OnStar Pairs Up With Best Buy To Offer Service In Non-GM Vehicles

OnStar Pairs Up With Best Buy To Offer Service In Non-GM Vehicles

General Motors has finally realized that its hands-free OnStar communications system might work better as a retail item than simply as a way to entice customers to purchase GM vehicles. At a press conference on Tuesday night, the company announced it has partnered with Best Buy to sell an after-market version that can be installed in non-GM cars and trucks. [More]

Getting To Know You: All About The New Friends We Made In 2010

Getting To Know You: All About The New Friends We Made In 2010

Behind every buzzworthy headline of the past year has been someone in charge, someone to blame, or just someone to laugh at and talk about. From the debacle of Toyota’s millions of recalled automobiles, to a fed-up flight attendant with a flair for drama, we’ve become familiar with a few new faces in 2010, for better or for worse. [More]

Super Bowl Ad Slots Already Sold Out

Super Bowl Ad Slots Already Sold Out

If you were hoping to spend millions advertising your business during the Super Bowl (which will certainly be a face-off of the ages between the Dallas Cowboys and the Buffalo Bills), you are out of luck. According to Fox, they’ve already sold out all the available ad slots for the Feb. 6, 2011 event. [More]

Mercedes Drivers Are The Most Ticketed; GM Drivers The Least

Mercedes Drivers Are The Most Ticketed; GM Drivers The Least

A new study by an insurance industry analytics service reveals the vehicles with the highest and lowest percentages of traffic violations. Of the top 10 automobiles with the most violations, three of them were made by Mercedes-Benz. On the opposite end of the scale, 6 of the 10 least ticketed cars were GM models. [More]

Wait — So GM Didn't Pay Back All The Bailout Money?

Last spring, now-former General Motors CEO Ed Whitacre ruffled a lot of feathers in Washington by airing a TV commercial where he claimed that the bailed-out car company had repaid “government loan in full, with interest, five years ahead of the original schedule,” without mentioning that taxpayers still owned 61% of GM. Today, new GM CEO Dan Akerson opted for a more honest approach, not only admitting that his company still owes billions to the government, but that it’s going to take “several years” to pay it back. [More]

GM Wants You To Update Your Facebook Status While You Drive

GM Wants You To Update Your Facebook Status While You Drive

Because there is nothing more important for GM to improve with their vehicles, the car company has begun testing a functionality that would allow Facebook-addicted drivers to tell everyone “I can’t believe Prince Poppycock made it through to the finals on America’s Got Talent!!!” without having to take their hands off the steering wheel. [More]

GM Makes Profit, Loses CEO

GM Makes Profit, Loses CEO

Earlier today, General Motors announced the good news that it turned a profit of $1.3 billion last quarter — oh, and CEO Ed Whitacre will be leaving at the end of the month. [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]

GM Hires Former Hyundai Marketing Guru To Bail Out Its Image

GM Hires Former Hyundai Marketing Guru To Bail Out Its Image

Following the media drubbing of their not-exactly-true “We paid the government back” ad, GM has snatched the marketing whiz who most recently help Hyundai burnish its public image. [More]

Calling BS On GM's "We Paid The Government Back" TV Ad

Calling BS On GM's "We Paid The Government Back" TV Ad

Unless you don’t have a TV, you’ve probably seen the new ads for General Motors where GM CEO Ed Whitacre touts the amazing rebound of the car manufacturer, and how they repaid their “government loan in full, with interest, five years ahead of the original schedule.” Yeah, well that might not be exactly true. [More]

Worst Company In America Sweet 16: Anthem BCBS VS GM

Worst Company In America Sweet 16: Anthem BCBS VS GM

It’s the bankrupt against the morally bankrupt! In the first round of WCIA 2010, bailed-out car giant GM surprised early prognosticators by handily beating recall-happy Toyota. And in one of the closest fights so far, rate-hike-happy Anthem beat Assurant by an uninsured broken nose. [More]

GM Loses Another $4.3 Billion; Expects To Be Profitable In 2010

GM Loses Another $4.3 Billion; Expects To Be Profitable In 2010

Since General Motors declared bankruptcy last July — and received over $50 billion in federal aid to stay afloat — the company has really managed to turn things around, only losing $4.3 billion in the months since. And some people wondered how GM beat out Toyota in their Worst Company In America match-up. [More]

Should The Hummer Be Saved?

Should The Hummer Be Saved?

Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like a done deal that General Motors would be putting their Hummer brand out of its misery. But a group of Hummer fans (because who doesn’t love an occasional Hummer?) is going to make a final stand for their favorite vehicles at a summit in Chicago this weekend. [More]

GM To Install Brake Override Software Worldwide By 2012

GM To Install Brake Override Software Worldwide By 2012

Perhaps in a move to not win Consumerist’s Worst Company In America title, General Motors announced today that they plan on installing brake override software in all GM cars with automatic transmissions and electronic throttle control worldwide by 2012. [More]

Pay Czar Cuts Exec Pay 15% At AIG, GM And Others

Pay Czar Cuts Exec Pay 15% At AIG, GM And Others

Kenneth Feinberg, better known as the Obama administration’s pay czar, announced yesterday that he’d cut salaries on top executives at 5 companies that are still using bailout cash. [More]

Cadillac Is Ashamed Of The GM Name

Cadillac Is Ashamed Of The GM Name

In a move to remove some of the taint of bankruptcy and bailout, luxury car maker Cadillac is taking steps to distance itself in the public eye from its parent company, General Motors. [More]

Consumer Reports Gets Patriotic, Names Best American Cars For 2010

Consumer Reports Gets Patriotic, Names Best American Cars For 2010

While the Congress frets about the millions of Toyotas on the road that probably shouldn’t be, our grease-monkey brothers at Consumer Reports were busy getting domestic. They just released the list of their Top Picks for vehicles put out by American car companies. [More]

GM Gives In To Good Taste, Closes Hummer Division

GM Gives In To Good Taste, Closes Hummer Division

Auto decal makers and window-tinters of the world are in mourning this afternoon, following an announcement from General Motors that — after several months of trying to unload their Hummer brand of gas-guzzlers on the Sichuan Tengzhong Heavy Industrial Machines Company — they’re stopping production of the controversial phallic stand-ins. [More]