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Episode #091 – Wagons, Turbos and Fingerprints

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 Astro had up to 170.4 cu ft of cargo volume while the current long wheelbase Ford Transit Connect offers 127.4 cubic feet and the Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid has 140.5 cubic feet.

Links

Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid review and Episode 22 and Episode 67

Hyundai Fingerprint Sensors

Porsche Taycan Turbo?

Buick Regal TourX Review

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Episode #080 – SUV Extremes, Hybrid Hauling, Mercedes Goes Electric and We Lose Focus

Since the last regular episode, Sam has been in the new Jeep Wrangler with a 48V mild hybrid and a Nissan Kicks. Meanwhile Dan has been hauling stuff in the Hyundai Ioniq and picks up the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV. Mercedes-Benz revealed the new EQC this week and the Ford Focus Active isn’t coming to America.

Links

Navigant Research webinar on the Data Driving Automated Vehicles

The Data Driving Automated Vehicles white paper

2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 2.0T 

2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC

Trade Ware Kills Focus Active for America

 

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Episode #078 – Refreshed Jeep, Affordable Car and Some Unaffordable EVs

By Maurizio Pesce from Milan, Italia – Elon Musk, Tesla Factory, Fremont (CA, USA), CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=38354348

 

 

 

 

 

 

This week Dan records his end of the show from the new Kia Rio which proves an affordable new car doesn’t have to be cheap junk. Sam is at home after having driven the 2019 Jeep Cherokee and the 48V mild hybrid Ram 1500. The guys discuss the wisdom of Jaguar building electric restomod E-types, Audi’s new Pebble Beach electric supercar concept and whether Elon Musk has outlived his usefulness to Tesla

Links

First Drive of the 2019 Ram 1500 eTorque

Jaguar commits to building electric E-Types

Audi PB18 e-Tron concept

 

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Episode #055 – Compression Ignition Raves, Ranting About Greed and Reckless CEOs

This week, Sam spends quality time with the Dodge Challenger GT AWD and comes away pleasantly surprised. Dan shares his appreciation of the 2018 Hyundai Sonata Sport and its naturally aspirated engine. Mazda invited Sam to California to learn more about the upcoming SkyActiv-X engine and drive a prototype. Then the guys go on an extended rant about BMW’s plans to charge a subscription fee for Apple CarPlay and flow right into how reckless Elon Musk is being with flame throwers.

Links

Previewing Mazda’s SkyActiv-X

BMW to Charge a Subscription for Apple CarPlay

Why is Elon Musk selling flame throwers?

When Will Tesla Ever Stop Going to the Capital Markets and Why Does Anyone Believe Them?

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