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Just Put a Roof Rack on It

06.15.2016
When it comes to car buying, Americans tend to buy for the most extreme scenarios and forget about everyday driving. Maybe we should stop. 

Picking the Smartest Line May be Dumb

06.14.2016
A reader asks if picking a line like a race car driver on the interstate saves gas. 

Ditch that Roof Rack and See Your Fuel Economy Soar

06.01.2016
Save gas by improving aerodynamics, getting rid of useless weight, rolling up the windows, and driving like a sane person.

What -- or Who -- Is Stealing This Toyota's Fuel?

05.16.2016
Anne's RAV 4 is getting lousy gas mileage. Could the fuel system be the culprit, or something more simple?

What -- or Who -- Is Stealing This Toyota's Fuel?

05.16.2016
Anne's RAV 4 is getting lousy gas mileage. Could the fuel system be the culprit, or something more simple?

Diesel vs. Hybrid: Which Is Cleaner?

03.10.2016
Barbara has a 2006 VW Jetta diesel that she's considering replacing. Is a Prius a good choice for her? Car Talk's advice here.

Cruise Control Questions: What's the Best Way to Resume Speed?

03.03.2016
Richard notices that when he hits the "resume" on cruise control, it accelerates much faster than he would if he were accelerating manually. Is this good for his fuel economy? 

Today: Why Not Use Fuel-Saving System All The Time?

10.22.2015
Emmanuel's new car has an "Active ECO System" option that he can turn on and off manually. It improves fuel efficiency, so why isn't in automatically on? Car Talk explains, right here.

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.

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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