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is the chrysler pacifica a good choice for the owners of some big dogs

Reader Seeks Ray's Approval on the Latest Chrysler Family Hauler


Will Deborah be happy with the new Pacifica? Ray chimes in with his own Chrysler minivan experience.

Minivan pride

It Takes a Man to Drive the Van


Few material objects in this world can actually make you happier, but Tom Bodett has now identified three: Sharp tools. iPhones. 2011 Toyota Siennas.

Does tailgating damage windshields

Testing a Broken Windshield Hypothesis


Alex is looking for a scientific explanation for three cracked windshields in the family Sienna. 

what's a good car for a mom who misses her minivan

Today: Mary Misses Her Minivan!


Mary's buying a new car and has narrowed it down  to the Dodge Journey, Subaru Forrester, Ford Escape, Mitsubishi Outlander, Toyota RAV4 or Honda CR-V. What would Car Talk recommend? 

recommendations for a car for car camping

Randy's Retirement Dream is . . . a Minivan?


Randy always wanted to get a camper for when he retires but now that the gas prices are high, he's thinking about sizing-down his vision to a small SUV. Find out why Tom and Ray say a mini-van is the ulitmate compromise vehicle, right here.

Tom Bodett drives a Prius

Driven to Extremes: Man Meets Prius


Tom Bodett spent a day with a Toyota Prius and it was not everything he dreamed it woud be. Find out why the guy who says, "It takes a real man to drive a minivan," felt totally emasculated by the cute little hybrid, right here.

Toyota Sienna with trailer hitch

The Manly Van Can


Tom Bodett doubles down on the Toyota Sienna! Find out what's so great about the manly van, here.

Will the VW Microbus Keep on Truckin'?

Believe it or not, they still make these quintessential hippie vans in South America, though they've been off the North American market for decades. Now VW is talking about building an updated and retro version as part of its "heritage series" (alongside the new Beetle).
NYC Taxi Nissan NV200

The Great New York City Taxi Caper


When New York City launched a contest, "A Taxi of Tomorrow," in 2007, the predominant cab on its streets was the Ford Crown Victoria, a large, gas-slurping piece of retro-tech with roots dating back to the 1970s.

van recommendations for a long-time jeep owner who needs more space

What's the right car for Jody and her Westies? Tom and Ray discuss the options, in today's letter to Car Talk.


I am beginning to look for a new car, a minivan. I currently drive a 1999 Jeep Cherokee Sport, which I love, but I need something bigger (I do a lot of things with my Westies, and I need more space...


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