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Father vs. Son: Who's Right About Tire Pressure?

02.23.2016

Larry thinks 50 psi is too full for a tire; his son says he prefers the ride that way. Who's right?

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Does Your Car Predict Your Vote? In a Word, Yes

02.23.2016

“Politics,” observed the late composer and social critic, Frank Zappa, “is the entertainment division of the military industrial complex.”

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Koch Brothers' Anti-EV Group will Fail--Big Time

02.22.2016

It's peanuts to them, but $10 million annually from billionaires David and Charles Koch will fund a big PR push against electric car subsidies. Expect it to crash and burn.

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James Bond's Car Reborn, Thanks to David Brown (No, Not THAT David Brown)

02.19.2016

A Saudi prince just bought the first Speedback GT--for $795,000. It's a Jaguar XKR under the skin, but with the looks of an Aston-Martin DB5 or DB6. In the 1960s, the company was headed by David Brown, and the new company is David Brown Automotive. But, and this is the weird part, it's a different David Brown.

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Can Car Talk Diagnose Ed's GMC Sonoma Mystery?

02.18.2016

"Well, now you know why the previous owner sold it."

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Five Dumb Car Ideas

02.18.2016

To keep up with the Joneses, people will make amazing car buying decisions--including choosing fake convertibles, fake Cadillacs, fake classics, fake accessories and even fake 427 Cobras.

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E-Golf Extended Test: Can It Hack a New York Winter?

02.17.2016

Volkswagen -- the company -- has 99 problems, conservatively speaking. But VW’s electric car, that is to say the silk blue metallic e-Golf SEL premium we’ve been testing for the past eight months and 11,080 miles, isn’t one of them.  

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Which Catalytic Converter is Broken on Ben's Tacoma?

02.16.2016

Ben is a broke college student and he's just learned that the catalytic converter on his Toyota Tacoma is bad. His dealer and a second mechanic agree that he can ignore it until he starts experiencing performance issues. The Car Talk Department of Automotive Ethics weighs in! 

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Auto News for Friday, February 12

02.12.2016

U.S. regulators: Google's self-driving car AI "can be a driver." We say: Not until it can pick its nose while pretending that other drivers can't see.

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Cars That Won't Die Are Trucks and SUVS?

02.12.2016

A surprising type of vehicle is making it to 200K miles. But that doesn't necessarily mean you should buy one. Find out why, here.

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