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Nosey Device or Noisy Relay?

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Nov 16, 2017

That "tracking device" sound is probably just a noisy blend door.

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1984 Dodge Rampage Prospector
Oct 18, 2017

Streetside: 1984 Dodge Rampage Prospector - Evocative Utility

Philip Ruth

Funny what you find in front of a nearby AutoZone on an evening fuel filter run - a super-rare 1984 Dodge Rampage, complete with the Prospector trim package.

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Toyota Mirai with JC Howard
Oct 18, 2017

Hy on Life: Behind the Wheel of a Hydrogen Vehicle

J.C. Howard

An average guy test drives a hydrogen-fueled vehicle.

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Frank Lloyd Wright with his Mercedes 300
Oct 18, 2017

A Maybach Luxury Limo in Its Natural Habitat: Wall Street and Greenwich, Connecticut

Jim Motavalli

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class was face-lifted for 2018, and with it comes a new level of opulence in the top-end Maybachs.

Air-Bag Recall Is a Risk-Management Issue
Oct 17, 2017

Air-Bag Recall Is a Risk-Management Issue

Dear Car Talk

So your car still has an airbag recall. Do you drive it, deal witih a lesser loaner, or invent protective garb?

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Oct 17, 2017

About J.C.

J.C. Howard

J.C.—a writer, radio producer, and drinking water snob—knows a little about a lot of things. This is the little he knows about cars.

Oct 17, 2017

About Philip

Philip Ruth

Philip Ruth is an automotive photojournalist and consultant who really should stop rescuing so many neglected cars on Craigslist.

Which Is Better for Oil Change -- Cold or Warm?
Oct 12, 2017

Which Is Better for Oil Change -- Cold or Warm?

Dear Car Talk

And why are Fruit of the Looms relevant to the question?

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Leopard in Suzuki factory
Oct 11, 2017

Beware of the Leopard

J.C. Howard

A leopard on the loose in a car factory.

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Car hood propped open by sticks and branches
Oct 11, 2017

A Saab Story with a Happy Ending: Parts Cars Rule

Jim Motavalli

Everybody's getting rid of their derelict Saabs, and their loss is my gain.

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