Talking Cars (MP3)

We recently rented a BMW M440i xDrive, and this week we give our first impressions of how this sporty coupe performed on the highway and at our track. We also offer advice on whether you should skip test drives due to COVID-19, if an Audi Q3 or Volvo XC40 is better for a city-dweller, the performance of winter run-flat tires, why some cars in Canada and Europe never make it to the US, and why importing a foreign car might be prohibitively expensive.

 

 

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SHOW NOTES

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00:00 - Introduction

00:22 - 2021 BMW 4 Series First Impressions

11:06 - Question #1: Is it a good idea to skip the test drive when purchasing a car during the pandemic?

15:19 - Question #2: Do regular winter tires perform better than run-flat winter tires?

17:11 - Question #3: Why some cars in Canada and Europe never make it to the US?

20:35 - Question #4: Does Gabe ever open his college textbooks in his background?

 

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First Drive: 2021 BMW 4 Series Doubles As Sporty Coupe and Highway Cruiser

https://www.consumerreports.org/sports-cars/2021-bmw-4-series-coupe-review/

 

2017 BMW 330i Quick Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-o99R0RgD8

 

2019 BMW Z4 Quick Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t1FVQ49MazE

 

Getting your tires ready for winter: Advice from Consumer Reports

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hixD6srMlP0

 

Winter Driving Tips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yLtakpDFGtU

 

Coronavirus Resource Hub

https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

 

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