• Apr 6, 2010
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Jon Linkov from Consumer Reports joins Chris Shunk, Chris Paukert and Dan Roth to talk about the New York Auto Show, offer insight into how CR rates autos, touch on the possible 16.4 million dollar fine for Toyota and consider the Renault/Nissan deal with Daimler that may happen this week. It's an hour and a half before we run out of steam. Enjoy!

Autoblog Podcast #173: with Jon Linkov from Consumer Reports



In the Autoblog Garage:

Nissan Cube
Subaru Legacy 2.5GT (long-term intro)
Volkswagen GTI
Infiniti G37
Jeep Patriot
Mercedes CL550 4Matic

News:
New York Auto Show
$16.4 million fine possible for Toyota
Renault/Nissan and Daimler lash-up

Hosts:
Chris Shunk, Chris Paukert, Dan Roth

Guest:
Jon Linkov of Consumer Reports

Runtime:
1:28:45


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      • 4 Years Ago
      Last podcast with someone from CR he thumped his chest and told us how boring, and unpleasant the Prius is. What a surprise it was to see the magazine on the news stand praise it as one of the best vehicles.

      Face it. CR is biased to recommend cars that fir a certain mold. They only survey their readers (unlike JD Powers and others who survey random owners) which creates a certain amount of in-breeding. Jon Linkov is more of a car expert than I am, but everything he writes has to pass through a filter to put it in the “CR voice”. That’s not my opinion, that has been said by them in the past.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Have to say the audio quality sucks but I completely agree with him on the CL!
      "I've always wanted to have a 560SEC to channel my inner coke-dealer"
      LOL
      • 4 Years Ago
      Yeah the gearing of the CVT in the Montego/500 was abysmal.
      Way too tall, but at least is was differentiated between front drive & Haldex. (4% or so)