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Leave the Top up or down When Storing a Convertible?

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Mar 09, 2017

Frances has a VW convertible stored inside for months at a time. Should the top stay up or down?

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Feb 21, 2017

Starting Problem May Be Due to Bad Immobilizer

Dear Car Talk

Bill's son is set to buy grandma's Accord, but the car seems alarmed at the prospect. What's causing the Honda to balk at starting when it's warm?

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Review: Hyundai Ioniq hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery electric
Feb 21, 2017

Meet the Ioniqs: A Green Trio From Hyundai

Jim Motavalli

The Ioniq family includes a hybrid with the best fuel economy available today, the most efficient battery car on the market, and a plug-in hybrid that splits the difference between the two.

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Feb 16, 2017

Is Worn-Out Bearing Diagnosis Correct?

Dear Car Talk

After his mechanic diagnosed a worn-out driveshaft bearing, Douglas asks whether a lack of noise is cause for a second opinion.

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The monk and the manuscript
Feb 15, 2017

A New Monk Arrives

Staff Blog

A new monk arrives at the monastery with a few questions.

Feb 14, 2017

Electric Cars Are Indeed Net Earth-Friendly

Dear Car Talk

Paul is catching some grief at work for buying an Electric Vehicle. Is it really a polluter or is his coworker too amped up?

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US Interstate System
Feb 14, 2017

Why We Drive 55: The Strange but True Story of America's Interstates

Jim Motavalli

"We Like Ike" because he pushed through the idea of a coast-to-coast ribbon of highway across the length and breadth of the U.S. of A.

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Dogs in cars
Feb 10, 2017

New Puppy Hates Riding in the Car

FIDO Blog

How to help a dog that hates car rides.

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Feb 09, 2017

If You Want to Go Off-Road, Get a True SUV

Dear Car Talk

Evan asks if a newer crossover will handle backcountry exploration like the more rugged trucks of yore.

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Hitchhikers
Feb 09, 2017

Have Thumb, Will Travel

Tim Cotton

Everybody used to hitchhike. But not anymore. What's changed?

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