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Picking the Smartest Line May be Dumb

06.14.2016

A reader asks if picking a line like a race car driver on the interstate saves gas. 

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Want an SUV or Crossover? At Least Make It Green

06.14.2016

There are some great crossover choices that come in hybrid, plug-in hybrid and battery flavors. Maybe not the best ride for the Oscars or a Greenpeace rally, but at least not embarrassing.  

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My First International Incident

06.10.2016

The day I became a fan of the manual transmission is seared into my brain. It involves a worn set of Dickies, some dairy cows, and a manual shifting Bluebird bus I never drove.

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Auto News for Friday, June 10

06.10.2016

Fiats, sinkholes, and more sinkholes. Drop into the latest news from Car Talk.

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Can Gasoline "Go Bad" in Hybrids?

06.09.2016

If your hybrid doesn't use the engine much, is it possible for the gasoline to "go bad" over time? Ray injects some know-how into the question.

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"Calling All Electric Cars! Time for Police Duty!"

06.09.2016

BMW is leasing 100 plug-in i3s to the LAPD. Cop squads these days are using Bugattis, Ferraris, Teslas, Chevy Volts and electric motorcycles.

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A Noisy Honda Has Maggie Stumped

06.07.2016

A mysterious horn-like sound has Maggie and the mechanics baffled. We sound off on the matter.

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Cheap Gas + Collective Amnesia = Big SUVs

06.07.2016

We forget that fuel prices are cyclical, and when they go up again we'll regret all those new gas guzzlers now in driveways everywhere.

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Auto News for Monday, June 6

06.06.2016

Norway might ban sale of gas-powered cars by 2025. Ambitious plan includes the running of millions of covert extension cords to Sweden. More news from Car Talk, right here. 

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Inside Nissan's Hidden, Wacky Heritage Collection

06.06.2016

Where do old concept cars go when they retire? In Nissan's case, to the basement of a Nashville car museum. It's very special buried treasure.

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