bumper warranty extensions… I’ll pick apart the option.
I’ve gotten a lot of traffic by talking about the ins, and outs of extended vehicle warranties. Pretty much the only extended warranties I endorse at this point, are first-party warranties. In this economy, there is just too much uncertainty with third-party providers. I don’t care about the credit ratings or reliability-ratings of an underwriter… […]
I’ve heard about a dozen times on talk radio that the Chevy Volt is “$10,000 more than the Leaf, which goes 125 miles… while the Volt only goes 40 miles.” And, every time, I want to pull my hair out. Worse, I know one of two of these talk radio hosts is doing it on […]
Over the past couple of years, I’ve taken quite a liking to the Zeta platform at General Motors. Designed mostly by Holden in Australia, it’s an amazing rear-wheel drive platform. In America, we know it as the Pontiac G8, and more recently re-tooled for the Chevy Camaro. After the Pontiac division was deactivated, many thought […]
I’ve seen at least a dozen companies within the past month lock down their Facebook walls. As if Facebook didn’t need any more issues, after their latest privacy meltdown… here comes something else. In case you were living under a rock, Facebook decided to capitalize on everyone’s profile on search engines. They did so by […]
Pontiac and the IIHS haven’t exactly gotten along very well over the years. Not only has IIHS been a bit unwilling to review Pontiac exclusives like the Solstice, but they’ve also held out on the exclusive-to-America G8. Well, after doing some digging, we have some results. The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety posted rear crash […]
Chevrolet confirmed to me today that the Volt will always be able to charge, even if your local utility company doesn’t want it to. Smart Charging is a hotly debated topic today. Many believe it is necessary to help keep power grids online, faced with ever-increasing demand. Opponents feel that it adds an additional layer […]
Apparently GM Holden gets to rebadge while Americans don’t. The car maker is poised to begin selling the Pontiac G8… in Australia. The Pontiac G8 saga really couldn’t get any weirder at this point. The G8 is based on the Commodore VE, which is sold in Australia. Now, Holden will be selling the G8 in […]