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Do Powertrain Warranties Matter and do People Even Care?
Jul 14, 2015 - 6:07 PM - by

Warranties are often advertised as a fix-everything safety net, but are they actually useful?

Recently, there have been some changes with the powertrain warranty coverage on new vehicles from General Motors and Fiat–Chrysler Automobiles. Both automakers have dropped their powertrain warranty coverage to five years/60,000 miles from 10 years/100,000 miles.

Powertrain warranties only cover a limited selection of items on your car, specifically components that only have to do with providing the vehicle power and making it move. Only Kia, Hyundai and Mitsubishi offer 10 year/100,000 mile powertrain warranties following the changes by GM and FCA.

See Also: What is a Powertrain Warranty?

In the past, those long warranties were offered to help get new buyers into showrooms, but now companies are realizing that such coverage doesn’t seem to impact new car buyers. Even Kia and Hyundai put some heavy restrictions on their
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Corvette Manta Ray Trademarked
Jun 23, 2015 - 8:49 PM - by

Chevy has filed for a particularly interesting trademark.

The American company has trademarked Corvette Manta Ray along with just Manta Ray, for use on 'motor land vehicles, namely, automobiles, engines therefor and structural parts thereof.'

There is no indication as what the Manta Ray might be and there is always the possibility it might be nothing at all.

Manta Ray is not a new name for the Corvette, as it was used on a 1969 Corvette concept. That Manta Ray featured a unique side exhaust, a two-tone paint finish, new headlights and an entirely new back end which heavily modified the car’s roof line. It also came with the upgraded ZL-1 427 V8.

So what would a modern Corvette Manta Ray be? Possibly a new trim line that sits between the base Corvette Stingray and the more powerful Corvette Zo6. It could use a more powerful version of the naturally aspirated 6.2-liter V8, or a down-tuned version
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