Main theme: It’s another all-questions episode! This week, we discuss choosing the best car for a teenage driver, the staggeringly high prices of new and used pickup trucks, and why some manufacturers choose to put a vehicle’s taillights so close to (or even inside) rear bumpers.

Audience questions:

  • What’s the current state of car-buying etiquette—especially with the pandemic still going on?
  • Is it worth it to get a dash cam, and will it reduce insurance premiums?
  • My 2015 Honda Accord was recalled…and then it wasn’t. What’s going on?
  • Why are the prices of new—and used—pickup trucks so high?
  • Why would car designers put a vehicle’s taillights in the rear bumper, where they can be easily damaged?
  • What’s the best car for a teenage driver?
Talking Cars panelists Keith Barry, Mike Quincy, and Jen Stockburger
Talking Cars panelists Keith Barry, Mike Quincy, and Jen Stockburger.

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.

• Favorite Cars of 2020, episode 288
• Tesla Model Y Test Results, episode 287
• BMW 4 Series and Electric Cadillacs, episode 286
• Ram 1500, Redesigned New Cars and SUVs, episode 285
• Mercedes-Benz GLA, Road Trips With Pets, episode 284

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