Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Cars, trucks, and a weird sense of humor.

About the show

Benjamin and Sami are two journalists who take a weekly look at the funnier side of the automotive industry and the cars they drive.

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Episodes

  • Episode 179: 2020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country, 2020 Cadillac XT4, Dodge Durango Hellcat, G-Wagen Buyer's Guide

    July 5th, 2020  |  40 mins 21 secs
    book review, buying guide, cadillac xt4, cross country, crossover, g-class, g-wagen, mercedes-benz, suv, t5, v60, veloce publishing, volvo, wagon

    Does it make sense to buy the 2020 Volvo V60 T5 Cross Country when you get more options with the standard V60 wagon instead? Benjamin spends a week with Volvo's faux-crossover to try and find the answer. Sami gets acquainted with the 2020 Cadillac XT4 SUV, and the pair also discuss the new Dodge Durango Hellcat before Benjamin reviews the latest buying guide from Veloce - this time for the Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen.

  • Episode 178: 2020 Ford F-250 Tremor, Ram TRX, Vaporware Electric Trucks

    June 28th, 2020  |  34 mins 8 secs
    electric truck, ev pickup, ev truck, f-250, ford, hd truck, off-road, pickup, power wagon, ram, tremor, truck, trx, vaporware

    Benjamin drives the enormous 2020 Ford F-250 Tremor off-road pickup, while Sami gets excited about the upcoming supercharged Ram TRX truck. Neither are impressed by the Lordstown Vaporware EV pickup announced this week.

  • Episode 177: 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel EcoDiesel, 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

    June 21st, 2020  |  40 mins 41 secs
    1500, 4s, 911, carrera, diesel, ecodiesel, pickup, porsche, ram, ram rebel, rebel, truck

    We're back driving cars! Benjamin road trips to the race track in a 2020 Ram 1500 Rebel EcoDiesel, while Sami gets fancy with a 2020 Porsche 911 Carrera 4S

  • Episode 176: Cars Of The Year That Kinda Sucked, Things To Do In Your Car That Aren't Driving

    June 14th, 2020  |  40 mins 38 secs
    alliance, amc, car of the year, chevrolet, citation, ford, mustang, renault, vega, x-body

    Benjamin and Sami look at past Car of the Year winners that don't make much sense from a modern perspective, before Sami extolls the virtue of doing non-driving things in your vehicle. No, not that thing.

  • Episode 175: Dodge Stealth, Mitsubishi 3000GT, Best Movie Mopars and Chevys, 2021 Acura TLX, Listener Feedback

    June 7th, 2020  |  36 mins 30 secs
    3000gt, acura, dodge, mitsubishi, movie cars, movie chevrolets, movie mopars, stealth, supercars, tlx

    The Dodge Stealth and Mitsubishi 3000GT were way ahead of their time, and Benjamin and Sami dive into how different these super sports cars were at the beginning of the 1990s. The pair then discuss their favorite movie Mopars and Chevrolets, before analyzing the upcoming 2021 Acura TLX.

  • Episode 174: Classic 4x4s That Deserve A Comeback, New Nissans For Everyone

    May 31st, 2020  |  52 mins 29 secs
    chad kirchner, classic 4x4, classic suv, classic trucks, nissan, old suv, sport-utility vehicle, z

    Guest Chad Kirchner joins to discuss 4x4 SUVs that deserve a second shot at glory, before pivoting to Nissan's big announcement about its revised vehicle line-up.

  • Episode 173: Fake Dyson Electric Car, 2021 Toyota Venza, 2021 Toyota Sienna Hybrid, Hertz Sells Cheap Z06s

    May 23rd, 2020  |  29 mins 19 secs
    chevrolet, corvette, dyson, electric suv, electric vehicle, ev, fake, hertz, hybrid, minivan, rental car, sienna, super suv, supercar, toyota, venza, z06

    Dyson lies about its fake 'super EV SUV, Toyota goes all-in on hybrid minivans with the redesigned Sienna, and Hertz has a deal for you on a used Z06, if you can get there before they go bankrupt.

  • Episode 172: The Death Of Sport Pickup Trucks, Concepts We Wish Had Been Built, Listener Updates

    May 17th, 2020  |  37 mins 26 secs
    concept cars, listener questions, off-road trucks, pickups, sport trucks

    Sport trucks were cool, so why did they die? Benjamin and Sami examine the shift to off-road and take a look at what's left for street performance pickup fans before talking about concepts they wish had been built, and the lackluster stuff we got instead.

  • Episode 171: Cars Designed By Musicians, Pierce Brosnan Fights With Aston Martin, Super Expensive Porsche Coffee Maker

    May 10th, 2020  |  33 mins 41 secs
    aston martin, cizeta-moroder v16t, coffeemaker, james bond, lincvolt, movie cars, neil young, pierce brosnan, porsche, rinspeed, singer, talbo, vanquish, will.i.am, yellow

    Why did musicians choose to build cars? Were any of them cool? Surprisingly, yes, and Benjamin and Sami run down the best rocker-turned-wrench models out there. The pair also discuss Pierce Brosnan's battle for a free Bond car, and Porsche's desire to sell you a coffee maker that costs more than a Nissan Micra.

  • Episode 170: Cars That Will Never Be Classics, Rolls-Royce Honey, Hyundai Designer Leaves, Listener Questions

    May 3rd, 2020  |  44 mins 31 secs
    bee pizza, bees, beezza, classic cars, design, genesis, honey, hyundai, rolls-royce

    Even cars that went out of their way to be cool, unique, or otherwise interesting have no guarantee at future classic status. Benjamin and Sami dissect 10 automobiles that will never be classics, before talking about Rolls-Royce honey, Hyundai's designer defection, and answering questions from listeners.

  • Episode 169: 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz, 10 Coolest Movie Trucks, Bigfoot

    April 26th, 2020  |  44 mins 23 secs
    automobiles, automotive podcast, bigfoot, bigfoot 7, bigfoot shuttle, car podcast, cars, hollywood trucks, hyundai, monster trucks, movie cars, movie pickups, movie trucks, podcast, road house, santa cruz, truck, truck podcast, trucks, twister

    Benjamin goes on a crazy tangent about Bigfoot while discussing the coolest movie trucks of all-time with Sami. Sami has zero interest in the monster truck phenomenon overall, but he does love his Hollywood trucks - and also the upcoming 2021 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup.

  • Episode 168: Cars That Found A Way To Fail, 2021 Mazda 6, 2021 Cadillac Blackwing

    April 19th, 2020  |  33 mins
    blackwing, cadillac, ct4, ct4-v, ct5, ct5-v, ct6, ct6-v, mazda, mazda 6

    History is full of cars that should have succeeded but found a way to fail. Benjamin and Sami look at 8 of the most puzzling this week, before talking about Mazda's bizarre move into the luxury world with the next-generation Mazda 6, and Cadillac's equally weird decision to build a Blackwing without a Blackwing.

  • Episode 167: Fake Fast And Furious Movies, Cars That Were Better The Second Time, 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Listener Questions

    April 12th, 2020  |  49 mins 13 secs
    car movies, fast and furious, grand cherokee, jeep, listener questions, sequel cars

    It might not happen all that often in Hollywood, but in the automotive world there are plenty of sequel cars that are better than the originals - and Benjamin and Sami have the full rundown on this week's episode. The pair follow up with a look at which Fast and Furious wannabe movies were the absolute worst at trying to ride the success of the blockbuster franchise, before answering listener questions and wrapping things up with a look at the upcoming, all-new 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

  • Episode 166: 2020 Jeep Cherokee, 2021 Hyundai Elantra, 2021 Genesis G80, Benjamin Rents A Viper

    April 5th, 2020  |  40 mins 50 secs
    cherokee, dodge, elantra, g80, genesis, hybrid, hyundai, jeep, memories, suv, viper

    Benjamin drives the 2020 Jeep Cherokee, while Sami keeps up to date with the launches of the 2021 Hyundai Elantra and the 2021 Genesis G80. Also, Benjamin shares his memories of the time he rented a sketchy Viper at a gas station.

  • Episode 165: 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, 2020 Hyundai Kona EV, 2020 Chevrolet Bolt EV

    March 29th, 2020  |  35 mins 46 secs
    4x4, bolt, chevrolet, electric vehicle, ev, gladiator, hyundai, jeep, kona, off-road, rubion, wrangler, wrangler rubicon

    Benjamin talks about why the 2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is infinitely better than its Gladiator cousin, while Sami compares two EVs - the Hyundai Kona and the Chevrolet Bolt - after spending a week driving them back-to-back.

  • Episode 164: 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road, 2020 Toyota Highlander

    March 22nd, 2020  |  36 mins 33 secs
    crossover, highlander, hybrid, rav4, suv, toyota, trd, trd off-road

    Benjamin dares to ask the question, 'does the world need a TRD Off-Road version of the 2020 Toyota RAV4?' Sami spends a week with the much more logical 2020 Toyota Highlander SUV.