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The $1K Headlight Job

10.28.2014

Kyle just paid $1113 to replace the headlight in his Acura RL. Is this the price of owning a high-end car or did Kyle just get hosed?

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City Cars on a Human Scale: Elio, ELF and Schweeb

10.27.2014

Urban solutions include bike/car hybrids, a three-wheeler with a two-cylinder engine, and pedaled pods.

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Today's Auto News: Car Talk News Roundup

10.27.2014

Congressional scrutiny for NHTSA after Takata airbag report. Hey, if CONGRESS looks down on the job you’re doing…. Whoa. More auto news from Car Talk, right here. 

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Today's Auto News from Car Talk

10.24.2014

Ex-PR chief Vines accuses Ford of bugging cars, phones. Are they trying to catch up with all the bugs GM has in their cars? More Car Talk style news, right here.

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In a Horsepower Race, Cobra-Maker Shelby Offers Power Plus Fuel Economy

10.23.2014

Make no mistake, Shelby still boasts about its 1,100-horsepower Mustangs. But it also points out they can get the groceries at 25 mpg on pump gas. Here's what we'd point out: Who needs a 1100-hp grocery-getter?

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The Cheapskate's Guide to Quieter Cars

10.23.2014

Winson wonders why more expensive cars are so much quieter. He can't afford a Mercedes he's hoping there's something he can install in his Camry to tone down the road noises. Tom and Ray's advice, right here.

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Today's Auto News

10.22.2014

Michigan governor signs bill banning Tesla's direct sales model. Now Teslas must be sold the old fashioned way: toupees, polyester, halitosis. More auto news, Car Talk style, right here.

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Classic Cars: The One That Got Away?

10.21.2014

Classic car bargains. How to buy smart and avoid a lifetime of regret! 

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Is Braking Etiquette Different for Hybrids and EVs?

10.21.2014

John has always hated those drivers who race to the stoplight and then slam on the brakes. It wastes gas and doesn't save any time. But for electric or hybrid cars with regenerative braking, is this really such a stupid maneuver? Find out what Tom and Ray say, right here.  

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Today: Car Talk Auto News

10.20.2014

Top G.M. lawyer set to retire. If G.M. needs him, they can always recall him! More automotive news stories, Car Talk style. 

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