Join Sunday Times motoring journalist Thomas Falkiner on Cargumentative: a sometimes-pugnacious podcast about all things cars and motoring.

Resident guests include fellow enthusiasts Mark Poluta, Mike Salomon and Nadav Ravid. Expect spirited banter about everything from general car culture and classics right through to new releases and industry news. Sit down, plug in and gear up.

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Cargumentative | The sweet sound of speed

In this episode the guys are tasked with choosing their best sounding racing car of all time. Yep, turn up the volume because this is going to be a good one. You also get to vote on our poll for the car that gets your ears the most excited. There’s also a healthy dose of industry news plus a debate on whether or not Thomas should trade his Materia Turbo in on a second-generation Toyota Prius. ​

Cargumentative | How to restore a Dino

In this episode the guys talk to Concours SA winner, Vic Campher, about what went into restoring his beautiful 1971 Dino 246 GT.

They also talk about what’s been happening in the car world and Nadav has a rant about poor dealer sales service. ​

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PODCAST SPECIAL | To the Concours of course

In this episode the guys don their chino slacks and panama hats to broadcast live from the annual Concours SA held at Steyn City.

They take a closer look at some of the cars on show, chat to one of the judges and speak to an owner of a seriously mint Porsche 356. ​

Cargumentative | The vehicle maintenance house-call concept

In this episode Mike get’s out of his comfort zone and into Thomas’s very comfy chair in the studio.

In the age of Uber-Eats and apps for everything is there a possibility of an introduction of the house call for car maintenance?

What is happening in the classic car market and what would tempt the presenters to shell out their hard earned cash right now?

Cargumentative | 2019 SA Festival of Motoring doesn't live up to the hype

In this episode, the team discusses the latest Festival of Motoring. Mark attended the event and reports back to the team, saying that he was less then impressed.

Coupé? Spyder? Shooting brake? The guys also explain the various (and often confusing) body styles that define the automotive world.

Finally, they also talk to Mark about his epic road trip enjoyed behind the wheel of his 911 3.2 Carrera.

Cargumentative | Wheels Club Wonderland

In this episode the guys broadcast live from the ultra-exclusive Wheels Club – a one-stop shop for people looking to buy or care for their exotic or classic cars. They also speak to Brad Homan from Rocket Auto Care about the ins and outs of automotive detailing and choose their favourite cars featured at the recent Goodwood Festival of Speed.​

Cargumentative | Swine or Pearl?

In this week’s episode the guys discuss Mike’s latest secondhand misadventure: an early Porsche 911 SC Targa fitted with an aftermarket turbocharger kit. With Nadav absent Mike also gets a chance to finally tell Thomas and Mike about his recent trip to the UK where he drove a bunch of special sports cars including an original Honda NSX. ​

Cargumentative | Gymkhana life & best advice

In this episode the guys speak to South African Gymkhana Grid driving sensation, Carl van As, on his rise up the motorsport ladder. They also team up to offer some secondhand car buying advice for confused friend and Business Day Company’s editor, Nick Wilson. ​

Cargumentative | It’s all Greek to us

In this episode the guys discuss Audi’s ridiculously complicated nomenclature system and why they’d be better off using QR codes in place of traditional badges.

They also explain why the 24 Hours of Le Mans is so special and delve into Thomas’ secret life as a C-list TV celebrity.

Oh and there’s news – lots of it.​

Cargumentative | Coulthard gives us wings

n this episode Thomas is away on a car launch leaving Nadav, Mike and Mark to man the fort. As such they nerd-out on unattainable supercars and play another of game of Hoon-Marry-Destroy. Special guest David Coulthard talks to them about Formula 1 and whether or not it has a future in South Africa. ​

Cargumentative | How to build an Outlaw 911

With Nadav living his best life down at The Beach House, Thomas, Mike and Mark are joined by Matthew Barnes: a Porschephile who has spent the last six years building his very own Outlaw Porsche 911 – with his own hands in his own garage. The guys also discuss how we consume motoring media in the digital age.​

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