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A casual car show from people who should know better than to do a car show.

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5: Child Service Intervals

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL2 at checkout for 10% off.

1hr 35mins

14 Feb 2013

Rank #1

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7: Leasing Puppies

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 Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL2 at checkout for 10% off.

1hr 16mins

28 Feb 2013

Rank #2

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8: Three James Mays

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL3 at checkout for 10% off.

1hr 20mins

8 Mar 2013

Rank #3

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4: If You See A Cursor, They Blew It

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL2 at checkout for 10% off.

1hr 6mins

7 Feb 2013

Rank #4

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3: A Bra Phase

In this episode: Car bras as screen protectors. FU on Blowoff valves vs. wastegates, boxer engines, and the SSSC. What car available today, new or used, is the best value for general ownership? Getting a good deal on higher trim levels and optional luxury features. Lease basics, and the potential value of lease specials. The boring old Acura NSX. All-wheel drive (AWD) and rear-wheel drive (RWD) in the snow. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL1 at checkout for 10% off. Once again, please rate us on iTunes if you like the show. If you don't like the show, please email Casey.


31 Jan 2013

Rank #5