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Autobiography: Pantera club founder says car is as exciting as ever

"I love my car because ...everything about this car was exciting to a 15-year-old car nut, and still is in every way." - Mike Thomas, Covington

September 21, 2014

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Auto Briefs: Small-pickup demand picks up; online time leads to dealer time

(General Motors) GM is hiring to meet small-pickup demand Early demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build...

September 21, 2014

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Moving Forward: Mercedes plans hybrid; Audi snags first self-driving permit

(Mercedes-Benz) Mercedes debuts hybrid Mercedes-Benz has introduced the S550 Plug-in Hybrid, a version of its flagship S-class sedan. Mercedes says the car puts out 436 horsepower. It has a range...

September 21, 2014

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Car Talk: Mechanic double-checks his air-bag work

Dear Tom and Ray: Last week, for one of my best customers, I replaced a very difficult steering rack. The ALLDATA instructions called for air-bag and steering-wheel removal, which I...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi September 21, 2014

News & Features: A look at the local Ferrari dubbed the nation's top car

It's been called the most prestigious car show in the nation, and possibly the world. Every summer, the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance attracts the world's most glamorous, extraordinary and rare cars to California.

By Jeff Layton September 21, 2014

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Auto Briefs: Safety checks for child seats; 3 sinkhole Corvettes to get fix

(Thinkstock) Safety group offers car-seat inspections Tomorrow is National Seat Check Saturday, but parents can jump ahead by getting a child-seat inspection today from noon to 3 p.m. at Costco,...

September 19, 2014

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Auto Briefs: Alfa Romeo concept marks Disco Volante's 60th year

(Alfa Romeo) Alfa Romeo Disco Volante To mark the 60th birthday of its 1900 C52 Disco Volante, Alfa Romeo turned to Italian sports-car designer and manufacturer Touring Superleggera to create...

September 19, 2014

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Car Talk: Where have all the smaller pickups gone?

Dear Tom and Ray: Remember those Datsun mini-trucks that used to be around? Where did that class of trucks go? It seems like all you can get now is a...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi September 19, 2014

News & Features: Record $38M Ferrari revs up market for classic cars

Last year, two Manhattan condominiums sold for more than $90 million, and a Francis Bacon painting went for $142.4 million. Now comes the $38.1 million car.

By James B. Stewart September 19, 2014

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Moving Forward: Jaguar to introduce XE sedan; app translates engine sounds

(Jaguar) Jaguar to sell XE sedan Jaguar will introduce its XE compact sedan in 2016. It's the first time Jaguar has competed in the largest luxury segment in the U.S....

September 19, 2014

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Sound Off: When you rent a car, what type do you usually get?

When you rent a car, what type do you usually get?...

September 18, 2014

News & Features: The 3 kinds of Dodge Challenger: mild, spicy or thermonuclear

As cars age, the market usually ignores them. There's nothing new, nothing fresh, nothing exciting about a car that looks like one more goose in the flock of off-lease geese that have migrated to the used ponds. Entering its eighth year, the Dodge Challenger should be a dead duck.

By John Pearley Huffman September 18, 2014

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News & Features: Cadillac polishes its crown jewel, the Escalade

If the Cadillac Escalade, once the favorite of celebrities, briefly lost its cachet, then the redesigned 2015 model should put it back on the A-list.

By Peter Couture and Lyra Solochek September 17, 2014

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News & Features: Self-driving truck takes to the autobahn

For Daimler, the truck driver of the future looks something like this: He or she is seated in the cab of a semi, eyes firmly glued to a tablet and hands resting in his or her lap.

By Melissa Eddy September 16, 2014

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Autobiography: His 1919 Dodge Brothers car draws a crowd

"I love my car because it's so much fun to drive." - Dean Comer, Marysville

September 14, 2014

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Auto Briefs: Tailgate theft rising; Petersen museum plans remodel

Thieves are increasingly targeting tailgates, such as this one on a Ford F-150. (Ford) Tailgate theft is rising, says insurance group The insurance industry is warning pickup drivers to watch...

September 14, 2014

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News & Features: Family-friendly features that make traveling easier

A friend of mine recently complained that she couldn't keep an eye on her kids while driving her Chrysler Town & Country minivan. "Why don't you use the conversation mirror?" I asked.

By Tom Voelk September 14, 2014

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Moving Forward: Land Rover adds Discovery Sport; mpg critical to shoppers

(Land Rover) New Land Rover SUV Land Rover recently announced its all-new 2015 Discovery Sport (shown). The SUV will be the first of several vehicles Land Rover will sell under...

September 14, 2014

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Car Talk: How to safely handle a stuck accelerator

Dear Tom and Ray: I've always heard that if your accelerator sticks, you could turn the key off (not to the locked position) to kill the engine, and then gently...

By Tom and Ray Magliozzi September 14, 2014

Auto Briefs: Year's best by Motorcycle.com; cost of driving in Washington

(KTM) KTM is best of 2014, says Motorcycle.com Motorcycle.com named these bikes as the winners in its 2014 rankings of the best motorcycles of the year. Motorcycle of the Year:...

September 12, 2014

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