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 46: Kia Stinger GT, Honda Fit vs. Kia Rio, Tesla Roadster Reality Check

    November 19th, 2017  |  51 mins 11 secs
    fit, honda, kia, rio, roadster, stinger, stinger gt, tesla

    Benjamin heads to Los Angeles to drive the all-new Kia Stinger GT, the first performance sedan from the Korean automaker, while Sami puts perennial hatchback favorite the Honda Fit up against the redesigned Kia Rio and comes away surprised with the results. The pair also address the Tesla Roadster announcement and how it serves primarily as a distraction from Tesla's manufacturing woes with the Model 3.

  • Episode 45: Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, Nissan 370Z, Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    November 12th, 2017  |  48 mins 17 secs
    370z, chevrolet, corvette, datsun, gle 63, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, nissan, sports cars, suv, z car

    Sami heads to Germany to drive the 500 horsepower 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 SUV and watch human beings build engines at Affalterbach, while Benjamin pilots a Nissan 370Z through snow and ice and waxes philosophic on the aging star's place in the sports car universe. The pair then try to figure who, exactly, the 750 horsepower Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is for, and whether it makes sense alongside the long-rumored mid-engine Corvette that is on the way to showrooms.

  • Episode 44: 2018 Hyundai Accent, Toyota Camry vs. Hyundai Sonata, Honda Civic Type R, Nissan Micra

    November 6th, 2017  |  49 mins
    accent, camry, civic type r, honda, hyundai, micra, nissan, sonata, suv, toyota

    Benjamin heads to Las Vegas to drive the all-new 2018 Hyundai Accent, while Sami pits the Toyota Camry and the Hyundai Sonata head-to-head in a battle of the family sedans that yields surprising results. Benjamin also spends time with both the Honda Civic Type R and the Nissan Micra on the wet, cold streets of Montreal.

  • Episode 43: Cadillac V Performance Academy, AMG Peformance Tour, Race Driving Schools

    October 28th, 2017  |  48 mins 14 secs

    Benjamin spends a week in the desert at the Cadillac V Performance Academy, while Sami heads to Vancouver Island to sample the AMG Peformance Tour. Both compare notes on these factory-backed race driving schools.

  • Episode 42: Volvo Polestar 1, Next-Generation Jeep Wrangler, Toyota Fine Comfort Ride, Smell Like A Mazda, 2018 Chevrolet Malibu

    October 21st, 2017  |  49 mins 36 secs
    chevrolet, jeep, malibu, mazda, polestar, toyota, volvo, wrangler

    We hit the auto news hard this week to talk about the Polestar 1 electric sport coupe from Volvo and all the leaked goodies about the next-generation Jeep Wrangler. We also question the decision to name a car the 'Fine Comfort Ride,' and debate who, exactly, wants to smell like a Mazda with the company's new fragrance. Wrapping things up is Benjamin talking about his time with the 2018 Chevrolet Malibu Redline and Malibu Hybrid.

  • Episode 41 - 2019 Audi A8, Mercedes-AMG E43, Cheap Sports Cars, Old Track Cars, Weird Shifters

    October 16th, 2017  |  59 mins 20 secs
    a8, audi, automatic transmission, datsun, e43, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, old cars, track driving

    Sami goes to Valencia, Spain, to drive the 2019 Audi A8, which insists on trying to drive itself, while Benjamin contemplates a week with the Mercedes-AMG E43, and all of the brand dilution that implies. The pair also discuss whether Honda is serious about actually building a sports car again, why weird transmission technology exists, and whether it's a good idea to drive a classic car on the race track.

  • Episode 40: Fiat 124 Spider Abarth, Porsche 911, Sports Car Personalities, Jamie Oliver's Land Rover

    October 9th, 2017  |  52 mins 28 secs
    124 spider, 911, abarth, automotive, cars, comedy, fiat, jamie oliver, land rover, porsche, sports cars

    Benjamin discovers that you can't build a sports car from a parts bin after spending a week with the disappointing Fiat 124 Spider Abarth, while Sami questions whether the Porsche 911 is simply too good at everything it does to trigger a passionate response from owners and drivers. The pair examine all the quirks and weirdness that give similarly-priced sports cars their unique personalities, and wrap things up with an incredulous discussion about Jamie Oliver's butter-churning Land Rover.

  • Episode 39: Ferrari GT4CLusso, McLaren MP4-12C, Dodge Challenger TA, Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet

    October 2nd, 2017  |  54 mins 19 secs
    automotive, c300, cars, challenger, comedy, dodge, ferrari, gt4clusso, mclaren, mercedes-benz, mpr4-12x

    Benjamin and Sami trade supercar stories after driving the Ferrari GT4CLusso and the McLaren MP4-12C. They also try to figure out how many versions of the Challenger Dodge could possibly build, discuss how different the Challenger T/A really is from its line-up mates, and listen to Sami wax exuberantly about the Mercedes-Benz C300 Cabriolet.

  • Episode 38: Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport, 2018 Lexus LS, Mercedes-Benz C-Class Wagon, Audi AI

    September 26th, 2017  |  55 mins 48 secs
    audi, automotive, car, cars, comedy, jaguar, lexus, mercedes-benz

    Benjamin drives the 2018 Jaguar F-Type 400 Sport, Sami offers first impressions on the completely-redesigned 2018 Lexus LS luxury sedan, and both talk about the unicorn-like Mercedes-Benz C-Class wagon before diving deeping to the world of Audi's scary empathetic artificial intelligence car that will know how you feel even before you feel it!

  • Episode 37: Mercedes-AMG GT, Frankfurt Auto Show, Mazda CX-3, Mercedes-AMG Project One

    September 18th, 2017  |  43 mins 57 secs
    cx-3, frankfurt, gt, gt r, lexus, ls, mazda, mercedes-amg, project one, track

    Benjamin talks about driving the 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R on the track at Bilster Berg in Germany, as well as his experience with the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar at the Frankfurt Auto Show. Sami discusses his strong feelings for the Mazda CX-3, and teases his drive of the redesigned Lexus LS.

  • Episode 36: Chad Kirchner, Audi R8 Spyder, Volvo V90, Civic Si Vs Elantra GT, Woodward Dream Cruise

    September 4th, 2017  |  1 hr 3 mins
    audi, automotive, cars, civic si, dream cruise, elantra gt, honda, hyundai, r8, v90, volvo, woodward

    Guest Chad Kirchner of the Future Motoring podcast joins us this week to discuss the Audi R8 Spyder, the Volvo V90, and the Woodward Dream Cruise. Sami and Chad also debate the finer points of comparing the Honda Civic Si to the Hyundai Elantra GT

  • Episode 35: Pebble Beach, Lamborghini Aventador, Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

    August 30th, 2017  |  53 mins 13 secs

    After a whirlwind August, Sami talks about attending Pebble Beach and Monterey Car Week, and driving the Lamborghini Aventador while Benjamin discusses his time on the race track behind the wheel of the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Also, bears.

  • Episode 34: 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, Roadkill Nights, Vipers, Porsche Sunglass Lawsuit

    August 15th, 2017  |  51 mins 46 secs

    Sami goes in-depth on the redesigned 2018 Subaru Crosstrek, while Benjamin drives a Dodge SRT Viper ACR to the Roadkill Nights street drags. The pair also talk about what happens when Porsche loses a huge class-action lawsuit and has to buy sunglasses for thousands of its owners.

  • Episode 33: Formula E, Genesis G90, Civic Type R vs. The World, Audi TTS

    August 6th, 2017  |  52 mins 54 secs

    This week Sami drives the Civic Type R on a race track versus 3 of the hottests compact performance cars on the market, while Benjamin samples the Genesis G90 and the Audi TTS. We also talk Formula E and Energizing Comfort - exciting!

  • Episode 32: Guest Brad Iger, Dodge Demon Madness, Durango SRT

    July 20th, 2017  |  1 hr 2 mins

    This week guest Brad Iger joins Benjamin and Sami to talk about driving the 840 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on the drag strip, and to muse on what other vehicles would be improved by the Demon's supercharged V8 engine.

  • Episode 31: Cadillac CTS-V, Toyota 86, Hidden Car Features

    July 14th, 2017  |  56 mins 11 secs

    This week Benjamin and Sami both drive brand-new versions of cars they happen to own - the Cadillac CTS-V and the Toyota 86 - and then spend way too much time talking about hidden car features both real, and imagined.