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Today: A Good Time for a Second Opinion

07.29.2014

Donna's Toyota Sienna has been diagnosed with a $4800 repair. How can this be necessary at such low miles and given that Donna drives "like an old lady?" Tom and Ray think the estimate sounds high. Find out what Donna should do, right here.

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Coincidence? What Do You Think?

07.29.2014

Entirely random acts of the universe or something more? Car Talk talks to coincidence researcher Suzanne Clores who may be the only person in the history of our lousy show to describe accidentally tuning into Car Talk as "fortuitous". Read it all right here.

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Henry is 9 ~ PMC 2014

07.29.2014

Car Talk supports the Pan Mass Challenge ride to fight cancer. Won't you?

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Speeding Tickets Gone Wild! UK Edition.

07.28.2014

The Brits are planning to quadruple the maximum fines for speeding-- to over $15,000. Have they gone batty? Jamie Kitman considers the case. 

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Iceland Plugs In (With EV Chargers From Israel)

07.28.2014

The 240-volt Better Place stations that were to have made Israel the world's leading wired country have been diverted to Iceland, where abundant clean energy favors electric cars.

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The Andy Letter Revisited

07.26.2014

Do two people who know nothing know more, or less, than one person who knows nothing? We asked a pair of philosophers to answer Andy's famous question, once and for all. Plus an update from Andy himself, all right here. 

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With the Hyundai Sonata Eco Getting 32 MPG, is a Hybrid Necessary?

07.25.2014

It's a growing dilemma--conventional cars are getting so good it's hard to make the more expensive hybrid pencil out.

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Should Byr Buy a Former Rental?

07.24.2014

Today: Tom and Ray advise Byr who wants to know if it's a good idea to buy a used car from a rental agency. Tom and Ray say: sometimes. Find out which cars a buyer should avoid, right here.

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Hands-Free Driving?

07.22.2014

Maria needs Tom and Ray's help to convince her husband that it's important to actually grip the steering wheel while driving. Her husband prefers a more hands-off approach, but he says he'll keep both hands on the wheel if Maria can find some statistics proving this is safer. Can Tom and Ray say anything to convince this guy of the error of his ways? 

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Did the White House Own This Car?

07.21.2014

A Car Talk reader thinks he might own Mamie Eisenhower's '58 Lincoln Continental. Jim Motavalli considers the case, pro and con.

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