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CarStuff

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Rank #4 in Automotive category

History
Automotive
Leisure
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Did Bonnie and Clyde really write to Henry Ford to thank him for his fast, reliable getaway cars? Do you ever wonder what happens at the DirtFish Rally School? What's a tether car? The CarStuff show has explored these and literally hundreds of other fascinating topics to explain how some of the most amazing machines on land, sea and air actually work. So whether you want to know more about hearses or circus trains, salt flat racers or the popemobile, Scott Benjamin has you covered.

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Did Bonnie and Clyde really write to Henry Ford to thank him for his fast, reliable getaway cars? Do you ever wonder what happens at the DirtFish Rally School? What's a tether car? The CarStuff show has explored these and literally hundreds of other fascinating topics to explain how some of the most amazing machines on land, sea and air actually work. So whether you want to know more about hearses or circus trains, salt flat racers or the popemobile, Scott Benjamin has you covered.

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440 Ratings
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Thought you were gone

By User20394737718 - Oct 15 2019
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This is the podcast that started it all for me many years ago. 😁

2019 Return

By MonkeyBalls46 - Sep 25 2019
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This just made my day!! Welcome back.

iTunes Ratings

440 Ratings
Average Ratings
282
49
33
32
44

Thought you were gone

By User20394737718 - Oct 15 2019
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This is the podcast that started it all for me many years ago. 😁

2019 Return

By MonkeyBalls46 - Sep 25 2019
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This just made my day!! Welcome back.

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CarStuff

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Did Bonnie and Clyde really write to Henry Ford to thank him for his fast, reliable getaway cars? Do you ever wonder what happens at the DirtFish Rally School? What's a tether car? The CarStuff show has explored these and literally hundreds of other fascinating topics to explain how some of the most amazing machines on land, sea and air actually work. So whether you want to know more about hearses or circus trains, salt flat racers or the popemobile, Scott Benjamin has you covered.

How to Make a Car Last 300k Miles

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There are countless methods and suggestions that are promoted as "proven" ways to keep your car or truck running past the 300,000-mile mark. Tune in to see if you agree with some of the ones that Scott and Ben discuss in this episode.

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Dec 06 2016

1hr 10mins

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10 Used Cars to Avoid

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Buying used can save you money, but buying badly is never a good idea. So which types of used cars should you avoid -- and which red flags can let you know when a car's a lemon?

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Aug 12 2014

54mins

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What is Hot Shot Trucking?

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Many companies spend millions making sure their supply line runs smoothly - so what happens when something goes wrong? The answer: hot shot truckers.

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May 28 2015

49mins

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The Dodge Story (Part 2)

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Join Scott and Ben as they continue their discussion of the Dodge Brothers and the fascinating history behind the Dodge brand.

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Sep 18 2014

36mins

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The International Harvester Story

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The International Harvester Company was incredibly influential in the advent of modern farming technology. Join Scott and Ben as they take a deep-dive into the company's rich history.

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Mar 01 2016

1hr 20mins

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10 Dealership Myths

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What do you do when you walk into a car dealership? Do you have any tips or tricks for getting the best deal? Watch out: you may not be as savvy as you think.

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Apr 30 2015

58mins

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Gray-Market Cars

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You may have to cut through some red tape, but if you live in North America (and if you're up for the challenge), some of the hottest European and Japanese cars of the late 1980s and early 1990s are now available as gray-market imports. Why is there a 15-year wait in Canada and a 25-year wait in the U.S.? Tune in to find out.

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Jun 12 2014

44mins

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The Fastest 0-60mph New Cars Under $30k

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At first, it might sound too good to be true: a car with a competitive 0-60 that doesn't cost a fortune? Luckily, a listener suggestion inspired Scott and Ben to explore the possibilities of having affordability AND performance. Listen in to hear the good news.

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Jul 23 2015

43mins

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Do you need a dash cam?

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Law enforcement uses dash cams, and YouTube is full of shocking videos from privately-owned Russian dashcams. But what purpose do they serve? Which ones have the best ratings? Tune in to learn more.

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Jul 17 2014

46mins

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The Datsun Fairlady

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The Datsun Sports - also known as the Fairlady - was produced from 1959 up until 1970. This series of roadsters is often considered the predecessor to the Z-car. Join Scott and Ben as the explore the history of Datsun Sports.

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Aug 27 2015

44mins

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Carburetor vs. Fuel Injection

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Carburetors and fuel injection systems both control the mixture of air and fuel that goes to an engine -- but how do they work? What's the difference? Listen in and learn more with Scott and Ben.

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Apr 22 2014

48mins

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The Cars of Breaking Bad

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"Breaking Bad" has been hailed, by fans and critics alike, as one of the best crime dramas in the history of television. But what about the cars that gave the show its automotive flair? Scott and Ben take a look at some of the iconic vehicles that populate the world of "Breaking Bad."

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Dec 09 2014

51mins

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Honda's Si Cars and the Civic Type-R (Part 2)

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The Honda Civic Type-R is called a 'race car for the road', and supporters believe it will set new standards in the high-performance front-wheel-drive hatchback segment. So how much is hype, and how much is true?

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Jun 30 2015

39mins

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Chain-drive Cars

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Believe it or not, chain drive was a feature found on many early automobiles. Join Scott and Ben to learn more.

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Nov 18 2014

44mins

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Pony Cars

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Join Scott and Ben as they take a closer look at pony cars with special guest Christian Sager.

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Oct 28 2014

53mins

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Z Car Follow-up

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After the guys covered Datsun, they were inundated with requests for a Z car episode -- well, the waiting is over and the time has come! Tune in to learn more.

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Nov 03 2015

1hr 6mins

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The Peugeot Story

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How did a company that started out making coffee mills and bicycles become one of the most important names in modern racing? Tune in to learn more.

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Dec 29 2015

1hr 4mins

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What's The Most Underrated American Muscle Car?

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From Road Runners to Torinos, muscle cars are all about performance and power. But, while you may have heard of the big names in muscle cars, there's a huge group of lesser-known contenders. Tune in as Scott and Ben search for the most underrated American muscle car.

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Jul 31 2014

31mins

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The Jeep Story (Part 1)

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Nowadays it seems Jeeps are everywhere - but where did they come from? Join Scott and Ben as they explore the past, present, and future of all things Jeep.

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Jul 08 2014

39mins

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The Lotus Seven

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Join Scott and Ben as they tour the storied history of Lotus and the car that embodied the company's ideals.

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Mar 10 2015

44mins

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RoRos

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In this episode of CarStuff, Ben and Kurt explore the wondrous world of RoRo shipping vessels, and Ben ponders traveling exclusively by sea.

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Dec 10 2019

26mins

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The Tesla Cybertruck

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Listen as the Carstuff crew give you a rundown of Tesla's Cybertruck unveiling event held on November 21, 2019.

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Dec 03 2019

31mins

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Road Debris

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What is a road stove? From car parts like tires, and headlight glass, to fluids such as oil and coolant, and yes, even household appliances, it all can become road debris. Listen in as the CarStuff crew discuss some memorable road debris stories, and just how our roadways keep from becoming landfills.

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Nov 26 2019

28mins

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The Cost of Traffic

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There is enough gridlock out there to drive even the coolest car-loving commuter over a cliff, and traffic costs us much more than our minds. Listen to find out just how much modern-day logjams actually cost.

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Nov 19 2019

29mins

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The Rise and Fall of the El Camino

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It's a car! It's a truck! No! It's an El Camino! Listen as CarStuff crew discuss the venerable Chevy El Camino, and mull the future comeback of the light-utility pickup truck.

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Nov 12 2019

51mins

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The Cars of Breaking Bad

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The CarStuff crew discuss some of the cars featured in AMC's acclaimed television series Breaking Bad.

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Nov 05 2019

48mins

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Orphan Cars

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What’s an orphan car? It’s a car whose parent company is defunct…out of business…no longer building cars. And while there is some confusion over the definition of what makes a car a “true” orphan car, the owners of those cars remain proud of their vehicles. In fact, there are even car shows that showcase these left-behind makes and models.

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Oct 29 2019

23mins

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Golf Cart Communities

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You might be surprised to learn that the first golf cart community in the U.S. was set-up in 1960 in Sun City, Arizona. A lot has changed since then, but golf cart communities are still popping-up all over the country – especially in the south – and more and more cities are allowing golf carts access to the city streets. Listen in to find out what it takes to make a golf cart street-legal and learn the differences between golf carts and low-speed vehicles (LSVs).

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Oct 22 2019

41mins

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The 2019 Ford Ranger

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The Ford Ranger has been out of production (in the U.S., anyway) since 2011, and ever since it went away, Ford owners have wanted it to return. In 2019, they got their wish. But will the return of the Ford Ranger satisfy the needs of small pickup truck owners?

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Oct 15 2019

27mins

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Not An RV Hit Piece

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The Great Recession created a perfect storm for the RV industry. As the industry tries to emerge from the abyss of a systemic crisis, customers should be extra-vigilant in their quest to reside on the road. Listen as the Carstuff duo give you a snapshot of RVing in 2019. 

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Oct 08 2019

58mins

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Outrageous 70's Hot Rods

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A toilet as a driver's seat? A car built upon a 19th century funeral coach? The late 60's, and early 70's was a far-out era for custom hot rods. Listen as Scott welcomes a new voice to CarStuff, and join them on a wacky trip into a carscape that time forgot.

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Oct 01 2019

54mins

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The Best of the Worst Cars Ever Built

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Some of the cars on this list have a redeeming quality or two. Most don’t. Listen in to see if you agree as Scott takes you through a list of some of the best of the worst cars ever to hit the showroom floor.

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Sep 24 2019

45mins

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The Bricklin SV-1

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Sometimes called the “other” gullwing car, the Bricklin SV-1 was a Canadian-built sportscar with occupant safety as priority one. It was a short-lived experiment with production only lasting a couple of years. Of equal interest is the American businessman responsible for making the car a reality, Malcolm Bricklin.

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Sep 17 2019

38mins

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Introducing The Fast Track

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The Fast Track is a show that highlights anything and everything that allows us to go fast. It’s about the past, present and future of racing, including the machines and the racers themselves. It’s also about the technology of cutting-edge engines and engineering used both on the track and off. Find out what makes cars faster, who drives them…and why. 

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Aug 01 2019

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The 1964 Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe - CSX2287

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In 1971, a successful race car from the mid-1960s was driven into a California storage unit, and then forgotten by almost everyone for the next 30 years. But that’s not the most interesting part of this car’s story, to say the least.

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Dec 27 2017

53mins

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How Pedestrian Safety Shapes Your Car

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In crowded city streets, where people and cars share the same space, pedestrian-automobile accidents are simply unavoidable. But did you know those collisions, many of them fatal, have influenced the way your entire car is designed?

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Dec 20 2017

42mins

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The Surprising History of the Crime of Jaywalking

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Nearly 100 years ago the crime of “jaywalking” was created. But do you want to know the most surprising part of the story? It’s the groups responsible for getting this law on the books in the first place.

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Dec 13 2017

52mins

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The Best and Worst States and Cities for Car Owners

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We promise, this is not a rerun! Although similar to a topic we covered a few months ago, we’ve shifted our focus from driving a car to car-ownership for this latest ranking of the best and worst states and cities.

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Dec 06 2017

1hr 9mins

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The Worst Places in the World to Buy a Car

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If you’re a car enthusiast, consider the countries mentioned in this episode as a list of places that you don’t ever want to live. Listen in as the CarStuff guys talk about some of the worst (and most expensive) places in the world to buy a car.

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Nov 29 2017

54mins

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Private Railroad Cars

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Did you know that you can buy, own and operate a private, antique rail car? It’s a great way to recapture some of the grace, sophistication and style that cross-country travel held decades ago.

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Nov 22 2017

1hr 14mins

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