Thu, 26 April 2018
This week we welcome CR editor Keith Barry to the podcast, and discuss why fuel prices seem to always go up around summer time. We also break down some of the dangers to look out for when looking for a car loan, and tips to make the best choice for your budget. We talk about our experiences with the 2019 Genesis G70, and wrap with viewer questions about the new Hyundai Santa Fe, Ford F-150 transmission, and (hopefully) our last question about snow tires for the season!
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:26 Welcome Keith Barry
1:23 Nerd moment
1:43 Fuel prices
06:16 Car loan break down
10:49 2019 Genesis G70
14:57 Video Question 1: Hyundai Santa Fe; Mazda CX-9; Ford Edge?
19:25 Video Question 2: Ford F-150 & 10 speed transmission smoothness
22:58 Video Question 3: All-weather tires vs studded tires
How to Save Money at the Gas Pump: https://www.consumerreports.org/saving-money/how-to-save-money-at-the-gas-pump/
Where to Shop for a Car Loan: https://www.consumerreports.org/car-financing/where-to-shop-for-a-car-loan/
2019 Genesis G70 Quick
2018 Ford F-150 Quick Drive
2019 Toyota Avalon Quick Drive
2018 New York Auto Show: 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe
4K Review: 2018 Kia Stinger Quick Drive
4K Review: 2016 Mazda CX-9 Quick Drive
2015 Ford Edge Quick Drive
2016 Kia Sorento Quick Drive
2018 Detroit Auto Show: 2019 Chevrolet Silverado
2015 Jeep Renegade Quick Drive
2014 Jeep Cherokee first drive
4K Review: 2017 Toyota Sienna Quick Drive
4K Review: 2017 Toyota Highlander Quick Drive
New All-Weather Tires Outperform Some Snow Tires
2016 Toyota Prius Quick Drive
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Thu, 19 April 2018
Turns out the Tesla Model 3 needs humans after all. We discuss Tesla's production issues and what it means for the company's approach to automation. We received a number of video submissions this week, which leads to a discussion on the past, present, and future of the Ford Focus, as well as paddle shifters in minivans.
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Fri, 13 April 2018
Two new vehicles at the track this week, we discuss the shrinking sedan market and whether or not SUVs are taking over the auto industry, also we answer viewer questions about purchasing used cars.
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Thu, 5 April 2018
This week, a U.S. Senator visits our test track. We debate whether or not entry-level luxury SUVs are just hatchbacks in disguise. Plus, we answer viewer questions about road trips and Volkswagen's pickup truck concept.
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