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Americans Driving More, Having More Accidents--in Gas Guzzlers

04.06.2016

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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Automatic vs. Manual: the durability debate

04.05.2016

Is durability a big factor when choosing between an automatic or manual transmission? Mike wants to know before he grinds gears in a discussion with his wife.

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Auto News for Monday, April 4

04.04.2016

Stories from Volkswagen, Tesla and more. 

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A Victory for Consumers! Online Safety Data Will Save You Money (and Maybe Your Life)

04.04.2016

The federal safety agency is going to post everything, including technical service bulletins with information that could get your car fixed free of charge.

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Fido Take the Wheel!

04.01.2016

Dear Car Talk Pet Experts: Let's say I wanted to teach my dog to drive. How would I do that? 

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How Reliable is a Rebuilt Vintage V-8?

03.31.2016

Will a rebuilt V-8 keep the love alive in a relationship with a sweetheart vintage sedan? Or is heartbreak ahead? John gets the lowdown.

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The New Mini Clubman: Bigger Than Ever

03.31.2016

The redesigned Mini Clubman. For better or worse, the small wagon is bigger than ever. Read the full review here. 

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10 Bad Ideas From the JC Whitney Catalog

03.30.2016

JC Whitney was like the Victoria's Secret catalog for greasy idiots. Yes, there were regular car parts in there, but it was the fantasy of equipping your 1951 Oldsmobile with a hood ornament in the shape of Jayne Mansfield that kept the catalog growing.

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Dear Car Talk

03.29.2016

Robert wants to know if it's worth the extra coin to stick with synthetic that the previous owner used, or go with dinosaur bone oil in his CRV. 

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lives Again!

03.28.2016

Dick Van Dyke's flying car returns. A retired NYPD police sergeant (who doubles as John Lennon in a Beatles tribute band) spent five years building a replica of the movie car. Although it was an Ian Fleming kids' book, there was a real 1920s Chitty, and my daughter and I took it for a spin in 1999.

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