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Episode 32 – McCotter’s Inside Look at Bailout, Porsche Delays Takeover, BMW Catching Lexus

November 26th, 2008 at 12:00pm

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Runtime 6:03

Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter gives us an insider’s look on next week’s bailout testimony. Porsche postpones its takeover of VW due to low cash flow and the high price of VW stock. BMW could outsell Lexus to become the top luxury brand in the American market. All that and more, plus John answers viewers questions in the “You Said It!” segment.

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Episode 31 – Motor City Hopping Mad, Krafcik Now CEO of Hyundai America, Ford Tops IIHS List

November 25th, 2008 at 12:00pm

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Runtime 5:44

The Motor City is hopping mad over Congress’ approval to give billions to Citigroup. John Krafcik gets a big promotion at Hyundai. Ford beats out everybody in crash safety with 16 models winning a TOP PICK award from the IIHS. All that and more, plus a look at the fuel cell-powered Honda FC Sport.

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Episode 30 – Big Three Hybrid Caravan, Obama Favors Bailout Now, Porsche Panamera 4-Door

November 24th, 2008 at 12:00pm

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Obama favors money for the Big Three now but is facing opposition from top Democrats in Congress. The Big Three CEOs will drive to DC in hybrids, stopping along the way for press conferences and media coverage. A look at the new Porsche Panamera, its first four-door vehicle. All that and more, plus a look at two of Nissan’s new car reveals at the LA Auto Show.

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Episode 29 – Big 3 Lick Wounds, UAW To Drop Jobs Bank?, Honda’s Fuel Cell Sports Car

November 21st, 2008 at 12:00pm

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The Big Three lick their wounds and head back to Detroit to figure out their next steps. The UAW considers dropping the Jobs Bank as a concession to help receive a bailout. Honda unveils a fuel-cell concept that’s designed to have supercar performance and zero emissions. All that and more, plus a look at the all-electric MINI E unveiled at the LA Auto Show.

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Episode 28 – Ghosn Predicts Consolidation, Bailout Is Kaput: For Now, LA Auto Show Unveils

November 20th, 2008 at 12:18pm

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The Big Three bailout in Washington goes down the drain due to lack of support. Carlos Ghosn says we’re going to see more consolidation soon due to the weakening global market. All that and more plus, a look at the latest cars unveiled by BMW, Nissan and Ford at the LA Auto Show.

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Episode 27 – Steel Prices Plummet, Bailout Unlikely for Big Three, CNG Civic For Indiana

November 19th, 2008 at 12:00pm

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Bailout money looks unlikely until Barack Obama is sworn in as President. Steel prices are plummeting along with demand. Honda will build the CNG Civic in Indiana starting next year. All that and more, plus John answers viewer questions on why the auto industry will turn around in 2010 and what would happen to the Volt if GM were to go bankrupt, in the “You Said It!” segment.

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Episode 26 – Ford Sells Half of Mazda Stake, Europe Wants Bailout, 2010 Mustang In LA

November 18th, 2008 at 12:08pm

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The European auto industry could get loans or subsidies to help get through the downturn. Ford sells half its stake in Mazda for $540 million. The 2010 Ford Mustang is unveiled at the LA Auto Show. All that and more, plus a look at the clean diesel technology BMW showed at the LA Auto Show.

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Episode 25 – Nail Biter For Big Three, German Government To Help Autos, Toyota Readies Venza

November 17th, 2008 at 12:00pm

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A nail biter this week in Congress for the Big Three as Democrats and Republicans argue over a bailout. The German government plans to help its auto industry. Toyota gets ready to sell its all-new crossover, the Venza, next month. All that and more, plus a look at what it takes to refill the urea tank that Mercedes uses for its clean diesels.

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Episode 24 – Nissan’s New Catalyst, Bailout Gets Messy, Europe Opposes Bailout

November 14th, 2008 at 12:08pm

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Chances of a bailout seem to dim because of a lame-duck Congress. Europe doesn’t like a Big 3 bailout and might file a complaint with the World Trade Organization. Nissan invents a new catalytic converter that uses half the precious metals of a conventional catalyst. All that and more, plus a preview of this week’s Autoline Detroit that takes a look at the Big 3 bailout.

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Episode 23 – Lame-Duck Bailout?, Roger & Lee for Car Czar, Audi Brings Back the A2

November 13th, 2008 at 12:00pm

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Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson says automakers can’t have any of the money earmarked for the financial industry. Barack Obama considers appointing a car czar to help formulate policies for the auto industry. Audi is bringing back the A2 to help meet European CO2 standards. All that and more, plus a peek at the redesigned 2009 Honda Fit.

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