Main theme: Our panelists talk about the annoying habits of drivers who linger in the left lanes of highways, and what some states are doing about it.

Driven this week: 2018 Buick Regal TourX.

Viewer/listener questions: What is the cutoff between when a tested vehicle is (and isn’t) recommended? Another person asks how often the little-used gas engine of his Toyota Prius Prime should be serviced. Last, we dig deeper into why the Lexus ES is recommended even though it has flaws. 

Panelists Mike Monticello, Mike Quincy, and Ryan Pszczolkowski
Panelists: Mike Monticello, Mike Quincy, and Ryan Pszczolkowski.

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.

• Demise of Ford Sedans, episode 149
• 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

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