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Cool Car Tech at Web Summit 2019

Jim Motavalli

Jim Motavalli | Dec 06, 2019

Innovations at the cutting edge of electrification and autonomy were on display at the Web Summit in Portugal, Europe's brash response to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

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Ray Magliozzi using the telephone.
Oct 29, 2019

Got a Question for Ray?

Staff Blog

Ray broke the padlock on the studio door and is sneaking in next week to answer a few car questions.

Ray our lousy show

Close up of headlight on a Toyota CH-R XLE
Oct 28, 2019

20 Questionable New Car Trends

Philip Ruth

Here are 20 new-car features about which we have mixed feelings.

auto industry design rants

VIN
Oct 25, 2019

You Won't Get Too Far with Only a Car's VIN

Dear Car Talk

Finding out your vehicle's build history may take some sleuthing.

manufacturing GMC

Pelican in police car.
Oct 21, 2019

Bad Joke: The Pelican Hunter

Staff Blog

A bird hunter appears in court for having shot a pelican. The judge, shaking his head says, "Son, what were you thinking? Surely you know that pelicans are a protected species!"

Swing and a Misfire for This Honda Civic's Engine Diagnosis
Oct 18, 2019

Swing and a Misfire for This Honda Civic's Engine Diagnosis

Dear Car Talk

Find out how spark plugs, Perry Mason, and grilled squirrels can be related to fixing a Civic.

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 Did the Mechanic Cause My Oil Leak?
Oct 15, 2019

Did the Mechanic Cause My Oil Leak?

Dear Car Talk

Sometimes it's a matter of miles, not the mechanic.

oil oil changes leaks Chevrolet Impala 2008

Rows of theater seats
Oct 08, 2019

Bad Jokes: A Seat Hog at the Theater

Staff Blog

At the theater, an usher approaches a man who has stretched out over three seats. He asks him to sit up, but the man simply says, "Uhhhhh."

lame jokes

I Don't Want to Take My Parents' Crown Vic to College
Oct 08, 2019

I Don't Want to Take My Parents' Crown Vic to College

Dear Car Talk

Ray explains the virtues of a hand-me-down bargemobile

used cars teens Ford Crown Victoria