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

10.16.2013

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?

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Ugly by Accident: The Winner Is . . .

10.15.2013

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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Today: Should Michelle Cancel the Wedding?

10.15.2013

Michelle's fiancé is a perfect guy except for one annoying habit. He doesn't remember to put the car in park before turning off the engine. Michelle worries this damages the car and she wants Tom and Ray to talk some sense into her man. Will Tom and Ray side with Michelle on this? Find out what they say, right here. 

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Today: Dennis's Turn Signals Won't Cooperate

10.15.2013

Dennis's turn signals have gone haywire. They blink and flash like shorted-out Christmas lights. Tom and Ray say that's good news--all those pretty, twinkly lights flashing should distract Dennis from the bad news they have to give him. How bad is the news? For most cars, this would be a $25 fix, but unfortunately for Dennis, his particular model uses a $700 part. Find out if he has any cheaper options, right here. 

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Caption Contest: Dogs in an RV

10.15.2013

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. 

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Mullholland Menace

10.15.2013

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.

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All Aboard the Wagon Train

10.14.2013

Has Volvo taken the advice of Jamie Kitman? At long last, the return of the wagon to U.S. shores is nigh.

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Dad vs. Driver's Ed: Brakes Question

10.10.2013

Katie just finished driver's ed and was taught that driving through puddles can impact a car's braking capability. The instructor said they could solve this by braking lightly a few times after hitting a puddle. But her dad says all this does is wear out the brakes. Find out why Tom and Ray award this round to Katie's dear old dad, right here.

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When Are Aftermarket Parts OK?

10.10.2013

Steve needs to do some repairs on his Dodge Durango but his friends are giving him conflicting advice. A mechanic buddy says he should definitely use real Dodge parts, but a friend who does auto rebuilding says he can get away with aftermarket products. Tom and Ray explain that there's no one-size-fits-all answer for aftermarket parts, but Steve can probably get away with using them in this case. Find out why, right here. 

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New York's "Texting Zones." If They Don't Work, Blame the Teenage Brain

10.10.2013

Governor Andrew Cuomo is cracking down, ramping up enforcement but also creating special rest-stop "texting zones." The challenge is getting teenage drivers to recognize the risk.

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