Car Stuff Podcast

Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green,electric cars,classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast... Show More

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Host Tom Appel and co-host Damon Bell start off the show with a discussion of General Motors' recently leaked plans to revive its Hummer brand name on a pure-electric GMC pickup truck. Next, we chat about one of our recent Consumer Guide test-fleet vehicles: the 2020 Lincoln Corsair AWD Reserve. Michelle Krebs of Cox Automotive and the AutoTrader Group calls in to give us the scoop on some of Cox's automotive-industry in... Read more

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Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start the show by discussing the latest developments in the saga of former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn--his dramatic recent escape from Japan, after spending almost all of 2019 incarcerated for alleged financial crimes. We then talk about Jill's test vehicle this week: the 2020 Acura RDX A-Spec compact SUV. Mark Bilek, Senior Director of Communications and Technology for ... Read more

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January 3, 2020 54 min

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start the show with a discussion of Jeep's forthcoming plug-in-hybrid Wrangler, Compass, and Renegade models, and their sub-brand name: 4xe. We then discuss Jill's recent test vehicle: the 2020 Hyundai Palisade Limited. Paul Herrold, Chief Editor at Sons of Speed, joins us in-studio to talk about his video review of the 2020 Toyota Supra. Tom has another "punn... Read more

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Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell open the show with a chat about the forthcoming introduction of the 2021 GMC Yukon and Yukon XL full-size SUVs. We then discuss Jill's test vehicle this week: the 2020 Genesis G70. John Voelcker, former Editor-in-Chief and current principle contributor to greencarreports.com, calls in to discuss his article "Busting 7 of the Most Common Myths About Electric Cars,&... Read more

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December 20, 2019 53 min

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start the show by discussing the phasing out of the federal tax credit for electric vehicles, and how consumers and automakers will be affected. Jill fills us in on her preview-drive experience with Mazda's new-for-2020 CX-30 compact crossover. John Kraman, Lead TV Commentator/Analyst for Mecum Auctions, calls in for an interview on the upcoming auction of the origina... Read more

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Host Tom Appel and co-host Damon Bell start the show by discussing the recent news that TEN Publishing is discontinuing the print editions of 19 car magazines, including Automobile and Truck Trend. Next, we talk about the 2020 Honda Civic Hatchback Sport Touring, one of our Consumer Guide test-fleet vehicles this week. Harvey Briggs, Editor and Publisher of Rides & Drives (ridesanddrives.com), calls in for ... Read more

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December 6, 2019 52 min

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start the show with a discussion Buick's recently announced decision to discontinue the Regal Sportback and Regal TourX wagon. Jill fills us in our her preview-drive experience with Hyundai's completely redesigned 2020 Sonata midsize sedan. Gretchen Sauer, Brand Manager for the new Lincoln Corsair compact luxury crossover, calls in for an interview on the Corsair,... Read more

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November 29, 2019 53 min

Tom, Jill and Damon open the show with a discussion of Tesla's controversial Cybertruck and the media circus surrounding it. We then chat about Jill's test vehicle this week: the 2020 BMW M340i xDrive sedan. Next, Damon gives a complete "sneak peek" rundown of Consumer Guide's Best Buy picks for 2020, and we discuss the award-winning vehicles. 

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November 24, 2019 54 min

Host Tom Appel and co-host Damon Bell start the show with a discussion of the 2021 Mustang Mach-E, Ford's ground-breaking (and provocatively named) new pure-electric crossover SUV. We then chat about Damon's test vehicle this week: the 2020 Mazda 3 AWD hatchback. Next, co-host Jill Ciminillo calls in live from the Los Angeles Auto Show and gives us the scoop on the news-making new vehicles on display at the show--includi... Read more

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November 17, 2019 53 min

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell kick off the show with a discussion of the recently announced all-wheel-drive versions of the Toyota Camry and Toyota Avalon. We then discuss Jill's test vehicle this week: the 2020 Nissan Versa SR. Pete Milo, Chief Engineer of the Jeep Wrangler and Gladiator, calls in for an interview on the 2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel. Damon gives a run-down of the articles posted ... Read more

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Host Tom Appel and co-host Damon Bell start off the show with a discussion of the SEMA Show, a colossal automotive-aftermarket trade show that is held annually in Las Vegas. Next, we talk about the 2020 Volvo S60 T8 Inscription, one of our Consumer Guide test-fleet vehicles this week. Collectible Automobile magazine Editor-in-Chief John Biel is in-studio next, to fill us in on the history of the magazine and the evolution of the... Read more

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November 3, 2019 54 min

The show kicks off with a discussion of Ford's decision to discontinue the Flex, its boxy three-row, seven-seat crossover wagon. Next, we talk about the 2020 Toyota Avalon Limited, one of our Consumer Guide test-fleet vehicles this week. Cars.com Editor-in-Chief Jenni Newman then joins us in-studio for a wide-ranging discussion on common car-seat mistakes parents make, Cars.com's 2019 Car Seat Check Honor Roll, and what ... Read more

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