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A Weaving Car Is Not Safe to Drive

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Dear Car Talk | May 25, 2017

Lucy checked all the usual suspects on her weaving Corolla, but there's another culprit to investigate.

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Features that didn't used to be standard in cars
Oct 19, 2016

Hardly Worth Mentioning: Features We Take for Granted

Jim Motavalli

Once upon a time, a radio and heater were exciting car options. In today's highly equipped auto market, we don't get excited about air conditioning, automatics, power windows and doors or cruise control.

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Jeep Grand Cherokee problems and complaints.
Oct 19, 2016

Jeep Grand Cherokee: Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

The Jeep Grand Cherokee can be a great used SUV, but watch out for these years known for trouble.

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should i trade in my car or keep it until it totally dies
Oct 18, 2016

When the Car Tells You It's Time to Trade, Listen

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Is that little whisper saying "fix me" or "trade me"? Here's one story where the message is clear.

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Ford Explorer defective paint.
Oct 18, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2011-2016 Ford Explorer Paint Problems

Car Talk Car Complaints

Our latest installment of First Signs of the Carpocalypse covers the Ford Explorer from 2013 through the current model year.

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young people enthusiastic about old cars
Oct 17, 2016

Will the Old Car Hobby Die Out?

Jim Motavalli

Let's face it, collector cars are mostly owned by people 60 and above. If young enthusiasts climb on board, maybe we'll still be going to Pebble Beach and Amelia island in 2030.  

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why would a car shake shiver while idling
Oct 13, 2016

The Scion with the Shimmy

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Ann's Scion tC has a case of the shakes at idle. Is replacing the spark plugs a good guess at a solution?

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Pros and cons of self driving cars
Oct 13, 2016

Build First, Ask Questions Later

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Autonomous cars will change the way we live. So why is industry getting to call our shot into the future?

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Indian auto industry
Oct 11, 2016

Will Americans Buy Cars From India?

Jim Motavalli

Indian carmaker Mahindra & Mahindra is planning a beachhead in America. Don't laugh--India's Tata is already selling us Jaguars and Land Rovers.

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is exhaust from a classic car dangerous to breathe
Oct 11, 2016

The Engine is a Stinker, But Have They Exhausted All Options?

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Lola's '46 Ford truck has the smelliest exhaust in the neighborhood. Is it worth fixing, or is it a health hazard?

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