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It's Back to the Future Time, and the DeLorean Is Back (and Plugged In)

10.19.2015

Doc Brown set his Flux Capacitor to October 21, 2015, and that's exactly when a determined team at Queen's College in Belfast (where the original car was built) will unveil an electric DeLorean.

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Turd of the Week: Transmission Failures, Engine Troubles and More!

10.19.2015

Our Turd of the Week features a car that we think is going to be headed to the scrapyard before its time. Our editorial team, working with our pals at Car Complaints, combs through the Car Complaints database and spots problem cars before anyone--except the unfortunate owners. This week's result, right here.

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Career Advice: How to Become a Professional Driver

10.15.2015

Scott sees a lot of car ads that warn "Professional Driver: Do Not Try This." He wants to know: How can he train to become a professional driver?

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2016 Green Car of the Year: No Diesels or Electrics, Please

10.15.2015

A certain manufacturer in the news influenced the list, but there are still other strong and very interesting contenders for Green Car of the Year. Check 'em out!

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Found at a Thrift Shop: The Origins of Car Talk

10.15.2015

This past weekend, my wife Lisa hit a couple of thrift shops in suburban Boston and came home with a bunch of stuff, including this book called "Think Small, What's So Funny About a Volkswagen," and in its pages, I think I found the origins of Car Talk.

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Caption This!

10.15.2015

Got a caption for our two-second time kill? Let's hear it! 

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Auto News for Thursday, October 15

10.15.2015

VW Scandal Exposes Cozy Ties in Europe’s New Car Tests. Oh, look! Is that a thousand Euros in the tailpipe? How’d that get there?

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Busting Thieves By Putting Your Key in the Freezer: Boooogus!

10.14.2015

We got an email from Marianne giving us the business for suggesting thieves can't read the code from your keyless entry remote and open your car door.

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Will In-Car Tech Last as Long as the Car?

10.13.2015

Jose is new car shopping. He likes to keep his cars for at least ten years, but he's worried that all the new safety tech won't last as long as the actual car. What's Car Talk's take? Find out here.

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Americans Defer Car Repairs Big Time (Especially if They Don't Trust Their Mechanics)

10.12.2015

Thirty five percent of us put off auto maintenance until tomorrow, even though it ends up costing more in the end. It helps if you trust your local dealer or garage.

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