Main theme: We discuss our experiences with Tesla’s Smart Summon technology on our Model 3. We found this self-driving feature to be glitchy and to work intermittently, without many obvious benefits for consumers.

Driven this week: 2020 Hyundai Palisade

Audience questions:

  • Should I be concerned about my Subaru’s head gasket?
  • What do we think of run-flats vs. regular tires for winter driving?
  • What four-seat convertibles do we recommend?
Talking Cars' panelists Jen Stockburger, Mike Quincy, and Jake Fisher discuss Tesla's Smart Summon feature.
Panelists: Jen Stockburger, Mike Quincy, and Jake Fisher

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• California Emissions, Ford Escape, episode 222
• Lincoln Aviator, episode 221
• Audience Questions, episode 220
• Audi A6, episode 219


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