Tag: seniors

16 Posts

Are SUVs a good choice for seniors?
Oct 27, 2016

Are SUVs the Best Choice for Seniors? Maybe Not.

Jim Motavalli

A bum knee makes me appreciate cars with easy entrance and exit. Not like my Miata, which I fall into with a loud plop.

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why do seat belts click in the middle of the seat and not the sides
Sep 29, 2016

Short Grandmas and Hidden Seat Belts

Dear Car Talk

Susan has a heck of a time belting in the grandkids' booster seats. Has anyone invented a better way to reach those buried fasteners?

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May 08, 2014

Baby Boomers Still Driving (But, Mostly, Staying Safe)

Jim Motavalli

The postwar generation was the most mobile in history. Now they're reaching retirement age and don't want to give up the keys. Should we worry?

seniors

What's a used, safe and affordable convertible
Oct 29, 2013

Today: Best Convertible for a Nonagenarian?

Dear Car Talk

Anne's ready to trade in her Subaru Outback for something a little more fun. She wants a convertible. But she's also looking for something safe with good gas mileage; a 93-year-old lady has to be a little bit practical. What do Tom and Ray suggest? Something in red, obviously. 

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how can i make my husband drive faster and closer to the speed limit
Dec 18, 2012

Gayle's Not Ready to be Married to a Geezer

Dear Car Talk

Gayle's active, fit and busy husband has started driving like a geezer. He's not yet 70 but he's already driving 20 miles per hour below the speed limit. Can Tom and Ray help or are they too far gone themselves?

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can i make my turn signal louder
Jun 01, 2011

Nancy's dad can't hear the turn signal. Can she turn up the volume?

Dear Car Talk

My dad is older (87) but is still a good driver. However, his hearing is not very good. When he uses his turn signal for a gentle turn, and it doesn't shut off by itself, he can't hear it to turn...

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Is it safe to drive if you sometimes collapse
Jan 01, 2009

Should Liz's partner be allowed to drive, after a few fainting spells?

Dear Car Talk

My significant other has collapsed several times in restaurants. My children are concerned about his driving me around. What does one do in an emergency like that? I was told not to turn off the engine. He drives an SUV...

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Jan 01, 2008

Today: car recommendations for older drivers.

Dear Car Talk

I will be 77 years old soon and would like your opinion as to which of the following automobiles you would recommend for someone like me. I love driving, and I drive a stick shift to this very day. For the...

seniors buying

Sep 01, 2001

We continue to get mail about testing senior drivers...

Dear Car Talk

by mail about whether older drivers should be tested to make sure they still have the vision judgment and physical abilities necessary to drive a car Most of the mail has supported our position that testing after a certain age...

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Sep 01, 2001

Testing older drivers discriminatory? A few readers think so.

Dear Car Talk

few more responses to our column on testing older drivers for a decline in skills There was a certain percentage of our respondents who were not opposed to testing but were opposed to singling out older drivers Dear Tom Ray...

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