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Join our experts at the Consumer Reports Test Track as they discuss cars, answer buying questions, and share insights on everything automotive.

#125: 2018 Reliability Survey Results
#125: 2018 Reliability Survey Results 2017/10/19, 21:20
#125: 2018 Reliability Survey Results
#125: 2018 Reliability Survey Results
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Which cars are the most reliable? And which brands have the best track record for quality? We go deep into our 2018 reliability survey to discuss who's up, who's down, and a few surprises from the over 640,000 vehicles included in our data.</span></p> <p class="p1"> </p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">SHOW NOTES</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">------------------------</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">:50 - How we gather our reliability data</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">2:50 - current reliability trends</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">7:14 - 2018 reliability survey highlights</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">15:35 - Tesla Model 3 reliability announcement</span></p> <p class="p1"><span class="s1">Video submission link: CR.org/TalkingCars</span></p>
#124: 2018 Honda Accord & Tips for Dealing with Dealers
#124: 2018 Honda Accord & Tips for Dealing with Dealers 2017/10/05, 23:26
#124: 2018 Honda Accord & Tips for Dealing with Dealers
#124: 2018 Honda Accord & Tips for Dealing with Dealers
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">We got our hands on the all-new 2018 Honda Accord, and give our first impressions on its driving dynamics, updated infotainment system, and styling. Did you know October is a great time to find a deal on cars and trucks? We tell you why, and show you some of the big bargains out there. Finally, buying a car from a dealer can be a high pressure experience, so we share some of our tips for buying a car without all the hassle.</span></p>
#123: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Child Seats (But Were Afraid To Ask)
#123: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Child Seats (But Were Afraid To Ask) 2017/09/21, 02:00
#123: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Child Seats (But Were Afraid To Ask)
#123: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Child Seats (But Were Afraid To Ask)
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">Too many people still use car seats incorrectly. That's why we're talking car seats with our two experts on the subject on this edition of the podcast. You'll learn some key facts that could help you, or let you help someone you know with children.</span></p>
#122: What I Did on My Summer Vacation
#122: What I Did on My Summer Vacation 2017/09/05, 02:00
#122: What I Did on My Summer Vacation
#122: What I Did on My Summer Vacation
<p class="p1"><span class="s1">The gang is back from their summer vacations all over the globe! They discuss how the cars they saw are different from models at home. They also talk about test results on the Toyota C-HR, and a question from the audience gets us out on our track to do some myth busting.</span></p>
#121: Teen Driving & The Best Cars for New Drivers
#121: Teen Driving & The Best Cars for New Drivers 2017/08/16, 20:00
#121: Teen Driving & The Best Cars for New Drivers
#121: Teen Driving & The Best Cars for New Drivers
<p><span data-sheets-value= "{"1":2,"2":"Teen driving takes center stage on this episode. We talk about the cars that we learned to drive in, the best new and used cars for teens and a hands-on program that educates young drivers."}" data-sheets-userformat= "{"2":513,"3":[null,0],"12":0}">Teen driving takes center stage on this episode. We talk about the cars that we learned to drive in, the best new and used cars for teens and a hands-on program that educates young drivers.</span></p>
#120: The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Tiguan and Questions
#120: The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Tiguan and Questions 2017/07/25, 20:00
#120: The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Tiguan and Questions
#120: The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Tiguan and Questions
<p><span data-sheets-value= "{"1":2,"2":"Volkswagen takes aim at the SUV market in the U.S. with two new three-row vehicles. We also answer viewer questions about Jeeps, bikes and the Toyota Camry."}" data-sheets-userformat= "{"2":513,"3":[null,0],"12":0}">Volkswagen takes aim at the SUV market in the U.S. with two new three-row vehicles. We also answer viewer questions about Jeeps, bikes and the Toyota Camry.</span></p>
#119: Your Car Questions Answered
#119: Your Car Questions Answered 2017/07/11, 21:30
#119: Your Car Questions Answered
#119: Your Car Questions Answered
<p><span data-sheets-value= "{"1":2,"2":"This week's episode is entirely dedicated to viewer and listener questions. We discuss heavy duty trucks, active safety equipment, used cars and more."}" data-sheets-userformat= "{"2":513,"3":[null,0],"12":0}">This week's episode is entirely dedicated to viewer and listener questions. We discuss heavy duty trucks, active safety equipment, used cars and more.</span></p>
#118: Viewer Q&A and 2018 Toyota Camry
#118: Viewer Q&A and 2018 Toyota Camry 2017/06/21, 20:00
#118: Viewer Q&A and 2018 Toyota Camry
#118: Viewer Q&A and 2018 Toyota Camry
<p><span data-sheets-value= "{"1":2,"2":"This week we dive into the comments section and answer viewer questions on winter tire traction, auto start/stop systems, our favorite muscle cars, and the family hauler potential of commercial vans like the Ford Transit Connect and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. We also give our first impressions of the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry."}" data-sheets-userformat= "{"2":6659,"3":{"1":0},"4":{"1":2,"2":16777215},"12":0,"14":{"1":2,"2":0},"15":"arial, sans-serif"}"> This week we dive into the comments section and answer viewer questions on winter tire traction, auto start/stop systems, our favorite muscle cars, and the family hauler potential of commercial vans like the Ford Transit Connect and Mercedes-Benz Sprinter. We also give our first impressions of the all-new 2018 Toyota Camry.</span></p>
#117: Used Car Questions & Honda Civic Si
#117: Used Car Questions & Honda Civic Si 2017/06/06, 20:00
#117: Used Car Questions & Honda Civic Si
#117: Used Car Questions & Honda Civic Si
<p><span data-sheets-value= "{"1":2,"2":"This week we answer questions from our audience about used cars and SUVs, and give first impressions of our newly purchased 2017 Honda Civic Si."}" data-sheets-userformat= "{"2":2561,"3":{"1":0},"12":0,"14":{"1":2,"2":2302755}}"> This week we answer questions from our audience about used cars and SUVs, and give first impressions of our newly purchased 2017 Honda Civic Si.</span></p>
#116: Used Car Marketplace
#116: Used Car Marketplace 2017/05/24, 20:00
#116: Used Car Marketplace
#116: Used Car Marketplace
<p><span data-sheets-value= "{"1":2,"2":"This episode is dedicated to used cars. We talk about which used cars we'd buy in three different price ranges and answer viewer questions about trucks and all-wheel drive vehicles."}" data-sheets-userformat= "{"2":513,"3":{"1":0},"12":0}"> This episode is dedicated to used cars. We talk about which used cars we'd buy in three different price ranges and answer viewer questions about trucks and all-wheel drive vehicles.</span></p>