Fri, 18 October 2019
We've completed testing of the 2019 Mercedes A-Class, and discuss how it performed at our track - does the small sedan live up to the luxury nameplate? We also discuss Ford's issues with its Explorer and Aviator models, and why problems with a brand new car aren't as uncommon as you might think. And why are windshield replacements becoming more expensive? We answer that, as well as questions about our tire testing, and the lack of Japanese cars on European roads in our audience Q&A segment.
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0:40 - The all-new Ford Explorer and Lincoln Aviator experience production problems
6:44 - CR’s test results of the Mercedes-Benz A-Class
12:20 - Preview Mercedes-Benz CLA 250
13:03 - Send us your questions at TalkingCars@icloud.com!
13:23 - Video Question #1: Will tires of the same make, model and brand perform differently on front-wheel, rear-wheel and AWD cars?
17:04 - Video Question #2: Will it take longer to replace a windshield on a new Subaru Forester?
22:11 - Question #3: Why aren’t there as many ‘reliable’ vehicles on the road in Europe versus the United States?
2020 Ford Explorer First Impressions; Talking Cars #216: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tsYFGPyX9F0
2017 Genesis G70 Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDrN5_R3Bu0
2020 Lincoln Aviator First Impressions | Talking Cars #221: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z3R3Uwsr77s
2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 First Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6l5FVyFGD8
2019 Subaru Forester Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dymKOcVk7Iw
2020 Kia Telluride | Talking Cars #196: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_tVIA945WE
Wet Tire Testing at CR’s Test Track: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTNMhBiflLc
Direct download: 1910CRO_Talking_Cars_Episode_225.mp3
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