2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid, Part Three

Why you should buy the 2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid: » 9/19/08 1:00pm 9/19/08 1:00pm You want a hybrid but you do more highway driving than city driving. You need more room than a Prius offers but you don't want to spend the money for an Escape Hybrid. You want an SUV that gets 32 MPG on the highway and you don't really care how it does it. You…

2008 Saturn Vue Green Line Hybrid, Part Two

Exterior Design: **** » 9/18/08 2:00pm 9/18/08 2:00pm It may still be a straightforward compact SUV, but thanks to the Opelization of Saturn, the looks far better than its predecessor — with a more refined, European styling direction than its competitors, particularly the block-like Ford Escape. The rubber fits the wheel wells, all the handles feel…

First Full Picture Of Chevy Volt?

Remember when the first shots of the Chevy Volt » 9/09/08 4:30pm 9/09/08 4:30pm dropped yesterday? It was like a pinup calendar of ; you could barely see the car itself for their chiseled features and toothy grins. Well here’s the Volt de-hunkified, courtesy of . We’re still waiting for Edmunds to call us back, so we don’t know if GM slid them this…

Chevy Volt Interior Photo Lifted From Internal GM Presentation, Looks…

These shots of a production Chevy Volt » 8/28/08 4:15pm 8/28/08 4:15pm interior have leaked from a GM internal presentation. Immediately apparent is the glossy white iPod-esque IP with flip-up nav/charge status display. There's also a prominent center-mounted computer-like on/off button, but we don't know if this will start the car or just the…

Chevy Volt Evangelist Gets 33,000 Handraisers On Unofficial List

Even before he saw today's new Chevy Volt pictures, New York neurologist Lyle Dennis liked the idea of the 2011 Chevy Volt. In fact, he liked it enough to start GM-volt.com more than a year ago, in the process collecting the names of more than 33,000 prospective buyers for the Chevy electric car. The greatest interest… » 8/14/08 2:20pm 8/14/08 2:20pm

2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, Part Three

Why you should buy the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid:
You need a full-size SUV for mid-level towing and passenger-carrying duties, and you plan to put enough miles on it that an almost 50% improvement in fuel economy is worth the substantially higher up-front price. You like the idea of having both gas and electric motors,… » 7/31/08 12:00pm 7/31/08 12:00pm

2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, Part Two

Exterior Design: **
Whether you love or hate big SUVs, the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid sports monolithic good looks compared to others in the category. Body-color trim, molded-in side steps, and the hybrid-specific front air dam add to handsome proportions. If you're trying to be subtle, though, look elsewhere: The Tahoe… » 7/30/08 12:00pm 7/30/08 12:00pm

2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid, Part One

Go North — and take that big-ass SUV with you. That was the mandate from the wife, so that's what I did. Sure, it was partly to visit friends near Lewiston, four hours north of Detroit, but it was also partly to get the 2008 Chevy Tahoe Hybrid out of our driveway. Greenwashing badges be damned, it was a little… » 7/29/08 12:30pm 7/29/08 12:30pm

Aural Leakage: Battery Problems Short-Circuit Saturn Hybrid Sales

In the midst of a $4/gallon-inspired run on every ride that gets more than 12 MPG, we were more than a little surprised to hear that the 2008 Saturn Aura Green Line has racked up a measly 69 sales through the end of April. Wot's the deal? Turns out that leaky batteries, courtesy of supplier Cobasys, have sent the… » 6/04/08 7:30am 6/04/08 7:30am