2013 Ram 1500 – First Look

September 20th, 2012 at 8:00pm

The pick- up truck segment is one of the most competitive in the U.S. market. And the Ram 1500 is in the middle of that race just behind Chevy and Ford. Watch to find out what new features and technology is new for the 2013 model.

Meritor WABCO ESCsmart

September 18th, 2012 at 8:00pm

Supplier company Meritor WABCO is bring advanced new safety systems to heavy commercial vehicles like tractor trailers. One of the features it plans to introduce shortly is called ESCsmart. This stability-control system is so cutting edge it makes the competition look primitive by comparison.

RoAb #142 – Cuyahoga Phil or Whatever

September 17th, 2012 at 5:39pm


The next-generation Corvette, what does it look like? Hell if we know, but that won’t stop us from talking about it. Would you trade a 1955 Packard for half of an elective surgical procedure? One man is trying to do just that. All that and more, plus our panelists go toe-to-toe in another another round of Cartegories!

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Featuring: Mark Phelan, Jason White, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

With additional research and assistance from: Mark Malonzo

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Is America’s Love Affair with the Automobile a Farce?

September 16th, 2012 at 12:00pm

The automobile has shaped modern America. From drive-in movies to fast-food restaurants to interstate highways our entire society is tailored to accomodate vehicles, but are we as car crazy as we think? A new study indicates we may not be.

2013 Fiat 500 Abarth – Instant Impression

September 14th, 2012 at 8:00pm

If you’ve seen the racy Super Bowl commercial you already know the Abarth model is the hottest version of the Fiat 500. This tiny two door features a turbocharged engine and a hopped up suspension. Here’s John McElroy’s Instant Impression of the car.

AAH #165 – No Lack at Cadillac

September 14th, 2012 at 2:28pm

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Cadillac calls itself “The New Standard of the World” while BMW claims to be “The Ultimate Driving Machine.” That’s all marketing. When it comes down to building the vehicles that can live up to the hype, these top dogs turn to their engineers. This week’s guest, David Leone, the Chief Engineer for Cadillac, has the not-insignificant task of meeting and exceeding the “Standard.” We’ll be asking him how Cadillac plans to knock BMW off the top perch. As usual, you can expect us to take a dive into the biggest news of the week as well. It looks like Mark Fields may just be the executive to succeed Alan Mulally at Ford, and John has some impressions of the powerful Porsche 911 he’s been testing. Joining John McElroy in studio is his After Hours co-host Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Gary Vasilash of Automotive Design & Production!

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John Cooper Works GP – First look

September 12th, 2012 at 8:00pm

What’s the fastest production MINI ever? Well, it’s the John Cooper Works GP. How much quicker is it than its predecessor? Click “play” to find out.

2013 Honda Accord – Technical Specs

September 12th, 2012 at 11:37am

Honda can’t wait to get the 2013, ninth-generation Accord into its showrooms. And John McElroy goes over all the details about Honda’s new sedan.

RoAb #141 – The DRAWN Out Episode

September 10th, 2012 at 3:37pm


Jeremy Clarkson of “Top Gear” fame is related to the late Julia Child and we have proof! Cadillac is offering more versions of the XTS . . . or at least it’s letting third parties get their hands on them. And our contestants introduce a brand-new segment that put their drawing skills to the test and you won’t believe the results!

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Featuring: Michelle Naranjo, Colin Bird, Craig Cole and Ben Sanders

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AAH #164 – Let a Broker Buy Your Next Car

September 7th, 2012 at 3:58pm

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Like it has everything else, you would think the Information Age would have by now worked its magic on the car buying experience. Depending who you ask, it has … maybe. But there is still a lot of confusion over how to negotiate the best deal. How do you know whether you’re getting a fair price or whether you’re being taken for a ride? This week’s guest has been an auto broker for more than 20 years. Now Isaac Bouchard has authored the new ebook, “Car Buying Tips Guide.” We’ll ask him how the average person can improve his or her buying experience. And, whether they should skip the showroom altogether and go through a broker like Isaac. Of course you can expect us to delve into the hot topics of the week as well. Joining John McElroy in studio is his After Hours partner in crime Peter De Lorenzo, the Autoextremist, and Steve Finlay of WardsAuto Dealer Business!

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