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 and the cars they drive.

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Episodes

  • Episode 127: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class, 2019 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 1

    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.

  • Episode 126: VW Autostadt Tour, 2019 Volkswagen Arteon, 2020 Kia Telluride

    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.

  • Episode 125: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class, 2019 Porsche Macan S, 2019 Toyota CH-R

    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 with the 2019 Toyota CH-R.

  • Episode 124: Guest Chad Kirchner, 2019 Ford Mustang GT350, 2019 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack 2

    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.

  • Episode 123: 2019 Hyundai Veloster N, What's Next For N Performance

    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.

  • Episode 121: 2020 Mercedes-Benz EQC EV, 2019 Lexus UX, Datsun Track Disasters

    May 19th, 2019  |  53 mins 16 secs
    280z, datsun, eqc, ev, lexus, mercedes-benz, norway, track car, ux

    Sami heads to Norway to drive the latest electric car from Mercedes-Benz, the EQC. Benjamin sticks closer to home and spends a week with the 2019 Lexus UX, and tries to figure out how to pronounce the name. The pair also discuss Benjamin's latest Datsun catastrophes on the race track.

  • Episode 120: 2020 Toyota Supra Track Drive, 2019 Cadillac XT5

    May 12th, 2019  |  54 mins 55 secs
    cadillac, supra, suv, toyota, xt5

    Sami gets a second turn behind the wheel of the 2020 Toyota Supra on a race track, while Benjamin discovers that the 2019 Cadillac XT5 SUV is more than plus-one over its XT4 sibling.

  • Episode 119: 2019 Genesis G70, 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback vs. 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback, No More VW Golf

    May 5th, 2019  |  39 mins 43 secs
    3 series, bmw, civic, corolla, g70, genesis, golf, honda, toyota, volkswagen

    Benjamin spends a week with the 2019 Genesis G70 immediately after seven days in the BMW 3 Series it seeks to usurp. Sami pits the 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback against the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback. The pair then discuss the impending death of the venerable Volkswagen Golf.

  • Episode 118: 2019 BMW 3 Series, 2019 Nisan Altima AWD vs. 2019 Honda Accord 1.5T, Jeep Grand Wagoneer Update

    April 28th, 2019  |  43 mins 52 secs
    3 series, 330i, accord, altima, bmw, classic truck, grand wagoneer, honda, jeep, nissan, suv, xdrive

    Benjamin drives the all-new 2019 BMW 3 Series for the first time, while Sami compares two family sedans: the 2019 Nissan Altima and the 2019 Honda Accord 1.5T. THe pair then discuss the latest updates on Benjamin's Jeep Grand Wagoneer ownership experience, as well as the underground audio cassette market.

  • Episode 117: 2019 BMW M850i, 2019 Cadillac XT4, New York Auto Show Lightning Round

    April 21st, 2019  |  51 mins 48 secs

    Benjamin unexpectedly falls in love with the 2019 BMW M850i. The pair then dissect what, exactly, went wrong with the 2019 Cadillac XT4, an SUV that fails to separate itself from the pack. Finally, Sami straps himself in for a lightning round on the best of the New York Auto Show.

  • Episode 116: 2020 Kia Soul EV, 2019 Nissan Kicks

    April 14th, 2019  |  33 mins 56 secs
    kia, kicks, korea, nissan, soul, soul ev, suv

    Sami's secret Seoul trip continues with the 2020 Kia Soul EV, while Benjamin finally gets some time with the surprisingly strong 2019 Nissa Kicks.

  • Episode 115: 2020 Hyundai Sonata, 2020 Land Rover Ranger Evoque

    April 7th, 2019  |  47 mins 15 secs
    evoque, hyundai, korea, land rover, range rover, sonata, suv

    Sami flys all the way to Seoul, South Korea, to drive the 2020 Hyundai Sonata while Benjamin heads to Athens, Greece, to try out the redesigned 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque SUV.

  • Episode 114: 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited X, 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550, Benjamin Buys A Jeep Grand Wagoneer

    March 31st, 2019  |  34 mins 31 secs
    g-class, g550, grand cherokee, grand wagoneer, jeep, mercedes-benz, srt, suv

    How cool is a the 'Poser-SRT' version of the Jeep Grand Cherokee? How realistic is it to lock all 3 diffs and go off-roading in the Mercedes-Benz G-Class? Why did Benjamin make the fateful decision to buy a classic Jeep Grand Wagoneer? These answers and more in this week's episode!

  • Episode 113: 2019 BMW X7, 2019 Mazda 3 AWD

    March 24th, 2019  |  44 mins 27 secs
    awd, bmw, mazda, mazda3, suv, x7

    Benjamin takes a long, long, long roadtrip in the 2019 BMW X7 SUV through the American South, while Sami tries out the all-wheel drive version of the 2019 Mazda 3.

  • Episode 112: 2019 BMW X2 M35i, Geneva Supercar Lightning Round

    March 17th, 2019  |  39 mins 46 secs
    aston martin, bmw, crossover, ferrari, geneva, hot hatch, koenigsegg, lamborghini, suv, x2

    Both Sami and Benjamin drive the 2019 BMW X2 M35i and realize it's not a crossover, but a hot hatch. Sami then puts Benjamin through the ringer with a lightning round about the supercars from Geneva auto show, and things get weirdly focused on how many clutches it takes to win Benjamin's heart.