On this week’s episode, we talk about the redesigned 2022 Honda Civic, and share our first impressions on its driving characteristics, styling, and comfort. Ford has announced an all-new small pickup, the Maverick, and we discuss how it might fit into a market dominated by oversized vehicles. We also give a glimpse into our headlight testing at the track, and how halogen lights compare to LEDs. Other topics include why a truck’s hood height can pose a risk to pedestrians and drivers of smaller cars; proper oil change intervals for short commutes; whether a new car that sat on a dealer’s lot for months may have a risk of ‘lot rot;’ if turning off the A/C in a car saves gas; and our experts predict which modern cars will become classics in the future.
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00:00 – Introduction
00:34 – CR’s Headlight Testing
03:27 – Hidden Danger of BIG Trucks
07:27 – 2022 Ford Maverick Preview
12:32 – 2022 Honda Civic First Impressions
18:12 – Modern Classics
26:50 – Question #1: What are the proper oil change intervals for short commute vehicles?
29:27 – Question #2: Could a new car that sat on a dealer’s lot for months experience ‘lot rot?’
33:13 – Question #3: Why are battery powered cars called electric vehicles?
36:13 – Question #4: Does turning off the A\C in a car save fuel?
First Drive: 2022 Honda Civic Stands Out Among Compact Sedans
Preview: 2022 Ford Maverick Priced Under $20,000 With Standard Hybrid
The Hidden Danger of BIG Trucks
Best New Cars for Teens
5 Things to Know About Oil Changes for Your Car
How to Cool Your Car Like a Pro
10 Tips to Get the Most Out of a Tank of Gas
How to Get the Best Fuel Economy Now
Guide to Car Safety
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