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In the Beginning: The Genesis G70

Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli | Jul 18, 2018

Hyundai has big plans for its high-end spinoff brand, Genesis. The new G70 is on the performance end of its "athletic elegance" spectrum. The company is bringing out six new models by 2021.

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Cosmetic Work May Keep This Marriage Happy
Jun 14, 2018

Cosmetic Work May Keep This Marriage Happy

Dear Car Talk

Hint: it involves paint. For the truck, not the spouse.

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Interference Engines: The Sequel
Jun 12, 2018

Interference Engines: The Sequel

Dear Car Talk

A 1957 Ford was full of problems--but not from a timing belt.

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How to Reset Steering Wheel's 'Clock'
Jun 07, 2018

How to Reset Steering Wheel's 'Clock'

Dear Car Talk

When your steering wheel says 11 a.m. but your wheels insist it's noon, it's time for a mechanic.

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A Gentle Driver Wants to Bring the Heat
Jun 05, 2018

A Gentle Driver Wants to Bring the Heat

Dear Car Talk

Our scientific method for warming up a car faster involves pants and a stopwatch. 

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Michelin's Movin' On conference in Montreal
Jun 01, 2018

Rubber Meets the Road: Airless Tires, Electric Pickups and Fuel-Cell Range Extenders

Jim Motavalli

Michelin's Movin' On conference in Montreal is a stylish celebration of cutting-edge transportation.

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Your New Car May Have New Needs
May 31, 2018

Your New Car May Have New Needs

Dear Car Talk

Check out these tips for navigating fluid-change and oil recommendations on new cars.

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Daewoo Lanos
May 31, 2018

Orphan Cars: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Jim Motavalli

No, don't buy a Daewoo Lanos, but do consider a nice Saturn, Studebaker or Saab. The clubs are friendly and the parts supplies are holding. Meanwhile, values are climbing. 

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Time to Trade out Old Reliable for a New Subaru?
May 29, 2018

Time to Trade out Old Reliable for a New Subaru?

Dear Car Talk

This reliable old Saturn has more miles on it than a trip to the moon.

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Speeding up the Heat on a Chilly Morning
May 24, 2018

Speeding up the Heat on a Chilly Morning

Dear Car Talk

There's no shortcut 'switch' for getting the engine to warm up faster.

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