Main theme: We devote this entire episode to your questions, including ones about car buying and leasing, high-mileage used cars, and those annoying reminders that dealerships mail out to encourage you to get factory service on your car.

Audience Questions
• Does a 2016 Honda CR-V really need a transmission flush at 35,000 miles?
• Is it safe to use seat-protector mats with infant child-seat bases?
• Should I buy a 2016 Mazda CX-5 with 129,000 miles on it?
• Can I negotiate the monthly payment if I’m leasing a car?
• Why don't car audio systems come with replaceable head units anymore?
• Should I get a mechanic to inspect a vehicle that’s advertised as certified pre-owned?

Talking Cars panelists Emily Thomas, Keith Barry, and Mike Quincy.
Talking Cars panelists Emily Thomas, Keith Barry, and Mike Quincy.

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.

• Driving the Volkswagen ID.4, episode 297
• Driving the Ford F-150 Hybrid, episode 296
• Driving the Ford Bronco Sport, episode 295
• Nissan Frontier, Polestar 2, episode 294
• Ford Mustang Mach-E, episode 293


Have a Question?

We’d love to include it in a future show. 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.