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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: 107

Broadcast date: November 21, 2021

Guest: Brendan Appel

Car Stuff Podcast Auto-Design Summit, L.A. Auto Show Highlights

Host Tom Appel and co-host Damon Bell start the show by discussing a few of the new vehicles revealed in conjunction with the L.A. Auto Show this week, including the 2023 Mazda CX-50 and Toyota bZ4X. (Co-host Jill Ciminillo is out on assignment this week.) Brendan Appel, Director of Operations at Sons of Speed, joins us for a roundtable styling-critique session on a handful of current vehicles. Tom has a “which sold better?” quiz for Brendan and Damon, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including our First Spin test-drive review of the redesigned-for-2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Back Episode Index

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


Discussed this week:

First Look: 2023 Toyota bZ4x

First Look: 2023 Mazda CX-50

2021 LA Auto Show: 2023 Nissan Ariya

2021 LA Auto Show: 2021 Fisker Ocean

Sons of Speed Hyundai Santa Cruz video review

First Spin: 2022 Jeep Grand Cherokee

2022 American Auto Show Schedule


Follow the crew:

The CG Daily Drive Blog

Car Stuff Facebook Page

Consumer Guide on Twitter

Brendan Appel on Twitter

Tom on Twitter

Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter


Tom on the radio:

Tom on WGN Radio

Tom on Green Sense Radio

Tom on the Stan Milam Show

The Crew

To advertise on the Car Stuff Podcast call Andy Lieb: 847-291-7414

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