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Big Ideas and Little Cars at the Web Summit in Lisbon

Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli | Nov 16, 2018

Cutting-edge tech ideas (with a green tinge) from the European CES.

1952 Cadillac
Aug 21, 2018

Why I Love the 1952 Cadillac

Jim Motavalli

The 1952 Caddy, with its funky fins, was the epitome of postwar optimism and style. It was also the year I was born, so I'm prejudiced.

Cadillac 1952

Auctioneers at Manheim Auto Auction
Aug 20, 2018

Gone in 60 Seconds

Jim Motavalli

The modern dealer auto auction is fast and furious, and thousands of cars change hands.

auto industry used cars

Freezin's the Reason These Doors Are a Chore
Aug 16, 2018

Freezin's the Reason These Doors Are a Chore

Dear Car Talk

In cold weather, this car literally freezes out the driver.

doors winter Hyundai Accent 2004

Spending Too Little on This Can Cost a Lot
Aug 14, 2018

Spending Too Little on This Can Cost a Lot

Dear Car Talk

This money miser wonders how long to wait between oil changes.

oil oil changes

2019 Honda Clarity with asymmetrical wheel wells
Aug 14, 2018

Weird-Looking Japanese Cars

Jim Motavalli

Huge grilles, asymmetrical wheel openings, creases everywhere, random ducts--it's all part of cutting-edge styling from Japan.

auto industry design

 This Valvetrain Tightens of Its Own Accord
Aug 09, 2018

This Valvetrain Tightens of Its Own Accord

Dear Car Talk

Valve tightening is unique to Honda, requiring adjustment.

valves repairs 2013

You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me, Loose Wheel
Aug 07, 2018

You Picked a Fine Time to Leave Me, Loose Wheel

Dear Car Talk

Sheared off lug nuts on this old VW were likely due to overtightening with an air wrench.

wheels tires

A Solution That's Fit to Be Tried
Aug 02, 2018

A Solution That's Fit to Be Tried

Dear Car Talk

The sloshing sound in this Honda Fit is likely AC related.

noises air conditioning 2008