Talking Cars (MP3)

This week, we address some of the comments posted online about our experiment to see if a Tesla would drive with no one in the driver's seat. We also share our test results of the 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid, discuss the scarcity of the Kia Telluride, if owners are able to replace LED daytime running lights on their own, a smart maintenance schedule for a car driven 4 miles a day in an urban environment, and why new cars aren't as inexpensive as the Ford Model T was in the 1920s.



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00:00 - Introduction

00:34 - We Answer Questions About Our Recent Tesla Coverage

15:11 - 2021 Toyota Highlander Hybrid Test Results

22:55 - Question #1: How can I buy a Kia Telluride when they are no where to be found?

28:41 - Question #2: Why new cars aren’t as inexpensive as the Ford Model T was in the 1920s?

33:09 - Question #3: When the LEDs burn out on a DRL, does the whole headlight assembly need to be replaced?

35:58 - Question #4: Which vehicle maintenance schedule is more important to follow: miles driven, or months elapsed?

38:17 - Question #5: Do hybrid vehicles have a CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission), and how does it work?




We Drove a Tesla with No One in the Driver’s Seat. That’s Not a Good Thing.


CR Engineers Show a Tesla Will Drive With No One in the Driver’s Seat


Fatal ‘Driverless’ Tesla Crash Raises Questions About Company’s Autopilot System


2021 Toyota Highlander


2020 Kia Telluride Quick Drive


2018 LA Auto Show: 2020 Hyundai Palisade


First Drive: Not All Changes on the Redesigned 2021 Kia Sorento Are Improvements


Guide to Car Safety


Coronavirus Resource Hub





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