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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: 81

Broadcast date: May 16, 2021

Guest: Justin Pagtalunan

Mazda 3 and CX-30 2.5 Turbo, Traffic Pet Peeves

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start things off by continuing last episode’s discussion of their traffic pet peeves. Justin Pagtalunan, Product Communications Manager for Mazda, joins us to talk about the Mazda brand’s focus on moving upscale, as well as the new Mazda 3 and CX-30 2.5 Turbo models. Tom has a “find the fake trim level” quiz for Damon and Jill, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog, including a primer on buying a vehicle from CarMax and a whimsical comparison of cockroaches, Keith Richards, and the Pontiac Vibe.

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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:

First Spin: 2021 Mazda 3 2.5 Turbo

First Spin: 2021 Mazda CX-30 2.5 Turbo

You’re Making Me Mad: Six Things Crummy Drivers Do That Mess Up My Commute

The Frustrated Commuter’s Creed: A 10-Point Pledge

Test Drive Gallery: 2021 Lexus RX 450h F Sport

Should I Buy a Car From CarMax?

Cockroaches, Keith Richards, and the Pontiac Vibe

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