#294 2021 Polestar 2 First Impressions; New Nissan Frontier & Pathfinder

published 3 months ago by Consumer Reports

CR recently bought the very first car released by Polestar, the performance brand from parent company Volvo. The Polestar 2 is an all-electric hatchback built to compete with other luxury EVs like the Tesla Model 3 and Audi e-tron, and we share our first impressions on what we found taking it on the open road, as well as our test track. Nissan recently announced a redesigned Frontier pickup truck and Pathfinder SUV, and we ask the big question: what took so long?! Other topics this week include why a dealership might offer you above market value for your used car or leased vehicle, if it's wise to purchase a vehicle that was recently discontinued, a fun-to-drive car that can accommodate two child seats, and if an imported Kei car would make a sensible car for driving around town.     ----------------------------------- 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 - Intro 00:50 - 2022 Nissan Frontier Preview 06:02 -  2021 Polestar 2 First Impressions 14:05 - Question #1: Would it be wise to purchase the recently discontinued Lexus GS 350? 15:45 - Question #2: Why are dealerships offering above market value for used and leased vehicles? 20:12 - Question #3: Which fun-to-drive vehicle can comfortably fit two child seats? 24:06 - Question #4: Is it a good idea to import a 25 year old Kei car from Japan for around town driving?   ----------------------------------   Preview: For 2022, the Nissan Frontier Finally Gets a New Look   New 2021 Polestar 2 to Compete With Tesla’s Model 3   Hot New Electric Cars Are Coming Soon   Rear-Seat Safety for All Ages   First Drive: Redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue Edges Upscale   Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Lexus GS 350   2017 Honda CR-V Quick Drive   Coronavirus Resource Hub     ----------------------------------- Check out   for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: 

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