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Talking Cars and trucks with Purchaser Reviews #fifty: Fifteen Inquiries and a Fly | Purchaser Reviews


We’re celebrating our 50th episode of Talking Cars and trucks! This reader-dilemma-only episode is our way of saying “many thanks” to all of our lovers, and even some of our naysayers. Can our talkative bunch respond to fifteen issues in fifteen minutes? For added evaluations, recommendations, and suggestions look at us out at and Subscribe to our YouTube Channel:

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As you’d be expecting, subject areas coated are numerous: We accurate our error about automatic four wheel drive availability in the 2015 Ford F-a hundred and fifty, communicate Ford Mustang record, focus on the state of Nissan (and our tendency to overlook them), revisit the Subaru WRX, and very seriously question about acquiring a Ram 1500 diesel for New York Town.


  1. Consumer Reports describes running each vehicle through multiple objective tests and then adding subjective ratings of reviewers. Please consider posting the objective data and possibly reviewer notes or data sheets on the CR website. More information would be very useful as too many cars, IMHO, receive Recommended ratings.

  2. Can you do a segment on the Ford PowerShift dual clutch transmission?  I understand that it's maintenance free (or sealed for life?) and has a service life of 100,000 or 150,000 miles.  I'm guessing by now there's a whole bunch of Focus and Fiestas approaching 100,000 miles and I'm wondering what's going to happen.  Will they need a new transmission?  Or do they have to be rebuilt?  I would hate to be the owner of one and learn that I need a new transmission.  

  3. I'm a big fan of Talking Cars, but can not figure out how to communicate with them. Can anyone help?

  4. Im considering buying the new Pathfinder or Durango. This video said something about Pathfinder reliability problems, please elaborate.

  5. For what it's worth, at least one YouTube reviewer (Alex) had good things to say about the Altima (ok, this was the V-6 version).  For some people, it fills the bill in smoothness (cvt), comfort, styling, color selection, etc.  A friend of mine just bought a Honda Crosstour, another CR thumbs-downer.  He likes it!  Just about every car out there will find a friend and advocate.                                                                                                   

  6. A few questons. Will you be testing the ford expeditin and the volvo xc-90? And, sense ford is starting to put buttons on my ford touch will ford's reliability show improvements ?

  7. I wish that Consumer Reports would test far more tires.  Take a look at http://www.tyrereviews.co.uk/Tyre/.  I'd especially like to see a comparison between the Nokian WR G2 SUV tire and the Vredestein Quatrac 3 SUV tire.  I dislike the Nokian WR G3 SUV tire because it's now a symmetric tire, unlike the two tires above, which are asymmetric–one side for summer, one side for winter.

  8. Here's a question for you guys. How much technology is to much technology when it comes to gadgets inside the car's

  9. these guys strike me more as home insurance buyers and deductible conscious type people than car reviews! they seem so disconnected from us the everyday car fan!

  10. I mean the guy in the middle seems like on the back of his head, he's more concerned about if he cashes a portion of his 401K and opens an IRA account is going to collect compound interest on an online abroad account!

  11. Even their clothes seem so contrived, "let's put jeans all all three of them so the slobs who watch our crummy YouTube channel don't feel left out!"

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