Summary: Car reviews. Opinions. Stuff. The straight story on cars, trucks, racing, car advertising, lawn mower racing, demolition derby, whatever. No corporate butt-kissing, just high octane car stuff.
Check out the new Hyundai Veracruz. Or is it an old Lexus RX 330? I can't tell them apart! Aaaiiieeee! Also, in this episode we unveil the new Vinny's Garage plan, "Waste Gas Wisely." Check it out by downloading here. Don't forget, we're on AllTalkRadio.net Tuesdays at 5pm PST.
The unthinkable has occurred: Dale Jr. and Jeff Gordon are changing in the same locker room. Who woulda thunk it? And how the heck is this Lewis Hamilton guy who is owning Formula 1. And what happens if you bury a Plymouth under your lawn for 50 years? All that and more on this episode of Vinny's Garage. Download it here.
Nobody undesigns a car like the guys at Honda. The Honda guys have pulled the old bait-and-switch on us, showing us a great new Accord Coupe at Detroit, getting us all revved up and then deciding to convert the show car into another dreary appliance. Plus, gobs of news from the world of Chrysler, NASCAR, Audi, diesels and Internet spam. Don't forget, we're on AllTalkRadio.net Tuesdays at 5pm PST. Download Vinny's Garage 21 here.
Shocking, but true. At least according to the results of the new JD Power Initial Quality survey. We'll talk about quality, the rise of mean guys in the sport of NASCAR and some great emails we're getting from listeners all over. Check us out on alltalkradio.net or you can download the show by clicking right here.
This episode we talk with electric car drag racer Plasma Boy. And, of course, we complain about NASCAR. Check it out here.
This episode we'll talk about all the things I don't get. (Could be two-parter.) Exciting news here at the Garage, the show has been picked up by alltalkradio.net. Our regular time slot will be at 5 pm Pacific time. Of course, you can still download the podcast here or on iTunes. In this episode, car magazines are the subject of Take It Or Leave It and we talk about the NASCAR mess. Download it here.
It seems like every car company in the world -- and a few in a parallel universe -- is bringing out a crossover SUV. So we'll sort them all out for you, but I'm not doing it alone, oh no. Loyal listener, Justin is taking his turn on Take It Or Leave It. You can have a chance, too, just drop me an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Go to the website or download it here.
The Detroit Auto Show was a little ho-hum this year, so we pretty much ignored it and went to the Barrett Jackson auction instead. We test drove two cars that have renewed our faith in American carmakers and we play Take It Or Leave It with our favorite environmentally responsible listener. Ready to be on Take It Or Leave It yourself? Email us at email@example.com. Go to the website or download it directly right here.
Where's My Damn Electric Car? Hey, weren't we supposed to have an electric car by now? A really fast one? (I'm not counting the $100,000 Tesla. Let's be serious here.) I'm certain someone promised me that. We'll also talk about the death of the minivan and in Take It Or Leave It, things kind of get out of hand. And be sure to check out Lawn Mower Racing coming up on the Outdoor Life Network. Go to the website or download it here.
Recently I went on Dallas radio station Lite FM, not to talk about cars, but to get people to try and screw up their New Year's resolutions. In this bit I went to a local gym with a dozen donuts. Check it out here.
Hey, weren't we supposed to have an electric car by now? A really fast one? (I'm not counting the $100,000 Tesla. Let's be serious here.) I'm certain someone promised me that. We'll also talk about the death of the minivan and in Take It Or Leave It, things kind of get out of hand. And be sure to check out Lawn Mower Racing coming up on the Outdoor Life Network. Go to the website or download it here.
I was so wrong about fuel prices. $3 a gallon gas came and, well, nothing happened. About the only thing we can see is the arrival of a new segment of cars in the US. The B-segment cars - Honda Fit, Toyota Yaris, etc. - take center stage in Take It Or Leave It. And why are so many SUVs mysteriously catching fire? Download episode 12 here or hit the website at www.vinnysgarage.com. Don't forget to leave a voicemail at 206.222.4721.
There's nothing sexier in the world of automobilies than the transmission. Well, maybe the CV joint, but this is not that kind of show. In this episode we'll talk about the gear wars and why some think you don't have enough gears and others think you have way too many. And in Take It Or Leave It, we'll take a look at some cars we're hoping Santa will leave under our tree. (We've been really, really good.) Go to the website or download it here.
Vinny from the real-live Vinny's Garage makes a special appearance. While the SUV may not be dead, but it's starting to smell bad. SUV sales are tanking, but there's good news, too. Deals on SUVs have never been better. Why is Ford having a brand garage sale and what's up with the Daimler Chrysler diesels? Download it here or go straight to website. Don’t’ forget our voicemail at 206.222.4721.
If you buy a hybrid you’re getting great gas mileage and doing your part to help the environment, right? Maybe not. Hybrids are not all alike. We’ll see what’s really going on. And while we’re at it, what kind of deal did Daimler Chrysler make with the Russians? Download it here or go straight to the website at www.vinnysgarage.com. Don't forget, we have voicemail now, call us today at 206.222.4721.