Thursday, March 05, 2015

THREE CYLINDERS FROM VOLVO AND BMW, NEXT GEN JOHN COOPER WORKS and F150 HYBRID?

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

Three cylinders on the way from BMW and Volvo yes that 2.4 liter
four cylinder will be considered a big block

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We have the details on
the next generation of the
John cooper works mini
how much horsepower
will be under the bonnet?

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Also we will run down Ward's list of the best engines is one bolted into
your car or truck?

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Is Ford planning a F150 hybrid we have some intel.
And will your smart phone replace your drivers license

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Wednesday, March 04, 2015

FORD FOCUS RS, FIAT POKES, CHRYSLER TURBO BOOSTED and AUDI'S ELECTRIC CROSSOVER

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

Ford is jumping into the performance games announcing 12 new vehicles
including a global version of the focus RS shown this week at the
Geneva auto show.

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Fiat pokes
fun at its
old image
with a new
tv spot.




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Chrysler gets its PUG program rolling with turbos for its V6 engines across the board.
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GM gets keyed up first it was a faulty ignition switch and now stuck keys.

And Audi takes on Tesla with an electric crossover challenge

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Thursday, February 26, 2015

COLORADO TREND, ASTON STARS and NO DIESELS IN FRANCE

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

Chevy's Colorado scored a major victory taking the Motor Trend Truck
of the Year crown beating the new F 150. Does this mean the revial of
the small pickup? Toyota thinks so there's a new Tacoma on the way!

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The new Bond
movie is about



to start production and that means a new Aston Martin for 007 to DB10

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France says NO to diesels but Mazda still has plans for a oil burning 6
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Talking Tech: Will Aluminum bodies like the one on the new F 150 pickup mean bigger dent repair profits for dealers?

The Big Scoop?... One dealer reveals the new Buick NSX.
But there is just a slight problem.

Next Gen News for the  Nissan Z and Leaf

Plus: Breathing life into a vintage race car with a 28 liter engine
and the ultimate Shelby Accessory

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









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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

MUSTANG BEATS CAMARO, MERC GLE CROSSOVER and V8 CELEBRATES

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

Its a battle that's been raging since the 60's this time Mustang takes the
pony car crown from Camaro

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We get a look at Mercedes GLE
crossover coupe. Competition for
BMW's X6

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Take a test ride in a Ferrari with over 1000 horsepower? Yes it's possible!
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Super car maker SPYKER wanted to run SAAB now the're are in
Chapter 11 but there is still a bit of hope for SAAB.

Talking Tech: Why are consumers not happy about low rolling resistance tires?

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









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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

TOYOTA PLAYS IT SAFE, POWERING UP BMW'S I8, LEXUS SKUNK WORKS

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

Toyota has plans to make the masses safer.. We have their plans.

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BMW may have idea on heating up its i8 super car
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Scion takes a pass on going topless and turbo. What does mean for the future of the FR-S?
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The Lexus Secret skunk works gets a new project.Talking Tech: Could you
violate your cars copyright by working on it?

Three unique vehicles one goes up in flames , the other is wrecked and
the third is restored and gets a comfy new home

All that and an "At the wheel" review of the 2015 Chevy Camaro SS
when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio.









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Saturday, February 14, 2015

MEXICAN LUX, MINI SUPERHEROS and IN THE YEAR 2029

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

Is Mexico the next go to place for assembling German Luxury Cars?

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MINI says its line up will be cut down to just Five Super Heros.
The Mercedes value line adds some hot rods and a wagon.


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INFINITI imagines what the year 2029 will look like.
Talking Tech: Just Drive is it the replacement for  built in
voice operated systems that cause problems for owners?

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Plus one automotive manufacturer is out of Money and The Hennessey 1000 HP Z06

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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

SUBCOMPACT CROSSOVERS, OLD NAMES NEW CARS and AUDI AND TOYOTA NEW FACES

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

The subcompact crossover segments goes white hot with new entries
from Honda HR-V, Mazda CX-3, Fiat 500X and more.

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Changing 
Faces: Audi 
and Toyota
give their
line up's plastic
surgery.



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Old names new cars? Two names from the recent past make a comeback.
Minivan Mess:If you have a minivan we are going to give you something to
think about..

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Talking Tech: See the Jam to get out of the Jam.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015

ATS V, NEW CHRYSLER 300 and RETURN OF THE SHELBY GT350

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

No shortage of performance Including the twin turbo ATS V series
from Cadillac, a redesigned Chrysler 300 for rear drive fans and a
F type feature Jaguar hasn't offered since the 70's

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Why it makes sense to buy
tires from a
brand you
know and trust.
Is Takata up to
job of replacing
all of those recalled
airbags? Maybe not.

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Ford brings back the Shelby GT350 with a brand new engine. We get
the info from Kerry Baldori the Chief Functional Engineer for
Global Performance Vehicles.

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Monday, February 09, 2015

BMW: SUV"S KILLED OFF SPORTS CARS, CAD ATS-V, AND MERC CLEANS UP ITS LETTERS AND NUMBERS

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

BMW says SUV's KILLED the Sports Car!

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Speaking of
BMW is Mini encountering
the curse of the retro car?
and when one model turn sales around?

How will Takata build enough air bags to replace the recalled models
and when will dealers be ready to install the new parts.

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CADILLACS ATS-V should be smoking hot but right now the ATS plants
hours are being cut back.

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Confusing? Mercedes has a plan to clean of the Letter and Number maze of its models.

And what does Scion have up its sleeve when it comes to new models?









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Saturday, February 07, 2015

VW R32 HOTTIE, AIRBAGS FOR MOTORCYCLES and SRT DESIGN

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

VW pulls big power from its new gas and diesel engines and gets ready to
show an off the charts performance Golf.

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Gas prices
are falling,
what does
this mean
for electric
cars sales?


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Talking Tech: Airbags for Motorcycles? How would that work?

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Chrysler's third annual automotive design competition goes national
and it could end up changing the life of its winning young designers.
Mark Trostle, Head of SRT, Mopar and Motorsports Design
is our guest.









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Friday, February 06, 2015

KING COBRA KIT, AUDI VARMIT CONTROLand MERCEDES MAYBACH and METRIS

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

Ford fattens up its racing catalog and comes up with a build it yourself King Cobra Kit.

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If you ever found a car in a barn 
your know the damage varmints
can do well now Audi is conducting
a study about just that.


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Talking Tech : Can the Android operating system keep your dash up to date when it comes to infotainment.

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Mercedes shows a new Maybach and the Metris Van. And traffic light camera get vote out
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Thursday, February 05, 2015

MURANO begins and SATURN ENDS, ACHATES EFFICIENT POWER and VOLVO'S V60.

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

Nissan starts building the Murano and Volvo shows the V60

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Big Fines: Hyundai and Kia are on the hook for 300 Million and GM well their tab might hit 2 Billion

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Saturn: Well its finally finished as a rental favorite drives off into the sunset
We will explain.

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Talking Tech: Achates Power says they have an engine that's 86 percent
more efficient than today's gas engines and 30 percent better than modern fuel
sipping diesels. We get the goods from President and CEO David Johnson.

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









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Wednesday, February 04, 2015

DASHBOARD CONTROL, NEW OLD MUSTANG and PROTOTYPE RESTO

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
How about this for a resto project? Building a fully functioning car from a
early 40's prototype.

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The airbag problem grows larger for supplier Takata. What's new Infiniti is involved

this time and the Government tells them to put something IN GEAR.

What won't you need in the next gen Chevy Volt? And what has
Clarkson done this time?

For Sale now a brand new old Mustang!

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Talking Tech: Could you give your dashboard the evil eye and tune
the radio? this just might be the next hands free invention.

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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

STEEL VS. ALUMINUM, FRESH EXPLORER and TEXTING DETECTOR

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Aluminum you have it , your gonna get it or you say you don't want it for
now The head of Ram trucks says our customers want steel but Jeep
owners might be getting something else.

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Ford freshens the Explorer while
Mitsubishi gets some great sales
news. Yes I said Mitsubishi Talking
Tech : We got the details on how law enforcement knows when you are texting.

Talking Tech : We got the details on how law enforcement knows when
you are texting.

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Plus are sporty coupes making  a comeback and one vintage L88
Corvette pulls big coin at an upcoming auction. And the return of the MazdaSpeed 6

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Saturday, January 24, 2015

HYBRID DOWNTURN, VINTAGE CAMARO and ONE MILLION TO PARK

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Hybrid sales are tanking but what's the reason? Low gas prices or
something else?

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Why is Chevy testing the new 
Camaro and an 30 year old 
model at the same  time?

Did Hyundai designers miss the mark

with the new Sonata? Plus the EPA  adjusts some MPG numbers on Mini's

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And we have follow ups on two stories including a Corvette collection
for sale and a very expensive chopper. Finally a parking space that
costs 1 million dollars!

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Saturday, December 27, 2014

YEAR IN CARS, SHELBYGT 350 and NAVIGATION SUPER DETAIL

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

2014 has certainly been the year of the recall and many were related to 
faulty air bags. Now things are changing fast at Takata.

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Speaking of recalls Porsche
has one of its own on related to
the exotic 918



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Ford puts the Shelby GT 350 Mustang to good use.
Talking Tech: You think your nav system has alot of detail? 
Well its not near enough for an autonomous car.
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Plus we will take a look back at some of the biggest automotive stories of 2014

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