Things are pretty quiet in the automotive world right now what with the Detroit Auto Show in the past and a couple weeks to go until the Chicago Auto Show, so we happened to record a very tidy podcast for you this week. 42 minutes and 14 seconds, think that's a record for us, or at least the shortest episode in a good long while. Nevertheless, we've packed the show with some good car talk. We begin by discussing the merits of BMW exporting the 1-Series to the U.S. and ask the question, "Which is uglier, the new Ford Focus or the BMW 1-Series?" We also bring up the topic of the Mazda3's recently discovered issue with breaking and entering (gotta get on that, Mazda!). Next up is talk of the Bullitt Mustang that's on its way with 400 horsepower and a chassis tuned for handling. We thought we liked the Shelby GT, but the Bullitt will be the bomb all-around Mustang when it debuts in a few. Finally, Dan Roth's Future Classic post on the Ford Taurus inspired us to eulogize the old girl on the podcast. It was a great car in its day, revolutionary even, but it's fall from grace was swift and unmerciful in the late '90s and post-millennium. Bada-bing, bada-boom, 42 minutes later our stimulating car talk comes to an end. Enjoy the show!

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