Chevy Camaro and Lexus HS 250h – Retro Meets 21st Century Green
You might say the duo of the reborn Chevy Camaro muscle car and Lexus' new hybrid luxury sedan are a case of "something old, something new, something borrowed, and something green."
The something old – the Camaro – is now something new, for better or for worse. The something new – the Lexus HS 250h – is also something green, since it's a hybrid. As for something borrowed, well they both lean on their respective companies' heritage to create new vehicles that will probably do well in their respective niches. more...
Chevy Aveo Like a Happy Puppy
The 2009 Chevy Aveo is a good little commuter car, suited perfectly for trips around town. It's small, pleasant to drive and be in, and seems as easy to please as a new puppy.
Take it out on the highway and you may not like it as much, though. more...
Chevy Cross Over Big Time with Traverse
If the Chevy Traverse is any indication, General Motors has the potential for a rosy future if the financial Sword of Damocles can be removed from over it.
The General has been making some pretty interesting vehicles in the past couple of years, vehicles that should put the lie to the perception that it just isn't competitive. Now along comes the Chevy Traverse a fully featured, three row Crossover (I'd call it an SUV except I'm afraid of being tarred and feathered by enviro-wackos) that's a very compelling vehicle. more...
It's wonderful when utility and fun combine in a vehicle. And combine they do in the HHR SS, the "abnormally aspirated" version of Chevy's little utility wagon.
It’s a modern small wagon that not only lets you haul your family and its stuff, but which has a healthy dash of style (though it’s retro style: GM says HHR hearkens back to the 1949 Chevy Suburban) thrown in for good measure. more...
Its name has been around for decades, but it seems like decades since the Malibu moniker was applied to a really interesting and compelling car. But it has now: Chevy's Malibu is a car that deserves respect.
Based on GM's global midsize platform, the new Malibu is more than three inches longer than the old model, with a six inch longer wheelbase and a "wheels-at-the-corners stance" that helps contribute to a very nice driving experience. more...
CHEVROLET COBALT SS SUPERCHARGED
Chevy Unleashes a Cobalt
Don’t take that to mean I think
Chevy’s replacement for the Cavalier is a bomb in the
sense of it being a failure. Instead, take it to mean this
car is a blast, a lot of fun to bomb around in – that
it offers megatons of driving entertainment behind the wheel.
The model of which I speak is the Cobalt SS, the 205 horsepower
( with 200 ft. lb of torque, too) supercharged version of
the Cobalt. This car moves! more...
People who want a roomy and comfortable car to get them
from Point A
to Point B with little fuss and conscious thought may find
themselves quite comfortable with General Motors' line.
The General has a reasonable assortment of such
vehicles, and I recently had the opportunity to try out the mid-size
it qualifies as roomy and very comfortable, and will
take one from A
to B and back again without undue fuss and/or
though it probably won't get a car nuts adrenaline
Not that this car was designed to be the dream vehicle
of those with motor oil in their veins. GM has built up a
clientele for these cars over the years and is obviously
trying not to rock the boat. more...
CHEVROLET S10 Xtreme
A truck is a truck, unless youre tricking it out with
extra goodies to aim it at a particular market segment.
Such is the case with the Chevy S10 Extended Cab LS, with
the Xtreme package added to its regular list of accoutrements.
This $31,105 (Canadian dollars) truck is nothing if not flashy
and, if the stares it got from twentysomethings during my
week with it mean anything, General Motors appears to have
hit its target market bang on. more...
What do you get when you slice some creature comforts from
an Olds Bravada and add a muscular new look?
The 2002 Chevrolet TrailBlazer - a "mid size SUV" that shows
GM can really do things right when it wants.
The TrailBlazer (I tested the LT model, which starts at
about $29,000) shares its basic self with the Olds Bravada
and GMC Envoy. Each comes with an all-new chassis and are
powered (and I mean POWERED!) by a 270 hp, 275 lb.-ft torque,
6-cylinder engine that has more than adequate oomph for hills,
passing or just blasting down the road with wild abandon.
There are trucks, and there are TRUCKS.
Chevy's 2002 Avalanche falls into the TRUCK category: it's
big, powerful and comfortable. It's also unique.
It's unique because GM has seen fit to make the Avalanche
a kind of hybrid between a pickup truck and a sport utility
vehicle. Its big cab seats five people comfortably, with
the enclosed short truck deck offering plenty of storage
space for the stuff you might want to haul.
That may not sound particularly unique, but what other vehicle
can you name that also offers the capability to turn the
short bed crew cab truck into a long bed standard truck by
folding down the rear seats and opening a pass-through to
the deck? more...