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Streetside: 1984 Dodge Rampage Prospector - Evocative Utility

Philip Ruth

Philip Ruth | Oct 18, 2017

Funny what you find in front of a nearby AutoZone on an evening fuel filter run - a super-rare 1984 Dodge Rampage, complete with the Prospector trim package.

Dodge

Feb 01, 1996

Can two snow tires do the job of four?

Dear Car Talk

I drive a ' Infiniti G and experience the same problem with snow that was described several months ago by the owner of a blue Saturn i e the car slides all over the place in the snow You suggested...

snow tires

Jan 01, 1996

GM should absolutely cover the cost of a new engine...but you'll need a lawyer.

Dear Car Talk

I bought a Chevrolet X pickup truck in December of In June of this year the engine lost its oil pressure and the engine was badly damaged The motor had only miles on it at the time but because of...

liability Chevrolet GMC

Jan 01, 1996

Better to let an engine idle on cold mornings, or to drive it right away?

Dear Car Talk

We have a marital dispute and need your help in settling it My wife and I have a running disagreement over whether it's better to let the car idle for a few minutes after starting it in cold weather or...

idling winter

Jan 01, 1996

Is the LeBaron's engine that durable, or does the car just attract gentle drivers?

Dear Car Talk

I recently bought a LeBaron with miles on it even though my last car blew up at I bought it because I've heard nothing but good things about the slant six engine that Chrysler used in the 's and 's...

Chrysler LeBaron

Jan 01, 1996

No doubt about it, your engine is overheating.

Dear Car Talk

Help I have a mystery problem Grandma gave me her ' Volkswagen Rabbit with only miles on it Lately it's running hot and the heat does not dissipate On a particularly hot humid day while stuck in traffic the oil...

fans thermostats radiators

Jan 01, 1996

$35 to get my headlights adjusted. Really?

Dear Car Talk

I was quite shocked last week when I took my car in to have the headlights adjusted I went to an official headlight adjusting station and they quoted me a price of In my book that figures out to about...

lights

Jan 01, 1996

Once and for all: NEVER inflate your tires to their maximum air pressure!

Dear Car Talk

I was recently told by my local tire store manager while fixing a leaky valve stem that I should be inflating my tires to the pressure listed on the tire not the pressure listed on the door or owners manual...

tires air pressure

Jan 01, 1996

I have a Mustang GT with a five liter engine...

Dear Car Talk

I have a Mustang GT with a five liter engine If I drive for a short distance miles and turn off the motor when I start it up again the oil light comes on and there is no oil showing...

Jan 01, 1996

Any chance my extended warranty will cover a delaminating paint job?

Dear Car Talk

I have a Dodge Caravan which I purchased new with an extended warranty I would like to know what you are supposed to do when it has under miles on it and the paint starts peeling real bad I mean...

warranties paint