Car Stuff Podcast: Buying a car in the Covid Era, VW Golf + Honda's discontinued vehicles

Car Stuff Podcast: Buying a car in the Covid Era, VW Golf + Honda's discontinued vehicles
OK. I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted. But I’ve been in the process of moving and have finally settled. Of course, the new abode is .6 miles from our mayor’s house, which brings all sorts of interesting new problems. But I digress. So, on to the topic at hand: This week’s Consumer... Read more »

2020 Subaru Outback: The perfect intersection of SUV and car

2020 Subaru Outback: The perfect intersection of SUV and car
The all-new 2020 Subaru Outback is — and always has been — based on the Legacy platform. Even so, I find it odd the Outback is technically classified as a wagon. It has standard all-wheel drive, a higher ride height and excellent cargo capacity.  Plus, it just looks more like a sport utility vehicle than... Read more »

6 things to know about the 2021 Kia K5

6 things to know about the 2021 Kia K5
Kia just revealed an all-new midsize sedan, which the automaker says will “disrupt and inspire.” While we won’t know if the 2021 Kia K5 is as fun and exciting as Kia claims until we drive it, there are a few things we think you should know right now. 1. It replaces the Optima Optima is... Read more »
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Car Stuff Podcast: JD Power Initial Quality Study, Mitsubishi downsizes, Cadillac XT6

Car Stuff Podcast: JD Power Initial Quality Study, Mitsubishi downsizes, Cadillac XT6
Not to toot my own horn or anything, but I want to start by saying: Stay tuned for the quiz at the end of this week’s Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast. I am on a roll … That done, we had a couple of interesting news items to discuss. Kicking off the podcast, we looked... Read more »

Feature Friday: Wireless Charging

Feature Friday: Wireless Charging
Before I got my new iPhone 11, I was jealous of people who were able to “cut the cord” for their phones in test cars and use the wireless charging feature. My phone’s battery was perpetually dead, and if I forgot my charging cable, I may as well just turn my phone off because it... Read more »

Car Stuff Podcast: Cadillac Super Cruise and reveals of the 2021 Lexus IS, Nissan Rogue

Car Stuff Podcast: Cadillac Super Cruise and reveals of the 2021 Lexus IS, Nissan Rogue
We kicked off this week’s Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast discussing a couple of 2021 virtual reveals: Lexus IS and Nissan Rogue. We arrived a consensus that the 2021 Nissan Rogue is a big deal as a next-gen vehicle and that the 2021 Lexus IS is phoning it in. Everything is new on Rogue — plus... Read more »
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Feature Friday: Near-Field Communication Technology

Feature Friday: Near-Field Communication Technology
On some of the next-gen vehicles, you might see badging on the dash or center console that simply says “NFC,” which stands for near-field communication. This is a fancy way of saying: short-range wireless connectivity.  But what does it do? It depends on the vehicle.  The most common use of NFC technology is to pair... Read more »

2021 Lexus IS revealed [PHOTOS]

2021 Lexus IS revealed [PHOTOS]
Lexus revealed the 2021 IS tonight in a live YouTube and Facebook stream. While I was expecting a next-generation vehicle, what we’re getting is a refreshed one. I have to admit, though it looks really nice, I’m a bit disappointed. When I wrote my review of the 2020 Lexus IS, the headline was: Still a... Read more »

Car Stuff Podcast: Mecum Auctions, 2021 Acura TLX, Mini Cooper SE

Car Stuff Podcast: Mecum Auctions, 2021 Acura TLX, Mini Cooper SE
On this week’s Consumer Guide Automotive Car Stuff Podcast, I geek out a little bit over the fact that Acura brought its Type S Concept to life in the form of the all-new 2021 Acura TLX. Sure there are some differences, but the shape is there — as are some of the cool design elements.... Read more »
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Feature Friday: Seat Extender

Feature Friday: Seat Extender
In case you missed it: I’m short. So, I’ve never experienced a lack of support underneath my knees while driving. But if you’re taller than, well, me you probably know this is a thing. What I have experienced is seat bottoms that are too long. Then I’m stuck feeling like Edith Ann in a too-big... Read more »