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Ads on Wheels: Meet the Goldfish Car, the Big Banana and the Kissmobile

04.15.2015

The first product-themed vehicles were horsedrawn, and the concept has been going gangbusters ever since. The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile and its many imitators are coming soon to a community near you.

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A Modern Mystery: Why Hang Back at Stoplights?

04.14.2015

Jim's a self-described old timer and he's noticed a new phenomenon--people leaving several car lenghts between themselves and the next car at traffic lights. Can Car Talk solve this mystery? 

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Auto News for Monday, April 13

04.13.2015

Ford files patent for 11-speed transmission, BMWs recalled for fuel pump failure, used Nissan Leafs drop in value. More auto news, with Car Talk's take, right here.

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For the One-Percenter Who Has Everything. A $2.9 Million McLaren You Can Drive Only on the Track

04.12.2015

The bespoke British automaker has a two-tier strategy--million-dollar cars on the top end, and a new 570S whose $184,000 price makes it the "affordable" choice.

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