Blogs

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.

emissions Pontiac G6 2006

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.

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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.

airbags Honda Accord 1996

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.

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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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Trumpchi I-Space concept at the Quangzhou show
Nov 18, 2017

Are You Ready to Buy Chinese Cars?

Jim Motavalli

After a visit to the Guangzhou International Auto Show and a test-track drive of popular models, I'm convinced that China is getting serious about becoming a global player. A passion for SUVs combines with an equal determination to plug them in. 

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Nosey Device or Noisy Relay?
Nov 16, 2017

Nosey Device or Noisy Relay?

Dear Car Talk

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

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