Tesla Production Issues, 2020 Ford Focus & Video Questions | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #147

Tesla Production Issues, 2020 Ford Focus & Video Questions | Talking Cars with Consumer Reports #147

Turns out the Tesla Model 3 needs humans after all. We discuss Tesla’s production issues and what it means for the company’s approach to automation. We received a number of video submissions this week, which leads to a discussion on the past, present, and future of the Ford Focus, as well as paddle shifters in minivans.


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0:42 Tesla pauses Model 3 production

2:46 Ford announces 2020 Focus

6:24 Video Question | Ford Focus Transmission Reliability

8:00 New at the Track | BMW X2

12:30 Viewer Question | Luxury Car Reliability Ratings and CR’s Annual Autos Survey

14:44 Video Question | Empty Nesters looking to replace their Honda Odyssey

18:38 Video Question | Paddle Shifter takeover


2018 Tesla Model 3 Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S0VlwLRJFAo

2016 Ford Focus Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Q8vDHouqcU

2013 Ford Focus ST First Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvLM9Zd44AI

2018 Detroit Auto Show: 2018 BMW X2 is Small and Sporty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0mosJy9OyY

4K Review: 2018 BMW X3 Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogONHegJwXk

4K Review: 2018 Honda Odyssey Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViCmxjDDLIM

4K Review: 2017 Toyota Highlander Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic5Obebxcv8

2016 Kia Sorento Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9cvIuyLOGE

2017 Honda Ridgeline Quick Drive: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJJeNbqaQAM


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