Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Nissan Switch

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.

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana, Nissan Switch

Episode: 17

Broadcast date: February 23, 2020

Guest: Larry Nutson

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start the show by discussing Nissan’s tentative entry into the vehicle-subscription marketplace via its Nissan Switch pilot program in Houston, Texas. Next, we talk about our test-drive experiences with the redesigned-for-2020 Ford Escape compact crossover SUV. Larry Nutson, Executive Producer and Chicago Bureau Chief at The Auto Channel, joins us in-studio to talk about  the Toyota Motor Manufacturing assembly plant in Princeton, Indiana, and the enormous economic impact it has on its surrounding community. Tom has a fake-model-name quiz, Jill has a giggling fit (Urban Sensual?), and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including Tom’s article on America’s last manual-transmission vehicles. The crew wraps things up by discussing whether or not we would personally subscribe to a vehicle-subscription service.

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:

The Auto Channel

Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana (TMMI)

Test Drive: 2020 Ford Escape Hybrid

America’s Last Manual Transmission Vehicles

The CG Daily Drive Blog


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Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter

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Nissan Switch