I needed a project for when I was overloaded on architecting Console OS. This was it.
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… […]
National car sales giant CarMax has a nifty transfer system that lets you take the car you want, from far far away, and toss it in your general direction. When I called to learn more about the process, my main concern was a car driven by a smoker. The car in particular I was looking […]
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 […]
It’s no secret that GM is using the Caprice PPV to gauge and leverage consumer interest in the car. Just like how interest in Pontiac rose at its demise, GM is proudly telling consumers “you can’t buy the new Caprice.” I have suspected from day one (literally), that GM plans to offer the Caprice within […]
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 […]
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 […]
GM Holden just received a cool $200 million to source other automakers, now that their capacity to sell the Pontiac G8 was undercut by the Auto Task Force. Granted, one of the first announcements out of the Saturn/Penske deal was that the Sky roadster was going to be cut from production immediately. But, we already […]