General Motors’ financial recovery has continued in a big way through the first quarter of 2011, reports the Detroit Free Press. The automaker made $3.2 billion in profit over the past three months, capping its fifth straight profitable quarter and exceeding the average analyst prediction of $1.6 billion. GM profits included $1.5 billion resulting from Read on! →


Not many cars have been able to ace the new battery of safety tests required by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In fact, there are only two. Volvo has always garnered high marks for safety, and that continues. The 2012 Volvo S60 is the latest car with just the right stuff. Volvo and Camaro Read on! →


After months of testing, NASA has rule that the sudden acceleration problem in some Toyota and Lexus vehicles does not appear to be electrical in nature. Automotive News reports that Toyota is ecstatic over the news, as sales have dipped significantly since the string of nearly 10,000 accident reports began. While sales numbers may recover, Read on! →


One of the most exciting vehicles Cadillac has made in years is the CTS-V series, which is scarily powerful. A toned-down version is in the works, the Touring Package for the 2012 CTS lineup. CTS a rockstar for Cadillac The Cadillac CTS is a key part of Cadillac’s strategy to shed the brand’s image as Read on! →


Chevrolet’s Impala, a sturdy boat well past its glory-days, has been in need of a reboot for some time. However, the General Motors division is attempting to change all that with its 2014 model. The new Impala, among other changes, may mark the death of the front bench-style car seat. A stodgy reputation The Impala Read on! →


Among the most notorious car vandals out there right now is the man known only as the Akron Car Pooper. This abominable and detestable villain singles out random individuals, waits until they park and defecates on their cars, having struck at least 19 times. Police seeking Akron Car Pooper Police in Akron, Ohio are actively Read on! →


The Honda CR-Z has long posed a conundrum in that it looks sporty, but it’s hybrid drivetrain makes the thing soggier and less palatable than boiled asparagus, which is why no one buys the damn things. The rumor mill, however, reports that Honda is revising it into the hot hatch it always seemed it should Read on! →


Automotive News reports that illegal drug trafficking at auto dealerships has occurred with increasing frequency in recent years, perpetrated either by less-than-honest employees or corrupt ownership. It seems that “parts is parts” takes on an entirely different meaning when boxes of wiper blades headed for the parts department includes bricks of marijuana. Drug trafficking ring Read on! →


General Motors appears to be cribbing a great deal from its past successes in coming up with ideas for new cars among its brands. Trademarks were recently obtained by GM for the names of some classic Buick models, such as the Riviera, Grand National and GNX. A stroll on the Riviera Though modern cars and Read on! →


The government has just given its approval for a greater amount of ethanol fuel to be added to gasoline. Previously, approved mixture was 10 percent ethanol to 90 percent gasoline, called E10. The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the use of a 15 percent ethanol blend, E15, for vehicles from the 2007 model year and Read on! →