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Hyundai Mysteriously Missing Oil

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Dear Car Talk | Mar 22, 2019

2014 Tucson has serious oil loss issue.

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Is Dealer on the up and up about This Transmission?
Feb 07, 2019

Is Dealer on the up and up about This Transmission?

Dear Car Talk

Will a hot transmission cost Michelle a cool five grand?

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Rusted brake rotor
Feb 07, 2019

Bad Brakes: The Danger of Using Cheap Aftermarket Parts

Jim Motavalli

According to an industry critic, "A majority of the car fleet is driving around on rusted, compromised brake pads that are not designed to meet the original manufacturer’s requirements.”

Six speed manual VW Golf
Feb 06, 2019

Winter Wonders: Three Cars That Got Me Through Snow and Ice

Jim Motavalli

Back-to-back testers from Subaru, VW and Audi braved the sub-zero cold.

Mystery Hoses on Fuel Pump Go Nowhere
Feb 05, 2019

Mystery Hoses on Fuel Pump Go Nowhere

Dear Car Talk

This Ranger has thrown Robert a curveball

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Detroit, MI in the 19th Century
Jan 25, 2019

My Motor City Roots

Jim Motavalli

My great-great-great grandfather was mayor of Detroit, and left an interesting legacy. His ex-slave cook became the toast of Paris.

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Ariel view of winding road.
Jan 22, 2019

Some Options That Fit the Off-Road-Adventuring Bill

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

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