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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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.​
07
OCT
2019

In search of cheap luxury

In this episode the guys are tasked with choosing their best second-hand luxury saloon car for under R500,000. They also have an extra long news segment to keep you all up to date with what’s been happening in the automotive world. ​
30
SEP
2019

TV on the radio

In this episode the guys are joined in studio by Ignition TV presenter Marius Roberts. They talk about his recent Lamborghini road trip through Italy and also offer some buying advice for a listener looking to upgrade from a faulty Audi A3 to a sport two-seater convertible. ​
23
SEP
2019

Car crazes that we just don't get

In this episode the guys chat about car crazes they don’t understand. Particularly ones that seem to make cars worse – like lowering them until they scrape over pretty much everything. They also chat about the 20-year anniversary of the venerable Porsche 911 GT3 and, of course, bicker about the latest news stories.

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