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A Bad Camry in a Good Land

Strawberry milkshakes, pet rats, and the best rest area to get a good night's sleep between California and Michigan. On the road with intrepid Car Talk blogger Jim Hanna.

Road Trip America: Heading for the Highway on Labor Day

A new survey says nine out of 10 Americans "like creating memories with family and friends on car trips."

What's the Real Cost of a Car Trip?

Rachel wants to know how much it costs per mile to run a car. Her friends calculate the cost of by the cost of the gas used, but Rachel thinks they should also factor in wear and tear on the engine, maintenance, etc. Luckily, the IRS calculates this number every year. The answer, plus Tom and Ray's advice on whether Rachel should start billing her friends at the IRS rate for rides around town, right here. 

Today: Recreating a Road Trip

Patrick and his old roommate had so much fun on their post-college road trip 25 years ago that they're doing it again--same route and same car, a 1960 Triumph TR3. What should they bring with them to help with it inevitably breaks down? Will Tom and Ray have any advice for Patrick? (Or will they be too busy fishing for an invitation to tag along?)

Now THAT'S a Road Trip!

A 23-year road trip?! Check out the story of one man's incredible journey. 

A Jeep Runs Through It

Go West, Young Bodetts! Rollbars, ATVs, and some pretty cool cowboy hats, this way.

Roadside Safari

Ever wonder why road trips are such a great opportunity to spot wildlife? Dr. Kieran Lindsay has answers. 

John's Electric Car Road Trip: Bogus or Brilliant?

John has an idea to help fully electric cars go the distance on road trips: pack your own generator. Will this actualy work, or will Tom and Ray send him back to the drawing board?

More Pit Stops on the Highway to Hell: Road Trip Horror Stories, Part One

You've seen the original Highway to Hell: Well, here are more unbelievable tales from our overflowing in box. Stay tuned for the second installment.

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