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

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.

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SHOW NOTES
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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?

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Preview: For 2022, the Nissan Frontier Finally Gets a New Look
https://www.consumerreports.org/pickup-trucks/2022-nissan-frontier-review/

New 2021 Polestar 2 to Compete With Tesla’s Model 3
https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/volvo-polestar-2-preview/

Hot New Electric Cars Are Coming Soon
https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/hot-new-electric-cars-are-coming-soon/

Rear-Seat Safety for All Ages
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/rear-seat-safety-for-all-ages/

First Drive: Redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue Edges Upscale
https://www.consumerreports.org/suvs/2021-nissan-rogue-review/

Detroit Auto Show: 2013 Lexus GS 350
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4MOAPdpZM8

2017 Honda CR-V Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwN2Tl1A5Z4

Coronavirus Resource Hub
https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

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