7 Stories

GM Recalling 1.3M Compacts for Power-Steering Fix

Steering failures affect Chevrolet Cobalts, Pontiac G5s

(Newser) - General Motors is recalling 1.3 million compact vehicles sold in the US, Canada, and Mexico, to correct a power steering problem. The automaker says the problem, which affects 2005 to 2010 Chevrolet Cobalts and 2007 to 2010 Pontiac G5s, causes occasional power steering failures. GM says the cars are... More »

Detroit's Silverdome Sells for 1% of $56M Cost

Stunning bargain sale marks state's desperation

(Newser) - In a stunning sign of the imploding economy, Detroit is selling its $56 million sports dome for a bargain basement $580,000. The 80,000-seat Pontiac Silverdome, once home to the Detroit Lions, went for 1 percent of the cost to build it 35 years ago. The city of Pontiac... More »

How 50 Cent Built His Empire

Rapper made it to $150 million thanks to business tactics, not musical talent

(Newser) - Believe it or not, it might do you good to take some business advice from shot-nine-times rapper 50 Cent. After all, it was business savvy more than rap music that helped build his $150 million empire. Business Insider takes a look at how he did it:
  • His endorsement with Vitamin
... More »

Pontiac Dies, But Its Greats Live On

(Newser) - As General Motors' Pontiac line is phased out, Ben Wojdyla, on Jalopnik, remembers the truly great cars that bore the mark. If you've got one, keep your garage clean and await a payday.
  • 2009 G8 GXP: "GM should be saved for no other reason than to put the G8
... More »

GM to Scrap Pontiac Brand

(Newser) - GM plans to discontinue its underperforming Pontiac line, putting an end to the brand that inaugurated the era of the muscle car, CNNMoney reports. Though GM has not publicly announced the move, the fate of Pontiac has been in doubt since at least 2005, when an exec called the brand... More »

GM Considers Axing Brands to Win Aid

Pontiac, Saab, Saturn could go on chopping block

(Newser) - General Motors is considering eliminating some of its brands in an effort to win federal aid, sources tell the Detroit Free Press. The automaker, sent back to Detroit by Congress and told to come back with a better business plan, is said to be considering all options, including ditching its... More »

10 Cheapest Rides to Own

Don't sacrifice your bank account to the wheel with gas and insurance costs

(Newser) - Affordable cars start at the sticker price—the lower the better. But over time, insurance payments and gas costs add up. Forbes searches out the 10 vehicles that will leave the smallest footprint on your wallet.
  1. Toyota Yaris
  2. Honda Fit
  3. Toyota Corolla
More »

7 Stories