Tag: 2012

13 Posts

What's up with This Testy Fiesta?
Jul 19, 2018

What's up with This Testy Fiesta?

Dear Car Talk

A plugged-up catalytic converter is unlikely to cause permanent damage

catalytic converters 2012

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. 

heating driving tips MINI Cooper 2012

Locked out by a Dead Fob
Apr 17, 2018

Locked out by a Dead Fob

Dear Car Talk

Here's how to get home when your key fob fails.

keys Toyota RAV4 2012

LED Lights Can Interfere with Radio Signal
Jan 23, 2018

LED Lights Can Interfere with Radio Signal

Dear Car Talk

This lighting upgrade downgraded the radio. 

lights Chevrolet Malibu 2012

Ford Focus transmission and door latch problems.
Oct 05, 2016

Used Ford Focus – Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

Shoppers looking for a Ford Focus should avoid these years to stay away from door latch issues and failing transmissions.

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Hyundai Sonata car complaints
Sep 29, 2015

Turd of the Week - 2011 Hyundai Sonata

Car Talk Car Complaints

Our Turd of the Week? The 2011 Hyundai Sonata. Turns out, the engines are going.... BOOM. Get the details, and what you can do about it, here.  

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Acura offers new engine for gas guzzling TL
Sep 30, 2014

Should Lars Take the Free Engine?

Dear Car Talk

Acura has offered Lars a brand new engine in the hopes that it will fix his current car's oil guzzling problem. The car has no other issues. Should he accept Acura's offer? Tom and Ray's question to Lars: What are you waiting for?

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Toyota Sienna with trailer hitch
Aug 24, 2012

The Manly Van Can

Tom Bodett

Tom Bodett doubles down on the Toyota Sienna! Find out what's so great about the manly van, here.

minivans Toyota Sienna 2012

Jul 24, 2012

Fast Forward: First Pedal to the Metal in Tesla's Model S

Jim Motavalli

The Tesla Model S is billed as an electric rocket ship with 300-mile range that doubles as a practical sedan. How's it stack up against those claims? Jim Motavalli takes it for a spin and reports back.

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Jun 13, 2012

Driving Audi's Electrifying E-Tron

Jim Motavalli

Audi's electric e-tron division has unveiled battery-powered city cars and the high-performance R8, the first that will actually be produced. I finally got behind the wheel of an e-tron on a rainy Manhattan afternoon. This A3 won't be produced, but a plug-in hybrid version will be out in 2014.

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