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

Latest Episodes

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.

105 MIN2013 NOV 21
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Special: Please Lose Control of Your Car Now

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL4 at checkout for 10% off.

116 MIN2013 APR 12
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Vomit Ruins Everything

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL3 at checkout for 10% off.

58 MIN2013 MAR 28
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Frankenstein Car Monster

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL3 at checkout for 10% off.

73 MIN2013 MAR 22
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Driving To Ohio

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL3 at checkout for 10% off.

80 MIN2013 MAR 15
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Everyone Loves A Spoiler

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL3 at checkout for 10% off.

80 MIN2013 MAR 9
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Three James Mays

Leasing Puppies

In this episode: Three geeks try to define "hipster" The stress of owning vs. leasing The first scratch Weirdest car repairs Synthetic oil Keeping fuel and repair records Buying and selling cars privately Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL2 at checkout for 10% off.

76 MIN2013 MAR 1
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Leasing Puppies

Alternate!

In this episode: The safety of voice-recognition interfaces Driving etiquette: turn signals, merging, tailgating The hand-wave and the finger Backing into parking spots Driver prediction and accident avoidance Our past traffic violations Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL2 at checkout for 10% off.

78 MIN2013 FEB 22
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Child Service Intervals

In this episode: Project cars. The many problems with having multiple cars. Marco's next-car decision. Ogling a showroom's Audi R8 from behind its velvet rope. Test-driving the BMW M5 back-to-back with a 550i xDrive. The odd new BMW 3-series GT (F34) compared to the Honda Crosstour and the Audi A7. Americans' incredible efforts to avoid buying minivans and wagons. Battery lifetimes and disposal for hybrids and electric vehicles. John Siracusa's review of the Tesla Model S after an extended test-ride. A proposal to require electric vehicles to emit fake engine sounds at low speeds for pedestrian safety. And a bonus "secret track" after the episode's official end at 1:31:40. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL2 at checkout for 10% off.

95 MIN2013 FEB 15
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Child Service Intervals

If You See A Cursor, They Blew It

In this episode: Control interfaces for media and navigation systems, including BMW's iDrive knob (of course), touchscreens including the Tesla Model S's giant one, and Lexus' weird new "Remote Touch" control. Balancing on-screen controls and dedicated buttons. Our great (or horrible) future of dynamic, all-software dashboard dials. Gambling with the "Premium Sedan" rental-car category. Casey's newfound fame. Personal value judgments. FU on white cars in hot climates and DCT nitpicks. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL2 at checkout for 10% off.

66 MIN2013 FEB 8
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If You See A Cursor, They Blew It

Latest Episodes

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.

105 MIN2013 NOV 21
Comments
Special: Please Lose Control of Your Car Now

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL4 at checkout for 10% off.

116 MIN2013 APR 12
Comments
Vomit Ruins Everything

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL3 at checkout for 10% off.

58 MIN2013 MAR 28
Comments
Frankenstein Car Monster

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL3 at checkout for 10% off.

73 MIN2013 MAR 22
Comments
Driving To Ohio

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL3 at checkout for 10% off.

80 MIN2013 MAR 15
Comments
Everyone Loves A Spoiler

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. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL3 at checkout for 10% off.

80 MIN2013 MAR 9
Comments
Three James Mays

Leasing Puppies

In this episode: Three geeks try to define "hipster" The stress of owning vs. leasing The first scratch Weirdest car repairs Synthetic oil Keeping fuel and repair records Buying and selling cars privately Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL2 at checkout for 10% off.

76 MIN2013 MAR 1
Comments
Leasing Puppies

Alternate!

In this episode: The safety of voice-recognition interfaces Driving etiquette: turn signals, merging, tailgating The hand-wave and the finger Backing into parking spots Driver prediction and accident avoidance Our past traffic violations Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL2 at checkout for 10% off.

78 MIN2013 FEB 22
Comments
Alternate!

Child Service Intervals

In this episode: Project cars. The many problems with having multiple cars. Marco's next-car decision. Ogling a showroom's Audi R8 from behind its velvet rope. Test-driving the BMW M5 back-to-back with a 550i xDrive. The odd new BMW 3-series GT (F34) compared to the Honda Crosstour and the Audi A7. Americans' incredible efforts to avoid buying minivans and wagons. Battery lifetimes and disposal for hybrids and electric vehicles. John Siracusa's review of the Tesla Model S after an extended test-ride. A proposal to require electric vehicles to emit fake engine sounds at low speeds for pedestrian safety. And a bonus "secret track" after the episode's official end at 1:31:40. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL2 at checkout for 10% off.

95 MIN2013 FEB 15
Comments
Child Service Intervals

If You See A Cursor, They Blew It

In this episode: Control interfaces for media and navigation systems, including BMW's iDrive knob (of course), touchscreens including the Tesla Model S's giant one, and Lexus' weird new "Remote Touch" control. Balancing on-screen controls and dedicated buttons. Our great (or horrible) future of dynamic, all-software dashboard dials. Gambling with the "Premium Sedan" rental-car category. Casey's newfound fame. Personal value judgments. FU on white cars in hot climates and DCT nitpicks. Sponsored by Squarespace: Use code NEUTRAL2 at checkout for 10% off.

66 MIN2013 FEB 8
Comments
If You See A Cursor, They Blew It
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