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2014: The Year in Greenwashing

12.31.2014

For heaven's sake, "hybrid" is not a magic word. Automakers embrace the environment and sustainability, but don't believe all the hype they dish out. Check the claims, the fuel-economy numbers and the bottom line carefully.

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2014: Year in Review

12.31.2014

The best (and worst) auto news stories of the year. 

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Teen Drivers: You Are Being Watched

12.30.2014

John is teaching his nephew how to drive wants to buy a speed inhibiting device, like the kind used in commercial fleets. The problem? Nobody seems to make these for the Honda Civic. Car Talk has another idea: An electric nanny to make sure the kid knows he's being watched. 

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Driving Costa Rica's Wild and Wooly Dirt Roads

12.29.2014

On Costa Rica's Nicoya Peninsula, you're bouncing in the ruts as you dodge dogs, iguanas, suicidal birds, ATVs and dust clouds. Relief arrives in the form of the sticky molasses that gets sprayed on the roads. 
 

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A Wellspring of Misinformation!

12.26.2014

Today: Marc's dealership told him that if he wants to avoid getting stuck on ice in his front-wheel drive Nissan Altima, he should always make sure to park with his right tires on the dry pavement. Is this how front-wheel drive cars work, or does his dealer have his head up his differential? Car Talk explains, right here.

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What's the Deal With Nitrogen-Filled Tires?

12.23.2014

Clem bought a Subaru Outback with nitrogen-filled tires and now she's wondering what to do if she gets a flat in the middle of nowhere and the nearest shop just has regular air. What's the real story with nitrogen-filled tires? Car Talk's take right here.  

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Today's Auto News

12.22.2014

UAW President Dennis Williams said longtime auto workers deserve a wage increase after going without one for nearly a decade. Under same logic, listeners deserve decent Car Talk episode. More auto news, here!

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Want a Classic Car from Cuba? You’d Be Better Off with Ray’s Colt Vista

12.19.2014

Want a classic car from Cuba? The miles may not have been kind to some of these classics! 

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Today's Auto News

12.19.2014

Swedish car mag says Ford Mondeo is dangerously, illegally overweight: we think it’s the high fat Mobil oils. More news from Car Talk, right here. 

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Hit it With a Rock: DIY Repairs

12.19.2014

Mike's truck wouldn't start and a mechanic of a mechanic passing by suggested he hit the fuel-pump with a hammer while someone else tried to start the car. Can Car Talk explain why this method works and whether he still needs to replace the fuel-pump?

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