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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: 50

Broadcast date: October 11, 2020

Guest: Cherise Threewitt

LEGO Cars, 2021 Nissan Rogue

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start the show by talking about Jaguar’s recent decision to discontinue its XE compact sedan and the station-wagon version of its XF midsize car, before moving on to Damon’s press-preview test drive of the redesigned-for-2021 Nissan Rogue. Freelance auto writer Cherise Threewitt joins us for a fun chat about her informative article on LEGO’s various automotive building sets, and the design processes that bring them to market. Tom has a tricky quiz on wheelbases (yes, wheelbases) for Damon and Jill, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including a test-drive review of the 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster.

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:

First Spin: 2021 Nissan Rogue

Cherise Threewitt’s Homepage

An insider’s guide to LEGO cars, from bite-sized to life-sized

Test Drive: 2020 Mercedes-AMG GT C Roadster

Forgotten Concept: Toyota CX-80


Follow the crew:

The CG Daily Drive Blog

Car Stuff Facebook Page

Consumer Guide on Twitter

Tom on Twitter

Damon on Twitter

Jill on Twitter

Cherise Threewitt 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


The Crew