Main theme: Volkswagen announced this week that it is ending production of the Beetle, and we get nostalgic about our experiences with the original Bug. We also discuss VW’s plans for the future, as we break down its newly announced all-electric I.D. lineup.

Driven this week: Hyundai Accent.

Viewer questions: How does the way we test the various categories of vehicles differ? What else can be done to make trucks lighter? What is a safe and reliable vehicle for a mom to drive around town for under $5,000?

Talking Cars panelists Ryan Pszczolkowski, Jen Stockburger, and Jake Fisher
Panelists: Ryan Pszczolkowski, Jen Stockburger, and Jake Fisher

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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• Tesla Model 3, episode 140
• Top Picks: The Best Cars of 2018, episode 139
• Takata and Other Recalls, episode 138
• Viewer Questions, Ford EcoSport, episode 137