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Vintage DIY Magazines Projects Were Sure-Fire Deathtraps

03.10.2015

DIY magazines like Popular Mechanics, Mechanix Illustrated and Modern Mechanics gave men from the 1920s through the 1950s ample ideas for exterminating the entire family.

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Street Racing Kills, but TV (and Youtube Videos) Glorify It

03.10.2015

No doubt about it, high-speed dueling in fast cars on crowded streets is a rush, but despite video soft-pedalling, it has fatal consequences.

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Auto News for Monday, March 9

03.09.2015

VW to announce $1B investment in Mexico plant. Fun fact: in Spanish, the word "Toureg" sounds just as dumb.

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How to Buy a Really, Really Cheap Car

03.09.2015

I'm an expert in what used to be $50 cars. Now you'd pay $1,000 or so, but you can still get a solid, reliable, long-lasting car for the price--as I did.

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Auto News for Friday, March 6

03.06.2015

2016 Mazda Miata production begins. That sound you just heard? It’s the wind rushing through a million bald spots. More car-related news right here.

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Why Does the Defroster Make Shirley's Kia Run Rough?

03.05.2015

Shirley's defroster seems to make her engine run rough. Has Car Talk ever seen this before?

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Auto News for Wednesday, March 4

03.04.2015

Harsh winter slowed February auto sales. “Shovel for Savings” specials apparently not so effective after all.

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Automotive "Firsts." (And Here Come the Arguments!)

03.04.2015

Who was first with the license plate, the automatic transmission, the disc brakes, the turn signal, and more? Here's what we found. (And feel free to challenge us!)  

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Gone in 60 Seconds: Using High-Tech DNA Coding to Stop Car Theft

03.03.2015

Will your next car be sprayed with DNA, to catch the bad guys? See how the next generation of security systems will work. 

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Did Julia Cause Brake Failure?

03.03.2015

Julia's brakes failed, and she had heard that driving with the parking brake on can cause the brakes to give out. Is that what happened to her? See Car Talk's answer and post your own guess, here.

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