So, it's a couple days late - call it a summer vacation hangover and let's just move on. We had a busy weekend covering both the Woodward Dream Cruise
and the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance
, which pushed our schedule back. Once in front of our mics, we start Autoblog Podcast #75 by mulling the 2008 Honda Accord
. Damon regales us with the story of the Cadillac CTS
media launch out at Laguna Seca. GM's
made enough progress that we can just drop the "for a GM" modifier from the sentence "The new CTS
is a great car." No longer able to heap abuse on the General, we look to Europe and find MINI
. It seems nobody considered that the clamshell door setup on the Clubman
should be engineered to swap sides, so it would always be on the passenger side, even in right-hand-drive countries. Whoops. Continuing with entertaining small cars, the Dodge Caliber SRT-4's
pricing was announced. $23 large for 285 horsepower - such a deal. Big horsepower was also stuffed under a Toyota Aurion's
Australian hood. The 320-odd horsepower Camry spinoff slaps our mamby-pamby weak-kneed Joe Camel Camry around pretty well. Don't change it, just send it. Speaking of car-lust, new DeLoreans
are coming! $57,500 will buy you a hand built car that will net endless stupid-ass questions about the flux capacitor.
That's it - a meaty 51 minutes this week, enjoy!
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