#215 Rising Car Battery Prices; Stressful Car Buying Situations; Replacement for Ultra High Mileage Toyota Camry

published 3 months ago by Consumer Reports

This week we dip into the mailbag to answer audience questions, including ways to improve the car buying experience at the dealer, whether all-season or winter tires are better for wet (but not snowy) driving conditions, and if pressing your accelerator will override automatic emergency braking (AEB) in a crash situation, and many more!     ----------------------------------- Have a question for our experts? Leave a comment on this episode, or reach out to us directly! From your iOS device, iMessage us at TalkingCars@icloud.com to send a photo, video, or text directly to the Talking Cars team! We love to feature our viewers on the show, so submit video questions at  Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify:  SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 00:54 - Question #1: Why car battery prices are increasing? 03:30 - Question #2: Are Subaru ads accurate, claiming high reliability? 05:34 - Question #3: Replacing a high mileage V6 Camry with a Hybrid SUV. 09:02 - Question #4: Is an all-weather tire better than a winter tire for wet braking? 11:55 - Question #5: Why aren't manufacturers putting more effort into improving the car buying experience? 15:29 - Question #6: Does the gas pedal override the automatic emergency braking? 17:35 - Question #7: How much range will an electric car's battery lose sitting in a parking lot for an extended period of time with colder temperatures? 20:18 - Question #8: Will SUVs rule the roost forever, or could there be a shift back to sedans and wagons? 25:23 - Question #9: Which car is better for high altitude driving? 27:34 - Question #10: Please recommend a fun, responsive, safe, and reliable four seat sedan with good fuel economy.   ----------------------------------     2017 BMW 330i Quick Drive   2018 Mazda6 Quick Drive   2019 Genesis G70 Quick Drive   2019 Toyota RAV4 Quick Drive   2019 Toyota RAV4 Hybrid Test Results; CR's Tire Purchasing Survey Results   4K Review: 2017 Toyota Highlander Quick Drive   2017 Audi A4 Quick Drive   4K Review: 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman Quick Drive   2018 Hyundai Kona Quick Drive   2019 Jaguar I-PACE Test Results: 2019 Kia Soul First Impressions   ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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