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2018 GMC Terrain Denali
October 16, 2017

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2018 GMC Terrain Denali</br>October 16, 2017

In rapid succession, General Motors has recreated virtually its entire line of Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac utility vehicles, giving them more style, safety content and performance. The GMC Terrain was one of the beneficiaries of GM’s clean-slate revival and the result is singularly impressive.  The newly launched second generation of the brand’s least-expensive model has nothing in common with the original, in a good way.

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Profiles, Roger Smith
October 9, 2017

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Profiles, Roger Smith</br>October 9, 2017

It was the early 1980s and General Motors was on top, sitting comfortably with a 46 percent share of the North American market. (Today, it’s less than 20 percent.)  The question: could the Asian and European automakers really compete with GM using low-cost cars?  What Smith said spoke volumes about his tenure as GM’s chief executive officer (CEO).  “Why, our answer to that is a two-year-old Buick.” And that was all you really needed to know about Smith, a man who died in 2007 at age 82.

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BMW 1 series: 2008-’13
October 9, 2017

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BMW 1 series: 2008-’13</br>October 9, 2017

Until the 1 series arrived, the smallest BMW (excluding the Z4 roadster) was the 3 series sedan. The 1 series’ base price was about $7,500 less than a comparable 3 series coupe. The 1’s compact footprint also gave it a sportier ‘feel’ even though it weighed only about 100 pounds less than a 3 coupe. Both non-turbo and turbo six-cylinder engines were sprightly performers, but the higher output 135i was the swiftest by far.

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Fine Lines: The original Jeep
Fine Lines October 8, 2017

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Fine Lines: The original Jeep</br>Fine Lines October 8, 2017

Most people know there’s something special about the Jeep Wrangler, a vehicle with the door hinges in plain sight on the outside of the vehicle.  They likely know that the original Jeep was certainly not designed as a status vehicle for the high school or college set, nor was it geared for recreational or sporting use by millions of outdoors types or anyone else with an urge to venture off the main roads for some fun and frolic. But do they really know the whole story?

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AutoCross
October 8, 2017

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AutoCross</br>October 8, 2017

For the auto thrill-seeker, this is one of the most unique additions to your publication. The International AutoCross will test the knowledge of your readers with trivia that scours automobile parts bins, dealer showrooms and the history of people and places that have made the automobile what it is today. Retain readers and have them coming back on a regular basis for more. Like Wheelbase’s other features, International AutoCross comes to you formatted and ready to use.

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse
September 25, 2017

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2018 Chevrolet Traverse</br>September 25, 2017

The Chevrolet Traverse and the related Buick Enclave and GMC Acadia tall wagons have had great success appealing to buyers requiring cabin space for seven people and cargo volumes that can vary from modest to massive. The mission hasn’t changed with the new 2018 Traverse, although in many respects the members of the trio have gone their separate ways.

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The Auto Sleuth
September 25, 2017

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The Auto Sleuth</br>September 25, 2017

If you could have only one automotive feature, this should be it. At Wheelbase Communications, we’ve chosen to stay away from providing an automotive-news column until we could do it in a non-traditional way. And here it is: the Auto Sleuth. Our worldly gumshoe has his ear to the ground, digging up the latest news on everything from product launches and updates to names in the news. The column is solely driven by reader interest. No boring statistics or auto-company pap here, just the straight goods peppered with the Auto Sleuth’s commentary and speculative, gossipy-style.

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AutoCross
September 24, 2017

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AutoCross</br>September 24, 2017

For the auto thrill-seeker, this is one of the most unique additions to your publication. The International AutoCross will test the knowledge of your readers with trivia that scours automobile parts bins, dealer showrooms and the history of people and places that have made the automobile what it is today. Retain readers and have them coming back on a regular basis for more. Like Wheelbase’s other features, International AutoCross comes to you formatted and ready to use.

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The Auto Sleuth
September 11, 2017

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The Auto Sleuth</br>September 11, 2017

If you could have only one automotive feature, this should be it. At Wheelbase Communications, we’ve chosen to stay away from providing an automotive-news column until we could do it in a non-traditional way. And here it is: the Auto Sleuth. Our worldly gumshoe has his ear to the ground, digging up the latest news on everything from product launches and updates to names in the news. The column is solely driven by reader interest. No boring statistics or auto-company pap here, just the straight goods peppered with the Auto Sleuth’s commentary and speculative, gossipy-style.

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Auto Almanac
September 11, 2017

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Auto Almanac</br>September 11, 2017

A treasure trove of essential automotive quick hits. After designing a highly successful Almanac for one of our daily-newspaper customers, we wondered if we could put together an automotive version. As a result, your new Auto Almanac contains trivia, concept-car spy info, auction notes and even games. All along the way, we invite readers to interact and submit their own ideas.

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