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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.

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.

The Little Corolla That Wouldn't Quit

02.14.2013
Elaina's Corolla has a strange problem--parts of it keep running even when the engine is shut off. She's taken it in to the dealer, but they can't find the source of the noises. Will Tom and Ray help Elaina out, or are they too busy wondering why she keeps hanging out in the garage after the car is turned off?

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.

The Manly Van Can

08.24.2012
Tom Bodett doubles down on the Toyota Sienna! Find out what's so great about the manly van, here.

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

05.01.2010
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...

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