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Tough decisions and tougher laws are examined on this episode. We have a full table as Mickey, Beka, and Ben sit down with their guests Rob, Eric, and Frank to debate how to choose between two similar used cars. We inform our listeners about a new hands-free law in Georgia. Also, the group addresses distracted driving. And yes, Beka found Nemo, but missed the joke.

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Put down that drink! Mickey talks to us about the idea of breathalyzers in every car. We also discover that Mickey is a little behind in his reading. Ronny Expresses both fondness and frustration with sportscar manufacturers; and also wants to inform people about suicide jacks. Beka admits to “salting” her compliments with snarkiness. And Becca swoons over Elon Musk and his car company.

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Rental car review: 2018 Cadillac XTS

by Ben

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The Cadillac XTS is a big, chunky, good-looking car.

Sometimes life throws you curveballs, and sometimes those curveballs produce hits. This is what happened to me recently with another one of my biz-trip rental cars. The rental car company with which my employer has a contract has a location twenty minutes from home in the ‘burbs, but that location recently shortened their hours- and because I didn’t know about it, it had closed before I arrived and I was unable to pick up my car for the week’s travels, which I needed that day due to an early departure the next morning. The trip was far enough that my employer would throw a fit if I claimed the miles on my personal car, and I also knew that it would be a fairly dull drive most of the way. After a few minutes of angrily fuming over the situation, I remembered the one place where you can get a rental-car just about any time of any day: the airport.

Picking up a car at the airport instead of another location has one definite advantage: airport locations have a special aisle for we who rent cars often enough to have earned special status with the rental car company. I can choose anything on that aisle for the same basic mid-size car price. I was wandering around the aisle, looking for something comfortable and interesting (and especially something on my list of cars for which I really want to write reviews) when an employee whizzing around on one of those broken-ankle-scooters cheerily informed me that there was a nice Cadillac right over there…

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