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Some Options That Fit the Off-Road-Adventuring Bill

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Jan 22, 2019

Stephen wants to replace his old 4x4. What's his best bet?

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Electric Cars Are a Good, Lower-Maintenance Option
Dec 04, 2018

Electric Cars Are a Good, Lower-Maintenance Option

Dear Car Talk

John wants a low-maintenance runabout. Will an EV work for him?

EV repair electric vehicles

Jeep Gladiator at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show
Nov 30, 2018

Los Angeles 2018: An Auto Show That Delivered

Jim Motavalli

I was ready to write a column saying that auto shows are irrelevant, but then this one was worthy.

LA Auto Show

New Tech May Need New Windshield Replacement Routines
Nov 29, 2018

New Tech May Need New Windshield Replacement Routines

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This Subaru windshield replacement requires EyeSight recalibration

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Concept car from Chinese maker Hongqi at the Guangzhou auto show
Nov 27, 2018

The Chinese Love Cars--and Celebrate Them at Big Car Shows

Jim Motavalli

I took my camera to the giant Guangzhou show--one of more than 20 such extravaganzas around the country.

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Strange Wiper Behavior Gets the Brush-Off from Dealer
Nov 27, 2018

Strange Wiper Behavior Gets the Brush-Off from Dealer

Dear Car Talk

This Ford Fusion's wipers are a pain in the glass.

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 Can't Fix an Engine Using Thicker Oil
Nov 22, 2018

Can't Fix an Engine Using Thicker Oil

Dear Car Talk

So what's the best oil for high-mileage engines?

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Nov 21, 2018

Lame Joke: The Bad Parrot

Staff Blog

A young man named John received a parrot as a gift. The parrot had a bad attitude and an even worse vocabulary. 

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Carlos Ghosn, Nissan, Renault and Mitsubishi
Nov 21, 2018

What About Replacing Carlos Ghosn with...Another Carlos?

Jim Motavalli

Carlos Ghosn, arrested for underreporting his income by $44 million, was an auto industry giant. He replacement could/should be another Carlos, Carlos Tavares.

This VW Isn't a Dog -- It Just Sounds like One
Nov 20, 2018

This VW Isn't a Dog -- It Just Sounds like One

Dear Car Talk

Growling Jetta is probably not happy with its leak test pump

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