#329 2022 Subaru BRZ First Impressions; GM's New Ultra Cruise

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This week, we share our first impressions of the 2022 Subaru BRZ. We discuss the BRZ's performance and handling capabilities, and how it's fun-to-drive character rivals sports cars like the Chevrolet Corvette. We also talk about General Motors' new driver assistance system, Ultra Cruise, which will debut on some 2023 Cadillacs. And, we answer audience questions about CR's fuel economy score for hybrid vehicles; whether panoramic sunroofs are safe in a rollover crash; and what buying strategies to use when new car inventory is low.

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SHOW NOTES

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00:00 - Introduction

00:30 - Preview: GM Ultra Cruise

09:30 - 2022 Subaru BRZ First Impressions

17:1 7 - Question #1: What buying strategies should you use when new car inventory is low?

21:56 - Question #2: Why is CR’s fuel economy score for hybrid vehicles different from the EPA’s Score?

25:03 - Question #3: Are panoramic sunroofs safe in a rollover crash?

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General Motors Introduces ‘Ultra Cruise,’ an Expanded Hands-Free Driver Assistance System

https://www.consumerreports.org/driver-assistance-systems/gm-ultra-cruise-hands-free-driver-assistance-system-a4904409015/

Self-Driving System Rankings

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X06tXpg7yiA

Preview: 2022 Subaru BRZ Still Emphasizes Balance Over Brawn

https://www.consumerreports.org/sports-cars/2022-subaru-brz-review-a6225692747/

New & Used Car Buying Guide

https://www.consumerreports.org/buying-a-car/car-buying-guide/

Guide to Car Safety

https://www.consumerreports.org/cars-guide-to-car-safety/

How to Safely Work on Your Car at Home

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-repair-maintenance/how-to-safely-work-on-your-car-at-home/

Coronavirus Resource Hub

https://www.consumerreports.org/coronavirus/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

Exploding Sunroofs Cases Head to Court

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/exploding-sunroof-cases-head-to-court/

Which Automakers Use Laminated Glass to Reduce the Risk of Exploding Sunroofs

https://www.consumerreports.org/car-safety/laminated-glass-reduce-risk-exploding-sunroofs/

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