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Is Battery Life a Deal-Breaker on a Prius?

05.26.2016
Lois wants a new Prius and needs to know if the battery will go the distance. 

Diesel vs. Hybrid: Which Is Cleaner?

03.10.2016
Barbara has a 2006 VW Jetta diesel that she's considering replacing. Is a Prius a good choice for her? Car Talk's advice here.

West Coast Fever: Cutting Petroleum Use by 50 Percent With the Prius (and Cars Like It)

02.04.2016
The 2016 Prius ups the ante to 52 mpg combined (56 with the Eco model), and its one big reason why the three west coast states are on target to cut oil addiction 50 percent by 2030.

Today: New Prius Headrest is a Pain in the Neck

11.24.2015
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

09.19.2014
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

04.17.2014
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.

12.04.2013
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

10.01.2012
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?

05.17.2012
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

03.30.2012
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?

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