Thursday, January 31, 2013

CRUISE CONTROL PODCAST: GM GLOBAL DISPLAYS, VIPER ONE and CES WRAP UP

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


Going Global: Why is GM showing 5 global cars in its North American Auto show booth perhaps a view of cars to come?

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Viper VIN 001 for 2013 got underway with a nice tribute to one of Chrysler's truest car guys. We'll find out who bought the first 2013 Viper and how much they paid.

Great news at Nissan and Ford when it comes to jobs. There will be plenty more to go around.


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In between all the UHD Monitors and the latest in gadgets at the CES show.. There was plenty of automotive tech.. Edmunds Consumer Advice Editor Ron Montoya will join us with a roundup.

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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

CRUISE CONTROL PODCAST: RETRO DEIGN BY BYE , NEW MODEL REVEALS and ELECTRIC SWAMP RAT

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

Retro Design was all the rage just a few year ago in the auto industry. Do these designs from the past have a place in the future?

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We'll be taking a look at some of the upcoming vehicles and reveals including new models from JEEP, VW, LEXUS and ACURA..

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Talking Tech: Nissan goes for some Aroma therapy in its auto booth.. Will this fragrance make you buy?

The Petersen Automotive Museums vault tour gets even more popular.

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You can own Queen's Freddie Mercury's Rolls Royce. And Big Daddy rides again in his Electric Swamp Rat Dragster

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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

CRUISE CONTROL PODCAST:CIVIC CRITICS, ZIPPY AVIS and PLATED

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

Civic Critics: Journalists called the 2012 Civic interior cheap but looks like it was a sales hit.

Plated: Florida adds plenty of variety to its license plates while California revives plates from the past.

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Did Avis buy into the future of rentals this week? Talking Tech: Professor Plug In..builds a kit to make any car a hybrid.

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And an age on question is off brand Cheap gas bad for your ride?

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And Top Gear gets set for another season.
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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

CRUISE CONTROL PODCAST: SANDY CARS, TOPLESS AT 200 and MAZDA 6 NEWS

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

Cars you want to buy and cars you REALLY don't want to buy.. We run down the safest cars and also what has happened to all those flood destroyed vehicle caught in Super storm Sandy....

Bentley goes 200 MPH and topless! Hold on to your hat for the GT Speed Convertible.

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We shine light on another  first for  Ford's F150 pickup.

And we have details on the 2014 Mazda 6 pricing and more Diesel news.

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Plus talking tech.. Tires that tell you when they need to be replaced by changing color.


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Sunday, January 13, 2013

CRUISE CONTROL PODCAST: NOT INTERESTED IN ELECTRICS, SMARTPHONES IN CHARGE IN CARS and BIOMETRIC SENSORS

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


Why are most potential car buyers just not interested in Electric cars?

 Corvette reveals, Corvette Giveaways and Corvettes stolen





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Talking Tech: What is Hyundai trying to replace with a smartphone? And Biometric sensors may be headed to your new car.. Oh driver you appear to be running a fever!

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And we look back at all things automotive in 2012.

Plus "At the Wheel" reviews of the 2013 Buick LaCrosse touring and the 2013 Lexus GS350

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Thursday, January 10, 2013

CRUISE CONTROL PODCAST:TOYOTA SETTLES, INFINITY NAMES and FORD LOOKS TO THE FUTURE

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

"Fair, Reasonable and Adequate that's what a Judge says about the 1.1 Billion dollar settlement between Toyota and some of its customers.

Infinity name games. The luxury manufacturer is about to change virtually every model name in its line up.



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We take a look at some of the major stories that shaped the automotive industry in 2012

And Ford In House futurist Sheryl Connolly takes us into car consumer trends for 2013 and well beyond.


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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

CRUISE CONTROL PODCAST:CAMARO RETURNS, REFINERS REFINE and THE LAST LFA

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


Refinement: New stricter auto emissions are on 
the way but manufacturers say its time for 
refiners to clean up THEIR act. 

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Production of the Camaro is returning to the United States.
Great news for American Suzuki. Yes the bankrupt company is selling more cars than ever.

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Wanna buy a brand new Lexus LFA? Well it just might be too late. Talking Tech: Continental gets in the autonomy game

And what about the Toyota Furia

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CRUISE CONTROL PODCAST:JEEP Expands, MOTOWN 300 and GM Buys Back

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


JEEP plans for a major expansion and perhaps the revival of several nameplates.
GM BUYBACK: The General buys up a big bunch of shares from the Goverment


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Plus Going to a gogo: What does Motowns's  Berry Gordy have to do with a Chrysler 500?

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Why your can look at the 2014 Mazda 6 but you can't drive it.

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And "At the wheel" reviews of the 2013 Ford Flex limited edition and 2013 Jeep Patriot Latitude.

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Monday, January 07, 2013

CRUISE CONTROL PODCAST: MORE DIESELS, KIA SORENTO and FORD RECOVERS HISTORY

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

We start with Diesel news two manufacturers see the light when it comes to oil burners. And speaking of Diesels Cummins celebrates a milestone!

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Ford recovers an amazing bit of automotive history. We'll check out Ward's list of the ten best engines and have our own picks.
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One super car gets a green light while the other disappears.


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And with over 80 percent new parts the 2014 Kia Sorento CUV is much more than a redesign. We get the details from Steve Hirashiki Sr. Product Strategy Manager.
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Sunday, January 06, 2013

CRUISE CONTROL PODCAST:BMW MODEL SHAKE UP, NEW RAV and FIESTA 1.0

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



BMW shakes up its model lineup and some familiar names are changing Why did they do it? Stay tuned.

Toyota shows its brand new Rav 4 with a couple of old features missing.. Some of them we're not gonna miss.


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And Mazda goes diesel in its new 6 both on a off the track.

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Ford had plenty of news with the Fiesta ST and the 40 MPG three cylinder 1.0 liter Ecoboost.. We hear the
details from our guest chief engineer John Davis..

Plus George Barris is set to part with a bit of Bat History and is the Elcamino making a return?


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Saturday, January 05, 2013

CRUISE CONTROL PODCAST:GM PICK ME UP, FIBER RECYCLE

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



Pickup Preview: GM shows its Silverado and Sierra  before the Detroit Auto show. With a trio of new engines, a new interior and new sheet metal get GM back in the pickup sales game?


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And Ford answers by setting some goals for the Next F150. Talking Tech: where does Carbon fiber go when it time to recycle?

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VW halts production of its Minivan... Did you know they made a minivan? Cadillacs ATS earns a perfect crash score
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An "At the wheel" review on the Cadillac ATS 3.6 liter V6.

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