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A Modern Mystery: Why Hang Back at Stoplights?

04.14.2015

Jim's a self-described old timer and he's noticed a new phenomenon--people leaving several car lenghts between themselves and the next car at traffic lights. Can Car Talk solve this mystery? 

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Auto News for Monday, April 13

04.13.2015

Ford files patent for 11-speed transmission, BMWs recalled for fuel pump failure, used Nissan Leafs drop in value. More auto news, with Car Talk's take, right here.

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For the One-Percenter Who Has Everything. A $2.9 Million McLaren You Can Drive Only on the Track

04.12.2015

The bespoke British automaker has a two-tier strategy--million-dollar cars on the top end, and a new 570S whose $184,000 price makes it the "affordable" choice.

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3,000 MPG: Student Teams Innovate to Save Fuel at Shell's Eco Marathon

04.11.2015

In tiny pods and mock Microbuses with surfboards on the roof, 112 student teams compete in cars they built to be fuel economy champs.

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Auto News for Friday, April 10

04.10.2015

American motorcycle brands most satisfying, Japanese most reliable, says Consumer Reports. German motorcycle brands most likely to annex your tool shed. British motorcycle brands most likely to pee on your garage floor. Italian bikes still living at home with their mothers.

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Today: Best Car to Buy for Doomsday?

04.09.2015

Lynne's buying a new car and she's concerned about . . . Doomsday. Can Car Talk recommend a vehicle that will flourish in an environment of EMPs, limited fuel availability and worthless money? 

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Auto News for Wednesday, April 9

04.08.2015

Here’s a picture of the Rolls-Royce “All Terrain Motor Car” prototype. Good thing it can go off-road, because you wouldn't want to be seen on the street in one. 

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The Convertible, the Rain, and the Mold

04.07.2015

John drove his convertible during a heavy rain, not realizing that the top had worn out. Now he has a little mold problem. Car Talk explains his options, right here. 

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Auto News from Monday, April 6

04.06.2015

Tesla blocked in WV, as governor signs bill. What a shame. We really wanted to see one modded to run on coal.

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VIDEO: At the New York Auto Show, Cars Are Getting HUGE

04.06.2015

The New York International Auto Show is happening this week, and BestRide.com editor Craig Fitzgerald got a chance to peruse all the new models at the press preview last week. Cars might be getting more fuel efficient, but they're also getting ENORMOUS.

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