Alan welcomes back long-time friend and contributor BJ Killeen, Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason. Recalls! If you get a notice from the dealership that there is a recall on your vehicle, you must follow up and get it taken care of. It is usually a safety issue. BJ inquires if Alan watched the Super Bowl ads, so he didn’t miss out? His take, automotive commercials were a bit tasteless. Before BJ leaves she gets a little political as she announces that the Biden administration finally issued a rule that Tesla has to open up their supercharging stations to all-electric vehicles. To make it standardized for everyone. Alan questions what kind of kickback will Tesla get for all the money it invested to install these charging stations. Up next is Brian Moody – Executive Editor of Auto Trader.com and KBB.com stops by to share a few tidbits. The average transaction prices are down a bit, as luxury vehicles are in high demand. However, there are five vehicles that no one is buying but should. The Alfa Romero Julia Performance Sedan, Alfa Romero Stelvio SUV, Jeep Grand Wagoneer, Jeep Gladiator, and the Infinity QX80. All great vehicles and over 77 plus days supply, which means you have a lot more time to get your hands on one of these. George Kennedy III, Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report, makes a pit stop to chat with Alan about physics and unpredictability when driving in snow and mud. The New England Motor Press association winter driving testing is on the hunt for the best vehicles. Winners will be announced sometime in April. George has a few favorites that were showcased such as the Ram 1500 Rebel, the Land Rover Defender 90 to the Subaru Outback which drives well in the winter weather and is great for the rest of the year as well. George says having the right tires on and ground clearance plays a big factor. George test-drove a Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid. There were a few things that George liked but, in comparison to its competitors, it doesn’t hold a candle. However, the Outlander drives “well enough”. Stellar interior and is good enough for a day-to-day drive. Wrapping up the show today with Alan is Stephen Cole Smith, Editor in-Chief for Car Coach Reports. Daytona 500 is coming up and the two to watch out for are Alex Bowman and Kyle Busch. Stephen is more interested in seeing how the new race car is gonna hold up. Hopefully, with all the improvements made, this car will help make Daytona one hell of a race! So what has Stephen test driven lately? The 2023 Cadillac CT5 Blackwing. With a beautiful, smooth ride, 668 horsepower, and a manual transmission, this beauty takes you from 0-30 in just a few seconds. You’ll feel like you’re flying.
[00:00:00] – Contributor BJ Killeen
[00:07:00] – Super Bowl Automotive Ads
[00:13:02] – Super Charge for Everyone!
[00:20:53] – Contributor Brian Moody
[00:29:53] – 5 Cars Nobody is Buying but Should
[00:37:26] – Day Supply at its highest
[00:43:46] – Contributor George Kennedy III
[00:50:39] – Winter Driving Testing
[00:56:48] – Mitsubishi Outlander Hybrid
[01:04:39] – Contributor Stephen Cole Smith
[01:01:18] – Daytona 500
[01:21:11]– Cadillac CT5 Blackwing
Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Colleen Mahi
Contributor: BJ Killeen
Contributor: Brian Moody
Contributor: George Kennedy III Contributor: Stephen Cole Smith
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- Contributor: BJ Killeen | Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason
- Contributor: Brian Moody | Executive Editor of Auto Trader.com and KBB.com
- Contributor: George Kennedy III | Co-founder of Cartender and Freelance Automotive Journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News & World Report.
- Contributor: Stephen Cole Smith | Editor in-Chief for Car Coach Reports.
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