#160 2018 Lexus LS 500; Tax Credits Ending for Tesla, GM EVs

Time is running out to grab the enticing $7,500 federal tax credit for vehicles from Tesla and General Motors. What should a buyer do to take advantage of the program while it lasts? We'll share our road test results on the 2018 Lexus LS 500, and wrap the episode by answering questions on all-wheel drive systems, auto stop/start technology, and electronic shifter designs.   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 https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-talking-cars/   Subscribe to Talking Cars on Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/4Jr8wJRJyN9v8T6LC1fQQ6   SHOW NOTES ----------------------------------- 00:27 Car News: Federal EV Tax Credit   04:34 At The Track: 2018 Lexus LS 500   10:35 Question 1:  Auto Stop/Start System Starter Reliability   13:24 Question 2: CR Scoring System   15:54 Question 3: Are AWD/4WD Systems Effective?   18:54 Question 4: Strange Shifter Designs   ----------------------------------- 4K Review: 2018 Lexus LS Quick Drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JOALhUeztwQ   2017 Genesis G90 Quick Drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNfH3yG9v0s   2018 Tesla Model3 Quick Drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0VlwLRJFAo   4K Review: 2016 Tesla Model S Quick Drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9cT_mIff-Q   2016 Tesla Model X Quick Drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GhvTUDuEds   2017 Chevrolet Bolt Quick Drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIYG0NR42LU   2016 Chevrolet Volt Quick Drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D3sa7OT3PhU   2014 Mercedes-Benz S-Class Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ojfBQEZ8jo   Audi A8 Review https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6WQBF-WLHw   2016 BMW 7 Series Quick Drive https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CyL8s6BosIc   Do you really need all-wheel drive? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXjzYbpt9Ow ----------------------------------- Check out http://www.ConsumerReports.org for the latest reviews, tips, and recommendations and subscribe to our YouTube Channel: http://bit.ly/1Nlb1Ez  Follow Us on Social: Facebook: http://on.fb.me/1IQ2w5q Twitter: http://bit.ly/1Yf5Fh2 Pinterest: http://bit.ly/1P37mM9 Instagram: http://bit.ly/1I49Bzo Google+: http://bit.ly/1Md3gfQ

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