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If You Want to Go Off-Road, Get a True SUV


Evan asks if a newer crossover will handle backcountry exploration like the more rugged trucks of yore.

Jeep Renegade problems and complaints

This Week's Turd of the Week . . .


Find out what earns Car Talk's top dishonor this week. 

Mt Washington snow coach

VIDEO: We Climb Mount Washington in the Snow (in a nice, warm van)!


Contributor Craig Fitzgerald examines the SnowCoach at New Hampshire's Mount Washington, a one-ton Chevy 15-passenger van equipped with four-wheel drive and snowmobile tracks.

When to use four-wheel drive

Today: When to Use Four-Wheel Drive


Claudine's daughter just got a used Honda CR-V, her first four-wheel drive, and Claudine wants to know how to get the best use out of it. Tom and Ray say her daughter picked the best kind of four-wheel drive--the automatic kind. Find out why this is safer in difficult conditions and more effective in everyday road driving, as well. 

Driving a sedan in snow

Which is better for the frozen north: an SUV or a lower-riding car?


I am a doctor living in an area that typically can get 6 to 8 inches of snow on the ground at some point in the winter. Snow plows are not always out on the roads when I drive. For this reason...

Should it cost extra for an oil change, if your car is 4-wheel drive?

A few weeks ago, I stopped at Jiffy Lube for an oil change (I have a 2005 Kia Sportage, four-wheel drive, with 16,500 miles). I asked the man behind the counter for a price on an oil change. He said $24.95. And then...
what is the difference between full time and part time four wheel drive

Four-Wheel Drive: Full Time vs. Part Time


Larry test drove a four-wheel drive Jeep Liberty and thinks some of the stuff the salesman told him about part time and full time four-wheel drive was just plain wrong. Can Tom and Ray set the record straight?

is there something about suvs that makes them more dangerous on ice

Why are so many of the vehicles I see stuck in snowy weather SUVs?


I recently drove from Mississippi to Oklahoma to visit my family for Christmas I made my trip one day after a winter storm moved through the area I saw several vehicles off in the ditch which I presumed were accidents...

Should 4WD be engaged regularly to keep it in good working order?

Is it wise to occasionally activate a four-wheel-drive system to keep it in good working order My mechanic advises I do this for a short distance -- John RAY Well as my elderly Jewish grandmother would say It vuldn't hurt...

Should I be using 4WD in cold, rainy conditions?

Yesterday I was driving my Ford Expedition on the highway in Vermont There was a cold rain when I started out but it was above freezing I was driving at about mph when without warning I must have hit some...


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