Motor1.com Podcast Network

Motor1.com Podcast Network

The http://Motor1.com Podcast Network is your one stop for everything automotive. Listen to Rambling About Cars every Friday to get up to speed on the biggest car stories of the week. Or, reserve your table at the http://Motor1.com Test Car Happy Hour on Mondays, for reports on all the supercars, EVs, SUVs, and trucks we've been driving this week.

Episodes

February 5, 2024 86 mins
It's the last episode of Rambling About Cars at Motor1, but we aren't just fading away. Mazda has a "new" CX-70 that sure looks like a CX-90 without third-row seats. Lexus has a GR-infused concept hatchback that looks interesting. And we can't end three years of podcasts without a very special "cheap" car challenge. Join Bruce and Smith for the Rambling finale and get a preview of future plans for the rambling duo.

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Victoria Scott is our guest host this week. We'll check out the new Dodge Charger's fully unveiled exterior and the major upgrades to the Toyota GR Yaris. Victoria will tell us about her trips driving a Buick Roadmaster and Honda Beat. The cheap car challenge will be to spend $7,000 on an off-road capable vehicle preferably with a locking differential.
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CES is this week, and Honda has the biggest automotive news coming from the show. Its 0 Series concepts show the polarizing shape of the brand's future EVs. The VW GTI is a hot hatch icon, but you can't get it with a manual gearbox anymore. Plus, there's a bizarre crash scene with a Ford Mustang stuck in a wall. A bunch of Dodge Durango Last Call models are coming. Plus, let's check out a game called 280 ZZZAP.
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It's a new year and there's much to talk about, starting with everything we currently know about the next-generation Dodge Charger. We check out a Toyota Tundra with nearly a million miles on the odometer, dive into some interesting 2023 sales figures, have some fun with Stompers, and examine a quirky Suzuki going to the Tokyo Auto Salon.
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We're flying solo today with just one host. The show will probably be a short one. The topics will be Suzuki Jimnys dressed as rally cars, an abandoned Mercedes concept, and a widebody kit for a Lamborghini Countach.
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The 2024 Ford F-150 Raptor R receives a power upgrade. Plus, there's a report from South Korea that the Hyundai N Vision 74 concept is going into production. We're also going to check out some of the foreign cars you can import in 2024.
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Mercedes-AMG closes out the year with an 816-horsepower mic drop in the form of the SL63 S E Performance. Brad Hansen returns to the podcast with some epic Radwood stories celebrating cars of the 1980s and 1990s, and we have a special Radwood-themed cheap car challenge to honor his visit.
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The AMG version of the new Mercedes CLE is here! Ken Block's final Gymkhana video is fresh off the press and we'll take a look back at his previous escapades. Honda teased a wedge-shaped concept for CES, and speaking of vehicles with sharp lines, we will push past Tesla's spin machine to evaluate stats for the production-spec Cybertruck.
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Carl Pulley is our guest to discuss the new American Honda Collection Hall in California. He plans to stay with us for about a half hour. After that, we plan to discuss the updated Porsche Panamera and a short-wheelbase Toyota Land Cruiser. Plus, there's a cool video of a transparent engine.


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The 2025 Subaru Forester is the big debut this week. We're also checking out a Ford GT40 road car that the Porsche modifier Ruf restored. A Ford EcoBoost engine exploded in epic fashion. GM isn't doing Super Bowl ads this year. Plus, we have a cheap car challenge.
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The 2023 Los Angeles Auto Show is about to begin, and Toyota has already started the party with debuts for the new Camry and Crown Signia. We have another catastrophic engine failure to examine, a $51-million Ferrari to swoon over, and we embark on a special cheap car challenge to find a fun, inexpensive Camry.
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The updated Ram 1500 debuted this week, and the company revived the Ramcharger name for an EV with a range-extender. We also watch a Ford EcoBoost engine teardown. In Japan, there's a hangar full of Nissan GT-Rs waiting for export. Plus, we're doing a cheap car challenge.

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We were among the first news outlets to cover the fantastic time capsule Ford dealership discovered by the YouTube channel Auto Retro. This week, we are joined by Darren from the channel to discuss this special place and get the full story of how it came to be. 
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The Japan Mobility Show brought some exciting debuts. The revived Honda Prelude is chief among them. Plus, Mazda brought the Iconic SP, a rotary-aided electric sports car. The Subaru Sport Mobility is a modern take on the SVX. The Nissan Hyper Force might hint at the GT-R's future.
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We're turning Japanese this week with the debut of the refreshed Nissan Rogue SUV and our first sighting of a hotter Toyota Supra. We also preview the renamed Tokyo Motor Show, now called the Japan Mobility Show, but it's not entirely a Japanese episode. There's an abandoned Ford dealership in Germany that's frozen in time, still full of "new" vehicles from the 1980s and we check it out.
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It's a big news week. The BMW X2 and iX2  debuted as the German brand's latest compact crossovers. The Jaguar F-Type ZP Edition is the brand's farewell to combustion power. The Audi SQ8 is a stylish SUV. We also have spy shots of the Corvette ZR1. Plus, if there's time, we'll see what's coming to the Japan Mobility  Show.
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It's a mix of combustion, electric, and digital motoring this week, starting with the million-dollar Porsche 911 GT3 R rennsport. The Ford F-150 Lightning Flash is a new mid-pack trim, and we have details on the 2024 Honda Prologue electric SUV. In the gaming world, we've played Forza Motorsport which launches October 10 for PC and Xbox. Motor1 Editor-In-Chief Seyth Miersma joins to share his experience at Porsche Rennsport Re...
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There are two major SUV debuts this week. The Genesis GV80 Coupe is the brand's sleek, new offering. The Porche Cayenne S E-Hybrid is the new mid-tier offering in the lineup. The Subaru WRX TR is the new hotter model on the way, and there are new details available about the Aston Martin Valhalla. 
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We are truckin' with debuts for the first Ford Ranger plug-in hybrid and the return of the Nissan Hardbody. The new VW Tiguan SUV has arrived, and we check out a custom classic Mini with a big price tag. We close with a special cheap car challenge, picking inexpensive rides to take on a glorious autumn color tour.
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Motor1.com Editor-in-Chief Seyth Miersma and Managing Editor Jeff Perez discuss the Rolls-Royce Spectre, Mercedes-AMG EQE SUV & Mazda CX-90 Plug-In.
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