Blogs

The E in Formula E Stands for "Excitement"

Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli | Jul 19, 2018

OK, OK, it actually stands for "electric." It's catching on, as Formula E rounds out its fourth season with growing support and fast-paced action--even without big gas engines.

electric vehicles racing

What's up with This Testy Fiesta?
Jul 19, 2018

What's up with This Testy Fiesta?

Dear Car Talk

A plugged-up catalytic converter is unlikely to cause permanent damage

catalytic converters 2012

Puzzle pieces
Jul 18, 2018

The Puzzler is on Vacation!

Staff Blog

The Puzzler is enjoying summer vacation, but you can browse the entire puzzler archives, right here. 

Genesis concept car
Jul 18, 2018

In the Beginning: The Genesis G70

Jim Motavalli

Hyundai has big plans for its high-end spinoff brand, Genesis. The new G70 is on the performance end of its "athletic elegance" spectrum. The company is bringing out six new models by 2021.

reviews Hyundai Genesis

Periodic Table of Elements
Jul 17, 2018

More Bad Jokes: Chemistry Edition

Staff Blog

Chemistry jokes sure to get a reaction.

lame jokes

At Least It's a Dry Heat
Jul 17, 2018

At Least It's a Dry Heat

Dear Car Talk

It's safe to use seat heaters if you're stranded in snow.

heating seats winter

1949 Ford Woody Wagon
Jul 14, 2018

The Knotty History of the Woody Wagon

Jim Motavalli

Wood-bodied wagons started out as work trucks, evolved into suburban transportation, got taken over by surfers and then by concours restorers. Now we see these garage queens only at car shows. Can we bring back the woody?

Green VW Microbus
Jul 13, 2018

VW Microbuses Gone Wild

Jim Motavalli

With the classic VW bus coming back as a retro electric, it's time to revisit all the fun people had with this genial transporter the first time around.

Give Me a Ping, Vasili
Jul 12, 2018

Give Me a Ping, Vasili

Dear Car Talk

This Kia's pinging could point to a bad knock sensor.

sensors 2015

Keas attacking a car in New Zealand
Jul 11, 2018

Beware of Bird: Keas vs. Kias

FIDO Blog

The place? New Zealand. The contestants? A Kia. And a Kea. 

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