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: 88

Broadcast date: July 4, 2021

Guest: Sam Fiorani

EV-Startup Reality Check, Underrated Cars

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell kick off the show by talking about the current and recently discontinued vehicles they think are underrated. Sam Fiorani, Vice President of Global Vehicle Forecasting for AutoForecast Solutions, joins us to discuss the current crop of electric-vehicle startup companies and their prospects for success, as well as the ongoing microchip shortage and other auto-industry current events. Sam also sticks around for the third segment to serve as our guest quizmaster–he has a quiz for Tom, Damon, and Jill on which Hollywood celebrities serve as spokespeople for various automakers. Damon then runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including a handy overview on buying a car from home via CarMax, Carvana, or Vroom.

Back Episode Index and Live Stream

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


Discussed this week:

Cars That Should Sell Better: Suzuki Kizashi

The Forgotten Kia Rondo

AutoForecast Solutions

AFS Vision on Youtube

What is the Lordstown Endurance?

Car Shopping From Home: Carvana vs Vroom vs CarMax

Quick Spin: 2021 Chevrolet Trailblazer Activ


Follow the crew:

The CG Daily Drive Blog

Car Stuff Facebook Page

Consumer Guide on Twitter

Sam Fiorani on Twitter

Tom on Twitter

Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter


Tom on the radio:

Tom on WGN Radio

Tom on Green Sense Radio

Tom on the Stan Milam Show

The Crew


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