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Owner Satisfaction Results and Affordable Luxury Cars | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #130

Owner Satisfaction Results and Affordable Luxury Cars | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #130

This week we cover Toyota’s announcement on EV’s and a new Mercedes bound for the States. Owner Satisfaction results are in, and we talk about the brands and models that left drivers wanting more. Plus, viewer questions about our test fleet and more on electronic parking brakes.

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0:50 – Toyota EV Announcement

4:05 – Mercedes-Benz A-Class

7:27 – Owner Satisfaction Survey

13:26 – Viewer Question, CR Test Fleet

15:30 – Viewer Question, Electronic Parking Brake

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 First Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6l5FVyFGD8

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLA Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xDLj6lhrUJg

2016 Acura ILX Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVEVlcwaSqg

2017 Honda Civic Si Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyKF6jsVIug

2018 Toyota Camry Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpOUrt8sLGE

2017 Genesis G90 Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MNfH3yG9v0s

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The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Tiguan & Viewer Questions | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #120

The 2018 Volkswagen Atlas, Tiguan & Viewer Questions | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #120

Volkswagen takes aim at the SUV market in the U.S. with two new three-row vehicles. We also answer viewer questions about Jeeps, bikes and the Toyota Camry.

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0:35 – Volkswagen Atlas & Tiguan Discussion

9:52 – Question # 1: Toyota Camry

13:35 – Question #2: Best Vehicles for Carrying Bikes

15:58 – Question #3: Jeep Grand Cherokee vs. Jeep Cherokee

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2018 Volkswagen Atlas Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYG_5qJZXqw

2018 Volkswagen Golf Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lj9nAaFN-IU

2018 Subaru Ascent Preview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLw1vwlBg4M

2017 Jaguar F-Pace Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1qsJ5XMqQc

2014 BMW X5 Review: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DbM0qvHhts

2018 Toyota Camry Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpOUrt8sLGE

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

2017 Honda Ridgeline Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJJeNbqaQAM

2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee First Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EH_XMu6QVLc

2014 Jeep Cherokee First Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y4nldxmFZq8

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The new Honda Odyssey builds on the model’s impressive credentials. It includes a simple trick to get to the third row, a camera to keep an eye on kids in the back, and plenty of storage. Automatic emergency braking and forward-collision warning are standard on all but the base trim level. One disappointment is the complicated multi-switch push-button shifter.

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2018 Honda Accord & Tips for Dealing with Dealers | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #124

We got our hands on the all-new 2018 Honda Accord, and give our first impressions on its driving dynamics, updated infotainment system, and styling. Did you know October is a great time to find a deal on cars and trucks? We tell you why, and show you some of the big bargains out there. Finally, buying a car from a dealer can be a high pressure experience, so we share some of our tips for buying a car without all the hassle.

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1:00 – 2018 Honda Accord impressions

13:32 – Hot car deals

17:57 – 3 tips for buying a car from a dealership

2018 Honda Accord Quick Drive: https://youtu.be/ZRFEpKCeM9w

2018 Toyota Camry Quick Drive: https://youtu.be/SpOUrt8sLGE

2013 Honda Crosstour Quick Take: https://youtu.be/nMBMassYHYQ

2017 Honda CR-V Quick Drive: https://youtu.be/CwN2Tl1A5Z4

2018 Honda Odyssey Quick Drive: https://youtu.be/ViCmxjDDLIM

2017 Honda Civic Si: https://youtu.be/JyKF6jsVIug

2013 – 2014 BMW X3 Review: https://youtu.be/hPf-zo5KAdI

2015 Ford F-150 Review: https://youtu.be/tkHHLR3qavo

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Honda has completely redesigned its midsized family sedan for 2018. The new Accord offers a new powertrain combination, a more upscale cabin, and a sporty ride.

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Toyota’s recall over risky Takata airbags rises above 23 million cars Oct 26, 2016

The largest auto recall of all time just got even bigger.
Japanese automaker Toyota (TM) said Wednesday it’s recalling another 5.8 million vehicles around the globe because of Takata’s exploding airbags. That brings the total number of vehicles Toyota has called back since the start of the Takata (TKTDY) scandal to 23.1 million.
The main areas hit by the latest recall are Europe, Japan and China, Toyota said in an email. Hugely popular models like the Corolla, Yaris and Etios are affected.
The U.S. is not included in this round, the automaker said, because it has already recalled the models there that were produced during the relevant periods of time. In all, Toyota has so far recalled more than 4.5 million vehicles in the U.S.
Related: Defective Takata air bag blamed for 11th death
The Takata airbags, supplied to leading carmakers around the world, have been known to explode. Instead of softening the impact of a crash, they have sprayed metal shrapnel into the bodies of drivers and front seat passengers. Victims appear to have been shot or stabbed, according to police officers who have responded to the accidents.
Takata airbags have already been linked to at least 11 deaths in the U.S. and to hundreds of injuries globally.
The crisis has resulted in a massive global recall of tens of millions of vehicles made by companies like Honda (HMC), General Motors (GM) and Volkswagen (VLKAF).
Takata, meanwhile, is seeking financial support as it struggles with the mounting financial burden.
— Junko Ogura contributed to this report.
CNNMoney (New Delhi)
First published October 26, 2016: 6:57 AM ET
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From the recent Takata airbag recall in 2015 to the General Motors Ignition Switch problems in 2014 and Toyota petal entrapment, auto recalls can have very real consequences. These consequences can include millions of dollars in damage as well as hundred of deaths and serious injuries.

If you have a car that is involved in an auto recall, contact your local Salt Lake City area auto accident lawyer immediately to address the situation and receive necessary compensation. Learn more at: http://www.robertdebry.com/the-biggest-auto-part-recalls-in-history/
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ASTON MARTIN ONE 77 V12 – CARS FOR SALE

ASTON MARTIN ONE 77 V12 – CARS FOR SALE

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The Aston Martin One-77 is a two-door coupé built by Aston Martin.
It first appeared at the 2008 Paris Motor Show, although the car remained mostly covered by a “Savile Row tailored skirt” throughout the show,[1] before being fully revealed at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show.

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Due to the lack of details from Aston Martin, many automotive publications have speculated on the final pricing of the car. While estimates vary, all expect the price to easily run in the millions.
According to the website 925.nl, the One-77 will cost approximately £1,050,000.[4] However, the Australian newspaper The Courier-Mail expects it to be priced at around AU.6 million.[9], 0,000 of which is tax and import duty.
According to British magazine Top Gear, the car’s price will be £1,200,000,[10] while the American magazine Robb Report expects it to be priced at US,700,000. In India, the car is expected to be priced at Rs 20 crores or approximately .4 million.[11]
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This video shows how to flush the brake and clutch fluid in an Aston Martin. Honestly, the brake fluid is pretty much the same process as any modern car. There are a couple things to know, though, especially if you’re going to be flushing the fluid from the clutch line (which I highly recommend doing). For a full write-up, visit: http://www.redpants.lol/brake-and-clutch-fluid-flush/

DISCLAIMER: As always, follow all safety protocols. Don’t undertake this task if you aren’t comfortable with it and fully understand it. You are ultimately responsible for anything you do. Neither Redpants, LLC or myself is responsible or liable for anything that may occur.

Mazda recall in USA for ignition switch ♥ New Cars for Sale – Buy a Car

Search New and Used Cars for Sale in Australia ♥ Potential fire risk expected to warrant a recall in Australia for volume-selling models from the 1990s

Mazda in the USA has issued a recall notice for as many as 1.2 million cars, most of them volume-selling models also sold in Australia during the same period.

According to the company, vehicles sold between 1989 and 1998 may have an ignition switch that could pose a fire risk. An excessive amount of grease at the contact points within the switch may ‘carbonize’ over a prolonged period, increasing electrical conductivity in the ignition switch’s thermal base. This may lead to smoke and, in a worst-case scenario, fire.

To date, there have been no reported injuries in America, and Mazda will begin conducting repairs from December. It’s understood that all the cars affected have also been sold in Australia, including the 1992-93 MX-3 (sold here as the Eunos 30X).

Affected models are:
1990-1996 323/Protégé
1989-1998 MPV
1993-1998 626
1993-1995 929
1993-1997 MX-6
1992-1993 MX-3

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Car manufacturers including Nissan, Mazda and Honda have issued a global recall related to airbags.

BMW Recalls 1.6M 3-Series Cars For Air Bag Problem

BMW is expanding a recall of its most popular models to fix a growing air bag problem that is hitting much of the auto industry. The German automaker says it will recall 1.6 million 3-Series cars from model years 2000 to 2006 across the world, including 574,000 in the U.S. The company says it’s taking the precaution because other automakers using similar systems have reported problems. If the bags do not work properly, shards could fly out and cause injury.

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Japan’s Mazda Motor Corp will broaden a recall of cars sold in the United States because an air-bag inflator, supplied by Japan’s Takata Corp, could rupture and seriously injure occupants. The issue of ruptured inflators – which can hurl metal shrapnel at vehicle occupants – has bedeviled Takata and triggered the recall of millions of vehicles last year. The recalls were expanded this year as issues cropped up in newer models equipped with Takata air bags and inflators. In a filing Friday by the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Mazda said it would recall about 18,000 older models, including 18,000 Mazda6 sedans and 50 RX-8 sports cars from 2003-2004.

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