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When Is a Newer Car a Better Fit for a New Driver?

09.13.2016

Gordon's faithful old Toyota needs some pricey repairs before he hands the keys to his teen granddaughter. Should he go to the shop or car lot?

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From the Cockpit, It's Ford's Self-Driving Car

09.13.2016

We're getting closer to taking the driver out of the equation. Ford is putting its autonomous vehicles into shuttle service on its Dearborn, Michigan, corporate campus by 2018. Meanwhile, journalists...

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Please, No: Failed Automotive Trends

09.09.2016

Automatic seatbelts and semi-automatic transmissions, plus the supposed demise of the convertible and the incredible disappearing CD player.

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This Frustrating Water Leak May Have a Cheap Fix

09.08.2016

A mysterious leak has baffled Tina and waterlogged her Audi's carpeting. What's the source of this irritating irrigation?

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Virtual Car Keys Are Coming...to Your Smartphone

09.06.2016

That key fob you've been jingling in your pocket since the dawn of time? Wave it goodbye. It's migrating to an app, and we're going to be emailing keys to friends. Should we be worried?

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Does Extended Parking Cause Problems?

09.06.2016

Fred's Fit will sit for a bit while he waits for a replacement airbag. Will parking it a few months cause any problems?

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Car Sales Are Down--And Here's Why

09.02.2016

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

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Spending Some Time with Sub-Prime

09.02.2016

When sales decline, industry resorts to tricks to keep the party going. Find out why that's a problem, here.

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Driving Barefoot: The Eighth Deadly Sin?

09.02.2016

Can a person legally drive while barefooted? Car Talk's law enforcement authority, Tim Cotton, settles this myth.

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Before Dropping a Bundle on a Master Cylinder, Loosen That Booster

09.01.2016

Claude's Kia has braking issues. Did he spend money on the wrong parts to fix it?

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