Firing up today’s show we have George Kennedy III, Co-Founder of Cartender, Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report. George and Alan discuss the Kia Telluride and how it is almost impossible to get one right now. George test drove the 2021 Nissan Rogue and was really impressed by the vehicle. Alan is searching for a new SUV for his wife…could the Nissan Rogue fit the bill? Next up we have Brian Moody, Executive Editor for Autotrader.com, joining us. Brian and Alan talk about the best new auto tech vehicles of 2021. Some of the noteworthy vehicles include the Cadillac Escalade and Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63. They also chat about the best larger sedans on the market right now. Shifting gears we have BJ Killeen, Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason, jumping in. Alan asks BJ for suggestions on a new SUV for his wife. BJ thinks the Hyundai Palisade would be a great choice. She also talks about her experience in some of Hyundai’s other model vehicles. Coming into the home stretch with us is Karl Brauer, Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Auto Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year Juror and Board Member, and Executive Analyst of ISeeCars.com. They talk about the new Dodge commercial that plays on the movie Talladega Nights. Alan shares how easy and convenient ISeeCars.com has been in his hunt for a new SUV. Karl suggests Alan buy his wife the Porsche Macan or Hyundai Kona EV. Join in as we dish on more of the new and exciting automotive news!
·[00:00:00] Kia Telluride Selling like Hotcakes!
·[00:06:32] 2021 Nissan Rogue is Super Sporty with the New CVT
·[00:12:31] Rogue’s New Infotainment & Safety Systems are Great!
·[00:19:52] Best New Auto Tech Vehicles for 2021
·[00:28:02] 2021 Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63
·[00:35:53] Best Large Sedans on the Market
·[00:42:13] If You’re Serious About Coffee, You Need a Jura!
·[00:48:10] Alan asks for Vehicle Suggestions for Wife’s New SUV
·[00:54:45] Hyundai Elantra N Line Offers a 6-speed Manual Transmission
·[01:02:05] Dodge’s New Commerical plays on Talladega Nights.
·[01:13:01] Alan Talks About Using ISeeCars.com for Wife’s SUV Search
·[01:18:08] Karl Suggests Alan Buy the Porsche Macan or Hyundai Kona EV
Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Dave Milligan
Contributor: George Kennedy III
Contributor: Brian Moody
Contributor: BJ Killeen
Contributor: Karl Brauer
Explore More with Helpful Links:
·Contributor: George Kennedy III | Co-Founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe and U.S. News & World Report
. Contributor: Brian Moody | Executive Editor for Autotrader.com
·Contributor: Steven Cole Smith | Automotive Journalist for Autoweek, Automobile Magazine and Grassroots Motorsports
·Contributor: BJ Killeen | Automotive Journalist, Voice of Reason
. Contributor: Karl Brauer | Automotive Industry Analyst
Vehicles Discussed: Kia Telluride, Nissan Rogue, Cadillac Escalade, Mercedes Benz AMG GLE 63, Rolls-Royce Ghost, Toyota Mirai, Chevy Impala, Toyota Avalon, Chrysler 300, Kia Cadenza, Hyundai Palisade, Hyundai Sonata N Line, Hyundai Elantra N Line, Porsche Macan, Hyundai Kona EV
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