Detroit police searching for missing 69-year-old who suffers from mental health issues

DETROIT (WXYZ) – Detroit police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing 69-year-old woman who suffers from mental health issues. Police say Monica Williams was last seen on December 29 around 10 p.m. at her group home in the 16000 block of Harlow.
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Detroit MI Automaker GM’s Enclave Gets Props from Oakland Press

Detroit MI Automaker GM’s Enclave Gets Props from Oakland Press

DETROIT, M.I. – Detroit MI has enjoyed many well-designed classic and sleek vehicles from its hometown automaker General Motors; and according to the Oakland Press, GM has done it again.

Based in Pontiac, Mich., Oakland Press is excited about the Buick Enclave and its luxurious exterior and interior design. This elegant mid-sized SUV rivals other top luxury models such as the Lexus LX from Japan or the Mercedes M-Class from Germany.

Detroit MI prospective buyers will still enjoy the Buick trademark grille and will have the option to add bigger 20-inch chrome-clad wheels, which Oakland Press says is an option it would definitely pay extra for.

This SUV comes standard with a 3.6 Liter 288 horsepower V-6 engine and 6-speed automatic transmission with an optional all-wheel drive. This Detroit MI vehicle doesn’t disappoint with enough power to tow a 4,500-pound trailer while also being large enough to bring a family of seven, with the standard third-row split bench seat, along with it. Other great features for the family include a power up and down cargo gate with a cargo area that will hold 18.9 cubic feet with the rear bench seat unused. Also, when the rear seat is folded down, another 535 cubic feet is added.

Oakland Press believes that the most important part of any vehicle is the cabin, and it praises the Buick Enclave for having a very stylish and elegant interior space. The materials used and the placement of the different controls were executed efficiently and are attractive-looking as well.

Other great options for the Buick Enclave include a backup camera, power sunroof with the second-row skylight, a second-row console, and an upgraded audio system with navigation and a DVD player that includes rear seat entertainment. As most Detroit MI GM vehicles, the Buick Enclave enjoys the safety and reassurance of OnStar.

All in all, Oakland Press is definitely a fan of GM’s Buick Enclave and feels that anyone looking for an SUV should consider staying with a home brand before moving on to some other foreign vehicle.

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[Source: The Oakland Press]


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Detroit MI Challenge from General Motors Declined By Ford

Detroit MI Challenge from General Motors Declined By Ford

DETROIT, M.I. – Detroit MI automaker General Motors has made their newest, most powerful heavy-duty with the 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD. Naturally there is competition between GM and Ford about which model is stronger in terms of horsepower, torque, and towing capacity. Specifications alone do not automatically mean one truck is more powerful than the other. Performance is the best test to put these questions to rest.

Since the Detroit MI automaker GM is now offering the 2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD, GM wanted to pitch it against the 2011 Ford Super Duty to see which heavy duty would come out on top.

MI Auto Times loves a good battle as we have put these two truck makers head to head in our May the Best Truck Win Competition in the past. During that competition we pitted the GMC Sierra against the Ford F150. With higher horsepower, torque, and towing capacity on the GMC Sierra, there was no chance for the F150.

In this Ford-rejected competition, however, the specifications between the Silverado HD and Ford Super Duty are very close in comparison. The horsepower and torque of the Chevy Silverado are just below that of the Ford Super Duty, but the Silverado has more towing capacity:

2011 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD

Duramax 6.6L Turbo-Diesel V8 engine
397 horsepower and 765 lbs/ft of torque
Max towing Capacity 17,800 lbs.

2011 Ford Super Duty

6.7L Power Stroke Turbo Diesel V8 engine
400 horsepower and 800 lbs/ft of torque
Max towing Capacity 16,000 lbs.

When the Detroit MI automaker challenged Ford to a battle of the trucks—a towing duel up mountain grades, followed by a comparison of factory-issued exhaust brakes on the way back down—Ford responded with a resounding “No”. Ford spokeswoman Anne Marie Gattari said further, “We challenge our trucks against the competition in grueling prove-out tests continually, and the customer gives us the results – sales leadership year after year.”

General Motors may not get to show off the power of its new 2011 Chevy Silverado through a personal test with Ford and its 2011 Super Duty, but it is clear the Detroit MI automaker has stocked its trucks with power to back up its challenge. Should Ford change its mind, it will be interesting to see the outcome.