This week we discuss our test results of the 2021 Nissan Rogue, share a surprising issue our testing uncovered, and why Nissan might finally be ready to compete with rivals like Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, Subaru Forester, and Mazda CX-5. Ford recently announced its fully electric F-150 Lightning pickup truck, and we talk about its capabilities, characteristics, and why it could signal a profound change in the truck market and culture. We also answer questions about how to deal with a car's fluctuating reliability score, the best way to care for foggy, yellowing headlight lenses, if a used Lexus LS is a smart choice for teen drivers, and share our favorite cars we've ever owned.
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00:00 – Introduction
01:30 – 2022 Ford F-150 Lightning Preview
09:28 – 2021 Nissan Rogue Test Results
18:58 – Favorite Cars We Have Ever Owned
24:09 – Question #1: How to deal with a car’s fluctuating reliability score?
25:57 – Question #2: What is the best way to care for hazy headlights?
28:41 – Question #3: Is a used Lexus LS a wise choice for a teen driver?
First Drive: Redesigned 2021 Nissan Rogue Edges Upscale
Ford F-150 Lightning EV Has a 300-Mile Range and Could Power Your Home
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Always good to see Jake in the show 🙃
My favorite car i ever owned is B5 VW Passat GLX.
Next favorite is 1996 Miata
Jake, put on a nice shirt and represent.
You didn’t even address the fact that most pickups are sold to fleets. Fleet managers don’t care about a lot of things the pundits talk about. They want low total cost of ownership. Large range is also not very important, since the truck comes home every night and can be charged there. EVs a perfect for this, and Ford seems to have their finger on the pulse much better than the other truck OEMs.
Talking cars.. and Jack
Cut the chit chat and get to the point
I saw a beautiful Ford Truck, and I’ll admit I want one, and with electric too? Awesome
Red 1992 Honda Prelude SI. I never should have sold that car!
How old ARE you people?
Which headlight restoration kit did you use on that Honda Civic? If you don’t mind sharing. Thanks.
In Marques Brownlee’s video on the Lightning yesterday, he said the Ford reps said that the 300 mile range was with 1000 pounds of cargo in the truck. So it could have significantly more range than 300 depending on how you use it: https://youtu.be/J2npVg9ONFo?t=491
Watch the latest “Now You Know” YouTube video. They cover all the electric pickup trucks in detail. They’re getting their own vehicles.
Thanks, finally, for good, uniform sound.
First car was a ’90 Accord EX- first year of that generation. Like most cars back then, it didn’t have any of the fancy features or technology you see today. It really felt like I was driving a car and not a computer. Reliability was fantastic and got over 230K miles before selling it.
When are you gonna do a chat about the new Ford Edge it got a high rating it stepped its game up gut s higher score than Mazda
Favorite car: 1970 olds cutlass! My first car!
My first car was an 1987 MR2. I got it about 10 years later, but it had been in the family since new. Loved that car!
My favorite car was my 1965 GTO with a 389 in.³ V-8 (it had headers and a cam, ran high 13s at hundred and 5 miles an hour in the quarter mile). I bought this in 1973 for a whopping $700. And it had way more horsepower than I should have had in that car but I managed to live through it anyway.
The thing I hated about it was its high and four-wheel drum brake system, which let’s just say would fade after maybe one or two hard stops. So picture a 16-year-old kid trying to stop at a stop sign with both feet on the brakes and the car still rolling through the stop sign at 10 miles an hour. I’m looking forward to buying a modern car with lots of power that is actually safe to drive after having owned lots of family vehicles asked 50 years. And to answer DJL66, I am just under your two digits in your handle, so yes, old farts 🙂