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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.

Newer Car Safety Features Can Prolong Driver Independence
Dec 05, 2017

Newer Car Safety Features Can Prolong Driver Independence

Dear Car Talk

Newer cars with the right features might keep you on the road longer.

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European wasp (Vespula germanica)
Dec 04, 2017

Terrible Joke: The Wasp Expert and the Record Shop

Staff Blog

The world's leading expert on European wasps walks into a record shop...

lame jokes

Squirrel
Dec 04, 2017

These Animals Will Eat Your Soul

J.C. Howard

Boy, your Soul looks delicious.

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Gas-Cap Pressure Leak Plagues This Pontiac
Nov 30, 2017

Gas-Cap Pressure Leak Plagues This Pontiac

Dear Car Talk

Capping the leak may require more than a new gas cap.

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Reader Enlists Ray's Help in Choosing the Better Car
Nov 28, 2017

Reader Enlists Ray's Help in Choosing the Better Car

Dear Car Talk

What's the best option for a loyal VW owner who wants to swap his diesel for a new model?

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Kia Rio interior
Nov 27, 2017

Small is Beautiful: In Praise of Entry-Level Cars

Jim Motavalli

Buyers are shunning them like the plague, but small and subcompact cars really do offer the best combination of price, safety, usable space and reliability.

auto industry

Airbag warning light
Nov 23, 2017

That Faulty Air Bag Light Requires a Scan

Dear Car Talk

Don't ignore or tape over this one, even if you have a helmet handy.

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Cartoon of turkeys driving a car
Nov 22, 2017

We're Thankful for These Lame Jokes

Staff Blog

Q. Why can't you take a turkey to church?
A.They use fowl language.

lame jokes

Is This Caddy Desirable or a Dud?
Nov 21, 2017

Is This Caddy Desirable or a Dud?

Dear Car Talk

The value of this inheritance may be dubious. 

 

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