Episode 35: Rose-Tinted Glasses

June 27, 2024


Welcome to Episode 35!

This week, we’re kicking things off by welcoming our newest contributor to the team! Everyone, meet Paolo Manalo: he’s always well-dressed, he owns the mintiest E39 530i M-Sport, and this week, he shares his thoughts on the freshly redesigned Santa Fe Hybrid.

Plus, we’re revisting two familiar cars this week: the still-shockingly-good Prius Prime, and the still-delicous IS 500. Except this time, we can’t help but wonder if we were looking back at the IS 500 with rose-tinted glasses. Indeed a conundrum.

Here’s what we discussed this week:

  • Paolo’s own toy, a manual-swapped 2003 BMW 530i M-Sport
  • The 2024 Hyundai Santa Fe Hybrid
  • The 2024 Toyota Prius Prime
  • The 2024 Lexus IS 500

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