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Last Updated: June 24, 2019

The Best Time to Buy a Car; Stress on Turbocharged Engines

Talking Cars #208

Main theme: You have questions—so many, in fact, that we're devoting an entire show to answering them.

 

We address:

 

  • When is the best time of the year to buy a new car?
  • Why aren't there charging stations for electric vehicles everywhere there are gas pumps?
  • Do certain Toyota models use excessive amounts of oil?
  • Are the original tires on new cars different from the ones sold at tire shops?
  • Do turbocharged engines have a higher failure rate than engines without them?