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Computer geeks casually discussing everyday car topics.

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Computer geeks casually discussing everyday car topics.

iTunes Ratings

124 Ratings
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Everyone wants Season 2!

By Clancy412 - Sep 05 2013
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Great show, great hosts -nuff said. Please do a second season!

Oddly compelling

By ITM033 - May 13 2013
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Who knew three guys who aren't car journo types would be so entertaining to listen to?

iTunes Ratings

124 Ratings
Average Ratings
88
9
4
8
15

Everyone wants Season 2!

By Clancy412 - Sep 05 2013
Read more
Great show, great hosts -nuff said. Please do a second season!

Oddly compelling

By ITM033 - May 13 2013
Read more
Who knew three guys who aren't car journo types would be so entertaining to listen to?
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Neutral

Latest release on Nov 20, 2013

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 5 days ago

Rank #1: 5: Child Service Intervals

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In this episode:

  • Project cars.
  • The many problems with having multiple cars.
  • Marco's next-car decision.
  • Ogling a showroom's Audi R8 from behind its velvet rope.
  • Test-driving the BMW M5 back-to-back with a 550i xDrive.
  • The odd new BMW 3-series GT (F34) compared to the Honda Crosstour and the Audi A7.
  • Americans' incredible efforts to avoid buying minivans and wagons.
  • Battery lifetimes and disposal for hybrids and electric vehicles.
  • John Siracusa's review of the Tesla Model S after an extended test-ride.
  • A proposal to require electric vehicles to emit fake engine sounds at low speeds for pedestrian safety.

And a bonus "secret track" after the episode's official end at 1:31:40.

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Feb 14 2013

1hr 35mins

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Rank #2: 7: Leasing Puppies

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In this episode:

  • Three geeks try to define "hipster"
  • The stress of owning vs. leasing
  • The first scratch
  • Weirdest car repairs
  • Synthetic oil
  • Keeping fuel and repair records
  • Buying and selling cars privately

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Feb 28 2013

1hr 16mins

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Rank #3: 8: Three James Mays

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In this episode:

  • Top Gear presenter metaphors.
  • Back-in parking FU.
  • Why John likes Hondas so much.
  • Visibility and a lower-back-friendly seating position.
  • Our three most boring Ferrari stories.
  • Fond memories of ancient and less-ancient Volvos.
  • Designing for safety.
  • LED daytime running lights as tacky "eyeliner", our modern Altezza-like design fad.
  • Casey says "braaaands."
  • How Audi, BMW, and Mercedes compete.
  • Toyota and Scion.

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Mar 08 2013

1hr 20mins

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Rank #4: 6: Alternate!

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In this episode:

  • The safety of voice-recognition interfaces
  • Driving etiquette: turn signals, merging, tailgating
  • The hand-wave and the finger
  • Backing into parking spots
  • Driver prediction and accident avoidance
  • Our past traffic violations

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Feb 21 2013

1hr 18mins

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Rank #5: 4: If You See A Cursor, They Blew It

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In this episode:

  • Control interfaces for media and navigation systems, including BMW's iDrive knob (of course), touchscreens including the Tesla Model S's giant one, and Lexus' weird new "Remote Touch" control.
  • Balancing on-screen controls and dedicated buttons.
  • Our great (or horrible) future of dynamic, all-software dashboard dials.
  • Gambling with the "Premium Sedan" rental-car category.
  • Casey's newfound fame.
  • Personal value judgments.
  • FU on white cars in hot climates and DCT nitpicks.

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Feb 07 2013

1hr 6mins

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