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Bumper to Bumper Radio, the car guys on KTAR, 92.3 FM in Phoenix, AZ, broadcast every Saturday from 11:00 am to noon. On this show, Dave Riccio of Tri-City Transmission in Tempe, AZ and Matt Allen of Virginia Auto Service in Phoenix, AZ talk about the worst used cars and factors that contribute to their decline in value. Also on this show:

  • What are the safest vehicles compared to the most reliable used cars?
  • What are the best vehicles to buy for a teen who is just starting to drive?
  • Are most modern vehicles reliable?
  • Makes from the past that you don’t see on the road often, and why.
  • Is it worth buying premium gas now that prices have gone down?
  • 2015 Volkswagen Jetta: I heard that my car doesn’t require much maintenance. What are the things I shouldn’t forget?
  • 2005 Kia Sorento: I noticed a small oil leak recently, then noticed a rip in the boot near the drivers side. What contributed to this leak?
  • 2012 Toyota 4Runner: I’ve noticed a musky smell coming from my AC when I turn it on. Do you know what is causing this?
  • Is the internal engine in a Ford Escort and Mazda 3 the same?
  • 1977 Ford F150: I’m trying to restore this truck. Everything is new except for the carburetor. After sitting for 2 months it wouldn’t start. Is this a fuel pump issue?
  • 2006 Mercedes E230: My check engine light comes on in colder temperatures. Is this just weather affecting a sensor somewhere?
  • 1991 Cadillac Coupe Deville: I’ve noticed some water in my fuel line. How can I fix this?

Cars talked about on this show are the 2015 Volkswagen Jetta, 2005 Kia Sorento, 2012 Toyota 4Runner, Ford Escort, Mazda 3, 1977 Ford F150, 2006 Mercedes E230, 1991 Cadillac Coupe DeVille.

Bumper Audio Clip of the Week

Bumper to Bumper helps a listener in Tempe about an issue with her AC.