Talking Cars (MP3)

The 2023 BMW X1 redesign brings more features, room, and power, but does it have enough to compete with the Audi Q3, Lexus NX, Mercedes-Benz GLA, and other competitors in the entry-level luxury SUV segment? We discuss its driving characteristics, updated technology, cabin, and how much utility an SUV this size can really provide. Our experts also share tips on how to avoid MSRP dealer markups when car shopping, and give our picks for a reliable and fuel efficient family vehicle.

 

 

 

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SHOW NOTES

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00:00 - Introduction

00:14 - First Impressions: 2023 BMW X1

19:33 - Question: What is the best way to avoid MSRP dealer markups when shopping for a car?

 

 

 

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Redesigned 2023 BMW X1 Grows in Size and Technology

https://www.consumerreports.org/suvs/2023-bmw-x1-review-a7535685549/

 

2023 BMW X1

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars/bmw/x1/2023/overview/

 

How to Negotiate a New-Car Price Effectively

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-pricing-negotiation/how-to-negotiate-a-new-car-price-effectively-a8596856299/

 

How to Avoid Car-Buying Fees

https://www.consumerreports.org/fees-billing/how-to-avoid-car-buying-fees-a7209896255/

 

Guide to Car Safety

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-guide-to-car-safety/

 

 

 

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