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    GMI Announces “GMI Drives” Forum

    GMI Announces “GMI Drives” Forum
    Further advancement is allowing more exclusive content on GMI!
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    August 12, 2010
    By: Nick Saporito


    Today GMInsideNews is pleased to announce the creation of a new Press Room forum dedicated to vehicle reviews written in-house. The move marks significant progress in OEM relations with the site and will bring GMI readers more exclusive content to read and discuss.

    In GMI’s near nine-year tenure online the staff has consistently had the goal—dream perhaps—to make this website far more than “just a forum.” Early on our forum layout hampered our ability to be taken seriously with OEMs, General Motors included. Today that has significantly changed and is allowing us to expand the amount of exclusive content on the site.

    Today four of our staff members have press fleet access with OEMs globally. Just in the last two weeks two more have been added to OEM press fleets in North America and more are planned. GMI has already had several GM vehicle reviews on the site, but starting the week of August 23rd we will be adding Ford vehicle reviews as well.

    Major reviews of new products will likely be posted on the front page (GMI Headline News) for several days, but ultimately all GMI-written reviews will reside in our new GMI Drives forum.

    GMI’s core focus has always been on General Motors and that will not change. Over the course of our history we have always had a wide array of content related to all OEMs, including in-house auto show coverage of the entire industry.

    Going forward GMI will simply add vehicle reviews of products from all OEMs while maintaining our industry-wide auto show coverage as well. We feel like reviews and auto show coverage of the industry is extremely critical to keep our readers well-versed on the latest products from all OEMs. Both forms of content also generally make for excellent, constructive discussions.

    In the new forum we have created a “Meet The Drivers” page to read a small blurb about each staff member that is currently writing reviews for GMI. Reviewers are going to have their own review techniques and specific points that they will focus on more than others. We feel this will add variety to the review content we publish. All reviews will feature plenty of live shots and extensive sensory detail.

    Below is a list of reviews that we will be publishing over the next few weeks:


    • Cadillac CTS Sport Wagon
    • Ford Fiesta Sedan
    • Chevrolet Camaro V6
    • Holden Captiva
    • 2011 Ford Edge (will be one of the first reviews published on it!)
    • 2011 Buick LaCrosse
    • Ford Taurus SHO
    • 2011 Holden VE II Products (exclusive coverage!)
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    Re: GMI Announces “GMI Drives” Forum

    nice

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    Re: GMI Announces “GMI Drives” Forum

    Should my 3 page Fuel Cell GM Loan write up go here? What? I had a lot to say.

    There's photo and video.

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    Re: GMI Announces “GMI Drives” Forum

    Well done!

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    Re: GMI Announces “GMI Drives” Forum

    Quote Originally Posted by Buick61 View Post
    Should my 3 page Fuel Cell GM Loan write up go here? What? I had a lot to say.
    Sure. We'll take guest reviews for the new forum on a case by case basis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megeebee View Post
    Well done!

    Another reason I love this site so much.
    Exactly. There is only one other site that gets as much time as GMI does for me.


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    Really looking forward to the reviews from you guys. Just for sh*ts-n-giggles you guys should make BigAl review a 5.0 Stang

    Thumbs up on the Ford coverage.
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    awesome news can't wait to see how successful this section will be. Hopefully this section can host other independent reviewers as well such as some of bradyholts recent work and some of my works as well I have high hopes for this new frontier and hopefully it will succeed and grow
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    Quote Originally Posted by kneedragger View Post
    Really looking forward to the reviews from you guys. Just for sh*ts-n-giggles you guys should make BigAl review a 5.0 Stang

    Thumbs up on the Ford coverage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kneedragger View Post
    Really looking forward to the reviews from you guys. Just for sh*ts-n-giggles you guys should make BigAl review a 5.0 Stang
    Dude, no way. I don't think we have the insurance to cover him crashing it into a building repeatedly a la Jeremy Clarkson.
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    Is it really necessary to have replies to the reviews? All it is is 30 replies on how wrong the review is or if its a ford, Ford Bashing.

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    Re: GMI Announces “GMI Drives” Forum

    Sounds Very interesting, and I agree about Bradyholt's reviews being included as he covers vehicles of all makes so you get a more neutral perspective, and he actively asks us questions for review as he has the car.

    I know that GMi was going to work on getting clearance with other OEMs for additonal reviews....

    Top of my list would be Hyundai/Kia since they seem to be emerging so quickly, and of course Chrysler/FIAT products.

    Of course getting additional reviews on Honda's, VWs, Toyota's, Nissans, etc would be interesting as well especially from a Domestic perspective as it seems all of the drivers don't seem like blind followers. They are open to commend and critique both sides of the aisle.

    Can't wait to see what comes out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by intrepidcub View Post
    Is it really necessary to have replies to the reviews? All it is is 30 replies on how wrong the review is or if its a ford, Ford Bashing.
    Yes. I'm very pleased with how constructive discussions generally are in threads with our own reviews. They are far more constructive than most automotive forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by intrepidcub View Post
    Is it really necessary to have replies to the reviews? All it is is 30 replies on how wrong the review is or if its a ford, Ford Bashing.
    You don't have to read the replies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nsap View Post
    Yes. I'm very pleased with how constructive discussions generally are in threads with our own reviews. They are far more constructive than most automotive forums.
    I have to agree, for the most part.

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