Cargumentative

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

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.

An Arena Holdings Production.

Keywords: Motorsport, cars, motoring, car spotter , podcast, auto, car lover, automotive news, vehicle, car news, car manufacturers

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30
MAR

Strange and quirky cars

In this episode of Cargumentative the guys talk about strange and quirky cars. From nuclear powered Fords to obscure, gullwing-doored Toyota coupes from the 1990s, sit back and enjoy an interesting drive into the automotive unknown. They also touch on the latest news and chat about what cars they've been driving.
16
MAR

Cars that ignite passion & motoring pet-peeves 

In this episode of Cargumentative, our panel of motoring journalists discuss what they love and loath about cars. 

The team deep-dive into the iconic classic cars that fueled their adoration for all things motoring, as well as the modern trends that just drive them crazy. 
09
MAR

Covid-19 hits the motoring industry hard

Motoring shows, racing events and motoring production chains have undoubtedly been affected by the global outbreak of Covid-19.

In this episode of Cargumentative, the team looks at the huge impact Covid-19 is having on all sectors of the global motoring industry. They speculate that the outbreak may mark the end of the traditional motor show, will make it significantly harder to access cars and is likely to lead to the cancellation of prestigious motoring events.
02
MAR

Why don't South Africans like station wagons?

In this episode of Cargumentative the guys discuss why the station wagon hasn’t been more popular in South Africa. They also chat about what they’ve been driving lately and what car launches they have attended. ​
25
FEB

Listener question: Have modern cars become too clinical to be fun?

Modern cars have long been criticised by petrol heads for being monotonous and overly clinical. The assertion that all modern cars are missing “character” is a common accusation levelled against them.

In this episode of Cargumentative, the guys try to tackle a listener's question which divides the room.

Are modern cars boring or incredibly efficient and user-friendly?
23
FEB

Second hand car challenge: impressing ladies on a budget

In this episode of Cargumentative the guys are tasked with finding a secondhand car (for R200,000 or less) that’s guaranteed to make a strong impression on a first date.
Which one will win Producer Paige’s approval?

There’s also a generous serving of motoring news and a spirited discussion about the new BMW M135i​
10
FEB

SUV's with classic car potential

In this episode the guys have to pick a SUV – past or present – that has the potential to become a future classic. They also touch on all the latest motoring news and talk about the launches they’ve been on and cars they’ve driven.  ​
03
FEB

What to expect from SA's motoring scene in 2020

A new decade. A new year. A brand new show.Cargumentative is making a comeback in 2020 with an exciting new panel of in-house presenters. In this episode host Thomas Falkiner is joined in studio by motoring journalists and industry heavy-weights Denis Droppa, Brenwin Naidu and Shaun Korsten.They discuss the latest motoring news, chat about what they’ve been testing and what new cars we can look forward to in 2020. ​
04
NOV
2019

Halloween Special: Motoring horror stories

In this episode the guys are joined in studio by local Porsche hot-rodder, Matthew Barnes. In the spirit of Halloween they bear all and regale you with their darkest automotive horror stories.

They also touch on some news and Thomas chats about innovative Jaguar Land Rover Experience Centre. ​
21
OCT
2019

Racing the Devil

In this episode the guys talk to Mike about an informal race he staged between his Lamborghini Diablo and a friend’s helicopter.

They also have a lengthy news segment and chat about the upcoming Kyalami 9-Hour.
14
OCT
2019

The importance of proportion

In this episode the guys have a crack at tackling the importance of proportion in car design. They also touch on some interesting news topics – a record-setting hearse parade at Kyalami – and talk about owning cars they wish they hadn’t.​

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