Chevrolet Aveo5 2LT – the high end of entry level

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

In these challenging economic times many people are seeking the least expensive cars to own and operate, at least for their daily commute.

If driving cheap brings too many compromises - a total lack of amenities, a dangerous lack of performance, a reputation for shoddy build quality - then people may lean toward driving a bit more expensive.

Chevrolet Cobalt SS – a well behaved pocket rocket

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

We drove the future of affordable automotive entertainment a few weeks ago.

The future we think is a small four-door sedan with the ability to comfortably transport four adults and cargo with an out-the-door price of under 25 grand rated at 30 miles to the gallon (on the highway with accelerator in a normal position), capable of neck- snapping adrenaline-elevating 0-to-60 time under six seconds and the necessary suspension setup to carve up winding blacktops.

Chevrolet Traverse – GM’s newest large crossover

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

It was no surprise that we instantly liked the all-new Chevrolet Traverse.

Our first experience with the full-sized Chevy crossover came on a flawless autumn day hauling four adults and all the goodies necessary for a college football game tailgate party. The only downside to brilliant sunshine, moderate temperatures and fun with friends was the home team losing on a last-minute touchdown.

Chevrolet Corvette convertible — The sweet rush of joy

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The biggest Corvette unveiling in years occurred at the 2008 Detroit Auto Show when the new super-Vette ZR1 was revealed to the automotive press. It has drawn considerable attention since it hit the fast streets last year with its 638-horsepower supercharged V-8 together with the necessary run-fast accouterments to make it one of the world's premier sports cars.

Chevrolet Camaro — Power personified

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

When we first witnessed the Chevrolet Camaro concept at the Detroit Auto Show a few years ago, we were disappointed. Frankly it looked as if someone had clipped together the front end of a Cadillac CTS and the backend of a Corvette; although it did have Camaro like flat sides. It certainly didn’t look like the line up of ‘69’s they had rolled out as part of the show as they tried to convince us the new Camaro had roots.

Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport — Z06-like on a budget

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

The iconic American sports car has sold on average more than 30,000 copies a year for most of the 21st Century. An all new iteration in 2005 spurred sales for 2005 and 2006 to an average 34,000 annually.

Chevrolet Equinox — Proving its value

By Jim Meachen and Ted Biederman

When we read the news that General Motors was going to increase production of the 2010 Chevrolet Equinox and its platform mate, the GMC Terrain, by 40,000 units a year because of brisk sales we were driving an Equinox. It helped us understand why GM is expanding production at its Canadian plant.