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  • Aug 29, 2020

    Wrangler Vs Bronco, Raptor Vs Trx, Mazda CX-30, Motorsports | #430


    We kick off this week’s show with a redemption story. Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason, BJ Killeen, gives her review of the Mazda CX-30, and given her review of the last Mazda, you may be surprised to find out that she loved this fun little compact SUV! We also discuss the Jeep Wrangler 4xe and its production, and five cars we should buy from the 80s. Up next, Automotive Journalist for Autoweek, Automobile Magazine, and Grassroots Motorsports, Steven Cole Smith, updates us on the world of motorsports, from a disappointing Indy500 to a decent IMSA and NASCAR showing. Steven also reviews the new Chevy Silverado Diesel truck that he’s driving. Then, Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, and NACTOY juror and board member, Karl Brauer, chats about the odd absence of GM from the Wrangler/Bronco and Raptor/Trx wars that are heating up between FCA and Ford. We also discuss the new Polestar 2 that has its sights set on the Tesla Model 3. Closing out the show, Autotrader Executive Editor, Brian Moody, tells us about the 10 best cars for dog owners, his commitment to purchase a new Ford bronco, and the best certified pre-owned 3-row SUVs for under $30,000. Tune in to stay up to date on the automotive world.


    ·[00:00:00] Jeep Wrangler 4xe, Delayed Production

    ·[00:06:04] Mazda CX-30: A Fun Little Compact SUV

    ·[00:12:30] Five Cars We Should Buy From the 80s

    ·[00:19:51] Disappointment at Indy500 This Year

    ·[00:28:36] IMSA/ NASCAR News Round Up

    ·[00:35:52] Great MPG with Chevy Silverado Diesel

    ·[00:42:13] GM Oddly Absent in Truck/Off-Road Wars

    ·[00:48:27] GM Already Blew Blazer Name Equity

    ·[00:54:45] New Polestar 2 Targeting Tesla Model 3

    ·[01:02:06] 10 Best Cars for Dog Owners

    ·[01:11:47] Brian Moody Put $100 Down on Bronco

    ·[01:18:06] Certified Pre Owned 3-r SUVs Under $30k


    Explore More with Helpful Links:

    ·Contributor: BJ Killeen | Automotive Journalist, Voice of Reason

    ·Contributor: Steven Cole Smith | Automotive Journalist, Autoweek/ Automobile Magazine/ Grassroots Motorsports

    ·Contributor: Karl Brauer | Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, and NACTOY juror and board member

    ·Contributor: Brian Moody | Executive Editor, Autorader


    Vehicles Discussed: Ram 1500 TRX, Ford Bronco, Jeep Wrangler 4xe, Mazda CX-30, Chevrolet Silverado Diesel, Polestar 2, Tesla Model 3


    Our Sponsors & Supported Charities:

    ·Austin Hatcher Foundation



    ·Foundation of Human Understanding




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    Host: Alan Taylor
    Producer: Dave Milligan
    Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
    Copy Editor: Cody Castleberry
    Contributor: Josh Hancock
    Contributor: George Kennedy III
    Contributor: Perry Stern
    Contributor: BJ Killeen
    Special Guest: Jamie Page Deaton

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