Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast

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.

Chicago Auto Show, Super Bowl Ads

Episode: 15

Broadcast date: February 9, 2020

Guest: Paul Strauss

Host Tom Appel and co-host Jill Ciminillo kick off the show by discussing the rising transaction prices of light-duty pickup trucks, which now average more than $50,000. Jill shares her takeaways from a preview reveal event of the Genesis GV80, the first crossover from Hyundai’s luxury-vehicle channel. The crew is joined in studio by Paul Strauss, the publisher of several websites including The Awesomer, Technabob, and the auto-themed 95octane. Tom, Jill, and Paul discuss the major news coming out of the 2020 Chicago Auto Show, including the freshened Chrysler Pacifica, which will now be available with AWD. Tom then proceeds to frustrate Jill and Paul with a fake-trim-level quiz. The show wraps up with a discussion of the best Super Bowl auto ads.

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:

Pickup Trucks

Genesis GV80

The Awesomer



Chicago Auto Show

Chrysler Pacifica AWD

The CG Daily Drive Blog


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Tom on Twitter

Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter

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