Fri, 8 February 2019
This week, it’s another all questions episode! We talk about everything from tires, crash tests, the all-wheel drive myth and the most baby-worthy car for a dad-to-be. And don't forget that you can send us your questions at TalkingCars@icloud.com!
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0:42 - Video Question #1: Are trucks being used for their intended design?
2:20 - Video Question #2: Where can you get a vehicle maintenance schedule if your car doesn’t come with an owner’s manual?
4:20 - Question #3: Among two-row SUVs, is the Hyundai Santa Fe a good choice?
6:33 - Question #4: Which Subaru is best for a teenage driver’s first car?
7:58 - Question #5: Does the tire pressure on the door placard apply when you replace your vehicle’s tires?
9:00 - Question #6: Do manufacturers special tune cars that are lent to the press?
10:04 - Question #7: Does CR perpetuate the all-wheel drive myth?
12:24 - Question #8: Tires aside, what other factors affect how a vehicle performs on winter roads?
14:07 - Question #9: Will the Mazda3 or Genesis G70 baby?
16:17 - Question #10: Are trucks and SUVs in a separate category when it comes to government safety and emissions standards?
17:43 - Question #11: How will the IIHS crash test vehicles in the future?
19:00 - Question #12: How do you turn on a vehicle accessory mode when you have a push button start?
19:31 - Question #13: Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla or Mazda3?
20:38 - Question #14: What’s the best all-weather tire for a 2018 VW Golf?
2019 Genesis G70 Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDrN5_R3Bu0
2018 LA Auto Show: 2019 Mazda3: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRfZ-oO3qpM
2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZYJyewVP0I
2019 Honda Passport Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hULSTAtPt_g
2019 Chevrolet Blazer Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a1XFgYyH00o
2018 Subaru Crosstrek Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4J005E_TMeY
2019 Subaru Forester Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dymKOcVk7Iw
2017 Subaru Impreza Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bze9pGvsiY
2018 LA Auto Show: 2019 Toyota Prius AWD: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uuYO8OIjl8
Do You Really Need All-Wheel Drive?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXjzYbpt9Ow
AWD Showdown: Subaru Forester vs. Honda CR-V vs. Toyota RAV4: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-TQdIqFvZo
New All-Weather Tires Outperform Some Snow Tires: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JfEcVZvQEA
Essential Winter Driving Tips: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HIWVRbr15ek
Direct download: 1902CRO_Talking_Cars_Episode_189.mp3
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