Thursday, March 20, 2014

THE LATEST from AUDI , MINI and BMW plus the ECOBOOST FOCUS

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

Mazda celebrates while Mini reveals its new Club man and win an Olympic medal and get a car, that's how it goes in Russia.

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Plenty of Geneva news including the New Audi TT a BMW minivan, a baby Jeep and a new Mclaren.


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Talking Tech: Burn Gas in your Diesel? Yes it might happen.

Cruise Control airs live Saturday March 22nd at 10AM Eastern find out how to listen live.

We have the details on the 1.0 liter Ecoboost Ford Focus consumer marketing manager Seema Bardwaj  is our guest.

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014

GM PICKUP GLITCH, NISSAN ELECTRONIC REAR VIEW and BMW BUYS HISTORIC PLANT

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

Are the current generation Chevy and GM pickups part of the least successful launch of pickup? One publication says yes and we will tell you why. Plus a strange glitch on 2014 GM trucks.

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Why was Ford looking for a few Hefty Men? Talking Tech:


Nissan has a tech take on the rear view mirror that might put to rest visibility complaints.

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BMW Buys back a bit of its history and will an Electric swamp rat break 200 MPH?

Plus hyper car speed specs...

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Monday, March 17, 2014

ACCORD ON TOP, RARE CAD ELR and THUMBS UP FOR HEADS UP

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
We love driving the Scion FRS and Subaru BRZ.. These affordable two door rear drive sports cars are a blast so why arn't they selling?


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The Honda Accord comes out on the top of the list for US Sales. 


Lutz teams up with Fiskers new owner to annoy green drivers and treehuggers.

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Why might it be hard to fine a Cadillac ELR plug In? This just in: Body on frane SUV's are not dead yet.

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Plus Talking Tech: Head's up for more head up displays and why are they painting reindeer antlers in Finland?

And an "At the Wheel" review of the 2014 Kia Soul.

Cruise Control airs live Saturday March 22nd at 10AM Eastern find out how to listen live.

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Thursday, March 13, 2014

ALL ALUMINUM, BACKROAD GOLD and ECODIESELS GALORE

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

The General  gets set to join the Ford Aluminum pick up party and Ram gets a flood of EcoDiesel orders how soon will we see light duty diesels from GM and Ford?


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Hyundai might be
making some additions
it its fleet and we have
the details. Talking Tech:
On demand Studded
now tires? Yes it could
happen!


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He is After that Backroad Gold ! Corky Coker head of Coker Tires joins us to talk about his new Travel Channel reality show. The rebirth of the Lencki Six vintage Indy engine and whats going in the world of Vintage look tires  and wheels...Corky promises this interview will be "Hotter than dang.."

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Saturday, March 08, 2014

BUGATTI DEALS, SUBARU PRICES and MAXXED OUT TUNDRA

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Bugatti Leftovers?. Is it time to cut a deal on a 1000 horsepower super car?

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Subaru News: We have 2015 Pricing on the WRX and the STI plus news that the Tribeca will ride again.


Pickup tow ratings have always been a bit confusing, but manufacturers are set to announce a standard that will allow comparisons.

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Do not despair those classic Corvettes that fell down the sinkhole will be repaired we will tell you how.

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Plus an "At the wheel" review of the 2014 Toyota Tundra SR5 Crewmax pickup.

Cruise Control airs live Saturday March 8th at 10AM Eastern find out how to listen live.

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Tuesday, March 04, 2014

KIA GOES HIGH END WITH THE K900 , ALUMINUM ALERT and MONEY WELL SPENT

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


Kia takes a step into the luxury world with the introduction of the K900 sedan and we got behind the wheel product manager Eddie Rayyan will join us with the details on this luxurious rear drive vehicle.

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Talking Tech: Could manufacturers interest in
adding Aluminum to new vehicles cause a
supply shortage?

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With  many millions spent on advertising, which Superbowl car commercial connected with consumers?

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The big vote results are in at the VW Passat plant in Chattanooga and the workers have chosen to reject the UAW. But will a union protest challenge the results?

Cruise Control airs live Saturday March 8th at 10AM Eastern find out how to listen live.

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Saturday, March 01, 2014

GROWING CLEAN DIESEL, LINGENFELTER REAPER and ASTON RECALL

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


The Clean Diesel fleet keeps growing including new models from BMW, Chevy and Nissan. Plus GM has plans for even more.

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And will Natural Gas become a bigger player in the automotive world. Honda and GM made some announcements this week. Aston Martin recalls 75 percent of its cars thanks to counterfit parts.

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Don't Fear the Reaper: No its got nothing to do with the Blue Oyster Cult. Chevy takes on the Ford Raptor with the very capable supercharged Reaper pickup Ken Lingenfelter owner of Lingenfelter Performance Engineering joins ups to talk about the Reaper and what he has in store for more Corvette Stingray horsepower.

Cruise Control airs live Saturday March 8th at 10AM Eastern find out how to listen live.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

KIA BARES ITS SOUL, MX 5 CELEBRATION and 3D DEAD RECKONING

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


Kia shows off its Electric Soul and puts a new face on the Optima hybrid. Subaru adds to its Legacy and the Mazda MX5 Celebrates.

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A new study says Millenials not only research
a new car purchase online


and through social media but also by renting for extended test drives.

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Talking Tech : Nowadays drivers depend on their Navigation system,, But what if the Satellite signal is lost  in a parking garage or a crowed cit environment? A new 3D dead Reckoning chip has got you covered.

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Cruise Control airs live Saturday March 1st at 10AM Eastern find out how to listen live.

Plus an "At the Wheel" review of the 2014 Audi A5 2.0 T Quattro Coupe.

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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

BMW and LAND ROVER WAITING GAME and CHRYSLER"S NEW 200

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

Playing the waiting game... When it comes to BMW and Land Rover you just might have to get in line if you want some of the more popular models.

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Why you'll have to wait for 8 when it comes to the Corvette. The new Z06 comes with a seven speed manual or an eight speed automatic. When will we see that 8 speed on the base Stingray? Well it will take a while.

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How did 60's legend Bob Dylan end up pitching Chrysler?

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Cruise Control airs live Saturday March 1st at 10AM Eastern find out how to listen live.

The 2015 Chrysler is completely new including drive trains, exterior and interior design, a clean sheet.. Will this mid size sedan have what it takes to take on all the competitors? Klause Busse  Director, Interior Design will take us through the new sedan and perhaps reveal the location of some of his Easter Eggs.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

MICRO MASH, REAR DRIVE CAD and DIRT FISH RALLY SCHOOL

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

Microcars take a beating in the latest small overlap crash test .. Pass or fail we will have the results.

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The BMW Seven series gets a diesel. and spied on the road the big rear wheel drive Cadillac Sedan.

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Who decides?: Men or Women when it comes to buying Minivans and hybrids.. And Kia is set to get back into the Minivan business

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Cruise Control airs live Saturday February 22nd at 10AM Eastern find out how to listen live.

Next get behind the wheel and get dirty with a 315 Acre playground for adults.. If you ever wanted to drive a Rally Car at speed The Dirt Fish Rally School is for you. We'll get the details from Troy Jorgensen.

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Saturday, February 08, 2014

LINCOLNS NAVIGATOR, SUBARU'S NEXT GEN EYESIGHT and AUDi APP

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

Big full size SUV's remain popular and this week we get a look at Lincolns Navigator and a price on Cadillac Escalade.

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Talking Tech : Subaru brings out the second generation of its Eyesight driver assistance system.

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Contrast and Compare: Is an Audi app the key to boosting Millennial sales? Could self driving shuttles get customers interested autonomous vehicles

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Cruise Control airs live Saturday February 8th at 10AM Eastern find out how to listen live.

And Baltimore Speed Cameras with big accuracy issues!

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Thursday, February 06, 2014

JEEP SALE BONANZA, CAPABLE Z06 and DAYTONA GOES SKYACTIVE

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

If all goes as planned Jeep workers will need a lot of overtime to full all the sales orders for 2015
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Mazda gets all kind of Skyactive when it comes to Daytona. Talking Tech : BMW is setting up

a huge test for its autonomous lane change capability. And we do mean a huge test.

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Is Acura getting a compact crossover ready for its line up?

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Cruise Control airs live Saturday February 8th at 10AM Eastern find out how to listen live.

Harlan Charles Chevrolet Corvette Product Manager is our guest filling us in on the  most capable Vette ever,  the brand new 2015 Z06.. Plus he discuss the C7R race car and the new on board data recorder you can spec out for your Vette.
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Wednesday, February 05, 2014

54.5 MPG NO PROBLEM, ATS FAMILY GROWS and 2015 F150 DEEP DIVE

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

Some high level auto executives say they will have no problem meeting the 
54.5 MPG target without massive amounts of electric cars or plug in hybrids. How will they do it?


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The Cadillac ATS Coupe was revealed recently in Detroit but the ATS family might be
expanding.
Talking Tech: :Michelin reveals a tire that gets better as it gets older.

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The 2015 For F-150 is revolutionary with an Aluminum Alloy Body and 2.7 Liter Eco Boost engine. Eric Peterson the marketing manager for the F 150 joins us to detail the brand new version of America's best selling vehicle.

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Tuesday, February 04, 2014

DIESEL DOWNERS, MAKING THE LIGHTS and ZL1 CAMARO DESTRUCTION

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

Diesel Downer: Mazda Delays its SkyactiveD and does Washington DC really want to ban all diesels? Another government overreach or yet another poorly written bill?


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More Horsepower, quicker 0 to 60 times plush seats? Nope, looks like being Connected is the most important option for new car buyers.
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Is the Hellcat about to be unleashed? Talking Tech: Remember you used to try to drive just over the speed limit to make all the green lights? Well Audi has a better idea its called Traffic Light Assist.

Plus: One owners service problem with a ZL1 Camaro.

And we discuss the new Z06 Corvette, The F150, the Chrysler 200 , The BMW 2 series and much more

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Monday, February 03, 2014

AUDI FIRES UP THE LASER, HAGERTY'S HOT LIST and VW's NEW MID SIZE SUV

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

Audi takes the lead when it comes to automotive tech including laser headlights.  Ford's Farley has to walk one back.

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Where will VW build its new mid size SUV in its  Plant? and its hot Golf R gets ready to return.


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How does a car make the Hagerty Hot List? What new vehicles that cost less than 100K will be future collectible classics Johnathan Klinger will join us.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

CHEROKEE OUTSELLS WRANGLER, WIPER TECH and ELECKTROBITS

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Some said the Jeep faithful would hate it thanks to its new face.. Well Jeep has a hit on its hands, the Cherokee is outselling the Wrangler.

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What does the future hold for Nissan , Toyota and Lexus ? We have a peak into the future.

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Talking Tech: The windshield wiper has remained pretty much the same since it was invented, now its getting ready for an infusion of tech.

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Cruise Control airs live Saturday January 25th at 10AM Eastern find out how to listen live.

One study says nearly all the vehicles on the road will be autonomous by 2050. So who will supply the software to let you sit back and have the car do the driving? We hear about  Elektrobits Urban Electric Vehicle.

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Monday, January 20, 2014

Z28 HIGH PERFORMANCE and HIGH DOLLARS and CMAX SOLAR DEEP DIVE

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Chevy prices the Camaro Z28 Sky high and the radio and air conditioning are optional but if you drive one you won't care.

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Ford revealed the C-Max Solar Energi Concept at the CES show and we have the details from
Mike Tinskey, Ford's Global Director of Vehicle electrificiation and infrastructure.

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Cruise Control airs live Saturday January 25th at 10AM Eastern find out how to listen live.

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