Episode 135: 2019 Volkswagen Golf R, 2019 Subaru BRZ Raiu Edition, Listener Feedback, Porsche Contest
September 1st, 2019 | 40 mins 30 secs
brz, contest, cool khaki grey, golf, golf r, hot hatch, porsche, subaru, volkswagen
Benjamin comes to the startling realization that the 2019 Volkswagen Golf R isn't a hot hatch at all, while Sami becomes obsessed with saying 'Cool Khaki Grey' after driving the 2019 Subaru BRZ Raiu Edition. All that plus a Porsche book giveaway contest!
July 7th, 2019 | 37 mins 4 secs
a6, audi, e-class, golf, gti, hot hatch, mercedes-benz, volkswagen, vw
Sami pits two 'executive sport sedans' against each other with his back-to-back test drives of the 2019 Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the 2019 Audi A6. Benjamin has his expectations confounded by the 2019 Volkswagen GTI Rabbit.
June 23rd, 2019 | 42 mins 27 secs
arteon, autostadt, germany, kia, korea, suv, telluride, volkswagen, vw
Benjamin visits the Volkswagen Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany, where he also drives the 2019 VW Arteon. Sami samples the all-new 2020 Kia Telluride SUV. Also, sleep deprivation.
Episode 119: 2019 Genesis G70, 2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback vs. 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback, No More VW Golf
May 5th, 2019 | 39 mins 43 secs
3 series, bmw, civic, corolla, g70, genesis, golf, honda, toyota, volkswagen
Benjamin spends a week with the 2019 Genesis G70 immediately after seven days in the BMW 3 Series it seeks to usurp. Sami pits the 2019 Toyota Corolla hatchback against the 2019 Honda Civic Hatchback. The pair then discuss the impending death of the venerable Volkswagen Golf.
Episode 98: 2019 VW Beetle, Puebla Mexico Factory Visit, 2019 VW Tiguan, Jeep Gladiator, Toyota TRD, Weird Animal Car Names
November 18th, 2018 | 48 mins 29 secs
beetle, earthsnake, gladiator, jeep, plant tour, suv, tiguan, toyota, trd, volkswagen
Benjamin visits the factory where the final 2019 Volkswagen Beetles are being built in Puebla, Mexico, on Day of the Dead, while Sami stabs the VW Tiguan SUV in the heart. The pair then muse on the Jeep Gladiator, TRD versions of unlikely Toyota cars, and their preferred weird animal names for brand new cars.
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 67: 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE, 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, 2018 Subaru Outback, 2019 Volkswagen Jetta
April 14th, 2018 | 1 hr 1 min
1le, camaro, chevrolet, corvette, ev, jetta, leaf, nissan, outback, subaru, turbo, volkswagen, vw, zr1
Benjamin turns laps in the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE, and also gets some right-seat time with professional drivers Tommy Milner and Tony Kanaan in the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro ZR1. Sami extols the virtues of the 2018 Subaru Outback, while Benjamin wraps things up with his drive of the redesigned 2019 Volkswagen Jetta.
April 7th, 2018 | 58 mins 47 secs
atlas, auto shows, electric car, ev, leaf, new york auto show, nissan, volkswagen
This week Benjamin and Sami discuss how disappointing the all-new Nissan Leaf EV turned out to be, as well as whether Volkswagen really needs to be building a three-row SUV like the Atlas. Sami also gives his hot takes from the New York Auto Show.
Episode 47: Lexus LC 500 - 500h Comparison, Compact Crossover Head-to-Head Shoot-Out, Silly Toyota Prius Prime
November 26th, 2017 | 47 mins 16 secs
chevrolet, cr-v, crossover, equinox, honda, lc, lc 500, lc 500h, lexus, nissan, prius, prius prime, rogue, suv, tiguan, toyota, volkswagen
Benjamin drives the Lexus LC 500 luxury grand touring car and its 500h hybrid sibling back-to-back, while Sami pits the VW Tiguan, the Honda CR-V, the Chevrolet Equinox, and the Nissan Rogue in a compact crossover battle royale, with surprising results. Finally, the pair get really silly talking about the Toyota Prius Prime.