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An F-150 Near 30 MPG: Ford's Big New Winner?

09.24.2014

The current Ford F-150 is an ultra-popular gas guzzler. The fuel-efficient new model is a gamble. WIll it pay off?

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Is this Transmission Dishwasher-Safe?

09.23.2014

David wants Tom and Ray's permission to keep using the family dishwasher to clean his auto parts, but his wife and kids are crying "poison!" Is this an OK use for a home dishwasher--or will David find his major appliance privileges revoked?

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Forget that SUV: Five Great Alternatives

09.19.2014

Wish the high-center-of-gravity, low MPG SUV would just… go away? It’s not going to. But, here are some much better options, in our opinion.

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The Jaguar XE

09.18.2014

Our own Jamie Lincoln Kitman saw all three hours of the Jaguar XE global launch, so you don't have to. His findings, right here.

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The Air-Bag Connector Fix: Check Your Work

09.18.2014

Doug's a mechanic and a customer's air-bag connector was damaged during a steering rack replacement. He fixed but now he wants to make sure he did it right. What do Tom and Ray suggest?

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The Revolving Door: From Auto Safety Regulator to the Big Three

09.17.2014

After serving at federal watchdog NHTSA, the next step is working at one of the companies you used to regulate.

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Today: Why Does Nobody Make Little Trucks?

09.16.2014

Bryant wants a new truck but he's looking for something small, like those old Datsuns that used to be ubiquitous. Can Tom and Ray explain why nobody makes these anymore?

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Eco-Activism in Disguise: The Fastest Electric Motorcyle

09.15.2014

Eco-Activism in disguise? A Swedish-born American is out to prove that electric vehicles don't have to be "slow and boring." And at 241.9 mph, we'd say she's doing a pretty good job.

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"No Man's Job": Female Mechanics in Senegal

09.12.2014

Car Talk talks to photographer Anthony Kurtz, whose portrait series of female mechanics in Senegal just, well... blew us away. See these amazing photos and find out more about Anthony's project. 

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Today: How to Handle a Stuck Accelerator

09.11.2014

Tom and Ray counsel Dan who got some bad information about what to do when an accelerator sticks. Great safety advice, plus some wild theorizing on why automakers decided to give up on keyed ignitions, right here.

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