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When Is a Newer Car a Better Fit for a New Driver?


Gordon's faithful old Toyota needs some pricey repairs before he hands the keys to his teen granddaughter. Should he go to the shop or car lot?

Ray Offers a Couple of Final Suggestions before Eldorado Is Ditched


Can Ray help Arlene's Eldorado come to its senses? It's been veering towards fences for so long.

Surviving the Superhighway Free-For-All

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?

First Fender Benders: Tales From the Car Talk Community

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

Help! My Tank Keeps Getting Rear-Ended!

Paige has been rear-ended twice in an older pickup truck and it's getting old---not just the truck, but the accidents. What can newer vehicles offer that are better than the faithful old tank she's driving now?

Classic or "Modern Classic" for a New Driver?

Nancy's daughter wants a classic for her first car. How old can it be and still have some safety features?

The Safest State for Teen Drivers? Can You Believe It's Massachusetts?

Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of death for American teenagers, but Massachusetts is bucking the trend. How? Strict regulation of how kids get their tickets to ride. The safest states delay full licensing, require lots of on-the-road training, and limit how many partying friends can ride along.

Is this "Millennial" Falcon a Safe Bet?

Can an older car be upgraded to more modern safety standards? Ken's friend has his sights set on an older Ford Falcon. Is it family car material?

Can Automakers Be Trusted? Probably Not--And It Really Matters

The scandals are mounting, and as we move toward self-driving cars its critical that carmakers play it straight. The software has to work.

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.


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