Talking Cars (MP3)

This week we talk about Jeep's plug-in hybrid version of the Wrangler, the 2021 Jeep Wrangler 4xe, and share our driving impressions, as well as what it is like to go off-road on pure electric power. We also discuss the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's recall of the 2017 - 2019 Chevrolet Bolt due to the potential of a battery fire, and what you need to know if you own one. Other topics include: whether a Nissan Leaf is a good first car for a teen driver; why you need to be sure your tires aren't inside out when you have them mounted by a professional; if engine braking can damage a vehicle's transmission; and we choose our favorite SUVs that could become classics in the future.





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00:00 - Introduction

00:29 - Chevrolet Bolt EV Recall

03:37 - 2022 Jeep Wrangler 4xe First Impressions

16:18 - Future SUV Classics

22:43 - Question #1: Are soap and water okay to wash your car?

26:08 - Question #2: Why is it important to make sure your tires aren’t inside out 29:19 - Question #3: Does engine braking take a toll on your vehicle’s transmission?

32:45 - Question #4: Is a Nissan Leaf a good used car for a new teen driver?




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Bolt EV Recall


Automakers Are Adding Electric Vehicles to Their Lineups. Here’s What’s Coming.


Top Car-Washing Strategies


How to Wash Your Car


Nissan Leaf review


Toyota Prius Road Test


How well does the Toyota Prius hold up


Guide to Car Safety


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