Talking Cars (MP3)

This week we share our first impressions of the 2022 Toyota GR86, discussing how it performed on our track, and how it compares to the previous generation Scion FR-S, Toyota 86, and Subaru BRZ. If you had to pick one car to drive for the rest of your life, what would you choose? Our experts share their choices! Other topics include: can you replace just two tires, or should you buy four new ones each time; why turn signals can be either amber or red in North America, and which color is proven to be safer; and why some vehicles are not crash tested by IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).





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00:00 - Introduction

00:33 - 2022 Toyota GR86 First Impressions

12:26 - The “Forever” Car

20:57 - Question #1: Do you absolutely need to replace all four tires when getting new ones?  

24:22 - Question #2: Should auto manufacturers be required to only use amber colored turn signals on cars?

30:07 - Question #3: Why some vehicles are not crash tested by the IIHS?

31:19 - Question #4: What suitable replacement for a Scion xB under 30K?





First Drive: The 2022 Toyota GR86 Sports Car Thrills


Scion FR-S vs Subaru BRZ at Consumer Reports test track


2013 Subaru BRZ first look


Scion FR-S first drive


When to Replace Your Tires


Low-Profile Tires vs. Potholes


How Consumer Reports tests ultra performance tires


Guide to Car Safety

How to Safely Work on Your Car at Home


Coronavirus Resource Hub


2014 Porsche 911 Review


2019 Kia Sorento Quick Drive


2019 Subaru Forester Quick Drive


2019 New York Auto Show: 2020 Hyundai Venue


2020 Kia Soul Quick Drive


4K Review: 2017 Subaru Impreza Quick Drive


2015 Jeep Renegade preview





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