Drive the Bid Podcast: Overrated Cars

Published on 5/26/2023 10:26:11 AM

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Adoration is a funny thing. Popularity is something for which is often striven, but that doesn’t mean something popular is good. While we are not here to suggest what we think is overrated is bad, we simply are interested in presenting a perspective on vehicles that may need to be brought down a notch or two.

In episode seven of Drive the Bid, Derek Shiekhi, “Jalopy Jeff” Sutton and I select several vehicles from various eras that may have achieved a certain level of popularity with enthusiasts, but perhaps one or more of us feel the popularity is not quite deserved at that level. For example, one of my choices was the 1970 Buick GS Stage 1 — not because I am dismissive of it, but because Buick performance fans are zealous to a fault. Cliché comments like “King of Torque!” ignores the fact that Oldsmobile too offered an engine with 510 lb-ft of torque, and Chevrolet and Pontiac were only 10 behind, which is a negligible amount considering what crosses the finish line first is what truly matters. Do LS6 Chevelle folks harp on about “King of Horsepower?”

That’s an overrated car for another day.

Other discussions included news on the Cadillac Escalade IQ, a Demon-powered Chrysler Pacifica, and the BMW Z4 Shooting Brake Concept.