Talking Cars (MP3)

This week we dig through the backlog of questions from our audience (submitted to We give advice on making smart car buying decisions, whether it's a good idea to change your transmission oil, what kind of car to use when learning to drive a manual, and more!


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00:48 - Question 1: Whether to change transmission oil?


02:31 - Question 2: Subaru Impreza hatchback reliability data?


04:09 - Question 3: How much life to expect from a Honda CR-V?


05:47 - Question 4:  Is buying a 2008 Pontiac G8 GT a good idea?


07:25 - Question 5: Choosing all-weather tires


09:55 - Question 6: Less than average predicted reliability on 2019 Mazda CX-9?


11:52 - Question 7: Which one to buy: Volvo S60, Audi S4, BMW 340i?


14:27 - Question 8: Best car for learning to drive stick shift?


16:47 - Question 9: Why we use the desk mics?


17:23 - Question 10: Which Plug-in Hybrid is best?


19:34 - Question 11: why it seems European cars get better mileage than American?


20:10 - Question 12: How is Toyota's new 8-speed transmission?


22:22 - Question 13: Good vehicle for the Wyoming weather?



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2017 Honda CR-v Quick Drive


2012 Honda CR-V review


Pontiac G8 Review


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4K Review: 2016 Mazda CX-9 Quick Drive


2015 Volvo S60 Review


2017 Audio A4 Quick Drive


2017 BMW 330i Quick Drive


4K Review: 2017 Honda Clarity Quick Drive



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