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The Case of the Disappearing Brakes

03.31.2015

Catherine's Ford Focus is experiencing intermittent brake failure but her dealership doesn't seem to believe her. Car Talk's advice? Instruct her heirs to sue the dealership... Oh, and get it fixed. Find out how, here. 

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Alcoa's $259 Million Windfall for Lightweight Cars

03.27.2015

Alcoa is the big winner in the federal government's loan program supporting clean cars, and it will expand an aluminum plant in Tennessee to supply cars like the aluminum-bodied Ford F-150 and the new Cadillac CT6. Alcoa's no startup, though, so did it really need the money?

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Auto News for Friday, March 27

03.27.2015

Pininfarina May Be Sold to India’s Mahindra. Designers laboring day and night to fit "Mahindra Pininfarina" on a badge.

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What Caused Rear Wiper Failure?

03.26.2015

Vinod's rear wiper stopped working. So far his mechanic has replaced the motor, a coil, and a switch, to no avail. What can they try next? Car Talk suggest he try a different mechanic! 

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Auto News for Wednesday, March 25

03.25.2015

Porsche Lawyers Pressure Aston Martin Into Renaming the Vantage GT3. Aston Martin has offered several alternative names including "Aston Martin Porsche Pounder," "Aston Martin 911-Leaver-In-The-Duster" and "Aston Martin Screw You Porsche." 

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What's Causing Periodic Engine Misfire?

03.24.2015

Jim hit a big puddle a while back, and now his engine misfires when it's rainy or humid. Can Car Talk help him out? 

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EVs Could Be Cheaper than Gas Cars by 2020

03.24.2015

Is 2020 the magic year, for electric cars becoming cheaper than gas-powered models? One study says yes. 

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Big Daddy (and Mommy) Are Watching: The 2016 Malibu Offers Built-In Teen Safety

03.23.2015

Debuting at the New York Auto Show, the new Chevrolet Malibu turns off the radio if young drivers don't buckle up, keeps stats on on-road behavior, and all but slaps the cuffs on, for speeding.

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Auto News for Monday, March 23

03.23.2015

GM to launch Teen Driver system on '16 Chevy Malibu. Perfect for the one teen in America willing to be seen in a Chevy Malibu.

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Auto News for Friday, March 20

03.20.2015

Clarkson supporters deliver petition to BBC in a tank. We can't think of a better way to send the message that you're not a violent maniac. Car Talk takes on the news, here.

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