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Today: New Prius Headrest is a Pain in the Neck

Jeannette loves her new Prius C except for one thing: the headrest. It's screwing with her posture and can't be adjusted. Can Car Talk help?

Forget that SUV: Five Great Alternatives

Wish the high-center-of-gravity, low MPG SUV would just… go away? It’s not going to. But, here are some much better options, in our opinion.

Counting Mileage: A Case of Prius Syndrome

Today Tom and Ray counsel Pat through a case of "Prius Syndrome." Ever since getting his Prius, Pat has become obsessed with mileage but he's noticed that the dashboard reports that he's doing 3-4 mpg better than his old fashioned pencil and paper calculations indicate. Find out if he can trust his dashboard, right here.

Buying a Used Prius? It Pays to Shop Around.

Given the ironclad law of supply and demand, it pays to buy pre-owned hybrids and EVs in cities where they're not on everyone's shopping list.

Driven to Extremes: Man Meets Prius

Tom Bodett spent a day with a Toyota Prius and it was not everything he dreamed it woud be. Find out why the guy who says, "It takes a real man to drive a minivan," felt totally emasculated by the cute little hybrid, right here.

Today: Cheap Sales Tactic for Prius Tires?

George's Prius needs low-rolling-resistance tires, and his Toyota dealer insists buying the tires from anywhere esle would compromise his gas mileage. Is his dealer full of you-know-what? Find out, and learn more than you ever wanted to know about these special tires.

How To Downshift In a Prius

Susan rented a Prius for vacation but never figured out how to shift into lower gear. And, the brakes didn't overheat, even when she took it down some steep, mountain roads. Can Tom and Ray explain why?

Today: Daphne's Prius Needs a New Battery

I just got word that my Prius with miles needs a new hybrid battery. I got the car new and it's been well-maintained but the battery has not given us the 150,000 or 180,000 miles that we had hoped we could get.

Is the interrupted braking sensation on Betsy's Prius really "normal"?

Every time I am braking and go over a bump in our 2008 Prius (a frequent occurrence in hilly San Francisco), the anti-lock braking system kicks in. The problem is that when it does so, it feels like the brakes disengage...

Today: A Prius guinea pig gets a raw deal.

So, I was driving home in my beloved 2003 Toyota Prius on Friday. I turned right a few blocks from my house, and the wheel froze in the turned position ... I had to slam on the brakes to avoid hitting a...


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