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Dear Car Talk | Jan 17, 2019

But you'll need some spare time and sandwiches.

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Eggs Benedict served on a hubcap
Dec 24, 2018

Lame Joke: Holiday Edition

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A man walks into a diner. The waitress comes over with some coffee and a menu. "What'll it be?" she asks.

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This Volvo's Engine Shifts as Often as the Transmission
Dec 20, 2018

This Volvo's Engine Shifts as Often as the Transmission

Dear Car Talk

One or more weak motor mounts could be the cause of clunking.

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Henry Ford, driving a Model A in 1931.
Dec 19, 2018

Henry Makes a Lady Out of Lizzie: The Last Days of the Model T

Jim Motavalli

Stubborn Henry Ford held out against replacing his beloved Model T, which was hopelessly outmoded. The company's savior, the Model A, finally arrived in 1927.

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Are Old Hoses the New Normal?
Dec 18, 2018

Are Old Hoses the New Normal?

Dear Car Talk

Preventative radiator hose replacement is a thing of the past

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Here's Our Salute to One-Finger Drivers
Dec 11, 2018

Here's Our Salute to One-Finger Drivers

Dear Car Talk

One-finger driving leaves you vulnerable to the unexpected.

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What Gas Should You Feed a Vintage Muscle Car?
Dec 06, 2018

What Gas Should You Feed a Vintage Muscle Car?

Dear Car Talk

Old cars learn new tricks when leaded gas was phased out.

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Dec 05, 2018

5 Top Car Chase Cliches

Jim Motavalli

Everybody loves a good cops and robbers pursuit, but I think we've reached peak car chase. If you've seen the classics--Ronin, Bullitt, The French Connection--there's just imitations and silliness.

Electric Cars Are a Good, Lower-Maintenance Option
Dec 04, 2018

Electric Cars Are a Good, Lower-Maintenance Option

Dear Car Talk

John wants a low-maintenance runabout. Will an EV work for him?

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