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The Cheapskate's Guide to Quieter Cars

10.23.2014

Winson wonders why more expensive cars are so much quieter. He can't afford a Mercedes he's hoping there's something he can install in his Camry to tone down the road noises. Tom and Ray's advice, right here.

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Today's Auto News

10.22.2014

Michigan governor signs bill banning Tesla's direct sales model. Now Teslas must be sold the old fashioned way: toupees, polyester, halitosis. More auto news, Car Talk style, right here.

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Classic Cars: The One That Got Away?

10.21.2014

Classic car bargains. How to buy smart and avoid a lifetime of regret! 

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Is Braking Etiquette Different for Hybrids and EVs?

10.21.2014

John has always hated those drivers who race to the stoplight and then slam on the brakes. It wastes gas and doesn't save any time. But for electric or hybrid cars with regenerative braking, is this really such a stupid maneuver? Find out what Tom and Ray say, right here.  

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Today: Car Talk Auto News

10.20.2014

Top G.M. lawyer set to retire. If G.M. needs him, they can always recall him! More automotive news stories, Car Talk style. 

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Traffic Congestion Could Cost $4.4 Trillion

10.17.2014

A new study says gridlock could get worse, a lot worse. But we could escape that grim fate with public transit and telecommuting options.

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Today: The Window That Wouldn't Quit

10.16.2014

Guy's power window motor just won't quit--even when the window is fully closed. Can Tom and Ray help Guy out before he loses the rest of his fingertips? Find out right here.

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Today's Auto News

10.15.2014

All the news that's fit to print, Car Talk style. 

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The Dangers of Voice Controls

10.14.2014

There's a big difference between "looking" and actually "seeing." Car Talk talks to leading driver cognition researchers about the perils of voice control, and "inattention blindness."

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Mazda3 MPG: USA vs. UK

10.14.2014

Robert was pretty excited about the 32 mpg his Mazda3 was getting until he talked to his brother-in-law in England, who told him that the U.K. version of this car gets almost twice that. Is Mazda holding out on us, or is there more to this story? 

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