Main theme: We dig into the overflowing CR mailbag and dedicate this entire podcast episode to answering questions from you, the Talking Cars video podcast audience.

The team discusses:

  • Looking for a good used SUV that’s reliable and stylish.
  • Getting tired of paying the charges every time a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) needs to be reset—such as when switching over to winter tires.
  • Would a Mazda MX-5 Miata make a good daily driver when living in Washington State?
  • Comparing the costs of a Toyota Corolla vs Corolla hybrid.
  • Should I risk buying a first-year production Honda CR-V Hybrid?
  • Why are seemingly minor fender benders costing so much to fix? Is this the result of cars getting more complex, especially when it comes to repairing all the various safety sensors?
  • What’s a good three-row SUV, possibly a hybrid or electric vehicle, that can accommodate a family with three teenagers?
  • What are the best tires for dealing with the temperature fluctuations in the San Francisco Bay area?
  • What’s the best car for retired parents that have seats that are easy to get in and out of?
Talking Cars panelists Mike Monticello, Mike Quincy, and Ryan Pszczolkowski
Talking Cars 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 (log-in required) and video on YouTube.

• 10 Top Picks, episode 243
• Mercedes-Benz GLB, episode 242
• Super Bowl Ads, Cadillac CT5, episode 241
• Mercedes-Benz GLS, episode 240
• Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Diesel, episode 239


Have a Question?

We’d love to include it in a future show. Click here to upload your video questions to our Dropbox folder. Please send high-definition (1920x1080) MP4 video files with high-quality audio. Or send an iMessage question to our TalkingCars@icloud.com account.