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.

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

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14
JUL

Dealerships are under pressure - NADA

In this episode of Cargumentative the team is joined in the virtual studio by Mark Dommisse, chairman of the National Automobile Dealers' Association (NADA). The guys chat to him about the state of the local automotive industry and how it's coping with the Covid-19 pandemic. They also ask a question that many of you listeners have been asking - why are cars so expensive in South Africa? You can also expect a hearty serving of news and a rundown of what each of the team members have been driving lately. 
07
JUL

The world's best and worst places to drive

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner in joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. This week the guys talk about the best and worst places they have ever ever driven as well as what peeves them off out on our everyday roads. They also chat about the new Renault Megane R.S 300 Trophy and what's been happening in the world of Formula 1.
01
JUL

Taking a drive with SA's classic car enthusiasts

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner and Denis Droppa are joined in the virtual studio by guests Reuben van Niekerk (Leisure Wheels) and Stuart Grant (The Float Chamber) to talk about classic cars and the joys of driving them in Lockdown level 3. They also bring you your usual dose of industry news and chat about what they've been driving.
23
JUN

New Toyota Corolla sedan is good looking but thirsty

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. They touch on all the latest industry news and also talk about what cars they've been driving.

Denis and Brenwin have both enjoyed the new Toyota Corolla sedan while Thomas has been having a ball in the Suzuki Swift Sport. The team also discusses the in and outs of car auctions as well as Ford's new sim racing competition that starts on June 29.
17
JUN

Our top car picks for 2020 so far

This week on Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in studio by Brenwin Naidu and resident petrosexual - Phuti Mpyane​. This week the gents have a mid-year report and talk about cars that have impressed impressed them in 2020 thus far. They also chew the fat on the latest motoring news.
08
JUN

Are French and Italian cars really unreliable?

​In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner in joined in studio by Denis Droppa and Phuti Mpyane. They discuss what what's been happening in the motoring world, what they've driving and whether or not any of them could actually buy and own a French or Italian motor vehicle.
01
JUN

Exploring SA's car communities

​In this episode of Cargumentive, Thomas Falkiner is reunited in the real-world studio with Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. The guys chat about what they've been driving as well as what's been happening on the news front of things. Producer Paige also makes an appearance behind the mic to ask the gents about the different types of car people you get in the world.
25
MAY

'Buying down' in light of Covid-19

In this episode of Cargumentive Thomas Falkiner is once again joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu. This week they talk about 'buying down' in light of the Covid-19 crisis and what vehicles you should consider from three main segments of the market - hatchbacks, sedans and SUVS. There's also a good dose of news plus a side helping of banter.
18
MAY

Iconic cars that don't live up to the hype

​The band is back together! In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner is joined in the virtual studio by Denis Droppa and Brenwin Naidu to talk about what's been happening in the motoring world over the last two weeks. They also chat about meeting their heros – cars that they long held in high regard and finally got a chance to drive.
11
MAY

Crossing Africa in a Hillman Imp - Terence Tracey shares his adventure 

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner chats to Terence Tracey about his epic 2013 trek from Johannesburg to London in his 1963 Hillman Imp - an adventure that many of us can only dream of. Tracey reveals why he did it, what he encountered along the way and what it felt like to finally reach his destination. Not one to be missed!
04
MAY

The golden age of SA motorsport ft. racing legend Deon Joubert

In this episode of Cargumentative, Thomas Falkiner has a one-on-one with SA racing legend, Deon Joubert. From his rise up the ranks to racing overseas at Monza and battling it out in the country’s once-proud super touring car series, Joubert spills the beans on local motorsport’s so-called ‘golden era’.​
27
APR

Talking classic Porsche restoration with Wernher Hartzenberg

In this episode of Cargumentative Thomas Falkiner has a one-on-one with Wernher Hartzenberg from Aircooled Wonders about the ins and outs of classic Porsche restoration, why the 928 makes a surprisingly good racing car and what it's like to drive a 356 Carrera 2 from Johannesburg to Matjiesfontein​. 

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