New-Car Reliability

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: 63

Broadcast date: January 10, 2021

Guest: Jake Fisher

New-Car Reliability, GM/Honda EV Partnership

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell start off the show by discussing  the newly reported details of the General Motors/Honda electric-vehicle partnership. Jake Fisher, Senior Director of Auto Testing for Consumer Reports, joins us to talk about new-car reliability and CR’s testing processes. Tom has a tricky quiz for Damon and Jill on 2011-model-year vehicles, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog, including test-drive reviews of the freshened-for-2021 Nissan Kicks and 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport.

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:

Consumer Reports

Talking Cars with Consumer Reports (podcast)

First Spin: 2021 Nissan Kicks

Quick Spin: 2020 Jeep Gladiator Sport

Recent-History Madness! A Gallery of Car Ads from 2002


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

Drive, She Said (Jill’s blog)


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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