Main theme: We’re back with another remote episode of Talking Cars.

This week, we explain why you should always keep a full tank of gas, even if you aren’t driving very much. Then we discuss our impressions of the 2020 Volkswagen Passat and answer your questions about Jeeps, hybrids, and car seats.

Driven this week: 2020 Volkswagen Passat

Audience questions:

  • Is there going to be a hybrid version of the Jeep Gladiator?
  • Why does my car have a tachometer even though the car has a continuously variable transmission?
  • Can I get a great deal on a hybrid when gas prices are so low?
  • Why don’t more car seats have load legs? Do they make for safer seats?
Talking Cars panelists Emily Thomas, Keith Barry, and Mike Monticello
Talking Cars panelists Emily Thomas, Keith Barry, and Mike Monticello

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.

• Car-Seat Care and Cleaning, Genesis G80, episode 249
• Pumping Gas and Coronavirus, episode 248
• Coronavirus Cleaning, Toyota Highlander, episode 247
• EVs, Tires, Car Seats, and More, episode 246
• Coronavirus and Auto Shows, VW Atlas Cross Sport, episode 245


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