Consumer Reports recently rented a 2020 Mazda CX-30, the carmaker's latest small SUV, and purchased the all-new 2020 Hyundai Venue small SUV, and we give our first impressions on what it's like to be behind the wheel of these new cars in this growing segment. We also discuss used car buying sites like Carvana and Vroom, and what you can do to protect yourself when purchasing a car online. In addition, we answer audience questions about the scarcity of the Volkswagen eGolf in the US, how to properly store a car during cold winter months, and the right approach to tire buying when your current set consists of different brands.
0:30 – 2020 Mazda CX-5 First Impressions
7:42 – 2020 Hyundai Venue First Impressions
17:34 – Is it smart to buy a used car online using services like Carvana?
18:21 – Why is it so difficult to find a late model Volkwagen e-Golf in the US?
21:45 – Dunlops and Kinda tires on my car, should I get a matching set?
24:56 – what’s the best way to store a car during the winter months?
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