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    GM recalling 53,000 Chevy Cobalt, Saturn Ion, and Pontiac G5 models over fuel leak concern
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    2009 Chevrolet Cobalt SS - Click above to view high-res image gallery
    General Motors may have shed itself of much of its pre-bankruptcy problems, but the automaker still has to tend to its warranty and recall duties. As such, GM is recalling 53,000 Chevrolet Cobalt, Pontiac G5 and Saturn Ion ...

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    REPORT: GM will no longer allow fleet buyers to skip out on side curtain airbags
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    Little known fact: fleet customers could receive a $145 discount by opting not to have side airbags in certain vehicles from General Motors. That doesn't sound like a lot of money, but when, for example, Enterprise Rent-A-Car purchased 66,000 Chevy Impalas sans curtains, the company saved nearly ...

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    IIHS tests two-door coupes, ratings mostly positive
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    IIHS 2009 two-door crash tests - Click above for high-res image gallery
    It comes as little surprise that two-door automobiles perform differently when crash tested than their four-door stablemates, particularly in side crashes. Due to the vastly different structural makeup of coupes versus sedans, ...

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    Booo! GM also canceling Cobalt SS Sedan for 2010
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    2009 Chevy Cobalt SS Sedan – Click above for high-res image gallery
    OK, we can stand losing the Impala SS for the 2010 model year, but we've just learned that the grim reaper at General Motors is also claiming the Cobalt SS Sedan. The news comes straight from the automaker's 2010 Online ...

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    GM ramps up Cobalt production to meet demand
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    Click above for more high-res shots of the Chevy Cobalt SS
    General Motors cites the success of the current Chevy Cobalt as the reason for delaying the launch of the Cobalt's replacement, the upcoming Cruze, in the States. In order to meet the market's soaring demand for small cars in general, and ...

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    Cruze news: Cobalt replacement to get turbo'd 1.4-liter and 40 mpg
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    Rising fuel prices, both in the U.S. and abroad, means that automakers can now offer similar engines in vehicles sold throughout the world. According to Automotive News, General Motors' next small car, the Chevrolet Cruze, will be offered with a new 1.4-liter force-fed four-banger, putting out ...

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    Chevy Cruze to be built in Lordstown
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    click above for high-res gallery of next-gen Chevy Cobalt spy shotsWorkers at GM's Lordstown, OH plant just got another shot of good news from the General: the next-gen compact car from Chevrolet will be built there. The Chevy Cruze will replace the Cobalt, which recently had a third shift added to ...

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    Oh snap! Consumer Reports rips Aveo a new one
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Chevy AveoConsumer Reports isn't known for completely trashing cars in its reviews. In fact, the publication is more often criticized for going too easy on them and finding something to like in everything that passes through the CR garage. But dang if they ...

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    Number of sub-$15k cars in U.S. falls by one-third
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    Click above for more high-res shots of the 2007 Chevrolet AveoEvery year, cars get just a bit more expensive. There was a time, which doesn't seem too long ago, that ten grand and a signature was all you needed to walk out of a dealership as the owner of a brand new car. Today, not so much. In ...

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    Spy Shots: Next-gen Chevy Cobalt!
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    click above for high-res gallery of next-gen Chevy Cobalt spy shotsWe've seen a few spy pics of the next-gen Chevy Cobalt that's due in showrooms around 2010, but none so revealing as these. KGP Photographers caught the car wearing only some light camo paint to obscure its new lines, which it ...

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    Chevy getting new small, turbocharged car next year
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    The industry-wide shrinking of US automobiles is in its infant stages, but new products are coming in a big fat hurry. GM is preparing a new compact model based on the Delta platform, and it will feature the General's new 1.4-liter turbo powerplant. GM isn't spilling the beans on the identity of ...

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    VIDEO: 2008 Chevy Cobalt SS Turbo runs the ring
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    For you Cobalt fans, GM race driver and director of high-performance vehicle operations, John Heinricy, gives the 2008 Cobalt SS Turbocharged a sound thrashing on the Nurburgring. Even better, he talks you through it for much of the way. There's an interlude where he gets quiet, and if you didn't ...

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    SEMA 2007: Cobalt SS Turbo in the clear
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    click above image to view our best live shots yet of the Chevy Cobalt SS Turbo So we showed you the press shots of the Cobalt SS Turbo, and then we got some live shots from the unveiling last night. Now we have more of the Cobalt SS Turbo, and have no fear, it's just as yellow as it was eight hours ...

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    Zak attack: New head of GM's European exterior design team
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    Saturn PreVueAmerican designer Phillip A. Zak has just been appointed to head the design team for General Motors Europe, where he'll be taking the reigns of the Opel, Vauxhall and Saab brands. The man behind the Chevy Cobalt, Pontiac G6 and the "Excitement" division's GXP line, will also have a ...

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    Smile! That Cobalt could be a Google StreetView Camera Car
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    As long as everybody is on to them, Google is apparently set to step out of their surveillance vans and greet the world in a fleet of shiny new Cobalts. A Gizmodo reader happened to spot a StreetView camera van finishing a round of picture taking duty and followed it back to Google's Mountain View, ...

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    Whiplash a serious problem with many vehicles, says IIHS
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    The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) in Arlington, Va. has just concluded testing on some 75 vehicles' head restraint systems and after performing a simulated rear-end impact of 20 MPH, only 22 of the systems received the top score of "good."At the head of the class was Audi's A4, S4 ...

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    GM recalls 98,000 Cobalt Coupes
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    If you have a Chevy Cobalt built between 2005 and 2006 that doesn't have the optional roof-mounted side impact airbags, you could be getting a recall notice in the mail soon. Apparently Chevy (and presumably the NHTSA) discovered that there isn't sufficient padding to meet federal requirements in ...

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    Forbes names least safe cars of 2007
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    In an obvious effort to keep its readership alive (and in turn circulation numbers up) Forbes magazine has made a list of the least safe cars of 2007. Before the flame wars start, note that cars on the list are not necessarily unsafe, but instead are not as safe as other cars available. Therefore, ...

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    Chevy Cobalt sales on the rise
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    It seems that the Chevy Cobalt has become quite the bright spot for GM. Through August, Cobalt sales are at 163,300 -- up 10% versus last year, when they sold 212,700 total. The rise in sales has reportedly prompted the General to consider bumping up its 2007 forecast for Cobalt by 24,000. GM won't ...

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    Is a four-door Pontiac G5 in the works for the U.S.?
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    We at Autoblog love our eagle-eyed readers. From pointing out any spelling/grammar gaffes in our posts, to sending in cameraphone spyshots unsolicited, our site wouldn't be as good a product as it is without your help. But sometimes, your attention to detail and command of minutia can even scare ...

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