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Do We Have a "Right to Drive"?

Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli | May 21, 2019

I say no. Cars aren't garden rakes, which by all means everyone can and should own. They have a major impact on our common planet, with congestion, pollution, and safety implications.

Mercedes Benz GLE interior
Apr 10, 2019

The Nanny-mobile: Safety Technology From the Driver's Seat

Jim Motavalli

Driver aids that beep, blink and shake are a passing phenomenon.

safety features high-tech Mercedes-Benz GLE 2020

Duck's Dam Diner in Oklawaha, Florida
Apr 07, 2019

Road Trip! Getting Out and Seeing the World

Jim Motavalli

Just open your atlas randomly and go there.

2019 Jeep Gladiator. Red Jeep pickup truck
Apr 07, 2019

The Jeep Gladiator Girds for Battle

Jim Motavalli

The brand hit a home run in 2018, and now it's upping the ante with its first pickup truck since 1992.

trucks Jeep Gladiator

What Makes a Ford Explorer Roar?
Apr 05, 2019

What Makes a Ford Explorer Roar?

Dear Car Talk

Willie's Explorer sounds more like an Airbus on takeoff. What's up?

transmissions noises Ford Explorer Sport Trac 2008

Cat wearing Tile tracking device.
Apr 03, 2019

Pet Trackers: For Roadtrips and at Home

FIDO Blog

Taking a road trips with your pet? We explore your pet tracking optinos.

Retired Mechanic Needs a Refresher
Apr 02, 2019

Retired Mechanic Needs a Refresher

Dear Car Talk

Diagnosis of an overheating car puts the family in hot water

overheating coolant water pumps oil Chevrolet Blazer 2003

What to Do When a Hammer and Pliers Won't Cut It
Mar 29, 2019

What to Do When a Hammer and Pliers Won't Cut It

Dear Car Talk

A cylinder head could keep this beloved 740 GLE on the road 

valves repairs Volvo 740

Range Rover Evoque crossing a stream in Greece
Mar 28, 2019

Test Driving the Range Rover Evoque in Greece

Jim Motavalli

Car Talk writer Jim Motavalli traveled to Greece for the global launch of the Range Rover Evoque and found that the country completely upstaged the car.

Land Rover Range Rover Evoque