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Auto News for Wednesday, March 11

03.11.2015

BMW says new front-wheel-drive models are too small for U.S. Have they seen the Smart Fortwo? What is it, the size of a box of Tic Tacs? 

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Jan vs. Husband: Rental for a Road Trip?

03.10.2015

Is it cheaper to rent on long road trips, or to drive your own car? Car Talk weighs in on Jan's problem.

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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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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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Shelter from the Storm

03.10.2015

Tips from Car Talk's wildlife specialist, Dr. Kieran Lindsay, on how to keep the fur and feathers from flying in your engine this winter. 

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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 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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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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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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