December 2nd, 2018 | 56 mins 3 secs
cargo vans, gle-class, kia, mercedes-benz, promaster, ram, stinger, suv
Sami drives the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class SUV, and Benjamin has a lot to say about it's super-weird suspension tricks. The pair also discuss the 2018 Kia Stinger with the turbocharged four-cylinder engine, which spent a week in Benjamin's care, before answering a reader request to tackle cargo vans.
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.
Episode 88: 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata vs. 2018 Mazda MX-5 Miata, Arctic Circle Mercedes-Sprinter Adventures, 2018 Honda Pilot, Volvo's Secret Autonomous Car Language, BMW Lightning Round
September 9th, 2018 | 59 mins 51 secs
alaska, arctic circle, bmw, honda, mazda, mazdaspeed, mercedes-benz, miata, mx-5, pilot, sprinter, volvo
Benjamin spends a week with the 2004 Mazdaspeed Miata and is surprised by how little fun the turbo adds to the MX-5 formula. Sami's experience with the revised 2018 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van reminds Benjamin of his adventure-filled mid-winter trip through Alaska to the Arctic Circle in a Sprinter, and the pair then debate the finer points of whether it's OK that the 2018 Honda Pilot is really just a fancier minivan. Finally, the two are dumbfounded by Volvo's attempt to teach us all a new language of flashing colors and swelling sounds to communicate with autonomous cars you can also sleep in, and Sami tries to stump Benjamin with a BMW lightning round.
Episode 85: AutoGuide's Jodi Lai, 2018 Mercedes-Benz S560 Cabriolet, 2018 Jeep Cherokee, 2019 Acura RDX vs. 2019 Infiniti QX50, EV Self Destruct Systems
August 19th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
acura, cherokee, convertible, crossover, ev, infiniti, jeep, mercedes-benz, qx50, rdx, s560, self-destruct, suv
AutoGuide chief Jodi Lai joins Sami and Benjamin to talk about the Mercedes-Benz S560 Cabriolet, the Jeep Cherokee, the Acura RDX vs. the Infiniti QX50, and a recent patent for an EV self-destruct system.
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.
May 19th, 2018 | 45 mins 5 secs
a6, audi, c-class, c300, chevrolet, luxury, luxury car, mercedes-benz, pickup, silveraro, truck, turbo, wagon
Sami comes back from Portugal to talk about driving the all-new 2019 Audi A6 executive sedan, while Benjamin explains why the 2018 Mercedes-Benz C300 wagon renders luxury SUVs obsolete. Also, Chevy will sell you a turbocharged four-cylinder Silverado, and we've of course got some opinions on that.
May 6th, 2018 | 44 mins 34 secs
abu dhabi, audi, bmw, discovery, ferrari, g70, genesis, land rovery, mercedes-benz, race track
Benjamin is blown away by the 2019 Genesis G70, Sami travels to the Middle East to drive the 2018 Land Rover Discovery SUV. Sami also sneaks in to Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and, um, is not at all blown away.
April 28th, 2018 | 42 mins 33 secs
a-class, croatia, ford, lincoln, mercedes-benz, mustang, navigator, suv, trucks
Sami comes back from driving the all-new 2019 Mercedes-Benz A-Class in Croatia to talk about the luxury brand's latest foray into entry-level premium cars, while Benjamin spends a week with the completely redesigned 2018 Lincoln Navigator.SUV. Both are stunned by the news - released during the recording - that Ford has decided to stop making cars and go to an all-truck and SUV lineup (with the exception of the Mustang).
December 4th, 2017 | 30 mins 29 secs
bmw, donuts, infiniti, la auto show, mazda, mercedes-benz, subaru, toyota
Benjamin and Sami record live from the floor of the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show as they walk from one vehicle debut to the next, commenting and analyzing the newest vehicle unveilings. Also, AMG Peformance Donuts and hot takes from the interior of a Mazda Miata race car!
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.