September 19th, 2021 | 42 mins 47 secs
alfa romeo, bmw, c63, civic, giulia, honda, m3, m4, mercedes-amg, quadrifoglio
Benjamin fires up the gnarly sounding 2021 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio to tell a story of line-crossing performance and gorgeous styling. Sami tries out the new 2022 Honda Civic, an Accord-sized compact car that he says feels more refined... but kinda large.
Episode 235: 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S 4MATIC Wagon, 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander vs. 2021 Kia Sorento, Listener Questions
August 1st, 2021 | 44 mins 38 secs
e63 s wagon, kia, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, mitsubishi, outlander, sorento
Benjamin meets one of his heroes in the 2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 4MATIC wagon, but does it match the 2021 Audi RS6 Avant in terms of shock and awe? Sami compares the 2021 Mitsubishi Outlander versus the 2021 Kia Sorento and tries to decide whether compact or mid-size three-row SUVs make more sense. Plus, listener questions!
Episode 225: Guest Chad Kirchner, 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe, Learn EV, Ford F-150 Lightning EV Pickup
May 23rd, 2021 | 59 mins 52 secs
ev, ev pulse, f-150, ford, gle, gle 63 s coupe, lightning, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz
Friend of the podcast Chad Kirchner stops by to talk about his new Learn EV feature at EV Pulse before we get ridiculous with the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S Coupe and the Ford F-150 Lightning Electric Pickup.
Episode 187: 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo vs. 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63, 2020 Lexus GX 460, Kia Stinger, Bollinger, Audiobooks
August 30th, 2020 | 45 mins 47 secs
4x4, audiobooks, bollinger, glc 63, gx 460, kia, lexus, macan, mercedes-amg, off-road, porsche, suv
Which performance SUV has more personality - the 2020 Porsche Macan Turbo or the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63? Sami spends the week with both and comes away with a definite answer. Benjamin is completely puzzled by who the 2020 Lexus GX 460 is built for. The pair also discuss automotive audiobooks and news from both Kia and Bollinger.
Episode 183: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R, 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3L High Performance Package, LS Swapped Jeep Update
August 2nd, 2020 | 43 mins 10 secs
2.3l high performance package, amg gt, ecoboost, ford, grand wagoneer, gt r, jeep, ls swap, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, mustang, suv
Sami is blown away by the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT R, while Benjamin has reservations about the 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost 2.3L High Performance Package. Plus, an update about Benjamin's LS-swapped Jeep project.
Episode 143: 2019 Porsche Cayenne, 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio vs. 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S
October 27th, 2019 | 32 mins 2 secs
alfa romeo, amg, cayenne, glc 63 s, glc-class, high performance, mercedes-amg, porsche, quadrifoglio, stelvio, suv
Sami finds fault with the Porsche Cayenne compared to the current crop of luxury SUVs. Benjamin celebrates the glut of high performance people movers out there by stacking the 2019 Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio up against the 2019 Mercedes-AMG GLC 63 S, two very different ways to go much, much too fast in a sport-utility vehicle.
Episode 89: 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA45, 2018 Volvo XC40, Exploding Chevrolet Colorado Airbags, Death Of The Beetle
September 16th, 2018 | 53 mins 29 secs
airbags, beetle, chevrolet, cla-class, cla45, colorado, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, suv, volkswagen, volvo, vw, xc40
Death of the Beetle? Airbags blowing up in your Chevrolet Colorado on a basic off-road trail? Benjamin saying good things about the 2018 Mercedes-AMG CLA45? It's all here in this week's episode - with the extra bonus of Benjamin and Sami falling in love all over again with the 2018 Volvo XC40.
July 28th, 2018 | 44 mins 48 secs
280z, 718, boxster, c63, c63 s, datsun, gts, mercedes-amg, mercedes-benz, porsche, track car, track driving, z
Benjamin drives the 2019 Mercedes-AMG C63 S at the Bilster Berg race track and struggles with its new electronic nannies, while Sami revels in the fact that the 2018 Porsche 718 Boxster GTS has become a mini-supercar. Benjamin also explains why you should never ignore what your classic Datsun is trying to tell you, especially if it's trying to tell you by way of vibration.
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.
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.