Bob Lutz, author and former vice-chairman of General Motors, went toe-to-toe with comedian and faux-right-wing pundit Stephen Colbert Monday evening. While predicting record sales for Chevrolet’s Volt, which was started under his watch at GM, the 80-year-old former industry leader bested the host in a push-up competition. Maximum Bob Lutz appeared on the Comedy Central Read on! →


Porsche announced this week at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto show that it is planning to construct a 53-acre Experience Center in the city of Carson in the Los Angeles Basin. Sort of a theme park for speed-loving gear-heads with disposable income, the Experience Center will feature a test track, a customer delivery center, a Read on! →


In the largest experiment of its kind ever, the U.S. government is backing a study on connected cars in Ann Arbor, Michigan. About 3,000 vehicles of all types will be equipped with technology to communicate with one another in the massive endeavor. Connected cars improve flow, reduce crashes Connected cars use wireless technology to communicate Read on! →


In January Car Deal Expert posted about BMW’s recall of exactly six 2012 X5 xDrive35i models over automatic transmissions issues. In discussing that recall, we examined some of the smallest auto recalls in history. That begged the question, what were the largest? Here, in descending order, are the top five. 5. February 1981, GM In Read on! →


For the last 12 years, the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy has released a list of the cleanest vehicles. For the first time, an electric vehicle has topped the list. The ACEEE rankings The ACEEE rankings, listed each year on Greencars.org, take into account not only the car’s fuel efficiency and emissions, but Read on! →


Ford Motor Co. nearly collapsed when the bubble burst on the U.S. automotive industry, and the automaker carried the scar of a junk status credit rating to prove it. The Associated Press reports that Ford may have healed. Fitch Ratings agency lifted Ford’s junk status Tuesday, replacing it with a designation of investment grade. Ford’s Read on! →


The name Tundra itself conjures up images of rugged, remote locations, adventure and exploration. Toyota’s little pick-up that could made history Friday by towing the Space Shuttle Endeavour to its “final frontier.” At least for the last 300 yards of the journey it did. Tundra gives space shuttle a nudge Last weekend, the Space Shuttle Read on! →


Since the 1970s, domestic automakers have been looking for a way to supplant the competition in meeting the demand for fuel efficient subcompact cars. Honda and Toyota have held steady in offering small, fuel efficient cars that come with reasonable sticker prices. GM, Chrysler and Ford have been trying for ages to get larger shares Read on! →


Here are even more famous people who lived in their cars. Tyler Perry is among them, which almost seems like prescient poetic justice, considering the vile, racist nature of his “entertainment.” I’m sure he’s a nice guy, otherwise. Click if you missed PART 1 or PART 2 of this article. Famous people who lived in Read on! →


“A Different Kind of Car” Now Just a Dead GM Brand It appeared that General Motors was going to find a way to make a deal with Penske Automotive Group. It appeared that Saturn, which used to market itself as “a different kind of company” with more of a grassroots American appeal, was going to Read on! →