Talking Cars 340: A Look Back at the Year in Cars

We discuss the cars we loved, and those we’d just as soon forget

Main theme: In this episode, we reminisce about the cars that made our hearts flutter, and those that just made us shudder. We also discuss the challenges we faced when trying to buy cars for our test program and give some advice for those looking to buy a new car. We also look ahead to some vehicles we hope to buy and test in the new year. 

Talking Cars 340
'Talking Cars' panelists Jake Fisher, Mike Quincy, and Alex Knizek.

Photo: Consumer Reports Photo: Consumer Reports

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Mike Quincy

My automotive journalism career started when I was hired by David E. Davis Jr. at Automobile Magazine in 1989. I joined Consumer Reports in 1993 and started working at our test track full time in 2001. I’ve purchased over 100 cars for testing and received high-performance driving training from Jackie Stewart and at the Skip Barber Racing School. Non-automotive pursuits include long-distance bike riding, homemade pizza, and old-school martinis.