Main theme: We tell tales of how we spent far too much money keeping some of our own enthusiast-based cars running. We also talk about how, in retrospect, maybe it wasn’t such a good idea.

Driven this week: 2019 Subaru Ascent.

Audience questions:
• What would be our choice for a dream-car daily driver?
• It’s time to replace my Volkswagen GTI, and the budget is around $60,000—what should I get?
• What car would the experts get that is inexpensive to maintain, has decent storage, can handle light dirt roads, and is priced around $25,000? 

Talking Cars 161 panelists Mike Monticello, Mike Quincy, and Jon Linkov
Panelists: Mike Monticello, Mike Quincy, and Jon Linkov


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.

• Lexus LS, Tax Credits, Shifters, episode 160
• Nissan Kicks, Hot Car Danger, episode 159
• Special All-Question Episode, episode 158
• Car Tariffs, Chevrolet Blazer, episode 157
• Summer Road-Trip Cars, 2019 Hyundai Veloster, episode 156

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