Warren Brown and Lou Ann Hammond chat about cars on www.washingtonpost.com November 7, 2014

Good Morning Warren and friends

The weather is changing. What have you started doing to prepare your car for winter? Even if you think it is small, tell us.

Does anyone have a piece of tape on the top of their steering wheel to let them know that is where the wheels are straight? I was taught to do that in a snow driving class and just wondered if anyone did it.

I drove the Mazda3 again this week and still love it. 33mpg (30city/41highway is what EPA states) Starting MSRP is $20,645, the car I drove topped out at $23,410 (really, you have to charge for floor mats and paint?) great driving car, lots of functionality

If you want to kick the luxury and drive-up. Go for the Audi A3 2. Turbo Quattro (all-wheel drive) S Tronic vehicle. A little less mpg, we got 31 (but EPA states 24 city/33 highway) I have a piece coming out soon with the designer for Audi. Great guy and a great artist and stunning car. It is a statement of elegance. The 2015 Audi A3 started at $32,900 but topped out at $43,345. It’s the “prestige model” for $8,450 that threw it over the edge.

If you’re looking for a car in the $20s or $35-45, there you are, two great cars.

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Lou Ann Hammond is the CEO of Carlist and Driving the Nation. She is the co-host of Real Wheels Washington Post carchat every Friday morning and is the Automotive, energy correspondent for The John Batchelor Show and a Contributor to Automotive Electronics magazine headquartered in Korea. Hammond is a founding member of the Women's World Car of the Year #WWCOTY, and the Concept Car of the Year, and former member of the North American Car and Truck of the Year #NACTOY. She is a guest contributor for Via Corsa magazine and Vicarious magazine.