AAH #161 – Rollin’ on Woodward

August 17th, 2012 at 2:47pm

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This week Autoline After Hours goes retro from the site of the world’s largest one-day automotive event, The Woodward Dream Cruise. Crowds and cars will be populating the sidewalks and parking lots as many of the 40,000 classics get Woodward Avenue warmed up for the big day. And, we’ll give you a much-coveted curbside position, plus we’ll even go for a cruise down Woodward! John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo are joined by a host of special guests such as: “the man who knows too much,” Jim Hall, Ken Lingenfelter from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press, as well as executives from our friends at MOPAR along with their most tricked-out rides.

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2013 Lexus GS350 – Instant Impression

August 16th, 2012 at 8:01am

The Lexus GS goes toe-to-toe with high-end cars like the BMW 5 Series and Mercedes-Benz E-Class. This full-size sports sedan was just redesigned, how well does it stack up against its lofty competitors? John McElroy test drives to find out.

LIVE From Woodward Avenue!

August 14th, 2012 at 1:58pm

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This Thursday, August 16th, Autoline After Hours goes retro from the site of the world’s largest one-day automotive event, The Woodward Dream Cruise. Crowds and cars will be populating the sidewalks and parking lots as many of the 40,000 classics get Woodward Avenue warmed up for the big day. And, we’ll give you a much-coveted curbside position on the evening of the 16th starting at 6PM ET. So join John McElroy and Peter De Lorenzo along with a host of special guests such as: “the man who knows too much,” Jim Hall, Ken Lingenfelter from Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and Mark Phelan from the Detroit Free Press, as well as executives from our friends at MOPAR along with their most tricked-out rides.

This Thursday, August 16th
6PM ET / 22:00 GMT

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2013 Ford Escape – Instant Impression

August 14th, 2012 at 8:01am

The 2013 Ford Escape is brand new for the ground up. It’s a stylish, practical and fun-to-drive compact crossover but is it worth the price? Autoline Correspondent Craig Cole tested one for a few days and here is his Instant Impression.

RoAb #137 – Have You Driven a Harrison Ford Lately?

August 13th, 2012 at 5:53pm


A British woman is planning to drive across the United States in a 109-year-old car! We’ll run down the list of the top vehicles the world’s richest people drive AND we’ll play a brand-new game called “ENHANCE!” It’s better than opossum stew at granny’s house!

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Featuring: Eric Trytko, Christiaan Conover, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

With additional research and assistance from: Mark Malonzo

RoundAbout records LIVE on Fridays at 6:30PM ET/3:30PM PT. Visit RoundAboutShow.com and click Watch Live to watch our webcast and look in on all the antics.

Get this week’s full show notes at RoundAboutShow.com

2013 Dodge Dart – Test Drive

August 12th, 2012 at 8:01am

Dodge has a lot riding on the new Dart. This represents the first time it will have a fully competitive car in the C-segment in the North American market. Autoline Daily correspondent Seamus McElroy recently drove the new car. Watch to see what he thinks.

AAH #160 – Old Blood & Guts

August 10th, 2012 at 2:34pm

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Each summer, nearly every major automaker makes its way to northern Michigan for a conference called the Management Briefing Seminars (MBS) and organized by the Center for Automotive Research. John McElroy and Michelle Krebs from Edmunds were both in Traverse City for the event and they’ll be in studio to explain some of the news that broke and why it’s such a well-attended conference. They, along with Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, will also be discussing some of the big news coming out of the industry this week including Dodge ditching NASCAR and another demoralizing speech from GM CEO Dan Akerson. Plus, we’ll welcome Karl Brauer from TotalCarScore.com who will join the discussion via Skype from Camarillo, California.

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2012 Infiniti EX 35 – Instant Impression

August 10th, 2012 at 8:00am

Infiniti needs the new EX to provide a big jolt to sales. Currently it’s the slowest selling model in its line-up. Seamus McElroy shares an instant impression on this small luxury hatchback.

2012 Scion iQ – Instant Impression

August 9th, 2012 at 10:02am

The iQ is the smallest model in Scion’s lineup. Hell, it the tiniest car offered by Toyota in North America. Is it too little for this giant continent or is smaller really better? Seamus McElroy shares an instant impression on this city-sized hatchback.

Run Your Own Dealership … Into the Ground or on to Fame and Fortune?

August 6th, 2012 at 5:29pm

Game-Night
Think you could really clean up if you ran your own dealership? Now’s your chance to show us what you’ve got!

On August 24th at 8PM ET, the RoundAbout crew is holding another online Game Night. We’ll play some of our favorite games with the main event being a round of Dungeons & Dealers! You can play along with some of our RoAb regulars and jump on the conference call to trash talk with the best (or worst) of us.

RSVP below so we can give you full access to the information you’ll need to get ready for the main event.


RoundAbout Game Night
August 24, 2012
8PM – 12AM ET