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Prius battery life

Is Battery Life a Deal-Breaker on a Prius?

05.26.2016

Lois wants a new Prius and needs to know if the battery will go the distance. 

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Auto News for Wednesday, May 25

05.25.2016

Muscle cars fall short in crash tests, and more auto news from Car Talk.

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Regularly scheduled car maintenance

Scheduled Maintenance

05.25.2016

The idiot lights on Tom Bodett's dashboard could be useful in lots of places. Like his forehead, for example.

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Smart Fortwo mechanic problems

Applying Some Smarts to a Failed Fortwo Repair

05.24.2016

Is Bonnie's Smart dealership giving her the runaround when it comes to fixing her runabout? 

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In the Driver's Seat of Hertz' New Mustang GT-H

05.23.2016

Fifty years ago, Hertz rented out Carroll Shelby's hot GT350 Ford fastback. Now, for nostalgia or fun, you can grab an even faster version. I did.

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Big Wheels: A Clean Revolution for Trucks and Buses

05.20.2016

Dirty tailpipes are still spewing diesel pollution, but new technology will make the nation's 18-wheelers and transit systems much more environmentally friendly.

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The Mysterious "We'll Just Clean It Up For You" Part of Car Buying

05.19.2016

You've plunked down your money on the new car, and now the dealer says that they're "getting it ready for you". What's reallly going on back there? 

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Auto News for Wednesday, May 18

05.18.2016

News from Takata, Honda, Subaru, Nissan and more.

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Want to Lose Big Money? Buy a Zillion-Dollar Supercar.

05.17.2016

Nothing depreciates like yesterday's Bentley, Maserati or Mercedes C-Class. Cars that sold for more than $100,000 are worth less than a Toyota Corolla 10 years later.

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Wildlife crossing road sign

Picture Panthers: Can Better Signage Get Drivers to Brake for Wildlife?

05.17.2016

Is an image really worth a thousand words? When it comes to distracted driving, the answer is yes!

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