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Intermittant Dying Is Probably Due to Bad Fuel Pump

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Apr 27, 2017

This Honda's odyssey through the Black Hills was cut short by a mysterious stalling issue. The culprit might be an easy fix.

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is a five dollar car a good deal
Dec 01, 2016

There Is a Reason This Car Only Cost $5

Dear Car Talk

Sarah's son bought a stalling Nissan at a bargain price. Can he find the right repair to keep it a bargain?

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Japanese roadsters and sportscars
Nov 30, 2016

Dependable Fun: Three Bargain Japanese Roadsters

Jim Motavalli

The Mazda Miata, Toyota MR-2 Spyder and Nissan 350Z Roadster all offer reliable rides--driving fun without the headaches of the MGs, Triumphs and Lotuses of old.

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Flying cars
Nov 30, 2016

After Many Failures to Launch, Here Come the Flying Cars

Jim Motavalli

Inventor Dezso Molnar may build contraptions out of Mad Max movies, but they're legal flying cars. And he's not alone.

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Car with smashed window
Nov 30, 2016

To Lock or Not to Lock?

Tim Cotton

For some, that's actually a question! 

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how can I get a refund for work that was never performed
Nov 29, 2016

Did Dealer Lie about Replaced Hydraulic Lifters?

Dear Car Talk

Don got a bill for $3751 and he's not sure the work was done. If the lifters weren't fitted, how can he ensure his claim isn't aquitted?

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1966 Datsun 1600 Fairlady roadster
Nov 28, 2016

Divine Intervention and a 1966 Datsun 1600

Guest Bloggers

What brought you and your car together? Fate? Divine intervention? Or just a really good sale?

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are under engine covers necessary
Nov 24, 2016

Does That Piece of Plastic Serve a Purpose?

Dear Car Talk

Alex removed the plastic panel just behind his front bumper after it started dragging. Does it do something vital, or can he just soldier on without it?

DIY Acura TSX 2005

are there any good small trucks left
Nov 22, 2016

Where Have the Small Pickups Gone?

Dear Car Talk

Gary needs a truck that's not a behemoth. He asks if smaller, more basic trucks are even made anymore?

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Honda Civic infotainment problems
Nov 19, 2016

First Signs of the Carpocalypse – 2016 Honda Civic

Car Talk Car Complaints

In our latest edition of First Signs of the Carpocalypse, we examine the new 2016 Honda Civic and its owner-reported infotainment snafus. 

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