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Auto News for Wednesday, July 6

07.06.2016

Today's news: a supercar with a caffienated price, Paris hates your clunker, and more on VW's fines.

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Which Safety Features are Worth It?

07.05.2016

Mike and Marcia want to know how much of the new safety gadgetry is actually useful, and how much just pads the bottom line?

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Homemade Handcart - Easy as a Day at the Beach

07.05.2016

Tom Bodett employs Einstein's little known law to his advantage: For every stupid product design there is an equal and opposite homemade solution.

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A Curmudgeon's Guide to Surviving the 4th of July

07.02.2016

Leading a rural New England parade also gives you an opportunity to use all the modes of the siren intermittently. Dogs hate you, kids love you, and parents put up with it because it’s the 4th of July.

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Animal Survivors: Tangling With Cars and Living to Tell About It

07.01.2016

The odds are against furry creatures hit by cars, but miracles do happen! Meet koalas, coyotes and kittens who lived to tell about their encounters on the Big Road.

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The 4Runner that's not 4turning

06.30.2016

Winter is coming, and Luis finds that it's a stark reminder that he'll have steering problems. But is his mechanic giving him a snow job?

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Auto News for Wednesday, June 29

06.29.2016

Today's news: Toyota recalls, the future of EV rebates, and the Takata CEO's resignation.

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Advice For Bringing Fido on Vacation

06.29.2016

Is your dog a model hotel guest? Or would he be better off skipping this year's road trip? Advice from Car Talk's pet experts. 

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Newer Engines Are Packing More Ponies

06.28.2016

Gary asks a great question: are today's engines producing more power per liter, or have horsepower ratings changed? Ray explains how even the most mundane modern cars produce impressive power.

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VW Cops a Plea

06.27.2016

The end to an ordeal endured by close to half a million American purchasers of Volkswagen turbo-diesel engines may draw to something like a close in federal court tomorrow, but it may not feel like it to all owners.

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