#244 Rising Vehicle Repair Costs; Hybrid vs. Regular Car Debate; Car Buying Advice

published 11 months ago by Consumer Reports

This week is an all-questions episode, where we answer as many audience questions as possible. Topics include recommending a vehicle to a first-time car buyer moving to the U.S. from Switzerland; what is the future of tire-pressure monitoring systems; can the higher price tag of a Corolla Hybrid be made back pretty quickly with fuel savings vs. the regular Corolla; why fender-benders are getting pricier to repair; and we end by giving advice about which vehicles are best-suited to elderly drivers.      ----------------------------------- Take our survey here: CR.org/TalkingCarsSurvey   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 ----------------------------------- 01:07 - Question #1: What are some tips for buying a car for the first time? 06:22 - Question #2: What is the future of TPMS? 10:42 - Question #3: Is Mazda Miata a viable option for a daily commuter car? 13:10 - Question #4: can the higher price tag of a Corolla Hybrid be made back pretty quickly with fuel savings vs. the regular Corolla? 15:55 - Question #5: Is it smart to wait a year on purchasing a newly redesign model? 18:05 - Question #6: Why do newer cars have a higher repair price? 19:50 - Question #7: Which 3-row hybrid or electric luxury SUV is best suited for a family? 23:44 - Question #8: Which tires are best suited for climates with fluctuating temperatures? 25:42 - Question #9: What are the top rated vehicles for senior drivers?   ----------------------------------  The Hidden Cost of Car Safety Features   The 25 New Cars for Senior Drivers   2015 Lexus NX Review   2018 Lexus RX350L Quick Drive   4K Review: 2018 Audi Q5 Quick Drive   4K Review: 2018 BMW X3 Quick Drive   2014 Honda Accord Hybrid review   2019 Kia Sorento Quick Drive   2020 Kia Soul Quick Drive   Redesigned Mazda MX-5 Keeps Miata Magic Going   4K Review: 2017 Mazda CX-5 Quick Drive   2016 Volvo XC90 Quick Drive   Chrysler Pacifica Redefines the Minivan   2013 Subaru BRZ first look   2019 Subaru Forester Quick Drive   2016 Tesla Model X Quick Drive   2019 Toyota Avalon Quick Drive   2019 Toyota Corolla Hatchback Quick Drive   ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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