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  1. It gets 28 in the CTS wagon, so I'm hoping for a little more in something like the Malibu. NAIAS: 2010 CADILLAC CTS SPORT WAGON
  2. Percentages don't lie. Walmart is spending millions of dollars to get 1 more mile per gallon out of their truck fleet. Should we tell them they are wasting their money because 1 mpg is not anything of significance and they wouldn't notice any difference? That 1 mpg for them is a 15% improvement. Does their percentage matter, and not GM's?
  3. Fixed your post if you were trying to mock the Cobalt XFE. XFE means Xtra Fuel Economy and that's what these changes to the trucks give the consumer.
  4. 1 mpg might not look big because, well, it's just 1 mpg. But if you do the math, like GM did, the numbers are impressive. 5% and 7% increases are big. The changes GM did to these vehicles did more than the BAS did for the Silverado a couple years ago. GM being able to say we have the best mileage is big and them being able to solidify this fact is even better. New challengers are coming out. If GM didn't do anything when their crown was threatened, we would be bitching. The changes they made to these vehicles didn't require any special engineering since they are already doing these things with the hybrid version of these vehicles. It's a good, proactive move on GM's part. I do wish GM would have do more to the Tahoe and Yukon. They didn't use the lighter seats, get rid of the spare tire, or use the aluminum hood and liftgate from the hybrid. Maybe they have a good reason on why they didn't. Anyways, good job GM.
  5. Don't forget that they have a 6-speed in them now compared to the 4-speed of a year ago. You can not get 3.08 gears with a 4-speed this year.
  6. Motortrend.com - First Drive: 2009 Chevrolet Traverse
  7. It's all listed under the 2009 HHR heading in the truck section.
  8. Dang, that's a big error on my part for copy/paste from GM.
  9. I didn't see a reason to start a new thread on this, so I decided to raise a dead one. I'm not sure why Chears & Gears hasn't posted all the new 2009 changes posted at GM Media that was released last week, but some of the changes are interesting, especially the Malibu. The 2009 Malibu Hybrid delivers an estimated 34 mpg in city driving and 26 mpg in the city – an improvement over 2008 models, thanks to better control of the battery charging/discharging system and new low rolling-resistance tires. 2008 models get 32 hwy and 24 city. Better yet, even the 2009 Malibu with the 2.4/6-speed combo gets better mileage. 22city/33hwy for the 2009 compared to the 22city/32hwy for the 2008. I'm not sure what they did to get a higher hwy number. I'm not sure if GM is allowed to low ball their number even if the EPA stated it was something higher. That would be interesting to know. Here is the link if anyone is interested: 2009 Chevrolet Malibu 2009 Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid
  10. Well, all I know is that the 2009 Cobalt and G5 with the manual will get and estimated 37mpg on the highway. That's also with different gears again, 3.63. Final numbers are still pending. That's impressive.
  11. I guess this answers the question of if this is a new Aveo or a new model:
  12. For those of you with Onstar's Directions & Connections Plan, eNav is finally up and running at Mapquest.com. I think it is nice that, 1) it took so long to get it here, was suppose to start toward the end of last summer, and 2) they launch it AFTER the Memorial Day weekend. Oh well, at least it is here finally. For those that don't know what eNav is, OnStar eNav, an enhancement to the Turn-by-Turn Navigation service allows subscribers to plan travel destinations on the MapQuest.com® site and then send them to their OnStar-equipped vehicle. Once on the road, simply press the OnStar phone button, follow the voice-guided commands, and select a destination. Plan online with MapQuest services so you can turn your full attention to the road ahead.
  13. http://www.gmfleet.com/ A few, somewhat, interesting things shown: 2008 mileage is still shown. The Aveo 5 mileage is up from the 26city/34hwy they said at it's debut to 27city/35hwy. The picture of the Malibu they show doesn't have the front side marker light. Bluetooth on the G8 will be a late availabillity item. The XLR's new face can be seen on page 52. The best photoshop EVER of new wheels on the Tahoe Special Services model can be seen on page 126.
  14. They were a little vague with that info. But apparently they were going above posted speeds (75) and they were passing people, but they didn't say if that was on a 2-lane road or 4-lane road. Looking at a map, it looks like it was all interstate. Overall I think the mileage is great considering they weren't trying to see how high they could get it. I'm sure driving 60 mph would yeild higher results than 30 mpg. :AH-HA_wink: Did you guys read some of the crap posted on their comments?

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