Tag: buying

208 Posts

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

Time to Trade out Old Reliable for a New Subaru?
May 29, 2018

Time to Trade out Old Reliable for a New Subaru?

Dear Car Talk

This reliable old Saturn has more miles on it than a trip to the moon.

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Waiting room of an auto repair shop
Apr 02, 2018

Your Car, Sir: The Rise of Personal Concierge Services

Jim Motavalli

Pick-up and delivery is just the start: There's also complimentary car washes, fine dining, massage, loaner iPads, shuttle services to the mall, and more.

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Shopping Guide for the Safety Conscious
Feb 22, 2018

Shopping Guide for the Safety Conscious

Dear Car Talk

Here are Ray's picks for the essential safety options.

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Is Buying an Old Car a Good Idea, Even If It Is Pristine?
Jan 04, 2018

Is Buying an Old Car a Good Idea, Even If It Is Pristine?

Dear Car Talk

Your neighbor's old showroom-condition car may be a dud...or a deal.

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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.

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