Archive for May, 2009

May 28th, 2009 Show

May 28, 2009

Sleepy show today, talked about Cash for clunkers, Obamas new fuel economy standards, the fact the the FTC is cracking down on Robo-warranty calls (which really tick me off; don’t buy warranties from people who cannot fix cars!). Had a great call from a customer who was wondering when to trade his car (we recommend 50k, or 80k (because that is when the banks will no longer finance the car) or just drive it till the wheels fall off). Clif commented that he enjoyed the “Greatest Spectacle in racing” with Danica Patrick taking third and the always dominant Penske Team winning the race (how may years in a row?).

Note to Danica; quit doing Big daddy advertising it’s degrading and borderline stupid…

If you are interested in the car Glenn was talking about (air compression driven) check out http://www.mdi.lu/english/airpod.php . Thanks for listening, you can always get a hold of us via www.horacenissan.com .

 

Hour 1

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Hour2

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May 21st, 2009 Show

May 26, 2009

Lots of discussion today about the new Obama administration’s fuel economy rules. CAFÉ (corporate average fuel economy) has to average 35 mpg by 2016 instead of 2020. Clif and Glenn intimated that this was going to change what people could buy. This mandate will force people into buying more fuel efficient cars whether they want to or not, and trucks (especially big ones) will get pretty scarce. Great call from Mark saying he did not like the idea at all. “It’s our money, we should (meaning the market should) decide what to build not the government.” Right or wrong that is what markets do”…Clif added that it is also the governments responsibility to provide for the greater good and he felt that not shipping 800 billion a year to countries that hate us might be a “greater good”.  Talked about the FTC filing suits on the hated “Your warranty has expired” robo-callers that scare everyone to death with telephone calls. Clif and Glenn took credit for motivating the FTC into forging ahead with the suits. “Its pretty clear that the FTC listens to Four Corners Car talk”. Stayed tuned and check out www.horacenissan.com if you are looking for a car.

 Hour 1

 

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 Hour 2

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May 14th 2009 Show

May 14, 2009

Fun show today, talked about an upcoming Corvette rally in Santa Fe put on by some very nice friends of Clifton Horace. The Old Santa Fe trail Corvette club is putting on “Summer in Hyde Park” which is a family orientated Corvette rally with a 1960’s theme. Check it out at  www.oldsantafetrailcorvettes.com  , don’t forget to register if you are going, the Boles want to make sure they have enough red and green chile for everyone. The first part of the show revolved around the stupid warranty robo calls that people are receiving on their phone. Clif and Glenn discussed various ways to stop them and why you should never buy a warranty over the phone (too many ways they can kink the contract). Buy a warranty from someone who can actually fix the car! (Like us at www.horacenissan.com  ). Help may be on the way because Chuck Schumer (Senator) got a robo call in the middle of a Senate Hearing! Pissed him off too. Some great callers, with a short discussion about the red light cameras and why the City of Farmington decided not to install them. Glenn is a communist and wants more taxes to police the streets. The last PSA was for the Sport Car Club Rally coming up this May 15-16-17 at the McGee Park (Sunray Casino) parking lot. Check it out at www.rgrscca.com  or www.scca.com  . Street racing is illegal but SCCA racing is not. It’s fun, fast, competitive and safe (up to a point) so come out this weekend and see what it’s all about. “Make it a great day”

Hour 1

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Hour 2

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May 7th, 2009 Show

May 7, 2009

Had fun today, talked about cash for clunkers, whoops it’s now Cash for Guzzlers… According to Auto Week;  “The measure, if approved by Congress and signed by President Barrack Obama, would lead to about 1 million new-vehicle purchases.

Customers would get a $3,500 voucher if they trade in a car that gets less than 18 mpg for a new car with mileage of at least 22 mpg. Vouchers of $4,500 would be awarded if the new car gets at least 10 mpg more than the old, the statement said.”   If you want to see if your car will qualify check www.fueleconomy.gov .

Our thoughts are we should buy every ex government owned squad car and presidential SUV and use them as trades for our customers. This program will really help all dealerships in the US… But at what cost? Is it really a good program (it stimulates the car business, helps the environment and global warming) when we have to borrow the money to pay for it?

We also talked about a new tonneau cover that is out; we cannot vouch for the quality but the idea looks good. You can check it out at www.icontechltd.com . Thanks for listening and enjoy the day.

 

Hour 1

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Hour 2

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