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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.