Talking Cars (MP3)

On this week's episode, we talk about the redesigned 2022 Honda Civic, and share our first impressions on its driving characteristics, styling, and comfort. Ford has announced an all-new small pickup, the Maverick, and we discuss how it might fit into a market dominated by oversized vehicles. We also give a glimpse into our headlight testing at the track, and how halogen lights compare to LEDs. Other topics include why a truck's hood height can pose a risk to pedestrians and drivers of smaller cars; proper oil change intervals for short commutes; whether a new car that sat on a dealer's lot for months may have a risk of 'lot rot;' if turning off the A/C in a car saves gas; and our experts predict which modern cars will become classics in the future.




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00:00 - Introduction

00:34 - CR’s Headlight Testing

03:27 - Hidden Danger of BIG Trucks

07:27 - 2022 Ford Maverick Preview

12:32 - 2022 Honda Civic First Impressions

18:12 - Modern Classics

26:50 - Question #1: What are the proper oil change intervals for short commute vehicles?

29:27 - Question #2: Could a new car that sat on a dealer’s lot for months experience ‘lot rot?’

33:13 - Question #3: Why are battery powered cars called electric vehicles?

36:13 - Question #4: Does turning off the A\C in a car save fuel?




First Drive: 2022 Honda Civic Stands Out Among Compact Sedans


Preview: 2022 Ford Maverick Priced Under $20,000 With Standard Hybrid


Headlight Testing


The Hidden Danger of BIG Trucks


Best New Cars for Teens


5 Things to Know About Oil Changes for Your Car


How to Cool Your Car Like a Pro


10 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Tank of Gas


How to Get the Best Fuel Economy Now


Guide to Car Safety


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