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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: 108

Broadcast date: November 28, 2021

Guest: Jake Fisher

New Car Reliability, Hyundai N Models

Host Tom Appel and co-host Jill Ciminillo start the show by discussing Hyundai’s new-for-2022 “N” performance versions of the Elantra compact sedan and Kona subcompact crossover SUV. Jill also shares her test-drive impressions of the hydrogen/fuel-cell Toyota Mirai sedan. Jake Fisher, Senior Director of Auto Testing at Consumer Reports, joins us to talk about Consumer Reports’ latest new-vehicle reliability ratings. Our conversation covers issues with electrified vehicles, as well as CVT and dual-clutch transmissions. With co-host Damon Bell out on vacation, Jill is the solo participant for this week’s car quiz, and Tom shares  the latest content to hit the CG Daily Drive blog–including reveals from the LA Auto Show and a photo gallery of a 1965 Ford Falcon Squire station wagon.

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:

Jill drives the Hyundai Kona N

Test Drive: 2021 Hyundai Sonata N-Line

Consumer Reports

Test Drive Gallery: 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road

Photo Feature: 1965 Ford Falcon Squire

2021 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2023 Fisker Ocean

2021 Los Angeles Auto Show: 2023 Nissan Ariya

First Look: 2023 Mazda CX-50


Follow the crew:

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

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