What Are the Top 10 Exhaust Tips On Sale Today?

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Aesthetically, there is a lot to consider when analyzing a car's design. Most people probably focus on a car's grill or even the profile. But for a certain group of people the tailpipes have an allure all their own. Here are what our editors consider the 10 best examples of exquisite exhausts on the market today.

By David Thomas | September 15, 2014 | Comments (0)

GM Issues Stop Sale on 2015 Chevrolet Corvettes

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GM has issued a stop-sale order on about 2,800 new Chevrolet Corvettes, a spokesman for the automaker told The Detroit News. GM spokesman Alan Adler told the newspaper that the Detroit automaker has instructed dealers to halt delivery on about 2,000 model-year 2015 Corvettes to repair a problem with the driver-side airbag, and has temporarily stopped shipments of the high-performance sports cars from its Bowling Green, Ky., assembly plant.

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Another 800 Corvettes, most still at dealerships, were also placed on hold because they may have been built with only one of the rear parking brake cables fully seated and engaged. The part must be inspected to ensure the brake is operating on both brake drums, Adler told the newspaper. Adler said very few of the 2,800 were already in customer possession, and would not say whether the stop sale would be followed by a recall. Get the full story from The Detroit News.

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By Matt Schmitz | September 12, 2014 | Comments (4)

Chevrolet Prices 2015 Corvette Z06 at $78,995

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The high-performance Corvette Z06 is back for 2015 with an entry-level price not horribly inflated compared to the previous-generation Z06, and that's a welcome surprise for those waiting to buy one. The new 650-horsepower Z06 is the most-powerful production car GM has ever produced; it starts at $78,995 with destination for a coupe and $83,995 for the newly available convertible Z06.

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The entry price seems like a bargain at just $2,400 more than the outgoing 2013 Z06 considering there's 145 more hp, a 20 percent stiffer aluminum chassis plus technology and quality strides made inside the car.

By Joe Bruzek | August 22, 2014 | Comments (7)

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Gets New Eight-Speed Transmission; We Drive It

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Chevrolet has been enjoying amazing success with the redesigned Corvette Stingray, delivering 37,000 of the 2014 model to buyers, nearly tripling sales of the iconic two-seat sports car overnight. Now 2014 model production has ended, and the company is ready to begin shipping 2015 models out the door of the Bowling Green, Ky., manufacturing plant. The new model is largely the same as the 2014, with one notable exception: The 2015 Stingray receives a new General Motors-designed eight-speed automatic transmission, joining the seven-speed manual and replacing the old six-speed automatic.

Related: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Review

Why upgrade to a new transmission so soon after launching the popular Stingray? The reason is simple: The upcoming Corvette Z06 and its 650-horsepower, supercharged LT4 engine make more power than the current six-speed can handle without fragging itself. No suitable transmission could be found from a supplier to both handle the Z06's power and fit in the Corvette's unusual packaging, so GM made its own, and buyers of any Corvette variety will now get the eight-speed when they opt for an automatic.

By Aaron Bragman | August 20, 2014 | Comments (11)

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By Matt Schmitz | July 19, 2014 | Comments (0)

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By Matt Schmitz | July 5, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray

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Vehicles Affected: Approximately 2,000 model-year 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Stingrays with FE1 or FE3 suspensions

The Problem: General Motors is reporting that an insufficient weld in the rear shocks could lead to a fracture and reduce the shocks' life. GM said it is not aware of any crashes or injuries related to this issue.

The Fix: Dealers will replace the rear shock absorbers for free.

What Owners Should Do: General Motors has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 866-694-6546 for more information.

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By Jennifer Geiger | June 30, 2014 | Comments (1)

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By Jennifer Newman | June 28, 2014 | Comments (0)

Recall Alert: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

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Vehicles Affected: About 712 model-year 2014 Chevrolet Corvette sports cars equipped with optional Competition Sport Seats

The Problem: GM is reporting that an unbelted child and door trim may block the passenger-seat side air bag vent in a deployment.

The Fix: GM will notify owners and dealers will replace the current air bag with a redesigned version. GM is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to this condition, but the automaker advises customers to not allow small children in the front seat until the vehicle is serviced.

What Owners Should Do: GM has not yet provided an owner notification schedule. Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 for more info.

Need to Find a Dealer for Service? Go to Cars.com Service & Repair to find your local dealer.

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By Matt Schmitz | June 17, 2014 | Comments (1)

Recall Alert: 2014 Chevrolet Corvette

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Vehicles Affected: Just 33 model-year 2014 Chevrolet Corvettes

The Problem: An internal short circuit in the sensing and diagnostic module could disable the frontal airbags, seat belt pretensioners and Automatic Occupancy Sensing module. GM said it is unaware of any crashes or injuries related to the condition.

The Fix: GM will notify owners, and dealers will replace the sensing and diagnostic module for free. The automaker said owners will receive letters letting them know when they can take their vehicles to dealers for repair and transportation will be provided as needed. No notification schedule has yet been announced.

What Owners Should Do: Owners can call Chevrolet at 800-222-1020 for more info.

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By Matt Schmitz | June 9, 2014 | Comments (0)

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