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Dan, Rebecca and Sam discuss the cars they are driving each week and then dive into some of the big topics of the auto industry including the technology, trends and personalities.

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Dan, Rebecca and Sam discuss the cars they are driving each week and then dive into some of the big topics of the auto industry including the technology, trends and personalities.

iTunes Ratings

103 Ratings
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91
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This week in autonomous driving

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The best automotive podcast.

The Auto podcast you should know!

By one-user - Feb 17 2020
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Current, informative and entertaining - nothing else need be said.

iTunes Ratings

103 Ratings
Average Ratings
91
5
3
2
2

This week in autonomous driving

By jbeckr - Apr 20 2020
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The best automotive podcast.

The Auto podcast you should know!

By one-user - Feb 17 2020
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Current, informative and entertaining - nothing else need be said.
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Wheel Bearings

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Dan, Rebecca and Sam discuss the cars they are driving each week and then dive into some of the big topics of the auto industry including the technology, trends and personalities.

Rank #1: Ep 135 – Who’s Going To Buy All The EVs?

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The crew gathers for a mid-holiday recording with Sam in the 2020 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport. While it’s definitely gotten better with some recent updates, it is value challenged against the new Mazda CX-30. Meanwhile Rebecca has been in the Ram 1500 with the e-Torque Hemi and the Lexus LX570 and Dan is still in the… Read More »Ep 135 – Who’s Going To Buy All The EVs?

Dec 31 2019

1hr 51mins

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Rank #2: 144 – Press On Regardless

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As the lockdowns continue, our intrepid crew is still venturing out while staying isolated to bring you their impressions of the vehicles you might want to consider buying when this is all over. Rebecca spent time with the Jeep Gladiator in a seemingly deserted corner of Connecticut. Sam got Android Auto working in the Toyota… Read More »144 – Press On Regardless

Mar 30 2020

1hr 55mins

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Rank #3: Ep 134 – SUVs, Big, Little and Faux

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The whole crew is back with both Dan and Rebecca sampling the aging Acura MDX A-Spec. Dan also had the Honda CR-V Touring. Since our last team gathering, Rebecca and Sam both drove the Mazda CX-30 and declare it the best small crossover. Sam has also been driving the Volvo V60 T5 and the Hyundai Santa Fe. In the news, GM has launched the first of its new generation of full-size SUVs from Chevrolet and Cadillac declares the ICE age over as it plans to go electric with new model names.

Dec 27 2019

1hr 37mins

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Rank #4: 143 – Sheltering In Place But Still Driving

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To start, we ponder the near-term future. Then we get to cars, including the Hyundai Venue, Nissan Rogue Sport, BMW M340i, and the Ford pickup lineup from Ranger to Super Duty. For news, we talk about the 20201 Hyundai Elantra and follow up on GM EV day. We finish with some of your emails. If that seems like a long show, you're right. Just the thing for quarantine.

Mar 21 2020

1hr 59mins

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Rank #5: 141 – Corvettes In The Desert

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Rebecca gives first drive impressions of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. Sam has been driving the value-conscious 2020 Nissan Versa and the fuel-hungry Armada. Dan shares impressions of the Infiniti QX50. We wrap with a run through Consumer Reports 2020 Top 10 cars selections.

Feb 28 2020

1hr 9mins

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Rank #6: Ep 140 – Dependability, the Badger, and in-car exercise routines

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Since Rebecca and Sam skipped driving impressions on the last episode, there’s a lot of cars to talk about. Rebecca hit the road in her cousin’s 2008 Honda Odyssey with nearly 200,000 miles on the clock. Even after all those miles, this one is in great shape and proves that minivans are still a great… Read More »Ep 140 – Dependability, the Badger, and in-car exercise routines

Feb 14 2020

1hr 45mins

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The Interior and Tech of the Ford Bronco Family

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Sam speaks with Rob Gelardi, interior design manager of the 2021 Ford Bronco 2-door and 4-door and Scott Anderson, interior design manager of the 2021 Bronco Sport. The discussion then turns to the technology side with Bronco technology strategy chief Donna Bell. Sorry about the audio quality, we were outside and all wearing masks and trying to stay socially distanced.

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2021 Ford Bronco Aims for the Heart of Jeep

Aug 13 2020

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The True Successor To The F1

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This week it’s just Rebecca and Sam as Dan tries to finish some projects running behind schedule. Rebecca shares her experience with the Kia Seltos and explains why you should get keyless entry if you can. Meanwhile Sam has been driving the BMW X3 xDrive30e, aka the smaller plug-in hybrid SUV from Munich (via Spartanburg).

There was lots of news this week as Ford announced another changing of the guard as Jim Farley prepares to succeed Jim Hackett as CEO. Cadillac finally had the delayed public introduction of the Lyriq electric crossover, but it’s still going to be two years before you can buy one. Hyundai has decided to replace the current Ioniq with a whole sub-brand of Ioniq electric vehicles. Finally, Sam shares some history with his first exposure to the legendary McLaren F1 before our team discusses it’s true succcessor, the Gordon Murray Automotive T.50

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Rebecca’s review of the BMW X3 xDrive30e

Gordon Murray Automotive T.50

Hyundai Ioniq

Jim Farley gets another promotion

2023 Cadillac Lyriq

Aug 13 2020

1hr 15mins

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How To Expand The EV Market

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Rebecca is back from a little vacation where her scheduled ride got swapped out at the last minute. Instead of a minivan, she did a multi-hundred mile road trip with three girls in the Infiniti Q50 Red Sport 400. She also got to revel in the joy that is the Mercedes-AMG GLC 43 Coupe. Sam meanwhile took his turn in the 2020 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid with its solar roof before stepping into the new Toyota Highlander. Dan got to live the life of a man of the people in the latest Nissan Versa.

In the news this week, its all about electrification with the Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400 and its seven motors. Then we got word that GM is teaming up with EVGo to deploy 2,700 DC fast charging stations in urban and suburban locations and we discuss the logic behind the move. The show wraps up with listener emails addressing questions of towing, premium compact crossovers and what sedan to buy.

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Rebecca’s Infiniti Q50 road trip machine

Rebecca on the Mercedes-AMG GLC43

Dan’s review of the 2020 Nissan Versa SR

Ford Mustang Mach-E 1400

GM and EVGo to deploy another 2,700 DC fast chargers

Sam’s review of the Acura RDX

Cadillac XT4

Aug 06 2020

1hr 42mins

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Stash The Doors – Hit The Trails

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This week Rebecca discusses the benefits and perils of driving a plug-in hybrid with the BMW X3 xDrive30e and the benefits and challenges of the Fiat 500X. Sam revisits the Honda CR-V hybrid and its weird noises before coming full circle on BMW with the 840i coupe. Meanwhile Dan has moving stuff with Ford’s very pricey F-350 Super Duty Platinum.

In the news, Ford finally revealed the Bronco family with big off-roaders that are thoroughly modular and ready to take on the Jeep Wrangler’s stranglehold on the segment. There’s also the smaller Bronco Sport that may cause some confusion. Nissan also took the wraps off its next EV, the Ariya. The team wraps up with a rant on the Stellantis.

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2021 Ford Bronco

2021 Ford Bronco Sport

2022 Nissan Ariya

What is Stellantis

Sam’s 2020 BMW 840i review

Rebecca’s Honda CR-V Hybrid Review

Rebecca’s take on the BMW X3 PHEV

Jul 21 2020

1hr 36mins

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Live On Zoom #2 – Subscriptions All Around

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This episode is so nice, we had to edit it twice!

The team reconvened this week for another live Zoom session with some listeners. In the garage, Sam reiterates his love for traditional station wagons and why they are better than any SUV or crossover for most people as he discusses the Volvo V60 T8. Rebecca spent time with the refreshed 2020 Nissan Titan Pro-4X and the all-wheel-drive Toyota Prius. Meanwhile Dan was in the Toyota Tacoma TRD-Pro.

In the news, our crew discusses the announcement of a family of Ford Broncos, the upcoming Audi Q4 e-tron Sportback and the coming of subscriptions for features like heated seats.

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Ford Bronco Family

BMW Feature Subscriptions

Jul 14 2020

1hr 3mins

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There’s A New F-150 In Town

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Our intrepid trio reconvenes to talk about the all-new, cleverly updated Ford F-150. The lineup now includes a hybrid, on-board generator, and more thoughtful features than a Swiss Army knife. We talk about driving the Genesis G90, Hyundai Sonata Hybrid, Buick Encore GX, and Cadillac XT4. It wraps up with a couple listener questions, so listen and let us know what’s on your mind!

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Ford Active Drive Assist and OTA updates

2021 Ford F-150

Sam Interviews Ford CEO Jim Hackett

Casey Liss Sold his used BMW

Jul 01 2020

1hr 13mins

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From Miata to Aston Martin

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With Dan absent, Rebecca discusses back-to-back Aston Martin experiences with the Vantage and DB11. Sam again professes his disdain for anything that isn’t a Mazda Miata after driving the more powerful 2020 edition. In the news, Nissan launched a redesigned Rogue but forgot to put in a hybrid version. Speaking of hybrids, Lexus didn’t announce one for the revamped 2021 IS either, but given that they are a division of Toyota, an electrified model almost assuredly is coming.

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2021 Nissan Rogue

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Jun 26 2020

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Stupid Stocks and Plug-in Hybrids

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Rebecca is out hanging with a real-life friend for this episode so it’s just Dan and Sam. Sam has been driving the 2020 Hyundai Palisade while Dan got his first taste of Nissan’s variable compression 2.0-liter turbo four in the Infiniti QX50. In the news, we discuss the electric range and fuel efficiency of the new Ford Escape plug-in hybrid and compare it to the upcoming Toyota Rav4 Prime. Nikola Motors has some very interesting technology and a planned business model for hydrogen fuel cell long-haul trucks. The problem is Nikola has yet to deliver, has zero revenue and a ridiculous stock price. We wrap up with discussion of electric Lemons racing and listener questions.

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Ford Escape Plug-in Hybrid Range

Nikola Motors and its ridiculous stock price

Electric Lemons

Jun 17 2020

1hr 35mins

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More and More Hybrids

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We’ve got an extra packed edition this week with lots of cars and industry news. On the vehicle front we twice around the circle with the first round including the Nissan Altima Platinum VC-T for Sam, Chevy Silverado Trail Boss for Dan and Lexus GS350 for Rebecca. Round two is all hybrid all the time. Sam takes on the Camry Hybrid, Rebecca the new Honda CR-V Hybrid and Dan in the new Hyundai Sonata Hybrid.

In the news, Ford engineers did some software hacking to cook viruses out of police vehicles. With the Shelby GT350 hitting end of life at the end of the 2020 model year, the next special Mustang is a return of the Mach 1 as the quickest 5.0-liter pony yet. In the absence of auto shows and live events, Acura launched its new entry online with the reveal of the 2021 TLX and the revival of Type S branding. Finally, the crew discusses the firing of Andy Palmer as CEO of Aston Martin before responding to a couple of reader emails.

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2021 Acura TLX reveal

Ford bakes off coronavirus from police vehicles

Andy Palmer fired at Aston Martin

2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1

The trim in the 2021 Nissan Altima is decidedly unimpressive compared to the best in class like the new Hyundai Sonata or Mazda6

Jun 05 2020

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£500 Million To Learn That It’s Hard To Make Money Building Cars

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After an extended break, we’re hopefully back on a more regular schedule. In our absence, Sam has found his new favorite Jeep, the Gladiator Mojave and also spent a week with the Wrangler Ecodiesel. Rebecca got to drive the other Japanese accessible sports car, the Toyota 86 Hakone Edition resplendent in its green paint with gold wheels. Dan went electric this time with the latest Nissan Leaf Plus and came away convinced it’s the best Nissan car right now.

In the news, we discuss James Dyson spending £500 million to learn that it’s hard to build a car company. Hey James, next just give us a call. We’d happily tell you the same thing for a mere £5 million.

Toyota is still skeptical of battery electric vehicles, but it’s all in hybrids as it celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Prius coming to America. This week Toyota did an online debut of the 2021 Sienna minivan and Venza crossover, both of which come exclusively with hybrid powertrains.

Finally, Dan got a briefing from Fiat Chrysler on its new Uconnect 5 infotainment system built on Google’s Android Automotive operating system and launching this fall on the refreshed Pacifica minivan.

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2020 Jeep Gladiator Mojave Review

The failure of the Dyson EV

2021 Toyota Sienna

2021 Toyota Venza

2021 Toyota Prius 20th Anniversary Edition

May 25 2020

1hr 41mins

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What Happens Next?

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This week Rebecca has been self-isolating in the new Toyota Rav4 TRD Off-Road edition, Sam has been enjoying time in the Mazda CX-30 and Dan is going old school in the Lexus GX460. The team has a lively debate on the merits of letting Georgia teenagers skip the road test on the way to getting… Read More »What Happens Next?

May 19 2020

1hr 52mins

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Zoom-Zoom #1

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This week the crew took to Zoom for our first live show with our listeners. Dan has been driving the Hyundai Venue, Rebecca had the Lexus GS 350 and Sam had the new 2020 Hyundai Sonata. Thanks to everyone that joined in and we’ll be doing more of these live shows in the future.

Apr 23 2020

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Delivery Charges

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Technology let us down near the end of this episode, but we got in a good discussion of the 2020 Lexus UX250h Luxury, Hyundai Venue, Subaru Ascent and Toyota Highlander.
For news, we talked about manuals returning to MINI, the next generation RWD I-6 Mazda 6, and the new Genesis G80. We finish up with some commentary about destination charges and we managed to answer at least one question about how the industry is holding up during this crisis before our app decided it'd had enough.

Apr 19 2020

1hr 20mins

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145 – Preserving Your Ride

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Bentley brought the launch of the Flying Spur to Rebecca's doorstep. We also sample the 2020 GMC Acadia, Sam wrung every mile out of the 2020 Audi e-Tron, and Dan tried the completely charming 2020 Toyota Yaris XLE.
We talk Honda and GM partnering on EVs, Autocar's EV range tests, EV Mustangs, and then we take your questions.

Apr 10 2020

1hr 56mins

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144 – Press On Regardless

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As the lockdowns continue, our intrepid crew is still venturing out while staying isolated to bring you their impressions of the vehicles you might want to consider buying when this is all over. Rebecca spent time with the Jeep Gladiator in a seemingly deserted corner of Connecticut. Sam got Android Auto working in the Toyota… Read More »144 – Press On Regardless

Mar 30 2020

1hr 55mins

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143 – Sheltering In Place But Still Driving

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To start, we ponder the near-term future. Then we get to cars, including the Hyundai Venue, Nissan Rogue Sport, BMW M340i, and the Ford pickup lineup from Ranger to Super Duty. For news, we talk about the 20201 Hyundai Elantra and follow up on GM EV day. We finish with some of your emails. If that seems like a long show, you're right. Just the thing for quarantine.

Mar 21 2020

1hr 59mins

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142 – GM Gets Plugged In

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It's a splice-fest! First, Dan and Sam talk about driving the 2020 Infiniti Q50 Edition 30 and the Ford Ranger XLT. Some of the early impact of COVID-19 is pondered, and development mules like the Plymouth "Prangler" finish it up. For part 2, Sam and Rebecca review General Motors EV day, including a new battery design and previews of 12 upcoming electric vehicles.

Mar 09 2020

2hr 4mins

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141 – Corvettes In The Desert

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Rebecca gives first drive impressions of the 2020 Chevrolet Corvette. Sam has been driving the value-conscious 2020 Nissan Versa and the fuel-hungry Armada. Dan shares impressions of the Infiniti QX50. We wrap with a run through Consumer Reports 2020 Top 10 cars selections.

Feb 28 2020

1hr 9mins

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Ep 140 – Dependability, the Badger, and in-car exercise routines

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Since Rebecca and Sam skipped driving impressions on the last episode, there’s a lot of cars to talk about. Rebecca hit the road in her cousin’s 2008 Honda Odyssey with nearly 200,000 miles on the clock. Even after all those miles, this one is in great shape and proves that minivans are still a great… Read More »Ep 140 – Dependability, the Badger, and in-car exercise routines

Feb 14 2020

1hr 45mins

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Ep 139 – Live From LA and Chicago

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This week Rebecca and Sam record another in-person show in two parts. The show starts at the Delta lounge at LAX and finishes in the windy city for the biggest little auto show in America. Cadillac has taken the wraps off the 2021 Escalade which should be on track to remain the most popular full-size… Read More »Ep 139 – Live From LA and Chicago

Feb 07 2020

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iTunes Ratings

103 Ratings
Average Ratings
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3
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This week in autonomous driving

By jbeckr - Apr 20 2020
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The best automotive podcast.

The Auto podcast you should know!

By one-user - Feb 17 2020
Read more
Current, informative and entertaining - nothing else need be said.