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SUVs, Inexpensive Cars, Hyperdrive, and A Tragic Loss | #386
Have you always wanted a sports car, but couldn't commit because you need a family hauler? Well, thankfully Executive Editor, Brian Moody, and his buddies over at Autotrader.com have come up with a list of the best high performance SUVs on the market. Just remember, when you're talking SUVs like the 576 HP Mercedes-Benz AMG GLS 63, and the 707 HP Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk, you need to be prepared to spend more to get more. Then, we chat with Brian about Lincoln's effective rebranding, and the future of hydrogen powered cars. Up next, Cartender Co-Founder and automotive journalist for CarGurus, Boston Globe, and U.S. News and World Report, George Kennedy III, reviews the 2020 Nissan Versa and 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross. One of these is not like the other, in that it is able to pack a lot of value into its asking price, while the other falls flat. Then, we discuss Alan's offer from Toyota to receive serial number 1500 for his new Toyota GR Supra. Changing gears, NASCAR Personality and Former Host of Top Gear, Rutledge Wood, discusses his involvement with the awesome new Netflix automotive show, Hyperdrive. This mix of Ninja Warrior and car culture is a must see! Switching lanes, automotive journalist, BJ Killeen, reviews the 2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate; for $32,000 fully loaded, this thing is a bargain! Then, we discuss the difficulties of car shopping when you know too much about cars, and the tragic passing of the fastest woman on four wheels, Jessi Combs. Rest in peace Jessi, you were the best.
[00:00:00] Autotrader High Performance SUV List
[00:06:22] Lincoln's Rebranding Has Been Effective
[00:12:30] Hydrogen Powered Cars Still a Thing?
[00:19:51] 2020 Nissan Versa, and Ride Sharing
[00:29:26] Overpriced 2019 Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross
[00:35:52] Toyota GR Supra Serial Number 1500
[00:42:13] Hyperdrive: Car World's Ninja Warrior
[00:48:11] Drivers Compete on Hyperdrive for WHAT?
[00:54:44] Netflix Shining Light On Car Culture
[01:02:05] 2019 Hyundai Tucson Ultimate Review
[01:11:23] So Many Cars to Choose From...
[01:18:06] Car Hobby Loses An Amazing Racer…read more