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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  • 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.

  • 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.