Main theme: As we approach another milestone episode (No. 150), our three panelists cover the hype and confusion over Ford’s announcement that it will discontinue its lineup of cars. (Don’t worry, you will still be able to buy a Mustang!)

Driven this week: 2018 Mazda6.

Viewer/listener questions: Do I need to get my wheels and tires balanced when I swap out my winter tires for summer ones if they are always mounted on wheels? Another person wants to know why manufacturers offer automatic emergency braking systems that work only at low or high speeds. Finally, we try to help someone replace his Mazda5, a vehicle that our experts at the test track loved.

Panelists Jake Fisher, Jon Linkov, and Jen Stockburger.
Panelists: Jake Fisher, Jon Linkov, and Jen Stockburger.

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.

Genesis G70, Car Loan Advice, episode 148
Tesla Model 3 Woes, Ford Focus Reliability, episode 147
• Ram 1500, Jeep Cherokee, episode 146
• Autonomous Cars, episode 145
• New York Auto Show, episode 144

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