Talking Cars 208: The Best Time to Buy a Car, and Stress on Turbocharged Engines

Mike Quincy

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Main theme: You have questions—so many, in fact, that we’re devoting an entire show to answering them.

We address:

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• BMW 3 Series vs. Volvo S60, episode 207
• Subaru Crosstrek Plug-in Hybrid, Recalls, episode 206
• Honda Extends Civic and CR-V Warranty, episode 205
• Tesla’s Updated Navigate on Autopilot, episode 204
• Toyota Supra and BMW Z4, episode 203

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