Category: Car Stuff Podcast

The 2021 Chicago Auto Show hasn't been cancelled

The 2021 Chicago Auto Show hasn't been cancelled
This week on the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast we had a very interesting guest: Dave Sloan, president of the Chicago Automobile Trade Association and general manager of the Chicago Auto Show. He had some very interesting news to share: The 2021 Chicago Auto Show is still in the process of being planned for February... Read more »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »
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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 »

Car Stuff Podcast: Genesis G90, Electrification at Fiat Chrysler

Car Stuff Podcast: Genesis G90, Electrification at Fiat Chrysler
This week’s at-home Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcats kicks off with the news that General Motors has killed its car-sharing platform called Maven. Similar to something like Zipcar, Maven allowed people to rent vehicles by the hour, and the subscription fee included things such as gasoline and insurance. At its peak, it only ever operated in... 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 »
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Car Stuff Podcast: Infiniti QX80, Ford's Covid-19 efforts

Car Stuff Podcast: Infiniti QX80, Ford's Covid-19 efforts
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... Read more »