Tag: 2012

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Ford Focus transmission and door latch problems.
Oct 05, 2016

Used Ford Focus – Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

Shoppers looking for a Ford Focus should avoid these years to stay away from door latch issues and failing transmissions.

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Hyundai Sonata car complaints
Sep 29, 2015

Turd of the Week - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Car Talk Car Complaints

Our Turd of the Week? The 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Turns out, the engines are going.... BOOM. Get the details, and what you can do about it, here.  

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Acura offers new engine for gas guzzling TL
Sep 30, 2014

Should Lars Take the Free Engine?

Dear Car Talk

Acura has offered Lars a brand new engine in the hopes that it will fix his current car's oil guzzling problem. The car has no other issues. Should he accept Acura's offer? Tom and Ray's question to Lars: What are you waiting for?

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Toyota Sienna with trailer hitch
Aug 24, 2012

The Manly Van Can

Tom Bodett

Tom Bodett doubles down on the Toyota Sienna! Find out what's so great about the manly van, here.
 

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Jul 24, 2012

Fast Forward: First Pedal to the Metal in Tesla's Model S

Jim Motavalli

The Tesla Model S is billed as an electric rocket ship with 300-mile range that doubles as a practical sedan. How's it stack up against those claims? Jim Motavalli takes it for a spin and reports back.

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Jun 13, 2012

Driving Audi's Electrifying E-Tron

Jim Motavalli

Audi's electric e-tron division has unveiled battery-powered city cars and the high-performance R8, the first that will actually be produced. I finally got behind the wheel of an e-tron on a rainy Manhattan afternoon. This A3 won't be produced, but a plug-in hybrid version will be out in 2014.

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Apr 12, 2012

Glitter, Glitz…and Fuel Economy

Jim Motavalli

The 2012 New York International Auto Show proved that downsizing can be sexy. Even the Viper is watching its weight these days.

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Jan 11, 2012

The 2012 Detroit Auto Show: Everybody's Gone Green

Jim Motavalli

Hybrids and electric cars aren't (like "Baby" in Dirty Dancing) hidden in the corner anymore—they're out in front for everybody to see.

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2012 Honda Civic
Oct 13, 2011

Still Fond of Honda, But Someone Please Call the Bullpen

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Man, Honda has had a tough year. The Japanese earthquake and subsequent tsunami limited production and choked supply of its redesigned Civic, just when the company needed a hit new model. And then, adding insult to all that earthquake injury, the new Civic finally arrived only to be met by an extraordinarily lukewarm reception.

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