2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime First Impressions; Ford’s Unveiling of the 2021 F-150 | Talking Cars #262


This week we share our first impressions of the 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime, a plug-in version of the hybrid, and talk about the ups and downs of the electrification of the RAV. We discuss the newly unveiled 2021 Ford F-150 and all the changes, including a hybrid powertrain. Also, we answer audience questions about which factor is most important (mileage or age) when purchasing a used car, the mechanics of heating and cooling in electric cars, and could obstructing the A-pillar (with a dash cam power cord) potentially affect the side curtain airbag.


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SHOW NOTES
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00:00 – Introduction
00:39 – 2021 Ford F-150 Unveiling
10:38 – 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime First Impressions
15:55 – Question #1: Which factor is more important, mileage or car’s age, when buying a used car?
20:37 – Question #2: How does the heating/cooling system work on electric cars?
22:41 – Question #3: Could wires obstructing the side curtain airbags become a hazard in case of an accident?
24:46 – Question #4: Is the Audi 3.0-liter twin supercharged V6 engine known for timing chain issues?

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Preview: All-New 2021 Ford F-150 Is a High-Tech Workhorse
https://www.consumerreports.org/pickup-trucks/2021-ford-f-150-review/

2018 Ford F-150 Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGEmjjPCCeQ

First Drive: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime Is Powerful and Luxurious
https://www.consumerreports.org/suvs/2021-toyota-rav4-prime-review/

2019 LA Auto Show: 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VyucrV_maH8

2019 Toyota RAV4 Quick Drive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSAuvdH_oGQ

Dash Cams Can Be Silent Witnesses During Police Traffic Stops and Other Incidents
https://www.consumerreports.org/law-enforcement/dash-cams-can-be-silent-witnesses-during-police-traffic-stops-and-other-incidents/

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

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