2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA First Impressions; Are Expensive Wiper Blades Worth It? | Talking Cars #284

This week we discuss our initial impressions of the 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA, sharing our experience with the controls, ride comfort, and cargo space of this luxury small SUV. We also discuss if expensive wiper blades perform better than cheaper alternatives; the differences between winter and mud terrain tires, and whether mud tires are safe for driving in the ice and snow of wintry weather; if a recall on the Subaru Ascent will affect its CR reliability score; and we share tips on the best way to keep dogs, cats, and any other pets safe in your vehicle.


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00:00 – Introduction
00:28 – 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLA First Impressions
09:27 – Question #1: Is it possible to buy mud-terrain tires suitable for winter weather driving?
14:14 – Question #2: Do expensive wiper blades perform better than cheap ones?
18:19 – Question #3: Would a recall on the Subaru Ascent affect its CR reliability score?
21:01 – Question #4: What are the best practices for keeping your pets safe in your vehicle?

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