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  • Is The Dash On Your GM Truck Cracked? New Lawsuit News. 1 2 3 4 7

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    9/9/2015
    A newly filed lawsuit in Wisconsin says that GM knew it had a problem with cracking dashboards. ABC News has reported that the suit alleges GM tried to find a cause other than its manufacturing and materials to blame the problem on. GM is also not covering the repairs of trucks out of warranty since this is not a safety hazard. However, there are reports that GM dealerships are offering to pay half of the cost of repairs. We do not have that from GM directly.

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  • GM Trucks dominate new J.D. Power Dependability study

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    John Goreham

    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com

    2/19/2015

     

    GM Trucks top this year's J.D. Power Benchmark Dependability study for 2015. The GMC Sierra LD and Chevrolet Silverado LD finished one and two in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment. The Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD took first and second in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment. In the large SUV segment the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and the GMC Yukon all finished in the top three spots.

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  • Buick Avista or Lexus LC 500 - Your Choice?

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1/11/2016
    The two coolest cars form the Detroit Auto Show may well be the Buick Avista Concept and the 2017 Lexus LC 500. If the Avista becomes a production car, it will go head to head with the new Lexus luxury performance coupe. We'd like to know which would be your choice and why.

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  • Father

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    6/16/2015
    Father's Day is this Sunday June 21st. In case you are looking for some ideas for dad or granddad, we looked through our recent reviews for some gift ideas with a truck-related theme. The following are all items that were tested by GM-Trucks staff and reviewed here at the site:

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  • Consumer Reports does not like the Chevy Colorado 1 2 3 4

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7/15/2015
    In its recent review of the 2015 Chevy Colorado Consumer Reports said about the Colorado "We really, really want to like this truck. We just can’t." In the review, CR points out many positive aspects of the Colorado including:

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  • Is The Dash On Your GM Truck Cracked? New Lawsuit News. 1 2 3 4 7

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    9/9/2015
    A newly filed lawsuit in Wisconsin says that GM knew it had a problem with cracking dashboards. ABC News has reported that the suit alleges GM tried to find a cause other than its manufacturing and materials to blame the problem on. GM is also not covering the repairs of trucks out of warranty since this is not a safety hazard. However, there are reports that GM dealerships are offering to pay half of the cost of repairs. We do not have that from GM directly.

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  • GM Trucks dominate new J.D. Power Dependability study

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    John Goreham

    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com

    2/19/2015

     

    GM Trucks top this year's J.D. Power Benchmark Dependability study for 2015. The GMC Sierra LD and Chevrolet Silverado LD finished one and two in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment. The Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD took first and second in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment. In the large SUV segment the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and the GMC Yukon all finished in the top three spots.

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  • Buick Avista or Lexus LC 500 - Your Choice?

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1/11/2016
    The two coolest cars form the Detroit Auto Show may well be the Buick Avista Concept and the 2017 Lexus LC 500. If the Avista becomes a production car, it will go head to head with the new Lexus luxury performance coupe. We'd like to know which would be your choice and why.

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  • Father

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    6/16/2015
    Father's Day is this Sunday June 21st. In case you are looking for some ideas for dad or granddad, we looked through our recent reviews for some gift ideas with a truck-related theme. The following are all items that were tested by GM-Trucks staff and reviewed here at the site:

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  • Consumer Reports does not like the Chevy Colorado 1 2 3 4

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7/15/2015
    In its recent review of the 2015 Chevy Colorado Consumer Reports said about the Colorado "We really, really want to like this truck. We just can’t." In the review, CR points out many positive aspects of the Colorado including:

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  • Is The Dash On Your GM Truck Cracked? New Lawsuit News. 1 2 3 4 7

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    9/9/2015
    A newly filed lawsuit in Wisconsin says that GM knew it had a problem with cracking dashboards. ABC News has reported that the suit alleges GM tried to find a cause other than its manufacturing and materials to blame the problem on. GM is also not covering the repairs of trucks out of warranty since this is not a safety hazard. However, there are reports that GM dealerships are offering to pay half of the cost of repairs. We do not have that from GM directly.

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  • GM Trucks dominate new J.D. Power Dependability study

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    John Goreham

    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com

    2/19/2015

     

    GM Trucks top this year's J.D. Power Benchmark Dependability study for 2015. The GMC Sierra LD and Chevrolet Silverado LD finished one and two in the Large Light Duty Pickup segment. The Chevrolet Silverado HD and GMC Sierra HD took first and second in the Large Heavy Duty Pickup segment. In the large SUV segment the Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban, and the GMC Yukon all finished in the top three spots.

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  • Buick Avista or Lexus LC 500 - Your Choice?

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    1/11/2016
    The two coolest cars form the Detroit Auto Show may well be the Buick Avista Concept and the 2017 Lexus LC 500. If the Avista becomes a production car, it will go head to head with the new Lexus luxury performance coupe. We'd like to know which would be your choice and why.

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  • Father

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    6/16/2015
    Father's Day is this Sunday June 21st. In case you are looking for some ideas for dad or granddad, we looked through our recent reviews for some gift ideas with a truck-related theme. The following are all items that were tested by GM-Trucks staff and reviewed here at the site:

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  • Consumer Reports does not like the Chevy Colorado 1 2 3 4

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    7/15/2015
    In its recent review of the 2015 Chevy Colorado Consumer Reports said about the Colorado "We really, really want to like this truck. We just can’t." In the review, CR points out many positive aspects of the Colorado including:

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  1. A.R.E. Expands Lighting Options For Fleet and Comm. Owners

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/28/2016
    A.R.E, the leader in truck caps and tonneau covers (and friend to GM-Trucks.com), now offers an expanding selection of lighting options for both the interior and exterior of truck caps and tonneau covers. A.R.E.’s ultra-efficient LED options are rated for 100,000 hours, lasting more than twice as long as incandescent lighting.

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  2. Would you let an autonomous vehicle drive you? Take this MIT survey�

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    Zane Merva
    Executive Editor, GM-Trucks.com
    4/27/16

    In just a few weeks, Josh, John, and myself will attend a emerging technology conference at MIT by the New England Motor Press Association (of which all three of us are members).

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  3. Scary Ford Truck/SUV/Mustang Recall- Three Crashes So Far

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/27/2016

    Ford announced today that is recalling about 202,000 model year '11-'12 Ford F-150, and 2012 Ford Expedition, Ford Mustang and Lincoln Navigator vehicles because the transmission can suddenly downshift into first gear. Ford says in its recall announcement, "Depending on the speed of the vehicle at the time of the downshift, the driver could experience an abrupt speed reduction that could cause the rear tires to slide or lock up. This condition could result in loss of vehicle control, increasing the risk of a crash." This is not just a theory, Ford admits that it is aware of three accidents that have reportedly been caused by this malfunction.

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  4. GM Shuts Down 4 N. American Plants- Can't Get Japanese Parts

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/26/2016
    General Motors is shutting down four plants in North America. The U.S. plants in Spring Hill, Tenn, Lordstown, Ohio, and Fairfax, Kan., as well as the Oshawa Plant in Canada. The reason is that General Motors cannot get parts critical to the vehicles manufactured there because they are made in Japan. A series of earthquakes hit the Japanese island of Kyushu earlier this month. Many news outlets reported on the effect that the earthquake would have on Japanese manufacturers like Toyota and Nissan. Few pointed out that General Motors relies on parts from Japanese suppliers for its North American-built vehicles.

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  5. Truck Sales Have GM and Its Managers Rolling In Dough

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/25/2016
    Late last week General Motors fiscal quarter-end numbers were released, and the General is raking in the profits from expensive, high-end trucks. Even though unit sales have started to level off or decline in the U.S. and China, GM's two strongest markets for sales, the company doubled its profits compared to the same quarter last year. GM's $1.95 million in profits for the quarter set a company record. This according to the Wall St. Journal. The climb in profits is credited to selling a higher percentage of pricey trucks and full-size SUVs.

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  6. 2016 Silverado Rally - Thumbs Up or Down?

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    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/21/2016
    Chevy has updated the Silverado Rally for 2016. This year's big change is the stripe along the side. What do you think?

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  7. 50th Anniversary Camaro SS Will Pace Indy 500 1 2

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/19/2016
    The upcoming 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 will be led by a 2017 Camaro SS 50th Anniversary Edition pace car. This marks the ninth time a Camaro has paced the Indy 500. Four Abalone White 2017 Camaro SS vehicles will be on hand to support the race.

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  8. Cadillac XT5 Earns Spot Next to Lexus With New Rear View Mirror

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    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/18/2016
    Let's be completely honest. The 2017 Cadillac XT5 has the Lexus RX squarely in its sights. The outgoing SRX was no slouch and has basically become the Cadillac brand as the company's sedan sales go down the drain. The new XT5 has just earned a spot on the same awards list as the 2016 Lexus RX. WardsAuto named the new XT5 to the 2016 Wards 10 Best Interiors list because its interior rocks. More specifically, the new five-passenger crossover has "first-rate materials." That wasn't the real tipping point, though. Rather, it was the cool rear-view camera integrated into the XT5's mirror.

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  9. Who Needs Diesel? 2016 Cruze Gas Matches 2015 Diesel MPG

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/18/2016
    The latest press release from Chevy touts the 2016 Chevy Cruze's new 42 MPG EPA estimated highway mileage. Lost in that release by Chevy is the fact that the new 2016 Chevy Cruze Limited Eco's combined fuel efficiency is the same 33 MPG that the former diesel Cruze rated. Both the 42 MPG highway and 33 MPG combined numbers are impressive. The Cruze also uses regular unleaded fuel, which saves at the pump.

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  10. 1 Mil 14,15 Silverado/Sierras Recalled - Check if Yours Is On List

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/17/2016
    Using warranty data, General motors has determined that the driver's side seatbelt cable on the 2014 and 2015 Silverado and Sierra may fail. GM says, "...the flexible steel cable that connects the seat belt to the vehicle can fatigue and separate over time as a result of the driver repeatedly bending the cable when entering the seat."

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  11. Watch Insane Chevy-Powered Hennessey Break Bugatti Record

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/15/2016
    What has 1,451 hp, a top-speed record, and no roof? The Hennessey Venom GT Spyder. This March 25th, the Team at Hennessey set out to break the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport Vitesse's top speed in a convertible record. At the hands of Brian Smith, director of the Ford Performance Racing School, the Venom GT Spyder recorded a time of 265.6 MPH. The speed run was confirmed by independent speed testing firm Racelogic. The incredible test was conducted at Naval Air Station Lemoore and witnessed by Commander Darren Fouts, Air Operations.

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  12. What Is The Small Frontal Overlap Test & Why Should I Care?

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/13/2016
    Having covered Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS) crash tests and other safety ratings for many years, I was one of the skeptics who viewed the small frontal overlap test as nothing more than a way for the group to reset its crash tests after every automaker began to get Good Scores across the board on most tests. However, the data IIHS and other groups, such as Volvo, presented started to make me wonder if there was more to the situation. IIHS and others looked at frontal crashes closely and discovered that about a quarter of frontal crashes that involved serious injury or death were of the small frontal overlap type.

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  13. Watch Ram 1500 Fail Critical Crash Test

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/12/2016
    Our recent story listed the results of all full-size pickup trucks tested by the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety. We focused on the positive results in our main story, but Ram had a very bad day of testing. The small frontal overlap test simulates a pickup truck hitting a telephone pole with the front corner of the vehicle. Small economy cars like the Prius can ace this test. So too can cars in the mid-size class and all crossovers have models that can score "Good" on this test. In fact, it is difficult to find any car or crossover that does not score Good on this test. Watch the Ram results.

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  14. Silverado and Sierra Can’t Match F-150 Crash Test Result

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/12/2016
    The Insurance Institute For Highway Safety released the findings of large pickup truck crash testing today. The Ford F-150 was the only large truck to score “Good” on the important small frontal overlap test. This is the test that simulates hitting a telephone pole or tree with just the front corner of the truck. The Chevy Silverado scored only “Acceptable” in double cab trim, and “Marginal” in crew cab.

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  15. Meet GM's Global Design Chief Ed Welburn Before He Retires

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/11/2016
    General Motors has announced that design chief, Ed Welburn (left in above image), will retire July 1st after 44 years with GM. Welburn has been GM's design chief since 2005. Michael Simcoe has been selected to succeed Welburn. Simcoe is a 33-year veteran of GM and current vice president of GM International Design, based in Australia and Korea.

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  16. Thumbs Up or Down On Callaway Corvette AeroWagen? 1 2

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/8/2016
    This week, well after April Fools Day, Callaway launched its new C7 Corvette AeroWagen Package. The shooting brake design is a two-door station wagon conversion of a modern Corvette. Callaway will do the conversion for any C7 Corvette Stingray or ZO6. The car will remain a two-seat vehicle and no four-door is planned. Callaway says the body additions will all be supplied in raw carbon fiber, so added weight should not be an issue.

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  17. Buick, GMC, and Chevy Offer Military Appreciation Discount

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/6/2016
    Chevrolet, Buick and GMC will expand their military discount programs for all 21 million U.S. military veterans and their spouses through May 31st. GM didn't include Cadillac in its press announcement and the official GM logo does not include Caddy, so if that brand is of interest to you be sure to phone ahead and ask your local Cadillac dealer if they are participating.

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  18. Grab the First Corvette Grand Sport CE- Support a Good Cause

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/5/2016
    If you want to own the very first retail Corvette Grand Sport Collectors Edition you better act fast. Chevy is auctioning off the car this Friday at the Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach Florida auction. VIN 001 will cross the block at at 6 p.m. EDT. The lot number is 3003. If you do opt to bid on this very special Corvette, 100% of the coin you drop will go to support the Barbara Ann Kamanos Cancer Institute. GM is not just donating the car, the GM Foundation has also made a significant grant of $400,000 to also fund cancer research at Karmanos.

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  19. GM Sales Highlights For March 2016

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/4/2016
    General Motors continues to take market share in the retail sector. March was a continuation of most of the same trends we have seen so far. Crossovers and trucks up (or at full capacity) and most of GM's cars down - way down. The Malibu is the happy exception. We don't know how many were sold to fleets, but does that even matter? A sale is a sale. The Malibu is now selling at a 22K per month rate. It is up 37% for the year.

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  20. Tesla Model 3 - Why you should care even if EVs are not for you

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    John Goreham

     

    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    4/1/2016
    Last night Elon Musk revealed the all-new Tesla Model 3. If you are not a fan of compact/mid-size sedans and don't give a hoot about electric vehicles you still might want to check this car out. It is going to have an unexpected and profound impact on EV sales for the coming two years and, and, if its launch goes as planned it is going to end the sedan as we know it by 2020.

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  21. The GM Ignition Switch Trial Result Few Saw Coming

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    3/31/2016
    General Motors has made it two in a row now. Both of the first trials brought to court have resulted in wins for GM. In this most recent win for GM a jury decided for the automaker in a New York case involving a 2014 accident that injured two. The prior case was tossed by the judge after the party that brought the case was found to be lying (in the eyes of the court).

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  22. New IIHS Headlight Test May Shine Light On Sierra/Silverado 1 2

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    3/30/2016
    One of GM-Trucks.com's top news posts was "Are the Headlights In Your '14 or '15 Sierra?" That story did about twice as well with pageviews and comments as our typical well-read stories. Readers filled our pages with comments about dim headlights in GM trucks. Until now, there has been no objective third-party testing to help buyers to judge the effectiveness of headlights in the cars and trucks we buy. That is changing. Today, the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety (IIHS) released its first-ever ratings for headlights. The Institute has a new Vehicle Test Center with an indoor test track ideal for conducting such tests. The tests are not subjective either. IIHS uses sensors that read the amount of visible light from both high and low beams in a variety of driving scenarios. The group gives extra credit for adaptive headlights (that swing side to side) and auto-high-beams, but only if those systems actually work well. The group also takes points away if a vehicle's headlights blind on-coming drivers in low-beam mode.

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  23. Compacts and SUVs Highlight 2016 New York International Auto Show

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    George Kennedy
    Contributor, GM-Trucks.com
    3/28/16

    The New York International Auto Show plays a unique role in the auto show circuit. When compared to Geneva or Detroit auto shows, NYIAS is not as large and doesnt always have the big-ticket debuts. But for the American market, it is the last major auto show before the 2017 model year vehicles arrive in large numbers, and so it is the last show for automakers to finalize their lineups for the upcoming year. With that in mind, NYIAS is one of the most important shows of the year.

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  24. Chevy LT1 Crate Engine Video & $500 Rebate Tempt Buyers

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    3/28/2016
    Do you have a project car that needs an engine? If so, Chevrolet would like to tempt you with an LT1 crate engine like that in the Corvette Stingray.

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  25. 2017 Chevy Trailblazer vs. Colorado Xtreme - Pick One

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    John Goreham
    Contributing Writer, GM-Trucks.com
    3/24/2016
    Chevrolet Sales Thailand has what you want. At the 37th Bangkok International Motor Show GM's Thai division showed of an Xtreme Colorado that seems to be what many of our fans here in the U.S. have been clamoring for. Something to go head to head with Toyota's Tacoma TRD Pro.

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