Uber and Its Shady Partners Are Pushing Drivers into Subprime Loans

The subprime lending market that plunged America into the Great Recession is back and as unscrupulous as ever. Instead of mortgages, this time a bubble has formed around auto loans, and reliably ruthless Uber is in the thick of it. Two "partners" in Uber's vehicle financing program are under federal investigation,… » 11/04/14 2:22pm 11/04/14 2:22pm

GM Has Basically Been Testing Cars The Same Way Since The 1920's

General Motors has been running their vehicles through physical tests at the Milford Proving Grounds for 90 years. The company's obviously made R&D improvements in that time, but today's Chevys are running through some of the same torture tracks their great-great-...-"grandfathers" were vetted on. » 10/26/14 1:32pm 10/26/14 1:32pm

Your Guide To The Explosive Airbag Recall That Affects 14 Million Cars

While the world may be burned out on hearing about automotive recalls after General Motors' acknowledged their ignition switch defect and then recalled just about every car they've made in the last 17 years, drivers now face a safety problem that is far more widespread and possibly even more dangerous. » 9/15/14 3:09pm 9/15/14 3:09pm

GM's Tesla-Fighting 'Moon Shot' Is A 200-Mile… Sonic?

GM is building an EV. That's a given. And when former CEO Dan Akerson said the automaker assembled a team to investigate how Tesla could upend the auto industry, there was an assumption that GM's next full-fledged EV would compete with Tesla's volume sedan, the Model 3. Now comes word that it's a Sonic EV. » 7/24/14 6:55pm 7/24/14 6:55pm

Does This Mean We're Getting A New Diesel Tahoe And (Or) Suburban?

Since we heard a diesel Cadillac Escalade might be in the pipeline, folks have been sniffing around for clues as to wether we might get an oil-burning Tahoe or Suburban. Motor Authority's Joel Feder noticed this sticker under the hood of a Tahoe, which opens a little more opportunity for speculation. » 7/17/14 12:09pm 7/17/14 12:09pm

GM Will Pay All Ignition Switch Claims Out Of Its Own Pocket

We've been fairly hard on GM about everything concerning their recall that killed at least 13 people, but hey, the company made cars that were directly responsible for the deaths of at least 13 people. But they have made some good moves, and now they're adding their settlement structure to that list. » 7/09/14 4:06pm 7/09/14 4:06pm

GM Somehow Posts Best Sales Since 2007

Remember that time that GM recalled every single car in the world because faulty ignition switches killed a bunch of people and past experience said that they would suffer, at least somewhat, in the sales figures? It turns out that nobody remembered that time, because GM just posted its best June sales since 2007. » 7/01/14 10:11am 7/01/14 10:11am