Plug-in hybrids and electric cars have a lot of positive qualities. They're energy efficient, environmentally responsible, and inexpensive to operate. But few would use words like "exciting" or "eye-catching" to describe them. The BMW i8 shatters this stereotype.
Episode 48 of the "Talking Cars with Consumer Reports" video podcast dives into the i8's deep high-tech pool. With multiple powertrains and carbon-fiber intensive construction, the i8 redefines the exotic car. Even if you drop all of the tech talk, the i8's out-there looks and pivoting doors make it one of the most attention-getting cars we've driven.
Shifting gears, we then talk about feedback to our Subaru WRX review. It's inevitable that when we're not super-impressed about an enthusiast favorite, we'll attract angry critics. We take a look at the comments and revisit whether the WRX STI is worth its price premium over the regular WRX.
"Talking Cars" Episode 47: Ford Mustang
"Talking Cars" Episode 46: Subaru WRX
"Talking Cars" Episode 45: Practical haulers
"Talking Cars" Episode 44: Best cars for teens
"Talking Cars" Episode 43: Honda Fit, Porsche Macan
"Talking Cars" Episode 42: Tesla problems
"Talking Cars" Episode 41: BMW M3
"Talking Cars" Episode 40: Lexus NX is grilled