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Editor in Chief John Neff kicks it old school with Chris Shunk and Dan Roth this week for Episode #229 of the Autoblog Podcast. The big changes afoot for Autoblog are but one topic of conversation, which ranges from the chatter about an Acura RSX successor, Jaguar's C-X75 heading for production, the Opel Astra GTC coming to Buick, and Toyota's commitment to plug-in hybrids for the 2014 Prius. Your feedback and questions finish it off, and we've re-posted the Q&A at the bottom of this post so you can play along at home, too. Thanks for listening, we'll see you next week!

Autoblog Podcast #229: Autoblog changes, Acura RSX successor, Jaguar C-X75, Astra GTC for Buick, Plug-in Prius

In the Autoblog Garage:

2011 Jaguar XF Supercharged
2011 Hyundai Elantra Limited


Hosts: Dan Roth, Chris Shunk, John Neff
Runtime: 01:26:24




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      Ernie Mccracken
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why do you guys post this before it shows up in Itunes? seriously.
      Frater Mus
      • 3 Years Ago
      Have you ever been leafing through a magazine and run into 50 pages of "advertising supplement"? That's what this ep felt like. BTW, Facebook is going to be known as the tech bubble of this decade.
      • 3 Years Ago
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      Drive571
      • 3 Years Ago
      Dan Roth: "What do we give to the Facebook users who don't like us?" Neff: "Nothing." Dan Roth: "Awesome." Neff: "Some people think we're tracking them, lol." Others: "Lolololol! Oh like we don't have anything to do and we'll be calling you in the middle of the night (repeat) lololol." Neff: ~"The kind of person we wanted to reach was really the people who really wanted to use the site, and we thought the Facebook community would really be the people who wanted to do that... I mean, if people bother to log into Facebook, we know they're willing to take that extra step to log into Facebook and really be willing to put in that extra effort to give us honest feedback." Wow. F*** the hell off dudes. I can't believe the degree to which you guys sounded like complete and utter toolbags in this podcast. The previous community, and their feedback, was EXACTLY what you described above. Users had to be willing to take the extra step to log into their e-mail and confirm their comment to contribute to the discussion. Supposedly the point of your new commenting system was to remove this restriction to facilitate a "larger conversation." Now the "point" is to restrict feedback to a community that's willing to take an extra step to participate? Totally transparent spin applied to a brief that you probably had no choice about, but are now trying to sell in to a dwindling community whose intelligence you clearly underestimated. Good luck with the kiddies, because you guys have made it abundantly clear that you've completely lost touch with (and don't give two shi!ts about) the community that's been with you for the better part of a decade.
      • 3 Years Ago
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