Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Unnamed Automotive Podcast

Benjamin and Sami are two journalists who take a weekly look at the funnier side of the automotive industry and the cars they drive.

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December 10, 2023 50 mins
The mercury is dropping but the Unnamed Automotive Podcast is still blazing a trail through your ears with another great episode. Not only do our hosts ponder about how integral their friendship is to the show, they also bring up the 2023 Lexus RX 500h F Sport that Benjamin recently tested (and apparently Sami drove but didn't tell anyone about.) Always the popular choice for luxury crossover buyers this RX boasts a totally new pow...
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As Spotify Wrapped comes flying into your inboxes, the Unnamed Automotive Podcast can hold off no longer with this weeks episode. The "No Procastination Special" shows up with roughly 40 minutes of focused car-talk, all centering around two (or maybe three) vehicles. Hey, if you listen carefully you may find real consumer advice here... First up Benjamin has plenty to say about the 2023 Mercedes-Benz EQE 500 4Matic SUV. Despite its...
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Benjamin and Sami jump into action this week to discuss two polar opposites in the automotive industry. First up Benjamin tests the 2024 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD. This big bruiser of a pickup truck has a price that needs hauling, but is the equipment and experience worth it? Benjamin has plenty of stories from his time with the heavy duty truck as well as an important conclusion about these big ole pickups. Then Sami tests out ...
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This week, the guys ask: How many off road trims should a mid-size truck offer? Benjamin explores this concept with his review of the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado Trail Boss, which sits alongside the Z71 and ZR2 models as an off road oriented truck. However, the Trail Boss is surprisingly cheaper and pared down compared to those other models. Does that help or hurt it's chances in the market? Benjamin shares the full scoop! Then Sami gi...
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Weird cars come and go, but the Unnamed Automotive Podcast is here forever! Or at least until the end of interesting cars in general. Speaking of which, the guys have some curious cars to talk about this week, starting with Benjamin's take on the new 2023 Toyota Crown. A sedan/sportback mix with a hybrid powertrain, this vehicle seems to combine the best elements of the ultra successful Camry and RAV4. But is that really the outcom...
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No podcast has the hard hitting truth about ELECTRIC VEHICLES like the Unnamed Automotive Podcast! This week we hear what makes the 2023 Mazda MX-30 such a "disappointing effort" according to Sami, who spent plenty of time testing and driving the little Japanese EV and dealing with its range anxiety inducing design. What possible redeeming factors are there for this Mazda with limited availability? You'll have to hear the whole epi...
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Benjamin starts things off with the 2023 Dodge Challenger Swinger Last Call edition, which brings us the final iteration of a beloved muscle car. While we're very familiar with the Challenger, we can't help but wonder what is coming next for the credit, and what made the large coupe so special. Could the next generation recreate the magic find in this model? The guys wonder about the possibilities. Then Sami continues his run of f...
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New engines and different powertrains are on the menu today on the Unnamed Automotive Podcast. The show starts with Benjamin describing a long-wheelbase, full-size SUV, the 2023 Jeep Grand Wagoneer L. The bigger Grand Wagoneers introduce with a completely new engine, the 3.0-liter twin turbo six-cylinder "Hurricane." How does this new powertrain feel in the big SUV and can it take on such a huge vehicle? Benjain has all the answe...
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Are unpopular and sorta strange cars really actually good? That's the question this week's episode is pursuing as our hosts drive some weird and wonderful cars that have had a bad reputation in the past. First up Benjamin drives the 2023 Toyota Prius Prime, aka "the sexy Prius." With 44 miles of all electric range, the Prius Prime is no longer the geeky favourite of Leonardo DiCaprio, but a surprisingly good looking, functional car...
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First up Sami talks about the 2024 Volvo XC40 Recharge, which is now available in a more efficient, longer range, rear-wheel-drive model. Sami fills us in about all the changes for this years car along with what works and what doesn't (spoiler: its the infotainment system, it's ALWAYS the infotainment system.) Then Benjamin talks about the 2023 Honda Passport Elite, and how it fits in the grand scheme of things as a mid-sized off-r...
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First up Benjamin talks about the 2023 Genesis Electrified GV70, and whether the Korean automaker has successfully adapted an electric powertrain to a popular gas powered crossover. Along with its hidden charge port, Ben discusses how Genesis made this car a reality and why it stands out against other EV rivals. Then the guys talk about their own recent car buying experiences, and why they struggled to find the perfect fit for the...
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Typically you hear the Unnamed Automotive Podcast discuss the latest and greatest new cars, which are loaded to the brim with all the features you can think of. But this week, your hosts have their chance to drive some lesser equipped vehicles, which allow for some thorough testing. First up Sami talks about his time in the 2023 Mercedes Benz GLC 300, which has been updated to a level that should satisfy even the most skeptical Mer...
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The sun's out and it's hot, so of course it's a perfect time to hear the latest episode of the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, especially since we've got one of the few sub-$100k roadsters left on the market to discuss. To save you the trouble of guessing, we'll just say it's the drop top Toyota Supra, aka the 2023 BMW X4, which has been lightly refreshed ("kinda" according to Benjamin.) The Z4 has apparently gotten quicker thanks to t...
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The boys are back in podcast form to give you some hot takes like you've never heard! Following his stint in the 2023 Nissan Z Sami has a lot of feelings about the new Japanese sports car. While it lacks involvement from another automaker, Sami says the new Z packs a ton of power but has a few drawbacks that makes it struggle to stand out. The whole ordeal has the guys asking "what's going on over over at Nissan?" Then Benjamin get...
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Expectations can be a confounding thing. This week our hosts get to talk about when expectations go awry, starting with the 2024 Mazda CX-90, a large, premium three-row SUV that plays the role of flagship vehicle for the small Japanese brand. Benjamin discusses why the new car has such high hopes, and whether it meets those lofty goals through the use of a turbo-inline-six cylinder engine, a rear-wheel-drive platform and an all ne...
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What's good Unnamed Automotive Podcast listeners? We'll tell you what isn't: the two vehicles the guys are talking about this week. First up is the 2023 Toyota Sequoia, which Benjamin points out has some highs and lows, but mostly lows with a vehicle with a limited audience, even though it's been thoroughly redesigned. Packing three rows and a hybrid powertrain, the Sequoia has a small audience, and one that doesn't seem to be grow...
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First up, Benjamin drives the 2023 BMW M2, which leaves him with a far different impression from when he first heard about the performance oriented coupe. Bigger, faster, and just over $60,000, our host thinks the M2 is making some other performance cars completely irrelevant, despite some claiming that it's missing the original M2 ethos. Then Sami jumps in to complete his recent truck testing treasure trove by taking the smallest ...
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A new pony car has arrived on the scene just as all of its competitors are departing. Sami tells us all about his time in the 2024 Ford Mustang, starting with the EcoBoost model and its auto-only setup and then the real-deal GT with its 5.0-liter V8 engine. While that's enough for most, the Mustang seems loaded gimmicky features like drift brake, remote rev, line-lock and retro-themed digital dashes. Is it even trying at this point...
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Boring, uninspired, mediocre are words you wouldn't use to describe the Unnamed Automotive Podcast, but perhaps they're sprinked throughout this week's discussions as Benjamin dishes about his time with the 2023 Toyota bZ4X. Toyotas first mainstream all electic vehicle, the 'beezforks' (shout-out to Abigail Bassett) represents a whole new space for the Japanese automaker, but it seems like there are many things holding the car back...
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Don't say the guys at the helm of the Unnamed Automotive Podcast don't give you their all, as Benjamin records right through a storm to give you some fresh new content. First up Benjamin talks about the refreshed 2023 BMW M340i. The Bavarian automaker has a new strategy in mind for its future cars, and this 3 Series sees some interesting changes, especially in the cabin. As Benjamin goes on a long road trip, he experiences the high...
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