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01.09.2015

Own a more exclusive Dodge Viper for $95K. New customization program begins in February. Concierge services includes 25 toupees, a trophy wife and three different male enhancement options. More news from Car Talk, here. 

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Wacky Concept Cars at the Great BIG CES Show

01.07.2015

As rolling boomboxes and the ultimate mobile devices, cars at CES are deliciously over the top. It is Vegas, after all. 

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Auto News!

01.07.2015

California brings back HOV lanes for plug-in hybrids, issuing 15,000 new “green” stickers. Providing electric car drivers an exclusive place to get stranded! More auto news from Car Talk, here.

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The Noble Art of Goofing Off

01.06.2015

James restores classic cars for fun and his neighbor recently thanked him for "preserving our automotive heritage."  This was news to James who thought he was just goofing around in the garage. Are goofing off and acting nobly mutually exclusive? Car Talk weighs in, here. 

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A Sneak Peek at the New Chevy Volt

01.05.2015

In Las Vegas, General Motors rolled back the curtain on a sleeker, more aerodynamic Volt that also features more electric range and a simplified dash design. Oh, and they jazzed up OnStar, too.

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About Craig

01.01.2015

Craig Fitzgerald has built an entire career writing about cars that nobody likes. Ready to send your 1983 Pontiac Parisienne to the crusher? Call Craig, because he'd drive it every day. Tired of getting laughed at for riding a Vespa? Craig'll ride that Italian hairdryer across the country.

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Is Cecelia's Mechanic Aboveboard on Gasket Replacement?

01.01.2015

Cecelia's mechanic says he has to remove her entire windshield to replace a damaged gasket. Is this correct? Find out here, plus Car Talk's advice for how she can make this repair a bit less painful. 

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2014: The Year in Greenwashing

12.31.2014

For heaven's sake, "hybrid" is not a magic word. Automakers embrace the environment and sustainability, but don't believe all the hype they dish out. Check the claims, the fuel-economy numbers and the bottom line carefully.

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2014: Year in Review

12.31.2014

The best (and worst) auto news stories of the year. 

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Teen Drivers: You Are Being Watched

12.30.2014

John is teaching his nephew how to drive wants to buy a speed inhibiting device, like the kind used in commercial fleets. The problem? Nobody seems to make these for the Honda Civic. Car Talk has another idea: An electric nanny to make sure the kid knows he's being watched. 

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