Archive for the ‘Garage Webisodes’ Category

Just Talking About Cars 0001: Jeremy Clarkson, Ford Focus RS, VW Beetle, Mazda3, Chevrolet Malibu

March 29th, 2015 No comments

Three blokes just talking about cars. And tonight we talk about one other bloke in particular…Jeremy Clarkson. Jeremy, YOU BIG OAF!! We are saddened for all that took place and saddened that it appears to be the end of an era with regards to the great British motoring show: Top Gear. But the show must go on. Read more…

Automotive Trends GARAGE: 2012 NAIAS

January 8th, 2012 No comments

      Properly covering an International Auto Show requires a lot of hardware and the AT Crew brought enough gadgets to produce a 24-hour cable news channel. Unfortunately the show doesn’t open until tomorrow and we’ve got things to say today so we repurposed our hotel suite into a makeshift soundstage and set the camera rolling. We highlight some of the expected stars of the show and go on the record with our predictions for North American Car and Truck of the Year in the best 36 minutes you’ve ever seen produced in a hotel living room.

Automotive Trends GARAGE Season 2 Episode 1

December 14th, 2011 No comments


      Stand by because the heroes of automotive banter are back in front of the video camera. In our season premiere we cover GM’s hotly anticipated new vehicle of the century: the Chevrolet Volt. We would be remiss to give it all away here, but in a nut shell, the boys are smitten. Read more…

2011 Kia Optima

July 28th, 2011 No comments

2011 Kia Optima

Like the Sonata. Only Better.

     If you’ve been on the hunt for a new midsize family sedan you’ve probably already read our Hyundai Sonata review, but if you haven’t, allow us to sum up our thoughts on the Korean new kid. We loved everything but the artificial steering and messy handling, especially the unbeatable value and stellar fuel economy. So we had high hopes when the Sonata’s kissing cousin from Kia appeared on our schedule recently. The Optima shares almost everything mechanically with the well-received Sonata but wraps it all in completely distinct sheetmetal and tunes everything to suit Kia’s corporate Mazda-wannabe driving philosophy. We’re going to tip our hand a bit and tell you upfront that Kia has built a better Sonata and the competition has one more midsize contender to worry about. Read more…

Automotive Trends GARAGE Episode 4

June 2nd, 2011 No comments

      In this week’s episode of the Automotive Trends’ Garage your faithful editors have a go in two cars designed for fuel economy as well as hauling the family around, the Toyota Prius and the Kia Optima.

Automotive Trends GARAGE Episode 3

May 11th, 2011 No comments

      The boys have spring fever but somehow managed to get a 2011 BMW 335i Coupe out for a little bit of track time. Catch up with them as they discuss the 2011 New York Auto Show and throw a quartet of new cars at Gernand’s Design Wall before driving down the middle of the road in a Nissan Murano.

Automotive Trends GARAGE Episode 2

April 2nd, 2011 No comments

      It’s diesel week here in Automotive Trends land, and the boys have rounded up a pair of oil burning German SUV’s to mark the occasion. Join editors Gernand, Dye and Muxlow as they discuss the latest in Autodom and argue over where the BMW 335d belongs on the Design Wall.

Automotive Trends GARAGE Episode 1

March 9th, 2011 No comments

      Well, we’ve done it again: we’ve been ambitious! Join us as we bring you the best of our witty automotive dialogue in Episode 1 of the Automotive Trends Garage. Today we review the 2011 Audi Q5, discuss the long-in-the-tooth 2011 Audi A3, debate some of the more newsworthy debuts at this year’s Geneva Auto Show and put our design editor on the spot. Click through to watch! (And we promise to make some audio improvements for Episode 2!) Read more…