Main topic: The 2018 Tesla Model 3.

Our panel takes a deep dive into the latest Auto Test Center purchase, the all-new Tesla Model 3 sedan. (We pay for all products we test so that we get the same models consumers buy.)

We discuss everything from the car’s quick acceleration and sharp handling to its battery range and solidly built interior.

Speaking of the interior, we question whether the massive 15-inch touch screen is the way of the future or a showy gimmick. We also enlighten viewers on the buying process that allowed us to get our hands on an early Model 3 and why this $35,000 machine ended up costing $59,000.

As with other “Talking Cars” episodes, this one is available free through Apple Podcasts. (Subscribe to the audio or video.) You’ll also find the audio on Spotify and video on YouTube.

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