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.



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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.

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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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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

CADDY XT5 REVEALED?, ECO BOOST MUSTANG REVIEW and CALIFORNIA BLACK AND GOLD

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

Was Cadillac's XT5 crossover revealed by mistake or on purpose?

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MINI talks about
its new halo car.
It was a great
week for Nissan
for two big reasons.


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GM has a plan for quick redesigns and is the tech race wearing out the
designers and engineers?

Get ready for the Return of California Black and Gold
Talking Tech: Now you can see what's in front of the semi that's driving
in front of you 

All that an "At the wheel" review of the 2015 Mustang ECO BOOST powered 
convertible  and more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio.









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Friday, August 14, 2015

2016 F150, NEW CHEVY CRUZE, AUTONOMOUS PAINT SWAP

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

Ford reveals what's new in its 2016 F 150

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Spy pics of
Fiats Spider
look like more
than a Miata



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Did two autonomous cars swap paint on the road and which
manufacturer says our drivers are not cargo.

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Chevy revealed the new Larger and lighter 2016 Chevy Cruze recently
 and Al Manzor Chief Engineer for Cheverolet Small Cars will join us
 with the details.

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









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Tuesday, August 11, 2015

TRUE MPG?, NEW MERC GLC and PROJECT K

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

Do you get the MPG the factory says your supposed? We will have
the surprising results of a new study.

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Mercedes launches the new
GLC including a plug in hybrid
and may bring back and old model.

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Are you ready for Project K? and why will no more lap records happen
at the Ring?

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Talking Tech: Porsche gears up for lightweight production.

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









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Monday, August 10, 2015

COMPACT CROSSOVERS HEAT UP, LAND ROVER REMOTE DRIVER and FORD GOES TO LEMANS

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

Will Compact Crossovers shrink Midsize sedan sales? And what makes
Honda's  HRV so darn  popular?

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Talking Tech:
Land Rover has
a system that lets
you drive your
vehicle while your
not in the drivers seat,



The millionth Corvette damaged during its fall  into a sinkhole is getting restored.

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PLUS Porsche puts an end to Audi's winning streak.

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And  Ford had a huge announcement about their plans for the 2016 Lemans
race We have Ford's Dave Pericak as our guest this hour to fill us in on
what they have up their sleeves.

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









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Saturday, August 08, 2015

TESLA X DETAILS, JEEP'S GRAND WAGONEER and HOT ROD I8

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

We start with plenty of Tesla news including a release date for their
model X and some interesting points raised at their shareholder
meeting.

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What are Jeeps plans for the
three row Grand Wagoneer?
Is BMW planning to "Hop Up"
its I8 super car?

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And get this there may be bipartisan agreement on a new 5
star safety feature that could find its way to all light cars and
trucks!

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Talking Tech: Mercedes E Class gets new more tech than the flagships S Class.
 Look Mom we are going hands free!!

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









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Friday, August 07, 2015

GM PICKUP SALES, VOLVO CUTS BUTTONS and ALFA'S SPYDER

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
While GM Cuts production of three of its sedans, it's pickup
trucks are flying off the lots.

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Volvo cuts the number of buttons.
Talking Tech: Jaguar Land Rover
may have perfected a pothole detector.

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Alfa Romeo prices out the new spyder and gets set for a new 500.

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Ford has a huge  plans for Lemans in 2016. We have Ford's Steve Ling as out
guest this hour to fill us in on what they have up their sleeves.

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









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Thursday, August 06, 2015

NEW MITSU OUTLANDER, BMW X1 and HOT ROD POWER TOUR

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

First Drive:We get behind the wheel of the 2016 Mitsubishi Outlander
that has over 100 improvements over the old model

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BMW Reveals its tiny X1 Crossover. Watch Out!: Over 10 thousand
flood damaged vehicles could be coming on the market.

We learn about which current car is get the most American
Made Parts

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And Then the 21st edition of the Hot Rod Power Tour gets underway
today.. Almost 6000 Muscle Car and street Rods will hit 7 cities in Seven
days. We'll get a live report from the road thanks to Jeff DahLynn
General Manager and Publisher of Hot Rod Magazine

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









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Wednesday, August 05, 2015

PORSCHE BACK TO BASICS, FCA PRODUCT HOLD and HYUNDAI'S PRIUS

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Porsche is getting back to basics with a car that has a real clutch.
FCA puts the brakes on some of their new products.

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The Takata
Air Bag recall
mess gets
even bigger.




Now up 400,000 replaced airbags might have to be
swapped out again. And is the company getting ready
to make a big design switch in their future products?

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What new car technology is ignored by customers and drivers?
Does Hyundai have too many sedans in its product  line up and
we spy their version of a Prius

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

APPLE'S ULTIMATE MOBILE DEVICE, HYUNDAI PICKUP and MISSING FROM MAZDA

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

What did an Apple Exec call the ultimate mobile device? Does this shed
light on Apples future product plans?

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When it comes to Car Brands
which is the most valuable?

Is Hyundai Set to green light
a small pickup?




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What won't be in the 2016 Mazda lineup?

And : Read Carefully... A auto safety demo goes wrong.
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And : Read Carefully... A auto safety demo goes wrong.

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Monday, July 27, 2015

F150 PRODUCTION SLOW DOWN, FIVE HUNDRED HORSEPOWER ATS and VW HAND WAVING

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

Ford's F150 production gets slowed by one big missing part.
Honda gets ready to set a world Hypermile record

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It might not set any MPG records
but what about dropping the 500
horsepower LS7 V8 in a Caddy ATS?


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And what did GM CEO Mary Barra just order?

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Saturday, July 25, 2015

DEFECTIVE BAGS, AUDI SUV PLANS and MAZDA MARKETING

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

Thirty four million cars with Takata airbags are deemed defective.
Now vehicles from ten manufacturers are involved including Mazda,
Mitsubishi and Subaru. It's revealed that Takata changed its airbag
design back in 2008 do to problems in humid locations. Will the
company be able to replace all those defective airbags? Will Takata
even survive this disaster? We will discuss all aspects of this
developing story.

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Audi has big plans for SUV's big and small.





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From zoom zoom to Driving Matters. Mazda takes a different
marketing approach.

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Plus OPEC says crude oil prices will stay the same for 10 years and
Oregon starts charging by the mile.

Talking Tech: Could autonomous cars get into a traffic jam? A data traffic jam?

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









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Wednesday, July 22, 2015

HYUNDAI HAS A HIT, RENEGADE DELAY and FORD'S TRAILER TOW TECH

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

Hyundai has a hit with its new Tucson and calls in manufacturing
reinforcements.

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The Jeep Renegade gets
delayed and we
have news on the
next generation Wrangler.


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Talking Tech: Tow a trailer with you F150 like a boss. We get the story of
Ford's Pro Trailer Backup Assist. We talk with Ford's marketing manager
Eric Peterson.

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









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Monday, July 20, 2015

AIRBAG SALVAGE, ELECTRIC TURBO'S and NISSAN CRASH ACE

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

We have been telling you about the ongoing Airbag recalls. Now
investigators are combing salvage yards for more faulty parts

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Talking Tech: Audi is ready for an Electric
Turbo Charger but what else will if have to change to make it work?

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One of Nissan's new models aces the crash test.

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Plus why will Ford's Oval not be blue on a future vehicle?

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