Talking Cars (MP3)

Tesla has been in the news a lot recently, with announcements about price drops and increases, new Autopilot functionality, stores closing (or not,) and the availability of the long-promised $35,000 Model 3. What should a consumer make of all this? Our experts give advice on what to do if you're questioning whether a Tesla makes sense for you. We recently purchased the new 2019 BMW 3 Series, and we give our first impressions of what it's like behind the wheel. We end this episode with audience questions about Jaguar XJ and Dodge Charger reliability, how we weight a car's performance based on its intended use, and the machinations behind issuing a car safety recall.


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00:39 - Tesla Changes


05:42 - Tesla  Reliability Ratings Question


10:26 - 2019 BMW 3-Series First Impressions


18:42 - Question #1: How is a Recall Triggered?


22:22 - Question #2: Why CR's Reliability Data Changes?


26:23 - Question #3: How CR Ways the Overall Score?




2018 Tesla Model 3 Quick Drive


4K Review: 2016 Tesla Model S Quick Drive


2016 Tesla Model X Quick Drive


2017 BWM 330i Quick Drive


2019 Subaru Ascent Quick Drive


2019 Hyundai Santa Fe Quick Drive


4K Review: 2016 Mazda CX-9 Quick Drive


2015 Ford Edge Quick Drive


4K Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 Quick Drive



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