Episode 265: 2022 Volkswagen Taos, No More WRX STI, Acura Integra Sadness, This Or That Game Sami Edition
March 20th, 2022 | 40 mins 4 secs
acura, golf, integra, sti, subaru, taos, volkswagen, vw, wrx
Your (hopefully) favorite podcasting duo is back again this week talking all about (what else?) cars! First Benjamin describes his week in the subcompact 2022 Volkjswagen Taos, which is meant to fill a Golf-sized hole in the German automakers lineup. While it looks small, it actually seems to have a ton of space, and features pretty solid fuel economy, but how does it drive? Benjamin bares all (about the Taos, that is.)
Then the pair discuss all the latest automotive news, including sad-inducing info about the next generation Subaru WRX STI and Acura Integra, before Sami gets a taste of his own This-or-That medicine, Benjamin-style. Listen to it all right here, and don't forget to subscribe and contact us!
February 6th, 2022 | 50 mins 53 secs
ascent, golf, golf r, subaru, utes, volkswagen, vw
Benjamin isn't done with sporty compacts, as this week he gets hands-on with the redesigned 2022 Volkswagen Golf R. Despite more power and updated exterior styling, hear why he has some harsh words for VW and its enthusiast car. Sami chimes in with his thoughts on the Subaru Ascent, which was a successful re-entry into the world of three-row crossovers, but now feels a bit basic in some ways.
Finally, Sami and Benjamin get nostalgic thinking of all the 'utes we used to have, and how they all left us for more lucrative parts of the world. Listen, review, and reach out to us through our website UnnamedAutomotivePodcast.com
Episode 227: 2021 Kia Carnival, 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Listener Questions
June 6th, 2021 | 55 mins 53 secs
carnival, chrysler, golf, gti, kia, minivan, pacifica, volkswagen, vw
Does a luxury minivan make sense? What if it comes at a discount, like the 2021 Kia Carnival? Sami compares the newest entry in the people mover segment to the established 2021 Chrysler Pacifica, while Benjamin revisits an old favorite from Germany, the 2021 Volkswagen Golf GTI. Plus, listener questions and BMW press release fun.
Episode 149: 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque R -Dynamic, Volkswagen Bees, JETTA Sub-Brand, Hyundai Sonata N-Line, Aston Martin For Sale?
December 8th, 2019 | 36 mins 4 secs
aston martin, bees, evoque, hybrid, hyundai, jetta, land rover, n-line, range rover, sonata, suv, volkswagen, vw
Benjamin and Sami each drive the 2020 Land Rover Ranger Rover Evoque and are befuddled by its mild hybrid system. The pair also discuss the latest news about the JETTA sub-brand, Volkswagen's I.Bees, the Hyundai Sonata N-Line, and whether Aston Martin might be about to find a new owner.
Episode 146: 2019 BMW M4 Cabriolet, 2020 BMW X6, Listener Questions Mustang Mach-E, VW ID3, Scion xB Update
November 17th, 2019 | 49 mins 56 secs
bmw, ev, ford mustang mach-e, id3, m4, m4 cabriolet, mach-e, mustang, scion, suv, volkswagen, vw, x6, xb
Benjamin drives the 2019 BMW M4 Cabriolet, the last model year for this generation M car, and is surprised by his response to its turbocharged charms. Sami spends some time with the big butt on the 2020 BMW X6 and struggles to understand who the buyer for this SUV really is. Plus listener questions, Mustang Mach-E talk, Scion xB updates, and more.
Episode 141: 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, 2019 Volkswagen T-Cross, Sami's Trip To Ireland
October 13th, 2019 | 40 mins 36 secs
charger, charger widebody, dodge, hellcat, ireland, sonoma raceway, srt, suv, t-cross, track drive, volkswagen, vw, widebody
Benjamin travels to Sonoma Raceway to drive the 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody, while Sami heads to Ireland to sample the Volkswagen T-Cross, an SUV that's exclusively to Europe.
September 29th, 2019 | 40 mins 3 secs
cooper, cooper s, gli, golf gti, gti, jetta gli, mini, volkswagen jetta, vw
Benjamin drives the 2019 Volkswagen Jetta GLI and is surprised by his reaction. Sami pilots the 2019 Mini Cooper S and discovers that the brand's plucky character is still alive and kicking.
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 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.