There's nothing we like more here at MotorWeek than talking about cars. But we can't really squeeze everything we want to say into a 30-minute weekly show. That's why the conversation continues on MotorWeek's podcasts. It gives us a chance to share our candid, and sometimes comical, thoughts about the cars we test drive, as well as our auto shows adventure and the most recent new vehicle launches we've attended. We hope you enjoy listening! Would you rather watch?! Head over to our YouTube channel for our Video Podcasts!
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In episode #12, John Davis and the MotorWeek crew have the scoop on all the glitz and glamour of the 2009 Geneva Motor Show, where high-end luxury cars and exotics took center stage. Plus Lexus raises the "green" bar with its RX 450h Hybrid, and the return of an 80's icon - the DeLorean. Featured panelists include Road Test producer Brian Robinson, writer Shamit Choksey and reporter Steven Chupnick.
In episode #11, John Davis talks one-on-one with Volkswagen of America's Chief Operating Officer Mark Barnes about the Jetta TDI being named MotorWeek's 2009 "Best of the Year" Drivers' Choice Award winner.
In episode #10, John Davis and the MotorWeek crew share details of their road trip to Roebling Road Raceway in Georgia, where they put the pedal to the metal on some of the hottest and fastest sports cars around - the Nissan 370Z, Corvette ZR1 and Audi TTS. Featured guests include Road Test producer Brian Robinson, writer Shamit Choksey and associate producer Ben Davis.
In episode #9 - they're the cars, trucks and utilities we love to drive, and would love to own! MotorWeek's annual Drivers' Choice Awards recognize the best vehicles we've test driven over the past year - and one exceptional vehicle that rises to the top earning the highest honor as "Best of the Year." Check out podcast #9 to hear John Davis and the MotorWeek crew candidly discuss their top picks for 2009, and what makes those vehicles the best in their class. Featured guests include Road Test producer Brian Robinson, writer Shamit Choksey and associate producer Ben Davis.
In episode #8, MotorWeek has the scoop on the North American International Auto Show. Host John Davis and the MotorWeek crew highlight what they think is the best from Detroit, including the Cadillac Converj, Chrysler 200C EV and Ford Taurus - just to name a few. They also take a look at whether Honda got it right with the Insight - the most affordable hybrid yet. Plus how the Mazda3 just keeps getting better. Featured guests include producer Brian Roberts, Road Test producer Brian Robinson and writer Shamit Choksey.
In episode #7, MotorWeek takes a look at high performance on a reasonable budget. Host John Davis and the MotorWeek crew discuss the evolution of the 2009 Mitsubishi Lancer Ralliart, why the 2009 Subaru WRX is a major improvement and whether Ford's makeover of its iconic Mustang is a hit or a miss. Featured guests include Road Test Producer Brian Robinson, senior writer/reporter Dave Durso and assistant producer Ben Davis.
In episode #6, host John Davis and the MotorWeek team discuss the merits of Mustang adding a glass roof option, BMW making a diesel version of the 335 and whether all-wheel-drive improves the capabilities of the Infiniti G37x. Featured guests include senior writer/reporter Dave Durso, Road Test Producer Brian Robinson and assistant producer Ben Davis.
In episode #5, host John Davis and the MotorWeek crew offer their no-holds-barred reviews of the all-new Chevrolet Traverse and Suzuki Equator, as well as the newly redesigned Audi Avant 4 and Acura TL. Plus, "Hot Import Nights," where cars, music and youth culture collide for one unforgetable evening. Featured guests include senior writer/reporter Dave Durso, assistant producer Ben Davis, writer Shamit Choksey and reporter/producer Steven Chupnick.
In episode #4, host John Davis and the MotorWeek team talk coupes, crossovers and a creative twist on racing. Hear MotorWeek's take on the trendy, new 2009 Toyota Venza crossover, the sporty and upscale 2009 Volkswagen CC and the newly redesigned 2009 Mazda6. Plus, a cutting edge motorsport featuring souped up lawn mowers. Featured guests include senior writer/reporter Dave Durso, writer Shamit Choksey, assistant producer Ben Davis and reporter/producer Steven Chupnik.
In episode #3, MotorWeek goes international! Still reeling from jet lag, and in dire need of caffeine, host John Davis and the MotorWeek crew share their insights from the 2008 Paris Motor Show. Plus, impressions of the 2009 Dodge Ram and 2009 Chevy Aveo5, as well as important child booster seat ratings. Featured guests include Road Test Producer Brian Robinson, writer/reporter Jessica Choksey, senior writer/reporter Dave Durso and assistant producer Ben Davis.