The Car Talk Art Gallery is open! (Sorry, bring your own wine and cheese.) You tell us: Is it ugly-- or is it art?
Bob writes in with an auto-philosophical question: Why are some gear shifters floor-mounted in the center while others are on the steering column? Tom and Ray explain why designers can pretty much put the shifter anywhere they want. But Tom claims there's one good reason to keep it on the steering column...snuggling.
Reluctantly, the star of Life With Ed is moving with wife Rachelle to a bigger house only a mile from the old one. But with solar panels and a huge rainwater collection system, it will be even greener.
Craig Fitzgerald has built an entire career writing about cars that nobody likes. Ready to send your 1983 Pontiac Parisienne to the crusher? Call Craig, because he'd drive it every day. Tired of getting laughed at for riding a Vespa? Craig'll ride that Italian hairdryer across the country.