November 28th, 2021 | 43 mins 46 secs
black badge, ghost, nissan, outback, rogue, rolls-royce, subaru, wilderness
It's a packed show this week with three all new cars to talk about. First Sami discusses his experience with the 2022 Rolls-Royce Ghost Black Badge, a car with a confusing yet effective identity, and the pair try to decide where 'living a different lifestyle at night' is merely code for 'super-posh murder-ride.' Next up it's Benjamin with the the 2022 Subaru Outback WILDerness, a quirky trim for a once-quirky crossover that is trying to regain that funky car mojo. Finally Sami reveals how worried he is that the new 2022 Nissan Rogue's now standard three cylinder turbocharged engine is misleading shoppers.
November 21st, 2021 | 42 mins 41 secs
2 series, 230i, bmw, dolphins, frontier, l.a. auto show, m240i, nissan
Benjamin and Sami have a full week of new car discussions, starting with the 2022 Nissan Frontier, a truckwhose platform has finally caught up with the new drivetrain it received nearly two years ago. The pair discuss whether the Frontier has any chance of competing in this segment, and why it has such insanely heavy steering.
Sami then jumps in to talk about the new 2022 BMW 2 Series Coupe, which has gotten larger, wider, and heavier in the name of more power and space. Sami ponders the fate of BMW enthusiasts everywhere, who used to expect a brand with a focus on performance over outright horseppower. Then it's time to talk about the new reveals from the 2022 LA Auto Show, along with their goofy names, weird press releases, and alleged 'dolphin-safe'-ness.
Episode 244: 2022 Mini Cooper John Cooper Works Convertible, 2022 Nissan Sentra vs. 2022 Toyota Corolla, 2022 Toyota Tundra Redesign
October 3rd, 2021 | 42 mins 53 secs
cooper, corolla, jcw, john cooper works, john cooper works convertible, mini, nissan, sentra, toyota, tundra
Benjamin's not done with warm weather as evidenced by his test drive in the 2022 Mini Cooper Convertible John Cooper Works, which is a mouthful of a name attached to a handful of performance goodies. Sami compares the 2022 Nissan Sentra and 2022 Toyota Corolla and somehow ends up talking more about the Elantra and Civic. Then it's time to share enthusiasm and concern for the redesigned 2022 Toyota Tundra.
May 30th, 2021 | 45 mins 41 secs
ev, gmc, leaf, nissan, polestar, terrain, volvo
Benjamin drives the fantastically fast 2021 Polestar 2 EV, while Sami travels back in time to the 2021 GMC Terrain SUV. The pair then ask the all-important question: would you lease a Nissan Leaf for 99 cents if it came with one really big catch?
April 25th, 2021 | 43 mins 54 secs
chevrolet, colorado, ford, kicks, nissan, off-road, ranger, tacoma, toyota, trd pro, tremor, zr2
Benjamin heads off-road in the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor pickup, while Sami falls in love all over again with the redesigned 2021 Nissan Kicks SUV.
March 14th, 2021 | 38 mins 5 secs
a-spec, acura, nissan, sentra, tlx
Sami is surprised by the 2021 Nissan Sentra compact while Benjamin is perplexed by the 2021 Acura TLX A-Spec.
Episode 210: 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line AWD, 2022 Nissan Frontier, 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor, Subaru's Flat-12 F1 Engine
February 7th, 2021 | 50 mins 6 secs
f-150, f1, flat-12, ford, formula 1, frontier, k5, kia, nissan, raptor, subaru
Benjamin drive's Kia's first all-wheel drive sedan, the 2021 Kia K5 GT-Line, and wonders why it doesn't get the top-shelf turbo engine. Sami gets excited about the (finally) re-designed 2022 Nissan Fronter, before talk of the also-new 2021 Ford F-150 Raptor causes a big argument about off-road driver assistance systems. Finally, the pair get weird with Subaru's forgotten flat-12 Formula 1 engine
Episode 202: 2021 Nissan Rogue, 2021 Audi E-Tron Sportback, Fast and Furious Hero Cars vs. Villain Cars
December 13th, 2020 | 50 mins 24 secs
audi, e-tron, fast and furious, movie cars, nissan, rogue, sportback, suv
Benjamin discovers that the 2021 Nissan Rogue is finally at the top of its small SUV class, while Sami learns how to deal with the 2021 Audi E-Tron's reduced battery range. The pair also decide whether the heroes or the villains had the best cars in each Fast and Furious movie.
November 29th, 2020 | 39 mins 23 secs
g80, genesis, gv80, nissan, pickup, pro-4x, titan
Sami samples the 2021 Genesis G80 and wonders where the GV80 magic went. Benjamin drives the 2020 Nissan Titan PRO-4X and tries to fit it into the incredibly competitive constellation of full-size pickups.
November 8th, 2020 | 48 mins 53 secs
civic, civic si, honda, nissan, rogue, si
Sami discovers that the completely redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue raises the bar on its predecessor, while Benjamin pours one out for the 2020 Honda Civic Si Coupe.