Tag: buying

203 Posts

Should This Retiree Retire an Oil Burning Civic?
Dec 14, 2017

Should This Retiree Retire an Oil Burning Civic?

Dear Car Talk

Buying new may be a good investment in longevity for the driver.

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Just Say 'No' to Rustproofing
Dec 12, 2017

Just Say 'No' to Rustproofing

Dear Car Talk

Think twice before purchasing rustproofing for your new-ish car.

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Newer Car Safety Features Can Prolong Driver Independence
Dec 05, 2017

Newer Car Safety Features Can Prolong Driver Independence

Dear Car Talk

Newer cars with the right features might keep you on the road longer.

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Reader Enlists Ray's Help in Choosing the Better Car
Nov 28, 2017

Reader Enlists Ray's Help in Choosing the Better Car

Dear Car Talk

What's the best option for a loyal VW owner who wants to swap his diesel for a new model?

buying

Cars driving through flood water
Aug 31, 2017

Is a Flooded Car Totalled?

Staff Blog

Is a flooded car necessarily junk? What to watch out for, right here.

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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How to Evaluate a Used Car
Jul 13, 2017

How to Evaluate a Used Car

Dear Car Talk

Spending a little money up front might make that first car purchase a good one.

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Apr 28, 2017

The Best Green Cars Under $40,000

Jim Motavalli

Hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery cars are now competitively priced, and also competitive with the best mainstream entries.

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Convertibles
Apr 14, 2017

There are Only 27 Convertibles Left in the United States (For Under $85K)

BestRide

Everybody should own a convertible at least once in their life. Only now, they're getting harder and harder to come by unless you're a one-percenter. At no point since the 1970s have convertibles been more rare.

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This Is One Tough Wish List
Mar 21, 2017

This Is One Tough Wish List

Dear Car Talk

Leo wants to trade his '05 Buick for a stripped down car. Can he find a car that matches his bare-bones wish list?

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