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Valve May Be Culprit in Car That's Hard to Refuel

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Jun 22, 2017

Mark's Roadmaster takes a long time to fill up at the pumps, and not just because of size of the tank. There's a common problem that may explain it.

gas tanks Buick Roadmaster 1996

May 02, 2017

If It Can Make It Here: The New Volkswagen e-Golf in Manhattan

Jim Motavalli

VW updated its electric e-Golf with more power and range. Since EVs are supposed to be city cars, I took it into the maelstrom that is Times Square.

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Apr 28, 2017

The Best Green Cars Under $40,000

Jim Motavalli

Hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery cars are now competitively priced, and also competitive with the best mainstream entries.

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Intermittant Dying Is Probably Due to Bad Fuel Pump
Apr 27, 2017

Intermittant Dying Is Probably Due to Bad Fuel Pump

Dear Car Talk

This Honda's odyssey through the Black Hills was cut short by a mysterious stalling issue. The culprit might be an easy fix.

fuel pumps gasoline Honda Odyssey 2009

Does One Flat Tire Require Purchasing Two?
Apr 25, 2017

Does One Flat Tire Require Purchasing Two?

Dear Car Talk

Chen is mix-and-matching tire inflation pressure to account for wear differences between a new tire and older ones. There are better options.

tires BMW X3 2015

Car's Low-Tire-Pressure Light Won't Turn off after New Tire Install
Apr 20, 2017

Car's Low-Tire-Pressure Light Won't Turn off after New Tire Install

Dear Car Talk

Patsy's RAV4 insists that it has low tire pressure. Her tire shop says everything is fine. What's the final verdict?

tires sensors safety Toyota RAV4 2006

Doesn't Anyone Make a Non-Slanted Windshield Anymore?
Apr 18, 2017

Doesn't Anyone Make a Non-Slanted Windshield Anymore?

Dear Car Talk

Is an angled windshield worth the tradeoff in A pillar blind spots and dash reflections? 

windshields Hyundai Elantra 2010

Lucid Koenigsegg
Apr 13, 2017

If You've Got It, Flaunt It: Supercars at NYIAS

Jim Motavalli

Million-dollar price tags and 200-mph were on display at the New York Auto Show.

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Windows Won't Budge in the Heat
Apr 13, 2017

Windows Won't Budge in the Heat

Dear Car Talk

Looking for the culprit in the heat of the day is the best approach.

windows electrical wiring Pontiac Bonneville

SUVs at NYAS
Apr 13, 2017

SUVs to the Front: A 2017 New York Auto Show Report

Jim Motavalli

Automakers are riding high in 2017, and their road to riches is paved with big-ticket SUVs.

New York Auto Show SUVs