Blogs

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.

Caesar salad dressing with a knife in it
Jul 31, 2018

More Bad Jokes: Roman Empire Edition

Staff Blog

Julius Caesar walks into a bar. It gets worse from here; are you sure you want to read these? 

lame jokes

 Series-Hybrid Purist Searches for a Car
Jul 31, 2018

Series-Hybrid Purist Searches for a Car

Dear Car Talk

What's available now, and what's ahead?

hybrids electric vehicles

Divine Intervention or Great Engineering?
Jul 26, 2018

Divine Intervention or Great Engineering?

Dear Car Talk

Against all odds, this Honda is still running with its original oil

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Patent sketch for an early car designed not to scare horses
Jul 25, 2018

The Manifold Hazards of Early Motoring

Jim Motavalli

Driving in the tumultous years of 1900 to 1920 was no picnic, with the combination of unreliable cars, bad roads, hostile citizens, and restrictive laws.

history

Convertible-Loving Mom Needs a Taller Car
Jul 24, 2018

Convertible-Loving Mom Needs a Taller Car

Dear Car Talk

But will new technology drive her nuts?

convertibles high-tech seniors

Formula E race car in Red Hook, Brooklyn
Jul 19, 2018

The E in Formula E Stands for "Excitement"

Jim Motavalli

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.

electric vehicles racing

What's up with This Testy Fiesta?
Jul 19, 2018

What's up with This Testy Fiesta?

Dear Car Talk

A plugged-up catalytic converter is unlikely to cause permanent damage

catalytic converters 2012

Puzzle pieces
Jul 18, 2018

The Puzzler is on Vacation!

Staff Blog

The Puzzler is enjoying summer vacation, but you can browse the entire puzzler archives, right here. 

Genesis concept car
Jul 18, 2018

In the Beginning: The Genesis G70

Jim Motavalli

Hyundai has big plans for its high-end spinoff brand, Genesis. The new G70 is on the performance end of its "athletic elegance" spectrum. The company is bringing out six new models by 2021.

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