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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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should i tow a trailer with my prius
Sep 27, 2016

Weighing the Concerns of Towing a Camper

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Leonard asks if towing a camper will actually damage his Toyota Camry Hybrid. 

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the causes of traffic increases
Sep 23, 2016

In L.A. and Other Gridlocked Cities, Rush-Hour Traffic Never Reaches the Speed Limit

Jim Motavalli

With cheaper gas and an end to the recession, we're heading back out on the congested highways. On the worst roads, Americans are spending an extra 3.5 days in traffic every year.

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how do i choose good aftermarket parts
Sep 22, 2016

Will Aftermarket Tuneup Parts Save Money or Create Problems?

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Can Robert use cheaper aftermarket parts for a tuneup or will his Monte Carlo pay the price?

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Ending relationship with car dealer
Sep 21, 2016

Say Anything: Breaking Up with Your Car Dealer

Craig Fitzgerald

Car dealers communicate like high school boyfriends desperately trying to save a relationship.

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should only gearheads own classic cars
Sep 20, 2016

The Heart Wants What it Wants

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Vince loves his '55 Ford. Is there a rational way to make the romance last?

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modified cars have lower resale value
Sep 19, 2016

Performance Tune Your Car! But Kiss Its Resale Value Goodbye

Jim Motavalli

A lof of people want their cars to go faster, but it's often not worth the money--and stock is best when it's time to move on.

aftermarket parts

Sep 19, 2016

If This Barracuda Could Talk

Tim Cotton

A car's engine will take you places. The memories you make there? That's up to you.

2017 Volvo V90 XC
Sep 16, 2016

Rocky Mountain High: Volvo's New Cross Country

Jim Motavalli

Volvo's new wagon slots in between the S90 sedan and the XC90 SUV. All are built on the same platform, and share four-cylinder engine tech.

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