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A Victory for Consumers! Online Safety Data Will Save You Money (and Maybe Your Life)

04.04.2016

The federal safety agency is going to post everything, including technical service bulletins with information that could get your car fixed free of charge.

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Auto News for Monday, April 4

04.04.2016

Stories from Volkswagen, Tesla and more. 

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Fido Take the Wheel!

04.01.2016

Dear Car Talk Pet Experts: Let's say I wanted to teach my dog to drive. How would I do that? 

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The New Mini Clubman: Bigger Than Ever

03.31.2016

The redesigned Mini Clubman. For better or worse, the small wagon is bigger than ever. Read the full review here. 

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How Reliable is a Rebuilt Vintage V-8?

03.31.2016

Will a rebuilt V-8 keep the love alive in a relationship with a sweetheart vintage sedan? Or is heartbreak ahead? John gets the lowdown.

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10 Bad Ideas From the JC Whitney Catalog

03.30.2016

JC Whitney was like the Victoria's Secret catalog for greasy idiots. Yes, there were regular car parts in there, but it was the fantasy of equipping your 1951 Oldsmobile with a hood ornament in the shape of Jayne Mansfield that kept the catalog growing.

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Dear Car Talk

03.29.2016

Robert wants to know if it's worth the extra coin to stick with synthetic that the previous owner used, or go with dinosaur bone oil in his CRV. 

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lives Again!

03.28.2016

Dick Van Dyke's flying car returns. A retired NYPD police sergeant (who doubles as John Lennon in a Beatles tribute band) spent five years building a replica of the movie car. Although it was an Ian Fleming kids' book, there was a real 1920s Chitty, and my daughter and I took it for a spin in 1999.

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Hot Cars (and Lotsa SUVs) Roll Out at the New York Auto Show

03.25.2016

Gas is cheap... so SUVs are hot. Even Maserati has one at the New York International Auto Show. But Hyundai's ultra-green Ioniq lineup is on display, as is the new Prius Prime-- a plug-in hybrid with 22 miles of electric range.

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Auto News for Friday, March 25

03.25.2016

Stories from BMW, Takata, VW and more, in today's auto news from Car Talk. 

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