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Used Subarus– Buy This One, Not That One


Used Subarus pose a unique challenge for buyers. Here's what you need to know about the excessive oil consumption issue.

When Is a Newer Car a Better Fit for a New Driver?


Gordon's faithful old Toyota needs some pricey repairs before he hands the keys to his teen granddaughter. Should he go to the shop or car lot?

Does the Old Gray Mare Have a Few Miles Left?


Barb's Town and Country needs transmission work. Should she spend the money or put it out to pasture?

'Magic' Oil Plug Comprised Mostly of Snake Oil


Did a $5 widget sold in the 1950's actually keep oil clean, or did it just clean out wallets?

Does Oil Leak Mean Engine Death For Sue's Subaru?

Sue just changed the head gasket on her 2002 Subaru Forrester. Now it's leaking oil. What gives? 

Why Does Michael's Jaguar Require Oil From Ford?

Michael's Jaguar XF needs a certain type of motor oil that is made by Ford and is only sold in Europe. Can he safely substitute something else? Car Talk's advice here.

So Hard to Say Goodbye . . .

Phil wants Car Talk to help him preserve the life of his 1990 Ford Ranger, which leaks and burns oil, smells like coolant, and the chassis, shocks and gas lines are almost rusted through. Is Phil delusional?

Oil Pressure Mystery: Stephen's GMC Envoy

The oil pressure in Stephen's GMC Envoy is acting up, fine one minute, warning lights the next. Is he damaging the engine if he drives it while it's doing this? Car Talk's take, here.

Today: Synthetic Oil Sticker Shock

Sherri's used to paying $35 for an oil change, but her new car requires synthetic oil, at $75 a pop. Car Talk explains why it's worth it, right here.

Should Lars Take the Free Engine?

Acura has offered Lars a brand new engine in the hopes that it will fix his current car's oil guzzling problem. The car has no other issues. Should he accept Acura's offer? Tom and Ray's question to Lars: What are you waiting for?


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