#270 2020 Audi Q7 First Impressions; How to Avoid Buying a Flood Damaged Used Car

published 3 weeks ago by Consumer Reports

We recently purchased the 2020 Audi Q7, so this week we discuss what's new in the freshening of this 3-row midsize SUV, give our take on the new dual screen infotainment system, and how it compares to competitors like the Mercedes-Benz GLS and the BMW X7. Also, with hurricane season in full swing, we talk about precautions drivers should consider when driving in heavy rain, what to do if you encounter flooded roads, and share some telltale signs a car might have been previously flooded when shopping for a used car. We also consider which sportback would be the best fit for a family vehicle, if shifting into neutral at traffic lights can save on gas (or potentially harm your vehicle,) and options for a fuel efficient subcompact SUV or a compact pickup truck to serve as a daily driver.     -----------------------------------   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 -----------------------------------   00:00 - Introduction 01:34 - Driving in heavy rain and how to avoid buying a flood damaged used car 06:51 - 2020 Audi Q7 First Impressions 14:09 - Question #1: Which Sportback would be the best fit for a family vehicle? 18:50 - Question #2: Could shifting into neutral at traffic lights save fuel? 23:24 - Question #3: What is the best subcompact SUV or compact pickup truck for a daily commuter?   ----------------------------------    Coronavirus Resource Hub   How to Prepare for a Weather Emergency   How to Prepare Your Home for a Storm   Flooded Cars: How to Spot One Before You Buy   First Drive: Freshened, Swanky Audi Q7 Is Brimming With Technology   2017 Audi Q7 Quick Drive   2019 New York Auto Show: 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS   4K Review: 2018 Kia Stinger Quick Drive   2019 Volkswagen Arteon Quick Drive   2018 Buick Regal Sportback Quick Drive   2015 Volvo V60 review   2017 Honda Ridgeline Quick Drive   2019 Ford Ranger Quick Drive   2015 Chevrolet Colorado/GMC Canyon at the Detroit Auto Show   2019 Toyota RAV4 Quick Drive   2019 New York Auto Show: 2020 Ford Escape     -----------------------------------   Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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