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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: 31

Broadcast date: June 1, 2020

Guest: Ian Hardie

Becoming a Mechanic, 2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start the show by discussing the 2020 Nissan Frontier compact pickup–in particular, Nissan’s strategy of putting an all-new V6 engine the current-generation Frontier in advance of introducing the all-new Frontier in the near future. Next, we talk about our test-drive experiences with the 2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk compact SUV. Ian Hardie, Senior Campus Employment Services Director for Universal Technical Institute in Lisle, IL, calls in to talk about the state of the automotive/diesel service and repair industry, and how UTI trains the technicians of tomorrow. Damon turns the tables with a “reused model names” quiz for Tom and Jill to wrap up the show.

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:

Consumer Guide Best Buys

Test Drive: 2020 Jeep Compass Trailhawk

Universal Technical Institute

More Consumer Guide quizzes

More Consumer Guide Test Drives


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Jill on Twitter

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