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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  • Episode 190: 2020 Cadillac CT4-V, Nissan Z Proto

    September 20th, 2020  |  46 mins 4 secs
    cadillac, ct4-v, nissan, v series, z, z proto

    A dark and confusing journey down the black hole of Cadillac's car names starts with Benjamin's drive in the 2020 Cadillac CT4-V, which isn't a realy V, whatever that means. Sami then has a lot of questions about the Nissan Z Proto and what it means for the future of sports cars.

  • Episode 189: 2020 Kia Seltos, 2020 Chevrolet Traillazer, Automatic Climate Control, What's The Deal With Crossovers

    September 13th, 2020  |  45 mins 10 secs
    chevrolet, climate control, crossover, g70, genesis, kia, seltos, suv, trailblazer

    Is there any difference between any class of small SUV or crossover anymore? Benjamin and Sami have their minds blown by the infinite possibilities of the segment, and also drive the 2020 Kia Seltos and the 2020 Chevrolet Trailblazer, before getting lost in the magic of the AUTO button on modern climate control systems.

  • Episode 188: 2020 BMW X5 M Competition, Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept, 2021 Hyundai Kona, 2021 Hyundai Tucson, 2021 Mercedes-Benz S-Class, Listerner Questions

    September 6th, 2020  |  41 mins 20 secs
    alfa romeo, bmw, competition, grand cherokee, grand wagoneer, hyundai, jeep, kona, mercedes-benz, s-class, stelvio, trackhawk, tucson, x5 m

    Benjamin drives the 2020 BMW X5 M Competition, while Sami breaks down the latest launch news from Jeep (the Grand Wagoneer), Hyundai (the Tucson and the Kona), and Mercedes-Benz (the S-Class).

  • Episode 187: 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo vs. 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, 2020 Lexus GX 460, Kia Stinger, Bollinger, Audiobooks

    August 30th, 2020  |  45 mins 47 secs
    4x4, audiobooks, bollinger, glc 63, gx 460, kia, lexus, macan, mercedes-amg, off-road, porsche, suv

    Which performance SUV has more personality - the 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo or the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63? Sami spends the week with both and comes away with a definite answer. Benjamin is completely puzzled by who the 2020 Lexus GX 460 is built for. The pair also discuss automotive audiobooks and news from both Kia and Bollinger.

  • Episode 186: 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk, 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E, 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport, Hawks vs. Eagles

    August 23rd, 2020  |  43 mins 9 secs
    ev, ford, grand cherokee, jeep, mach-e, mustang, nissan, rogue sport, srt, suv, trackhawk

    Benjamin spends a week with the 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk and wonders if the Ford Mustang Mach-E GT is coming to eat its face, while Sami dives deep into what makes the 2020 Nissan Rogue Sport a surprisingly competitive small SUV. Things then get derailed due to a long hawks vs. eagles vs. falcons tangent.

  • Episode 185: 2020 Subaru BRZ tS, 2020 Cadillac CT5-V, Parts Bin Sports Cars

    August 16th, 2020  |  46 mins 42 secs
    bmw, brz, brz ts, cadillac, ct5-v, lexus, parts bin cars, pontiac, rc f, solstice, subaru, z3

    Benjamin drives the 2020 Subaru BRZ tS and falls in love all over again. Sami takes a turn in the 2020 Cadillac CT5-V and emerges more confused about the brand than ever. The pair also discuss the Z3, Solstice, and RC F parts bin sports cars.

  • Episode 184: 2020 Lincoln Aviator SUV, 2020 Nissan Kicks vs. 2020 Hyundai Venue, ZZ Top Book Review

    August 9th, 2020  |  45 mins 29 secs
    aviator, billy gibbons, book review, explorer, ford, hot rods, hyundai, kicks, lincoln, nissan, venue, zz top

    Is the Lincoln Aviator SUV distinctly different from its Ford Explorer Roots? Which small SUV does it better, the 2020 Nissan Kicks or the 2020 Hyundai Venue? And finally, why would you want to read a book about cars written by ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons?

  • Episode 183: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R, 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3L High Performance Package, LS Swapped Jeep Update

    August 2nd, 2020  |  43 mins 10 secs
    2.3l high performance package, amg gt, ecoboost, ford, grand wagoneer, gt r, jeep, ls swap, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, mustang, suv

    Sami is blown away by the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R, while Benjamin has reservations about the 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3L High Performance Package. Plus, an update about Benjamin's LS-swapped Jeep project.

  • Episode 182: 2020 Ford Explorer ST, 2020 Subaru Legacy XT, Nissan Z Book Review, Listener Questions

    July 26th, 2020  |  45 mins 28 secs
    book review, datsun, explorer, explorer st, ford, legacy, legacy xt, nissan, polestar, subaru, volvo

    Benjamin drives the 2020 Ford Explorer ST that Sami despises. Sami gets to sample the 2020 Subaru Legacy XT. The pair also review a book about the history of the Datsun/Nissan Z, and answer listener questions

  • Episode 181: 2020 BMW X7 M50i, 2020 Kia Forte 5 GT, 2021 Ford Bronco

    July 19th, 2020  |  42 mins 48 secs
    4x4, 7 series, bmw, bronco, ford, forte 5, kia, m50i, off-road, suv, x7

    Benjamin drivers the mightiest BMW X7 of all - the M50i - and resumes his lovefest with the German brand's largest SUV. Sami samples the 2020 Kia Forte 5 GT and wonders why we don't get more stealth hatchbacks. Finally, the pair are a week late with news about the 2021 Ford Bronco.

  • Episode 180: 2020 Ford Ranger, 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road vs. 2020 Subaru Forester, 2021 Ford F-150

    July 12th, 2020  |  42 mins 34 secs
    crossover, f-150, ford, forester, pickup, ranger, rav4, subaru, suv, toyota, trd off-road, truck

    Benjamin tries to live day-to-day with the 2020 Ford Ranger mid-size pickup, while Sami hops between the 2020 Toyota RAV4 TRD Off-Road and the 2020 Subaru Forester to see which is better at leaving the pavement. The pair then argue about the merits of the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150 full-size pickup.

  • 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.