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Your "Dream Car"? Depends on Where You Live

Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli | Jan 22, 2018

Americans really do make regional auto buying choices, but EVs are a wild card--almost all of us want to own a Tesla.

There's Really No Shortcut on a Transmission Rebuild
Jan 18, 2018

There's Really No Shortcut on a Transmission Rebuild

Dear Car Talk

This vintage T-Bird needs transmission work. Is the mechanic being shifty?

transmissions Ford Thunderbird

Hyunda Veloster at 2018 Detroit Auto Show
Jan 16, 2018

Detroit 2018: The Parade of New Cars

Jim Motavalli

Sorting out the automotive trends at the 2018 North American International Auto Show. High-tech cars are going to have to compete with SUVs and trucks.

Detroit Auto Show

Car Trains Drivers to Be Less Aggressive
Jan 16, 2018

Car Trains Drivers to Be Less Aggressive

Dear Car Talk

The calming nature of Mike's Prius is driving him nuts.

driving tips Toyota Prius 2016

Self driving pizza delivery car
Jan 15, 2018

Detroit 2018: Trucks, Tech and Even Some New Muscle

Jim Motavalli

The 2018 North American International Auto Show shows that the march toward self-driving vehicles is unstoppable, but there are lots of fast cars and gas-guzzling SUVs along the way, not to mention new entries from China.

electric vehicles Detroit Auto Show

Intermittent Battery Failure Points to Power Drain
Jan 11, 2018

Intermittent Battery Failure Points to Power Drain

Dear Car Talk

A new-ish Ford Edge loses its charge after sitting a few days. What's the culprit?

batteries Ford Edge 2015

Clive Birtles and dog, Wowser, in Flanders Touring Car, 1912
Jan 11, 2018

Wowser and Dinkum's Australian Road Trip

FIDO Blog

What's the story behind this photo? Car Talk's animal experts did some research and here's what they found.

road trips history pets

California examines driving under the influence of marijuana.
Jan 09, 2018

The Problem of Influence

J.C. Howard

California examines driving under the influence of marijuana.

Can a Fair Weather Prius Handle Boston Snow?
Jan 09, 2018

Can a Fair Weather Prius Handle Boston Snow?

Dear Car Talk

Fact or Fiction: Priuses don't function in cold weather.

winter Toyota Prius

Cars and bicycles on road
Jan 08, 2018

The Dutch Reach

J.C. Howard

Opening your car door like the Dutch can save lives.