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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 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: 185

Broadcast date: September 25, 2023

Guest: Robert Colangelo

Jeep News, Kia EV9 Review, and the Folly of Ethanol


Jill and Tom opened the showing quickly covering a number of topics including the demise of the Jeep Grand Cherokee V8 engine, the addition of a lower-priced base model to the Jeep Wagoneer lineup, and Tom’s love/hate relationship with the newly updated 2024 Volkswagen Atlas midsize crossover. Jill reviewed the all-new Kia EV9 all-electric 3-row crossover, about which she has much good to share.


Also, Tom is being shocked (actual electric shock) by accidentally touching McDonald’s employees at the drive-thru. Strange?


The hosts are joined in the second segment by Green Sense Show host Robert Colangelo. Jill, Tom, and Robert discussed the strange sociopolitical forces at work keeping ethanol in America’s gasoline. The discussion covered the benefits of ethanol, and the many drawbacks, including compromised food security. Robert also briefly discussed a future Green Sense podcast dealing with early climate-change research which went unreported by petroleum producers.


How will you do on this week’s quiz? Jill did very well, until the Kellog’s-related bonus question. Remember to follow the Car Stuff Podcast on Facebook to keep up to date on new episodes, and find links to the stories being covered.

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Discussed this week:

Jill’s Volkswagen Atlas review

Best Automotive Podcast Test Drive: 2023 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Altitude

Test Drive: 2023 Jeep Wagoneer L Series II

Listen to the Green Sense Show on Podbean

Green Sense Show website

Robert Colangelo on LinkedIn

Why the IIHS is looking into minivan 2nd-row seats

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