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General Motors partners with LG to improve electric vehicles

Friday, August 26th, 2011

Ford recently announced that it was partnering with Toyota to help create fuel-efficient trucks and SUVs. Not to be outdone, General Motors and LG Group will be teaming up to design electric vehicles in the future.

The partnership seems like a logical one as LG has worked on the electric engine for the popular Chevrolet Volt as well as the Opel Ampera. The venture will focus on finding other areas to use the technology, and seems to be beneficial to LG, GM and consumers.

"Many solutions for tomorrow’s transportation needs may be available more quickly by building on our partnership strategy," said GM vice chairman Steve Girsky. "Consumers benefit by getting the latest fuel-saving technology faster if we work with the best suppliers and we save time and money in the development process."

The move will likely prove to be an important one in the coming years as the U.S. government recently called for cars to have a 54.5 miles per gallon fuel economy by 2025.

Drivers looking to get behind the wheel of a fuel-efficient car may want to check out New Jersey Auto Auction, which offers plenty of models at affordable prices.

Cadillac offers more color options for car buyers

Saturday, April 17th, 2010

Summer is just around the corner and it could be the perfect time of the year for people to revamp their car’s look. A California-based company has recently launched a new line of pigment specially made for Cadillacs.

JDSU, which provides color solutions for a wide range of industries including the automotive sector, has launched the “From a Different View” campaign to highlight the role of colors in brand differentiation and personal style.

Designers from Cadillac said colors impact the car-buying process as customers want colors to match their personality. Cadillac uses JDSU’s pigments, which add depth to cars by changing color when viewed from different angles.

“We have been collaborating with JDSU for nine years and in that time have created six special car colors for our Cadillac vehicles,” Chris Webb, senior creative designer at Cadillac, said in a news release. Cadillac owners have options to repaint their cars with JDSU’s chrome, tuscan bronze and thunder gray colors.

Scientists have long examined the psychology of colors. Numerous studies have pointed out the meanings each color evokes, and advertising companies have used them to come up with catchy color themes for their campaigns. So for car owners who want to change their personal branding, a new car color can usher in the change.

Local Montana musician rescued after harrowing ordeal

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

On Sunday, a 67-year-old country musician was rescued after spending four days trapped in his 1996 Cadillac STS.

Louis Rogers, who has played guitar alongside a number of country music legends, including Merle Haggard and George Jones, was writing a goodbye letter and preparing himself for death when a couple stumbled across the his immobilized vehicle on a back road in Montana, according to the Associated Press.

Four days previous, Rogers was on his way to Calder, Idaho, when he decided to take a shortcut across the Bitterroot Mountains. After driving for about nine miles on the remote mountain road, the Lakeside, Montana, resident got his Cadillac stuck in a snow bank and was unable to remove it.

With no cell phone service, and being in admitted poor health, Rogers was forced to wait and see if he would ever be found. At one point, a low flying airplane passed right by the 67-year-old’s vehicle, but the repeated flashing of his headlights was unable to attract the pilot’s attention.

After several frustrating days and intolerably cold nights, Rogers had given up.

“I thought before I lose my bearings or start hallucinating, I’m going to write my last letter and tell my last goodbyes to my friends and relations,” said Rogers, soon after being rescued. “I told them to have faith in the Lord and don’t go cracking up because we are going to see each other again.”

Unfortunately for the country musician, more than 200 friends and relatives spent the weekend searching for him in a totally different location, as they were unaware of his decision to take a shortcut.

Luckily for Rogers, after several days with no food and only melted snow to drink, he was found by Scott and Penny Kalis, a local couple out for a drive in their four-wheel drive vehicle.

“She said, ‘Well, what are you doing way up here?'” Rogers said. “I said, ‘Dying, and if you don’t believe it, here’s the proof, and I showed her the letter.'”

Surprisingly, Rogers did not need to be hospitalized after the ordeal, and was up and running after just a few days of rest.

Report: Woods to return to the PGA in two weeks

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

Nearly four months after crashing his Cadillac Escalade outside of his home in Windermere, Florida, Tiger Woods has begun planning his return to the golf course.

On Thursday, the New York Post reported that the world’s number one golfer will begin his comeback in two weeks at the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill in Orlando.

The paper quoted two unnamed sources that said Woods has hired former presidential press secretary Ari Fleischer, who worked for George W. Bush, and most recently helped Mark McGuire orchestrate his return to professional baseball.

“[Woods and Fleischer] were in his living room this week going over a strategy for how to handle Bay Hill in two weeks,” said one source. “I would be shocked if he didn’t play the Arnold Palmer.”

Woods, who publicly admitted his multiple infidelities last month, has spent the last few weeks at a sexual rehabilitation clinic, and has only been seen on the golf course a handful of times since Thanksgiving.

Many commentators have speculated that Woods would return to the PGA at Bay Hill, as he has won the tournament six times since 2000.

Naomi Campbell involved in alleged assault case

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2010

Supermodel Naomi Campbell will likely not face charges after her driver told New York police on Tuesday that she assaulted him while he was driving her Cadillac Escalade.

The 27-year-old driver claimed that Campbell slammed his head into the steering wheel of her SUV while the car was in motion, according to the Associated Press. The driver, whose name has not been released, reportedly had a small bruise and some swelling under one of his eyes.

Campbell was not at the scene when police arrived and has yet to speak with the authorities regarding the matter. The 39-year-old will most likely not face any legal trouble though, as the driver decided not to file any criminal charges. It is still unclear whether he will pursue the matter in civil court.

This week’s incident is not the first time that Campbell has shown up on the radar of police because of her temper. In 2008, the British supermodel was sentenced to 200 hours of community service after pleading guilty to assaulting two police officers at an airport. She was also forced to attend anger management classes after throwing a cell phone at her housekeeper in 2007, according to The Washington Post.

Tiger apologizes for extra-marital affairs

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2010

On Friday, nearly three months after crashing his Cadillac Escalade outside of his home in Windermere, Florida, golfing superstar Tiger Woods made his first public appearance, apologizing for his long history of extra-marital affairs.

In front of approximately 40 friends and select members of the media, Woods read a 14-minute prepared statement. He apologized to his fans, children who looked up to him as a role model and his wife Elin, who did not attend the press conference.

“I was unfaithful. I had affairs. I cheated,” Woods said. “What I did was not acceptable.”

The world’s number one golfer took no questions from the media and indicated that he would not respond to future inquiries about the specifics of his past relationships.

After reading his statement, which was nationally syndicated on every major network, Woods headed back to Mississippi where he will reenter a sexual rehabilitation clinic.

As for golf, Woods suggested that he could return to the course by the end of the year, but made no promises.

“When I do return, I need to make my behavior more respectful of the game,” he concluded.

Tiger Woods to make prepared statement on Friday

Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Nearly three months after crashing his Cadillac Escalade outside of his home in Windermere, Florida, Tiger Woods has resurfaced. The world’s number one golfer will address select members of the media on Friday to deliver a prepared statement regarding his highly publicized extramarital affairs.

Woods has taken immediate criticism for the decision because he will be speaking in front of a hand-picked group of reporters and will not be taking any questions.

“Of course he’s not going to take any questions,” said celebrity image consultant Michael Levine on the Early Show, responding to the widespread abhorrence regarding Wood’s decision. “Nor should he. If I represented him, I wouldn’t allow him to take questions either. The potentiality for salacious questions is just too great.”

Meanwhile, General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz recently recalled the automaker’s good fortune in severing all ties with their former spokesman before the scandal erupted, according to USA Today.

“We weren’t too lucky with Tiger Woods for Buick,” said Lutz, adding that GM’s relationship with Woods did little to help sell Buick brand vehicles.

It is still unclear when Woods will return to professional golf.

Rapper Flavor Flav walks away after crashing his Cadillac Escalade

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

Owners of used Cadillac models in New Jersey may be interested to know that rapper Flavor Flav was involved in a two-car accident in Las Vegas late Wednesday evening.

The celebrity gossip website TMZ.com has reported that the Public Enemy member and former VH1 reality television star was behind the wheel of his Cadillac Escalade when he collided with another vehicle.

Flav, whose real name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr, did not suffer any injuries and was pictured driving away in the cab of the truck that was towing his vehicle.

Police were called to the scene to investigate the crash, which severely damaged the other driver’s sedan. As of Thursday, no details on the accident or specifics on the other driver had been released.

According to Fox5Vegas.com, local police have said that there have been numerous accidents in the Las Vegas area over the past few days because of heavy rains.

Flav’s rap group is currently working on their 13th album, which is being financed through the support of fan contributions.

2005 STS brings Cadillac back to prominence

Wednesday, January 20th, 2010

If you are interested in a used car in New Jersey and are looking for luxury and affordability, you might want to check out the 2005 Cadillac STS.

“After struggling for years to keep up with the imports, Cadillac has finally hit its stride and the STS proves it,” says Edmunds.com, an automobile information website.

“Balanced driving dynamics and edgy-but-attractive styling should make this car a hit with buyers of all ages, especially those looking for a complete package of luxury and performance at a competitive price,” they add.

The STS comes with a 320-horsepower, 4.6-liter V8 engine that goes from 0 to 60 in 6.3 seconds, according to Inside Line. It has a 116.4 inch wheel base, making it one of the roomiest vehicles in its class.

The ’05 model is available with a Bose stereo system, all-wheel drive and an intelligent 5-speed automatic transmission. It has an optional magnetic ride suspension that comes in touring and performance modes.

The STS comes standard with heated and cooled seats, rainsense wipers and automatically dimming headlights.

Maria Shriver: California’s favorite scofflaw

Thursday, December 10th, 2009

Used Cadillac models in New Jersey could soon attract more attention since California First Lady Maria Shriver was busted parking her Cadillac Escalade in a red zone on October 26.

The celebrity gossip website TMZ.com reported that Shriver parked her car in an emergency vehicle zone for over an hour while she visited her doctor in Santa Monica.

The incident came only two weeks after paparazzi photographed Shriver talking on her cell phone while driving—an act that her husband, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, banned in 2008.

TMZ has reportedly photographed Shriver committing the same offense three times in as many months, according to CNN.com.

Her husband promised to “take swift action” to make sure that the incident does not repeat itself.

“I regret that I made a mistake,” Shriver said in a statement. “I take responsibility for it.”

California’s First Lady later stated that she planned on donating her old cell phone to a program that benefits domestic violence shelters.

In late November, Governor Schwarzenegger followed in his wife’s footsteps by parking his silver convertible in a red zone in Beverly Hills. “No one is perfect,” he said. “Not even me.”

For car shoppers looking for used Cadillac models in New Jersey, the Escalade seems to be a popular choice for both celebrities and politicians.

Effects of Tiger Woods crash on Cadillac unclear

Monday, November 30th, 2009

Pro golfer Tiger Woods was recently involved in a car accident near Windermere, Florida, which might affect perceptions of used Cadillac Escalades in New Jersey.

On November 27, Woods was taken to the hospital after crashing his Escalade into a fire hydrant and a tree, according to the Orlando Sentinel. At first, various news channels reported that Woods had been seriously injured – claims that were eventually found to be inaccurate. Woods had cuts and bruises on his face, but the hospital said he was in good shape overall when he left.

“It seems like a very strange accident that occurred,” Windermere Mayor Gary Bruhn told CNN. “Basically it was facial lacerations, and as I’m understanding it, nothing that serious.”

Although his injuries were reported to be mild, Woods has decided not to play at the upcoming Chevron World Challenge, according to the New York Daily News.

“I am extremely disappointed that I will not be at my tournament this week,” he wrote on his website.

While it seems Woods will recover from his injuries, it is unclear if his wreck will affect sales of used Cadillac Escalades in New Jersey.

Celebrity couple perpetuates popularity of used Escalades in New York

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Actors and pro athletes can be influential in a variety of matters, and impacting perceptions of which cars are cool is no exception. Used Escalades in New York could benefit from a recent celeb sighting.

In October 2009, American Superstar Magazine reported that former LA Laker Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku of the TV series Dollhouse had confirmed their relationship. Recently, the couple was spotted attaching a bike rack to their Cadillac Escalade, according to CelebrityCarsBlog.com.

The Escalade has long been a popular SUV among the Hollywood crowd. Appearing in the popular HBO drama series The Sopranos and a variety of hip hop music videos, this Cadillac turns heads with its 20-inch chrome rims and the bassy exhaust note produced by its monstrous V8.

A 2004 Escalade with a 6-liter engine and all wheel drive generally sells for about $17,000, according to Edmunds.com. Drivers looking for better fuel economy can opt for the 5.3-liter motor and rear-wheel-drive Escalade, which gets slightly higher gas mileage.

Cadillac has always been a name that has stood for luxury, and when celebrities like Rick Fox and Eliza Dushku are spotted in one of these cars, used Escalades in New York seem even classier to some.

Heavy metal princess drives a Cadillac; Used CTSs in New Jersey could reap the benefits

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

The Cadillac brand and used CTSs in New Jersey could become more popular now that Kelly Osborne has been sighted getting out of her personal Caddy.

Osbourne was recently photographed with her two dogs in front of a black Cadillac, according to CelebrityCarsBlog.com. Although the 25-year-old is originally from London, it appears she prefers to drive American.

One of Cadillac’s finest models is its CTS. This sedan was first released in 2003 and although it was redesigned five years later, the first and second generation look very similar. Some drivers might prefer to have a first generation model because there were more engines to choose from during this period. Individuals who want to consume the smallest amount of fuel might be interested to know that the smallest engine in the latest CTS is 3.6-liter, while the original was available with a 2.8-liter.

A base model 2006 CTS normally sells for about $17,000, according to Edmunds.com. With the smaller V6, this Caddy can get up to 19 miles to the gallon.

Heavy metal fans might start looking out for used CTSs in New Jersey when they see Osbourne pictured in front of her Cadillac.

Used Cadillac CTS-V in New York set to take on Mitsubishi Lancer MR

Wednesday, October 28th, 2009

Bob Lutz is General Motors vice chairman of global product development, and challenged anyone in the industry to take him on for a series of time trial laps at Monticello Motor Club. Those considering used Cadillac CTS-Vs in New York may want to see how his 2009 model fares against several competitors, including a 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution MR.

The car enthusiasts at Jalopnik were one of the few to take Lutz seriously, and had been pleading with companies to allow a production model vehicle for them to race against the GM executive. After an initial dalliance with Jaguar, they decided on the Lancer, and the race is set for tomorrow.

As the journalists at the website will note, the CTS-V has a lot of power under the hood, with a 6.2 liter supercharged V8 providing more than 550 horsepower. But it can also be an affordable luxury performance sedan for those taking a look at used Cadillac CTS-Vs in New York.

Of the 2005 version, Edmunds.com noted that “the fast and nimble CTS-V is one of the most promising signs yet that Cadillac is ready to take on the world,” and even new, it was priced more economically than its competitors.

Discontinued models could provide value to buyers of used cars in New York

Friday, October 23rd, 2009

As automakers struggle to control costs, models are being dropped and that could mean savings forr buyers considering used cars in New York, according to an Edmunds.com report.

Two losses include the Cadillac CTS-V and the Chevrolet Cobalt SS, two sportier versions of other cars that the reviewers loved, especially the CTS-V whose “handling is exceptional and thankfully, its pricing is more down-to-earth than that of its Teutonic rivals.”

It may also benefit buyers to look at a used Cadillac CTS-V in New York, as well as other discontinued models, because used car values depreciate more rapidly when there are no new cars in the line.

“The CTS makes you feel like you’re piloting a Corvette or a Viper,” noted the Chicago Tribune of the 2005 model, adding, “the V-Series CTS does things you don’t expect from a sedan, and certainly not from a Cadillac.”

For those looking for a more affordable option, used Chevrolet Cobalts in New York that come in the SS trim offer a 260-horsepower engine that helps 0-60 times of less than 60 seconds with 25 mpg combined.

Keep the scariness to trick-or-treating and consider used Mitsubishi Lancers in New Jersey

Thursday, October 15th, 2009

Halloween is just around the corner, and families with younger children may want to reconsider buying certain new models and stick with used cars in New Jersey, based on the results of a new kbb.com report.

The website, part of the Kelley Blue Book Family, recently ranked the top 10 cars that would be worth making into a halloween costume because of “intimidating faces” that have “sharp angles, squinting eyes and gaping maws (as if emitting battle cries or preparing to eat their prey).”

While those characteristics may be important for making scary costumes, they might not provide as much peace of mind when kids aren’t looking to get scared, especially the menacing Mitsubishi Lancer Evo and the Cadillac CTS, ranked numbers 1 and 3 respectively by the report.

That doesn’t mean that a used Mitsubishi Lancer in New Jersey couldn’t be used for family trips, however. Earlier models, like those from 2004 to 2007, have a much rounder shape that could be more child-friendly. Low-lying instrument panels also promote visibility for drivers, according to Cars.com.

Paris Hilton’s SUV could be reason enough to check out used Cadillac Escalades in New York

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

Paris Hilton’s choice in cars is going to get her in celebrity magazines because she’s popular, and people want to know when she decides to go hybrid. People on a tighter budget can still look to the luxury SUV market, though, and consider used Cadillac Escalades in New York.

In fact, the young magazine mainstay was recently spotted exiting one of the newer Cadillac Escalade hybrids, developed for those who want somewhat better fuel economy with the ability to bring seven friends along for a ride in style.

But does incuding a hybrid powertrain really make sense for those who are looking for a luxury nameplate on an SUV that can carry around most families in a popular style? Well, used Cadillac Escalades in New York only suffer a 5 mpg hit compared to their new hybrid brethren, but at a price premium of $50,000, according to Edmunds.com estimates of new and used pricing.

You can achieve the same look as Paris Hilton’s ride, or that of prominent businessmen and women, at a fraction of the price if you go used. And unlike Hilton, you can use the money you saved on an exclusive party for you and your friends.

Swayze’s ouevre may point buyers to used Cadillac STS-Vs in New Jersey

Friday, September 18th, 2009

Patrick Swayze’s recent passing has led some fans to go back over his work, watching favorites like Dirty Dancing, Road House and others. In his last piece of work as an undercover FBI agent, however, Swayze could bring buyers closer to used Cadillac STS-Vs in New Jersey.

In contrast to earlier roles that focused on classic cars from the 1950s and 1960s, the A&E series the Beast debuted in 2009 with Swayze playing the role of a grizzled agent pursued by personal demons and an Internal Affairs team bent on getting him for various infractions that the series never had time to explain before his pancreatic cancer forced him to back out, according to entertainment industry sources.

But Swayze’s character used the sedan to get in and out of rough situations, and his fans may see more than just a ghost of a great actor if they consider used Cadillac STS-Vs in New Jersey.

The 2006 model “steers with a light feel, comports itself neatly on wet pavement and yields confident sensations,” notes Cars.com, even for drivers on better terms with law enforcement than the characters on the A&E show.