#177 Ask Us Anything... About Cars!

This week, we dedicate the entire episode to answering your questions! We tackle everything from car buying advice for new parents, whether or not 'no haggle' policies help consumers when negotiating prices, the evolution of the Honda Ridgeline and the pros and cons of buying a new or used Tesla. 
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Video version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talking-cars-hq/id630839767?mt=2 Audio version: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/talking-cars-mp3/id630831189?mt=2 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 ----------------------------------- 1:08 Video Question #1 - How and why do CR Reliability Ratings change? 3:49 Video Question #2 - Do new cars come with faulty batteries? 7:02 Video Question #3 - How do you get a prorated tread wear warranty? 10:18 Question #4 - New family car recommendations? 13:15 Question #5 - How do heavily tinted windows affect visibility at night? 14:40 Question #6 - Are 'no haggle' policies helpful to consumers? 16:46 Question #7 - What's a better buy, a new Tesla Model 3 or a used Model S? 18:00 Question #8 - Is the Subaru WRX a good choice for a fun car in Chicago? 20:00 Question #9 - Am I supposed to like the new Honda Ridgeline body style? 21:45 Question #10 - How important are break-in periods on new cars? 23:07 Question #11 - What's the deal with 3-spoke steering wheels? 24:19 Question #12 - Does CR like when cars have a heads up display? 26:11 Question #13 - Looking for a manual hatchback or wagon for $12K 27:34 Question #14 - Why has the Toyota Tacoma become unreliable? VIDEO LINKS ----------------------------------- 2015 Ford Mustang Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lKpFSLHLmdM 2016 Honda Civic Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1hAWTiNz8M New All-Weather Tires Outperform Some Snow Tires: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JfEcVZvQEA 2017 Volkswagen Alltrack Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nFwfm63Ts1k 2018 Buick Regal Sportback Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2K7SsXtZs98 2018 Buick Regal TourX Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d6Pni8Mo4dk 2017 Mazda CX-5 Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KmTVgcuD2V4 2015 Honda Fit Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJwKgKunkAQ 2013 Ford Fusion First Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XlfE7BNeA4s 2018 Tesla Model 3 Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0VlwLRJFAo 2016 Tesla Model S Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9cT_mIff-Q Toyota Prius Gets Record-Setting 52 MPG: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ii9oBcRCoLU 2015 Subaru WRX Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hksUMXuW3VM 2014 Mini Cooper Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMrZHnLKoGI 2017 Honda Ridgeline Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJJeNbqaQAM 2014 Mazda3 First Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAqcc5ykuKY 2016 Toyota Tacoma Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHnpNycnJ1s

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