Tag: 2014

19 Posts

Jun 30, 2014

The Beetle and the Mouse That Roared

Jim Motavalli

Fiat's 500 Abarth is a noisy little beast, and the Beetle GSR is--despite wild graphics--a more refined affair.

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May 30, 2014

Dart vs. Dart: Our '63 Dodge Against a '14 GT

Jim Motavalli

The 1963 Dodge Dart is an iconic vehicle at the Car Talk garage, so how does it stack up against the modern competition?

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McLaren 650S
Apr 18, 2014

McLaren Reboot

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

McLaren aims to rebound from the disastrous sales it posted of 2011's MP4-12C with that car's newer, prettier, more talented sibling, the 650S. Jamie Kitman reports from the 2014 NAIAS.

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Jaguar F-type Coupe R
Mar 28, 2014

Jaguar's One-Percent Solution

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Jamie Kitman's rich for a day... and lovin' it, driving Jaguar's new F-Type. Added bonus? Watch as he takes, "The journalist's line."
 

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Jaguar F-type Coupe R

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2014 Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid review
Jan 24, 2014

Volvo V60 Diesel Hybrid: The “It” Car that Isn’t

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

This plug-in diesel hybrid gives devotees of Volvo wagons a million reasons to celebrate. But don't pop the champagne cork just yet...there's a big catch.

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Jan 16, 2014

Detroit Auto Show 2014: The View From the Floor

Jim Motavalli

With input from Car Talk listeners, here are some of the highlights of the North American International Auto Show in the Motor City.

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2014 Detroit Auto Show highlights
Jan 16, 2014

2014 Detroit Auto Show: The Kitman Files

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

Jamie Kitman looks past the glare of overwaxed surfaces at every turn, and gives us his take.

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Jan 14, 2014

Ford Rolls Out Aluminum-Bodied F-150

Jim Motavalli

The F-150 has been the bestselling vehicle in the U.S. for 32 years, so cutting 700 pounds of dead weight out of it is a really big deal. Couple it with an EcoBoost engine, and 30 mpg could be the result.

Ford F-150 2014

Volkswagen XL1 gullwing diesel hybrid
Dec 14, 2013

Think Smaller: Driving the XL1

Jamie Lincoln Kitman

When Dr. Ferdinand Piëch says, "Jump", VW asks, "How high?" The result: A car that is capable of driving 100 km on 1 liter of fuel...and then some.

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