AAH #4 – “The Humpback Compromise”

April 24th, 2009 at 2:00am


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John McElroy and “After Hours” regulars Peter De Lorenzo, of AutoExtremist.com and gonzo PR ace Jason Vines are joined by Editor-in-Chief Matt Delorenzo of Road & Track to discuss the automotive week that was. Does the finally unveiled Panamera betray its Porsche roots? Chrysler is getting prepped for a bankruptcy next week and GM announces a 9-week shut down this summer. The Shanghai auto show was a dud. Is the era of the spectacular auto show a thing of the past? Plus, we rate the Toyota brands.

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4 Comments to “AAH #4 – “The Humpback Compromise””

  1. Andy Says:

    I look forward to listening to this podcast every week. Keep up the good work, guys!

  2. Mike Says:

    I think the smartest thing Fiat could do would be to take Opel with their $700 mill from GM going into the company, and with Opel they could get Saturn which Opel builds most of their vehicles and Opel technology and get a great dealer body to sell their 500 et al which has less than Chrysler and keep both Opel and Saturn going.

    Great show guys, unfortunately I keep missing the live ones…thanks for the poststreaming of the show.

  3. Al Says:

    Look forward to the podcast every week.

    Question: the potential of Prius profitably was mentioned last week. Does that include the fact that they are quietly replacing 1st gen Prius batteries at minimal cost. How sustainable is that practice?

  4. CaMIRO Says:

    Great to have two of my favorite industry observers, John and Peter, in the same podcast. Both of you regularly manage to sound positive, even while being frank about the mess we’re in. It’s a talent particularly appreciated in times like these. Many thanks from a longtime Autoline Detroit watcher and AutoExtremist reader.