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Rust Never Sleeps (But Scientists Are Trying to Put it in a Coma)

10.23.2015

The Rust Belt used to be plagued by car corrosion so bad that new pickups were full of holes in a few years. Now it's better, and researchers have come up with rust-eating beads that stop auto cancer in its tracks.

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Here's the rub: 2016 Lincoln MKX gets massaging seats

10.23.2015

The Lincoln MKX coddles with massaging seats.

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Auto News for Friday, October 23

10.23.2015

VW emission scandal file has gone "missing." VW's already given us the smoke, now here come the mirrors.

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Today: Why Not Use Fuel-Saving System All The Time?

10.22.2015

Emmanuel's new car has an "Active ECO System" option that he can turn on and off manually. It improves fuel efficiency, so why isn't in automatically on? Car Talk explains, right here.

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Today: Rising Belt Lines Explained

10.22.2015

Dear Car Talk: What is a "rising belt line"? 

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Auto News for Wednesday, October 21

10.21.2015

Tesla Autopilot gets first speeding ticket, Toyota issues recall for power windows, and more auto news.

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What to Check on a 10 Year Old Inherited Car?

10.20.2015

John's grandaughter is coming to live with him and she's bringing a inherited car with 100K miles on it. He wants to make sure this car is in good shape. What should he have his mechanic check out?

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Turd of the Week: Transmission Failures, Engine Troubles and More!

10.19.2015

Our Turd of the Week features a car that we think is going to be headed to the scrapyard before its time. Our editorial team, working with our pals at Car Complaints, combs through the Car Complaints database and spots problem cars before anyone--except the unfortunate owners. This week's result, right here.

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It's Back to the Future Time, and the DeLorean Is Back (and Plugged In)

10.19.2015

Doc Brown set his Flux Capacitor to October 21, 2015, and that's exactly when a determined team at Queen's College in Belfast (where the original car was built) will unveil an electric DeLorean.

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2016 Green Car of the Year: No Diesels or Electrics, Please

10.15.2015

A certain manufacturer in the news influenced the list, but there are still other strong and very interesting contenders for Green Car of the Year. Check 'em out!

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