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Autoblog Podcast #225 features Chris Shunk, Zach Bowman, Chris Paukert and Dan Roth. We start with Ward's Auto's ten best interiors for 2011, speculate about the Subaru XV concept and a Jaguar SUV before contemplating what one million U.S. Prius sales means. Your feedback in our Q&A module winds us up, and we've embedded that in the post below, as well. Thanks for listening, we'll see you next week!

Autoblog Podcast #225: Best interiors, Subaru XV, Jaguar SUV, a million Prius sales

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      • 4 Years Ago
      The Mercury Marauder's problem was the 'crazy' tire size choice.
      Front was 245/45 18 rear was 245/ 55 18.
      Yes, that hugely different tire size was strictly for appearance. The large rear wheel ate up any gains the 3.55 axle brought.

      But you don't have to keep 245/55 18 in the rear... 245/50 18 all around, or even 245/45 18 if you are feeling daring.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I forgot, Ford actually put 235/50 18 on the front (which had the same 8x18" wheels)
        So to fix the biggest problem, gearing, just use 245/45 18 all around (that is roughly a 7.5% change in gearing).
        That stops you from being smoked by a contemporary Accord V6!
        Did it really need the supercharged 2 valve 4.6 V8 from the Marauder convertible concept?

        Could one really expect more than a 4 speed automatic from Ford in 2003?
        One should be so lucky that they just upgraded TO rack & pinion steering, and there were no rear drum brakes to be found.
        • 4 Years Ago
        No, the Marauder's problem was that it came out half-baked
      • 4 Years Ago
      Will you guys bring back the total time thing?
        • 4 Years Ago
        I feel like a tool. At the bottom.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Can you fix the "In the Autoblog Garage:" links?