AD #1692 – Pentastar V6 Updated, Land Rover’s Invisible Trailer, Used Car Prices to Soften

September 1st, 2015 at 11:52am

Runtime: 7:15

- FCA Offers Recall Incentives
- Pentastar V6 Upgraded
- Used Car Prices to Soften
- Open Source Cyber Security
- Infiniti Reveals Q30 Interior
- Land Rover Makes Trailers Disappear

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18 Comments to “AD #1692 – Pentastar V6 Updated, Land Rover’s Invisible Trailer, Used Car Prices to Soften”

  1. marshy Says:

    It’s a neat tech that JLR is showcasing but one has to wonder why they are pushing it – the average LR owner doesn’t strike me as a tower. Perhaps though, I just answered my question.

    Seem’s like something with a much bigger market on the big three trucks, unless this is a supplier product and will eventually show up on a GMC too.

  2. Buzzerd Says:

    I used to own a C6 Corvette and GM would occasionally send me a letter regarding the recall for the roof separation problem they had. When I bought the car used it came with the transparent roof panel so the recall didn’t apply to me. One day while at the dealer I asked if they could somehow tell GM that they fixed the problem or that it wasn’t required, dealer said they would try but the letters continued.
    Makes me wonder how many of the cars not getting fixed under recall don’t require the fix.

  3. MJB Says:

    It certainly is regrettable nothing like this (technology from JLR) was in place to warn that one Dream Cruise car owner (1 of the 3 stolen) that his trailer was being tampered with.

  4. Lex Says:

    I really like the installation of Rear View Cameras in new vehicles. What about us guys who love our rides and want to retro fit them with rear view cameras. Maybe Sean and do a segment in Autoline Garage exploring the pro and cons of retro rear view camera systems and installations.

  5. MJB Says:


    Are you kidding? They’re all equestrians. They tow their horses, just like we saw in the video. :)

    Mr. Ed needs to bum a ride every now and then too, ya know. ;)

  6. Lex Says:

    The New 2016 Honda Pilot front and rear fascia would look great on the next redesign of the Honda Odyssey, minus the thunderbolt rear side window treatment on the current Odyssey. I would also like to add that I am not a fan of the push button gear selector on the 2016 Honda Pilot Touring and Elite models with nine speed transmissions. Only after seeing a review of the 2016 Pilot EXL did I see that the gear selector is on the center console as a shift leaver without push buttons on the six speed models (EXL, EX & LX). This takes up valuable real estate on the center console. Why not leave the gear selector on the steering column were it belongs! The molded cup holders should not be a standout feature on the center console between the driver and passenger. I should be integrated in a less conspicuous fashion but ready for use at a moments notice.

  7. Rob Says:

    FCA Recall Incentives: If I get a recall notice, a voucher for money off a new car purchase is worthless. No more of an incentive than the daily flyers offering an extra $1000 on my trade, which go directly into the trash.
    As for a $100 voucher on dealer service, that too will get tossed because the only thing cars need serviced for about the first 50k miles is oil changes and maybe an air filter. This can be done at a number of places for $30 and 15 minutes. The dealer wants you to schedule an appointment drop it off for half the day and charge $65. So unless I get free oil changes I typically wont return to the dealership for much of anything.

  8. Kit Gerhart Says:

    Wrangler pickup? Will they actually build it? I’d think it would sell very well.

  9. TJWatson59 Says:

    Sean has really stepped up and become quite comfortable in the anchor seat on the daily podcast. Good Job sir!

  10. Kit Gerhart Says:

    7 A lot of dealers, including the Chrysler dealer at my location in Indiana have drive up, no-appointment oil changes. One should be able to at least get a “free” oil change with the voucher. The time required would depend upon when you go.

  11. XA351GT Says:

    That see through trailer tech is pretty cool. That should be standard equipment on big rigs. Here is a link if it works (please for once work) For another great idea that I think should be made standard safety equipment especially on Motorcycles .

  12. HtG Says:

    11 w.o.w.

  13. Kit Gerhart Says:

    11 That is cool. How much would it cost to do my SilverWing scooter?

  14. G.A.Branigan Says:

    @ #8,Kit: They first rolled out the jeep pickup back in 2005,and have repainted it and shown it again and again over the last 10 years.Nobody that is into jeeps are holding their breath on the pickup.One thing Jeep is good at is not building what the customers really want.Even petitions were signed by the thousands and sent to fca,to no avail.It’s like the story about the kid that kept crying wolf to the point when it was a real thing,no one believed him.Same same with jeep and their magic pickup…..vaporware.

  15. Kit Gerhart Says:

    14 You’d think they would build something like that. It would be relatively cheap to do, and would sell, but yeah, they have been teasing for years, but never followed through.

  16. Gene Says:

    # 14 , 15….Keep in mind that FCA also owns RAM and has quite a battle on-going with the full-size segment.

  17. Kit Gerhart Says:

    A Wrangler-based pickup would be smaller than the Ram, about 5-6 inches narrower. It would compete with Frontier and Tacoma as a relatively crude mid-size pickup. It would not compete with the big pickups.

  18. G.A.Branigan Says:

    Back in my prospecting days the jeep pickup would have been the perfect vehicle for me.It was powered with the vm 2.8L crd,and had a solid front axle.Perfect for getting into those difficult old mining and logging trails.But after they found nothing but uber positive responses to the proposed jeep,they said it would compete against the dodge midsize back then,which was untrue,they would have been no where near the same in looks and certainly not function.