Car Stuff Podcast: Buying a car in the Covid Era, VW Golf + Honda’s discontinued vehicles
today at 11:03 am
OK. I know it’s been a few weeks since I’ve posted. But I’ve been in the process of moving and have finally settled. Of course, the new abode is .6 miles from our mayor’s house, which brings all sorts of interesting new problems. But I digress. So, on to the topic at hand: This week’s Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast.
We had a great episode with a very salient topic: Buying a car in the Covid Era. Our guest, Bill Haggerty, chairman of the Chicago Auto Show, talks about what it’s like in dealerships right now and why it’s a good time to take your vehicle in for any necessary recall repairs.
We also discussed Honda’s cars that don’t make it to the next round: the Fit, Civic Coupe and MT Accord. <insert crying emoji on that last one> The world is steadfastly moving into the SUV era and Honda expects HR-V sales to ramp up to cover the first two. There is no replacement for the Accord Sport with the manual. Sigh.
Finally we also spent time discussing this week’s #cardujour, the 2020 VW Golf with a manual transmission (!!) and why it’s the last (literally) of a dying breed. Golf in its base form won’t be making it to the U.S. as a 2021 model.
While I will continue to post the podcast to my blog each week, you can subscribe to the Consumer Guide Car Stuff Podcast on any podcast subscription service or visit the Buzzsprout link. New episodes are usually posted on Friday, and then the show itself airs on WCPT 820 AM on Sundays from 1 to 2 p.m.
The three episodes I missed posting while moving can be found via these links:
- Cars of 1940, 2021 Ford F-150
- Used Car Sales Recovery, 2021 Kia K5
- Summer Road-Trip Tips, 2020 Ford Bronco
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