Talking Cars 294: New Nissan Frontier and Driving the Polestar 2

Plus, questions about discontinued cars, and those letters from car dealers that beg you to turn in your lease early

Main theme: After 16 years, Nissan has finally given its Frontier pickup truck a major update. We debate exactly how much better the new truck will have to be to win over buyers. Then, we share our interesting experiences with an all-new electric vehicle from an all-new brand: the Polestar 2.

Audience Questions
• Should I buy a Lexus GS even though it has been discontinued?
• My dealer keeps trying to get me to turn in my lease early. Does it know something I don’t?
• I have two kids in child seats and $40,000 to spend. I want a fun-to-drive car. What should I get?
• Would a small Kei car from Japan work as a fun around-town commuter?

Talking Cars 294
Panelists: Emily Thomas, Keith Barry, and Jon Linkov.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E, episode 293
Toyota Sienna, episode 292
Hyundai Elantra, episode 291
Toyota RAV4 Prime, Apple Car, episode 290
We Answer Your Questions, episode 289

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Keith Barry

Despite my love for quirky, old European sedans like the Renault Medallion, it's my passion to help others find a safe, reliable car that still puts a smile on their face—even if they're stuck in traffic. When I'm not behind the wheel or the keyboard, you can find me exploring a new city on foot or planning my next trip.