Episode 29: Gimme the Knob

April 25, 2024


Hear ye! Hear ye! It’s Episode 29!

This week, Nathan tells us about the 2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter he drove a few weeks ago — he calls it a ’25 on the podcast, but it’s actually a ’24 — aimed squarely at the Colorado ZR2, Canyon AT4, and Ranger Raptor. Is its hardcore off-road hardware and hybrid powertrain enough to make it stand out? It sure looks the part.

Plus, Imran has a confession to make: he has a crush on his press car this week, the new-for-2024 Crosstrek Wilderness. In fact, of all the subcompact-ish crossovers out there, that’s the one he’d park in his driveway — much to Nathan’s bemusement, who’s still coming off his HR-V high.

And finally, Nick’s in the X1 M35i, the hot hatch-ish variant of BMW’s ubiquitous X1. He wants to like it, but there are a couple of things holding him back. BMW, if you’re reading — or listening — make the “Sport” programming for the transmission standard.

Here’s what we discussed this week:

  • 2024 Toyota Tacoma Trailhunter
  • 2024 Subaru Crosstrek Wilderness
  • 2024 BMW X1 M35i

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