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This is the Dude Drives Cars podcast, hosted by Matthew the Car Guy. Join him as he talks about industry trends, some auto racing, and gives his opinion on whatever press vehicle he happens to be driving this week.Matthew the Car Guy is a lifelong gearhead who writes for CAA Magazine (American listeners: that's like AAA except with more maple syrup and hockey sticks) and for his own website DudeDrivesCars.com   Find him over on Twitter where he holds live car reviews + Q&A on Periscope.He regularly tames 9000lbs of crosswind-susceptible travel trailer, has crushed 1700 snowstorm-filled kilometers in a stickshift subcompact, and owns an equal number of running & non-running cars. He has also won two demolition derbies, although particular memories of those are understandably fuzzy.

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This is the Dude Drives Cars podcast, hosted by Matthew the Car Guy. Join him as he talks about industry trends, some auto racing, and gives his opinion on whatever press vehicle he happens to be driving this week.Matthew the Car Guy is a lifelong gearhead who writes for CAA Magazine (American listeners: that's like AAA except with more maple syrup and hockey sticks) and for his own website DudeDrivesCars.com   Find him over on Twitter where he holds live car reviews + Q&A on Periscope.He regularly tames 9000lbs of crosswind-susceptible travel trailer, has crushed 1700 snowstorm-filled kilometers in a stickshift subcompact, and owns an equal number of running & non-running cars. He has also won two demolition derbies, although particular memories of those are understandably fuzzy.

    We Visit Barrett-Jackson, Ram Power Wagons in Vegas, & NASCAR News!

    We Visit Barrett-Jackson, Ram Power Wagons in Vegas, & NASCAR News!

    On this episode of the Dude Drives Cars podcast, a suffering-with-the-man-cold Matthew the Car Guy talks about experiencing the glitz and glamour of a Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. What were some of the big sellers? Matthew fills you in while he also speculates on big-money cars headed for the block in the next few years.
    Also on the show, we talk about last week's drive in the 2017 Ram 2500 Power Wagon, busting rocks and flattening sand in the Valley of Fire just outside of Las Vegas. With a disconnecting sway bar, locking front and rear diffs, and an integrated Warn winch, it proved itself to be a great offroad bruiser.
    A Dude Drives Cars podcast wouldn't be complete without some carping about NASCAR ... so Matthew the Car Guy weighs in on the new-for-2017 rulebook, including a look at the segments (heat races) that'll make up this year's Daytona 500.
    Be sure to check out Dude Drives Cars on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram!

    • 36 min
    NAIAS Special! Plus: 2017 Nissan Titan & we wave goodbye to Carl Edwards

    NAIAS Special! Plus: 2017 Nissan Titan & we wave goodbye to Carl Edwards

    Thank you for listening to the Dude Drives Cars podcast! Press days for the North American International Auto Show were held recently, so Matthew the Car Guy gives a rundown of some of the most important reveals to come out of the Motor City show.
    Also on the show, we consider the decision made by Carl Edwards to step away from NASCAR. What were his reasons? Why now? And who will step into the #19 at Joe Gibbs Racing? Plus: Matthew talks about his week in the 2017 Nissan Titan Platinum Reserve.
    Be sure to check out Dude Drives Cars on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

    • 36 min
    Surprises, good options, and fun cars: it's the best of 2016!

    Surprises, good options, and fun cars: it's the best of 2016!

    Thanks for joining Dude Drives Cars as we drove, travelled, and oversteered our way through 2016. On our last podcast of 2016, Matthew the Car Guy takes us through some highlights of the year, including the car which surprised him the most and which one turned his grin meter to eleven (hint: it's not the same car).
    We would like to send best wishes to all our listeners and hope you have a wonderful 2017 filled with fast cars and tire smoke, not slow cars and engine smoke. Be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram as we roll into a new year. Cheers!

    • 35 min
    2017 Honda Ridgeline, Forza Horizon 3, & Sticky F1 Rule Changes

    2017 Honda Ridgeline, Forza Horizon 3, & Sticky F1 Rule Changes

    Thanks for checking out the Dude Drives Cars podcast! Today on the show, Matthew the Car Guy talks about his week in the new 2017 Honda Ridgeline, making a buying recommendation and offering more than a few opinions along the way.
    We also take a look at the excellent Forza Horizon 3, a virtual driving game available now on the Xbox One console. This latest iteration of the open-world driving concept from the boffins at Turn 10 Studios heralds a return to the lively and immersive world of the original entrant in the Forza Horizon series, making players feel like they're actually part of a massive car-themed party. Plus: some thoughts on the upcoming F1 season, with a breakdown of the new tire rules for 2017.
    Click on the image above or on either of the links in this post to listen to the podcast. Be sure to check us out on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!

    • 28 min
    2017 Nissan Rogue, analysis of Rosberg's F1 retirement, & a stickshift Mazda3!

    2017 Nissan Rogue, analysis of Rosberg's F1 retirement, & a stickshift Mazda3!

    Welcome to the Dude Drives Cars podcast! Thanks for riding with us. On today's podcast, we'll be talking about our time spent in the 2017 Nissan Rogue. Opted with the beautiful Platinum Reserve interior package (for a mere $500!), the Rogue makes a compelling argument for itself.
    We've also been driving a Mazda 3 Sport in GT trim ... with a manual transmission! Yes, Virginia, you can get a well optioned hatchback with a stickshift. The 2.5-litre inline-four provided many grins, particularly in third gear at 3500rpm. Fun matters.
    Also on the podcast: a look back at the 2016 F1 season and the bombshell decision of newly-crowned champion Nico Rosberg to retire five days after winning the whole thing. Be sure to check out DudeDrivesCars.com and find our content on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram.

    • 22 min
    NASCAR Special! JJ wins #7! Plus: the 2017 Acura MDX

    NASCAR Special! JJ wins #7! Plus: the 2017 Acura MDX

    Thanks for joining the Dude Drives Cars podcast! Today we're celebrating the awesome achievement of Jimmie Johnson and his Hendrick team. By winning his seventh championship, JJ burns rubber into the pages of history and joins hotshoes such as Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt.
    Also on the show: VW won't be offering diesels to Canadian customers for the 2017 model year, and we take a look at the 2017 Acura MDX Elite. With a vastly improved front fascia and a 3.5L V6 with 290hp, this seven passenger luxury crossover aims to coddle its occupants.
    Check out Dude Drives Cars anytime on Facebook, Twitter, & Instagram. 

    • 21 min

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