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Shopping Guide for the Safety Conscious

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Feb 22, 2018

Here are Ray's picks for the essential safety options.

safety safety features buying Hyundai Sonata

Red VW Golf R
Feb 06, 2018

VW's Sleeper: The $40,000 Golf R Looks Mild, but Really Roars

Jim Motavalli

VW sticks with hot hatches (and pivots electric) as the market obsesses over crossovers. Volkswagen is in penance mode.

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Safety Features May Help Seniors Stay Independent
Feb 06, 2018

Safety Features May Help Seniors Stay Independent

Dear Car Talk

Thanks to innovations in car tech, it's a good time to be a senior driver

safety features seniors Subaru

Diminished Mileage Has Many Possible Causes
Jan 30, 2018

Diminished Mileage Has Many Possible Causes

Dear Car Talk

Steve wants to rein in his Explorer's appetite.

fuel economy Ford Explorer 2003

The Toytoa FCR Concept Minivan
Jan 25, 2018

The Washington Auto Show: DC is All-In on Autonomous Cars

Jim Motavalli

Electric and autonomous cars get a thumbs-up from the Trump administration, and from the DC policy wonks.

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Coolant Warning Light May Indicate Small Leak
Jan 25, 2018

Coolant Warning Light May Indicate Small Leak

Dear Car Talk

Here's the lowdown on this Volvo's low coolant level.

coolant leaks Volvo XC60 2016

LED Lights Can Interfere with Radio Signal
Jan 23, 2018

LED Lights Can Interfere with Radio Signal

Dear Car Talk

This lighting upgrade downgraded the radio. 

lights Chevrolet Malibu 2012

Dream cars by region
Jan 22, 2018

Your "Dream Car"? Depends on Where You Live

Jim Motavalli

Americans really do make regional auto buying choices, but EVs are a wild card--almost all of us want to own a Tesla.

There's Really No Shortcut on a Transmission Rebuild
Jan 18, 2018

There's Really No Shortcut on a Transmission Rebuild

Dear Car Talk

This vintage T-Bird needs transmission work. Is the mechanic being shifty?

transmissions Ford Thunderbird

Hyunda Veloster at 2018 Detroit Auto Show
Jan 16, 2018

Detroit 2018: The Parade of New Cars

Jim Motavalli

Sorting out the automotive trends at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. High-tech cars are going to have to compete with SUVs and trucks.

Detroit Auto Show