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12.17.2014

Army Auctioning Decommissioned Humvees to Public, Prices Start at $10K. Army will call off drone target practice for additional $5,000.

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Is it OK to Disconnect the Battery for Eight Months?

12.16.2014

Vinnie has a Subaru Outback that he only uses for winter driving. He wonders if it's OK to disconnect the battery and leave it sitting for eight months out of the year. Car Talk's answer, right here. 

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Car Talk Auto News

12.15.2014

In a marketing ploy, Subaru is driving Japanese skiers up ski slopes -- because who wouldn’t want a car that handles like a chairlift? That, and more, in today's Auto News!

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Car Talk Auto News

12.12.2014

Land Rover is using augmented reality to sell cars that aren't there. Pre-pubescent boys momentarily look away from World of Warcraft ... then go back to it.

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Ford's Better Ideas: Improved SYNC, a New Focus RS and a Museum Tour

12.12.2014

Jim Motavalli heads to Ford country, and finds a new pocket-rocket Focus, improved (thankfully!) SYNC, and a not-half-bad tour of the company museum.

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Time to Feed the Guppies?

12.11.2014

Kathleen wants to know why there's a warning light on her mom's minivan that looks like a yellow-orange fishbowl. Our verdict? Bad icon design. Now Car Talk wants to know: What do you see?

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Car Talk Auto News

12.10.2014

Nine cars destined for the next James Bond flick have been stolen in Germany. Anti-pursuit missiles, cloaking device and "convert to submarine" features all used in getaway. More auto news from Car Talk, right here.

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Tesla's Model X Will Have Lots of German Competition

12.10.2014

It's getting crowded at the expensive end of the market! The Model S had the field to itself, but the Model X will have to duke it out with a bunch of similar models, many of them from Europe.

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David vs. Neighbor: Who's Right?

12.09.2014

David lets his neighbor park in his spare garage. The problem? The neighbor likes to warm up the car, with the door closed. Will Car Talk tell him to cut it out?

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Prepare Yourselves. Winter Is Coming.

12.09.2014

"The Beetle was legendary in its ability to freeze its occupants to death after the first 11 miles." Guest blogger Craig Fitzgerald digs up some vintage ads, amazing in their ability to make terrible winter cars look good. 

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