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.
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!
Episode 134: 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, 2020 BMW M340i xDrive, Weird Movie Tie-In Cars, How Benjamin and Sami Got Started As Writers
August 25th, 2019 | 51 mins 35 secs
3 series, bmw, bullitt, ford, m340i, movie cars, mustang, steve mcqueen, writing
Sami flexes the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, then ponders the lack of other movie tie-in cars. Benjamin spends a week with the 2020 BMW M340i xDrive, a luxury sedan that's almost as quick as FoMoCo's muscle machine. The pair then answer a listener question about how they each got started as automotive writers.
August 18th, 2019 | 45 mins 3 secs
1le, camaro, camaro turbo, camero, chevrolet, colorado, ford, pickup, ranger, truck, zr2
Benjamin drives the road racing edition of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo - the 1LE - while Sami compares the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 mid-size pickup trucks.
Episode 132: Guest Chad Kirchner, 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, 2019 Jeep Gladiator
August 11th, 2019 | 1 hr 5 mins
chad kirchner, g-class, g550, gladiator, gt-r, jeep, mercedes-benz, nismo, nissan, pickup, suv, wrangler
Auto writer Chad Kirchner shares his experiences with the $212k 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO, Benjamin rolls like an oligarch in the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, and Sami scouts out new horizons in the 2019 Jeep Gladiator.
August 4th, 2019 | 44 mins 42 secs
bmw, corolla, elantra, hyunda, supra, toyota, z4
Benjamin drives the 2020 BMW Z4 M40i, otherwise known as the convertible Supra. Sami pits two compact sedans - the 2019 Toyota Corolla and the 2019 Hyundai Elantra - in a battle to the death. Well, not really.
July 28th, 2019 | 41 mins 42 secs
bmw, cabriolet, convertible, honda, m850i, off-road, passport, suv
Benjamin meets the drop-top version of his favorite BMW, the 2019 M850i Cabriolet, while Sami makes a case for off-roading in the 2019 Honda Passport.
July 21st, 2019 | 41 mins 18 secs
500x, costa rica, fiat, lexus, ls, rx, sc
Sami heads to Costa Rica where he's met with a full collection of classic Lexus cars as well as the refreshed 2020 Lexus RX. Benjamin is back from vacation with nightmarish tales of his time in a rental Fiat 500X.
July 7th, 2019 | 37 mins 4 secs
a6, audi, e-class, golf, gti, hot hatch, mercedes-benz, volkswagen, vw
Sami pits two 'executive sport sedans' against each other with his back-to-back test drives of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2019 Audi A6. Benjamin has his expectations confounded by the 2019 Volkswagen GTI Rabbit.
June 30th, 2019 | 44 mins 27 secs
ford, glc-class, mercedes-benz, mustang, performance pack 1, suv
Sami shows off front and back, and side-to-side in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class SUV, which can also tuck a wheel and roll over your buddy as a party trick (do not try this at home). Benjamin rounds out 360-degree Ford Mustang coverage with time behind the wheel of the GT Performance Pack 1.
June 23rd, 2019 | 42 mins 27 secs
arteon, autostadt, germany, kia, korea, suv, telluride, volkswagen, vw
Benjamin visits the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, where he also drives the 2019 VW Arteon. Sami samples the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride SUV. Also, sleep deprivation.
June 16th, 2019 | 39 mins 12 secs
ch-r, glc-class, macan s, mercedes-benz, porsche, suv, toyota
Sami spends time back-to-back in the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class and the 2019 Porsche Macan S luxury SUVs, while Benjamin has a disappointing experience wit hthe 2019 Toyota CH-R.
June 9th, 2019 | 51 mins 32 secs
chad kirchner, ford, gt350, gues, mustang, shelby
Guest Chad Kirchner comes on the show to talk about the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. Sami compares the track-focused pony car to his time in the half-track, half-street 2019 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 2.
June 2nd, 2019 | 39 mins 43 secs
civic type r, honda, hot hatch, hyundai, n performance, type r, veloster n
Benjamin drives the 2019 Hyundai Veloster N, and Sami tries to convince him that the Honda Civic Type R is the better hot hatch. Is this the end of their friendship?
Episode 122: 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class, 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Sky One-Touch Convertible, Weird Car Names Lightning Round
May 26th, 2019 | 52 mins 30 secs
cls-class, jeep, lightning round, mercedes-benz, sahara, sky one-touch, weird car names, wrangler
Sami drives the 2019 Mercedes-Benz CLS-Class and is puzzled by how much it's lost its design mojo. Benjamin samples the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Sky One-Touch to try and figure out whether this convertible compromise makes sense for open air off-roaders. Sami is then put to the test in the weird car names lightning round.