Friday, September 19, 2014

SMOKIN' NSX, BUICKS BIG PLANS and REVERSE CANNONBALL

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

The Acura NSX gets some unplanned destructive testing at the Nurberg ring.

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Buick is America's most improved automotive brand and they have some interesting new models in the pipeline  for 2016.

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Totally Recalled.. Do you have any idea about how many vehicles were recalled in 2014?

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Its what they called the Reverse Cannonball Two guys from Edmunds.com driving a Tesla from California to New York City in record time.. We will talk to Dan Edmunds and Kurt Niebuhr about how they  overcame Electric car range anxiety to break the cross country record.

All that and a lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio









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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

AUTONOMOUS DOWNSIDE, MAZDA TWO and TESLA THREE and ESCALADE ON THE RING

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

Silverado finally gets 8 speeds like RAM

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There is a  downside of Autonomous Cars Ferrari goes turbo, Mazda brings out


the next two a and Tesla talks the about the model three.

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The Hellcat Numbers. What does 707 horsepower cost?

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Can you believe that Nuclear powered cars where supposed to be on the road by 2012?
and The Escalade might be heading to the Nurberg ring!

All that and an "At the wheel" review of the 2014 Cadillac  CTS Performance Collection with 2.0 Turbo when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio









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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

VW APPLE LIKE, AWD PRIUS and 200 MILE ELECTRIC RANGE COMING SOON

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
VW says it wants to be more like Apple and announces where it will build its new crossover.

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All wheel drive Prius?

Yes you might be able to buy one!

Ford talks horsepower when it comes  to the new Mustang

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Talking Tech: 200 Mile range in an electric car? Well in could happen by 2016.
Kia thinks about Diesels and also joins the recall ranks

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What are people leaving in rental cars in one major city?

All that and an "At the wheel" review of the 2014 Lexus ES350 when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio









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Monday, September 15, 2014

BRZ PASS OUT, HELLCAT SMOKES THE HIDES and HONDA"S NEW FIT

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
One Subaru exec says he will pass out if there's no second generation BRZ.

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The Dodge Hell Cat is the most powerful at 707 HP and the fastest production car on the strip according to
the NHRA. How about a ten second quarter mile with a street legal car available from the factory.

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Bugatti plans for 1500 horsepower and Mercedes plans to sell a car for
over a million dollars. Meanwhile Volvo is getting V8 performance from
its Supercharged and Turbocharged four cylinder.

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And Honda's got a brand new take on its Fit .. The vehicle that's small
on the outside and big inside. We will talk to Honda's Chris Martin who has
all the details.

All that and and a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio









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Saturday, September 06, 2014

FRESH ATS, JAGS NEW ENGINE and CORVETTE REVIEW

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

Cadillac gets a new big boss and the ATS sedan gets freshened

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Recalls hit Chrysler and VW.Talking tech Jag reveals its new engine line up an an information filled laser controlled windshield.

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Criminals with cars names Bentley , Porsche and Shelby 500 its a real rogues gallery.

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All that and a "At the wheel" review of the Corvette Stingray Convertible  when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio









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Tuesday, September 02, 2014

NISSAN BUILDS FOR MERC, CHEROKEE STARTS AND STOPS and 24/7 HIGHBEAMS

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

Nissan is going to build Mercedes in Mexico how will that go over with potential buyers?


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Jeep news : Cherokee gets start stop but no diesel.. at least for now. Who has the largest air bag in the industry? We know who!

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A ton of Talking Tech : Image having your high beams on all the time and never annoying other drivers plus Honda has tech that could allow faster vehicle develop and Ford is reworking its eco boost after just two years.

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BMW's little two series gets the nod over some very serious competition

All that and a at the wheel review of the BMW 435i  when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio









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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

AUDI PLUGS IN, ON TRACK ON STAR and MITSUBISHI PIKES PEAK

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Audi bets the farm on Hybrid Plug In's and they don't care what Mercedes and BMW think about it.

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GM'S Mark Reuss said he could never sell a 75 thousand dollar car without OnStar and one z28 race car driver is glad he had it.  And speaking of Mister Reuss he also helped reunite a Corvette owner with his car that had been missing for a long time.


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Ford shows off its upscale redesigned EDGE CUV on its new global platform.

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The Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is over 12 miles long has 156 turns  and climbs 3 miles above sea level Mitsubishi is taking it on with an electric powered all wheel drive race car. We will hear from them live from Colorado.

All that and whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

CHEVY"S SMALLS ARE TOPS, GOODBYE JAG XK CONVERT and A LINCOLN MUSTANG?

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Chevy has found the formula when it comes to small cars even besting Toyota and Honda.

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Why is Jaguar saying so long to its XK convertible? The Nissan Murano could have played it safe when it comes to the design of its third generation model,  in fact it almost happened.

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What about a Mustang based Lincoln would that work? Talking Tech : Google has an operating
system for your car.

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Hyundai rolls out its MPG champion. And strange colors mean higher resale.

All that and whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Saturday, August 16, 2014

INITIAL QUALITY for HYUNDAI and KIA , FORMULA SPARK and RARE HEMI

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

Hyundai and Kia score big when its comes to Initial Quality. What percentage of Recalled vehicles are never fixed?

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Formula One management wants to spark
up the on track show.



Talking Tech : Audi goes robotic when it comes to service

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 The most expensive and the rarest Hemi made!

Plus an "At the wheel" review of the Cheverolet Tahoe LTZ four wheel drive

All that and whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

ALFA PRICE, LESS TURNS AT FORD and ONE WORD ALUMINUM

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Alfa prices out the 4C and sets up its dealer network for the mid engine sports car.

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Talking Tech: Ford whats you to have less of a turn at the wheel.. A new steering system that requires less input.

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Jaguar sets up its Special Ops team for picky.. I mean discerning customers

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Aluminum use is set to skyrocket in future cars and trucks . One study says 70 percent of all pickup trucks
will be Aluminum bodied by 2025. To sort it all out we'll talk to Doug Richman with Kaiser Aluminum

All that and whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Monday, August 11, 2014

MPG RESTATED, ADAPT and OVERCOME, RETRO SUBARU

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

 Restated: Ford has to retest 6 models in its lineup and now all get less Miles per gallon.
Could Subaru bring back one of its stranger models?

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Another recall for GM this time its Camaro.

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The US Marines say Improvise Adapt and Overcome and that's exactly what Staff Sergent Liam Dwyer is doing, not letting his injuries stop him form racing and winning. Sergent Dwyer will join us.

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All that and whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Z06 NUMBERS, BATTERY RETIREMENT and HAIL NO

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

Talking Tech: Ford and Samsung might get the lead and acid out of your car battery.. And speaking of batteries what happens to hybrid power systems when they retire?

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The Z06 horsepower and torque numbers are officially huge... Plus have hints already been dropped about the C8?

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GM fires 15 employees including executives and engineers that were involved in the ignition switch problem.
What causes the most deaths when it comes to teen drivers? 

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And a large hail storm damages 4500 cars at one dealership... Are they cars and trucks a great deal or something to avoid?

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Monday, July 21, 2014

CAR HACKING, LIGHT FUSION and VW SUV

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

VW is ready to launch a fleet of new SUV's and one of them is going to be built in Chattanooga, Tennessee

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Talking Tech: Ford Goes lightweight with its Fusion Concept Car but did its New Mustang gain a few Lb's


Cars are all becoming more connected with 4G access and plenty of APPs but are they ripe for hacking? Our guest says yes and has a solution for the problem.Scott Morrison, SVP and Distinguished Engineer
for CA Technologies joins us.

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And two historic automotive developments  celebrate anniversaries,

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All that and whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Thursday, July 10, 2014

ALFA GOALS, G WAGEN REVISED and IMPALA DUEL FUEL

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson

How realistic are FCA's plans for Alfa Romeo sales in the US? When will new models be hitting showrooms and what about the dealer network?

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Dual Fueled: Chevy gives details and puts a price on its CNG and Gas powered Impala.

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No Retirement: Mercedes updates an old war horse to offer luxury appeal.

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Maybe you thought it would never happen but Rolls Royce says yes to an SUV.
All that and whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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