Monday, January 11, 2016

STEERING WHEEL REQUIRED IN CALIF, VW'S BUDD-e MICRO BUS , BEST TECH FOR 2016

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
California says you need a steering wheel and a human when it comes
to autonomous cars.

                                                                                  
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Is Ford getting ready to add a diesel option to its new F 150?

VW might bring back the Microbus with a bit of a twist.We
discuss the BUDD-e

Listen on Saturday January 16th a10AM Eastern.

When it comes to resale value  which vehicle is best?
And looks like Saab yes Saab will be revealing a number of
new Electric Models.

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the PODCAST.

Talking tech: Buying a new vehicle in 2016? What are the must have
automotive tech features you should have in your next ride?

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

Monday, January 04, 2016

ACURA'S NEW STYLE, GMC'S COMPACT CROSSOVER, WHAT RAM IS MISSING and BUILD YOUR OWN FERRARI

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

ACURA teases its new style and prices its new NSX

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GMC says it needs a subcompact crossover in its line up.

Nissan says the time is right for its range extended electric car.

Listen on Saturday January 9th a10AM Eastern.

Ram pickups are popular but they are missing one thing.

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the PODCAST.

Well if you can't buy a Ferrari F40 maybe you can build one! Its just
one of the many classic car kits Lego has for sale and they are not just
for kids.

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

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

VW DIESEL SAGA CONTINUES, TOYOTA TRUCK PROBLEM and CARDBOARD CARS

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
The VW Diesel saga continues with long delays for customers
wanting 2016 models, A Big problem in California and the
possible end of a popular engineers career.

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Does Toyota
have a new
problem with
a group that's
buying its
pickups?

Listen on Saturday November 28 a10AM Eastern.

Talking tech: One oil manufacturer has a plan to modernize the 
process of changing your oil.

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the PODCAST.

What are the best used cars for Teen drivers?
And can you drive a car made out of cardboard?... Well... Yes..

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

Monday, November 23, 2015

TESLA GRAVEYARD, GOODBYE EVO and COLORADO DURAMAX

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

We start this hour with with something called the Tesla Graveyard,
where do fired employees go?                               

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Lincoln sets the date and place 
for the Continental Reveal and
Ford's GT sports car will be rolling 
on something pretty snazzy.
Mitsubishi says so long to its EVO and Hello to an Electric Crossover.

Listen on Saturday November 28 a10AM Eastern.

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the PODCAST.

GM shows off its diesel powered Colorado pickup and we get the details
from Chevy Truck Marketing Manager Sandor Piszar..

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

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

MAZDA ROTARY CLUB, PORSCHE TWIN TURBO and GOOGLE CAR VIDEO FEEDS

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

Jag still has big plans for Diesels in its US fleet but over at Mazda
the future of oil burners is not as clear. But the Japanese manufacturer
has plans for a sporty rotary.
                                                                            


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Tesla rolls out production versions of its Model X crossover and
Celebs are the first in line.

Listen live in Saturday November 21 a10AM Eastern.

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Porsche is expecting twins!!  Twin Turbos that is...

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Talking tech: Google wants cars to send out video feeds.

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

Saturday, November 14, 2015

VW STRIPPED OF ITS GREEN, SUBARU IS HOT and DIESEL TESTING

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

We start this hour with Volkswagen still working on a fix for its
Diesel engines, meanwhile the TDI's have been stripped of their
Green car awards. But VW still was able to turn a profit.
                                                                            
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Which car
manufacturer
is the hottest
in the US
and has had
constant sales
growth?

Listen live in Saturday
November 21 a10AM
Eastern.

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GM shows off its diesel powered Colorado pickup and the EPA is
very interested.

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And one Man finds out that burning a spider while at the gas pump
 is a bad idea.

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

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

PASSAT'S AWKWARD MOMENT, FORD"S ALUMINUM SUPER DUTY and NEW GNX?

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

Can you say Awkward? VW releases the 2016 Passat in the middle
of its diesel crisis. The midsize sedan gets a new look and new tech.
                                                                             
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Looks like
the Pope
has caused
a run on
the formerly
unpopular
Fiat 500L.


Silverado gets a face lift for freshness.

Listen live on Saturday October 31st a10AM Eastern find out 
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How about adding a Vintage GNX Regal to your collection? And this one got
16 original miles. Yup you heard right 16 original miles.

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And We"re going to the big D and we do mean Dallas , Ford Reveals its new
Aluminum Super Duty at the Texas State fair. We get the goods from
Super Duty marketing manager  Brian Rathsburg

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

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

EPA MOBILE TESTS, SIX FIGURE ESCALADE and the 2016 NISSAN ALTIMA

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

The EPA says they will change emission testing procedures
and keep a tight watch on manufacturers and Yes now the
Lawyers are getting involved with multiple class actions
suits. And there is no answer on how VW will fix the problem..
                                                                             
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The Escalade
goes into the
six figure range.





According to a new study cars are better at parking themselves...

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Honda makes a big paint investment

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And Nissan revealed its Midsize Altima Scott Gorte joins us to talk about the new 2016 model.

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

Monday, October 19, 2015

MERC AND PORSCHE take on TESLA , BENTLEY BENTAGA sold out and FORD and HONDA TEAM UP?

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

Taking on Tesla: Both Mercedes and Porsche have a plan to compete
with performance EV's of their own.


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Talking Tech: Its happening mirrors are getting a big upgrade and how will new cars help you keep your hands clean?

Listen live on Saturday October 24th a10AM Eastern find out 
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The Bentley Bentaga is sold out but we'll tell you who got the first one.

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VOLVO aces a tough safety test and why does a Mustang have a Honda engine?

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

Saturday, October 17, 2015

VW TIGUAN, JAG'S F PACE and HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH FOR A PICKUP?

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

We start with Volkswagen news. Did they intentionally deactivate
emission systems on their diesel engines and could they end up paying an
18 billion dollar fine?

Plus VW ends development of one piece of tech and reveals a new
compact crossover.

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How much is
too much when
it comes to
paying for a
full size
pickup truck?



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how tlisten live. CLICK HERE  and also SUBSCRIBE  to 
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Are vehicles with push button start easier to steal?

Talking Tech: GM reveals in second generation cylinder deactivation
system that could increase MPG by 20 percent.

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And have the former Top Gear boys come up with a strange name for their
new show on Amazon?

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

Monday, October 12, 2015

NISSAN LEAF FOR 2016, VOLVO TAKES ON BMW AND MERC plus PONTIAC AZTEK SELLING BIG

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

Flying reveals: No sense waiting for car shows, Cadillac gets its XT 5
Crossover flying in the New York City skies and Toyota sails its next
Gen Prius in Las Vegas.

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VOLVO wants
to take on the
BMW 7 Series
and the Mercedes
S Class.



Listen live on Saturday October 17th a10AM Eastern find out 
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Talking Tech: How does Land Rover make a full size trail disappear?

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Why are Pontiac Aztek sales heating up..Yes Aztek's Heating up!

And another reveal this week Nissan showed off its updated Leaf with
greater range and more tech.. Chom Men will join us to fill us in..

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


Friday, October 09, 2015

SAFETY COMMITMENT, MALIBU HITS A MILESTONE and ROLLS ROYCE SHOWS OFF THE DAWN

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

Done Deal : Ten Automakers commit to making Automatic
braking systems standard across their vehicle lineups.

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The Malibu nameplate hits a milestone and Chevy prices
the 2016 model with more for
your money.

Listen live on Saturday October 
10th a10AM Eastern find out 
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Talking Tech: AT&T has a way for you to add internet hot spot to any car or truck.

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Its namesake is one of the rarest car ever made.  Rolls Royce reveals the
Dawn, perhaps the sexiest Rolls ever.

We will hear from Gerry Spahn who has details on this beautiful
drop head.

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


Tuesday, October 06, 2015

RANGER RETURN, JEEP STAYS IN TOLEDO and BOND EDITION ASTON

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

We start this week with Ford looking to bring back the smaller Ford
Ranger Pickup to compete with GM's Colorado and Canyon Pickups..
But could the Blue oval folks have something else up their sleeves?

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Jeep says
Toledo
will remain
the home of
the Wrangler



and maybe even a JEEP pickup.

Orders now being accepted: Time to configure your new Tesla
Crossover and yes you can order the Ludicrous mode!

Listen live on Saturday October 10th a10AM Eastern 
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Talking Tech: will glass from your smart phone or tablet end up
in your windshield?

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Plus Super New Cars... One platform for Ferrari, A Bond edition
Aston and a 285 MPH, 2.5 million dollar car you can drive on the
street.

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


Monday, October 05, 2015

JAG'S NEW PLAN , FCA brings back the CUDA', And what's CHIP FOOSE working on?

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

Jaguar revamps is company with lower prices and Free maintenance.
Plus we get a price on their XE model. And keeping in all in the family
Land Rover reveals in diesel plans for the US.

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FCA has plans, BIG plans including 
the return of the Cuda and a plug 
in hybrid Chrysler Minivan.

Listen live on Saturday October
10th a10AM Eastern find out how tlisten live 
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Some excellent news, the price of the average used car is dropping,
we'll tell you why.

Talking Tech : How about printing parts in aluminum and Titanium!

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And we will air our complete interview  with one of the most popular
hot rod builders ever, Chip Foose.. What is building for SEMA and the
Grand National shows? And how about those plans for a street machine
powered by an Indy Race car engine.

All that and an "At the wheel" review of the Chevrolet SS Sedan with
Corvette Power.. when we get rolling on Cruise Control


Sunday, October 04, 2015

CORVETTES AT CARLISLE PART TWO

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

They  came from all over the US, Canada and even Europe and
Australia to join in the 2015 edition of Corvettes at Carlisle in
Carlisle Pennsylvania. And that's where we  broadcast from live!

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Corvette Product
Manager Harlan
Charles gives us
a walk around
of the 2016



C7 Corvette Stingray and the 650 horsepower Z06

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10th a10AM Eastern find out how tlisten live 
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Tim Campbell and Rich Conklin tell us how customer surveys
have resulted in some changes to the new C7.

Plus we will get the goods on what Corsa Exhaust has in store to make
your Corvette sound even more powerful. Brent Noward will join us with
some sound tech..

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And we will visit with one of the most popular hot rod builders ever,
Chip Foose.. We'll see what he is working on.

All that and a whole lot more when we get rolling this special Corvette
edition of Cruise Control Live from Corvettes at Carlisle..

Friday, October 02, 2015

CORVETTES AT CARLISLE PART ONE

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

And welcome to our annual Corvette special from the 80 acres of
fiberglass at Corvettes at Carlisle. Every year over 5000 Corvette
owners come to Carlisle Pennsylvania an we have this event
covered from all angles.


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First up. Carlisle's Lance Miller to
update us on the return of Carlisle
flag made from Corvettes and
who won the burnout contest?

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Then we will learn about whats new on the 2016 Corvette Stingray from
GM'S Phil Minch and Josh Holder.

And if your Corvette is brand new or has seen a few miles you'll want to
protect its paint from chips and road debris. That's where the XPEL
product line up comes in and David Campbell will be by our remote
studio with the details.

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Plus he likes to build Corvette horsepower. Ken Lingenfelter will tell us
how he is pulling more power from the C7. And how one of his engines
powers a new vintage Grand Sport C2 Corvette.

All that and more when we get rolling on this special Corvette 
edition of Cruise Control Radio.

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Wednesday, September 09, 2015

JEEP HACKS, BUICK'S TURBO CROSSOVER and BMW 228i CONVERT

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

Driven in St. Louis, hacked from Pittsburgh. Jeep is in the news with
a recall to fix an infotainment software vulnerability. And yes now
the government says its here to help.

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Buick Turbo's its subcompact crossover
and Kia's got plans for its new Sportage and another crossover to be named later.

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Salty Sadness.. Speed Week gets cancelled for the second year in a row,
we'll tell you the reason.

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All that and  an "At the wheel" review of the BMW 228i Convertible 
when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio.

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Monday, September 07, 2015

MITSU MOVING OUT OF NORMAL, CHEVY AND PEDESTRIAN SAFETY and STATES TOUGH ON SPEED

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

Mitsubishi gets out of the car building business in the US we will tell
you why.

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Chevy has the answer
to affordable safety for
pedestrians and
passengers.


Talking Tech: A story we  can't wait to tell you about. Its and even smarter
Cruise Control system.

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Why does a new Infiniti have a Mercedes engine?

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And what states are the toughest when it comes to speed enforcement?

All that and  an "At the wheel" review of the GMC Canyon Crew Cab when we get 
rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2015

STAYING WITH STEEL, CAMARO ROCKSTAR and AVOIDING BUYER"S REMORSE

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

Staying with Steel: Why GM and RAM will not join the aluminum
revolution when it comes to full size pickups.

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We'll discuss how the new Camaro
will be a Rockstar with a Turbo 4.



Listen live Saturday August 29th a10AM Eastern to our annual live 
Corvettes at Carlisle special find  out how t listen live 
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Stacy Swank Lincoln's Craftsmanship Supervisor joins up to talk about what
quality ques to look for in a luxury vehicle to avoid the dreaded buyers remorse..

Fisker gets ready to reboot and Jeep sticks with the Cherokee design.
All that and more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio.

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Saturday, August 22, 2015

AMERICAN MADE INDEX, ROGUE SALES and LEXUS GOES BACK TO THE FUTURE

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

We start with a look at the Cars.COM's American Made Index...
Only seven models made the cut this year.

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Nissan's going happily Rogue
its a sales leader and one of its
Jukes beat the Goodwood
record for running the course on
two wheels.

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And speaking of Goodwood we will have some highlights of this
UK  Festival of speed.

Talking Tech: Is Lexus getting ready to build something without any wheels?

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

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

MITSUBISHI OUTLANDER, HELLCAT UPS PRODUCTION and AUDI A4 NEWS

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

Dodge ramps up Hellcat production and announces a next
generation Dodge Minivan.

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We run down Seven cars that cause buyers remorse and
Audi's got bigger and lighter plans for its new A4.

Listen live Saturday August 22nd a10AM Eastern find 
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We had a chance recently to drive the brand new 2016 Mitsubishi
Outlander we spoke Don Swearingen about Mitsubishi's current and
future line up and their new SUV

And what happens when you have a distracted driver, a Suv and a Drawbridge.

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

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