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Cadillac Needs To Stop Obsessing Over The Germans

It's been going on for nearly two decades now. Ever since the development of the original CTS sedan and the Sigma rear-wheel-drive architecture, Cadillac has been obsessed with emulating the Germans. Producing the pinnacle of sedans has proven three times over now to be Cadillac's downfall; the crux of their myopia. Before we take a look back, let's look at…

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Three Years Later: Chevrolet Volt Livin'

The first-generation Chevrolet Volt will always have a special place with me. In late 2010 it was the first media drive I ever attended. Here we are nearly seven years later and the car that served as a conduit to my automotive career path still plays a big role in my life. I've spent three years now driving a first-generation…

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It's Summertime, Here's Some Car Wash Tips

Aside from running five or more miles every evening, one of my avenues of stress relief is to hand-wash my vehicle. Over the years it has become a Sunday ritual when the erratic Kansas weather cooperates. Between the habitual nature of my car washing and the fact most of the vehicles I've owned have been black, I've learned a few…

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Why I Bought A Mercedes-AMG C43 Coupe

Had someone told me a year ago I’d be buying a Mercedes-Benz product, I would have just laughed. Despite what my General Motors-only vehicle history suggests, I’m not actually brand-loyal when it comes to vehicles. The GM thing stems largely from familiarity; buying GM became a routine. It also helped that each time I purchased one I generally made out…

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2017 New York Auto Show Preview

While it feels like it just started, the 2017 auto show season is nearly over already. Just ahead of Easter, the New York show always serves are the final hooray before the dead summer months. This year the industry appears to be going out with somewhat of a bang as the roster for this year's show is fairly decked. That…

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Buick Will Test GM's Product Discipline

Well, it's a done deal now. General Motors has offloaded Opel/Vauxhall to PSA Group. While the move make a lot of financial sense for GM, it has left one looming, unanswered question: what happens to Buick now? In recent years GM has intertwined Buick and Opel's product planning to create greater economic scale for both brands. The unofficial marriage of…

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Why Selling Opel Makes Sense For GM

Last week General Motors startled the industry by confirming the company is in talks with France’s PSA to potentially offload its Opel brand. The news comes as a bit of a surprise given the Detroit automaker is financially healthy and far beyond the point it once was when liquidating assets meant continued solvency. However, their apparent willingness to sell Opel…

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First Drive: 2017 GMC Sierra HD Denali

Telluride, CO- If the picturesque, adventurous ski town of Telluride had an official truck, it would be the GMC Sierra HD Denali. The immaculate old mining town is unintimidating in its beauty, but is laden with properties owned by some of the wealthiest individuals on the planet. Nestled at 9,000 feet above sea level with some killer slopes, it’s a…

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