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Luxury Car Means Luxury Repair Prices

04.21.2015

Marshall has a Mercedes Benz ML350 and is having a little sticker-shock on the repairs he's had to do. Is he getting fleeced? 

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Auto News for Monday, April 20

04.20.2015

Automakers are supporting provisions in copyright law that could prohibit home mechanics and car enthusiasts from repairing and modifying their own vehicles. They're also supporting a provision that would prohibit any car owner from reading a George Orwell novel. 

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Ads on Wheels: Meet the Goldfish Car, the Big Banana and the Kissmobile

04.15.2015

The first product-themed vehicles were horsedrawn, and the concept has been going gangbusters ever since. The Oscar Mayer Weinermobile and its many imitators are coming soon to a community near you.

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A Modern Mystery: Why Hang Back at Stoplights?

04.14.2015

Jim's a self-described old timer and he's noticed a new phenomenon--people leaving several car lenghts between themselves and the next car at traffic lights. Can Car Talk solve this mystery? 

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Auto News for Monday, April 13

04.13.2015

Ford files patent for 11-speed transmission, BMWs recalled for fuel pump failure, used Nissan Leafs drop in value. More auto news, with Car Talk's take, right here.

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For the One-Percenter Who Has Everything. A $2.9 Million McLaren You Can Drive Only on the Track

04.12.2015

The bespoke British automaker has a two-tier strategy--million-dollar cars on the top end, and a new 570S whose $184,000 price makes it the "affordable" choice.

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3,000 MPG: Student Teams Innovate to Save Fuel at Shell's Eco Marathon

04.11.2015

In tiny pods and mock Microbuses with surfboards on the roof, 112 student teams compete in cars they built to be fuel economy champs.

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Auto News for Friday, April 10

04.10.2015

American motorcycle brands most satisfying, Japanese most reliable, says Consumer Reports. German motorcycle brands most likely to annex your tool shed. British motorcycle brands most likely to pee on your garage floor. Italian bikes still living at home with their mothers.

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Today: Best Car to Buy for Doomsday?

04.09.2015

Lynne's buying a new car and she's concerned about . . . Doomsday. Can Car Talk recommend a vehicle that will flourish in an environment of EMPs, limited fuel availability and worthless money? 

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Auto News for Wednesday, April 9

04.08.2015

Here’s a picture of the Rolls-Royce “All Terrain Motor Car” prototype. Good thing it can go off-road, because you wouldn't want to be seen on the street in one. 

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