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.
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.
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.
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.
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.