Seven Great Summer Driving Songs, and Six Misses

06.11.2015

Some songs are perennial reminders of the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Others just make your headache worse.

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Beware Masquerading Flood-Damaged Cars From Texas

06.09.2015

The used-car market is at risk of inundation from prettied up cars that were underwater during the big Lone Star storms.

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5 Ways Tomorrow's Cities Will Kick Cars into the Background

06.05.2015

It's about time, in our humble opinions. Here's how new urban redesigns are giving pedestrians and cyclists the upper hand. 

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5 Extra-Cool eBay Listings: Green Day's camper and Miss Hurst Golden Shifter

06.01.2015

Got a million burning a hole in your Paypal account? Good news! We've got some eBay deals for you.

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Car Insurance: Are We Getting the Discounts We Deserve?

05.27.2015

Drivers who mostly leave their cars in the garage aren't getting low-mileage rate cuts, despite statistics that show how how infrequently they get in accidents. Meanwhile, GM's OnStar teams up with Progressive to offer safe-driving savings... that's not without risks of its own. 

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Saying No to Big Oil: Four Bright Ideas Compete for $125,000

05.22.2015

Convoying trucks, wirelessly charging electric cars and clean fuel for boats--which one will win the Safe Energy Security Prize? Car Talk wants your vote, too.

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Paul Newman's V-8 Volvos: Getting the Groceries in Style

05.20.2015

Paul Newman's Volvo station wagons had hot motors from Corvettes, Mustangs and Buick Grand Nationals. And what about that 351-equipped '69 VW Bug?

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Waiting for Godot: Three Horror-Filled Hours at the Department of Motor Vehicles

05.15.2015

Time stops when you enter the flourescent-lit den of iniquity. The DMV lacks only the whirring fan to be a Third World outpost in our modern society.

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A Big Classic Car Weekend--With Lots of Stories to Tell

05.12.2015

Hidden in garages and behind stone walls are fabulous million-dollar cars owned by hoarders, and a bunch of recent discoveries will be on display in Connecticut in two weeks.

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Will Auto Manufacturers Help Save Cyclists?

05.08.2015

Over 700 cyclists died after being hit by cars, according to statistics from the most recent year available. Can we stop the carnage? Some auto companies think they can help. Here's how. 

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How's This for Dumb? Leaving Your Keys in the Car.

05.05.2015

Car theft is down nationally, but it would be at '60s levels if we'd just stop with this one dope-slap-deserving move.

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From Cattle to Cars: Kansas City's Transportation Hub

05.01.2015

Ranchers once drove the beef to the rail head in centrally located Kansas City; now it's automakers and their suppliers that reap the benefits of building plants there.

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Flying is Better for the Environment Than Driving. Really?

04.27.2015

Not only are planes like the 787 more fuel efficient than the gas guzzlers of the past, but airlines are flying them full of people. The car fleet would have to average 45 mpg to equal the carbon footprint of an airplane mile, and its actual performance is far from that.

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Will Car Sales Go Online? The Kicking Tires Factor Says Not Yet.

04.24.2015

When buying vehicles, women are often disrespected, and everyone gets bamboozled by slick sales tactics and trade-in woes. But people still like to see, touch and drive cars before spending boatloads of money on them.

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On Earth Day: Automakers--Except Chrysler--Clap for the Tough Fuel Economy Rules

04.22.2015

As Ford, GM, BMW, Audi and others make bets on cars that will ultimately get 54.5 MPG, Fiat-Chrysler--which hasn't-- wants the new federal standards standards rolled back.

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