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Category Archives: Holden

The Chevrolet Cruze: When Your Best Won’t Do

Of the recent rash of GM closure and shutdown notices, the end of the Chevrolet Cruze makes me the most sad. Sad not because it’s indicative of home grown American … Continue reading

March 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

2018 Buick Regal GS: The End of the Line?

In many ways these are the best of times and the worst of times for the family sports sedan in America. On the good side, there are plenty of capable … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · 1 Comment

2017 Chevrolet Cruze Hatchback – Late To the Party?

When I think of smaller cars Chevrolet usually does not come to mind. Even when I was a kid and Chevy sold Chevettes, Cavaliers and the occasional Spectrum, a GM … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

Holden LX Torana A9X: Australia’s Best Overlooked Muscle Car

I love Australia. It’s culture suggests some of the better things shared with America and England. And like those places it has its share of baggage that adds tension and … Continue reading

April 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

2016 Buick Cascada: The Continued German Occupation of Buick

Whether we like to admit it or not, Germany has deservedly developed a reputation for making good machines. During the World Wars, their machines often were more advanced and imaginative … Continue reading

August 2, 2015 · Leave a comment

1982 – 1987 Holden Camira: The March to the Front

Today we take front wheel drive cars for granted. There was a time 30 or 40 years ago when the public was skeptical to the ideal of being pulled instead … Continue reading

July 14, 2015 · Leave a comment

1975-1977 Mazda Roadpacer: Turning Japanese Via Australia

The American car market at one time was the center of the automotive world. Many small companies like Mazda partnered with larger companies like Ford to help get a foothold … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

2012-2013 Holden Walkinshaw Cruze: Piecing It Together

America loves its Chevy Cruze and so does the rest of the world. In Europe and Australia, sold as Vauxhall or Holden, it’s been a hot seller also. Gearheads take issue with … Continue reading

October 26, 2013 · Leave a comment

2009 Pontiac G3: When 3 Is the Loneliest Number

In the sad drama that was the last years of GM’s Pontiac division, one car stood out for its virtual lack of impact on sales or the Pontiac legacy. The Korean built G3 … Continue reading

June 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

1987-1988 HDT Brock Director: A Commodore Dressed for Street Fighting

Automotive design is becoming increasingly global in that the differences between nations and cultures are slowly diminishing. Global planning and outreach has become a way of life for large auto … Continue reading

April 21, 2013 · 1 Comment