May 29th, 2022 | 48 mins 32 secs
acura, bmw, datsun, ev, ix, mdx, type s
There's no pfaffing about this week, (okay, maybe just a bit of pfaff) as the duo share their thoughts on two "high-performance" SUVs. First up, Sami tests the 2023 BMW iX M60 out in Germany, and tells us everything we need to know about its powertrain, range and speedy characteristics, before getting distracted talking about all of its gimmicky tech features. Then Benjamin jumps in with the 2022 Acura MDX Type S, and wonders if its worthy of its nostalgia badging. Finally Ben shares an update on his Datsun racecar pain and how he plans to get it back to the track.
Episode 224: 2021 Mazda CX-9, 2021 Kia Telluride, 2021 Toyota Highlander, 1970 Maximum Muscle Book Review
May 16th, 2021 | 47 mins 17 secs
1970 maximum muscle, acura, book review, cx-9, highlander, kia, mazda, mdx, telluride, toyota
The 2021 Mazda CX-9 punches well above its weight, according to Benjamin, while Sami strives to pinpoint why the 2021 Toyota Highlander sells so well when much better rivals like the 2021 Kia Telluride are out there. The pair also discuss the book '1970 Maximum Muscle' which deals with the apex of the golden age of muscle cars.
May 9th, 2021 | 47 mins 31 secs
acura, civic, explorer, ford, honda, k5, kia, mdx, timberline
The 2022 Acura MDX is all new, and after Benjamin's turn behind the wheel he questions its place in the luxury SUV world. Sami quibbles with the 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line AWD's drivetrain. Plus: Explorer Timberline and next-generation Honda Civic news.
Episode 213: 2022 Acura MDX, 2021 Toyota Venza, Honda S2000 Book Review, First Car Questions Part II
February 28th, 2021 | 41 mins 58 secs
acura, book review, honda, hybrid, mdx, rav4 hybrid, s2000, toyota, venza
Sami is puzzled by Acura's unwillingness to bring it with the 2022 MDX redesign, while Benjamin experiences troubling winter woes with the 2021 Toyota Venza. The pair also review an excellent reference book on the Honda S2000 before answering a listener question about good, fun, and affordable first cars.
Episode 148: 2020 Porsche Taycan, 2020 Hyundai Venue, 2020 Acura MDX, Ford GT Book Review, Listener Questions
December 1st, 2019 | 46 mins 41 secs
acura, book review, cybertruck, ev, ferrari, ford, hyundai, mdx, porsche, suv, taycan, tesla, venue
Sami drives the all-electric 2020 Porsche Taycan and has a lot to say about the future of the German sports car brand. He also samples the more affordable 2020 Hyundai Venue, which tries its best to Kicks its way into his heart. Benjamin is unimpressed by the 2020 Acura MDX, but has good things to say about his latest book review, which covers the Ford vs. Ferrari clash with the Ford GT40. Also, listener questions!