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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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10 Used Car Bargains

09.09.2014

Americans are buying so many new cars they're unloading the older ones at affordable prices. Find out what's selling below market, right here.

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Did Radio Kill the Cruise Control?

09.09.2014

Connie drives in the mountains and discovered that when she hits the brakes, her radio reception improves. It also flashes the brake lights and disengages the cruise control. Are these things at all related? And can she fix anything under the hood to boost reception? Baseball games are riding on Tom and Ray's answer. 

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Tesla and Uber: Disruptive Tech Fights the Old Guard

09.05.2014

By challenging traditional business models, these two companies are changing transportation forever--and fighting lawsuits from taxi companies and auto dealers.

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The History of Pebble Beach

09.04.2014

The Concours d'Elegance is at once awesome and awful. Responses may vary, but Pebble Beach in August is absolutely worth seeing in one’s lifetime at least once.

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Today: What's a CHMSL and How Do We Fix It?

09.04.2014

The upper light cover on the back hatch of Brenda's Subaru Outback needs to be changed, but Brenda can't figure out how. This is the only fixture not covered by the owner's manual. Learn what's special about this particular light, and what any of this has to do with acronyms right here. 

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