Tesla Motors doesn't resemble a normal car company, and its legions of devoted fans reflect that. Indeed, last week's much anticipated unveiling of the Tesla Model 3 resembled a revival meeting. Excitement carried over to Tesla's reservation banks, which are overflowing with 325,000 potential Model 3 orders.

But as this episode of the "Talking Cars with Consumer Reports" video podcast points out, there are still a lot of unanswered questions about what exactly people are waiting in line—probably for years—to buy.

We have one big question about the Chrysler Pacifica minivan: Will it be reliable?

Beyond that, our initial exposure to the automaker's first all-new car platform in a very long time reveals an impressive car. Typical for Chrysler, the interior is jam-packed with clever features, but unlike other recent products, the Pacifica drives well and feels fully developed.

We also answer questions about a popular Talking Cars topic: compact sports sedans. A viewer asks about the upcoming Jaguar XE, and we give our first impressions. As usual, Lexus fans swoop in to defend the low-scoring IS sedan. We preview our just-purchased Audi A4 test car and address a viewer who says we never mention the Cadillac ATS.

Consumer Reports Auto Engineers Jake Fisher, Tom Mutchler, and Gabe Shenhar.
Consumer Reports Auto Engineers: Jake Fisher, Tom Mutchler, and Gabe Shenhar.

As with the other "Talking Cars," this episode on popular cars is also available free through the iTunes Store. Subscribe to the video or audio. You'll also find the video on YouTube.

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