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.
July 14th, 2018 | 45 mins 52 secs
audi, autonomous, autonomous car, bmw, goodwood, rs 5, rs5, suv, volvo, x1, xc40
The 2018 Audi RS5 is radically different from its predecessor, and after 1,000 miles behind the wheel Benjamin is ready to decide whether that's a good thing or a bad thing. Sami goes to bat for the 2018 Volvo XC40 against the strong-selling 2018 BMW X1 in a battle of the entry-level luxury SUVs, while the pair both make merry about what happens when an autonomous car drives itself head-first into a bale of hay at Goodwood.
Episode 79: 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, 2018 Mini Cooper, 2018 Mini Cooper Countryman All4 JCW, Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye
July 7th, 2018 | 41 mins 26 secs
aventador, challenger, cooper, countryman, dodge, hellcat, jcw, lamborghini, mini, redeye, srt
The Lamborghini episode! Sami drives the Aventador S roadster and falls completely in love, while Benjamin compares the smallest Mini - the Cooper - to the largest Mini - the Countryman All4 JCW. Will opposites attract? The pair also discuss the latest version of the Dodge Challenger, the Hellcat Redeye.
Episode 78: 2018 Dodge Durango SRT, 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST, 2018 GMC Sierra Denali, Bill Goldberg, Honda Asimo Retires
July 1st, 2018 | 35 mins 9 secs
asimo, bill goldberg, chevrolet, denali, dodge, durango, gmc, honda, rst, sierra, srt, tahoe
Benjamin and Sami both drive SRT's latest SUV monster - the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT - and Sami compares it to the less intriguing 'performance' edition of a direct competitor, the 2018 Chevrolet Tahoe RST. Also in this episode: the 2018 GMC Sierra Denali, Benjamin's unusual Bill Goldberg encounter, and pouring out a glass of motor oil for the retirement of the Honda Asimo robot.
June 23rd, 2018 | 52 mins 19 secs
ascent, audi, blazer, chevrolet, clio, clio v6, q8, renault, subaru
Benjamin travels to the Atacama desert in Chile to drive the 2019 Audi Q8, while Sami heads to Cape Breton to sample the 2019 Subaru Ascent. Benjamin also drives one of his heroes - the ultra-rare Renault Clio V6 - and the pair round things up by expressing their disillusionment with the brand new Chevrolet Blazer.
June 16th, 2018 | 45 mins 19 secs
6 series gt, 640i, applebees, bmw, ev, gran turismo, grand cherokee, hyundai, jeep, mission e, porsche, taycan
Benjamin and Sami marvel over the totally bizarre, yet surprisingly amazing 2018 BMW 640i Gran Turismo, while Sami also talks about the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Oh, and you can now order Applebees from your car.
June 9th, 2018 | 44 mins
canyon, diesel, gmc, kia, pickup, sorento, suv, trucks
Benjamin drives the 2018 GMC Canyon Diesel, while Sami tries out the 2019 Kia Sorento. We also answer listener questions about the Hyundai Veloster and the Kia Soul.
June 7th, 2018 | 19 mins 50 secs
bonus episode, es, lexus, luxury car
The embargo has lifted, and we can finally talk about the 2019 Lexus ES after driving it in Nashville, Tennessee. These are our thoughts on the luxury brand's all-new take on its best-selling sedan - and on whether it still has a place in today's changing premium market.
June 3rd, 2018 | 46 mins 16 secs
ch-r, crossover, fd, kia, mazda, rx-7, soul, suv, toyota
Sami compares two funky-looking crossovers - the 2018 Kia Soul and the 2018 Toyota CH-R - which then leads to talk about all the unusual SUVs out there that didn't make it. Benjamin discusses his time driving the FD-generation Mazda RX-7 from the Mazda Canada classic collection.
May 26th, 2018 | 42 mins 38 secs
Sami goes towing with the 2018 GMC Sierra Denali, while Benjamin drives a battery-powered Volvo (the S90 T8), and hauls stuff in the revised 2018 Ford F-150 to prove to Sami that his life consists almost exclusively of moving tires and wheels from one part of town to another. Also, Sami gets philosophical about top colors in the 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
May 21st, 2018 | 19 mins 19 secs
bonus episode, hot hatch, hyundai, turbo, veloster
Bonus Episode! Benjamin drives the all-new 2019 Hyundai Veloster Turbo - here's everything you need to know.
May 19th, 2018 | 45 mins 5 secs
a6, audi, c-class, c300, chevrolet, luxury, luxury car, mercedes-benz, pickup, silveraro, truck, turbo, wagon
Sami comes back from Portugal to talk about driving the all-new 2019 Audi A6 executive sedan, while Benjamin explains why the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 wagon renders luxury SUVs obsolete. Also, Chevy will sell you a turbocharged four-cylinder Silverado, and we've of course got some opinions on that.
May 12th, 2018 | 43 mins 57 secs
alfa romeo, bmw, eclipse cross, mitsubishi, stelvio, suv, x2
Sami explains why the Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross intrigues at first, but doesn't follow through in a crowded SUV market, while Benjamin talks about how surprised he was by both the 2018 BMW X2 and the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio. Spoiler alert: one good surprise and one bad surprise.
May 6th, 2018 | 44 mins 34 secs
abu dhabi, audi, bmw, discovery, ferrari, g70, genesis, land rovery, mercedes-benz, race track
Benjamin is blown away by the 2019 Genesis G70, Sami travels to the Middle East to drive the 2018 Land Rover Discovery SUV. Sami also sneaks in to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and, um, is not at all blown away.
April 28th, 2018 | 42 mins 33 secs
a-class, croatia, ford, lincoln, mercedes-benz, mustang, navigator, suv, trucks
Sami comes back from driving the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class in Croatia to talk about the luxury brand's latest foray into entry-level premium cars, while Benjamin spends a week with the completely redesigned 2018 Lincoln Navigator.SUV. Both are stunned by the news - released during the recording - that Ford has decided to stop making cars and go to an all-truck and SUV lineup (with the exception of the Mustang).
April 21st, 2018 | 56 mins 50 secs
armada, bears, mazda, mazda 6, news, nissan, turbo
Mazda finally goes turbo with the 2018 Mazda 6, and Benjamin heads to British Columbia to see just how much of a difference more power makes for the mid-size sedan. Sami and Benjamin also discuss the 2018 Nissan Armada full-size SUV, bear attacks, and a bunch of fun and weird news from this week in the auto industry.
Episode 67: 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE, 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2018 Subaru Outback, 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
April 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
1le, camaro, chevrolet, corvette, ev, jetta, leaf, nissan, outback, subaru, turbo, volkswagen, vw, zr1
Benjamin turns laps in the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE, and also gets some right-seat time with professional drivers Tommy Milner and Tony Kanaan in the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZR1. Sami extols the virtues of the 2018 Subaru Outback, while Benjamin wraps things up with his drive of the redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.