Episodes
In this report, Lauren Fix, the Editor-in-Chief for Car Coach Reports, discusses the challenges faced by car manufacturers who are forced to produce specific products by the government. Failure to comply with regulations can result in hefty fines and fees. Even though the government feels that electric vehicles are the future, they are not profitable in the short term. Lauren shares how dealerships want the cars to move quickly to avoid accruing charges. However, the rotation of electric...
Published 08/05/23
We are excited to have BJ Killeen, an automotive journalist and voice of reason, back on The Drive. There is currently a competition between GM, BMW, Mercedes, Honda, Hyundai, Kia, and Stellantis to install 30,000 new DC fast charging stations by 2030. However, there seems to be some disagreement over where these charging stations will be placed. In other news, Tesla has been accused of exaggerating the driving range of their vehicles by rigging the range estimated software on the car...
Published 07/29/23
Alan is joined by BJ Killeen, an automotive journalist and voice of reason, to discuss VinFast, a new Vietnamese automaker. With only 128 registrations in America, BJ suggests that due to the lack of brand recognition and high price tag, VinFast isn’t making much of an impression. The conversation then shifts to GM’s request to the government to allow them to produce a self-driving vehicle without certain standard regulated items such as a steering wheel, mirrors, turn signals, and windshield...
Published 07/22/23
During a brief conversation, Alan and BJ Killeen, an automotive journalist and friend, discussed the possibility of a strike with the United Auto Workers. Stellantis, Ford, and GM need to renegotiate a list of demands before their contract ends. Some of the demands include different wage tiers and a 32-hour work week to allow workers to spend more time with their families. Additionally, BJ mentioned that Tesla is currently seeking part-time drivers. Tesla would like individuals to drive...
Published 07/15/23
Contributor and friend BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason, is back for a quick pit stop. BJ attended the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas and said it had fewer cars than usual. She noticed that none of the vehicles went for over a million dollars, which is outside the norm. A 2019 Ford GT lightweight model sold for 990k along with a Ferrari F90 for 594k. Collectively they did well. BJ shifts gears, throws in a bit of comedy, and shares how Mark Zuckerberg and Elon...
Published 07/01/23
Contributor and friend BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason, starts the show-off today with Alan as they reminisce on the good times before talking shop. Nissan Boss Carlos Ghosn decided to sue Nissan for more than a billion dollars.  Accusing Nissan and two other companies, and 12 people of the crime of defamation and libel.  Nissan says he’s asking for 5% of the company’s worth.  A lingering impact on his life.  He wants his name cleared.  Nissan needs to step up and say...
Published 06/25/23
Joining Alan this week is BJ Killeen, Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason. Barrett-Jackson 2023 is coming up on June 22-24th, in Las Vegas. BJ shares some of the top vehicles for the upcoming ‘World’s Greatest’ auction, the Mclaren MP4 12C, a 2023 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye Jailbreak, a 2021 Chevy Camaro ZL1 Hennessey Custom Edition called ‘Exorcist’, and the Challenger SRT Hell Cat ‘Black Ghost’, just to name a few. BJ also shares that Toyota will be bringing back their Land...
Published 06/17/23
Karl Brauer – Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror and board member and Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com is back with more automotive news. A study was done in regards to how many miles electric vehicles vs. gas powered vehicles drive in a year. EV’s drive around 9000 miles in comparison to gas powered that drives around 12,758 miles. Range anxiety plays a part in the less miles driven for the EV’s. The most driven car’s...
Published 06/10/23
Alan welcomes Josh Hancock- JoshCAR Hollywood Car Consultant. Josh is here for a brief visit as the duo speaks lightly on the new “kid” on the block, VinFast. A Vietnamese automaker. Not too much has been heard or seen from this particular automaker. No track record, no anything. So how do you sell a vehicle that is technically and unknown brand? Well, you don’t. Josh is test driving a 2023 Aston Martin DBX 707 SUV. An amazing vehicle, very composed and comfortable with fantastic...
Published 05/20/23
Contributor Lauren Fix – Editor-In-Chief for Car Coach reports starts our show off today with news from the auto world. The AM radio is disappearing. Ford, General Motors, and many more of our domestic automakers are removing AM radios from their vehicles. Reason? It causes interference with electric vehicles. Whether that’s true or not, who knows? However, there is a save AM radio campaign going on, for there are over 50 million people who listen to AM radio daily. Next on the list,...
Published 05/06/23
First up is Contributor BJ Killeen, Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason is here to announce that General Motors will be getting rid of their Chevy Bolt at the end of this year. They want to use their plant to build Silverado’s – that’s where the money is. Next, she shares her list of the best family vehicles. The Honda CRV, Hyundai Ioniq 5, Hyundai Santa Fe, Subaru Outback, Rav 4,  Ford Expedition, Honda Pilot, Honda Odyssey Mini, Hyundai Palisade, Kia Telluride, Toyota Highlander,...
Published 04/29/23
Alan welcomes back contributor and long time friend, BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason. She delivers news from the auto industry, like the Kia Stinger is leaving the fleet. Fun car to drive, and fast. Kia will be making a tribute limited edition version, a thousand to be exact for sale worldwide. Next, Porsche is introducing it’s 2024 Porsche Cayenne E-Hybrid Coupe, a third generation, redesigned, and offers 3 different drive trains. It promises driving pleasure on...
Published 04/22/23
BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason are back as she brings us news about the Biden administration tightening the noose around the automaker’s necks. There is a new set of EPA Emissions standards that will force the automakers to make 67% of electric light-duty vehicles and 46% of medium-duty electric vehicles by 2032. They hope to ban gasoline engines and force people to buy electric vehicles. People can barely afford to buy cars now, it will only get worse. Electric...
Published 04/15/23
Contributor BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason kick off today’s show with Alan as they discuss how people don’t want internal combustion engines to go away. Manufacturers like Ford and Toyota are looking at hydrogen being an answer instead of all-electric. Even Porsche is researching synthetic fuel as an option. BJ attended the New York Auto Show and shared that not too many concept cars were showcased. Ram showed their 2025 Ram 1500 Rev, Kia with their 2024 EV9,...
Published 04/09/23
Karl Brauer –  Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror, and board member and Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com starts this show with Alan as they talk about the new Dodge Demon 170. They attended the debut in Las Vegas as the Demon was air-dropped onto the speedway. With 1025 horsepower and 0-60 in 1.66 seconds, this muscle car recalibrates and optimizes itself to get to its full potential. Only 3300 will be made. Karl will be...
Published 04/01/23
Alan welcomes contributor and friend Lauren Fix, Editor-in-Chief for Car Coach Reports. Lauren delivers another round of reality discussing the recession and how it is affecting everyone. She attended the Amelia Island Concours which is now operated by Hagerty and was impressed with the 4 amazing auctions that generated over 178.4 million dollars – a new record in sales. Vehicles such as a 1962 Ferrari 250 GT, Ferrari Dino’s Pagani Zonda, 1966 Ferrari 250, a 2015 McLaren P1, and the 1935...
Published 03/18/23
“The Drive”, with Alan Taylor welcomes contributor Karl Brauer – Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Autos Contributor, North American Car and Truck of the Year juror, and board member and Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com. Karl is selling his 2019 Ford GT carbon body series on carsandbids.com. With a dual suspension that goes from the street to the tracks. Perfect for the next car enthusiast. Next, he shares a study done on vehicles that are priced above the MSRP. The Genesis GV70 is...
Published 03/12/23
Alan welcomes Ed Justice Jr. – Justice Brothers, Inc. President and CEO to start the show as they discuss the future of automobiles. Ed feels no matter what the direction, sustainability seems to be the hot topic when it comes to the future. There is no “one” solution to the problem says Ed. However, one car manufacturer has turned their attention to finding better solutions to appease all, and that’s Toyota. Contributor and friend George Kennedy III – Co-founder of Cartender and...
Published 03/05/23
Contributor and friend Lauren Fix – Editor-in-Chief for Car Coach Reports starts the show with Alan as they dive into what is considered to be the 100 billion dollar self-driving scam. Tesla has to recall over 360,000 of their vehicles to update their self-driving software. Too many accidents with drivers depend on what Tesla sold them as a self-driving vehicle, as they take a cat nap at the wheel. Lauren says a lot of things need to be ironed out before the next level of self-driving is...
Published 02/26/23
Alan welcomes back long-time friend and contributor BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason. Recalls! If you get a notice from the dealership that there is a recall on your vehicle, you must follow up and get it taken care of. It is usually a safety issue. BJ inquires if Alan watched the Super Bowl ads, so he didn’t miss out? His take, automotive commercials were a bit tasteless. Before BJ leaves she gets a little political as she announces that the Biden administration...
Published 02/18/23
Lauren Fix – Editor-in-Chief for Car Coach Reports is back to share some insight on the World Economic Forum. They want to take away your right to have a vehicle. Perhaps even force you to ride share. They have a new member who is a Minister of State for Saudi Arabia, who has put into motion, the construction of a 20ft concrete wall around a city that will be self-sustainable. Evolution of urban life, all the while being environmentally friendly. Before Lauren takes her to leave, she...
Published 02/11/23
Alan welcomes back BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason. The duo discusses how Barrett-Jackson ’23 was a record-breaking event with over 350,000 attendees. Over 19,000 cars sold and over 1.9 million dollars raised for charity, made this event a show stopper. The 2024 Ford Mustang GT Fastback vin#001 sold for a cool half a million as a 1989 Ferrari F40 went for 2.75 million. Top selling, 2005 Porsche Correa GT, 2020 Ford GT Lightweight Carbon Series, 1966 Shelby Group 2...
Published 02/04/23
Alan and BJ Killeen – Automotive Journalist and Voice of Reason begin the show with a talk about the upcoming Barrett-Jackson Automotive Auction in Arizona. BJ shares a few highlights for the event. GMC will be auctioning their 2024 Hummer EV vin#001, the new generation, and Ford with their 2024 Ford Mustang GT vin# 001. Rad Rides have a couple that will be showcasing as well, their 1963 Chevy Biscayne Custom Coupe and a lemon twist bright yellow 1970 Plymouth Hemi Superbird. Other...
Published 01/21/23
Alan welcomes Lauren Fix, Editor in-Chief for Car Coach Reports. Lauren makes a quick “pit stop”, to discuss the diesel shortage, and how the railroad almost went on strike as Mark Trostle Vice President of Ram and Mopar Design. CES in Vegas pops in to share with Alan a little inside on Dodge’s new electric concept vehicle, A 3-row seat, Ram truck, with a ‘frunk’. A tailgate that has a saloon style opening. It’s the Ram Revolution that Mark believes will create the future of the Ram...
Published 01/14/23
BJ Killeen – automotive journalist and voice of reason welcomes the new year with Alan as they discuss the future of the automobile industry. They will both attend the CES in Las Vegas, the Consumer Electronic Show. Alan shared how Tesla has encountered a hiccup in their electric vehicles. The weather. The colder it is outside, the harder it is to charge. Manufacturers who claimed to be all-electric by a certain year may be changing that statement as time will show more faults in...
Published 01/11/23