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Consumer Reports' "Talking Cars" video features highlights from the New York Auto Show

Consumer Reports News: March 29, 2013 05:08 PM


At the New York International Auto Show (NYIAS), we saw dozens of new and improved cars. To help make sense of it all, Consumer Reports' automotive engineers Tom Mutchler and Gabe Shenhar discuss the highlights in the latest episode of our video podcast called "Talking Cars with Consumer Reports."

During the media days we attended, the hyperbole was cranked to 11, with manufacturers all claiming to offer best this and class-leading that. In reality, most barely moved the needle in predictable ways. Our guys give in-depth coverage from Consumer Reports' perspective. Look for riffs about the blatant car-show abuse of the term "all-new", why Honda might want to give up on "concept" cars, an ode to the new Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 from muscle-car-loving CR staffer Mike Quincy, and a not-so-fond farewell to the Jeep Liberty.

Filmed on location in New York City, this is the second episode of "Talking Cars," an experiment in communicating with our readers. It can be viewed here or in our YouTube Video channel. If you missed it, watch the pilot episode of "Talking Cars."

Also, "Talking Cars" is now available through the iTunes store. Subscribe to the video or audio.

For those able to attend the NY auto show, Consumer Reports will have a booth there where you can check out videos, take polls, recharge your phone, and on Friday evenings and weekends, meet the experts including Gabe, Tom, Mike, Director of Auto Testing Jake Fisher, Editor Rik Paul, and Deputy Editor Jeff Bartlett. And for those who can't make it, we welcome feedback and comments here in the blog or on YouTube.

See our complete New York auto show coverage, plus more candid highlights at

Also view:
Talking Cars Episode 8 - Our auto experts get fast, furious, and technical
Talking Cars Episode 7 - Tesla battery swap, diesels, and some disappointing test results
Talking Cars Episode 6 - Rapid-fire reader questions
Talking Cars Episode 5 - Life with the Tesla Model S
Talking Cars Episode 4 - Roadsters and the latest test cars, plus answer reader questions
Talking Cars Episode 3 - Tesla, small SUVs, and a sideways track tour
Talking Cars Episode 1 - Car buying advice

Jeff Bartlett

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