Talking Cars (MP3)

This week we share our first impressions of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV; its variety of powertrains, driving characteristics, and quality of cabin materials. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) updated its recommendations regarding the Tesla Model 3's camera-based AEB system, and we provide an update on CR's scoring of the vehicle. Other topics include: the best new or used cars for under $25k; how to diagnose your car battery's health; and what (if anything) consumers can do about rising destination fees.




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00:00 - Introduction

00:27 - Tesla Model 3 Advanced Safety Update

02:21 - Best Used and New Cars For Under 25K

10:35 - 2022 Volkswagen Taos First Impressions

17:25 - Question #1: How can you tell your car’s battery needs to be replaced?

20:30 - Question #2: Does CR intend to test how EVs perform on long trips?

24:40 - Question #3: Why are car destination and delivery charges going through the roof?
27:32 - Question #4: Do vinyl wraps and ceramic coating work, or are they just another gimmick?




Preview: 2022 Volkswagen Taos SUV Squeezes Signature Brand Features Into a Small Package


Tesla Model 3 Regains CR Top Pick Status and IIHS Safety Award


How to Choose the Best Home Wall Charger for Your Electric Vehicle


Sticker Shock: The Truth About Destination Fees


CR’s Guide to Vacation and Travel


Guide to Car Safety


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