Tag: used cars

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Auctioneers at Manheim Auto Auction
Aug 20, 2018

Gone in 60 Seconds

Jim Motavalli

The modern dealer auto auction is fast and furious, and thousands of cars change hands.

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A pair of Fiat Abarths found in a barn
Jun 26, 2018

Barn Finds: Why You Should Be Scared by the Phrase "Needs Total Restoration"

Jim Motavalli

Auction houses are going crazy for barn finds, and they're putting them on the block, dirt, mouse droppings and all. But don't let your heart rule your head. Think about the $100 an hour restoration bills.

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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. 

used cars buying

What Makes Some Cars Last Longer Than Others?
Aug 01, 2017

What Makes Some Cars Last Longer Than Others?

Dear Car Talk

Steve wants to know--Is it good genes, good diet, clean living or what? Ray has the answers.

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Jan 10, 2017

Used Hyundai Sonata--Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

The Hyundai Sonata is a roomy, comfortable sedan with good overall reliability, but there are some troubling problems in certain years of which buyers should be aware.

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Jan 05, 2017

Used Ford Fiesta: Buy This Year, Not That One!

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The Ford Fiesta is a great economy car, particularly for urban use, but beware the perils of Powershift.

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

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

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

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Suburus burning oil.
Sep 14, 2016

Used Subarus– Buy This One, Not That One

Car Talk Car Complaints

Used Subarus pose a unique challenge for buyers. Here's what you need to know about the excessive oil consumption issue.

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Buying used Nissan Pathfinders.
Aug 29, 2016

Nissan Pathfinder - Buy This Year, Not That One!

Car Talk Car Complaints

The Nissan Pathfinder can be a great used vehicle, but some years come with problems. We can point you in the right direction.

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