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, the cars they drive, the places they go, and the weirdness that surrounds the industry at all times.

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Episodes

  • 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.

  • Bonus Episode - Star Car Faceoff - X-Files Ford Taurus vs. Stranger Things Chevrolet K5 Blazer.

    March 13th, 2019  |  17 mins 20 secs
    aliens, blazer, chevrolet, ford, ghosts, k5 blazer, star car faceoff, stranger things, taurus, x-files

    This Star Car Faceoff Bonus Episode pits the Ford Taurus from The X-Files against the Chevy Blazer from Stranger Things. Spooky!

  • Episode 111: 2019 BMW X5, 2019 Jaguar I-Pace, Nissan Altima-TE On Trax

    March 10th, 2019  |  47 mins 11 secs
    altima, altima-te, bmw, ev, i-pace, jaguar, nissan, suv, trax, x5

    Benjamin and Sami both spend a week driving the redesigned BMW X5 and are impressed by its commitment to luxury. The pair also discuss the full-electric 2019 Jaguar I-Pace crossover as well as what happened when Benjamin drove an all-wheel drive Nissan Altima on trax through a winter wonderland.

  • Episode 110: 2020 McLaren 720S, 2019 Acura RDX, Lexus Sport Cup Ice Racing

    March 3rd, 2019  |  45 mins 38 secs
    720s, acura, ice racing, is300, lexus, mclaren, rdx, spider, suv

    Sami spends a little more time in McLaren land with the 2020 720S Spider, while Benjamin takes an 800 mile roadtrip in the 2019 Acura RDX - so he can spend the day ice racing in the Lexus Sport Cup. Did he survive the studs?

  • Episode 109: 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider, 2020 Kia Soul, 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

    February 24th, 2019  |  47 mins 42 secs
    600lt, jeep, kia, mclaren, rubicon, soul, suv, wrangler

    Sami drives the 2019 McLaren 600LT Spider on the track, while Benjamin pilots the boxy 2020 Kia Soul through snowy San Diego. The paor then compare notes after having driven both the 2-door and 4-door versions of the 2019 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon.

  • Episode 108: 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan, 2019 Infiniti QX50, 2019 BMW Z4, 2019 Subaru Forester Sport

    February 17th, 2019  |  57 mins 26 secs
    bmw, cullinan, forester, infiniti, qx50, rolls-royce, subaru, supra, suv, z4

    Sami drives the 2019 Rolls-Royce Cullinan, the first-ever SUV for the ultra-luxury brand, and a vehicle that absolutely infuriates Benjamin. The pair also discuss second thoughts on the 2019 Infiniti QX50, compare the 2019 BMW Z4 to the Toyota Supra, and reaffirm their passion for the 2019 Subaru Forester.

  • Episode 107: 2019 Dodge Charger SXT AWD V6, 2019 Honda Pilot

    February 10th, 2019  |  32 mins 56 secs
    blizzard, charger, dodge, honda, pilot, suv

    Sami drives a plain-Jane 2019 Dodge Charger SXT - you know, the one with AWD and a V6 - and tries to figure out whether it balances affordability with competitive tech. Benjamin spends a week with the 2019 Honda Pilot and is prepared to write it off as another anonymous 3-row SUV until THE BLIZZARD HAPPENS!

  • Episode 106: 2019 Mazda 3, 2019 Kia Stinger GT Turbo Four

    February 3rd, 2019  |  39 mins 7 secs
    kia, mazda, mazda3, stinger

    Benjamin travels to Los Angeles to drive the 2019 Mazda 3, and in the process learns a lot about the human pelvis. Sami spends time with the 2019 Kia Stinger turbo four-cylinder, and doesn't learn anything at all. Will opposites attract?

  • Bonus Episode - Star Car Faceoff - Scooby Doo Mystery Machine vs. TMNT Party Wagon vs. A-Team Van

    January 27th, 2019  |  23 mins 24 secs
    a-team, bonus episode, mystery machine, scooby doo, star car faceoff, teenage mutant ninja turtles, tmnt, van

    This week's Star Car Faceoff pits a trio of people movers - the Scooby Doo Mystery Machine, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Party Wagon, and the A-Team van - against each other in a fight to the death.

  • Episode 105: 2019 BMW M2 Competition, 2019 BMW X4 M40i, Detroit Auto Show Lightning Round

    January 20th, 2019  |  44 mins 53 secs
    bmw, ford, gt500, m2, m2 competition, mustang, supra, suv, toyota, x4

    Sami decides that the 2019 BMW M2 Competition is a worthy successor to last year's M2 - and perhaps the best M car money can buy. Benjamin has weird thoughts about the 2019 BMW X4 M40i, an SUV that feigns the M but is still incredibly quick in a straight line. The pair wrap things up with a lightning round from the Detroit Auto Show.

  • Bonus Episode - Star Car Faceoff: Batmobiles vs. James Bond Cars

    January 12th, 2019  |  34 mins 53 secs
    aston martin, batman, batmobile, db5, esprit, james bond, lotus, star car faceoff

    The first episode of our Star Car Faceoff series pits each of the Batmobiles vs. the best that the Bond cars have to offer. Who will win? Spoiler alert: we all win!

  • Episode 104: 2019 Hyunda Santa Fe Showdown, 2019 Ford Edge ST, 2019 Kia Forte

    January 6th, 2019  |  41 mins 17 secs
    comparison, edge, ford, forte, hyundai, kia, santa fe, st, suv

    Both Benjamin and Sami drive the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe SUV and put it head-to-head, with surprising results. Sami then bemoans the death of fun with the 2019 Ford Edge ST, while Benjamin gets a brief taste of the 2019 Kia Forte sedan.

  • Episode 103: 2019 Subaru Ascent, Cupholders, 2019 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, SRT Interview

    December 30th, 2018  |  45 mins 4 secs
    ascent, cupholders, grand cherokee, jeep, srt, subaru, suv, trackhawk

    Are you ready for a 15 minute tangent on cupholders? Great! Benjamin and Sami also give their Freaky Friday car-swap second takes on the 2019 Subaru Ascent and the 2019 Jeep Cherokee Trackhawk.

  • Episode 102: 2019 Ford Ranger, 2019 Nissan Maxima, 2019 Nissan Murano

    December 23rd, 2018  |  39 mins 11 secs
    ford, maxima, murano, nissan, pickup, ranger, truck

    Benjamins gets seat time in the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger mid-sizep pickup, while Sami explores the refreshed 2019 Nissan Maxima sedan and Murano SUV. Also, pretend-NISMOs and USB-C.