Talking Cars (MP3)

We just bought a 2020 Cadillac XT6 for testing at the track, and we give our first impressions on the midsized SUV, including how it stacks up against other 3-row competitors (including its big brother, the Escalade.) Volkswagen has ended production on some of the last station wagons in the US market, the Golf Alltrack and SportWagen; we analyze why many wagons are being discontinued, and what they are being replaced with. We also answer audience questions about the ideal driving conditions for a dual-clutch transmission, the use of advanced safety features in inclement weather, and why you might see a lot of soot on the tailpipe of a direct injection turbo.




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00:37 - Volkswagen discontinuing the Golf Alltrack and SportWagen

06:52 - 2020 Cadillac XT6 first impressions

11:59 - Question #1: Is a DSG (Direct Shift Gearbox or Dual-Clutch Transmission) ideal for heavy traffic driving?

16:10 - Question #2: How do advanced safety systems react in inclement weather?

19:53 - Question #3: Why is there a lot of soot on the tailpipe of a direct injection turbo car?

23:19 - Question #4: What is a good replacement for a 10 year old Prius?




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