I've solved the Great Dane/Auto-X/Canyon conundrum....feast your eyes on the older Subaru Forester 2.5XT Sport...you can get them in a manual, WRX power, plenty of cargo room, and not an SUV--what do I win???? :) :
One car that came to mind for Adam in Poland is the Ford Focus ST Estate (I'm assuming it's available in Poland as it is in the majority of Europe):
This would provide him with a lot of versatility/cargo room for family-duty and would still be a laugh on a back road...plus it's likely within budget and should prove reliable, especially with a warranty; something to consider!
Great episode as always.
Similar to Peter in NJ, I also take your podcast with me when driving, when working (at home) and even when working out at the gym like right now. Great to have solid car-enthusiast content wherever I am, thanks!
Absolutely; admittedly I paused the podcast to write the above comment, and y'all hit the nail on the head regarding the Volt.
I saw in the new Volt at the same show and much prefer the styling of the first generation. We all know the Prius will sell like hotcakes pretty much no matter what it looks like; it will be interesting to see how the Volt sells with it's relatively mundane styling.
Nice show guys--I've recently been getting more into your YouTube channel (was a casual watcher for the past year or so), keep up the good work!
I attended the San Francisco Int'l Auto Show over the weekend and have to say (man, this is hard to say as a car enthusiast!) that I actually really liked the new Pruis' styling. I was prepared to hate it based on photos, and live in the Bay Area where there are probably more Pruii running around than anywhere else, so I know I'll be seeing a TON of them.
But, the average Hybrid/EV buyer wants a car with distinctive styling (the Honda Civic Hybrid did not sell well because it didn't look different)--people want others to know they are driving an alternatively-fueled car. Yes, the new Prius isn't necessarily pretty, but I will say that it's a very striking car, and I prefer it to the current generation because I strongly believe the worst car designs are the boring ones...at least this new one is very weird/different and stands out. I also found the interior to be refreshingly open with tons of visibility out, contrary to most new cars will mail-slot windows (i.e. Camaro, etc).
Anyway, just my two cents...thanks again for the great videos and podcast!