Tag: buying

196 Posts

Apr 28, 2017

The Best Green Cars Under $40,000

Jim Motavalli

Hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery cars are now competitively priced, and also competitive with the best mainstream entries.

buying hybrids electric vehicles

Convertibles
Apr 14, 2017

There are Only 27 Convertibles Left in the United States (For Under $85K)

BestRide

Everybody should own a convertible at least once in their life. Only now, they're getting harder and harder to come by unless you're a one-percenter. At no point since the 1970s have convertibles been more rare.

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This Is One Tough Wish List
Mar 21, 2017

This Is One Tough Wish List

Dear Car Talk

Leo wants to trade his '05 Buick for a stripped down car. Can he find a car that matches his bare-bones wish list?

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Jan 10, 2017

Used Hyundai Sonata--Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

The Hyundai Sonata is a roomy, comfortable sedan with good overall reliability, but there are some troubling problems in certain years of which buyers should be aware.

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Jan 05, 2017

Used Ford Fiesta: Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

The Ford Fiesta is a great economy car, particularly for urban use, but beware the perils of Powershift.

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are there any good small trucks left
Nov 22, 2016

Where Have the Small Pickups Gone?

Dear Car Talk

Gary needs a truck that's not a behemoth. He asks if smaller, more basic trucks are even made anymore?

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is the chrysler pacifica a good choice for the owners of some big dogs
Oct 25, 2016

Reader Seeks Ray's Approval on the Latest Chrysler Family Hauler

Dear Car Talk

Will Deborah be happy with the new Pacifica? Ray chimes in with his own Chrysler minivan experience.

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Plymouth Satellite
Oct 24, 2016

The Patron Saint of Mopar

Tim Cotton

Tim Cotton earned the money to buy his first car mopping floors in the hospital morgue. What's your first car story? 

buying Plymouth

How well do luxury cars hold their value
Oct 07, 2016

The Great Supercar Value Drain: Why Econoboxes Rule

Jim Motavalli

Supercars and econoboxes both lose a lot of value when you drive them out of the lot. But with an Elantra you're out at most $10,000 after five years, compared to a Rolls that has made off with more than $100,000.

buying luxury vehicles

Ford Focus transmission and door latch problems.
Oct 05, 2016

Used Ford Focus – Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

Shoppers looking for a Ford Focus should avoid these years to stay away from door latch issues and failing transmissions.

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