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What Gas Should You Feed a Vintage Muscle Car?

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Dear Car Talk | Dec 06, 2018

Old cars learn new tricks when leaded gas was phased out.

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Driver Finds CVT Coasting Irritating
Oct 31, 2018

Driver Finds CVT Coasting Irritating

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"Fake" gears create confusion for Civic hatchback driver

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Have You Become Admiral Hornblower?
Oct 25, 2018

Have You Become Admiral Hornblower?

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How to stop tooting your horn when locking your car.

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"The Car of the Future"
Oct 24, 2018

Let's Take the Rocket Car: A History of Science-Fiction Auto Futurism

Jim Motavalli

Science-fiction movies--and the auto show stage--have featured some pretty ridiculous ideas for the future of surface transportation.

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Oct 19, 2018

Lame Joke: The Job Application

Staff Blog

Crusty's young nephew, Cranky, applied for a position as mechanic at Click & Clack's garage. 

Changing to Synthetic Oil Is Slick and Easy
Oct 18, 2018

Changing to Synthetic Oil Is Slick and Easy

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A switch to synthetic oil should be a seamless transition.
 

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1953 Allstate - car manufactured by Sears
Oct 17, 2018

Remembering When Sears, Roebuck Sold Cars

Jim Motavalli

Sears declared bankruptcy this week, done in by Amazon and online entities. It was no more successful in its efforts to become an automaker.

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Raindrops Keep Falling on His Head
Oct 16, 2018

Raindrops Keep Falling on His Head

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Leaky sunroof defies repeated attempts to fix the problem

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GM's self driving car prototype
Oct 10, 2018

American Car Culture Is on a Collision Course with the Future

Jim Motavalli

The combination of electric, self-driving and connected cars is set to change everything.