Last week's biggest chunk of auto news was undoubtedly the dissolution of talks between
over a proposed alliance, and it's also the biggest chunk of audio on this week's Autoblog Podcast, Episode #44. As mentioned in a prior post today, we also talk about the
of the 2008 Nissan Skyline
that showed up on the web yesterday. Tune in, you'll get to hear my argument for why the Skyline should be branded an
in the States. Damon doesn't care what badge it has, as long as it's really coming. We also question whether
surprise announcement that it will sell an
in the U.S. is one that smacks of desperation or is the boldest move from any automaker yet this year. Finally, we close out the show singing the praises of the Germans, who are planning to show us Yanks why
the way to go when each Germanic automaker (sans
) offers a shiny new Bluetec oil burner in the coming years. Enjoy!
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John Neff and Damon Lavrinc