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This Week’s Wheels: 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ

I arrived back in Portland to find a 2012 Chevrolet Sonic LTZ waiting for me. For those who don’t know, this little hatchback is replacing the unloved Aveo in Chevy’s lineup.

Featuring the same 1.4-liter turbo four-cylinder as the Chevy Cruze and a six-speed manual transmission, there’s no question the Sonic is more fun to drive than the Aveo. So far it feels on par with the Fiesta is not slightly more fun.

Stay tuned for more updates.

AutoBird Podcast Episode 10

Episode 10 starts by discussing the past week on both of our respective blogs, AutoBird Blog and AccelerateMpls. The week in review included 2009 sales numbers, and my post about why strippers are important.  We move along to talk about NAIAS (the Detroit Auto Show) and the things we will be seeing.  That list includes the next generation Ford Focus, the Chevrolet Aveo RS concept, Ford’s MyFord, and the Buick Regal GS concept.  Next we discuss the new Dodge naming scheme and announced Chrysler powertrain updates.  The last topic continues to be the Saab story that continues to unfold.


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