Tuesday, January 27, 2015

CarTalk January 26, 2015

You know you are in for a treat when MotoringME.COM into the studio.

We had a lot of fun as usual!

Want to listen to the entire show? Here is the podcast.

Here is a look at some of the SMS traffic. It is useful to read the SMS and listen to the podcast.

No to tints - bah. I want to look in the eyes of the driver that just cut me up!

Hi, There. I wanted to buy Nissan juke. But that head light is so ugly. And I want really affordable and less costly maintenance car. Looking for SUV type, or something crossbreed. Price in mind between 40-70K. Can you please suggest? Thx. Reema

And I use for work, travelling between Dubai and AD etc.

Srt and tyre repair kit. Shahzad

Where is the rest of the team? Sounds really lonely in the studio

Do you think of the Mazda CX-9? Todd

Back ib the day the Honda Crv used to be a cool aspirational car but of late it has lost the  plot and fallen off every body's radar.  In fact u hardly see it in Dubau. Would you know why. Mazhar Farooqui

It is good to wait some time to engine warm up or start and go  faisal

When is the new XC90 going to be sold in UAE? Thanks

I had one of the most amazing days of my LIFE on Friday out in the desert offroading with an amazing group. It was my 1st time & it was awesome!!
Thanx to Ramy 4x4 for the tips!

Tanya :)

Do you have any details on the recently revealed new Ford GT supercar? It's breathtakingly gorgeous. Price? Release date?

What is your opinion and new Kia Sportage for a second hand 2012 Nissan Xterra.

Mitsu ASX?

Thx for your suggestions. I wouldn't get Kia or huinday for reasons. What about pajero? Fuel and spare part, service etc. economical?  Reema

Micra is rubbish! Always has been even more so with that gearbox! Square boxy cars are best not bubble cars. Love Callum

Currently I drive lexus rx350 and sl350. And love it. But it's so pity to drive daily. Thx again. Reema

I wd like to buy a 4 wheel. Which u prefer prado  pth Finder or ford   I used to drive a lot. From Dxb to adh. Iam in sales.   Regards Rabi

Any thoughts on an alfa romeo 156? :)

I'm looking for a used 2008'ish sport car. Seen the Audi TT as it has emergency kid back seat. Any other ideas with the bench seat?

Wht about jimny

Good evening does land Cruiser Plans to come up with a new model? Any insights? - Jey

Alfa romeo 156 :D sheyaf

Jeep Cherokee Sport from me 2014 at less than 90k

What do you guys think about the challenger v6? Specially at the new price of around 95k (also ones that James has been advertising on the radio ;)) ?- saad Zafar

Hi team. Does rema want to try the new octavias 1.4 turbo to the hot vrs ? Ian (skoda guy)

Hi james and imtishan, yup desert a treat now fabulous, but lets keep it that way.  B rgds, ian (skoda guy)..

Thanks guys. The 2008 was trying to hit 50K price. 90% of the time no kids in the car. The small bench in the TT works for "emergency". Would love SLK but no kid option. Thanks for the tips.

Hi guys how does leasing options work? Is leasing better?

And last but not least here are the notes we started the show from on the 26th.

I drove the Crysler 300 SRT 8

5 seater

Engine & Performance

CAM TYPEOverhead valves (OHV)
TORQUE470 ft-lbs. @ 4300 rpm
HORSEPOWER470 hp @ 6000 rpm

-Harmon Cardon Stereo
-heated and cooled front cup holders
-visors with extenders doe the sun spots
-light on mirrors for night entry

-bluetooth and such

Faux leather dash
Paddle shifters

-Trunk space is a drawback.

-looks gangster

-suspension a bit too hard for my liking it really hugged the road felt a bit of draft movement

Ford Explorer
2015 Ford Expedition Earns Highest Vehicle Safety Rating from National Highway Traffic Safety Administration  " along with images for your review.
Note to the Editor:
·         National Highway Traffic Safety Administration awards 2015 Ford Expedition a five-star Overall Vehicle Score in its New Car Assessment Program
·         2015 Ford Expedition offers drivers comprehensive safety systems that include AdvanceTrac® with Roll Stability Control™, Safety Canopy® side-curtain airbags, SOS Post-Crash Alert System, tire pressure monitoring system and traction control
·         2015 Expedition – with best-in-class towing, torque and third-row legroom – is now available in range-topping Platinum series

KIA Sportage 2l AHHHHHH

Alpha 156-nice

Skoda got in touch

Ford Ranger Pickup!

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