Main theme: The Detroit auto show highlighted the increasing trend of automakers resurrecting old car names for newer, more up-to-date models. Do upcoming models like the Ford Ranger and Bronco, Toyota Supra, and Jeep Gladiator draw nostalgia fans who knew them "back in the day," or will younger buyers relate to their (sometimes) iconic names? Our panel tackles some flashback names and shares which classics they would like to see reborn.

Driven this week: 2019 BMW X5

Audience questions:

  • What are the effects of cold temperatures on electric vehicle range?
  • Can onboard oil life monitors be trusted?
  • What's the best car for a teen who's about to get a driver's license?
  • What's the best replacement for a Toyota Highlander?
Panelists Mike Quincy, Jen Stockburger, and Jon Linkov
Panelists: Mike Quincy, Jen Stockburger, 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.

2019 Detroit Auto Show, episode 186
• Jaguar I-Pace, episode 185
• What Our Testing Revealed About Tire Wear, episode 184
• The Year in Review, episode 183
• Sports Cars for Tall Drivers, episode 182
• CR Sees the Light, episode 181

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