Archive for the ‘John’s Journal’ Category

2013 Ford Escape – First Look

May 30th, 2012 at 7:01am

The compact CUV segment is one of the most competitive in the automotive business. For companies to compete they have to bring their A-game. One of the freshest offerings in the class is the completely overhauled 2013 Ford Escape.

2013 Scion FR-S – First Look

May 29th, 2012 at 8:01pm

Autoline Daily correspondent Craig Cole has Autoline’s first look at the Scion FR-S!

RoAb #130 – Throw Yourself in a Crick and Report Yourself Missing

May 29th, 2012 at 1:43pm

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Talk about a police state! In New Jersey a father actually got ticketed for saving his son’s life. The RoundAbout Problem Fixers-Uppers are on the case. What are the most threatened and endangered automobiles around? Find out next. And our illustrious panelists go at it in another round of VERSUS, the game that turns friends into foes.

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Featuring: Dave Foley, Josh Lewis, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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2013 BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe – First Look

May 29th, 2012 at 7:01am

The new BMW 6 Series Gran Coupe is a car between cars. It blends the functionality of a sedan with the design of a coupe to create something entirely different. Autoline correspondent Isaac Bouchard recently test drove this sultury Bimmer and here’s his initial report.

2012 Infiniti G37 – Instant Impression

May 26th, 2012 at 7:01am

The sporty luxury-sedan segment is a tough slice of the automotive market to compete in. Cars like the Audi A4 and BMW 3 Series offer strong competition to say the least. Premium Japanese brand Infiniti has been upsetting the natural order of things for years with it G family. Find out if the G37 has what it takes to compete with thte gold standards.

AAH #151 – Ding, Dong! The Buick Guy’s Here

May 25th, 2012 at 11:27am

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When the dust cleared from GM’s restructuring, many were surprised to see Buick and GMC left standing. The former had become known for its 50-and-older demographic while the latter appeared to exist for the sole purpose of rebadging Chevrolet trucks. This week’s guest is Craig Bierley, the Director of Buick and GMC Advertising and Promotions. We’ll be asking him what he’s doing to market two brands that are more important than they have been in a long time. In particular, is Buick making a mistake by targeting a younger demographic that wants fun-to-drive cars instead of sticking to its knitting (so to speak)? To discuss this and the news of the week, John McElroy is joined in studio by co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash from Automotive Design & Production.

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2012 Audi TT-RS – Instant Impression

May 24th, 2012 at 8:01pm

Audi’s cute-as-a-button TT comes in three flavors: mild, medium and HOLY CRAP! The RS version is the sportiest of the trio and it packs some serious heat with a turbocharged five-cylinder engine and quattro all-wheel drive. John McElroy takes this iconic two-door for a quick spin.

2013 Dodge Dart – First Look

May 24th, 2012 at 7:01am

The Dart is Dodge’s latest compact car. It’s the first real product that’s the result of the marriage between Fiat and Chrysler. How does it stack up to segment heavyweights like the Toyota Corolla, Ford Focus and Chevy Cruze? Seamus McElroy has all the details.

2013 Acura RDX – First Look

May 23rd, 2012 at 8:01pm

Acura’s first generation RDX crossover never really caught on. Its turbocharged four-cylinder engine was peaky and not all that efficient. For the 2013 model year the company has gone back to the drawing board, making numerous refinements and other improvements to this luxury crossover.

2013 Ford Focus Electric – First Look

May 23rd, 2012 at 8:05am

Ford is introducing an electrified version of its popular Focus compact car. Autoline Daily Correspondent Isaac Bouchard takes a first look at this earth-friendly new offering.