This week we share our first impressions of the 2021 Genesis GV80, we go through the specs and talk about whether this luxury SUV has what it takes to challenge some of the highly established competitors like the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Volvo XC90, and Cadillac XT6. Also Volkswagen recently announced the all-new Taos for 2022, our experts discuss where it fits within the Volkswagen SUV lineup and if the automotive industry needs another small SUV. We also answer audience questions about whether or not it's possible to purchase a vehicle directly from the manufacturer and bypass the dealer, how to prepare a car for a long trip after its been sitting in a garage for half a year, as well as how maintenance costs compare between plug-in hybrid, pure electric, and gas-only vehicles.
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00:00 – Introduction
00:41 – 2022 Volkswagen Taos Preview
05:55 – 2021 Genesis GV80 First Impressions
14:53 – Question #1: Is it possible to purchase a car directly from the manufacturer?
19:43 – Question #2: Does CR data suggest that after sorting out big issues on an unreliable vehicle that the car will last for some time after?
21:00 – Question #3: How to prepare a car for a long trip after it has been sitting in a garage for half a year?
22:26 – Question #4: How does maintenance cost compare between plug-in hybrid, pure electric, and gas-only vehicles.
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