Talking Cars (MP3)

This week, we dedicate the entire episode to answering your questions! We tackle everything from car buying advice for new parents, whether or not 'no haggle' policies help consumers when negotiating prices, the evolution of the Honda Ridgeline and the pros and cons of buying a new or used Tesla. 


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1:08 Video Question #1 - How and why do CR Reliability Ratings change?

3:49 Video Question #2 - Do new cars come with faulty batteries?

7:02 Video Question #3 - How do you get a prorated tread wear warranty?

10:18 Question #4 - New family car recommendations?

13:15 Question #5 - How do heavily tinted windows affect visibility at night?

14:40 Question #6 - Are 'no haggle' policies helpful to consumers?

16:46 Question #7 - What's a better buy, a new Tesla Model 3 or a used Model S?

18:00 Question #8 - Is the Subaru WRX a good choice for a fun car in Chicago?

20:00 Question #9 - Am I supposed to like the new Honda Ridgeline body style?

21:45 Question #10 - How important are break-in periods on new cars?

23:07 Question #11 - What's the deal with 3-spoke steering wheels?

24:19 Question #12 - Does CR like when cars have a heads up display?

26:11 Question #13 - Looking for a manual hatchback or wagon for $12K

27:34 Question #14 - Why has the Toyota Tacoma become unreliable?



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2016 Honda Civic Quick Drive:

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2017 Volkswagen Alltrack Quick Drive:

2018 Buick Regal Sportback Quick Drive:

2018 Buick Regal TourX Preview:

2017 Mazda CX-5 Quick Drive:

2015 Honda Fit Review:

2013 Ford Fusion First Drive:

2018 Tesla Model 3 Quick Drive:

2016 Tesla Model S Quick Drive:

Toyota Prius Gets Record-Setting 52 MPG:

2015 Subaru WRX Review:

2014 Mini Cooper Review:

2017 Honda Ridgeline Quick Drive:

2014 Mazda3 First Drive:

2016 Toyota Tacoma Quick Drive:


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