Now we're talkin' Cadillac excellence. But we consider the CTS to be the one-hit wonder as far as selling and kicking-arse. Cadillac needs to make its big cars as luxurious as the CTS is cool. Can they do it? Because they need to.
Leftlane News reports: BMW cancels R-Class fighter; explains Progressive Activity Sedan. Whew, that was scary. Nothing against the R-Class but it... wait a minute. WTF is a "progessive activity sedan"? And why to we have to use uppercase letters when writing it? PAS? Rhymes with gas. Which comes out of our ass! Yes, we are juvenile. And, yes, we plan to take this kind of comedy on the road!
Press has always loved cars. He built his first go-cart at age seven, got his first car when he was 12. At age 13, he started washing cars at his family's dealership in Kansas. But he said he never bought a Toyota or Lexus. The only vehicle he owns is a Yamaha motorcycle. But he'll soon be driving Chrysler vehicles.
The article also doesn't say that Mr. Press will be owning or buying a Chrysler, either. It's actually cool to see he's only bought a motorcycle. Go, JP!
Pretty Lady: Is Rick Wagoner [GM CEO] taking the UAW seriously?
Ray Wert: Oh, man, this chick is smokin! Did she just ask me a question?
RW: I think the question is "Is GM taking the UAW seriously?" (Thinking: Boo-yah! Her clothes are gonna fly the hell off!)
Whew, Gas Crisis Averted Autoblog reports: GM hybrid SUVs get 21 mpg city/22 mpg highway. Twenty-two! Woohoo! Actually, it's a decent percentage over what the things are currently getting, so it's not so bad. Especially since most of these are used to transport donuts rather than tow things. Go, GM! More! More! More! And more Alison! Be nice to increase her fuel economy with a little boost of, uh... Mmmmm....
Edmunds reports: The Big Success Gets Bigger. Hey, we've been diggin' the Honda Fit since it first floated ashore. Now we're diggin' the '09 model even more. We particularly impressed with there being more room and the whole thing being stronger yet it only weighs 22 pounds more. Awesome!
Edmunds reports: Iceland hoping to become world's first oil-free nation. We're not sure this is totally car related since... Well, look, Iceland is clearly on its way to becoming an oil-free nation by creating "a hydrogen-based transportation system" but the reason we're not sure if it's car related because we don't know what they're going to drive once they go all hydrogen-like.
But more power to 'em if they can get off the black gold.
Is everyone just God-damned wusses anymore? What the hell has happened to the "This is what I believe. Take it or leave it." We're all just a bunch of apologists. So fucking weak. No one should have to apologize for saying what they believe.
Just because some dude wrote, "Hey, if you're looking to buy a new car, these here cars ain't so bad for the environment" doesn't mean you have to buy one. And you don't have to buy one just because he's your boss. Yay for (some of) Autoblog's readers for being on the same page as us.
And shame on folks for forcing an apology. But the apology didn't come from H&HS Secretary Michael Leavitt, it came from some of schmoe in the government.