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Cheap Gas + Collective Amnesia = Big SUVs

We forget that fuel prices are cyclical, and when they go up again we'll regret all those new gas guzzlers now in driveways everywhere.

Americans Driving More, Having More Accidents--in Gas Guzzlers

Cheap gas makes it easier to maintain the family budget, but it's propelling us into long road trips in our new SUVs.

What Really Happens When You Put Diesel in a Gas Car?

What's the worst that can happen to your car if you mix up the diesel and the gasoline? And does this happen a lot? Car Talk has the answer, here.

Gas Myths: How Close to Empty is it Safe to Get?

Today: It used to be that we were told to keep our gas tanks at least half-full to prevent water condensation. Is this still true?

Do Gas Stations Ever Thin Gas With Water?

Today: Car Talk tackles a gas station myth for Julie.

Mike vs. Housemate: Who's Right About Proper Fill-Up Technique?

Mike's housemate thinks it's OK to stretch the gas pump hose across your car when refueling but Mike thinks this is a bad idea. Who's right?

What's Causing Gas Smell at Stoplights?

Dan's car is running just fine, but he's been noticing the smell of gasoline when idling at stoplights. The mechanic hasn't been able to replicate the problem. Car Talk's advice for detecting the source of the leak, right here.

$2 a Gallon: What It Means

It doesn't mean a return to gas guzzlers, but 30-mpg crossovers will have a field day. And will they sell a lot of Ferraris and Lamborghinis in depressed Middle Eastern countries?

Futurist's New Year's Prediction: Gas Cars Will "Decline Massively" in 2016

Electric cars definitely are a "disruptive technology," but plugging-in cars will take a while. How long did it take to put horses out to pasture?

Did Refilling With Regular Wreck Howard's Mini?

Howard filled his new Mini Cooper S with regular for a full year before the dealer mentioned it would run better on premium gas. Now he's freaking out! Has he irrevocably damaged his car? Tom and Ray try to soothe Howard's worries with actual car info (plus some mental health suggestions). Read all about it! 


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