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Surviving the Superhighway Free-For-All

07.12.2016

Virginia's cross-country trip convinced her that freeways are a moving mosh pit. What's the best way to stay safe on the highway?

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Bye-Bye Blind Spots: Japan Green Lights Cameras Replacing Outside Mirrors

07.12.2016

It won't be long before the outside rearview mirror--primitive tech that's noisy, heavy and an aerodynamic nightmare--is history around the world. 

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One-Percenters: Electric Cars Hit a Big Sales Milestone

07.11.2016

Make no mistake, at one percent of national sales, EVs aren't ruling the road--that role goes to crossover SUVs. But a modest upward trend is encouraging.

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First Fender Benders: Tales From the Car Talk Community

07.11.2016

Everybody has a first accident, and with luck we emerge sadder but wiser. Here are some first-person accounts from the Car Talk Community.

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Deep Car Thoughts With Rob Siegel, the Hack Mechanic

07.07.2016

Rob Siegel knows his way around the underside of a car. It's experience that's hard-won after decades of messing around with old European cars, including, but not limited to, a lot of BMWs.  We...

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Auto News for Wednesday, July 6

07.06.2016

Today's news: a supercar with a caffienated price, Paris hates your clunker, and more on VW's fines.

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Which Safety Features are Worth It?

07.05.2016

Mike and Marcia want to know how much of the new safety gadgetry is actually useful, and how much just pads the bottom line?

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Homemade Handcart - Easy as a Day at the Beach

07.05.2016

Tom Bodett employs Einstein's little known law to his advantage: For every stupid product design there is an equal and opposite homemade solution.

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A Curmudgeon's Guide to Surviving the 4th of July

07.02.2016

Leading a rural New England parade also gives you an opportunity to use all the modes of the siren intermittently. Dogs hate you, kids love you, and parents put up with it because it’s the 4th of...

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Animal Survivors: Tangling With Cars and Living to Tell About It

07.01.2016

The odds are against furry creatures hit by cars, but miracles do happen! Meet koalas, coyotes and kittens who lived to tell about their encounters on the Big Road.

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