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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: 44

Broadcast date: August 30, 2020

Guest: John Biel

Pontiac’s Screaming Chicken, 2021 Ram 1500 TRX

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start off the show by discussing the recent unveiling of the 2021 Ram 1500 TRX, a ultra-performance off-road pickup truck with a 702-hp supercharged Hemi V8 engine. Collectible Automobile magazine Editor-in-Chief John Biel joins us to chat about the great features in the October 2020 issue, including a profile on GM designer John Schinella (one of the creators of the Pontiac Trans Am “screaming chicken” hood graphic) and an overview of the dashboards of the 1930s. Tom has a quiz for Damon and Jill on optional-equipment prices, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog, including a first-look article on the 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro.

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The Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast is broadcast every Sunday on Chicago’s WCPT AM 820 at 1:00 PM CST.


Discussed this week:

Ram 1500 TRX vs Ford F-150 Raptor by the specs

Collectible Automobile Magazine

1979 Pontiac Trans Am

Test Drive: 2020 Toyota 4Runner TRD Pro

More Consumer Guide Test Drives


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The CG Daily Drive Blog

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Tom on Twitter

Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter

John Biel on Twitter

Drive, She Said (Jill’s blog)


Tom on the radio:

Tom on the Nick Digilio Show

Tom on Green Sense Radio

Tom on the Stan Milam Show

2021 Ram 1500 TRX

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