Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Shirley Shahan
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.

Auto Industry Shutdown, 2020 Toyota 4Runner

Episode: 22

Broadcast date: March 29, 2020

Guest: Sam Fiorani

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell kick off our first remotely recorded show by discussing a few of the ways the Big Three automakers are helping in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. Next, we talk about our test-drive experiences with the 2020 Toyota 4Runner. Sam Fiorani, Vice President of Global Vehicle Forecasting for AutoForecast Solutions, calls in to discuss the various effects of COVID-19 on the global automotive industry, as well as the memorable feature articles he penned for Collectible Automobile magazine on the DeLorean and the Vector supercar. Tom has an obscure-TV-vehicle quiz for Damon and Jill, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including a gallery of sparsely populated Chicagoland locations photographed in the wake of Illinois’s “shelter-in-place” order.

Previous Episodes

The Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast is broadcast every Sunday on Chicago’s WCPT AM 820 at 1:00 PM CST. It is available as a podcast shortly thereafter.

Consumer Guide Publisher Tom Appel on the Nick Digilio Show


Discussed this week:

COVID-19 Relief Efforts

Test Drive: 2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road

AutoForecast Solutions

Sunday Drive: COVID-19 Edition

The CG Daily Drive Blog


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Tom on Twitter

Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter

Sam Fiorani on Twitter

Shirley Shahan

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