Car Stuff Podcast: Infiniti QX80, Ford's Covid-19 efforts

Car Stuff Podcast: Infiniti QX80, Ford's Covid-19 efforts
The 2020 Infiniti QX80 is the largest SUV in the automaker's lineup and seats 7 or 8 depending on the middle seat configuration. (Photo by Jill Ciminillo)

So, another week recording the podcast from home. And another week without donuts. I bought a donut pan, though, and if it comes in time, we’ll see if I can rectify that for the next episode.

This week we discuss the Infiniti QX80, which is the big daddy SUV in the Infiniti lineup. Its seats 7 or 8 depending on the middle row configuration, and in its top-tier trim, it costs more than $93k. Overall, Damon, Tom and I felt fairly lukewarm about this vehicle. You’ll have to listen to the podcast to see why.

Our news item this week covered Covid-19 speeders on U.S. highways. Many cities have been reporting speeds upwards of 80 mph. Anecdotally, we’ve each experienced this on the Kennedy and Edens in Chicago. In one instance, I was going 65 mph in the right lane, and got passed like I was standing still! I’d be curious to know if anyone else out there has experienced this — feel free to comment below to share.

The bulk of this episode contained an interview with Mike Levine, North American Product Communications Manager for Ford Motor Company, who discusses the wide variety of things Ford is doing to help in the battle against Covid-19. One of the coolest things (IMHO) pertains to how Ford is re-using airbags!

Now a small note/apology: Because we don’t have visual cues to see when someone wants to jump into the conversation, we step on each other a lot in this episode. We’re working on a solution, so fingers crossed we’ll do better next week!

While I will continue to post the podcast to my blog each week, you can subscribe to the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast on any podcast subscription service or visit the Buzzsprout link. New episodes are usually posted on Friday, and then the show itself airs on WCPT 820 AM on Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m.

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