Main themes: Summertime means driving season, from short day trips to multi-week, Griswold-like epic road trips. Our panel reminisces about the vehicles they drove on their most memorable road trips, and shares insights about how we use our test vehicles on some trips. (And hear people talk about their road trip memories in our special podcast on iTunes.)

Driven this week: 2019 Hyundai Veloster

Viewer questions: Will cylinder-deactivation systems used to increase fuel economy cause a reduction in engine reliability? What is the panel's opinion on electric cars versus hydrogen fuel cells? Which used roadster to buy: a 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata or a 2009 Porsche Boxster?

Panelists Mike Quincy, Jon Linkov, Jake Fisher
Panelists: Mike Quincy, Jon Linkov, 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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• Four-Cylinder Trucks, 'Rent' a Jeep, episode 154
• Tesla Model 3 Gets Update, Recommendation, episode 153
• Tesla Model 3 Braking, Elon Musk’s Reply, episode 152
• Bicycle Safety Month, episode 151


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