Episode 134: 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, 2020 BMW M340i xDrive, Weird Movie Tie-In Cars, How Benjamin and Sami Got Started As Writers
August 25th, 2019 | 51 mins 35 secs
3 series, bmw, bullitt, ford, m340i, movie cars, mustang, steve mcqueen, writing
Sami flexes the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, then ponders the lack of other movie tie-in cars. Benjamin spends a week with the 2020 BMW M340i xDrive, a luxury sedan that's almost as quick as FoMoCo's muscle machine. The pair then answer a listener question about how they each got started as automotive writers.
August 18th, 2019 | 45 mins 3 secs
1le, camaro, camaro turbo, camero, chevrolet, colorado, ford, pickup, ranger, truck, zr2
Benjamin drives the road racing edition of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo - the 1LE - while Sami compares the 2019 Ford Ranger and 2019 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 mid-size pickup trucks.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
November 25th, 2018 | 1 hr 4 mins
diesel, ecodiesel, f-150, ford, frontier, morocco, navarra, nissan, off-road, patrol, pickups, ram, terra, titan, truck
Guest Chad Kirchner tells us all about driving exotic Nissan trucks like the Patrol, the Terra, and the Navarra in the desert in Morocco, and compares them to the Nissan Titan, which he also pounded sand with. The trio then discuss the 2018 Ford F-150 Diesel for a mega-truck episode.
October 28th, 2018 | 43 mins 24 secs
expedition, ford, lincoln, navigator, suv
Benjamin and Sami compare the 2019 Ford Expedition and the 2019 Lincoln Navigator - two platform-sharing SUVs aimed at very different customers.