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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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Opinion: GMC Should Bring Back Jimmy

It seems nostalgia is a thing right now in the SUV world. The Ford Explorer name is back, Jeep is bringing back the Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer nameplates and Ford has confirmed the return of the iconic Bronco. Consumers have a love affair with SUVs and automakers are pulling all the strings to attract buyers, including throwbacks of the past.…

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Diesel Differences: FCA Compared To Volkswagen

Earlier this week the EPA issued a notice of violation to Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) regarding the emission control system on their 3.0-liter diesel engine. At first glance the issue appears to mirror that of the diesel scandal that impacted Volkswagen, which is the event that led to the agency discovering the FCA issue. While the two do have some similarities,…

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