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Car Tech Live 209: Your next smartphone: An Aston MartinTax by the mile to drive your car: Ready for it? Tesla says Top Gear is a bunch of liars. Your next smartphone could be an Aston Martin. And we drive the Cayenne Hybrid's sister: The Touareg Hybrid.
-- by the mile to drive your car are you ready for that. Tesla says top gear -- a bunch of -- You're next Smartphone. Could be an Aston Martin's point when you forward and we drive the key in hybrids sister the story -- This is CNET car tech live for Thursday -- to have -- -- the 31 of march 2011. This -- show number 209 I'm Brian Cooley did -- back thank you for. Thank you to -- an -- 14 -- things down so capable you'll I was on the road doing any number of things I believe you've heard. But the penguin one I've heard about. There's the -- cats too badly without having losing with -- -- update -- though probably true. Anymore you were to share. Your music via a I was jealous last week when I was going to the redundancy -- -- in -- an angry whisky. That was two -- all right the seven year old little -- -- yeah. But as the lead story you know -- at -- like that. Not decided yet but the idea the start paying to drive by the mile. And this is because right now we pay a lot of gas tax I think every country certainly here in the US we pay what -- like. 3840 something cents a gallon -- extend US federal eighteen point oh ports cents per gallon and state -- -- four point ports okay so that's a decent amount of money for every. Gallon even in high gas price times that -- pay for roads and a lot of other stuff but electric cars and plug in hybrids barely or don't. Use any gas so they're not contributing their fair share. To taking care the roads -- for. Congressional Budget Office working with Senate Budget Committee chairman Kent Conrad a Democrat from North Dakota says -- It is time to -- folks -- the miles they drive to pay their fair share of road where that's not gonna get anybody angry. Ago the sold them with technology GPS to know where you are and track your mileage wireless. To inform someone. Of how many miles you've driven the question is who would be the authority that would be tallying and billing. And that's not -- too early for that I like this in the study that the Congressional Budget Office came up with saying that this is feasible. They said yeah we've got the technology to do -- it exists. But they didn't really estimated cost on implement -- Yet and it would be expensive right and -- the fact the you have to put this in every single car all wants. Or the worst thing is you don't and you've got new cars coming online with pay by mile existing cars talk to pay the gas tax. -- give a plug in hybrid that has paid by mile technology you've got what some kind of a waiver card you can swipe to say the taxes are deducted from this purchase. That's not a difficult infrastructure to implement the idea that an average gas station every pol -- Doesn't sound feasible route one a -- of Norton artist putting this tracked by -- -- and every car on the road. There's just too many cars in this country and some of them aren't worth as much as the technology would cost there's also the problem to that. Big trucks are gonna Kozlov road where then a -- -- producer or something like that and they pay their own road taxes on another level of network -- pay when you lose weight stations that's part of how they paid their road. But -- on top of all of this we have to get one thing of the ever going on. But it's gonna it is -- security people to -- and know. You hate the idea pay by month. The gap as a lot of different opinions to you on our our blog about -- -- lot of lot of people commented. -- lot of good comments on there and people suggesting that you know uses either ridiculous surrogate idea that we pay for the road somehow. Maybe you know we should actually raise the gas tax make people did. That's where there's a stop gap that's been the big wanted to raise the guest -- to reduce driving wean us off driving which is one little of people you know don't like it's like when you wanna drive with one -- -- make that work as opposed to saying no you can't drive we're -- -- -- off the road. But the -- the real reason the gas tax might be the easiest way to compensate for for the early -- The additional number of cars that don't use much gas that's not a big problem for years to come. How many how many electric vehicles and hybrids are actually on the road -- very small percent very small percentage it's a few single digit percent electric cars. Not gonna be coming on and huge huge numbers. In fact we have a study on the percentage of electric cars and becoming in the market -- is came out of this morning. Last night Gartner research great big you know well established research out says among other things -- surveyed here. That they are going to be between five and 8% I believe of new car sales by 20/20. Will be electric cars or plug in hybrids. And only fifteen to 20% by 2030 and -- of new car sales that's not of the installed base of cars. So no matter what we're looking at a very small number of TVs and plug in hybrids for. A couple of decades. Going -- -- -- surprise this is more documentation of the numbers. And want it to work on the avail later can you please just an automatic -- there it -- work NASA. If you hear that noise overhead that's over the internet's that they don't want changing the way young -- -- the lug -- there and the doors off. -- One. Aren't well. That we is. So the other thing in the suggesting Gartner study is that we're going to. We're gonna o'clock range on electric car is not possible here's -- the numbers break down people say 22%. Would be satisfied with a car they can get 120 miles on electric range. But 20% of the way -- 12% would find thirty to sixty mile range acceptable which is what you can get today. Yes that's -- belief that mobile volt there in that range. So most people want more range they can -- they can afford it but there's like 70%. That 120 miles an acceptable right and aren't that are covered here -- today. And then 56% -- the only reality here is 56% of folks -- to that are charging title for twelve hours would be fun and that's exactly what it is for hours at best -- -- 240. And twelve hours worked on 1101 points -- -- -- surprisingly good percentage of people I know that a patient. Yeah yeah maybe that is commuters and they acted on in my -- overnight -- morning no problem and leave it all day at work at the top you know five days and -- that's what my driving. Yes and that was that was gonna the only really bright spot here but a lot of people are saying you know what I need. I need to see a lot better range on these -- -- was more anxiety in -- time and your -- -- an instinct the EV ranks. As of interest. 221% of drivers were looking at a new car right now but that ranks fourth after -- gas. Hybrid and natural to ask -- after natural gas that -- had a diesel. And there are great diesels out there that it's that strange that it's ahead of diesel. So a mixed bag on this Gartner research but. Well you know one thing -- points out is that a lot of auto makers are being very careful about the way they launch their electric cars they they want to. Employment and watching them in very small markets like the volt which even has pretty good range the -- -- only launching in like for markets to their very tentative about. They don't want to have a bad reputation all from the department launching it with deep two people and reasonable expectation -- like launching it in a state like you know Montana North Dakota where its long range driving everywhere. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Then you'll be out there you know what I don't -- -- every time you drive -- -- of the way it is. In the next town near on this out of the right you cannot get to a charging port. And they're not gonna rule out there -- So that stuff there are speaking of MPG the city Chris has a new major wrinkle reducing wrinkles from the called art VC technology to add what one half percent. To the MPG and every couple percent matters this is a -- regulated voltage. Control. What it does is it there -- -- to -- the alternate your -- very carefully. You development is a fair amount of drag on your range if you don't notice that on a bracket got a -- around the Internet to drive that while also driving your car while also driving your -- -- -- most it was while also -- your conditioning and these are all parasitic losses -- rotating accessories. And but they do they take the power from the -- now -- reduce it to twelve point eight volts which is a lot of electrical engineering gobbledygook in terms of what that does charge but it means at the end of the old leader has less load let's drag on -- turning. And that alone can save one a half percent which could add up to eight additional miles of range per tank. Is that enough to Mac. It matters a little bit me every little bit -- now -- -- it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But yeah I like it. If it's something that's always wise -- from the that you don't really think about the car and it you can -- eight miles here in five -- there and two miles there and actually did that to -- city -- yet released and you name but. That's like electric power steering units to which I mean that takes drag out the engine because you're not keep in -- hydraulic system pumped up -- And that integrate back on sale here well yes but yet this is interesting though because. I mean obviously you're generate a lot electricity with the modern engines. And you don't need half of it. And yet she wanted to your nap system stereo -- -- that there's a lot of it. Us you know that -- -- freighter is turning on a traditional car all the time and it's bleeding awful lot of that generated stuff. Through the voltage regulator -- -- the dumps it out to ground so -- generate enough electricity could go to something else if I haven't run on modern -- -- older cars of -- 1015 years or more that's how did you generate up to juices and needed. Unless you're out driving at night headlights on that kind of thing in your -- in the battery more but. There's an overcharge state and recovering that -- at least -- generating in the first point point. That's kind of where they're going on these cars -- that's what's in the new cruised to save a little bit of gas every little bit but this is interesting. VW do I have this story right this is the. The quickest recall -- -- it's just like that we have a Woody Allen. You're driving -- -- 2011 Jetta great. And the -- -- that the light he's taken too long you start your -- you blow the horn. He takes off now you -- Major car stalled because of the fault that turns the car it's it's not when you or that's beautiful but rarely are recalls funny. This -- great excellent. Very -- it. Elegant and don't blow your heart -- -- take this -- like a road rage antidote. Okay you can W Dick out there on the road but you're gonna end up so only your car everytime you are the features called. Now the -- and -- most the time though doctor -- having your car stalled you know very dangerous situation right you're viewed over the freeway you're hoping -- some -- cut you off an oblong yet. -- slow down there or also if you're hot the peppers and stop the polite. And they decide to get out of their car with a gun with a baseball bat an eye on it and you can't drive away faster -- -- This is beautiful okay so there is a recall -- got a 2011 generates 71000 cars for the volume that -- -- which is good but not massive it's no camera. The paramedic cars -- from march 10 to march 2011 so -- regular I think that's all of them I think it's actually I think -- -- is all yours work. He noted that they sell their numbers but that's not like but -- a small recall 71000 Jetta is gonna win one full model year march -- -- march 2011. We'll get that sixty hasn't happened -- could if it does occasionally it's funny looking at but it connects to be quite dangerous -- the thing -- was happy to be in the Chevy Volt we'll we'll talk about later in the show was. Anybody else have this happen when you went from -- high -- to -- blew the horn. I've -- -- -- that you at this blew the -- US did to -- all dialogue Wii units ago. I go high because the road to my house is dark some of moral high -- a few times of oncoming traffic -- -- -- will be spoke. It with. They didn't do the next day is it that pedestrian the thing that they talked about -- of the pre production model and now I district -- The largest sure it wasn't like on an engine or -- him telling us that there's some sort of like weren't sure. On sickening thing on left and right yet but not supposed to work on argument low no I I think you know what's happening here is when you go to your -- -- and I've been using less electricity. That's the -- opt out little white chocolate or -- -- -- at a furious that. I doubt it but it's being whistle and let -- That's great parents though anyway if you got to get you gotta get that pictorial evidence you've got -- -- should be able to be talking about a little bit we have one and -- -- -- -- It might do it if it does the new and I I'm not crazy at least not now about that okay so obvious it's got a fun if we don't tie up the great show -- -- these guys. -- Tesla does not. -- seen this episode I guess it was the number of years ago shot in Italy or something to Bethany and India are okay so this is the original Tesla Roadster test they get the got a couple roadster and they savage that collided -- They said that the break stop working. The thing died long before it got anywhere near its electrical range they had to push it that both them died as they pushed him back in the garage. And I guess be pilloried this car on an episode. -- the -- with animals known bird exaggerating. Every right these -- not -- that -- like a New York to employ a the unit them there in a little bit of -- centuries and will hyperbole yeah especially when it -- -- talk about a book for them to portray that yes these cars actually. Lost their breaks and we had to put them in the garage to be -- something which apparently they said. Tesla says whoa way overblown and you keep re running the show. From 23 years ago now. The cars didn't do this because they say we have all kinds of -- black boxes of these cars we can see exactly what happened they didn't do this data the other they never got flat on their battery none of them lost all their charge apparently let alone. It -- few miles they did have one fuse blow out on the power break boost but the mechanical hydraulic braking circuit still work like any car. On -- -- suing doctor. And they're serious they're angry -- -- -- actually still has does video posted on their site which -- -- shows that there. Continuing did you know come -- this idea about the Tesla and yes so Tesla is like saying you're is -- lies about -- -- -- -- like -- Recent -- apologize or something that you don't pull the show issue an apology -- a correction or whatever traction. Yeah like they're gonna do that but maybe you have proof that -- I guess they got the script that desktop he wrote for the segment. Before they actually test of the -- which showed him which said okay at this point also showed the you know the roadster running at a news and then a good -- and -- it doesn't look good and that's pretty damning evidence right there they preconceived ever gonna do a -- suing Tesla -- Means. It seems like every year elect a whole country going to get it -- -- -- they went -- so you what was it. But like eastern European country in the everybody in the cancer backwards in mind that toppled the nation legislators do -- here again. Great -- they recently. -- mentions and stereotypes about Mexicans that got the Mexican ambassador to write them a letter. Theater in the -- -- -- well yeah anyway so if you saw that 08 piece about the Tesla Roadster take it with a grain of salt organism is probably people in the market for -- Tesla an expensive car. But if you largely inaccurate joke take that show with a grain of salt -- If we we we took the number of times anybody who's gonna buy Tesla weighed by quite -- -- it episode I down here. But it does screw up their image potentially for the future mainstream of the model S and others of folks who just sort of -- her -- -- those cars are reliable they're coming gimmicky. That's right see them being nervous not selling grocers there's also all the -- all the rich dot com guys they can possibly that's done -- they can't make them -- and the background. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- So anyway it's interesting story com we also want to see what's going on here speaking of little trucks. What's this thing rolling out at the Bangkok voters showing it was a Bangkok motor show in selected big -- -- definitely do it right. This is the end he said -- Colorado. Well show tracks I -- it's kind of a concept. But added it pretty much points the way to next gen Colorado looks good -- it's still -- actually a body on frame designs and pentagon do -- car truck design yeah. And yet modern lines on it -- looks looks pretty yet and now we've got some photos appeared to it it's about small crew cab. Designed. And they've actually got -- There are some space in the rear wheel well of the log on to rich hosting -- -- underlined and rooted in Britain the reverse Indiana lands. Food don't you go there I think that of NASA's -- -- nobody can lead to people who look via Lan. A lot means one -- for okay lots of funny -- You can do a lot with it. Yes got a bad ridgeline look at the back gonna talk about this and also having a diesel engine and that's probably just foreign markets -- probably -- the US. Here's the side -- if you're watching -- video version that's not really the Honda -- look this one here's -- her three quarter it's really reached one year. Yeah very strongly response to -- a couple of reviews as you know looks big and trucks people don't realize that looked as part of them into the anyway. It's it's it's a very originally looking shabby so if that's -- you've always wanted a presence heavy ridgeline. It's got -- rear buttresses to you which -- an even bigger problem that. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- All right let's see what's also in China -- v.s rolling out in that market first the new Malibu isn't -- Interest -- -- unveiling that there might be a worldwide. Release unveiling I -- yet to show the world but not marketing at their Dallack and it demonstrates the importance of that the Chinese operations -- this is the Shanghai -- -- -- it's that April 18 as when that they're gonna bail out the government's target New York Q which is pretty much the same week schools -- there yet. -- -- and unveil its current base book. And it's it's the new -- do one thing and the all it really release force is a teaser image. -- in the rear tail lights which resistance corner right here which is pretty common for care companies to deal with the -- in -- -- -- -- -- to get the reveals these square tail lights that. -- -- the retro look that's -- like that is similar to the the Camaro is be very Camaro now you know in Camaro from like the the rear and a older -- -- -- three -- Dylan going into the big -- -- that that strong hip there -- the Camaro tail lights squared like this also. As one of the -- -- are. That's that's a very Camaro but what's going -- -- -- over the Camaro look at the great way. Q does that -- yet that that net net net. Our hands -- we -- you Marseille size and there would otherwise. They -- things apart here's the bought into the current Americans to reminders though -- -- angry words little tiny. Snapshot of it here -- uses the shoulders and -- have -- model yet it's got that it's -- that Camaro or India so. Yet I've always -- -- appointment Camaro -- be nice to get an attractive Malibu on the market -- episode -- -- one -- is not a gorgeous man stretch of rental -- and looks -- -- scuttled of their -- -- on -- but that's the estimate him hustled into rental karma uses tilt and distance they'll all the time that we failed to do fleet sales they wonder what people think it was at a rental market that's where I've seen in the -- -- around that one -- like. Okay so our last -- in the news today is on the Aston Martin's phone kind of sort -- won't -- James Bond now to think something like really DV it's in the -- so class. So there working with a company called -- -- which I understand from this story is a luxury mobile phone manufacture. Ever heard of a meter. But they make a here's a picture -- -- you're -- your video version. It's literally at this right at the glass screen phone is a glass phone -- -- There's the -- is the gloved hand behind it yet in an -- Indian achievement they can with the bitter blow them model. The patent. Ups. Those -- not agree to and love those like -- X clubs wearable. I think you can now what leather driving gloves for -- -- -- -- add content like the pool -- believe there's another picture this thing when you activate it the icons are in the glass sandwiched. That's kind of cool that is cool in a weird way and -- I guess its Android like you are to be -- -- you flick between these little -- that the bottom go to your different screen panels. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- We've seen Aston Martin do -- It's another line extension -- watch the controlled car. Oh yeah yeah and wireless watchers of the can unlock the car which was the key though it did it but the transponder into the -- that's -- wirelessly in the water. All of that one this is along those lines so there -- -- to CPT double -- to. The rule that if -- -- -- Basil world which is apparently -- Switzerland's premier luxury goods trade show for jewelry and watches. It will have foursquare integrated to show your location to your Aston -- driving brands. Cameras in the vehicle can be set to periodically update FaceBook and Twitter with pictures of passing cities and landmarks that you're driving by. Who does that remind -- someone else. Is doing that. One of the in car Internet system recovery is going to do Hyundai blue link into automatic FaceBook updates -- right now with pictures. But with GPS -- At the time of an accident the vehicle airbag will receive -- Celeron voter information from the phone the -- we'll get the cart information the drivers acceleration movement from the seat. So it can really measure. What happened to you -- -- of the car. The did the -- -- you pretty catchy late. Did you hit the steering -- really hard art and art and also the -- -- that -- actually for the -- sequence the timing and -- to also actually change the airbag Rolla and then tell the cops and yet this is all happening while you're in the crash in that milliseconds in the lateral. -- -- battery replaced for battery well -- those side edges. And you -- the old battery that look at it doesn't it's got a lot of life. Dad around an hour and minute better light people plug in -- economic freedom and the concept -- -- phone costs. It's a solid sapphire crystals he -- capacity of touch screen. You know impressive it's not entirely out of whack for what -- and Apple patent exists -- -- and all cleared device and you actually put your figures in the back to drive. Of the design and it also does is goes with the gas -- because -- -- and asked Martin has that McChrystal the top of the dashboard. The no no idea what the key into -- right right the little crystal fob thing. That's weird senator kind of in keeping with Aston Martin's -- has become -- -- that they really have used to be really cool road carts getting a little fussy but definitely an argument NASCAR. It. -- okay folks it's time to go -- and on the road. And we mentioned earlier in the show we have the the sister -- the brother. And sister of the cayenne hybrid from Porsche. Which is interest in the opposite story the -- is the best selling car imports as one of the RA is the least selling car in Volkswagen's lineup but this is the analogue. To the -- and hybrid today we're gonna go for -- would win and in 12011. Volkswagen tore rigs supercharged -- this. Our had a lot of -- suspected the most powerful. VW toward you can get right now. How powerful of it. That -- they combined system output from the electric motor and the gas engine. Is three -- -- eighty horsepower 420 pound feet of torque. I don't allow it to work out of the damage -- -- -- take that kind of power this thing moving like existed. Yeah well along with that hybrid system. But second -- the -- supercharged hybrid. And here Volkswagen which is also and -- a supercharged well. You know they have super chargers in their engines yeah -- -- words didn't go together in the same very. Supercharged hybrids are you have to do a double take -- that that phrase -- -- him. Because it's it's insane this -- they start up with a three liter direct injection three liter engine. And Audi BW -- a really good one and then they put -- super -- on it but they put a hybrid system on -- but this is also I get the feeling that this is kind of the the most luxury upside opportunity -- and its miles above Jeddah. It's also possible appointment -- it's that the most site currently 60000. But at the -- But we got their whole new navigation system in here. Didn't -- blessed that Korean and that's a hybrid -- vibrant. -- we've got the whole review. It's actually hard drive is the new system from Volkswagen. It's really quick the maps look pretty of their very graphic and that's again and actually show -- a program details -- the contours. Inland an -- It works pretty quickly we've also got full featured audio system -- obvious sources needed you -- imagine. We do straying as a hard drive in the in dash here that -- storm has begun. Yes I exit pretty cool. In addition to the -- -- it also looks like you can access most of infotainment systems right here from the instrument cluster is really big display. And some complex -- -- really complex easy to understand but. Complex and function controls here on the steering wheels and actually -- and a select audio sources here. And view all sorts of information break here without taking hands -- the -- -- -- some some interface that that they paid books I think I got from -- without good a lot of that really get that instrument cluster display. -- and ability to make phone calls and choose audio from that day into a cluster display. And -- did not even have them -- -- the -- -- and you're looking mostly directly ahead. So you're not looking down at -- screen over here. Huge improvement in the head unit -- car. Which we had -- in one Volkswagen before. Well lead Jenna had a version of that but it was actually flash drive based and have traffic on the nav system code and interest -- but -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- the full -- really enjoy it all there -- this has everything -- it was parents it was really -- like that system -- -- was a -- system. -- -- the big story here is affected it is a -- slot that's it's a high performance luxury hybrid. It's not a lean machine I -- now I mean it's that you know the fuel mileage is not battering people keep 120 point point a while that's not very good -- you know but in out. -- 5100. Pounds -- -- And it -- -- at a time it was almost three and also hit sixty in sixth six seconds. Six point two you know really for a -- think of an acceleration is the price yeah I think. And and the difference between the sport mode and the regular mood lightened -- night in day yeah I did a fast start. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And linger with -- and sport mode for the podcast and eleven made in the video with eight anatomy class that that's a lot of close the -- -- about it V6. Super charger electric. Motor all it wants -- work on top sort of -- -- amaze that so locating it's a fast car. Really gets up and goes -- 38425. Of the numbers on -- eight speed automatic it's all wheel drive the dollar for motion. Yeah I wonder how good idea off road capability -- -- I don't think you would be that incredible because. They've got to -- suspension he stopped for a the gap is there oh yeah there's this idea that VW medic here -- some drastic change to heighten our -- you -- can't do that anymore on a -- -- -- and so it just got the simple on and off -- settings which I imagine affect the active parental control little -- -- -- that's all that -- was yeah so you get a little bit of help there but not -- -- it's not really an off rotor you know with the -- -- -- doing some weird stuff off currently. An impressive. -- and -- -- needed capable. And I mean it's possible that these systems down a little Dayton's focused on the on the reason why I think to the lack of that air suspension really changes that you can't -- you lift yet and I think also the -- you got a program that probably can program anything on that not like -- but your program that that rather complicated drive train. But the motorists sandwiched in between the transmission and the engine. It's a longitudinal I don't. I don't know but of the torque converter and I don't think it does -- the motor serves that purpose -- three -- -- it needs to and all that complicated thing and on top of that today at a later programming and modes that make it be good off rotor I don't -- might be in about I didn't get the impression it was an off -- message to me. It's a high performance downtown hybrid SU went out when I'm driving at that I was we got -- torrential rains in San Francisco. And I was driving a piece of the north bay areas and there were some flooded areas and the roads and pretty deep water -- -- -- Small cars trying to avoid it -- that enzyme and cruised through the slow but in electric -- that -- interest in okay. Electric power driving through you know that if it's possible -- in a lighted up the -- -- shock. Find that it but I definitely plan they say that can actually forward almost when he into the water. Here's my concern. 20/20 four MPG. And 61. For -- -- base price -- -- well equipped. I got to look at the TBI which gets 1928. MPG. Costs thirteen thousand lasts. -- -- -- And it's slow it's -- to sixty in seven point nine verses six point two's and that's the big difference otherwise you goodies in a minute. The question is though how does it feel on the road -- Turbo diesels are great in real world driving though not obviously it's faster to sixty. But in those everyday sort of transitions and -- that -- scoot ahead and do this kind of thing. -- -- -- the look at the -- real seriously. Well enough money 60000 provokes I really -- can imagine who's gonna a lot of money yeah I wanna do it and drop out -- amount of money on that via. And its its its heart it's our competency what kind of market and are they looking what the -- there are no options but you're not tech options it's all in -- -- the -- -- as well equipped. If you get the -- that's probably a standard feature. But even if not you -- add that in for a few thousand dollars in a package of system package as that and everything else you want you're just you're still gonna save about ten grand. On that diesel I don't know I'm a little -- -- I didn't find this little -- didn't find it very much fun to drive unless you're really into it every day driving around town. It was really kind of I don't know and a weird -- easy -- keep going between. On dad but it's like an Infiniti hybrid we've had in yet where it'll set up -- at a moment's notice it at any -- yet for any reason to think and -- Jessie watched attack on -- yoga and down a billion Kennedy was smoother about restarting and blending gas power back in this guy I could really feel like. He'd get on it it would bought a little bit the computer -- they will she need the -- -- -- Feyerick and blended in there than wolves that you go. And unless -- really hammering this car it was really kind of -- I don't know I wasn't crazy about drive I'd actually hated driving -- it unless I got into it was really hammering knots and a pretty -- In general governor -- the city even. I took it home a couple of nights and -- density traffic it was okay I mean it's up to comfortable cabin relief that it's an that I thought that that was a big part of it that I normally minded yet when jump you know when -- accelerators that yet. That the engine was asleep dabbing the -- of the music sounds really from audio system and I'm enjoying that minute of but it. Nice looking graphics -- Aetna navigator and -- serving cruiser. -- And one is that the doors offering but I did. Of those in -- it -- We're going down a road. One way -- -- on the road that is powerful and there's a pre is coming anyway. We -- the -- to -- -- water rises out on this you know we've runs over the -- and almost -- -- don't -- -- almost. I think that's the guests at -- where we -- that review is that up and it is that video outlets it is okay I admit that the video review bigger waiting for you waiting. Cars dot cnet.com you can find that mandatory hybrid briefly up power train the same as the key and everything else rather and and the frame and the -- -- from the kind. But the whole all wheel drive and something else very -- -- suspension. They have started after on the -- -- of course and it just tries a little different kind of density of much as -- a two minute. Really cool giant sports car will be -- a key and I rebel leader secondly the parole -- -- -- it nearly made good. On a chance to see how it how it stacks that freshen up their -- okay there that's going on those -- going on now in the CNET car tech guy -- This -- so that's right -- Ruiz wrapped up the -- TSX sport wagon is fresh and so with the Suzuki -- -- sport SL less surprising amount of email you folks want to know where that. Review of video are so -- out. Promote your workers is if you want. In now we have the Chevy -- to -- -- next week for sure we'll have we'll be talking of the Chevy -- It's finally here in our garage and the Mazda CX seven -- white refrigerator looking but its exact similar drop off last time it's the same color and. And -- commitment that we of the smart electric before two -- it's -- rare bird. And the Acura TL super handling all wheel drive which we love last and we had -- last model year and the new BM WX three. Which is a heavily revised ex -- all that more coming up. -- to the -- garage anyway that's our show for this week for car tech live. 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