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The world's most popular car podcast is on the air! Okay, maybe not the world's most popular yet, but we're working on it. If you love new or classic cars we've got you covered. Thanks for joining us!

Episode Date
Ep. 115: Fuel Prices Are Through The Roof - Which Fun Cars Are The Most Efficient?
01:20:33

In this episode, Roman, Tommy, and Jay discuss the new reality of high fuel prices across the country and which cars are both efficient and fun to drive. The answers are more surprising than you think!

For questions send us an email: info@tflcar.com

May 16, 2022
Ep. 114: Is The All-Electric Ford F-150 Lightning Any Good? Let's Find Out
54:29

In this episode, Roman, Tommy, and Jay discuss the new 2023 Ford F-150 Lightning and whether it'll lure away any Rivian or Tesla buyers. This turns into a lively debate!

For questions send us an email: info@tflcar.com

May 09, 2022
Ep.113: Is The Brand New Nissan Z Any Good?
01:28:35

In this episode Roman, Tommy, and Jay discuss the all new 2023 Nissan Z! We also talk Kia Sportage, the new Mercedes C-Class and what to do when your phone gets, well, sticky. This is not one you want to miss!

 

For questions send us an email: info@tflcar.com

May 02, 2022
Ep.112: What Is The Best XL SUV Featuring The Brand New Range Rover
58:20

In this podcast Roman & Tommy discuss what the best XL SUV is. Roman drives the all new Range Rover and much much more!

For questions our comments send us an email! info@TFLcar.com

Apr 25, 2022
Ep. 111: The Best New Cars To Look Forward To + How To Sneak (like) a Samurai
01:04:23
Nathan enlightens us on how to sneak a Rusty Suzuki Samurai past your significant other plus the latest and greatest new cars to come out of the 2022 New York International Autoshow!

 

Got a question you want answered? Send us an email! info@tflcar.com

Apr 18, 2022
Ep. 110: Jeep Let Us Drive a Million Dollar Electric Wrangler!
49:38
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In this podcast we hit the trails in several brand new Jeep concept vehicles! We discuss the future of the brand and what that means for an electric Wrangler. Plus, what happens when combine a priceless one off concept and a crazy hard off-road trail?

Apr 11, 2022
EP. 109: A HUGE Argument About Boring SUVs + The New Toyota GR Corolla
58:47

In this episode we talk about the new 2023 Toyota Corolla GR hot hatch, the electric bZ4X, why are SUVs so boring, and the Aston Martin DBX 707. Questions or comments? Send us an email! info@tflcar.com

Apr 04, 2022
Ep. 108: The COOLEST Cars We've Recently Driven All Have One Thing In Common!
01:02:23
Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this week's car-themed podcast, Roman and Tommy cover some of the coolest and most interesting cars we've driven recently, whether they've come into our Colorado fleet or we went on an international adventure to cover them. And most of these cars have one common theme! 
Mar 28, 2022
Ep. 107: These Are The BEST Off-Roaders You Can Buy For Under $20,000!
52:13

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Welcome back to TFLtalk! You don't have to spend $50K or more to get a solid off-roader, and Tommy and Nathan cover some of the better, more affordable options you can still find out on the second-hand market.

Mar 21, 2022
Ep. 106: VW ID. Buzz, Acura Integra & More: The Winners And Losers Of Car Revivals!
58:55

Welcome back to TFLtalk! Nathan and Tommy cover the revival of the iconic Volkswagen Microbus in the new ID. Buzz, as well as the Acura Integra and other iconic names brought back to life in new cars and trucks over the past few years.

Mar 14, 2022
Ep. 105: We Cover The Biggest, Most Capable Hauling SUVs You Can Buy Right Now!
01:02:56
Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Roman and Nathan cover all the biggest, full-size SUVs you can buy to haul both your family and up to 10,000 pounds on a road trip. 
Mar 07, 2022
Ep. 104: Looking To Off-Road A Toyota? This Is Everything You Need To Know From THE Toyota Trail Guru!
01:15:24

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Welcome to TFLtalk! In this episode, Roman chats off-roaders with expert and trail guru James Buff, one of the founders of the Colorado FJ Cruisers (COFJC) group.

Feb 28, 2022
Ep. 103: These Are The Cars We're Most Excited To Drive In 2022 (And Beyond)!
01:03:13
Welcome back to TFLtalk! In today's podcast, Roman and Tommy discuss the cars and trucks we're most excited to drive based on our recent experience at the 2022 Chicago Auto Show.
Feb 21, 2022
Ep. 102: These Are The Top 10 Surprisingly BAD Cars We've Driven!
01:06:55
If you're in the market for a new-to-you car right now, you might want to give these ones a wide berth. Welcome back to TFLtalk, where Roman and Tommy discuss the top 10 surprisingly bad cars.
Feb 14, 2022
Ep. 101: These Are The Top 10 Used Cars You Should NEVER Buy!
01:00:46

Welcome back to TFLtalk! We have one tip for you with the cars Roman and Nathan discuss in this podcast: AVOID. In this episode, they cover the top 10 used cars you should never, ever buy.

Feb 07, 2022
Ep. 100: These Are The Top 10 Surprisingly GREAT Cars We've Driven!
50:16

To learn how Dirt Legal can make your dirt bike, side-by-side, ATV or UTV street-legal, go to https://www.dirtlegal.com?aff=9.  Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Roman and Tommy cover some of the greatest new cars we've driven in the past year.

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, we cover the top 10 surprisingly great cars we've driven.

Feb 01, 2022
Ep. 99: Everything You Want To Know About The 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor With The Guy Who Developed It!
42:51
Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this special episode, Andre takes over the podcast from Detroit to cover the brand new 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor with Derek Bier, the Global Vehicle Architecture and Engineering Manager for Ford Performance.
Jan 24, 2022
Ep. 98: These Are The Top 10 LEAST Satisfying New Cars To Own!
01:08:19

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Roman and Tommy cover the least satisfying new cars to own in America, according to Consumer Reports' latest annual survey asking whether current owners would make the same purchasing decision again, with the power of hindsight.

Jan 17, 2022
Ep. 97: Bet You Forgot About These UNDERAPPRECIATED Cars (Great Used Buys)!
01:09:19

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Tommy and Nathan cover a topic close to all our hearts here at TFL Studios — underappreciated cars. Whether they just flew under the radar or caught a (perhaps somewhat deserved) flaky reputation, these are the cars you may want to take another look at, especially if you're looking to land a solid deal.

Jan 10, 2022
Ep. 96: If Only...These Are The Top 15 Biggest MISSED Cool New Car Opportunities!
01:12:44

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Roman and Tommy discuss the top 15 automotive missed opportunities — cool cars and concepts that may be available in other places and just didn't make it to the U.S. or didn't go into production at all (and should have).

Jan 03, 2022
Ep. 95: These Are the Best & Worst Cars We Drove in 2021
01:16:13

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this year-ending podcast, Roman and Tommy discuss the best and the worst cars we have driven in 2021. 

Dec 27, 2021
Ep. 94: These Are The Folks You Call When Everything Goes Wrong Off-Road!
57:59

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this special podcast, we chat all about off-roaders with Justin King from Colorado 4x4 Rescue and Recovery. When things go wrong off-road, these are the folks you call. They've helped countless individuals on trails across the state, and Roman discusses some of the organization's most memorable recovery operations with Justin. 

Dec 20, 2021
Ep. 93: These Are The Cars We're Most Excited To Drive In 2022!
01:09:57

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this episode, Roman and Tommy discuss the blockbuster cars we're most excited to drive in 2022. There's so much awesome stuff coming that you won't want to miss this!

Dec 13, 2021
Ep. 92: These Are The LEAST And MOST Reliable Brands You Can Buy!
58:34

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Roman and Tommy discuss the least and most reliable car brands, according to Consumer Reports' annual report. Some brands score high marks, but others aren't quite as trouble-free.

Dec 06, 2021
Ep. 91: Here's How We'd Fix These ELECTRIC Car Brands!
55:27

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this week's episode, Roman discusses the current state of electric car brands (including those from major, legacy automakers) with special guest MotoManTV. Here's how we'd fix these EV car brands, and which ones are getting it right!

Nov 29, 2021
Ep. 90: We're TAKING OVER The Automotive World...OK, Maybe Not — But Here's How We'd Change These Car Brands!
01:07:31

Welcome back to TFLtalk! 2021's been a whirlwind year, and things haven't been especially rosy for some car brands as everyone tries to navigate these crazy times. Roman and special guest MotoManTV cover what's been going on at some struggling car companies (and what could be done to change things), as well as others that are getting it right on the money!

Nov 22, 2021
Ep. 89: These Are 2022's Cars That Are DEFINITELY Worth Waiting For!
52:34

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Roman and Tommy discuss the most exciting cars coming up in 2022. These are the cars that are definitely worth waiting for, including the new Ford Bronco Raptor, Nissan Z and many more! 

Nov 15, 2021
Ep. 88: We Drive The Brand New Jeep Grand Cherokee In Moab And Volkswagen's Hottest Cars!
43:50

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Tommy talks about driving the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk in Moab, plus both he and Roman discuss trying out the new Mk8 Volkswagen Golf GTI, Golf R and Jetta GLI in North Carolina.

Nov 08, 2021
Ep. 87: Good Grief! New Cars Are Already Expensive Enough, And Now Dealers Are On A Markup Tear!
01:06:22

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Andre and Roman address the dozens of emails you all sent in covering your experiences with dealer markups in a new car market that's already insane. The guys also discuss Roman's recent BMW reviews, the 2022 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro and the new Nissan Armada!

Nov 01, 2021
Ep. 86: These Are The Top 10 Most Affordable AWD Cars For Winter!
57:05

Welcome back to TFLtalk! As winter creeps its way back into our minds (and onto the roads), Roman and Tommy discuss the top 10 best AWD cars to keep you moving on the snow and ice, without blowing out your budget.

Oct 25, 2021
Ep. 85: Here's How To NOT Get Screwed Buying A New Car Today!
56:01

Welcome back to TFLtalk! The new car market is a mess right now if you're a buyer, with lots either eerily devoid of inventory, or unscrupulous dealers charging horrendous markup on the hottest new models. Roman and Tommy discuss the problem in this podcast, and offer some advice to avoid getting screwed on your next new car purchase this year.

Oct 18, 2021
Ep. 84: Bronco vs. Wrangler vs. 4Runner: Which One Is The Easiest To Live With Every Day?
01:02:02

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Roman and Tommy discuss what it's like living with three of most popular off-road SUVs on the streets: the Jeep Wrangler, Ford Bronco and Toyota 4Runner. Each has its pros and cons, but here's which one we think is the easiest to live with!

Oct 11, 2021
Ep. 83: Ouch! The 10 Cars With The BIGGEST Price Increases Last Month, Plus Rapid-Fire Car Reviews!
01:06:49

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this episode, Roman and Nathan discuss the top 10 used cars that have increased the most in price during August 2021, thanks to our friends at research firm iSeeCars. We also do some rapid-fire reviews of the Genesis GV70, Lexus NX, Hyundai Elantra N Line, Mercedes-AMG A35 and more!

Oct 01, 2021
Ep. 82: I Off-Road The Brand New Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo! Here's What It's Like
55:14

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this episode, Tommy discusses his experience off-roading the brand new Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo wagon, as well as competing in a Land Rover off-road challenge.

Sep 27, 2021
Ep. 81: I Take The Lamborghini Huracán STO On The Track PLUS Cover Our Driving Pet Peeves!
01:03:19

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this episode, Roman discusses his experience driving the hardcore Lamborghini Huracán STO. Both he and Nathan also cover our biggest pet peeves when driving — we'll bet you can relate to some of these!

Sep 20, 2021
Ep. 80: These Are The Top 10 Most ANNOYING New Car Trends!
01:03:31

Welcome back to TFLtalk! Roman and Nathan discuss the most irritating, aggravating, annoying trends popping up in new cars across the industry in this podcast.

Sep 13, 2021
Ep. 79: The Crossover Episode — Here's Where The Toyota Corolla Cross Fits In & ALL The Cars Its Fighting Against!
59:55

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this episode, Roman and Nathan discuss our recent trip to check out the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross — another addition to what is already a crossover-heavy market. Not only does Nathan talk about his experience with the car (a full driving impressions review is coming to TFLcar.com!), but also talks about all the most popular crossovers it has to fight against, including Toyota's own RAV4.

Sep 06, 2021
Ep. 78: What's It Like Living With The Ford Bronco, PLUS The 2022 Toyota Tacoma AND Overland Expo Mountain West!
46:49

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Roman and Tommy discuss what it's been like to live with our 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition for a month now, plus Tommy drives the 2022 Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro and both the guys hit up Overland Expo Mountain West in Loveland, Colorado.

Aug 30, 2021
Ep. 77: Nathan Just BOUGHT This Iconic SUV With Some Serious Off-Road Pedigree!
01:06:42

Sadly, TFL's own Nathan Adlen lost his 2009 Nissan Pathfinder in a recent accident. It's time to celebrate, though, as he talks about the 4x4 he just bought to replace it in this episode of TFLtalk! 

Aug 23, 2021
Ep. 76: These Are The Top 5 EVs That Are BETTER Than A Tesla!
50:11

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Roman and Tommy discuss five of the best alternative EVs to a Tesla. Teslas may have taken the EV market by storm, but they're certainly not the only player in town anymore as more automakers jump on the electric car bandwagon.

Aug 16, 2021
Ep. 75: I Get Hands-On With The Hyundai Santa Cruz AND Push The Wrangler 4xe's Electric Mode To Its Limits Off-Road!
58:15

Welcome to TFLtalk! In this podcast, Roman and Tommy discuss driving (and off-roading) on electricity and what's up with the new Hyundai Santa Cruz. Is Hyundai's new crossover-based pickup truck the next Subaru Baja, is it just a car, or is it a proper truck? 

Aug 09, 2021
Ep. 74: Here's Everything We LOVE About The New Ford Bronco — And Everything That Drives Us Crazy!
01:02:43

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this episode, Roman and Andre discuss our brand new 2021 Ford Bronco First Edition. We've taken it off-road, we've taken it on the track — and in the process, we've found plenty to love about it. But nothing's perfect, and there are some flies in the ointment as well.

Aug 02, 2021
Ep. 73: Here’s Why We Sold Our Tesla Model Y And Bought The Least Expensive Electric Car In America!
55:19

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this episode, Roman and Tommy discuss their most recent road trip, after selling TFL's long-term Tesla Model Y and replacing it with the cheapest new electric car you can currently buy — A Mini Cooper SE.

Jul 26, 2021
Ep. 72: These Are The Home Runs And Strike-Outs From The 2021 Chicago Auto Show!
01:06:51

Welcome back to TFLtalk! Roman and Andre just returned from the 2021 Chicago Auto Show, and in this podcast they're going over some of the hits and misses we saw at this year's event.

Jul 19, 2021
Ep. 71: Here Are The Top 10 Cars That Died This Year And Why, PLUS Should Lexus Build A PICKUP?
59:11

We're taking some time in this episode of TFLtalk to say goodbye to the cars that are going away after 2021. These are the top 10 models that have died so far this year, and what's coming our way to replace them. There are some big names on here, so you won't want to miss this!

Jul 12, 2021
Ep. 70: Here's What It's Like To Road Trip A Porsche Taycan Cross-Country!
58:53

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this episode, Roman and Tommy discuss their recent experience road tripping a brand new Porsche Taycan 4S over 1,000 miles across the western U.S., from Los Angeles to Denver. 

Jul 05, 2021
Ep. 69: Buy These Cars RIGHT NOW Before They Become Major Collectibles!
56:29

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this episode, Nathan and Roman discuss some of the best cars in current production to buy right now, before they become huge collector items and their values shoot through the roof.

Jun 28, 2021
Ep. 68: I Get Hands-On With The 2022 Ford Bronco And Compare It DIRECTLY To The Jeep Wrangler!
01:06:01

In this episode of TFLtalk, we finally have the opportunity to really get down into the details on the 2021 Ford Bronco! Tommy recounts his experience checking out the all-new Bronco in Texas, and he and Roman discuss how it stacks up to the segment-leading Jeep Wrangler.

Jun 22, 2021
Ep. 67: We Get HANDS-ON With The 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Maverick AND Mercedes S-Class!
46:18

Welcome back to TFLtalk! In this episode, Roman and Tommy discuss some big-ticket events this week, including a hands-on look at the 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee, Ford Maverick and Mercedes-Benz S-Class. You won't want to miss it!

Jun 14, 2021
Ep. 66: These Are The Latest And Greatest Toyotas AND BMWs To Debut This Week!
45:17

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy cover the flood of new Toyota and BMW models to hit the scene this week, from the all-electric BMW i4 and iX to the gasoline-powered Toyota GR 86 and so much more. Here's what you need to know! 

Jun 07, 2021
Ep. 65: Used Car Prices Are INSANE — These Are The Worst (And Best) Deals You Can Get Right Now!
54:03

Welcome back to TFLtalk, where we're covering the absolute insanity that is the current used car market. In this episode, Roman and Nathan discuss a recent iSeeCars study, revealing some the top 10 worst and best used car deals compared to this time in 2020.

May 31, 2021
Ep. 64: Here's Everything You Need To Know About The New Nissan Pathfinder, Hyundai Ioniq 5 And VW Taos!
01:01:14

In this episode of TFLtalk, Andre and Nathan discuss some of the most recent cars that launched — and a couple cars that died — in the past week. We recently went to check out the Nissan Pathfinder, Hyundai Ioniq 5 and Volkswagen Taos: Here's what you need to know! 

May 24, 2021
Ep. 63: These Are The BEST And WORST Cars We've Driven In The Past 10 Years!
01:01:00

In this TFLtalk, Roman and Nathan cover 10 of the best and 10 of the worst cars the TFL team have driven over the past decade, between 2011 and 2021. There have been some awesome, epic moments...but also some seriously painful ones.

May 17, 2021
Ep. 62: I Road-Trip Our New Land Rover Defender Over 2,000 Miles! But Did It BREAK?
01:06:05

In this episode of TFLtalk, Tommy discusses his latest road trips, including a 2,000-mile journey to the Badlands, Devil's Tower National Monument and many other places in the Land Rover Defender. He covers the high points and issues along the way.

May 10, 2021
Ep. 61: Big Ass SUVs Compared: Grand Wagoneer vs. Chevy Suburban vs. Nissan Armada And More!
42:42

In this TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy talk about some of the biggest, baddest SUVs you can buy. From the Jeep Grand Wagoneer to the redesigned Nissan Armada, Chevrolet Suburban, as well as the Toyota Land Cruiser/Lexus LX 570 and so many more, here's what's happening in the big SUV world right now.

May 03, 2021
Ep. 60: Jeep Wrangler 4xe vs. Wrangler 392: Is The V8 Or Plug-In Hybrid Right For You?
01:00:24

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Nathan cover the two latest additions to the Jeep Wrangler lineup. On one end of the spectrum, you have the crazy V8-powered Wrangler 392. On the other, there's the more efficiency-minded Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid. Here are our thoughts on both as well as how they stack up to newcomers like the Ford Bronco and more!

Apr 27, 2021
Ep. 59: Here's Everything You Want To Know About The 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz PLUS The New Tucson!
51:04

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy discuss the brand new 2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz and its crossover cousin, the all-new Hyundai Tucson. Here's everything you need to know about both vehicles from A to Z!

Apr 20, 2021
Ep. 58: Here's What It's REALLY Like To Road Trip A Tesla Model Y, Plus TFL's Latest Car Reviews!
01:07:45

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy cover the enormously busy week we've had at the TFL office this past week. Headline events among everything we've done is a road trip in the Tesla Model Y Performance, as well as testing out the Mazda MX-5 RF as a livable everyday car, the refreshed Nissan Kicks, the new coupe-fied Infiniti QX55 and much more!

Apr 14, 2021
Ep. 57: Bronco Sport vs. RAV4 vs. Renegade vs. Crosstrek: Which Of These "Soft Roaders" Is Best OFF-Road?
54:36

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy discuss the red-hot Ford Bronco Sport alongside the Toyota RAV4, Jeep Renegade and Subaru Crosstrek. All of these cars have a more adventurous version, even if they are "soft roaders" compared to their more dedicated SUV counterparts (like the big Bronco). Which one of these cars is the best though?

Apr 08, 2021
Ep. 56: Here's What It's Like To Drive The First V8 Jeep Wrangler In 40 Years! First Drive Experience
49:55

It's a moment we've been anticipating for a long time, and now it's finally here. In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy discuss their experience driving the brand new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 — the first V8-powered Jeep Wrangler in decades. With the big modern 6.4-liter Hemi chucking out 470 horsepower, it's as much of a blast as you'd expect.

Apr 02, 2021
Ep. 55: Model Y vs. Mach-E vs. ID. 4 vs. Polestar 2: What's The BEST And WORST New Electric Car?
49:18

Tesla has more competition on its hands these days, but are any of its main rivals better? In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy discuss all the chief competitors to Tesla's market dominance, and how they stack up in different areas.

Mar 26, 2021
Ep. 54: Here's EVERYTHING You Need To Know About The Brand New Porsche 911!
46:46

In this TFLtalk podcast, Roman and Tommy discuss all the ins and outs of the latest Porsche 911 range. With this '992' generation, Porsche is bringing some notable changes to the lineup, while still keeping that pedigree we've all become familiar with over the past half-century.

Mar 19, 2021
Ep. 53: We Get HANDS-ON With The 2022 Jeep Wagoneer And Grand Wagoneer: Here's What We Learned!
44:34

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy cover their recent experience with the 2022 Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer. This week's reveal marks the first time in twenty years we've seen one of Jeep's most iconic nameplates on the road, but is it everything we expected or were hoping it would be? There are still more reviews to come, but here are our first impressions.

Mar 12, 2021
Ep. 52: Is The New Land Rover Defender The World's BEST Off-Roader? We Put It Against 5 Cars & Trucks To Find Out!
47:47

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy talk about our recent experience off-roading our 2020 Land Rover Defender against a host of other cars and trucks, including the Toyota FJ Cruiser, a lifted Toyota 4Runner; the Ford F-150 Raptor, Ram TRX and our modified Jeep Gladiator Rubicon. Here's how it did!

Mar 05, 2021
Ep. 51: These Are The BEST And WORST Automotive Infotainment Systems In The Industry!
45:05

In this TFLtalk episode, Roman and Tommy discuss some of the best and worst infotainment systems we come across. We have the opportunity to experience pretty much every brand, and some are just plain better and easier to use than others.

Feb 26, 2021
Ep. 50: These Are The BEST Budget Overlanders You Can Buy For Under $5,000 And $10,000!
43:26

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy cover some of the best budget overlanders you can buy. Depending on how much you have to spend, there are plenty of great examples for under $10,000 and, in some cases, under $5,000.

Feb 19, 2021
Ep. 49: More On The ELECTRIC Jeep Wrangler And All The Other Off-Road EVs Coming In 2021!
49:13

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy discuss the all-electric Jeep Wrangler concept hitting this year's Easter Jeep Safari, the Rivian R1T and R1S and more cool electric off-roaders headed our way in 2021.

Feb 10, 2021
Ep. 48: Wrangler vs. Defender vs. 4Runner vs. Bronco: Here Are The Pros & Cons About Each!
53:21

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy discuss the brand new Ford Bronco and Land Rover Defender against favorites like the Jeep Wrangler and Toyota 4Runner. Each one has its pros and cons, and we go into all the details right here! 

Feb 05, 2021
Ep. 47: Tesla Is Changing The Game With The Model S And Model X! Here's What You Need To Know
58:41

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy discuss some major changes happening with both the Tesla Model S and Model X. It's not just a facelift, either - we're talking huge performance gains, range updates and new tech! 

Jan 29, 2021
Ep. 46: Our Top Tips & Tricks For Buying A USED Car On Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace!
51:58

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy discuss the tips and tricks we use when looking for and buying a used vehicle through online listings like Criaglist or Facebook Marketplace. If you're looking to get the best deal, here's what you need to know!

Jan 22, 2021
Ep. 45: These Are The Top 10 Cool Cars NO ONE Bought In 2020!
38:21

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy discuss the top 10 cars which, despite being pretty cool for their own reasons, hardly anyone actually bought with their own money in 2020.

Jan 15, 2021
Ep. 44: How Does The Ford Mustang Mach-E Stack Up To The Tesla Model Y? We Compare Them!
43:59

In this episode of TFLtalk, we go into a deeper discussion of both the 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E and the Tesla Model Y. Did Ford really do enough to compete against Tesla's dominance, and what does the Model Y have to fend off Ford's assault?

Jan 10, 2021
Ep. 43: These Are The Cars That DIED In 2020!
42:05

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Tommy cover all the cars that rolled off into the sunset this year. There are actually quite a few recognizable models that were discontinued in 2020 - more than you might think!

Dec 30, 2020
Ep. 42: These Are The Cars Automakers SHOULD Import To The U.S.!
42:13

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Nathan discuss the cars sold in Europe, but are not available in the United States. We think some of these models deserve a chance over here, but take a listen and judge for yourself!

Dec 23, 2020
Ep. 41: These Are The Top 10 BEST Cars We've Driven All Year!
57:44

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Nathan discuss 10 of the absolute best cars we've driven all year. Admittedly, 2020 has been a crappy year all around, but it has been a great year when it came to new cars hitting the scene.

Dec 17, 2020
Ep. 40: Here's How We'd Fix Even More Struggling Car Companies (Pt. 2)
01:00:23

In a part two episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Nathan discuss what they'd do to fix even more struggling car companies, including Jaguar Land Rover, Ford, BMW, Mini and Buick.

Dec 10, 2020
Ep. 39: Here's How We'd Fix Nissan And Other Struggling Car Companies (Pt. 1)
47:32

In this episode of TFLtalk, Roman and Nathan cover some major issues facing storied car manufacturers. Forces both outside and within the company are creating serious problems, and we go through what we think is necessary to right the ship.

Dec 03, 2020
Ep. 38: Here's The Inside Story Of How We're Now On Our THIRD New Land Rover Defender!
50:19

What a long, strange and somewhat painful journey it's been. In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy give an A-Z update on how we've landed on our third - that's right, THIRD - brand new Land Rover Defender.

Nov 25, 2020
Ep. 37: Even In 2020, There Are STILL No Really Affordable Electric Cars (Yet)!
38:31

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Tommy and Nathan discuss the affordability of electric cars, both now and in the future. On the whole, EVs are still way too expensive for most people to afford brand new, and used examples lack the incentives that push some people into new EVs in the first place. That needs to change, and there are some players trying to introduce affordable EVs into the U.S. market.

Nov 17, 2020
Ep. 36: Hellcat EVERYTHING! Dodge Durango Hellcat, Challenger Super Stock And Charger Hellcat Redeye Deep Dive
43:54

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Nathan discuss the latest powerhouse V8 cars from Dodge. The 2021 Dodge Durango Hellcat, Challenger SRT Super Stock and Charger Hellcat Redeye pack more than 700 (or even 800) horsepower, and is the top of the Hemi heap. But is it short lived?

Nov 12, 2020
Ep. 35: The Toyota FJ Cruiser Is The Least Depreciating Car In America — Here’s Why YOU Should Buy One Today!
40:29

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Tommy and Roman discuss one of the lowest-depreciating cars around - and no, it's not the Jeep Wrangler. It is, in fact, the Toyota FJ Cruiser, which can set you back nearly as much as they cost to buy new! Here's what you need to know, and why you should consider picking one up. Or, if that's too much for your blood, consider a 4Runner.

Nov 05, 2020
Ep. 34: These Are The BEST New Cars To Drive In A Blizzard!
46:56

We were just hit by a major snowstorm, and that got us thinking...what are the best winter cars around? In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy discuss the best new cars you can buy to get you through any blizzard.

Oct 27, 2020
Ep. 33: These Are The Top 10 Best Bargain EVs From The Last 10-Years!
56:34

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy discuss the top 10 most affordable budget EVs. Most of these are what we call "California compliance cars" - they're inexpensive used EVs that won't break the bank, unlike new ones.

Oct 21, 2020
Ep. 32: Winter vs. All-Season vs. All-Weather Tires Explained!
38:22

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman discusses the ins and outs of winter tires with Pirelli's Director of Quality Ian Coke. What are the differences between pure winter, all-season and "all-weather" tires, and what choices do you need to make to get the best performance from your car when the snow falls?

Oct 14, 2020
Ep. 31: The 2021 Nissan Rogue Is A Serious Player In Crossovers — Here's Everything That's Changed!
52:17

In this episode of Talkin' Cars, Roman discusses the ins and outs of the 2021 Nissan Rogue with our friend Alex Dykes from Alex on Autos. The Rogue fights in a fiercely competitive segment against the Toyota RAV4 and Honda CR-V among several others, so is it different enough? Here's what works (and what needs some more attention)!

Oct 05, 2020
Ep. 30: These Are The Top 10 AFFORDABLE Future Collectibles!
47:55

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Nathan discuss 10 of the future collectibles you can buy without actually breaking the bank right now. These are actually affordable, but you'll have to act fast before they shoot up in value!

Sep 28, 2020
Ep. 29: 2021 BMW M3 And M4: Here's Everything You Need To Know!
36:22

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy discuss the ins and outs of the 2021 BMW M3 and M4. Here's everything that changed, and exactly how much the new models cost. From styling to performance, technology and more, here's everything you need to know!

Sep 22, 2020
Ep. 28: The Nissan Z Proto Knocks It Out Of the Park! Or Does It?
31:29

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Nathan discuss everything we learned about last night's reveal of the Nissan "Z Proto", which is a strong hint at the next production model to replace the aging 370Z. Did Nissan crush it with this design, or does it leave a lot to be desired?

Sep 16, 2020
Ep. 27: We Get The INSIDE Scoop On The Brand New Jeep Wrangler 4xe!
30:37

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy take a deep dive into the brand new Jeep Wrangler 4xe plug-in hybrid with FCA Head of Global Propulsion Systems Micky Bly. With 375 horsepower, it's currently the most powerful Wrangler, but it also promises to be the most efficient version with pure electric driving capability.

Sep 08, 2020
Ep. 26: How Much Was The Jeep Grand Wagoneer Concept Inspired By The Original? Find Out From The Head Designer!
31:23

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, we're taking a deeper dive with the brand new Jeep Grand Wagoneer concept. While the actual production car won't emerge until next year, FCA Head of Design Ralph Gilles explains the decisions that went into this latest concept, including features that were inspired by the original Grand Wagoneer design from the 1960s.

Sep 03, 2020
Ep. 25: These Are The Top 10 Coolest New Cars We Can't Wait To Drive In 2021!
34:23

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy discuss the top 10 new cars we're most excited to experience in 2021. From the new Ford Bronco to the all-electric Audi e-tron GT and more, there's quite a spread of sweet new cars hitting the scene next year!

Aug 31, 2020
Ep. 24: These New Korean Cars Are Killing It In 2020 - How Hyundai and Kia Are Winning The Car Wars!
35:01

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy discuss the three Korean car brands that are changing the automotive landscape: Hyundai, Kia and Genesis. The automaker has come a long way in the past decade, and these are some of the blockbuster cars that are have come to define the brands now and will continue to do so in the coming years.

Aug 24, 2020
Ep. 23: These Are The Top 5 'Soft-Roaders' That AREN'T Subarus!
38:46

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy discuss five of the best so-called 'soft-roader' SUVs that aren't Subarus. Soft-roaders are all-wheel drive crossovers that can tackle some light trails, but don't pack the kit to tackle the Rubicon Trail...which is perfect, if you don't need that much out of your adventure car.

Aug 17, 2020
Ep. 22: These Are The Top 10 Cars COVID Killed In 2020!
42:18

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy discuss 10 more cars to meet their end in 2020, either directly or indirectly due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the automotive industry.

Aug 10, 2020
Ep. 21: These Are The Hottest New Cars of 2020 - Land Rover Defender, Chevy Corvette, Tesla Model Y & Ford Bronco!
55:34

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy cover some of the coolest, hottest cars that came out in 2020 including the Land Rover Defender, Chevy Corvette, Tesla Model Y & Ford Bronco!. Whether its a symbol of the future, a game-changing sports car or the return of an icon, we're covering it here! 

Aug 03, 2020
Ep. 20: Here's EVERYTHING You Need To Know About The Brand New 2021 Chevy Suburban & Tahoe!
34:47

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Tommy and Roman talk about the latest version of the automotive world's longest-running nameplate: the 2021 Chevrolet Suburban. There's a new version of Chevy's iconic SUV out this year, as well as it's little brother, the Tahoe. Here's everything you need to know about both of these new SUVs this year!

Jul 27, 2020
Ep. 19: Should You Buy A Tesla Model Y Over A Model 3 Or Model X? We've Owned All Three
44:52

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Trucks, it's all about Tesla! By now, we've owned the Model 3, Model X and Model Y — but which car should you actually buy? They each have their pros and cons, and in this podcast Tommy and Roman cover our experience owning each of Tesla's most modern cars.

Jul 20, 2020
Ep. 18: The Ford Bronco Is BACK! Here's How It Stacks Up To Jeep, Land Rover And Toyota
34:38

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, we're talking all about the 2021 Ford Bronco! Tommy and Roman go through everything we know after Ford debuted their first Bronco in over 20 years, and how it looks against its chief rival, the Jeep Wrangler, as well as its competitors from Land Rover and Toyota.

Jul 14, 2020
Ep. 17: If You're Looking For An Electric Car, Here Are The Top 10 INCREDIBLE Bargain Buys!
53:05

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy discuss 10 of the best budget (used) electric cars you can actually buy without breaking the bank. After all, as inexpensive as electric cars are to run, we can't all afford to run out and buy a new Tesla (or even a used one).

Jul 03, 2020
Ep. 16: All You Need Is A Phone And This App To Never Get Lost Off-Road Ever Again!
40:14

Brought to you by the onX Offroad app for iOS and Android. Click the link to onX Offroad here and enter promo code "TFL" for 20% off your first year!

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy talk with Ted and Chris from onX Offroad Maps, who have created a new piece of software to ensure you don't get lost in the wilderness, even when the pavement (and your phone's GPS signal) ends.

Jun 26, 2020
Ep. 15: Top 10 Things The 2021 Ford Bronco HAS To Do To Take On The Jeep Wrangler!
49:10

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy discuss the 2021 Ford Bronco. More specifically, these are the 10 things we think the new Bronco has to do in order to effectively compete against its chief rival, the Jeep Wrangler.

Jun 19, 2020
Ep. 14: Here’s How To Spot An Honest (Or Not) Car Review!
47:11

In this TFL Talkin' Cars, we're talking all about reviews. Not just a review of a particular car, however — we're talking about the process of reviewing cars. With car reviews and sponsored content both published to social media channels and online video platforms, Roman and Tommy discuss the differences between an honest (non-sponsored) car review and a paid advertisement.

Jun 08, 2020
Ep. 13: Here's Why Subarus Are GOOD And BAD Off-Road!
48:37

Brought to you by the onX Offroad app for iOS and Android. Click the link to onX Offroad here and enter promo code "TFL" for 20% off your first year!

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy argue about how off-roading in a Subaru has its good and bad points. We've been asked whether you should consider taking a modern Subaru off the beaten track (it is all-wheel drive after all), and today's discussion goes through Subaru's history and its modern offerings.

May 28, 2020
Ep. 12: Here's How Kia May Change The Game For Electric Cars!
49:03

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman chats about the future of Kia's electric vehicle platforms and upcoming designs with Steve Kosowski, Manager of Long Range Strategy and Planning with Kia. From Kia's first dedicated EV with over 300 miles of range to other radical designs from what we know now, we get more details on just how the company could change up the electric car market in the next 3 to 5 years.

May 19, 2020
Ep. 11: Namibia Safari - Here’s What The New Land Rover Defender REALLY Drives Like Off-Road!
43:10

Brought to you by the onX Offroad app for iOS and Android. Click the link to onX Offroad here and enter promo code "TFL" for 20% off your first year!

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy talk to Scott Brady, publisher of the Overland Journal, about the all-new 2020 Land Rover Defender. Scott's actually had a chance to drive the Defender in Namibia - and he's one of the few people to get a serious amount of seat time with the new model. Here's what it's like!

May 13, 2020
Ep. 10: These Are The Best (And Worst) Off-Road Cars And Trucks We've Owned!
50:49

Brought to you by the onX Offroad app for iOS and Android. Click the link to onX Offroad here and enter promo code "TFL" for 20% off your first year!

Over the past decade, we've had quite a few off-road worthy cars and trucks in our fleet. Roman and Tommy cover the best (and the worst) we've had yet!

May 07, 2020
Ep. 9: These Are Most (And Least) Reliable Cars and Trucks!
42:46

Brought to you by the onX Offroad app for iOS and Android. Click the link to onX Offroad here and enter promo code "TFL" for 20% off your first year!

This TFL Talkin' Cars podcast is all about reliability through the eyes of Dan Buxbaum, an entrepreneur who built a business out of renting cars using Turo. Which were the most popular vehicles in his fleet, and which were the biggest headaches to maintain? Tune in for the answers to those questions and more!

 

Apr 28, 2020
Ep. 8: What's The Best Car or Truck to Drive Around The World? Expedition Overland Knows The Answer!
01:03:15

Brought to you by the onX Offroad app for iOS and Android. Click the link to onX Offroad here and enter promo code "TFL" for 20% off your first year!

In this episode of the TFL Talkin' Cars podcast, we talk with the team from Expedition Overland on their greatest adventures, vehicles and tips on how to get into the overlanding lifestyle. If you're an adventurous type and off-roading enthusiast, you don't want to miss this one!

Apr 22, 2020
Ep. 7: What's The Future Of Car Design? We Speak With A Leading Automotive Designer To Find Out!
46:13

How are past designs, technology and customer demands shaping the cars of the future? In this episode of the TFL Talkin' Cars podcast, Roman and Tommy have a chat with Chris Chapman, senior chief designer for Hyundai Design North America, to find out.

Apr 13, 2020
Ep. 6: These Are The 10 Best Off-Road Bargains For Around $5,000!
48:03

We all love off-roading here at TFL, but even we aren't prepared for the sheer price some of these new, dirt-worthy SUVs and trucks cost. Instead of breaking the bank on a brand-new off-roader, Roman and Tommy discuss the best off-road bargains you can buy for around $5,000. Oh yes, we show you can get into off-roading without destroying your wallet.

Apr 07, 2020
Ep. 5: Is The Future Of Jeep Electric? We Ask Head Honcho Jim Morrison!
42:33

From the iconic Wrangler to the Gladiator pickup and everywhere in between, Jeep has built a whole range of vehicles to suit owners who want an SUV or truck with off-road heritage backed in. In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy discuss where Jeep's been and where it's going with the Head of Jeep Brand North America, Jim Morrison.

Apr 02, 2020
Ep. 4: Here's Why The Toyota 4Runner Is A BETTER All-Rounder Than The Jeep Wrangler!
47:28

What do you buy if you want an off-roader that also works as a daily driver? Nearly half a million people chose a Jeep Wrangler last year, but is that really the best choice? In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy discuss the 4Runner's history and what makes it a good all-around choice for an off-road SUV.

Mar 31, 2020
Ep. 3: Here's What's Good, Bad and Ugly About the 2020 Land Rover Defender!
47:11

In this episode of TFL Talkin' Cars, Roman and Tommy discuss the ins and outs of the 2020 Land Rover Defender. The iconic 4x4 SUV returns after a two decade absence here in the United States, and it's a serious contender against the Jeep Wrangler and the upcoming Ford Bronco as an off-roader. But is it all good, or are there some bad and ugly parts as well?

Mar 25, 2020
Ep. 2: Top 10 Easter Jeep Concepts Over The Past Decade
41:45

Jeep is one of the most iconic brands around, and thanks to owners' deep loyalty and imagination, a whole event exists in Moab, Utah each year — known as the Easter Jeep Safari — to have some serious fun off-road and show off what these SUVs can really do.

 

Unfortunately, ongoing public health concerns compelled Jeep to pull out of the 2020 Easter Jeep Safari, and with it we won't see the concepts they've prepared first hand in Moab. However, there are still plenty of great concepts from the past to discuss. In this podcast, Roman and Tommy discuss the greatest EJS concepts from the past decade.

Mar 18, 2020
Ep. 1: 2021 Ford Bronco LEAKED Ahead Of Its Official Debut!
46:06

If you're waiting anxiously for the 2021 Ford Bronco, you don't have too much longer. Some folks are clearly tired of waiting, though, since some new uncovered photos made it out onto the Internet this week — showing exactly what Ford has up their sleeve for their Jeep Wrangler fighter. Roman and Tommy discuss the new Bronco and how it's shaping up against the Wrangler and the Land Rover Defender.

Mar 11, 2020