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The dynamic duo of Chris and Sam carry off Episode #133 of the Autoblog Podcast without a hitch. Though down a man, the pair didn't cheap out on topics or duration, it's the same podcast goodness. It kicks off with Hyundai's impressive showing in the recently released Initial Quality Survey results. From there, they hit Chrysler's RWD/FWD dilemma with its Sebring/Avenger replacement, the rumor that Mustangs could have had IRS for $100 per car, and reports of an Ecotec engine for the Buick LaCrosse. Keeping it on the Buick tip, spyshots of a Tri-Shield variant of the new 2010 Astra get mentioned. The nullification of all pre-bankruptcy liability claims against GM and Chrysler is next before talk settles briefly on Hyundai's 2010-on lineup and then turns to your questions. It almost seems like the Chris and Sam show is a juggernaut without that other guy. Thanks for listening, and please, keep your questions and comments rolling in to Podcast at Autoblog dot com.

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      • 6 Years Ago
      Was this thing recorded underwater? - Sponsorship is fine, Slate does it, though I could do without the people whoring it in the middle... But a seperate announcer would be fine
        • 6 Years Ago
        I think VOIP sounds like it's underwater often. I THINK they are VOIPing, right?

      • 6 Years Ago
      a rwd mainstream sedan would certainly differentiate itself

      chrysler has to know that its brand image cannot support a direct competitor to the camry

      diesel is not gonna happen, full hybrid setup costs less per vehicle and is more marketable

      what DI turbo 4s does fiat bring to the table?
      • 6 Years Ago

      In listening I must have missed something. In the fwd vs the rwd question, why was it automatically assumed the motor couldnt be longitudenally mounted, and run rwd like any other car.

      It has to be extended range, or gas/diesel hybrid? Why?
        • 6 Years Ago
        its a mpg thing, any powertrain that has to send mechanical power the length of the vehicle is giving up maybe 10% compared to an equivalent fwd powertrain
      • 6 Years Ago
      What kind of dollar figure are you guys looking for in sponsorship?
      • 6 Years Ago
      Do all Americans mis-pronounce Hyundai?