13 episodes

A casual car show from people who should know better than to do a car show.

Neutral Marco Arment, Casey Liss, John Siracusa

    • Leisure
    • 4.2, 123 Ratings

A casual car show from people who should know better than to do a car show.

    Special: Please Lose Control of Your Car Now

    Special: Please Lose Control of Your Car Now

    Special guest _DavidSmith joins us as we recount our experience at the 2-day BMW M Performance Driving School.



    Overview video.
    Casey's gardening adventure.
    Laura's hot lap.

    • 1 hr 45 min
    Vomit Ruins Everything

    Vomit Ruins Everything

    In the final episode of Neutral:



    Casey and Marco drag John through the story of their European Delivery vacation picking up Marco's M5.
    BMW Welt, the BMW Museum, and the factory tour.
    Driving on the autobahn.
    Finding and driving the Nürburgring.
    German drivers, food, culture, and hospitality.


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    • 1 hr 56 min
    Frankenstein Car Monster

    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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    • 58 min
    Driving To Ohio

    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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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Everyone Loves A Spoiler

    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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    • 1 hr 20 min
    Three James Mays

    Three James Mays

    In this episode:



    Top Gear presenter metaphors.
    Back-in parking FU.
    Why John likes Hondas so much.
    Visibility and a lower-back-friendly seating position.
    Our three most boring Ferrari stories.
    Fond memories of ancient and less-ancient Volvos.
    Designing for safety.
    LED daytime running lights as tacky "eyeliner", our modern Altezza-like design fad.
    Casey says "braaaands."
    How Audi, BMW, and Mercedes compete.
    Toyota and Scion.


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    • 1 hr 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

scottaw66 ,

These are just guys who like cars. It's fun.

You know, a lot of reviews here complain about the level of expertise or the accuracy of every statement made. Ok, fine, some of those are maybe true, but that's not the point.

Listen to ep 12 about the M5 experience and the Nurburgring, and tell me these guys aren't having fun. They are. And I appreciate that.

I'm not going to say don't stop. But I am going to say, thanks, and what a great finale!

Humblepatience1 ,

Best automotive podcast

There aren't any podcasts like this in the store, but I wish there were. Just a few knowledgeable guys talking about cars in an informal format.

Clancy412 ,

Everyone wants Season 2!

Great show, great hosts -nuff said.

Please do a second season!

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