Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast, Teen Driver Safety

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.

Teen Driver Safety, Coronavirus Concerns

Episode: 20

Broadcast date: March 15, 2020

Guest: Tony Kester

Host Tom Appel and co-hosts Jill Ciminillo and Damon Bell kick off the show by discussing the effect of the coronavirus pandemic on auto shows and automotive press events, and what this means for the future of auto shows. Next, we talk about our test-drive experiences with the new-for-2020 BMW 850i xDrive Gran Coupe. Tony Kester, Chief Instructor & Managing Director of Driving Programs for the Autobahn Country Club in Joliet, Illinois, calls in to discuss the Autobahn’s Teen Driver Safety Training program. Tom has a Mitsubishi-themed quiz for Damon and Jill, and Damon runs down the latest articles on the Consumer Guide Daily Drive blog–including our First Spin review of the redesigned-for-2020 Toyota Highlander.

Previous Episodes

The Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast is broadcast every Sunday on Chicago’s WCPT AM 820 at 1:00 PM CST. It is available as a podcast shortly thereafter.

Consumer Guide Publisher Tom Appel on the Nick Digilio Show


Discussed this week:

Test Drive: 2019 BMW M850i Convertible

Extra Credit: Consumer Guide Goes to Teen Defensive-Driving School

Autobahn Country Club

First Spin: 2020 Toyota Highlander

Designer Madness! Fashion in Classic Car Ads (Gallery)

The X-Pile: Mystery Scenes from the Service Station

The CG Daily Drive Blog


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Teen Driver Safety Podcast