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52: Best of the 2017 LA Auto Show
Dec 9 • 12 min
On this brief episode of Future Motoring, we talk about some of the best debuts at the 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show.Sponsored By:Buckeye I.T. Services, LLC: Automated transcripts for this episode provided by Buckeye IT Services and their filtered…
51: This Week in Aston Martin
Nov 23 • 89 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we talk about the new Aston Martin Vantage. Since we talk about Aston Martin a lot, it seems like we should just change the show to This Week in Aston Martin. Chad likes that the car is different. Guest Christian Moe…
50: Dude, or Douchebag: Auto Show Outfits with Motorhead Mama
Nov 16 • 67 min
On today's episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back the MotorHead Mama to talk about auto show etiquette. She runs a "Dude or Douchebag" column on her site, so we thought we'd have a live version of that. What are "booth babes" and do they still exist?…
49: The Shanghai Surprise
Nov 9 • 48 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back Jill Ciminillo and Nicole Wakelin to talk about the drive of the 2018 Aston Martin DB11 V8. We all drove it at various times in California, but what did we all think? Is it better than the V12 for less…
48: We Review the 2018 Honda Accord
Oct 26 • 16 min
Nicole Wakelin of The Boston Globe joins us again to talk about the 2018 Honda Accord. How does it compare to the Toyota Camry? What about the other cars in the segment? Is it any good? We talk that and more on this episode of Future Motoring!Special…
47: TAWA Truck Rodeo with Pickup Truck +SUV Talk
Oct 19 • 34 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we do a joint episode with our friends over at Pickup Truck +SUV Talk. We talk about the 2017 Texas Auto Writers Association Texas Truck Rodeo that takes place at Longhorn River Ranch in Dripping Springs, Texas. Here…
46: Driving the Bugatti Chiron
Sep 21 • 41 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back Jake Stumph from Internet Brands to talk about what it's like driving a 1,5000 horsepower Bugatti Chiron. The Chiron is the fastest, most powerful, and most expensive production car on the face of the…
45: Highlights from IAA Cars 2017, a.k.a. the Frankfurt Motor Show
Sep 14 • 32 min
On this episode, we welcome back Christian Moe to discuss the IAA Cars 2017 show, which is to say we talked about the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show! Mercedes-AMG showed off a road-legal Formula 1 car that's nearly $3 million USD! Porsche told 911R speculators…
44: Life After the Dodge Challenger Demon
Sep 7 • 10 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we talk to Ben Lyon, brand manager for the Dodge Challenger, about the changes for the 2018 model year, plus life after the Dodge Demon. All of that and more on this episode of Future Motoring!Special Guest: Ben…
43: 2017 Woodward Dream Cruise
Aug 31 • 36 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, our friend Tim Esterdahl joins us again to talk about the Woodward Dream Cruise. It's his first time at the yearly event in Detroit. What'd he think about it? Also, what are some of the cool trucks he saw? We also,…
Hurricane Harvey Special Report
Aug 29 • 31 min
On this special episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back to the show RoShelle Salinas from the Houston Automotive Dealers Association, and Houston resident, about the hurricane, the damage, and how people are coming out to help. We also talk about a…
42: Bolt EV Update and the Carjojo Buying Service
Aug 24 • 42 min
On today's action packed episode of Future Motoring we talk to Kathy Beslic, advertising and marketing manager for Chevrolet Electric Vehicles about the Bolt EV and the latest happenings. How are sales going? Can you buy the car nationwide? Also, what…
41: Nissan’s EV Infrastructure Rollout
Aug 10 • 14 min
For the past nearly 4 years, Nissan has been quietly rolling out an expanded electric vehicle (EV) infrastructure network across the United States. In advance of the new Leaf announcement on September 5th, we sat down and talked to JeSean Hopkins from…
40: We Drive the Refreshed 2018 Infiniti Q50 in Nashville
Jul 27 • 21 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we force Christian Moe against his will to talk about the refreshed 2018 Infiniti Q50 in Nashville. We're actually in person, in the car, unlike most of our Skype interviews. How is the Direct Adaptive Steering? Does…
39: 2018 Hyundai Sonata and Elantra GT Driven
Jul 20 • 14 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we fly to southern California to experience the new 2018 Hyundai Sonata midsize sedan as well as the new 2018 Hyundai Elantra GT. Are these cars still great values? How is the technology? Are they fun to drive? We…
38: What Defines a Crossover?
Jul 6 • 71 min
On today's show, we attempt to define what a crossover is and what a SUV is. How are they different? Are there similarities? What about cars and trucks? Can a SUV also be a truck? Our friends Christian Moe and Jill Ciminillo attempt to figure it out. We…
37: What’s New (and not Embargoed) at FCA and Autocrossing the Ford Focus RS
Jun 29 • 20 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we head to Chelsea, Michigan to see what's new with Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) for 2018. While most of the event is under embargo, we talk about the widebody Dodge Challenger Hellcat, the Tungsten Ram package, and…
36: Heels & Wheels, 2018 Toyota Camry and the Future
Jun 22 • 47 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back to the show Nicole Wakelin and Eileen Falkenberg-Hull to talk about Heels and Wheels, an all-women event that included driving the beautiful Aston Martin DB11. Then, we get first drive impressions from…
Program Update for June 20th, 2017
Jun 20 • 0 min
Due to a change in Chad's personal schedule and the summer news cycle, lots of information is front-loaded at the beginning of the week making it more difficult to produce a quality podcast on Tuesday. Starting this week, the podcast is moving to…
35: 2018 Volvo XC60 Review in Spain
Jun 13 • 41 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back Harvey Briggs from Rides & Drives to talk about his first drive review of the 2018 Volvo XC60 in Barcelona, Spain. Is it just a smaller XC90? Is that a good thing? Does it deliver on what we expect from…
34: Diesel Lawsuits
Jun 6 • 36 min
We welcome back to the show Tim Esterdahl to talk about the most recent lawsuit facing General Motors and their Duramax diesel, plus FCA's ongoing issues with the EPA over their 3.0L EcoDiesel. What is different about the two suits? Why does each one…
33: Off-Roading with the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2
May 16 • 22 min
On today's show, Nicole Wakelin joins us once again to talk about her first drive impressions of the 2017 Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. What is DSSV? Who is Multimatic? Is it a good truck? All of those questions, and more, will be answered on this…
32: 2017 Nissan Rogue Sport First Drive Review
May 9 • 67 min
On today's episode of Future Motoring, it's all about the new Nissan Rogue Sport. We talk to Robin Moreo, a senior manager on the Rogue and Rogue Sport team about the car and the differences from the global Qashqai vehicle in which the Rogue Sport is…
31: Is the Dodge Demon Safe? Are Sports Cars Doomed? How Do I Protect My Car’s Paint?
May 2 • 80 min
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, we talk to Albert Helcberger from Block-A-Chip about XPEL Paint Protection Film and why his high-end clients choose it for their cars, and why you might want to consider something like it on your next car…
30: Girl in the Trunk
Apr 25 • 67 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we "do it live" with our special guests Jill Ciminillo and Tim Esterdahl. Before we get started, we have some followup from Nissan about last week's show and Rogue sales numbers. Then we talk about autonomous cars and…
29: Nissan Rogue Sport in Houston and the New York Auto Show Recap
Apr 18 • 42 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we talk to Nathan Sneddon from Nissan about the all-new Rogue Sport (which we'll be driving shortly) and who is the target customer for Rogue Sport? Will Rogue Sport sales cut into the Rogue sales? Or, are they two…
28: Dodge Challenger Demon After Dark
Apr 11 • 56 min
On this after dark, explicit tag special, we talk about the all-new Dodge Challenger SRT Demon that debuted in New York. Our roundtable includes friend-of-the-show Christian Moe and Shannon Robb. We talk power, performance, potential price, and if…
27: #FindNewRoads with Chevrolet
Apr 11 • 22 min
On today's show, we attend the #FindNewRoads tour with Chevrolet at the world famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. We talk about the 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 and Malibu Hybrid that was our transportation to and from the event. We also drive the…
26: Houston Auto Show Preview, 2018 Chevrolet Equinox First Impressions
Apr 4 • 85 min
On this episode of the podcast, we welcome RoShelle Salinas on. She's the Public Relations Director for the Houston Auto Show, and she's on to talk about everything happening at this year's Houston Auto Show — which starts tomorrow after the day this show…
25: Automotive “Fake News”, 2018 Toyota C-HR First Impressions
Mar 28 • 43 min
On today's episode of Future Motoring, we welcome back friend of the show Craig Fitzgerald, Editor-in-Chief of BestRide.com to talk about automotive "fake news" and the information surrounding the 2020 Ford Bronco. How do outlets cover something that…
24: Hyundai Ioniq First Impressions, Safety and the Volvo XC90, 2017 Hyundai Sonata Plug-In Review
Mar 21 • 44 min
On today's episode of Future Motoring, we talk about our drive of the Hyundai Ioniq hybrid and BEV in Raleigh, North Carolina. Does the company have what it takes to compete against the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Bolt EV / Volt plug-in? Then, we welcome…
23: 2017 Ford Super Duty Review, 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro Review, We Go to the Mint 400!
Mar 14 • 29 min
On today's show, we review the all-new, aluminum-body 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty with the 925 lb-ft of torque 6.7L Power Stroke diesel! We also head off-road with our review of the 2017 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro. Finally, we talk about the Mint 400 in Las…
22: 2017 Ford Raptor Review, 2017 GMC Sierra HD First Drive Review
Mar 7 • 45 min
We finally get a chance to spend a week in the 2017 Ford Raptor! Is it as good as the old truck? What about that EcoBoost V6? We answer all the tough questions and more in our drive and off-road review! Then, we talk to Tim Esterdahl about the 2017 GMC…
21: EVs and Super Fasts and Landaulets, Oh My!
Feb 28 • 42 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, Nolan Browning from The Ignition Blog and Internet Brands joins us to talk about EV adoption, the super fast Ferrari 812 Super Fast, and the Mercedes Maybach G650 Landualet. Apparently it's really difficult to build…
20: Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, Cars of Cuba, Shifting Lanes Pt. 3: Super Bowl Commercials
Feb 21 • 109 min
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, we talk to Bill Warner about the upcoming Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance, plus the famous movie cars that'll be there on display. Bill also wrote a book about the Cuban car culture, and we talk about what…
19: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit Review, Shifting Lanes Pt. 2: YouTubers and Bring-a-Trailer
Feb 17 • 62 min
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, we review the 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit. Is it a Range Rover with a Jeep badge? Also, we air part two of our multi-part segment with Chad, Hansen, and Gregson from Shifting Lanes, this time talking…
18: The Empire Strikes Back in Chicago
Feb 14 • 20 min
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, we talk about our time sleeping underneath the Death Star in McCormick Place during the 2017 Chicago Auto Show. We did survive, though the cars didn't come to life like Night at the Museum. Also, we replay…
17: 2017 Chicago Auto Show Recap
Feb 11 • 24 min
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, we talk about the 2017 Chicago Auto Show and hit the major reveals. Then, we talk to Jeep Compass Brand Manager Kim Japinga about the all-new Jeep Compass. Plus, we talk to Ryan Gillenwater from Ford about…
16: 2018 Ford Expedition Revealed, Shifting Lanes Pt. 1: The Grand Tour Recap
Feb 7 • 42 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we talk about the all-new 2018 Ford Expedition. It's aluminum and packed with technology. We have everything you need to know about the big SUV. Then, we air part one of a multi-part interview with Chad, Hansen, and…
15: 2017 BMW 5 Series Review
Feb 4 • 45 min
We talk to Harvey Briggs, industry veteran and Editor-in-Chief of Rides & Drives, about the new 2017 BMW 5 Series. It's packed with technology, including some autonomous tech, plus the owner can park it from outside the car. While all of that is…
14: 2017 Dodge Challenger GT First Drive
Jan 31 • 29 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, it's all about the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT. We fly to Portland, ME to drive on the snow-covered roads of New England and check out the handling in the snow at Club Motorsport in New Hampshire. While we're there, we…
13: Battling Winter with Meguiar’s and Prestone
Jan 26 • 58 min
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, it's all about taking care of your car in the winter with our panel of experts. First, we talk to Mike Pennington from Meguiar's. He gives us all sorts of winter car care tips from cleaning your wheels to…
12: Porsche-palooza
Jan 24 • 115 min
On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast, Jake Stumph and Matt Eugenio from Internet Brands joins us to talk about Porsche. We talk about the Nürburgring lap time set by the blisteringly-fast 991.2 GTS. We also talk about the upcoming Cayman GT4 and…
11: 2018 Ford Mustang, Kia Stinger
Jan 19 • 35 min
Welcome to the latest episode of Future Motoring. On this show, we talk to Sujeet Patel of Guys Gab about the 2018 Ford Mustang that debuted shortly after the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Is it sad? Is it angry? What about the…
10: 2020 Bronco News, EPA Probes FCA’s 3.0L EcoDiesel
Jan 17 • 26 min
We talk to The Truth About Cars's Mark Stevenson about the latest and greatest 2020 Bronco news and rumors. Will it be the enthusiast vehicle we're all hoping for, or is Ford going to give us a washed-over Everest? Signs are looking good towards the…
9: 2018 Ford F-150 In-Depth, NACTOY Winners, NAIAS Wrap-up
Jan 12 • 30 min
We talk to Brian Bell from the Ford F-150 team about the 2018 F-150, and whether you should upgrade if you just recently purchased a truck. We also talk about the winners of the North American Car, Truck, and SUV Of the Year. We recap the 2017 Detroit…
8: Truck Hate
Jan 10 • 42 min
On this episode of Future Motoring we ask recurring guest Tim Esterdahl of Pickup Truck Talk why he believes there's genuine pickup truck hate amongst some in the automotive journalist community. We ask him why he thinks that's the case in this…
2018 Toyota Camry - 2017 NAIAS
Jan 9 • 2 min
Toyota shows off the all-new, totally-redesigned 2018 Toyota Camry at the 2017 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It features all new styling, revised engine and transmission options, and the hybrid system is also new. Toyota promises…
2017 Nissan Rogue Sport - 2017 NAIAS
Jan 9 • 1 min
Nissan is finally revealing their smaller Rogue, the Rogue Sport, at the NAIAS in Detroit. Coming in slightly smaller than the current Rogue, it's a 5-passenger crossover designed for people who don't want or need the larger Rogue. Rogue is Nissan's…
2018 Ford F-150 - NAIAS 2017
Jan 8 • 3 min
Ford unveils a redesigned F-150 with new engines, including a base 3.3L V6, updated 2.7L and 5.0L engines, and an all-new Power Stroke 3.0L turbodiesel engine.Links:2018 Ford F-150 - Future Motoring
Ram Rebel “Black” - 2017 NAIAS
Jan 6 • 2 min
Ahead of the public showing at the 2017 North American International Auto Show, Ram Trucks is showing off their Ram Rebel "Black." As you'd expect, many components are black on this truck, including the wheels. An all-black Katzkin interior is also…
7: Ford’s EV Bombshell, Faraday Future, CES 2017
Jan 5 • 77 min
We talk to Chad Kennedy from Shifting Lanes about the big announcement Ford made about their EV commitment and their plans to scrub their plant expansion in Mexico in favor of more money for Michigan. A hybrid Mustang? Yup. Hybrid F-150? Yup? We hit all…
6: Lane Splitting in the U.S. and Chevrolet Bolt EV Goes on Sale
Jan 3 • 46 min
Happy New Year! On this episode of the Future Motoring podcast we talk to Jason Channell about lane splitting for motorcycles. Why is it legal in many parts of the world — including California — but not legal in the rest of the United States? Is it really…
Flash Cast: The Best Rides of 2016
Dec 29, 2016 • 97 min
We talk to Craig Fitzgerald and Nicole Wakelin of BestRide (http://www.bestride.com) about their top picks for 2016 in all the automotive segments. Craig also attempts to explain why he picked the Mitsubishi Mirage, but is forgiven when he picks a…
5: 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Review, 2017 Subaru Impreza First Impressions, Tesla Model X
Dec 27, 2016 • 54 min
On this episode of Future Motoring, we review the 2016 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid. Then the Motorhead Mama, Amelia Dalgaard, joins us to talk about her first drive impressions of the 2017 Subaru Impreza. There's a surprising amount of safety technology in the new…
4: Hunting and Outdoors, All-Wheel Drive Challengers, 2016 Toyota Prius Review
Dec 20, 2016 • 40 min
We sit down with Will Jenkins from The Will to Hunt to talk about mid-size pickup trucks, hunting and the outdoors, and all-wheel drive, including the new Dodge Challenger GT. Do you need all-wheel drive in the winter in Wisconsin? We talk about all of…
Flash Cast: Chrysler Delivers Self-Driving Pacifica Hybrids to Waymo
Dec 19, 2016 • 6 min
Google recently spun off their autonomous vehicle division to a separate company called Waymo. That company has now purchased, and received, 100 Chrysler Pacific Hybrid minivans for the project. We talk to FCA's Berj Alexanian about the details and go…
Flash Cast: Tim Esterdahl with 2017 Raptor Impressions and How Nissan Can Sell More Trucks
Dec 12, 2016 • 64 min
On this flash cast, we talk to Tim Esterdahl about the 2017 Ford Raptor and his driving review from an event he recently attended. Is it the most badass pickup truck currently on sale? Then we talk about the Nissan Titan, currently 11th out of 11 truck…
3: The Star Wars Episode
Dec 9, 2016 • 53 min
We're all about Star Wars this week in honor of the theatrical release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story! First, we'll talk to Nissan's Jeremy Meadows, Senior Manager of Marketing Strategy and Partnership Program Manager for Rogue One: A Star Wars Story…
Flash Cast: 2017 IIHS Top Safety Picks
Dec 8, 2016 • 10 min
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, also known as the IIHS, just released their 2017 Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick+ recipients. We go through the list of all recipients and talk about which makes a vehicle a Top Safety Pick.Links:82 winners…
2: Alfa Romeo Giulia, Volkswagen Diesel Buyback, Mid-Engine Corvette
Dec 6, 2016 • 68 min
We talk about the new Ford Fiesta, Donald Trump's saving of some 1,000 Carrier jobs in Indiana and how that will impact the automotive industry, and some special edition Jeep Wranglers with Nicole Wakelin. Nicole also talks about her first drive in the…
Recall Alert: 2013-2016 Ford Fusion and 2013-2015 Lincoln MKZ
Dec 5, 2016 • 2 min
This is the first of our flash cast episodes, which are short little blurbs about breaking news, important recalls, or other special features that might be more time sensitive than our weekly podcast. In this case, this is a recall alert. Here's the text…
1: 2016 LA Auto Show, Colorado ZR2 v. Tacoma TRD Pro, Nissan Sentra Nismo, Ford F-150 Lariat, The Grand Tour, Exciting Buicks
Nov 29, 2016 • 91 min
In this episode we introduce the podcast, and talk about the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show. We also speak with Tim Esterdahl of Pickup Truck Talk about the new Colorado ZR2 that appeared at the show, and compare it to the Tacoma TRD Pro that he drove in…