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A Slow-Shifting Skylark: A Lesson on Older Automatic Transmissions

04.28.2016

A sluggish transmission on a vintage car is a teachable moment on how old automatics work.

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And the Most Complained-About Vehicle Is . . .

04.28.2016

A toast to the Ford Explorer, in honor of all the examples out there that have turned themselves into, well, toast.

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Auto News for Wednesday, April 27

04.27.2016

Car Talk's take on stories from Fiat Crysler, Waze, Volvo, Uber, VW and more, right here. 

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Can Automakers Be Trusted? Probably Not--And It Really Matters

04.27.2016

The scandals are mounting, and as we move toward self-driving cars its critical that carmakers play it straight. The software has to work.

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The Driverless Car is Coming: But Are Human Drivers Happy About It?

04.27.2016

You might trust Google to deliver your Nigerian scam email, but do you trust them to deliver you safely through traffic? Those are the kinds of questions that the MIT AgeLab is asking you to answer in a survey on autonomous technology, as part of the NEMPA/MIT Technology Conference on May 26.

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Dealership or Indy Mechanic for the New-ish Car?

04.26.2016

Should you stick with your dealership or look for an independent mechanic? Pablo wants to know his options for his Avalon.

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The Buick Woody That Needed a Lift

04.22.2016

The classic wood-paneled wagon went in the garage for a few repairs--and stayed for 40 years. But it was "Dad's car."

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Convertibles of the '60s Looked Like a Lot More Fun

04.21.2016

Compared to the pictures of the new Buick Cascada, convertibles appeared to be a LOT more fun in the 1950s and 1960s.

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Finding the Right Car for a Very Tall Teen

04.21.2016

What's a great first car for a teen who is well over six feet tall? Bubbe gets the answers she needs for her NBA-sized grandson.

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This Week's Turd of the Week

04.21.2016

Brake problems, suspension issues, and electrical woes won this week's top dishonor for this surprise contender. Find out which car is Car Talk's Turd of the Week, right here.

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