Talking Cars (MP3)

This week we share our first impressions of the 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross; how it drove on our track, its long roster of advanced safety features, and who this small SUV might appeal to. With major flooding affecting many parts of the country, we discuss all the ways water can damage a car, and give tips on how to spot and avoid a waterlogged vehicle when buying a used car. Other topics this week include: what is the difference between a vehicle refresh and redesign; if bright LED daytime running lights can cause drivers to not turn on their car's headlights; why EVs seem to have less space for tall drivers; and how Consumer Reports decides which vehicles to buy for our test program, and what happens to our cars after testing is completed.




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00:00 - Introduction

00:35 - How To Avoid Buying a Flooded Car

08:17 - 2022 Toyota Corolla Cross First Impressions

17:46 - Question #1: What is the difference between a vehicle refresh and a redesign?  

26:00 - Question #2: Are bright LED daytime running lights causing drivers to not turn on their car’s headlights?

29:24 - Question #3: Why does it seem that new EVs have less space for taller drivers?

32:59 - Question #4: How does Consumer Reports decide which vehicles to buy for their test program?




Beware a Flood of Flooded Cars


Flooded Cars: How to Spot One Before You Buy


Car Title Resources: 

     National Motor Vehicle Title Information System







First Drive: 2022 Toyota Corolla CROss Is a Sensible SUV


Best Cars for Tall People


Headlight Testing


Guide to Car Safety

How to Safely Work on Your Car at Home


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