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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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What's the Best Way to Keep a Battery Charged?

03.24.2016

Marty has a GMC pickup that he rarely uses. What's the best way to keep the battery charged? 

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Auto Retro Barcelona: The Universal Language of Cars

03.23.2016

What's the Spanish phrase for "Hey, nice car?" Car Talk checks out an auto show in Barcelona. 

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Auto News for Wednesday, March 23

03.23.2016

Low gas prices mean bad news for Gulf of Guinea pirates. More automotive stories. 

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Can Car Talk Solve Marital Dispute About the AC?

03.22.2016

Bill and his wife had a car years ago that would overheat on steep grades if they ran the AC. They've upgraded their cars since then but now they disagree on whether they still have to use the heater on inclines. Who's side will Car Talk take? 

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Vintage Racing Is Not for the Faint of Heart (or Wallet)

03.22.2016

Old race cars are holes into which you pour money, and forget the prize money, but nothing else outside the bedroom offers comparable thrills and chills.

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Auto News for Monday, March 21

03.21.2016

Stories from Lyft Stories from Lyft, VW, Porsche and more. 

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We Volunteer: Automakers Agree to Make Auto Emergency Braking Standard by 2022

03.19.2016

Forget the slow "rulemaking," the feds say, lets start saving lives as soon as possible.

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