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.

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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

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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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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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Friday, June 27, 2014

GM PICKUP REDO, RETURN OF THE HONDA S2000? and GPS WITHOUT SATELLITES

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

GM goes on the offensive and announces changes to its pickup trucks, that so far have had a less than exciting response in the truck market.

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Texting and driving can get you jail time in one European country . Is Honda bringing back the S2000 as an NSX light?

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Talking Tech: GPS with out satellites? How about a Quantum Compass? And the electric edition of the Kia Soul is getting ready for its biggest market, the US. We take a look at the range and the technology for this all electric vehicle.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2014

HELLCAT CHALLENGER, TALKING INNOVATIONS and IMPALA STARTS and STOPS

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

Sergio Marchionne wants you to buy a new Hellcat Challenger Hot Rod but there's one model he wished you wouldn't purchase cause he loses almost 15,000 dollars on each one.

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Talking Tech: Plenty of innovation at Japan's SAE conference we have some top picks. How soon will we see some of these innovations in showrooms?
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Plus Impala stops and starts SAAB production is suspended and which is the most dangerous city for pedestrians?

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Saturday, June 21, 2014

ENDLESS RECALLS, JAGS RESTO PROJECT and BMW'S ELECTRIC CRUSH

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
2014 is the Summer of Recalls, with more vehicles from GM , RAM , TOYOTA even Suzuki getting called back to dealers is this the new normal for the auto industry? And who will pay the price? One auto engineer thinks he know who.

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BMW puts the crush on some electric cars but most people are not to upset about it. Talking Tech: GM will require you to buckle up before you can put it in gear?

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Its pretty common, an auto restoration project that sits around half finished..
Well  Jaguar is motivated to finish a project they started in 1963!  Plus the Lincoln Navigator and the Mustang get priced and Mazda sells out.

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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, June 19, 2014

200 SALES SUCCESS, NISMO 370Z and FORD'S FUSION ENERGI

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Chrysler has a huge sales launch for its 200 sedan and there are plenty of hybrids in store for the Chrysler line up.. Hopefully they will be more successful then their first hybrid models. Do remember them?

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Nissan suprises its Z fans with the Nismo 370Z and its got an automatic!




Cadillac prices the ATS coupe and offers a deal to its dealers on the ELR

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Porsche gets a law suit and tells its dealers to stay away from Tigers

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All that an "At the Wheel" review of the 2014 Ford Fusion Energi plug in hybrid and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

SUMMER OF RECALLS, VW HITS A PERFECT 10, BUICK PLAYS IT SAFE

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
The Summer of recalls continues at GM with more than 20 millions cars involved worldwide. GM
gets a big fine and a lot of ongoing government supervision..

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Talking Tech: VW hits the number 10 when it comes to transmission speeds. Is this the end of the automatic gears wars or will we see even more speeds?

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Buick gets ahead of the pack when it comes to safety.

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Is one company ready to take on the EPA when it comes to MPG testing? And an "At the wheel" review of the Kia luxury sedan the K900

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

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Friday, June 13, 2014

FCA FIVE YEAR PLANS, HIGH HORSEPOWER CAYMAN and BMW DELIVERS THE I3

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Its called FCA or Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. we take a look at this manufacturers five year plan with brand consolidations, plug in Mini vans and new models from Alfa Romeo. Are the sales estimates obtainable or impossible?

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Ford is building a one of a kind 50th anniversary edition Mustang convertible.. And they have a great reason.. Plus was all the those warnings about the Raptor's demise just a wee bit premature?

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Porsche has some high horsepower plans for the Cayman.. But will it overshadow the 911 big dog?

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BMW delivers on the I3, Audi's new diesel, And what will Putin be driving to all his official events?
All that and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Thursday, June 12, 2014

NO MORE KEYS?, SMART TIRES and WHAT MAKES INSURANCE GO SKY HIGH?

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Could GM's ignition switch woes lead to the key going the way of the engine crank?
Subaru is set to rework its boxer engine for more power and better MPG

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Chrysler announces its using a new Michael Jackson song to pitch summer Jeep sales.

Talking Tech: Tires are getting smarter they know when they need to be replaced and when they are overloaded.We have the tech on this story.

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Plus what causes you to pay more or less for your car insurance? InsuranceQuotes.com just released a
study on that topic and Laura Adams will join us with the results.
 
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All that and more a whole lot more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

NISSAN MURANO, HONDA ROBOT TECH and X6 COMPEITION

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Next at the top: Fords CEO transition plan  is underway could this be the smoothest gear change in the history of the automotive industry?

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Talking Tech: Honda using Robot technology for future cars. Is ASIMO its human like robot in the drivers seat?
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The BMWX6 is a cross between a performance sedan and a high riding SUV.. hard to believe but another manfacturer is going to offer some competition. But it won't come from Mclaren they say no to SUV's.

Helio finds out the bad side of Twitter..

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And we will take a deep dive into the brand new 2015 third generation Nissan Murano with our guest Scott Pak. This highly styled cross over will be built in the USA.

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

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