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Rare Rides: An Ultra Brown 1984 Oldsmobile Firenza Cruiser

In the Eighties, did you seek a compact car with the highest possible number of lamps at the front? If so, the choice was clear in ’84: Oldsmobile Firenza. The Firenza was Oldsmobile’s mid-luxury version of the extensive J-body platform. Beneath Firenza in J-body land were the Pontiac Sunbird and Chevrolet Cavalier, while above/astride it […]

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Rare Rides: The Most Excellent 1992 Oldsmobile Bravada

Today’s Rare Ride represents a landmark for the Oldsmobile brand and a somewhat unsuccessful luxury badge experiment for General Motors. Let’s check out the rarely seen first-generation Oldsmobile Bravada. Rare Rides featured a Bravada way back in 2017 when this series was a spring chicken. But that Indianapolis 500 pace car was far removed from […]

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EV Age Dawning Now? NYT Says Yes. We Say Maybe.

The New York Times, or one writer paid by the New York Times (one journalist’s take or analysis or opinion doesn’t represent the entire paper, you know), had a piece out a couple days ago claiming the dawn of the EV age is now. Somehow, I missed this article until now. But let’s a look […]

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Chevrolet Silverado Multi-Flex Tailgate: Here It Is

Chevrolet teased it last week, and now it’s here: The Multi-Flex tailgate that will be available on the 2021 Chevrolet Silverado. In other news, towing capacity is upgraded. No word on a new interior, though. The Multi-Flex can be operated via the key fob or two buttons on the tailgate itself, and it offers six […]

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Chevrolet Has Big Truckin’ News – A New Tailgate Awaits

I spent the first part of this morning out of the office, putting miles on a test car before it went home. When I returned to my desk and caught up on emails, I saw one from Chevy PR labeled as a teaser for 2021 Chevrolet Silverado news. I found myself excited. Not just because […]

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2021 Chevy Silverado gets the Multi-Flex Tailgate

It had been reported that the Chevy Silverado is going to get the GMC Sierra’s multi-function tailgate and now Chevy has confirmed it. The 2021 Chevy Silverado will be available with the Multi-Flex tailgate. The tailgate has six configurations. The Multi-Flex tailgate is just one of the upgrades that the 2021 Silverado is getting, since […]

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Review: Highway Star

Some of the best driving roads on the continent, the Hocking Hills of southeastern Ohio, lie roughly one hour from my front door. Not coincidentally, those roads are also merely four hours from every Detroit-based ride-and-handling engineer, not to mention the buff books. These twisties, shaped by the glaciers, have been worn smooth by generations […]

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Is Joe Biden Confirming an All-Electric Chevrolet Corvette?

Automakers are notoriously tight-lipped about future product, much to the endless frustration of scoop-hungry automotive journalists. They respond “we don’t comment on future product” to our e-mailed queries so often that I suspect it’s an automated response. It’s a running joke when hacks and flacks are drinking together in the hospitality suite on a junket […]

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Report: Chevrolet’s Colorado ZR2 to Gain Big Brother?

If the current vehicle landscape tells us anything, it’s that Americans have never gone so far afield, well beyond the reach of pavement, in as many numbers as they do today. How else to explain the emergence of so many off-road focused pickups and SUVs? Road infrastructure maintenance costs should decline in the coming years […]

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Insect Life Hampers Roll-out of GM’s Newest SUVs

Longer, more spacious, and sporting a newly independent rear suspension, General Motors’ 2021 full-size SUV clan is ready to tap pent-up consumer enthusiasm… just as soon as the manufacturer scrubs off the paint-marring insect secretions. It seems the General’s big SUVs have run into a seasonal issue near their Texas home base. As reported by […]

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