Tag: buying

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is the chrysler pacifica a good choice for the owners of some big dogs
Oct 25, 2016

Reader Seeks Ray's Approval on the Latest Chrysler Family Hauler

Dear Car Talk

Will Deborah be happy with the new Pacifica? Ray chimes in with his own Chrysler minivan experience.

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Plymouth Satellite
Oct 24, 2016

The Patron Saint of Mopar

Tim Cotton

Tim Cotton earned the money to buy his first car mopping floors in the hospital morgue. What's your first car story? 

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How well do luxury cars hold their value
Oct 07, 2016

The Great Supercar Value Drain: Why Econoboxes Rule

Jim Motavalli

Supercars and econoboxes both lose a lot of value when you drive them out of the lot. But with an Elantra you're out at most $10,000 after five years, compared to a Rolls that has made off with more than $100,000.

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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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Ending relationship with car dealer
Sep 21, 2016

Say Anything: Breaking Up with Your Car Dealer

Craig Fitzgerald

Car dealers communicate like high school boyfriends desperately trying to save a relationship.

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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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Factors influencing dip in car sales
Sep 02, 2016

Car Sales Are Down--And Here's Why

Jim Motavalli

It's simple: our old cars are lasting longer, there's less meaningful choice, and the prices are high.

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2016 Hyundai Tucson transmission problems
Aug 30, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse: 2016 Hyundai Tucson DCT Transmission Glitch

Car Talk Car Complaints

Hesitation when trying to accelerate? Tachometer spinning with no forward progress? Your Tucson may have the DCT blues.

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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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