Tag: 2014

15 Posts

do lug nuts swell and if so why
Nov 01, 2016

Swollen Lug Nuts Are Driving Tim Nuts

Dear Car Talk

How do lug nuts swell, and what's the cure for this problem?

Toyota Sequoia 2014

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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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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GMC Sierra pickup trucks with headlight problems
Feb 08, 2016

Turd of the Week: Projector-Beam Headlights

Car Talk Car Complaints

"If I had driven this truck at night before buying it, I would have not purchased it." This week's loser, right here. 

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Ford Focus shudders into second gear
Jan 05, 2016

What's Normal for New Ford Focus?

Dear Car Talk

John's 2014 Ford Focus shudders into second gear, but the dealer told him it was "normal". What does Car Talk suggest? 

warranties clutches Ford Focus 2014

Mileage difference between cars made in Europe and USA
Oct 14, 2014

Mazda3 MPG: USA vs. UK

Dear Car Talk

Robert was pretty excited about the 32 mpg his Mazda3 was getting until he talked to his brother-in-law in England, who told him that the U.K. version of this car gets almost twice that. Is Mazda holding out on us, or is there more to this story?

fuel economy Mazda Mazda3 2014

Jun 30, 2014

The Beetle and the Mouse That Roared

Jim Motavalli

Fiat's 500 Abarth is a noisy little beast, and the Beetle GSR is--despite wild graphics--a more refined affair.

Fiat Abarth Volkswagen Beetle 2014

May 30, 2014

Dart vs. Dart: Our '63 Dodge Against a '14 GT

Jim Motavalli

The 1963 Dodge Dart is an iconic vehicle at the Car Talk garage, so how does it stack up against the modern competition?

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McLaren 650S
Apr 18, 2014

McLaren Reboot

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

McLaren aims to rebound from the disastrous sales it posted of 2011's MP4-12C with that car's newer, prettier, more talented sibling, the 650S. Jamie Kitman reports from the 2014 NAIAS.

high performance reviews McLaren 650S 2014

Jaguar F-type Coupe R
Mar 28, 2014

Jaguar's One-Percent Solution

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Jamie Kitman's rich for a day... and lovin' it, driving Jaguar's new F-Type. Added bonus? Watch as he takes, "The journalist's line."
 

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Jaguar F-type Coupe R

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