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Last Updated: Jan. 12, 2021

#289: We Answer Your Questions

Main theme: It's another all-questions episode!


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 tail lights in the rear bumper, where they can be easily damaged?
  • What's the best car for a teenage driver?