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Episode 280 – Sweden’s Automakers In Turmoil, Nissan Working On New Battery, New Mustang Engine

November 30th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:11

New developments in regards to the future of both Saab and Volvo. Nissan said its working on doubling the range of its lithium-ion battery for electric vehicles. Ford announced that the Mustang will get a brand-new base engine for 2011. All that and more, plus a look at Volkswagen’s redesigned Golf.

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Episode 279 – Saab On Its Deathbed, China Sales To Soar, Most Drivers Ignore Recalls

November 25th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:11

Swedish luxury automaker Koenigsegg announced that it was pulling out of its deal to buy Saab. Auto sales in China are expected to grow by 1 million units per year for the next 10 years. Why most consumers will ignore Toyota’s latest recall. All that and more, plus German Chancellor Angela Merkel waits for her thank-you letter from General Motors.

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Episode 278 – Slow Sales Expected Next Year, Toyota To Cut In CA, Aid To Opel Questioned

November 24th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:11

Car sales may not go up as much as initially thought in the American market next year. Toyota is considering moving a significant amount of employees out of California in order to cut costs. A German supplier executive says don’t give aid to Opel because it will hurt other European automakers. All that and more, plus a look at the all-new Suzuki Kizashi.

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Episode 277 – Germany Warns About Opel Aid, China Sales May Slow, LA Auto Show Preview

November 23rd, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:45

Germany is warning other European governments not to provide aid to GM in exchange for preserving Opel jobs in their countries. Sales in China could slow down considerably next year, or maybe not at all. A preview of a couple of the products that will be grabbing headlines at next week’s LA Auto Show. All that and more, plus a look at new Lincoln MKT and how it can park itself.

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Episode 276 – Germany Upset At GM, Toyota’s Pedal Solution, Chrysler Eyes Quality

November 20th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:06

A number of German politicians say GM should not get any government aid to restructure Opel. Toyota may modify the gas pedals on its vehicles due to its massive recall. Chrysler is changing the way it will improve quality. All that and more, plus a preview of this week’s Autoline Detroit about when the technology for autonomous cars will be ready.

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Episode 275 – Volvo Unions Meet With Geely, Hyundai Plant in Mexico, Electric Supercharger

November 19th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 8:15

Volvo’s unions are meeting with Chinese automaker Geely and want to know where its getting the money to finance the deal to buy Volvo. Hyundai may build a third North American plant in Mexico. Could electric superchargers be the wave of the future? All that and more, plus a look at the new Porsche Panamera.

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Episode 274 – Chinese Target Saturn Stores, IIHS Top Safety Picks, One Sweet Porsche

November 18th, 2009 at 12:10pm

Runtime 7:06

Saturn stores may have Chinese cars on their lots by next summer. Ford really cleans up at the IIHS safety awards … well sort of, but not really. And an unexpected reveal of the sweetest Porsche you’ve ever seen. All that and more, plus John answers your questions about Porsches, footwear, reptiles and more in You Said It!

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Episode 273 – The Electric Coalition, Aptera Needs More Money, New Side Impact Standard

November 17th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:06

Yesterday, a group of CEOs gathered in Washington D.C. to launch the Electric Coalition, all with the idea of spurring sales of electric cars. The cofounders of Aptera Motors left their positions voluntarily to save money. The U.S. government wants to add a new side-impact crash standard. All that and more, plus a look at Mercedes’ updated A-Class compact hatchback.

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November 17th, 2009 at 11:59am


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Episode 272 – GM Reports Earnings, Overcapacity Abounds, Porsche Sues Shoe Company

November 16th, 2009 at 12:00pm

Runtime 7:11

General Motors lost $1.2 billion in the third quarter. Even with all the restructuring in the auto industry, a report says that there is still way too much overcapacity. Porsche is suing a shoe company over naming its sandal the Cayman. All that and more, plus a look at the all-new Kia Sorento.

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