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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?

Should Ken Get the Hybrid?

10.06.2015
Ken loves his old Highlander Hybrid, and is ready to replace it with another but he's not sure the cost justifies the gas savings right now. Car Talk's advice right here.

Today: Fix for a Leaky Sunroof?

09.22.2015
Sharon replaced the leaky sunroof in her Toyota RAV4 two years ago. Now she's hearing water in the roof again. Can she dry out the roof? Or does Car Talk have a better idea? Find out.

Routine Maintenance: What Can You Skip?

08.13.2015
Lilian's car is due for routine maintenance, but she's on a fixed income. What's critical to her car and what can she skip? Car Talk's answer, right here.

Toyota's Big Bet on the Fuel-Cell Mirai

11.18.2014
The zero-emission car can travel 300 miles on a five-minute fill-up, so the big challenge isn't the cars but the expensive refueling stations. But how does three years of free fuel sound?

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.

Today: A Good Time for a Second Opinion

07.29.2014
Donna's Toyota Sienna has been diagnosed with a $4800 repair. How can this be necessary at such low miles and given that Donna drives "like an old lady?" Tom and Ray think the estimate sounds high. Find out what Donna should do, right here.

What's Making Jillian's Corolla Shake?

05.02.2014
Jillian loves her Corolla but it has one problem--an annoying vibration that happens whenever the car is stopped with the brake engaged. Her mechanic has tried everything and is now stumped. Tom and Ray suspect the problem may be so simple her mechanic is overlooking it. Find out what's causing this and how she can fix it, right here.

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.

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