Episode #095 – Say Hello to Rebecca

Episode #095 – Say Hello to Rebecca

 
 
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This week we kick off a new era in the show by introducing a new member of the Wheel Bearings team. Veteran auto industry analyst Rebecca Lindland joins Dan and Sam to talk cars every week. For her debut, Rebecca has been tooling around Connecticut in the Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio while Sam has been driving the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe and Dan has had the yet again refreshed Dodge Charger AWD. Continuing the crossover theme, Rebecca and Sam both got to drive the 2019 Honda Passport in Utah and we dive into some discussion of why women (and men) […]


Episode #094 – The Last Winter Auto Show in Detroit

Episode #094 – The Last Winter Auto Show in Detroit

 
 
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The guys are back with the 2019 Kia Forte EX, 2019 Toyota Avalon, Dodge Challenger Scat Pack and the 2019 Volvo S60 sedan. We review some of the highlights of the last January outing of the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, a new infotainment system for the upcoming Polestar 2 and finish up with some suggestions about the lowest power car you can have fun with for a listener. Links Polestar 2 HMI Preview 2020 Ford Explorer 2020 Toyota Supra 2020 Cadillac XT6 2020 Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang


2019 Kia Forte EX

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Episode #093 – Premium Small Crossovers, Big Mainstream Crossovers & CES

Episode #093 – Premium Small Crossovers, Big Mainstream Crossovers & CES

 
 
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Before heading off to CES, Sam drove the BMW X1 while Dan had a direct competitor in the Volvo XC40. This week Ford unveiled the all-new (no really, it is actually almost all-new!) 2020 Explorer. At CES, companies were showing off chips, software and sensors while Nissan announced a Leaf that finally goes over 200 miles on a charge and Hyundai showed a wild new ultimate mobility concept. Links Nissan Leaf Plus 2020 Ford Explorer Volvo XC40 review Hyundai Elevate Concept The Tech Guy Radio Show with Sam Abuelsamid joining Leo Laporte Hagerty Magazine


Episode #092 – Gaining Weight As We Age

Episode #092 – Gaining Weight As We Age

 
 
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This week Dan is driving the new 2019 Kia Forte EX and Sam has been in the all-new 2019 Nissan Altima. The conversation then moves into whether cars are actually getting heavier, spoiler alert – Yes and No! Is a low-mileage 1994 Toyota Supra really worth $121,000? Another Alphabet moonshot project becomes its own company with a novel way to store energy from renewable sources. Links Are cars actually getting heavier? How much is a low mileage 25 year old Supra worth? Malta spins off from Alphabet Automotive News Automotive Engineering International Automotive World


Episode #091 – Wagons, Turbos and Fingerprints

Episode #091 – Wagons, Turbos and Fingerprints

 
 
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As the guys get together one final time for 2018, Sam used the Buick Regal TourX to pick up a new puppy, and the Ram 1500 North Edition spends an extended stay in Dan’s driveway . We re-visit Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid impressions at the request of a listener looking to replace a GMC Safari, ponder a German Turbo EV, and consider the utility of fingerprints in the car. We finish up by answering a listener question about aerodynamics on everyday cars before bidding everyone a pre-emptive Happy New Year. If you’re just dying to know, the GMC Safari and Chevy […]


Episode #090 – Back To The Future

Episode #090 – Back To The Future

 
 
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This week Sam has been driving the Cadillac ATS-V and GMC Acadia Denali. Dan gets to be one of the first to try out the new Ram 1500 North Edition. Electric vehicle batteries don’t ignite very often, but when they do, they are really hard to put out. Lincoln goes back to the past for a special edition of the Continental and FCA appears to be preparing a new inline six cylinder engine. Links Lincoln Continental Coach Door Edition Twice-baked batteries New Fiat-Chrysler inline six


Episode #089 – Plugged In Jag and Semi-Driverless Sorta Robo-Taxis

Episode #089 – Plugged In Jag and Semi-Driverless Sorta Robo-Taxis

 
 
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We’re back with seat time in the Honda Odyssey, Jaguar i-Pace, Mazda6 Signature and Volkswagen Jetta S. Meanwhile Waymo sort of launches a commercial sort of driverless robo-taxi service, Porsche tests ultra-fast charging and Aston Martin reveals some engine details about the Valykerie. Links Waymo One soft launch Aston Martin Valkyrie Porsche ultra-fast charging Full review of the 2019 Jaguar i-Pace


2019 Jaguar i-Pace

In my formative years as a car enthusiast, having any kind of affection for British cars was fraught with peril. While many of them were attractive and enormously fun to drive, they also had a well-deserved reputation for unreliability. As often as not, the source of a failure to move could be traced back to electrical gremlins. After what seemed like an interminable wait, I finally had the opportunity to get behind the wheel of the all-new all-electric Jaguar i-Pace to see if it could live up to the hype and not let me down. Read the full review at […]