Main theme: We received a timely question about the market for electric vehicles, and how it might be impacted by the one-two punch of the slow economy and low gas prices. It just so happens we recently investigated whether now is the right time to buy an EV or hybrid.

Driven this week: 2020 Lincoln Corsair

Audience questions:

  • Is it possible to disinfect a car interior from COVID-19 just by leaving it parked outside in the summer sun?
  • Was it a good idea to decline getting window tint on a brand-new car?
  • What vehicle would the panel suggest that is 10 to 15 years old, can tow 5,000 pounds, and have 4WD or AWD?
  • Is it a wise choice to buy a 2020 Ford Fusion, particularly because they have significant discounts on them? 
Talking Cars panelists Keith Barry, Jon Linkov, and Mike Monticello.
Talking Cars panelists Keith Barry, Jon Linkov, 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.

• Navigation Systems, Nissan Versa, Airbags, episode 257
• Buick Encore GX, Toyota Hybrids, Insurance, episode 256
• Nissan Sentra, Aftermarket CarPlay, Summer Tires, episode 255
• 2021 Kia Seltos, Good Fuel Economy, episode 254
• Mazda CX-30, Next-Level Safety Technology, episode 253


Have a Question?

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