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Will In-Car Tech Last as Long as the Car?

Jose is new car shopping. He likes to keep his cars for at least ten years, but he's worried that all the new safety tech won't last as long as the actual car. What's Car Talk's take? Find out here.

Should Ken Get the Hybrid?

Ken loves his old Highlander Hybrid, and is ready to replace it with another but he's not sure the cost justifies the gas savings right now. Car Talk's advice right here.

These Are All The Manual Transmission Cars Available Today

Here's a look at every single car available with a manual transmission today. We've also provided a handy guide showing the cost or savings when choosing a manual, as well as the fuel economy.

Today: New Wheels Without a Dealership?

Heather is shopping for her first car in 20 years, so she can transport her mom and her mom's wheelchair around town. The problem? She's hated interacting with dealers. Can she get a new car without one?

Laura's One Year Car

Laura's family needs a second car so she can do research for her dissertation, but she only plans to keep it for a year. Should she buy or lease? Car Talk's advice here.

Finding an Honest Car Seller

How to size up the person you're about to buy from.

Best Ride for a Water Buffalo? How About a Pygmy Goat?

Carey needs a replacement for the 1998 Toyota RAV4 that's been faithfully transporting a menagerie of water buffalos, pygmy goats, dogs, and retired racehorses for years. What does Car Talk recommend?

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

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

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

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.

Today: Best Car to Buy for Doomsday?

Lynne's buying a new car and she's concerned about . . . Doomsday. Can Car Talk recommend a vehicle that will flourish in an environment of EMPs, limited fuel availability and worthless money? 


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