2022 Volkswagen Taos First Impressions; Tesla Model 3 Advanced Safety Update | Talking Cars #314

This week we share our first impressions of the 2022 Volkswagen Taos small SUV; its variety of powertrains, driving characteristics, and quality of cabin materials. NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) updated its recommendations regarding the Tesla Model 3’s camera-based AEB system, and we provide an update on CR’s scoring of the vehicle. Other topics include: the best new or used cars for under $25k; how to diagnose your car battery’s health; and what (if anything) consumers can do about rising destination fees.

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SHOW NOTES
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00:00 – Introduction
00:27 – Tesla Model 3 Advanced Safety Update
02:21 – Best Used and New Cars For Under 25K
10:35 – 2022 Volkswagen Taos First Impressions
17:25 – Question #1: How can you tell your car’s battery needs to be replaced?
20:30 – Question #2: Does CR intend to test how EVs perform on long trips?
24:40 – Question #3: Why are car destination and delivery charges going through the roof?27:32 – Question #4: Do vinyl wraps and ceramic coating work, or are they just another gimmick?

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Preview: 2022 Volkswagen Taos SUV Squeezes Signature Brand Features Into a Small Package
https://www.consumerreports.org/suvs/2022-volkswagen-taos-review/

Tesla Model 3 Regains CR Top Pick Status and IIHS Safety Award
https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/tesla-model-3-regains-cr-top-pick-status-iihs-safety-award-a1085318072/

How to Choose the Best Home Wall Charger for Your Electric Vehicle
https://www.consumerreports.org/hybrids-evs/how-to-choose-the-best-home-wall-charger-for-your-electric-vehicle/

Sticker Shock: The Truth About Destination Fees
https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/the-truth-about-destination-fees/

CR’s Guide to Vacation and Travel
https://www.consumerreports.org/travel/guide-to-vacation-travel/

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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