Wheels with Tom Blocker

WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
June 14, 2018 - 5:46 am
Wheels with Tom Blocker: Best selling motor vehicle ever - the 2 wheel Honda Super Cub. Honda is reintroducing it to the US market after being here in the '60's. Used in many countries. Will look very much the original. Used to rent them for $3 an hour. Toyota Corolla may be the most sold car. More...
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WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
May 22, 2018 - 6:35 am
Wheels with Tom Blocker: Turo is an airBNB for vehicles. Links people who want an exotic short term car rental, like a 3 day weekend. a porsche for a few hundred a day. There are companies that do this, this one is by individuals. Gas prices are creeping up as we approach summer travel.
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WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
May 01, 2018 - 7:52 am
Wheels with Tom Blocker: Tom talks with Bo about Ford - they announced they will no longer make sedans except the Mustang and one other car.
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WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
April 24, 2018 - 6:09 am
Wheels with Tom Blocker: Flex Wheels is being offered by a dealership where you can lease program where you can swap out cars from different makers. If consumers embrace it the service will grow. First quarter for vehicle sales is up 2% over last year. Trucks up to 68% of this year's sales. SUV...
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WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
April 17, 2018 - 8:08 am
Wheels with Tom Blocker: Volvo and Lincoln got involved along with BMW, working into a car subscription plan - you can swap a Volvo after 6 months at $600 month. Other plans offer one a month, or for a few thousand a month, swap a Porsche anytime. Many automakers are considering a program.
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WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
March 22, 2018 - 6:10 am
Wheels with Tom Blocker: Remembering your first car at age 16 - a coming of age event. Today, millennials are delaying getting their drivers license at 16 to 18. Data shows a huge decline in licenses for 16 to 18 year olds. Only 25% at age 16 have a licence as of 2016. Even at 20-24, only 75% had...
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WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
March 13, 2018 - 5:40 am
Wheels with Tom Blocker: Demand for smaller vehicles continues, though a market continues for the large vehicles - Ford Navigator was SUV of the year at the Auto Show; being sold at the high end model primarily. Expanding Kentucky plant to meet demand. Escalade outsold Navigator 4-1 last year.
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WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
March 06, 2018 - 6:05 am
Wheels with Tom Blocker: President has folks concerned of tariffs on steel and aluminum, an attempt to revive US production. Currently some vehicles are assembled here to avoid tariffs. Europe is a very different car market, vehicles we don't see in the US. People like their own countries car brand.
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WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
February 20, 2018 - 5:40 am
Wheels with Tom Blocker: Car thefts have been trending down, half of what it was 25 years ago. The new type of keys and integrated alarm systems are making a big difference. As a result, older models are being stolen more. Lost high tech keys expensive to replace. Stolen parts are now on the rise...
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WBT's Morning News w/ Bo Thompson
February 13, 2018 - 6:13 am
Wheels with Tom Blocker: The Tesla roadster is floating out towards Mars with a dummy astronot made headlines. Now the challenge is meeting the car production golas. Said 5,00 a week and they fell far short. Tesla Roadster will be 2 years before production. Issues getting the Model 3 up to...
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