AD #2192 – Genesis Reveals G70 Sedan, Kia Sorento Tests a Diesel, CAMI Workers Go On Strike

September 18th, 2017 at 11:58am

Runtime: 7:28

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- CAMI Workers Go On Strike
- How to Check For Flood Damaged Cars
- Kia Sorento Tests a Diesel
- Alphabet to Invest $1B in Lyft
- Genesis Reveals G70 Sedan
- StoreDot Gets Backing From Major Companies

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20 Comments to “AD #2192 – Genesis Reveals G70 Sedan, Kia Sorento Tests a Diesel, CAMI Workers Go On Strike”

  1. G.A.Branigan Says:

    @ Kit: From yesterday:I still haven’t been able to find the article on the boosted gdi’s and their N0x production,but I know it’s out there somewhere.I just got tired of trying to reword the search to find it.

  2. phred Says:

    So if the US government has this title checking service…why not publish the actual web site on your show so we can access it??

  3. Ernie Krekewich Says:

    I am sorry, but I cannot find, on the NMVTIS site has the VIN info for free. I can only find links to third party vendors that will sell a VIN report. Can you please provide the sp;ecific link to the free VIN reports on NMVTIS?

  4. Afton Says:

    I looked on the NMVTIS site for a long time and found no free reports… I want this info too, where is it?

  5. Kit Gerhart Says:

    2, 3. Is this it?

    https://www.vehiclehistory.gov/

  6. Kit Gerhart Says:

    4 Never mind. That is the NMVTIS web site, but it looks like actual access to data is “privatized.”

  7. Russ Says:

    NMVTIS wants $8.99 for the vehicle history — it’s not free as stated in your piece today.

  8. Buzzerd Says:

    I have family that works in the CAMI plant and I was told the GM went to the union and told them they would be producing the old version of the Equinox as well as the new. Most thought that was weird but what ever. Next GM says they don’t have the capacity to produce both and the Terrain so we are going to move the Terrain to Mexico. A little while later…. uh.. um , by the way we won’t be making the old Equinox so it’s we need to axe some peeps.
    Doesn’t exactly create trust with your workers.

  9. Roger Blose Says:

    I wonder if a K-9 / dog could be trained to sniff out a flood damaged vehicle? This would cut down the vehicle inspection time down to a few minutes and a dog treat I bet.

  10. Lex Says:

    What will be the role or future of OnStar in a autonomous vehicle future?

  11. Chuck Grenci Says:

    This is a copy and paste from the NMVTIS site:

    “How much will it cost to obtain NMVTIS information on a vehicle?

    Cost for NVMTIS vehicle history reports vary and are determined by individual service providers. The Anti-Car Theft Act requires that the system be funded through user fees and not dependent on federal funds. For this reason, NMVTIS has been designed as a fee-for-service system. Current fees range from approximately $2.95 to $12.99 per report.”

    There are many other FAQ there, so if you need info., go to their site.

  12. Lambo2015 Says:

    #8 OnStar future…bleak

  13. Lambo2015 Says:

    The problem with flood damaged cars or really any reporting service like Carfax is it requires a claim to have been made.
    So if someone has a flood damaged car and does not contact their insurance carrier (assuming you have one) and they clean the car up enough to hide that it was flooded and get it running they could take it north and just sell it and no one would know it was flooded. So the biggest risks are the vehicles that are fixed by a backyard mechanic without an insurance claim.

  14. GM Veteran Says:

    The NMVTIS reports are not free. But, they are very affordable and could save anyone a bunch of dough and frustration.

    From the FAQ page of the federal website:
    I am interested in purchasing a used vehicle and would like to obtain a vehicle history. How can I do this?

    Consumers can request vehicle history information through NMVTIS by selecting an approved service provider View Approved NMVTIS Data Provider List.

    How much will it cost to obtain NMVTIS information on a vehicle?

    Cost for NVMTIS vehicle history reports vary and are determined by individual service providers. The Anti-Car Theft Act requires that the system be funded through user fees and not dependent on federal funds. For this reason, NMVTIS has been designed as a fee-for-service system. Current fees range from approximately $2.95 to $12.99 per report.

  15. Kit Gerhart Says:

    9 Interesting thought, and seems possible.

    A few days ago, I saw an article about things to look for, like rusty seat attachment bolts, too-new looking carpet for the condition of the car, etc. I’m not sure I’d want to be used car shopping right now, unless it was for something “well used” and cheap.

  16. Kit Gerhart Says:

    8 I’d think GM might replace the Chevy Captiva, formerly Saturn Vue, with the old Equinox for rental fleets. It sounds like it’s anyone’s guess where they might build it.

  17. Chuck Grenci Says:

    OnStar’s future should not be impacted for some years, and if they evolve to other services, which they are already starting to do, perhaps not bleak at all. I use the service mostly as an insurance/assurance (for when I am on the road); and actually used/needed their service once for an accident. Knowing they were there and since we were out of town, they served us well.

  18. Lambo2015 Says:

    If On-star wants to stay relevant they should be looking at becoming an app based service. Almost everything they currently offer can be replaced via a smartphone. If they worked with the manufacturers to relay the vehicle information to ones phone ie. notify 911 in the case of a crash feature. Combine that with streaming music and the ability to manipulate car functions from your phone like lock, start, put windows up or down, check mileage and next oil change like U-connect. Then OnStar may survive.

  19. Kit Gerhart Says:

    18 Onstar already can lock, unlock, start engine, blow horn/flash lights, check tire pressure, and some other things via smart phone app. That was two years ago. I didn’t renew the subscription that came with the car, but I suspect it does more now.

  20. Michael Khoury Says:

    It looks like the vehicle history site charges $5. Not free, but still cheap.