Saturday, June 13, 2015

GM'S SMALL PICKUPS SALES, ASTON FACTORY IN THE US? and "A FASTER HORSE"

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
GM has received a sales bump in pickup sales thanks to its new
Canyon and Colorado but is the bubble about to burst?

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Do Electric Cars need a bigger
boost from the government?
Is Aston Martin planning a
factory in the US?

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Great news for the F 150, all Cab styles get a five star crash rating.

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And the documentary film "A Faster Horse" premiered at the Tribeca Film
festival in New York City. The film chronicles the the history of the
Mustang and the development of the new 2015 Pony Car. We chatted
with Ford's Al Uzielli about how the documentary came together.

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









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Tuesday, June 09, 2015

MAXIMA OPTIONS, CONSOLIDATION PITCH and BEST INTERIORS

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

The new Nissan Maxima takes a different approach to options, what will
buyers think about it?

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One auto executive says its time to consolidate.

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Volvo gets set to pick a plant in the US and shows off its Twin Engine
Plug In.

Ward's Auto reveals its list of the ten best auto interiors.
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And we have Andrea Boragno  Alcantara Chairman & CEO as our guest
His company makes plenty of of seats and interiors in fine cars even finer.
All that and more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio.









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Saturday, June 06, 2015

VW"S MODEL SURVIVAL, COMMON CARBON FIBER, FIAT"S 500 X

On this hour of Cruise Control with Fred Staab and Les Jackson
Two Volkswagen Models survive to live another day.

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What won't
BMW be
building?



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Talking Tech: High Fiber: One manufacturer gets ready for more
Carbon fiber across its line up.Hyundai sends a message from space
 using a fleet of cars

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Fiat gets into the crossover game and we we get a first drive of the 500X
And GM rolls out software that tells dealers if a used car has had a recall
and if its been fixed.
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Thursday, May 21, 2015

HYUNDAI TURBO GENESIS, FOCUS RS FACTORY DRIFTER, SHATNER'S RIVIT

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

Hyundai gets set for some twin spooling with its next gen Genesis.

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Ford's  fabulous Focus RS 
has its own Drift button.
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Honda and Acura have a retirement party.
Talking tech :Why autonomous cars could make you sick.

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Plus De Niro and Enzo and Shatner's Rivit
All that and more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio.









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Tuesday, May 05, 2015

NEW YORK AUTO SHOW RECAP PART TWO

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

The Trends, the tech, and more from the New York Auto show. We start
with a look at the Cadillac CT6 Big beautiful and crammed with technology.

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Nissan reveals in Maxima with Maxium styling.


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VW shows the Alltrak and Mitsubishi pulls the sheets off its outlander..

Its looks expensive and it is expensive the Range Rover Autobiography
brings back two tone paint and I whole lot more.

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Plus why green rebates might be disappearing in California and other states.
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Monday, May 04, 2015

NEW YORK AUTO SHOW RECAP PART ONE

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

We take a tour of the New York Auto show with plenty of reveals including
two new mid size sedans the Kia Optima and the Chevy Malibu.

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Honda shows
off a US
designed
Civic Concept.




Now you get to join the MX5 Club with a new
aggressive edition of the Miata.

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Chevy lights up its new Spark and a Mishap on the
Price is Right leads to a really expensive give away.
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

ECOBEAST LIVES!, Z06 MELTDOWN and FACTORY TUNERS

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

ECOBEAST... YES its coming!!!

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Bad Day: An owner of a new z06 hears some unwelcome noise
under the hood.

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Marijuana is now legal in four states and Washington DC. Drugged
driving is on the rise but why are some motorists not concerned.?
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Factory Tuners: Now you can add more power without violating your warranty.
Talking Tech: Are wearables the next bit of tech from Auto manufacturers ?

And one Man's T bird memento has to be surgically removed.
All that and more when we get rolling on this edition of Cruise Control Radio.









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Thursday, March 19, 2015

DIESEL MATH, FORD"S SYNC 3 and TELSA'S GARAGE SNAKE

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

Tesla wants to put a snake in your garage.. And you might just want it
to be there.

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What happens when a dealer sells you the wrong car and you don't realize
it for several months?

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DIESEL MATH: Gas is lot cheaper so does it still make sense to
buy a Diesel powered vehicle?

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Talking Tech: Ford got plenty of heat from its customers about
its Sync system running slow and crashing. Ford says that's is all
about change with their Sync 3 system Jim Bukowski Director of
Connectivity for Ford is our guest.

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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?

Talking Tech: Could your car's paint be used as a power source?
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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

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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?

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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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