2015 GMC Yukon Denali Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer The new GMC Yukon Denali is a big deal – literally. At 204 inches in length, it’s only a smidgen (1.9-inches) longer than the previous model, but anything that fills a bay of our garage so completely is big, especially when the last car in that slot was a 145-inch…

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2014 GMC Sierra Denali 1500 Test Drive

“GMC Sierra 1500 offers several refined choices” GMC’s 2014 full size truck lineup is all new For the 2014 model year, the all-new GMC Sierra full-size pickup delivers the most powerful, most advanced and most refined truck in the 111-year history of the brand. The GMC bloodline stretches back more than a century – 111…

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2015 General Motors Full Size SUVs Test Drive

By Bill Schaffer Squaw Valley to Napa, Calif. – The full-size ‘King of the Hill’ SUV goes by many names: Suburban, Tahoe, Yukon, Yukon XL and Denali — all variations of the General Motors’ Chevrolet and GMC families. Actually, there’s no official King, but when a model has been around for 11 generations spanning 80…

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GMC Sierra Test Drive

By Barbara & Bill Schaffer We’ve never been fans of big pickup trucks; mainly because we don’t pull a trailer or haul lots of stuff…we are more into sedans, hatchbacks and an occasional crossover. However for people who have the need for a truck, today’s market offers a wonderland of choices. Shopping for a new…

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2013 GMC Acadia Test Drive

“2013 GMC Acadia features new styling, safety and infotainment”   Acadia became GMC’s first crossover, helping to define the increasingly popular segment since its launch in 2007. The Denali model was added to GMC’s growing portfolio in 2010. For the 2013 model year, the 2013 GMC Acadia and Acadia Denali bow with new exterior styling,…

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2013 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD Test Drive

”2013 GMC Yukon XL Denali AWD: Big, Bold and Powerful”   Let’s face it, not everyone wants or needs a full-size SUV. In fact, there are a lot of people who hate the very existence of such vehicles, but that’s another matter. For those of you who feel the need for a full-size SUV, or…

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GMC Granite Gets Green Light

Initially unveiled at the 2010 North American Auto Show in Detroit, the Granite is a new twist on the normal direction of GMC vehicles and now GM has given the project the “go ahead.” The subcompact crossover, which looks like it could be a highly modified Scion xB, will compete with vehicles like the Scion…

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GMC Granite is a Go? Even with the Doors?

GMC has approved the production of the Granite concept, which first debuted at the 2010 North American International Auto Show in Detroit.  According to Motor Trend magazine a well-placed source says the concept will be built, complete with the dramatic rear hinged rear doors. If the rumor is true, the Granite would be the smallest…

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Road Test: GMC Sierra Denali HD

Since GMC took their truck brand more upscale in 1999 with the advent of the luxurious Denali version, we have looked forward to driving these plush pickups, SUVs and crossovers.  Denali was created to compete with vehicles like the popular Lincoln Navigator and Cadillac Escalade and as a result, created a significant new market for…

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Test Drive: GMC Acadia Denali

Oceanside, Calif. – Using the excuse of going to the Los Angeles Auto Show in November, we reserved a week at our timeshare in Oceanside, Calif., and made plans a few leisurely day exploring area between Los Angeles and San Diego.  We did spend one day at the L.A. Auto Show covering more than a…

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