Talking Cars (MP3)

We've finished testing our 2018 Mazda6. We discuss our final impressions on the midsized sedan and where we think it stacks up against its competitors. We answer a number of audience questions this week, including one about our best advice when negotiating the price of a car with a dealership. We also talk about the Subaru Ascent recall, and remind Volkswagen diesel owners that time is running out to file a claim for settlement compensation.


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0:18 - Volkswagen Diesel Deadline

5:32 - Subaru Ascent Recall

8:14 - Mazda6 Test Results

12:49 - Audience Questions

13:02 - Question #1: Buying a fun weekend car

18:07 - Question #2: Ford C-Max hybrid replacement

23:04 - Question #3: How to handle price negotiations when buying a new car

26:51 - Question #4: Alfa Romeo Giulia Ti or Kia Stinger GT?




Selling Back Your VW Diesel? 5 Cars to Consider:

How Volkswagen Diesels Platform in 'Cheat Mode':

2019 Subaru Ascent Quick Drive: 

2016 Mazda6 Quick Drive:

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Quick Drive:

2014 Mazda3 First Drive: 

2013 Ford C-Max First Drive:

2017 Kia Niro Quick Drive:

2016 Toyota RAV4 Quick Drive:

2017 Chevrolet Bolt Quick Drive:

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quick Drive:

2018 Kia Stinger Quick Drive:

2019 Genesis G70 Quick Drive:

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