J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability
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: 70

Broadcast date: February 28, 2021

Guest: Paul Strauss

V8s Aren’t Dead Yet; J.D. Power Vehicle Dependability Study

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell kick off the show by discussing the passing of dune-buggy pioneer Bruce Meyers and the results of J.D. Power’s most recent vehicle-reliability survey. Paul Strauss, publisher of the popular websites The Awesomer, Technabob, and the auto-themed 95octane, joins us to talk about the latest batch of brawny V8-powered vehicles–the Lexus IS 500 F Sport Performance, Land Rover Defender V8, and Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392.  We also discuss the effect Tiger Woods’ recent crash in a Genesis GV80 might have on the Genesis brand. Tom has a quiz on vehicle model-name origins for Damon and Jill, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including a First Spin review of the redesigned-for-2021 Buick Envision compact SUV.

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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:


The Epic 2021 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 392 has an Epic Price

First Spin: 2021 Buick Envision

Review Flashback: 2004 Scion xB

Photo Feature: 1971 Toyota Celica ST Hardtop Coupe


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Jill on Twitter


Tom on the radio:

Tom on WGN Radio

Tom on Green Sense Radio

Tom on the Stan Milam Show

The Crew

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