What's Creepier, New Chevy Volt Ads, Or John Carpenter's Christine?

What's Creepier, New Chevy Volt Ads, Or John Carpenter's Christine?

At first I thought it was a horror movie trailer coming out of the dashboard radio. There is a wall of droning sound, then an intense voice overlays with, “Listen. Hear that? That’s the sound of the status quo crumbling.” I wondered what new machete-wielding maniac would be gracing the theaters this summer, until I realized that his name was Chevy Volt. What? That’s your electric car ad? Why does it sound so much like the trailer for the 1983 cult classic Christine in which an otherworldly-possessed car goes on a murderous rampage? [More]

Consumer Reports Tries Out Chevy Volt, Enjoys Driving It

Consumer Reports Tries Out Chevy Volt, Enjoys Driving It

Yes, Virginia, there is an electric car. Sibling Consumer Reports got their hands on a pre-production model of the Chevy Volt, a new plug-in electric car hitting the asphalt this fall. It has a range of 40 miles on just electric. After the battery is depleted, the gas engine kicks in, extending the total range to 300 miles. Yep, you can plug it in to a standard outlet. But how’s the ride? [More]

GM To Employees: It's 'Chevrolet,' Not 'Chevy'

GM To Employees: It's 'Chevrolet,' Not 'Chevy'

Apparently, when General Motors isn’t busy destroying documents, they’re apparently not taking the time to improve their vehicles. Instead, they’re fretting over whether people refer to their most popular brand as “Chevrolet” or “Chevy.” [More]

Some Ford Cars Are Reliable, Actually Worth Buying

Some Ford Cars Are Reliable, Actually Worth Buying

Several Ford cars are among the world’s most reliable vehicles, according to the latest annual car reliability survey from Consumer Reports.

Crash Test Wars: 1959 Chevy Bel Air VS 2009 Chevy Malibu

Crash Test Wars: 1959 Chevy Bel Air VS 2009 Chevy Malibu

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) celebrated its 50th anniversary the same way we all celebrate our major milestones: by smashing up a classic car and putting footage of it on the Internet.

Enterprise Removed Air Bags From Cars, Sold Cars, Forgot To Tell Customers

Enterprise Removed Air Bags From Cars, Sold Cars, Forgot To Tell Customers

New safety innovations for automobiles can be impressive. Side-curtain airbags are a great development for protecting people in a side-impact crash, and are standard on many models, including the Chevrolet Impala. Unless you’re driving an Impala in the Enterprise Rent-A-Car fleet, in which case the airbags were never installed in order to save Enterprise $175 per car. This wasn’t really a problem until Enterprise went to sell their used Impalas, and sort of forgot to tell people that the airbags had been removed.

GM Salvages The Pontiac G8 From The Bankruptcy Junkyard

GM Salvages The Pontiac G8 From The Bankruptcy Junkyard

The Pontiac G8, from what we can tell, is considered the only Pontiac worth saving — and so it has been saved. It’ll now be known as the Chevrolet Caprice, according to USAToday.

Sorry, GM's Lots Are Too Full To Take Your Lease Back

Sorry, GM's Lots Are Too Full To Take Your Lease Back

Nearing the end of his lease on a Chevy Equinox, Tom wanted to turn the vehicle in before he used up his allotted miles, and drop it from his insurance as soon as he could. The dealership he leased it from, their lot clogged with cars and trucks that nobody particularly wants to buy, wasn’t really keen to take it back. So Tom got creative.

Vincent To Get Car He Wants

Vincent To Get Car He Wants

Yesterday we brought you the story of Vincent who got “gold misted” at a Chevy dealership. After his story went up he learned that his brother-in-law’s cousin works at a Chevy dealership and will get him the car he wanted. “Life is good :-)” announced Vincent.

Chevy Takes Time Away From Failing To Try To Rip Off Customer

Chevy Takes Time Away From Failing To Try To Rip Off Customer

UPDATE: Vincent To Get Car He Wants

Your Car Is Used. Should GM Still Be Responsible For A Mistake It Made In The Factory?

Your Car Is Used. Should GM Still Be Responsible For A Mistake It Made In The Factory?

At what point is an auto manufacturer freed from all responsibility for the car it makes and sells? Griffin says it’s almost certain that the incorrect body control module (BCM) was inserted at the factory, and that GM’s mistake cost him $459 to fix. GM says the former owner (Griffin’s friend) must have swapped out BCMs and therefore it’s “out of our control,” but Griffin argues that’s pretty much impossible.

GM Recalls Nearly 1 Million Vehicles With Defective Windshield Wiper Systems

GM Recalls Nearly 1 Million Vehicles With Defective Windshield Wiper Systems

Can your late-model GM vehicle melt snow and ice with a blast of heated windshield wiper fluid? It might be one of 944,000 vehicles with a faulty heating system that can cause odors, smoke, or even a surprise car fire.

Man Turns Chevy Trailblazer Into Giant Cellphone

Man Turns Chevy Trailblazer Into Giant Cellphone

Wayne shares a cool Chevy/On-Star/Verizon billing hack that reduces his monthly bills:

I just bought a new Chevy Trailblazer which came equipped with On-Star and hands-free phone service. The hands-free service was provided through a pre-paid plan with Verizon Wireless. I called Verizon and they actually put my Chevy onto my already existing Family Plan for $9.99 a month. Now, my car is a giant cell phone with all the same calling features of a regular phone ( Verizon to Verizon for free, free evenings and weekends, etc… ).

Sweet deal, no doubt it would work for any other car prequipped with On-Star. Anyone else hack their car’s hands-free service in a similar way?

Dealership Disappeared, Can I Return My Truck To Chevrolet?

Dealership Disappeared, Can I Return My Truck To Chevrolet?

Terry would like to return his new 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche with only 70 miles on it. The only problem is that when he drove it back to the dealership, they found an empty lot. The dealership had gone out of business.

Dealership Wrecks Customer’s Corvette, Won’t Compensate Him

Dealership Wrecks Customer’s Corvette, Won’t Compensate Him

Poor Mr.Williams. He brought his 2005 Corvette into San Rafael Chevrolet to have a bad antenna and a jammed trunk fixed, and instead he got a wrecked ‘vette. It seems that “Gene B.”, an employee of San Rafael Chevy, took the car of the lot (against the owner’s specific instructions) and smashed into a big box truck. The ticket issued for the accident says that Gene was driving too fast for conditions, and as if that wasn’t damning enough, Mr. Williams found a bottle of codeine/acetaminophen under the seat. Now Mr. Williams wants the dealership to replace his car or compensate him for the loss of resale value. They’ve said no.

Buy a Sentra or a Cobalt?

Buy a Sentra or a Cobalt?

“What’s better, a Nissan Sentra or a Chevy Cobalt?” queried a reader, noting they could get a fully equipped Sentra for $14,500 and a comparibly tricked-out Cobalt for $13,600.

80′s Chevy Cavalier: Live It!

Live today’s Chevrolet with Cavalier! Plus, an interior that comforts your very soul.

Companies Ask You To Do Advertising For Their Lazy Asses

Companies Ask You To Do Advertising For Their Lazy Asses

Is it just us, or does it seem like a lot of companies lately are trying to turn a profit by letting us do their jobs for them? We reported earlier today on early indications that fast food is going to be going self-service, and now, companies are trying to get us to create their ads for them.