The recent GM recall involves some of GM's most popular vehicles:
The Chevrolet Cobalt is an attractive small car that offers consumers more bells and whistles than many of its competitors. The Cobalt is Chevrolet's answer to meet the demands of consumers' desire to save on gas without sacrificing size, style and equipment. The Cobalt is available as a coupe or sedan.
The 2007 Pontiac G5 is considered a step up from its precursor the Chevy Cavalier Sunfire, offering better ride quality, performance and interior materials. The Potiac G5 is only offered as a coupe and is pretty much a clone of the Chevy Cobalt Coupe. It has been a popular car based on its peppy performance, smooth ride and competitive price tag.
The Saturn Ion is available as either a sedan or coupe, but the sedan accounts for most of the sales. The coupe offers unique small rear-hinged doors and only has slightly different styling than the sedan. The sedan is larger, taller and slightly wider than the old S-series. While it is more powerful than the old S-series, it is also heavier, which can take away from the some of the power.
The Chevrolet HHR (Heritage High Roof) was considered a little late to the compact wagon party, but according to some, it was worth the wait. The HHR's tall retro-wagon style was inspired by the 1949 Suburban, but the rest of the vehicle demonstrates modern style. Despite the high roof, the Chevy HHR is compact in size and offers consumers unique interior packing solutions, including a fold-flat front passenger seat, split-folding rear set and a cargo area floor with built-in hooks for grocery bags. The 2006-2007 Chevrolet HHR shares many driving features with the Cobalt compact sedan, including the front-wheel drive architecture.
The 2006-2007 Pontiac Solstice is a roadster in its purest form and has been called an "All American Sports Car." This small, yet comfortable roadster is known for its compelling, unique exterior and pleasing performance. The Solstice shares its platform with the Saturn Sky and has been praised for its precise steering, powerful brakes and attractive exterior.
The 2007 Saturn Sky is a favorite among customers looking for a small roadster. The Sky is a powerful roadster with slick, distinctive styling. Despite its small size, its roomy cockpit makes for a comfortable highway ride. Customers seem to gravitate towards the powerful Red Line model, which comes with a competitive price tag, stylish appearance and everyday comfort.
The Opel GT is a classic roadster with features such as a powerful front-mounted engine, rear-wheel drive, a sporty-decorated cockpit and a tailor-made fabric roof. This sleek two-seater brings character to its class of vehicles with an exciting and unique shape, curved surfaces and sharp edges.
The Pontiac Pursuit is only sold in Canada, not available in the U.S. It comes as either a sedan or coupe, both of which are available in three trim lines. The Pontiac Pursuit offers Canadians a good value for a little car.
Recalled Buick LaCrosse models are classified as the first generation of the vehicle (built from 2005 to 2009). A mid size car, this sedan was intended to replace other GM models, the Century and Regal. Before the most recent recall dangers were exposed, this car was marked by the IIHS for high fatality rates among cars of its size.
The Chevrolet Impala is a full-size Sedan that is very popular due to its affordability. First rolled out in the late 1950s, this car received several powerful engine improvements to bring it up to contemporary standards. Other updates in recent years include advanced braking and airbag safety improvements.
A descendent of the 1940s Coupe de Ville, the Cadillac de Ville is a full size luxury sedan. Eighth generation models saw a major redesign which turned away from earlier styles in order to improve aerodynamics and appeal to modern standards. DTS (DeVille Touring Sedan) models replaced the Cadillac de Ville beginning in 2004.
The first of its kind to be sold under the label Buick, the Lucerne is a full size sedan intended to be a flagship model. Starting in 2011 the Lucerne was phased out of production and its slot as the flagship vehicle was taken by the LaCrosse. The Lucerne was built at GM's Detroit facilities along with the Cadillac DTS model.
A long standing representative of Buick's mid-size models, production of the Buick Regal began in 1973. General Motors manufactured the model overseas for some time, including recalled 2004-2005 vehicles. Marketed as an luxury sedan, the Regal shared many parts and similarities to other GM vehicles in its class.
The Chevrolet Monte Carlo is a two door American car classified as a luxury coupe, first produced in the 1970s. The 2006-2007 generation saw a drastic mechanical and aesthetic overhaul. Production of this vehicle was discontinued between 2007 and 2008.