Episodes
There's a new set of Rivian twins on the market, but most of updates on the R1T and R1S are under the skin. But they're very significant! === This episode is sponsored by Vyper Industrial — America’s #1 rated shop chair, tool carts, and creepers, proudly made here in the US. Go to https://www.vyperindustrial.com/ and use code HAGERTY for $50 off on all your order! Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === The new R1T and R1S feature new...
Published 06/17/24
Published 06/17/24
We discuss the future of motoring in the back seat of a Jaguar I-Pace while it's being self-driven by Waymo's computers around San Francisco. === This episode is sponsored by Vyper Industrial — America’s #1 rated shop chair, tool carts, and creepers, proudly made here in the US. Go to https://www.vyperindustrial.com/ and use code HAGERTY for $50 off on all your order! Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === The End Must Be Nigh — because Jason...
Published 06/10/24
This week, the Carmudgeons recap their recent 600-mile back-road blast, which resulted in a surprise Best Car for the Mission. Unrelated, an update on their newly-acquired V-12 cars. === This episode is sponsored by Vyper Industrial — America’s #1 rated shop chair, tool carts, and creepers, proudly made here in the US. Go to https://www.vyperindustrial.com/ and use code HAGERTY for $50 off on all your order! Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club:...
Published 06/03/24
It's largely being reported in the media that Electric Vehicles are in trouble — sales are down, inventory is up, and customers just aren't interested. Is any of this true?  ...or is this just a blip in the now-unavoidable transition away from combustion vehicles? === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === Special Tuesday Episode: Happy Memorial Day! Hyundai is making great EVs. BMW is making really good EVs. Tesla (despite the controversy)...
Published 05/28/24
This is an inclusive list of every V-12 passenger car engine ever produced — with information, opinion, and the possibility that the V-12 isn't actually the best engine layout. === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === Update: The data sharing programs from Honda, Hyundai (Verisk) and General Motors (Lexis Nexis) that we covered in Episode 143 have all been cancelled. Score one for Data Privacy and for Car Enthusiasts! This episode stems from...
Published 05/20/24
Y'all never thought it was going to happen, but here it is — whether you've seen the ICONS video or not, this is one to watch! HOODIE: https://tinyurl.com/CammisaHoodie === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === After years of teasing, the Carmudgeon Show is finally covering the life and achievements of Ferdinand Piëch. This is where the idea began, and the boys provide far more in-depth information than Jason could cover in the relatively...
Published 05/13/24
After a quick review of the updated (and even better) 2024 Mazda MX-5 Miata, the boys delve into the long-awaited Piëchisode by talking about the cars it featured. === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === Included in this episode is a review and discussion of: 2024 Mazda Miata MX-5 (ND3) 1973 Porsche 911 Carrera 2.7 RS 1980 Mercedes-Benz 300SD Turbodiesel (W116) 1985 Audi Coupe Quattro (Ur-Quattro) 2002 Volkswagen Golf TDI (Mk4) 2004...
Published 05/06/24
Your Honda, Acura, Hyundai or Kia is selling driving data to insurance companies as an excuse to hurt enthusiasts. And that is disgusting. UPDATE: General Motors has cancelled its OnStar Smart Driver System, which means you can safely keep driving your Blackwing like it was meant to be driven. === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === It has recently come to light that three major auto manufacturers have been selling consumer driving data to...
Published 04/29/24
The "Highland" Tesla Model 3 is a big step forward for the world's best transportation device. The new Performance (not Plaid!) model approaches sport-sedan perfection === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === The facelifted '24 Model 3 Performance features fully revised suspension, with not a single shared component with the regular Model 3 Long Range. It features real-time adaptive shocks, for the first time on a 3, that adjust continually...
Published 04/23/24
There's finally a hot-hatch for enthusiasts that runs on electricity — and it's a $67,500 Hyundai! === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === This is the Embargoed first review of the 2025 Hyundai Ioniq 5 N by Jason Cammisa! The Ioniq 5 N isn't just an EV — it has a mode called N e-Shift that emulates an internal combustion engine and 8-speed dual-clutch automatic.... and it's so good, it could genuinely fool an enthusiast into thinking it's...
Published 04/16/24
If you've noticed that headlights are blinding, you should know it's because automakers are cheating on lighting standards, just as they've cheated about emissions and safety. Jason calls it Lighting-Gate! === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === The dim-witted U.S. Government has blocked automakers from installing Adaptive Matrix Lights, which are a quantum step forward in lighting technology, because it worries about them blinding oncoming...
Published 04/08/24
Back by popular demand, Jason and Derek dive into reviews of random cars from their past. And Jason hits gold. === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === Jason and Derek stumbled across what must be Jason's harshest car review ever — his first drive of the R35 Nissan GT-R. While he recognizes that he doesn't actually hate it that much, it's a flashback to our first glimpse into modern, turbocharged, dual-clutch, all-wheel-drive "Sports Cars."...
Published 04/01/24
The GTI's manual is dead — despite half of U.S.-spec GTIs being sold with a clutch pedal. What on earth is going on? === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === In this episode of the Carmdudgeon show, we discuss every manual-transmission car on sale in the U.S., and what percentage of buyers opt for it. This includes: Acura Integra Type S Acura Integra  BMW M2 BMW M3 BMW M4 Cadillac CT4-V Blackwing Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing Chevrolet...
Published 03/25/24
Lamborghini has turned out to be everything Ferruccio didn't want it to be — and thank heavens. What started out as the Ultimate Grudge Match against Enzo Ferrari created some of the most outrageous cars ever made. === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === This episode covers the history of Lamborghini — from Ferruccio's infamous clash with Enzo Ferrari over a slipping clutch, through the Miura, Coutach, LM002, Diablo, Murciélago, Aventador —...
Published 03/18/24
The boys are back from The Amelia, and now you get the recap on all that was amazing. === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === The Amelia is one of the most prestigious Concours in America, but it's evolving more quickly than most — there was a whole 1990s JDM supercar section!  And the same weekend, a Radwood, a Cars & Caffeine, a Porsche show, and The Hangar.  Loads of great cars, even for Carmudgeons who aren't aged! Learn more about...
Published 03/11/24
In this episode of the Carmudgeon Show, presented by Vyper Chairs, was recorded live on location at The Amelia in lovely, rainy Florida! https://www.vyperindustrial.com/collections/vyper-chairs The Carmudgeons have just arrived in Florida, and are greeted by a stunning Chrysler Halcyon concept car. The boys interview special guests Ralph Gilles, lead designer, and Christine Feuell, Chrysler Brand CEO. Of course, there's a discussion of vintage Mercedes-Benzes, but in a surprise turn, the...
Published 03/03/24
It's not always easy being nice when you're paid to be honest. This week, the Carmudgeons discuss how to give a bad review without upsetting everyone. === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === John Phillips: "What Not To Write." https://www.caranddriver.com/features/columns/a15127687/john-phillips-a-whole-bunch-of-what-not-to-write-column/ Derek's job is to facilitate sales of cars between collectors, which often requires him to be honest to...
Published 02/26/24
Hate to say it, but we all form opinions about the drivers of car brands. In this episode, the Carmudgeons finish their discussion of how they perceive drivers of different cars.  === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === Your car is an avatar, and you're being judged on it. Jason and Derek laugh their way through their own offensiveness, giving honest reactions to how they consider drivers of different brands of cars. This is episode #2,...
Published 02/19/24
In this episode, we take a close look at British Leyland through the eyes of the Rover 3500 (SD1)starts a discussion about the current state of — and scary future of — Stellantis. === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-Rev === British Leyland was the combined entity of many, many English car brands: Austin, Land Rover, Leyland, MG, Riley, Wolseley, Vanden Plas, Princess, Jaguar, Daimler, Mini, Innocenti, Morris, Rover, Triumph, and several...
Published 02/14/24
Like it or not, we all form opinions about the drivers of car brands. In this episode, the Carmudgeons discuss how they perceive drivers of different cars.  === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-ICONS === Your car is an avatar, and you're being judged on it. Jason and Derek laugh their way through their own offensiveness, giving honest reactions to how they consider drivers of different brands of cars. This is episode #1, covering Subaru at first,...
Published 02/05/24
Meet the team behind Jason’s award-winning YouTube videos on this special episode of The Carmudgeon Show. === Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-ICONS === In this special episode, we get to know Anthony Esposito and Rob Sanders, the director and editor behind Jason Cammisa’s multiple-award-winning YouTube car videos. Cammisa and Esposito have been working together since Jason joined Motor Trend in 2015. Sanders joined the team shortly thereafter...
Published 01/29/24
"The good old days weren't always good. And tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems." Jason and Derek got a huge amount of feedback from the previous episode discussing whether the current car market sucks for Young Enthusiasts. In this episode, the Carmudgeons discuss the feedback — and further define what the problem is — and why that results in outrageous dealer ADMs and shady sales practices. == Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-ICONS == First up,...
Published 01/23/24
This episode is a great discussion coming from a question submitted by our producer Jake: what is the modern equivalent of the Mercedes W201 190E? == This episode of “The Carmudgeon Show” is presented by Valentine One Radar Locator: Find radar before it finds you! https://bit.ly/Valentine1_Hagerty Click here to join the Hagerty Driver's Club: https://bit.ly/Join-HDC-Cammisa-ICONS == Jason and Derek try to come up with a list of 5 Cars That Are Significant Like the W201 was.  The first...
Published 01/15/24
Derek feels like young enthusiasts have gotten screwed in multiple ways — there are no affordable collectible cars anymore and there are no modern cars that are fun and affordable. Plus, with increased cost of living and sky-high student debt, young people have no chance of owning anything great. Jason fully disagrees. == This episode of “The Carmudgeon Show” is presented by Valentine One Radar Locator: Find radar before it finds you! https://bit.ly/Valentine1_Hagerty Click here to join...
Published 01/08/24