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Today's Auto News

10.15.2014

All the news that's fit to print, Car Talk style. 

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Fuel Economy Gains Slowing Down--Blame the Trucks and Muscle Cars

10.14.2014

Good news! Today's cars are 26% more fuel efficient than seven years ago. Bad news! That trend is about to take a nosedive. Here's why.

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The Dangers of Voice Controls

10.14.2014

There's a big difference between "looking" and actually "seeing." Car Talk talks to leading driver cognition researchers about the perils of voice control, and "inattention blindness."

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Mazda3 MPG: USA vs. UK

10.14.2014

Robert was pretty excited about the 32 mpg his Mazda3 was getting until he talked to his brother-in-law in England, who told him that the U.K. version of this car gets almost twice that. Is Mazda holding out on us, or is there more to this story? 

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Today's Auto News

10.10.2014

Tesla D announcement: What does the "D" stand for? Dole out more money to pay for it. More automotive news, Car Talk style, right here. 

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Tesla's $2 Billion Reveal: A Hopped-Up AWD Model S on Autopilot

10.10.2014

Elon Musk can get the world's attention--and a stock market surge--with just a tweet. Here's the story on the much-hyped Tesla D.

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Gears This Week: The Pagani Hey-What?

10.09.2014

What's it like to pilot the 720 horsepower Pagani Huayra as fast as you please around a closed track? Intrepid Car Talk blogger Jamie Lincoln Kitman finds out. Take a Dramamine and enjoy the ride, right here. 

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Valve Clearance Adjustments: Necessary Service or Dealership Scam?

10.09.2014

John's Honda dealer says it's time for the valve clearance adjustment on his 2006 Honda Element. Do Tom and Ray recommend this service? Find out right here. 

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Car Talk Auto News

10.08.2014

Today: GM Tech Center named National Historic Landmark Building immediately condemned, recalled, due to faulty wiring. More auto news, Car Talk Style, right here. 

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Retired Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

10.07.2014

Lana has been loyal to reliable, affordable cars her whole life. Now that she's retired, she's thinking about getting something a bit more fun but she's afraid the repair bills might send her into shock. Can Tom and Ray recommend something that fits the bill? 

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