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2009 Archives

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  • Dec 26, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "SAAB Update"
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - "FORD- New Vehicles"
    • JOHN RUSSELL AND SHARON SUDOL - "CADILLAC SRX"
  • Dec 19, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent - "GM WILL CLOSE SAAB"
    • John Russell & Sharon Sudol - "Buick LaCrosse"
  • Dec 12, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent - "GOING AROUND IN CIRCLES - INTENSIVE REDEVELOPMENT OF THE ROUNDABOUT SYSYTEM"
    • John Russell & Sharon Sudol - "Audi A3 2.0 TDL "Green Car of the Year"
  • Dec 05, 2009
    • Dr. William Sharfman - "Suzuki's Kizashi Sport Sedan" & "A Ford Up-Date"
    • John Russell & Sharon Sudol - "Audi A3 TDI Clean Diesel"
  • Nov 28, 2009
    • John Russell - "Mazda 6"
    • Dr. William Sharfman - "Michelin Smart Jumper Cables" Helps Avoid Injury, Electrical System Damage
    • Nick Prague - MTA and Greater New York Safety Council
  • Nov 21, 2009
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "50 years of research and communications"
    • Jim Travers, Consurmer Reports - "Tests of All-Wheel-Drive Family Sedans"
  • Nov 14, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Complaint Has Been Made"
    • John Russell & Sharon Sudol - "2010 Audi A5 Concertible"
  • Nov 07, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "OPEL RUFFLING FEATHERS"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudol - "Toyota 4Runner"
  • Oct 31, 2009
    • Jeff Bartlett, Deputy Online Automotive Editor, Consumer Reports - " Consumer Reports' 2009 Annual Car Reliability Survey: Ford Secures Place among World's Most Reliable Carmakers"
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Testing Times"
  • Oct 24, 2009
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "Laws on Driver Hand-Held Cellphone Use"
    • John Russell & Sharon Sudol - "Infiniti G37 Coupe AWD"
  • Oct 17, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "INFLATED CATS"
    • Cheryl Stewart, Chair of the New York Motorcycle Task Force - Pending Legislation in New York State
  • Oct 10, 2009
    • Gabriel Shenhar, Sr. Auto Test Engineer & Special Publications Program Manager, Consumer Reports - "Consumer Reports: Redesigned Toyota Prius remains most fuel efficient car drivers can buy"
    • John Russell & Sharon Sudol, Automotive Journalists - "Kia Forte"
  • Oct 03, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Revolutionary Innovation - Light Powering Engines"
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - "Porche's New PDK Transmission & the Ford Fusion"
  • Sep 26, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Packing A Punch"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudol - "Chevy Equinox"
  • Sep 19, 2009
    • Jeff Bartlett, Consumer Reports - "Sensible Kia Soul emulates Scion & Wagons & hatchbacks & Honda Insight"
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "Licensing systems for young drivers & Cellphone laws"
    • Kevin Wilson-AutoWeek Magazine - "Teen Safety Driving"
    • Dr. William Sharfman-Automotive Journalist & Consultant - "The L's - Lexus and Lincoln"
  • Sep 12, 2009
    • Rober Erskine, Senior European Correspondent - "Chow Mein and Meatballs"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudol - Chevy Equinox
  • Sep 05, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Flat Foot Foowey"
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - 2010 Chevy Camaro V6
  • Aug 29, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent - "Volvo Engineers launch bid to buy carmaker back from Ford"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudol - "Driving the Toyota Prius II in Vermont"
  • Aug 22, 2009
    • Jim Travers, Consumer Reports - "To Buy or Not to Buy"
    • Holly Reich, Automotive Journalist - Bentley & KIA Soul
  • Aug 15, 2009
    • Jim Travers, Editor Consumer Reports - "Early fixes save cash"
    • Kevin Wilson, AutoWeek - "Volt"
  • Aug 08, 2009
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "Click It or Ticket"
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist & Consultant - 2010 Chrysler SRT8
  • Aug 01, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Sacre Blow"
    • John Russell & Sharon Sudal, Automotive Journalists - "Toyota Venza"
  • Jul 25, 2009
    • Jeff Bartlett, Deputy Editor Autos Online, at Consumer Reports - "Garmin, Tomtom Dominate Consumer Reports GPS Ratings"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudal - "Hyundai Genesis coupe 3.8 Track"
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist and Consulant - "Lexus"
  • Jul 18, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Greater is Smaller"
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist - Ford Taurus and Taurus SHO
  • Jul 11, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent - "CYGNET OR UGLY DUCKLING?"
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - "HONDA INSIGHT"
  • Jul 04, 2009
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist - "Prius"
  • Jun 27, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "GM's European Division Opel/Vauxhall Rescue"
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist - "2010 Chevy Equinox"
  • Jun 20, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "That Blinking Light"
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Automotive Journalist - "Hyundai"
  • Jun 13, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Renault et le Ox"
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - VW Jetta TDI
  • Jun 06, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent , London , England - "Motorists drive garages to sign up to Code of Practice for Service and Repair"
    • Anthony Giorgianni, Associate Editor, Consumer Reports - "Don't Rely On Used-Car History Reports"
  • May 30, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "THE YANKS ARE GOING"
    • Dr. William Sharfman - Hyundai Genisis
  • May 23, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London, England - "OLDER CARS ARE BETTER VALUE"?
    • John Russell & Bruce Wennerstrom - "Greenwich Concours D'Elegance"
  • May 16, 20098–9 a.m. segment only. No 9–10 a.m. segment.
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent , London England - "UK'S SCRAPPAGE SCHEME"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudal - Mercedes GL 450 SUV
  • May 09, 20098–9 a.m. segment only. No 9–10 a.m. segment.
    • Jim Travers, Editor Consumer Reports - "Independent service is more satisfying"
    • John Russell & Sharon Sudal - Mercedes-Benz 450
    • Robert Erskine-Senior European Correspondent, London England - "MAMA MIA FIAT"
  • May 02, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "VOLVO - NOT FOR SALE"
    • Kevin Wilson, AutoWeek - Chrysler Bankruptcy
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent, and Paul Faletti, Vice President of Marketing, Jaguar - Jaguar Returns to New Jersey
  • Apr 25, 2009
    • Russ Rader-Insurance Institute for Highway Safety and Robert Erskine-Senior European Correspondent - "CAR SIZE AND WEIGHT ARE CRUCIAL"
    • Dr. William Sharfman - "Prius"; PACE Awards
  • Apr 18, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "SEEING ME - SEEING YOU"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudal - "Audi Q5, the new SUV"
  • Apr 11, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "MITO NOT JAPANESE? -ITALIAN!
    • Dr. William Sharfman, Director of Judging, Automotive News PACE Awards - 2009 New York International Auto Show..."Recommended go-sees"
  • Apr 04, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "B of A Big Bang"
    • John Russell and Sharon Sudal - "Rolls Royce"
    • Dr. William Sharfman - "Update on The Automobile Industry"
  • Mar 28, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Step Back and Go Forward"
    • Jim Travers, Consumer Reports - "What if my dealer fails?, and other top questions"
    • Holly Reich - Korean Experiences
  • Mar 21, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "MORE TRUTH THAN GLOOM-THE NEW FIAT 500 ABARTH"
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent and Sharon Sudal - "A Woman's Perspective on the AUDI Q7"
  • Mar 14, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Playing The Ukelele as The Ship Goes Down"
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - BMW 335 X Drive
    • Dr. William Sharfman - Year End Report on Volkswagen
  • Mar 07, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "It Remains To Be Seen"
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "Hyundai Genisis is a 2009 TOP SAFETY PICK"
    • Kevin Wilson, Senior Editor AutoWeek - "Repeat History of Learn From It?"
  • Feb 28, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "No, Not Cuckoo"
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - Cadillac CTS4
    • Jim Travers, Managing Editor Consumer Reports - "Scooters and Motorcycles"
    • Dr. William Sharfman - 2010 Lexus RX 350
  • Feb 21, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Gusto l'Gallaro"
    • Michelle Krebs, Edmunds.com - GM and the New Loan
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - VeloSolex's Howard Seligmann and the French Moped
    • Holly Reich - Chicago Auto Show
  • Feb 14, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London, England - "Goodness Gracious Me"
    • Dr. William Sharfman - Volvo XC 60
    • Russ Rader, Institute for Highway Safety - "3 large pickups don't live up to brawny image in side tests; none rate better than marginal for occupant protection"
  • Feb 07, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Czech's Wish Forczemplates"
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - Honda Fit
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "Effects of 21 Minimum Legal Drinking Age Laws on Alcohol-Related Driving in the United States"
  • Jan 31, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Boxter Clever? - The UK Industry Bail Out"
    • John Russell, Meeting Jim Press with Harold Bendell
    • Michelle Krebs, Edmunds.com - Detroit, Mich. Update
    • Kevin Wilson, Senior Editor, AutoWeek - "Insight in sight"
  • Jan 24, 2009
    • Special In-Studio Guest: William Baitzel, SUNY Rockland Community College Automotive Director
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Take Them A Part"
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - Fiat and Chrysler
    • Kevin A. Wilson, Senior Editor / Special Projects, AutoWeek - "The State of the Auto Enthusiast"
  • Jan 17, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "Money in Garages"
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - Suzuki Equator
    • Jim Travers, Consumer Reports - "Hyundai Genesis Outscores Competitors, Becomes Consumer Reports' Top-Rated 'Upscale Sedan'"
    • Dr. William Sharfman - 2009 Detroit Auto Show Review
  • Jan 10, 2009
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - 2009 North American Auto Show
    • Russ Rader, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety - "New crash tests on small cars"
    • Michael Porcelli, Central Auto Information - Don't get ripped off
  • Jan 03, 2009
    • Robert Erskine, Senior European Correspondent, London England - "As Fas As They Like"
    • Jay Duskin, Esq. - NYC Will Slash Parking Fines
    • John Russell, Senior Correspondent - Hyundai Genesis
    • Michael Porcelli, Central Avenue Information - "Don't Get Ripped Off"
    • Dr. William Sharfman - PACE Awards update

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