Talking Cars (MP3)

Subaru jumps into the electric vehicle market with the brand's first widely offered EV, the 2023 Solterra. Sharing its platform with the almost identical Toyota bZ4X, we share our first impressions of this all-electric SUV, including its unique interior design cues, driving characteristics, and power delivery. We also discuss the current state of the semiconductor chip shortage on the car market: why you might see cars selling with a chip shortage discount, whether some manufacturers are dropping options like satellite radio in order to ration the available chips, and if cars from this era will be desirable in the future.





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00:00 - Introduction

00:52 - First Impressions : 2023 Subaru Solterra

13:39 - Question: Is the semiconductor chip shortage still affecting the car market?





2023 Subaru Solterra EV Has Lots of Room but Its Battery Is Too Small

2022 New York Auto Show: Subaru Solterra EV


2022 New York Auto Show: Toyota’s All-Electric bZ4X


Why Your New Car May Not Have Everything You Want


When to Buy a Used Car in This Tough Market


Global Chip Shortage Makes It Tough to Buy Certain Cars


Guide to Car Safety





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