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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.

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Magic Wrench or Smart Nephew?
Jul 10, 2018

Magic Wrench or Smart Nephew?

Dear Car Talk

This RAV's starting problem likely has the easy solution of a loose cable.

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A history of speeding.
Jul 09, 2018

A Fast History of Speeding

Jim Motavalli

Even before there were cars, people were getting ticketed for "furious driving."

When Is It Time to Take a Car to the Dealer?
Jul 04, 2018

When Is It Time to Take a Car to the Dealer?

Dear Car Talk

This perplexing Lexus is testing the local mechanic.

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Bad puns
Jul 02, 2018

A Few Truly Bad Puns

Staff Blog

"Evidence has been found that William Tell and family were avid bowlers. However, all the league records were destroyed in a fire and we'll never know for whom the Tells Bowled." Worse puns this way.

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Whining Noise May Be Coming from the Dealer
Jun 28, 2018

Whining Noise May Be Coming from the Dealer

Dear Car Talk

Differential whine happens--but shouldn't in this case.

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Man's Driving Habits Grind Wife's Gears
Jun 26, 2018

Man's Driving Habits Grind Wife's Gears

Dear Car Talk

Mechanical advise takes a back seat to marital advice for this reader.

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Bartender behind a bar
Jun 26, 2018

Lame Joke: A guy walks into a bar...

Staff Blog

A guy walks into a bar and sees a sign that says, "Win the carnivore challenge: Get free drinks." 

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A pair of Fiat Abarths found in a barn
Jun 26, 2018

Barn Finds: Why You Should Be Scared by the Phrase "Needs Total Restoration"

Jim Motavalli

Auction houses are going crazy for barn finds, and they're putting them on the block, dirt, mouse droppings and all. But don't let your heart rule your head. Think about the $100 an hour restoration bills.

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