Instant Impression – Chevy Cruze Eco

April 11th, 2011 at 10:20am


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If you know nothing else about Chevrolet’s Eco edition of the Cruze sedan, you know that it’s supposed to be a green, fuel-sipping machine — the very name tells you that. But, if you think you know affordable, economical cars when you see them, you might surprised when you get inside this one. As we discovered, its nicer than you’d imagine.

AAH #98 – Gottlieb Daimler Lied!

April 8th, 2011 at 3:21pm

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Our guest this week comes straight from one of the greatest museums in the world with a fantastic car collection of all makes. Bob Casey is the Curator of Transportation for The Henry Ford and an automobile historian. We’ll be asking him what’s on his wishlist for the museum and if there’s ever been “one that got away.” As always, we’ll be sure to get into the news of the week including March sales results, whether Saab is on its last legs, and a new hope for Detroit called Tech Shop. John McElroy is also joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo.

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RoundAbout Classic – Featuring Mad Magazine’s Dick DeBartolo

April 8th, 2011 at 12:03pm

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Celebrate with the RoundAbout crew as they prepare to head west next week for the “Great American RoAb Trip.”  Join your favorite regulars plus some special guests including Steven Ewing from Autoblog AND our very own Michelle Naranjo, LIVE in studio for the first time.  This week we take a look at an array of news stories from across this great land.  Find out how Tennessee is commemorating the history of NASCAR by opening the “White-Lightning Trail.”  A red-light camera in Iowa reveals that some area police offers are not playing by the rules.  Learn about a four-car pileup in the parking lot of an Illinois Outback Steakhouse.  All that and more, plus prepare to have your ears titillated as a very, VERY special guest, Dick DeBartolo of The Daily GizWiz podcast joins us for an extended-length edition of AutoGadget.  You DO NOT want to miss this manifest-destiny edition of RoundAbout, #42, the “Sea to Shining Sea” episode.

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Dick DeBartolo, Steven Ewing, Zach Bowman, Michelle Naranjo, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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Kia SX Vehicles

April 6th, 2011 at 9:23am


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Kia is really stepping up its game. The South Korean automaker has come so far in the last few years, transforming itself from an also-ran into a legitimate brand that buyers cross-shop with Honda and Toyota. The company achieved this by offering nice cars at great prices. Now, it’s expanding its lineup by offering sportier versions of its most popular vehicles. Find out what the SX trim-line is all about.

Gauges in the smart ED – Instant Impression

April 5th, 2011 at 9:58am


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With the proliferation of electric vehicles, elaborate user interfaces showing range and power consumption have become de rigueur. The Chevy Volt and Nissan Leaf both have large displays with all kinds of information for the driver. But, could it be that a couple of simple gauges could replace all of that? The smart ED has gone the simple route, and we got a chance to test it out.

RoAb #77 – The ‘April Foolish’ Episode

April 3rd, 2011 at 8:24pm

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On this week’s RoundAbout, Daimler shows off a new lineup smart-branded merchandise.  Who the Hell’s going to buy this crap . . . no one’s buying the cars! Somebody’s selling their trusty old Subaru, but only the most macho buyers need apply.  And a hipster’s Audi burns to the ground . . . to HILARIOUS effect.  Stick around for all that and much, much more on this week’s thrilling installment of RoundAbout, #77, the “April Foolish” episode.  John Voelcker of High Gear Media and GreenCarReports.com is our special guest.

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John Voelcker, Michelle Naranjo, Jeffrey Ross, Steven J. Ewing, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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AAH #97 – PedPro, Step Right Up and Get Yer PedPro

April 1st, 2011 at 11:46am

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Behold the future of Ford! Well, we’re sure our guest won’t give away ALL the secrets, but if you want to know where Ford design is headed, tune in this week for Joel Piaskowski who is Ford’s Director of Exterior Design for the Americas. As you may remember, Joel recently came from Hyundai where he was responsible for the fresh design language of the Sonata and other models out on the roads now. We can’t wait to find out what he’s got in store for the blue oval’s product line. We’ll also take some time to remember David E. Davis Jr., a former AAH guest and an outspoken automotive legend who died earlier this week. Does this mark the end of the enthusiast magazines as we know them? John McElroy is also joined in studio by the Autoextremist, Peter De Lorenzo, as well as Mark Phelan of the Detroit Free Press.

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