Category: #cardujour

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 »

Car Stuff Podcast: BMW 8 Series, an Infiniti reboot & self-driving features

Car Stuff Podcast: BMW 8 Series, an Infiniti reboot & self-driving features
This week’s Consumer Guide Automotive Car Stuff Podcast covers a wide range of topics, starting with the fact the Infiniti brand is getting a makeover, and rather than shooting for the likes of Mercedes-Benz or BMW, it’s aiming to be a kind of Nissan Plus. Our jury’s still out on what that means or if... Read more »

Car Stuff Podcast: Chevrolet Silverado, Ram Dakota & Green Solutions

Car Stuff Podcast: Chevrolet Silverado, Ram Dakota & Green Solutions
This week’s Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast kicks off with rumors about a new midsize pickup truck in the Ram lineup called the Dakota. The last time FCA had a Dakota it was in the Dodge lineup before Ram became its own brand. Though this is only conjecture right now based on a trademark filing,... Read more »
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2019 Audi Q8: Tech-forward offering from Audi is a tight fit for the city (but really cool)

2019 Audi Q8: Tech-forward offering from Audi is a tight fit for the city (but really cool)
From afar, I first thought the Audi Q8 was a Q3. I know there’s a huge size disparity between the two vehicles, but the steeply raked rear window, thick C-Pillar and higher beltline make this largest SUV in the Audi lineup resemble the smallest more closely than those in the middle.  However, though it looks... Read more »

Car Stuff Podcast: Kia Seltos, next-gen Mazda6 rumors, plummeting gas prices

Car Stuff Podcast: Kia Seltos, next-gen Mazda6 rumors, plummeting gas prices
This week’s Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast was another at-home edition. And we still didn’t have donuts. So, I wore pants that had donuts printed on them. It wasn’t the same. The #cardujour we discussed this week was the all-new 2021 Kia Seltos, It’s built on the same platform as the Hyundai Kona, has two... Read more »

2020 Hyundai Venue: A near perfect Chicago vehicle

2020 Hyundai Venue: A near perfect Chicago vehicle
I attended the launch of the 2020 Hyundai Venue in Miami back in January, and I really liked this petite new utility vehicle. It’s right-sized and correctly priced — especially now as unemployment is reaching all-time highs. Sometimes owning a car isn’t an option, it’s a necessity. So, a lot of people buy used (which... Read more »
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2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro: A tight fit for the city

2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro: A tight fit for the city
It was only after I pulled the ticket out of the machine and started to proceed through through the gate that I looked up and realized maybe this wasn’t such a great idea.  I held my breath as the 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro, with roof rails, cleared the cement beam as I started to... Read more »

Podcast: Subaru Outback, Buying a Car Virtually

Podcast: Subaru Outback, Buying a Car Virtually
Another week, another out-of-studio session for the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast. But hey, I showered this week, so bonus. The majority of the program was devoted to buying a car during COVID-19. Is it even possible? It is, actually. Joe Wiesenfelder from Cars.com joined us for our middle segment and discussed how dealers are... Read more »

Podcast: Toyota 4Runner, Detroit 3 Covid-19 Response & Auto Industry Shutdown

Podcast: Toyota 4Runner, Detroit 3 Covid-19 Response & Auto Industry Shutdown
This week was the first week we weren’t able to go into the studio to record the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast. So, we used a nifty app called CleanFeed to help with sound quality. I think it mostly worked. We started out discussing the cool things the Detroit Three are doing to help with... Read more »
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Podcast: Honda CR-V Hybrid, 2021 Hyundai Elantra Reveal & Classic Cars

Podcast: Honda CR-V Hybrid, 2021 Hyundai Elantra Reveal & Classic Cars
This week’s podcast was likely the last one we’ll be able to do in studio for a few weeks, but we won’t stop recording! So, if you are looking for a new podcast, we hope you’ll check out the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast. We talked about the all-new 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid, which I was... Read more »