Deadly Holiday Ahead: The Fourth of July is America's Most Dangerous Day

07.02.2015

The National Safety Council warns that we could have 385 deaths and 11,400 injuries over the three-day weekend. Will the carnage continue? Volvo says it will have fatality-free cars by 2020.

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Five Top Companies for Brand Loyalty (But Where's Tesla?)

07.01.2015

The new IHS Automotive loyalty survey favors big companies with diverse product lines. But I'm pretty sure Tesla deserves high honors here. Owners are fanatics.

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Lexus' Hoverboard and Ford's Around-the-Corner Camera

06.25.2015

Automakers love to make cool tech. Some is just for show, but some actually goes into production.

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Better Ideas: Ford's Future Mobility Visions

06.24.2015

Self-driving cars sooner than you think, 3-D printed parts, natural and lightweight materials, car sharing, and e-bikes. And here's the surprise: This is from Ford.

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5 Auto Industry Black Hats

06.19.2015

A rogue's gallery of people who left the car business worse than they found it.

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Student Teams Build Green Camaros for Fun--and Good Jobs

06.16.2015

It's long nights of hard work, but the pot of gold at the end of the three-year EcoCAR competition is a lucrative career.

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Seven Great Summer Driving Songs, and Six Misses

06.11.2015

Some songs are perennial reminders of the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer. Others just make your headache worse.

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Beware Masquerading Flood-Damaged Cars From Texas

06.09.2015

The used-car market is at risk of inundation from prettied up cars that were underwater during the big Lone Star storms.

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5 Ways Tomorrow's Cities Will Kick Cars into the Background

06.05.2015

It's about time, in our humble opinions. Here's how new urban redesigns are giving pedestrians and cyclists the upper hand. 

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5 Extra-Cool eBay Listings: Green Day's camper and Miss Hurst Golden Shifter

06.01.2015

Got a million burning a hole in your Paypal account? Good news! We've got some eBay deals for you.

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Car Insurance: Are We Getting the Discounts We Deserve?

05.27.2015

Drivers who mostly leave their cars in the garage aren't getting low-mileage rate cuts, despite statistics that show how how infrequently they get in accidents. Meanwhile, GM's OnStar teams up with Progressive to offer safe-driving savings... that's not without risks of its own. 

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Saying No to Big Oil: Four Bright Ideas Compete for $125,000

05.22.2015

Convoying trucks, wirelessly charging electric cars and clean fuel for boats--which one will win the Safe Energy Security Prize? Car Talk wants your vote, too.

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Paul Newman's V-8 Volvos: Getting the Groceries in Style

05.20.2015

Paul Newman's Volvo station wagons had hot motors from Corvettes, Mustangs and Buick Grand Nationals. And what about that 351-equipped '69 VW Bug?

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Waiting for Godot: Three Horror-Filled Hours at the Department of Motor Vehicles

05.15.2015

Time stops when you enter the flourescent-lit den of iniquity. The DMV lacks only the whirring fan to be a Third World outpost in our modern society.

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A Big Classic Car Weekend--With Lots of Stories to Tell

05.12.2015

Hidden in garages and behind stone walls are fabulous million-dollar cars owned by hoarders, and a bunch of recent discoveries will be on display in Connecticut in two weeks.

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