11: Frankenstein Car Monster

In this episode:

  • The upcoming Automatic smartphone app as a replacement for expensive built-in options.
  • Why car makers' custom media and navigation systems are so clunky and why we have such low expectations for it.
  • Software defines much of the experience of modern cars.
  • What car maker will be first to make a truly major advance in software quality?
  • What we think of Mini.
  • Targeting young buyers.

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10: Driving To Ohio

In this episode:

  • The LaFerrari and hybrid supercars.
  • Cars' increasing complexity as technology gets applied.
  • Becoming accustomed to the turbocharged feel.
  • How much electric vehicles need to overcome gasoline's convenience.
  • How quickly we can expect electric-vehicle range to increase.
  • Aspirational SUVs.
  • If we had infinite money, what car would we buy?
  • Renting supercars.

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9: Everyone Loves A Spoiler

In this episode:

  • Octane ratings and myths.
  • What optional equipment should you get or avoid on a car?
  • Parking-distance sensors vs. backup cameras.
  • Mysteriously sized mechanics and car-wash drivers.
  • Satellite radio, HD Radio, and premium sound systems.
  • OEM navigation systems vs. aftermarket options.
  • More on the BMW 3-series GT.

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