End of Internal-Combustion Engines

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: 101

Broadcast date: October 3, 2021

Guest: John McElroy

End of Internal-Combustion Engines, New Wave of Off-Road-Ready SUVs

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell kick off the show by discussing the latest wave of off-road-focused SUVs and sub-brands such as Ford’s Timberline, Honda’s Trailsport, and Subaru’s Wilderness. John McElroy, host and editorial director of the Autoline family of automotive-industry newscasts, joins us to talk about his prediction/prescription for the forthcoming “sunset” of mainstream internal-combustion engines. Tom has a “manual or no manual?” quiz for Damon and Jill, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including a test-drive review of the redesigned-for-2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupe.

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


Discussed this week:

Ford Explorer Timberline

Test Drive: 2022 Subaru Outback Wilderness


America’s Last Manual Transmission Vehicles

Quick Spin: 2021 BMW M4 Competition Coupe

Test Drive Gallery: 2021 Lexus LS 500

Steve and Johnnie Road Test: 2021 Lexus NX 300h F Sport Blackline

Coastal Drive Madness! A Gallery of Ads Featuring Cars at the Ocean


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The CG Daily Drive Blog

Car Stuff Facebook Page

Consumer Guide 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

End of Internal-Combustion Engines

Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Episode 100: 2022 Kia EV6, 2022 Toyota Tundra, 2022 Ford Expedition

End of Internal-Combustion Engines