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Los Angeles by electric bike: An alternative, alternative commute

May 6, 2011
Cars outnumber drivers in Los Angeles nearly two to one, but you don't necessarily need one to get around, according to one frugal commuter who does it on an electric-assisted bike.

Replacing car parts on a budget

Apr 29, 2011
Buying car parts through the dealership means sky-high prices and you can never be too sure that what you see online will look the same when it arrives on your doorstep. Bill Mahoney takes us on a search through junkyards to find bargain car parts.

What you should know before going to a car mechanic

Apr 29, 2011
Auto mechanics aren't really known for their honesty. But one candid shop owner shares what consumers should know before they take their cars to a garage.

Automobile musings from an asphalt junkie

Apr 29, 2011
Adam Carolla tells Tess why he thinks used cars are the way to go and offers his thoughts on a certain public radio car talk show.

To lease or to buy?

Apr 29, 2011
Phil Reed of explains what factors you should consider when deciding whether to lease or buy a new car.

Price negotiation tips for when you go to the dealership

Apr 29, 2011
Mike Quincy of Consumer Report sheds some light on car pricing and how you can get the best price. He also gives suggestions on the best budget cars.

An oily diet will clog your car's arteries too

Apr 29, 2011
KPCC's John Rabe talks about how his Mercedes got atherosclerosis after he converted it to run on vegetable oil.

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What to buy: New or used?

Apr 29, 2011
We break down the pros and cons of purchasing new and used cars.

Car lessons from along the Arroyo Seco Parkway

Apr 29, 2011
Dexter Ford from the New York Times and Steve Mazor from the Auto Club of Southern California discuss what cars cost us and the mistakes we make when it comes to our cars and finances.

You are what you drive: A photo essay

Apr 15, 2011
Nostalgia, power, economy, independence: These are some of the emotions that connect Americans to their automobiles. View a slideshow of car memories from the Marketplace staff (yes, that's Kai Ryssdal in a 1971 Olds) and share your photos.
Marketplace Host Kai Ryssdal on cars: "Wow, this makes me a little sad. Then - 1971 Oldsmobile convertible (in photo), red/white top, went about a million miles an hour. Now - Honda minivan with 150-thousand miles on it."
Kai Ryssdal/Marketplace