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Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join the editors of Consumer Guide Automotive as they break down everything that’s going on in the auto world. New-car reviews, shopping tips, driving green, electric cars, classic cars, and plenty of great guests. This is the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.

Episode: 40

Broadcast date: August 2, 2020

Guest: Kelsey Mays American-Made Index, 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start off the show by discussing Mercedes-Benz’s reported plans to drop seven of its car models. We also share our test-drive experiences with Lexus’s new-for-2021 LC 500 Convertible. Kelsey Mays, Senior Consumer Affairs Editor at, joins us to talk about’s 2020 American-Made Index, a ranking of the most American-made vehicles sold in the U.S. Tom has a quiz for Damon and Jill on option prices, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog, including a test-drive review of the Mercedes-Benz CLA250.

Episode Index and Live Stream

The Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast is broadcast every Sunday on Chicago’s WCPT AM 820 at 1:00 PM CST.


Discussed this week:

Test Drive: 2021 Lexus LC 500 Convertible

American-Made Index by

American-Made Index: How American is your truck?

Test Drive: 2020 Mercedes-Benz CLA250

Forgotten Concept: Nissan Alpha-T

Photo Feature: 1951 Jowett Jupiter Convertible

More Consumer Guide Test Drives


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The CG Daily Drive Blog

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Consumer Guide on Twitter

Kelsey Mays on Twitter

Tom on Twitter

Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter

Drive, She Said (Jill’s blog)


Tom on the radio:

Tom on the Nick Digilio Show

Tom on Green Sense Radio

Tom on the Stan Milam Show


American-Made Index

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