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 »

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 »
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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 »

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 »

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 »

Feature Friday: Auto Stop/Start Engine

Feature Friday: Auto Stop/Start Engine
If you haven’t bought a car in the last few years, you might not be familiar with the blight called auto stop/start popping up in most cars today. So, it’s worth a quick explanation because if you’re in the market for a new car soon, you could be in for a rude awakening if you don’t... Read more »

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 »
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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 »