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Today: Best Convertible for a Nonagenarian?


Anne's ready to trade in her Subaru Outback for something a little more fun. She wants a convertible. But she's also looking for something safe with good gas mileage; a 93-year-old lady has to be a little bit practical. What do Tom and Ray suggest? Something in red, obviously. 


Cutting Weight with Aluminum Cars: Is the Ford F-150 Next?


Novelis opens a huge new auto aluminum plant in upstate New York. As carmakers try to reach 54.5 mpg by 2025, they're shedding pounds with the metal -- check out the Audi A8 and Tesla Model S. Is the very mainstream Ford F-150 the next all-aluminum vehicle?


Dash Cammes 2013 Schedule


Last week, we asked Car Talk fans around the world to send us their favorite footage from dashboard-mounted cameras. Our jury has chosen the winners, and we'll be announcing them all weekend. So grab some popcorn, and check out the schedule right here.


Electric Shoot-Out: BMW vs. Mercedes


Mercedes-Benz has quietly prepared a BMW i3 fighter in the new B-Class Electric Drive, which will be fast, practical and on sale in the spring. "It will be at least as competitive as our competitors' models," says the company's R&D chief.


The Flying Car Tries Crowdfunding


Terrafugia has signed on with equity crowdfunder Wefunder. The offering is hugely popular, but so far it's making peanuts. Regular investors like you and me can't get into the game yet, but it's coming.


Preparing for Winter: Snow Tires for Sandrine


Sandrine wants to get snow tires for her recently purchased Hyundai Elantra, but she's getting conflicting advice about how many tires she needs, and whether she should get them at all. Tom and Ray explain that while two used to be the norm, getting snow tires for all four wheels is now a better bet. More about how snow tires have improved and what it means for Sandrine, right here. 


Is Cadillac's Near-Volt, the ELR, Worth $76,000?


General Motors needs to recoup some investment from its $1.2 billion plug-in hybrid, and that's why an upscale Cadillac version that doesn't cost a whole lot to build makes some sense. But will people buy it?


Caption Contest: Dogs in an RV


We asked you to come up with a caption for these road-tripping dogs and you offered up with some real gems. But which one takes the steak? Vote now for your favorite. 


Mullholland Menace


Motorcycles by Harley and BMW may turn some heads on Mullholland Highway, but it takes a special two-wheeler to catch the attention of the CHP while exceeding the speed limit by just 7 mph.


Ugly by Accident: The Winner Is . . .


You sent us your nominations for the ugliest cars on the road. Then we put it to a vote. So...which car is the ugliest of all? Take a look!



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