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Episode 735 – 365 Days of A, Chrysler’s New SRT8 Line-up

September 30th, 2011 at 11:00am

Runtime: 6:25

We interview a man that’s made it his mission to drive a vintage car as his only transportation for an entire year. Plus, a look at Chrysler’s new SRT8 lineup.

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Episode 734 – Mopar Modified Charger, 2011 BMW Active Hybrid 750 Li

September 29th, 2011 at 11:00am

Runtime: 5:57

We take an exclusive look at the new Mopar 11, a heavily modified Dodge Charger. Plus, John reviews one of the most luxurious and most expensive hybrids that you can buy.

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Episode 733 – OEM R&D Spending, Power-to-Weight: V-6 Ponycars

September 28th, 2011 at 11:00am

Runtime: 6:06

We take a look at which car company spends the most amount of money on research and development. Plus, a power-to-weight comparison with V-6 ponycars.

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Episode 732 – Honda Scoots with New Engine, OnStar is Watching You, LEGO Ford Explorer

September 27th, 2011 at 11:21am

Runtime: 8:52

Honda is rolling right along with a brand-new, global engine for its scooters: a liquid-cooled, four-stroke unit displacing 125 cc.  Last week OnStar announced it would track customers even after they cancel the service and that the company reserves the right to sell the information it’s gathered. Not surprisingly, this caused a bit of an uproar.  In order to celebrate its new partnership with the LEGOLAND theme park in Florida, Ford created an Explorer out of . . . you guessed it . . . LEGOs!  All that and more, plus a review of the BMW 550i.

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Episode 731 – Car Sales Defy Economy, Toyota Pixis Space, Ford May Develop EVs in China

September 26th, 2011 at 11:00am

Runtime: 7:26

Despite a poor economy, car sales continue to grow in not only the U.S. but around the world. Toyota just introduced its first mini-car in Japan, called the “Pixis Space.” Ford CEO Alan Mulally said Ford may make electric vehicles in China, but didn’t say when. All that and more, plus a look at Mazda’s new SKYACTIV technology.

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Episode 730 – Chrysler Talks Stall, Honda CR-V Concept, Ford Wins Big Appeal

September 23rd, 2011 at 11:35am

Runtime: 7:24

The Chrysler-UAW talks have stalled as Sergio Machionne plays hardball with wages and benefits. Honda reveals the design of its new Honda CR-V. Ford gets a reversal in a $43-million court case. All that and more, plus a preview of Autoline This Week and a discussion about how thieves “clone” cars.

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Episode 729 – UAW and Chrysler Have Issues, VW Needs More Dealers, 2013 Chevy Malibu

September 22nd, 2011 at 11:36am

Runtime: 7:46

The UAW announced it is putting negotiations with Chrysler on the back burner and devoting its main efforts with Ford. Volkswagen doesn’t have enough dealers to triple its sales in the U.S. The wood trim in the Cadillac Ciel concept comes from a 300-year-old tree in Naples, Italy that was felled during a storm. All that and more, plus a look at the new interior in the 2013 Chevy Malibu.

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Episode 728 – UAW Contract Nitty Gritty, Daihatsu Gets 71 MPG, Battery Loans Drained

September 21st, 2011 at 11:06am

Runtime: 6:45

More details about the GM-UAW contract come to the surface. Daihatsu introduces a gasoline-powered kei car capable of 71 miles per gallon. Republicans in the House of Representatives may divert $1.5 billion of battery funding to pay for disaster relief. All that and more, plus John responds to your questions in this week’s edition of You Said It!

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Episode 727 – GM Complies with China’s Demands, Ford Expands in Indonesia, Nissan Outsourcing

September 20th, 2011 at 11:12am

Runtime: 7:10

GM submits to China’s EV demands and announces the development of a new electric architecture with its partner, SAIC. Meanwhile, Ford sees opportunity and is expanding in Indonesia. Nissan responds to the problem of a strong yen by outsourcing — up to 90 percent. All that and more, plus a drive in BMW’s 650i Coupe.

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Episode 726 – GM and UAW Reach Agreement, Ford Ad Slams Bailouts, Adopt a Chrysler

September 19th, 2011 at 11:02am

Runtime: 8:32

GM and UAW reach a tentative contract agreement that raises entry-level wages and more. Ford finally goes for the throat in a new ad that uses the “B” word. For only dollars a day, you can adopt a Chrysler. All that and more, plus a drive in the new Mercedes-Benz M-Class.

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