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  • Watch As Cadillac CTS-V Destroys Lexus GS-F - Except One Thing...
    Jul 20 2016 10:38 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-20-2016

    The guys at Motor Trend know how to skewer a Lexus.  It has become an art form for the witty folks there who say stuff like the "Cadillac has more torques" than the Lexus in-between making fun of the GS-F's looks.  In fairness to the Lexus, the Motor Trend duo compare the Lexus GS-F's steering to a Ferrari's and like the ride better.

     

    Other than one other thing, they pretty much pound on the Lexus and hold up the Cadillac as the much better car (it is also $10K more expensive, but who cares?  These are halo cars.).

     

    Watch the video.  You'll love it.  Not to spoil the fun in any way, but see if you notice...
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  • Clint Eastwood and the GMC Typhoon: An Unexpected Die-Hard
    Jul 18 2016 08:31 AM

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    (photo courtesy paratic.com)

     

    George Kennedy

    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com

    7/18/2016

     

    When you think of celebrity cars, a number of high-end vehicles come to mind. Be it a Lamborghini pulling up to the red carpet or a millionaire’s grocery getter like the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen, there is a certain type of vehicle (and associated price point) that goes with the world’s most famous actors, athletes, and celebrities. 
     
    But Clint Eastwood is different from your typical celebrity. Famous for playing hard-nosed characters like Dirty Harry and The Man with No Name, Eastwood owns that persona off the big screen as well. While other stars opt for Lambos and Land Rovers, he opts for a certai...
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  • 2017 GMC Acadia is smaller, smarter & even more professional
    Jul 14 2016 10:12 AM
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    George Kennedy
    Contributor, GM-Trucks.com
    7/14/2016
     
    It seems like everything is going “biggie-biggie” these days. From Big Box Stores to massive iced coffees, everything has to get bigger to match our tastes. Cars, trucks, and SUVs are no different, with models growing every time they are redesigned. We automotive experts call this “generation bloat,” and it seems like it is inevitable when a new vehicle comes out. But GMC did the unthinkable when it redesigned the new 2017 Acadia SUV, and actually made it smaller.
     
    The second generation of GMC’s full-size (available) three-row crossover is 7 inches shorter, 3.5-inches narrower, and has a 6-inch shorter wheelbase. GM says this new footprint, which is based on the C1XX platform...
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  • GM Loses Bankruptcy Shield - Could Mean Billions In Liability Payments
    Jul 14 2016 09:16 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-14-2016

    Late yesterday came word that a new court decision has overturned GM's bankruptcy shield.  In a nutshell, this was GM's get of out jail free card for the biggest fines and penalties the company could suffer as a result of the ignition switch debacle.  GM had previously succeeded in convincing lower courts that its move through bankruptcy in 2008-2009 meant that the "New GM" would not be responsible for deaths and problems that occurred prior to its restructuring.  A higher court has now ruled against that, basically saying (in our words) "You dudes lied to the court when you failed to disclose that you knew about this issue prior to the restructuring, so buckle up and get out your wallets."

     

    GM's restructuring was unusual in one other key way besides its absolution from liability....
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  • Camaro SS vs. Colorado Diesel - What's Your pick? - What MVP Chose
    Jul 13 2016 08:29 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-13-2016

    After last night's baseball all-star extravaganza, the 2016 Ted Williams All-Star Game Most Valuable Player, Eric Hosmer, was given a choice; A 50th Anniversary Edition Camaro SS or Colorado Diesel Midnight Edition.  What would you have picked?

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    Hosmer took home the Midnig...
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  • Will GM's V8 1500 Trucks Match the Torque of Ford's New V6 Eco
    Jul 11 2016 03:26 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7-11-2016

     

    Ford announced in a press release this week that its V6 EcoBoost engine for 2017 in the F-150 will generate 470 ft-lb of torque.  Jumping 50 lb-ft for the new model year, that number could make the Ford F-150 the truck with the most torque in the 1500 segment.  GM's 6.2-liter V8 presently produces 460 lb-ft.  That 10-ft-lb torque spread is no accident.  The 2016 Ram EcoDiesel 3.0-liter V6 generates 420 ft-lb of torque and its 5.7-liter "HEMI" V8 makes 410 ft-lb.

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  • GM's Surprising Results on J.D. Power Initial Quality Study
    Jul 11 2016 08:22 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7/11-16

    Chevrolet, GMC and Buick did very well this year in the 2016 J.D. Power & Associates Initial Quality Study (IQS). Cadillac, on the other hand, did not have a single vehicle that was first in its segments, nor did any Cadillac vehicles appear in second or third place.  The IQS is a comprehensive owner survey that asks owners to report their experiences after 90 days of ownership.

     

    Chevy did best for GM.  The Silverado, Equinox, Spark, and Tahoe led their categories.  GMC's  Terrain had a first place tie with the Equinox in the important compact crossover segment, meaning GM had the top two compact crossovers.  This is the largest non-truck auto category now, so this is perhaps GM's biggest quality win in a long time.  The Canyon, along with Colorado, were second in the midsize...
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  • GM's 2016 Vehicle Satisfaction Awards Jive With Its Focus
    Jul 07 2016 05:00 PM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7/7/2016

    Let's be a little cynical for a moment.  In your head imagine what vehicles you think GM tries the hardest on.  We'll wait just a bit.  OK.  Is the list you came up with:

    Corvette, Camaro, Sierra 1500, Sierra 2500, Escalade/Suburban and Acadia?  If so, you nailed it.  These vehicles all topped AutoPacifica's 2016 Satisfaction awards in 2016.  


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  • Why Not One GM Truck Makes This "Made In America List"
    Jul 06 2016 09:41 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7/5/2016

    Cars.com publishes an annual list of the most made in America vehicles.  It always makes for easy reporting because the "American" automakers are typically not at the top of the list.  "Man Bites Dog" stories being of interest to many.  What struck this GM-Trucks.com fan is that not a single GM Truck makes the list of 8 "US Made" vehicles on Cars.com's list.  Why?

     

    The reason, as Cars.com explains it, is that to earn that title a vehicle must rise above a "75-percent eligibility threshold for domestic-parts content."  In other words, even if the vehicle is banged together in Arlington Texas, or Wentzville,  Missouri, it does not necessarily mean it is "American Made."

     

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  • If Chevy Cut WiFi Costs In Half Would You Use It?
    Jul 05 2016 09:48 AM

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7/5/2016

    Well, if you answered "Yes!" now is your chance.  Chevrolet just announced that it will cut its costly data plans in half.  Although Chevy's press announcement puts a positive spin on the subject, about half of owners in some models are not using it - at all.  The top vehicle for data usage is the Suburban with 60% usage by owners.  Here is the new data plan price breakdown:

     


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