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Episode #044 – Wagons Are The Correct Answer, More Grip Is Better

This week Sam praises Volvo for continuing to build great wagons, Dan plays with a fast BMW and the guys discuss acquisitions, working overtime and more.

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Delphi buys nuTonomy

Ford adds grip to the 2018 Mustang GT

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Episode #043 -Form Way Behind Function, Cheap New or Better Used?

This week, Sam talks about driving the Prius Prime which if you can get past the design is a really good and fuel efficient car. Dan ponders Mitsubishi Mirage GT and whether it’s really worth buying a new car when you can something slightly used that’s way better and then transitions to the Volkswagen Golf Alltrack.  Volvo launches its first dedicated car for the Polestar brand, a 600-hp plug-in hybrid coupe, Audi rolls out a second-generation A7 and Tesla fires a whole bunch of people. Dan explains why he doesn’t watch Star Trek Discovery and Sam gives his verdict and the guys answer additional listener questions.

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Polestar 1

2019 Audi A7

Tesla mass firings

Star Trek Discovery

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Episode #039 – The Off-Road Ford GT, New Jaguars, Stupid Tech

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This week Dan and Sam have both recently driven the off-road specialist from Ford Performance, the F-150 Raptor. It’s got visual presence and a great engine, but would your humble hosts actually want to own one? Sam has also driven the Hyundai Elantra Sport, but unlike the manual transmission version Dan drove a few weeks ago, this one had the seven-speed dual clutch transmission.

Volvo has revealed the new XC40 compact crossover with a new subscription leasing program that turns out to be very similar to Apple’s iPhone upgrade program. Jaguar brought most of its 2018 model lineup including the all-new E-Pace to Detroit and Sam chats with product planning chief Dave Larsen. Meanwhile in South Korea, Genesis boss Albert Biermann throws shade at his former colleagues in Germany.

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The new Volvo XC40 and Care by Volvo

Genesis chief disses German automotive tech overload

Dan reviews the Hyundai Elantra Sport

2017 Hyundai Elantra Sport Gallery

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor Gallery

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Episode #8 – Psuedo-SUVs, Self-Driving Minivans and Expensive Tesla Parking

Wheel Bearings Podcast episode 8This week, Dan is disappointed by the Volvo S60 Cross Country and Sam is somewhat impressed by the Cadillac XT5.  Will the minivan see a resurgence thanks to autonomous ride hailing? Will every new minivan in the future be self-driving? Will Uber’s self-driving cars work better in Phoenix than San Francisco? Will Ford follow its second-generation autonomous Fusions with Transit Connects? Will expensive parking charges be enough to get Tesla drivers to move their cars once they are done charging?

Autonomous Ride-Hailing May Hail the New Era of the Minivan

VW to Reveal Autonomous Electric Microbus Concept in Detroit

Uber Moves Self-Driving Volvos to Phoenix

Ford Rolls Out 2nd-Gen Autonomous Fusions

Parking a Tesla at a SuperCharger Gets Expensive

 

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2017 Volvo XC90 T8 – The Big Swede Gets Plugged In

The launch of the second-generation XC90 marked the beginning of a new era for Volvo a couple of years ago. The XC90 is the first model to ride on the company’s all-new scalable product architecture (SPA), the first all-new platform to come from Gothenburg since Ford sold the Swedish brand to China’s Geely in 2010. After initially being available only with boosted four-cylinder engines, the XC90 is now the first regular production plug-in model Volvo is offering in America and I recently spent a week driving one.

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Episode #2 – Electric Ferrari and Hyundai models, Peak Auto, Cord Revival

volvo xc60 hyundai elantra eco

This week, Dan and Sam discuss the Volvo XC60 and Hyundai Elantra Eco in the garage. From there we dive into Hyundai’s next big thing, the Ioniq dedicated electrified vehicle platform that launches in December. The electrification talk then spreads into Ferrari before we turn back on reviving classic brands like Cord. We finish up with a discussion of whether the car market has peaked.

 

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