By Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa
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Computer geeks casually discussing everyday car topics.
||Special: Please Lose Control of Your Car Now||Special guest _DavidSmith joins us as we recount our experience at the 2-day BMW M Performance Driving School.||11/20/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||12: Vomit Ruins Everything||Our BMW European Delivery experience, the M5, the autobahn, the Nürburgring, and German drivers.||4/11/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||11: Frankenstein Car Monster||Replacing expensive built-in options with Automatic, low expectations for built-in car software, Mini cars, and targeting young buyers.||3/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||10: Driving To Ohio||LaFerrari, hybrid supercars, modern car complexity, electric vehicles' future range, aspirational SUVs, and our dream cars.||3/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||9: Everyone Loves A Spoiler||What optional equipment should you get or avoid? Navigation, sunroofs, parking assistance, premium stereos, and more. Follow-up on octane myths and the 3-series GT.||3/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||8: Three James Mays||Top Gear metaphors, why John likes Hondas so much, visibility, seating ergonomics, boring Ferrari stories, ancient Volvos, and LED DRL eyeliner.||3/8/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||7: Leasing Puppies||Owning vs. leasing, weirdest car repairs, keeping maintenance records, private sales, synthetic oil, and that first scratch.||2/28/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||6: Alternate!||Voice-recognition interfaces, driving etiquette (turn signals, merging, tailgating), the hand-wave and the finger, backing into parking spots, driver prediction and accident avoidance, and our past traffic violations.||2/21/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||5: Child Service Intervals||Project cars, annoyances of having multiple cars, Marco's next car, crossovers, American avoidance of minivans and wagons, hybrid battery lifetimes, John Siracusa's Tesla Model S review, fake engine noises, and test-driving the BMW M5 vs. 550i xDrive back-to-back.||2/14/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||4: If You See A Cursor, They Blew It||Good and bad navigation controls, on-screen controls vs. buttons, trying to get a fun rental car, personal value judgments, white cars in hot climates, and Casey's fame.||2/7/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||3: A Bra Phase||Car bras, best new- and used-car values today, buying used to get better options, lease specials, the boring NSX, AWD vs. RWD in the snow, and some unlicensed FU.||1/31/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||2: Turbo Buttons||Driveways, affording expensive cars, Zipcar's BMWs, "Tiptronic" modes, DCTs, and the future of manual transmissions.||1/24/13||Free||View In iTunes|
||1: Big, Fat, and Bloated||White cars, body styling, dealer quality, weight, Audi A3, Toyota MR2, Nissan Maxima, and C7 Corvette.||1/17/13||Free||View In iTunes|
After 5 episodes, I'm giving up. I wanted to like this show. I'm interested in cars, and have enjoyed John and Marco's tech podcasts…but this podcast is more maddening than entertaining. The fixation on BMWs, the litany of first world problems (oh, the difficulties of having multiple cars!), and the stories of leasing $90,000 cars make this show hard to relate to or enjoy. John is the best thing on the podcast, but Marco dominates the show.
Not a car podcast, not a tech podcast, far afield for any of these guys. Not worth your time.
Not worth it
It's like listening to my mum talk about cars (and to labour the point that's not a good thing).
A lot of things wrong in the podcasts, maybe they should go back to what they know ?