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

Car Stuff Podcast: Chevrolet Silverado, Ram Dakota & Green Solutions
I often play a game of "will it fit?" on Instagram with the bigger vehicles I'm driving in Chicago. So, what do you think? Will the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss fit in my city garage? You can head over to my Instagram page (@jillciminillo) to see if you were right. (Photo by Jill Ciminillo)

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, the time is right for Ram to introduce this new truck considering pickup trucks just outsold cars for the first time in the U.S. in April.

Continuing with the truck theme, the #cardujour discussed on this week’s show is the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado Trail Boss. This is the more dedicated off-roady version of the Silverado with large tires and pumped up suspension. Competitors would include the Ford F-150 Raptor and the Ram Rebel 1500. We may give opinions on how the Trail Boss stacks up

Our guest this week was Robert Colangelo, founder of Green Sense Farms, who calls in to discuss various market-based solutions to environmental issues, both in and out of the automotive industry.

In all, this is probably one of the better episodes we’ve done.

BTW: I’ve been feeling guilty about the donuts, so I did finally bake some and deliver them to Tom and Damon.

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  • " the time is right for Ram to introduce this new truck" Considering the trucks Tom listed, FCA is way behind.

    Considering other FCA names, the more popular version of the Dodge Rampage was the Plymouth Scamp (whatever happened to flower trucks?), or getting a little more afield but truck sounding include Aspen,Avenger, Colt, Caliber (second-most ugly car after the Pontiac Aztec), and Intrepid.

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    Jack, flower trucks rule! Thanks for listening.

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