1963 Pontiac Tempest

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.

Dad’s 1963 Pontiac Tempest race car, 2020 BMW X6

Episode: 29

Broadcast date: May 17, 2020

Guest: Kirk Bell

Host Tom Appel and co-host Damon Bell start the show by discussing the ways the COVID-19 pandemic has forced auto dealers to streamline the new-vehicle-purchase process–something of a silver lining for consumers. Next, we talk about our test-drive experiences with the redesigned-for-2020 BMW X6, a “fastback coupe” midsize crossover SUV. Kirk Bell, Senior Editor of Motor Authority, calls in to chat about a couple of his latest feature articles–particularly the fabulous tale of his long history with his father’s 1963 Pontiac Tempest drag car. Tom has another of his patented quizzes  for Damon and Kirk, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including a look back at the 1990s Pontiac Bonneville SSEi.

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

Tom on Green Sense Radio


Discussed this week:

Bell: The one that couldn’t get away

History of the Toyota Supra

Test Drive: 2020 BMW X6 xDrive40i

Quick Spin: 2020 Ford Ranger Lariat SuperCrew

Cheap Wheels: 1992-1999 Pontiac Bonneville SSEi

Consumer Guide 2020 Best Buys


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Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter

1963 Pontiac Tempest