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Whether you drive a car, need a car, or just occasionally bum a ride with friends, you’ve come to the right place. Join Jill and Tom 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: 165

Broadcast date: May 15, 2023

Guest: Larry Nutson


Bronco Raptor, Ranger Raptor, and the State of Automotive Electrification


Tom and guest host Brendan Appel of the Sons of Speed (Jill is traveling this week) opened the show discussing the off-road ready Ford Bronco Raptor. The hosts agreed that Raptor is pricey, and a little too wide to drive in urban environments, but found much to like about the truck. Tom and Brendan also discussed the coming 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor, the first American-market Raptor version of the midsize pickup.

In the second segment the hosts are joined by Larry Nutson, Chicago Bureau Chief of The Auto Channel. Larry shared his thoughts on where the auto industry is on the path to electrification, and laid out a rough timeline for EV adoption.

In the third segment Brendan was subjected to Tom’s “Maserati or Cocoa Bean” quiz. Tom also talked about the Volvo S60 Recharge, and how the S60 is a better vehicle when electrified. A review of the Volvo S60 will post at Consumer Guide later this week.

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The Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast is broadcast live every Monday at 3:00 PM CT on the TalkZone Radio Network.

Discussed this week:

All-New 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor Announced

First Look: 2024 Ford Ranger

Test Drive: 2022 Ford Bronco Raptor

We are Motor Driven 

The 2020 BMW M2 CS Coupe

Nutson’s Weekly Auto News Wrapup

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