2022 Kia Carnival First Impressions; What Is Driving Up New Car Prices? | Talking Cars #301

This week we rented the 2022 Kia Carnival, and share our first impressions on its unique styling, utility, driving dynamics, and how it compares to the Toyota Sienna, Honda Odyssey, and Chrysler Pacifica. We also examine why people are spending more on new vehicles, and what is driving the average car prices so high. We also discuss whether it is wise to sell an older vehicle and purchase a brand new one; if panoramic sunroofs are less safe in a rollover crash; when to consider purchasing an extended warranty on a new car; and which safety features are a must when exploring a conversion van build #VanLife.

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SHOW NOTES
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00:00 – Introduction
00:14 – High New Car Prices
05:23 – 2022 Kia Carnival First Impressions
13:24 – Question #1: Is it wise to sell an older vehicle while the used car market is hot and purchase a new one?
18:19 – Question #2: Do panoramic sunroofs make a car less safe in a rollover crash?
21:02 – Question #3: When should you consider purchasing an extended warranty on a new vehicle?
23:25 – Question #4: Which safety features are a must when exploring a conversion van build?

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People Are Spending More on New Cars, But Prices Aren’t Necessarily Rising
https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/people-spending-more-on-new-cars-but-prices-not-necessarily-rising/

Preview: 2022 Kia Carnival Is a Minivan Masquerading as a High-Tech SUV
https://www.consumerreports.org/minivans/2022-kia-carnival-review/

Should You Get an Extended Warranty for Your Car?
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-repair/get-an-extended-warranty-for-your-car/

The Most Discounted New Cars Right Now
https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/new-cars-with-biggest-savings-off-msrp-right-now/

Leasing vs. Buying a New Car
https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/leasing-vs-buying-a-new-car/

Exploding Sunroofs: Danger Overhead
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/exploding-sunroofs-danger-overhead/

Here’s the Tech That Could Be on Your Next Car
https://www.consumerreports.org/automotive-technology/the-tech-that-could-be-on-your-next-car/

Beginner’s Guide to Motorhomes
https://www.consumerreports.org/other-motor-vehicles/beginners-guide-to-motorhomes-rvs/

Guide to Car Safety
https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-guide-to-car-safety/

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

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