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, the cars they drive, the places they go, and the weirdness that surrounds the industry at all times.

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Episodes

  • Episode 150: 2019 Mercedes-Benz A220 4MATIC, 2020 Cadillac XT6, Secret Car Movies

    December 15th, 2019  |  38 mins 51 secs
    a-class, a220, cadillac, car movies, mercedes-benz, movies, suv, xt6

    Benjamin samples the new entry-level 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class, while Sami spends time with the 2020 Cadillac XT6 luxury SUV. The pair also discuss car movies that aren't 'really' car movies.

  • Episode 149: 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque R -Dynamic, Volkswagen Bees, JETTA Sub-Brand, Hyundai Sonata N-Line, Aston Martin For Sale?

    December 8th, 2019  |  36 mins 4 secs
    aston martin, bees, evoque, hybrid, hyundai, jetta, land rover, n-line, range rover, sonata, suv, volkswagen, vw

    Benjamin and Sami each drive the 2020 Land Rover Ranger Rover Evoque and are befuddled by its mild hybrid system. The pair also discuss the latest news about the JETTA sub-brand, Volkswagen's I.Bees, the Hyundai Sonata N-Line, and whether Aston Martin might be about to find a new owner.

  • Episode 148: 2020 Porsche Taycan, 2020 Hyundai Venue, 2020 Acura MDX, Ford GT Book Review, Listener Questions

    December 1st, 2019  |  46 mins 41 secs
    acura, book review, cybertruck, ev, ferrari, ford, hyundai, mdx, porsche, suv, taycan, tesla, venue

    Sami drives the all-electric 2020 Porsche Taycan and has a lot to say about the future of the German sports car brand. He also samples the more affordable 2020 Hyundai Venue, which tries its best to Kicks its way into his heart. Benjamin is unimpressed by the 2020 Acura MDX, but has good things to say about his latest book review, which covers the Ford vs. Ferrari clash with the Ford GT40. Also, listener questions!

  • Episode 147: BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe Prototype, 2020 Hyundai Palisade vs. 2020 Kia Telluride, Listener Questions

    November 24th, 2019  |  33 mins 59 secs
    2 series, 2 series gran coupe, bmw, hyundai, kia, palisade, prototype, suv, telluride

    Sami drives a prototype version of the BMW 2 Series Gran Coupe, a vehicle that shares only its name with the mighty 2 Series two-door. Benjamin is blown away by his back-to-back experiences with the 2020 Hyundai Palisade and 2020 Kia Telluride SUVs. Plus, listener questions!

  • Episode 146: 2019 BMW M4 Cabriolet, 2020 BMW X6, Listener Questions Mustang Mach-E, VW ID3, Scion xB Update

    November 17th, 2019  |  49 mins 56 secs
    bmw, ev, ford mustang mach-e, id3, m4, m4 cabriolet, mach-e, mustang, scion, suv, volkswagen, vw, x6, xb

    Benjamin drives the 2019 BMW M4 Cabriolet, the last model year for this generation M car, and is surprised by his response to its turbocharged charms. Sami spends some time with the big butt on the 2020 BMW X6 and struggles to understand who the buyer for this SUV really is. Plus listener questions, Mustang Mach-E talk, Scion xB updates, and more.

  • Episode 145: 2020 Ford Bronco R, 2020 Aston Martin Vantage, Infiniti At 30, Electric Mustang SUV, Listener Questions, Guest Chad Kirchner

    November 10th, 2019  |  1 hr 3 mins
    aston martin, bronco, bronco r, electric mustang suv, ev, ford, infiniti, mustang, raptor, scion, suv, vantage, xb

    Guest Chad Kirchner has the scoop on the upcoming 2020 Ford Bronco R, Benjamin drives the 2020 Aston Martin Vantage, Sami talks about the Infiniti at 30 celebration he attended, and the group answer questions about the electric Ford Mustang SUV as well as ponder whether Benjamin should buy a Scion xB.

  • Episode 144: 2019 Tokyo Motor Show Special, Robot Talk, Toyota and Lexus Concepts

    November 3rd, 2019  |  46 mins 7 secs
    bots, car show, lexus, olympics, robots, tokyo motor show, toyota

    Sami is back from the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show and has so much to share about robots, artificial intelligence, and what it's like to be chased by a stainless steel assassin with incredible grip strength that 'just wants to get to know you.'

  • Episode 143: 2019 Porsche Cayenne, 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio vs. 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S

    October 27th, 2019  |  32 mins 2 secs
    alfa romeo, amg, cayenne, glc 63 s, glc-class, high performance, mercedes-amg, porsche, quadrifoglio, stelvio, suv

    Sami finds fault with the Porsche Cayenne compared to the current crop of luxury SUVs. Benjamin celebrates the glut of high performance people movers out there by stacking the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio up against the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, two very different ways to go much, much too fast in a sport-utility vehicle.

  • Episode 142: 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

    October 20th, 2019  |  45 mins 40 secs
    chrysler, fiesta st, ford, ford fiesta st, gle-class, hyundai, hyundai veloster n, mercedes-benz, mini, mini cooper s, minivan, pacifica, pacifica hybrid, suv, veloster n

    Benjamin drives the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, which offers minivan buyers a battery-powered alternative. Sami samples to front and back, and side-to-side action of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV. Plus, listener questions!

  • Episode 141: 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, 2019 Volkswagen T-Cross, Sami's Trip To Ireland

    October 13th, 2019  |  40 mins 36 secs
    charger, charger widebody, dodge, hellcat, ireland, sonoma raceway, srt, suv, t-cross, track drive, volkswagen, vw, widebody

    Benjamin travels to Sonoma Raceway to drive the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, while Sami heads to Ireland to sample the Volkswagen T-Cross, an SUV that's exclusively to Europe.

  • Episode 140: 2019 Subaru STI S209 Track Drive, 2019 Ford F-150 Platinum Diesel, Jeremy Renner's Social Network App

    October 6th, 2019  |  41 mins 33 secs
    diesel, f-150, ford, jeremy renner, pickup, race track, s209, sti, subaru, truck, wrx

    Benjamin heads to Palmer Motorsports Park to drive the limited edition 2019 Subaru STI S209 - the first full-STI car to be imported to America. Sami moves some furniture in the 2019 Ford F-150 Platinum Diesel. Also, the pair dive deep into Jeremy Renner's social network app.

  • Episode 139: 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI, 2019 Mini Cooper S

    September 29th, 2019  |  40 mins 3 secs
    cooper, cooper s, gli, golf gti, gti, jetta gli, mini, volkswagen jetta, vw

    Benjamin drives the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and is surprised by his reaction. Sami pilots the 2019 Mini Cooper S and discovers that the brand's plucky character is still alive and kicking.

  • Episode 138: Guest Chad Kirchner, 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Pack, Netflix Hyperdrive

    September 22nd, 2019  |  47 mins 48 secs
    chad kirchner, ecoboost, ford, hyperdrive, mustang

    Guest Chad Kirchner tries to convince Benjamin that the 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Pack is well worth driving. The trio then discuss the best show about competitive driving ever produced, Netflix's Hyperdrive.

  • Episode 137: 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata, 2020 Hyundai Palisade, RIP Benjamin's Datsun Motor

    September 15th, 2019  |  50 mins 26 secs
    contest, datsun, hyundai, mazda, miata, mx-5, palisade, porsche, roadster, suv

    Benjamin falls in love all over again with the 2019 Mazda MX-5 Miata's rev-happy engine, Sami slips under the 2020 Hyundai Palisade's luxury spell, and a certain Datsun motor gives up the ghost after four decades of exemplary service.

  • Episode 136: 2020 Subaru Legacy, 2019 BMW 750i xDrive

    September 8th, 2019  |  49 mins 32 secs
    7 series, 750i, bmw, legacy, subaru

    Sami samples the 2020 Subaru Legacy and wonders why an excellent sedan has to look so plain. Benjamin drives the 2019 BMW 750i xDrive and tries to figure out who's looking for a Titan rocket with decent handling chops.

  • Episode 135: 2019 Volkswagen Golf R, 2019 Subaru BRZ Raiu Edition, Listener Feedback, Porsche Contest

    September 1st, 2019  |  40 mins 30 secs
    brz, contest, cool khaki grey, golf, golf r, hot hatch, porsche, subaru, volkswagen

    Benjamin comes to the startling realization that the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R isn't a hot hatch at all, while Sami becomes obsessed with saying 'Cool Khaki Grey' after driving the 2019 Subaru BRZ Raiu Edition. All that plus a Porsche book giveaway contest!