Tag: 2010

10 Posts

This Reader Needs a Second Opinion on a Dubious Issue
Oct 03, 2017

This Reader Needs a Second Opinion on a Dubious Issue

Dear Car Talk

Should a timing chain be changed when it's supposed to last the life of this Element? Or does this mechanic need help with a boat payment?

water pumps timing belts Honda Element 2010

Backseat Vibration Driving Owner Batty
Aug 24, 2017

Backseat Vibration Driving Owner Batty

Dear Car Talk

Tracking down the odd noise in Mike's Paseo might not be an exhausting job.

exhaust system noises Toyota Paseo 2010

A Pricey AC Fix Might Become Cheaper with an Easy Test
Jul 06, 2017

A Pricey AC Fix Might Become Cheaper with an Easy Test

Dear Car Talk

The dealership said Cynthia needed $1500 in repairs to make her VW's AC work again. Additional testing might save her some serious bucks.

air conditioning Volkswagen Jetta 2010

Doesn't Anyone Make a Non-Slanted Windshield Anymore?
Apr 18, 2017

Doesn't Anyone Make a Non-Slanted Windshield Anymore?

Dear Car Talk

Is an angled windshield worth the tradeoff in A pillar blind spots and dash reflections? 

windshields Hyundai Elantra 2010

2010 Toyota Prius
Dec 14, 2016

Used Toyota Prius – Buy This Year, Not that One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

The Toyota Prius is so reliable it is hard to call any years bad, but some years do rise above others.

Toyota Prius 2010

which car fluids need to be replaced and when
Oct 20, 2016

Caring For a Truck That Sits

Dear Car Talk

Mike has a pickup that spends a lot of time sitting--when it's not being borrowed. What's the best way to maintain a truck that doesn't rack up the miles?

fluids brakes Ford Ranger 2010

Nissan Altima ignition problems
Nov 01, 2015

This Week's Turd of the Week?

Car Talk Car Complaints

Don’t get some Nissan Altima owners started about their cars. But if you could get their cars started for them, that would be good.

ignition Nissan Altima 2010 2009

Smart Car warranty
Dec 03, 2014

Today: Who Should Pay Mary's Repair Bill?

Dear Car Talk

Mary's engine failed at 10,000 miles, and her dealer says they'll cover all the repairs, except $500. Mary thinks she shouldn't pay a dime because the car was under warranty when she brought it in. Will Car Talk back her up? 

Smart 2010

Mazda6 recalled due to spiders
Mar 03, 2012

Mazda recall due to... Spiders?!

Kieran Lindsey

This sounds too bizarre to be true. Fortunately, our Wildlife Guru, Kieran Lindsey, graciously agreed to untangle the web for us wildlife morons at Car Talk Plaza. Here's what she found out.

recalls wildlife Mazda Mazda6 2008 2009 2010

Nov 24, 2010

Lessons from the Los Angeles Auto Show: Bring a Wetsuit for the Mermaids

Jim Motavalli

Deep thoughts from the floor of LA's greenest auto conclave: fast charging is important, startups have visibility problems, flashy isn't always best, we're finally saving gas, letter grades for 39 cars, and LA swimming pools can be cold in November.

LA Auto Show 2010