My '77 Volare is a GREAT CAR!!!

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Mar 01, 1992

Dear Tom and Ray:

Recently, a reader wrote in about a problem with his '76 Volare which he described as a "great car." Although you answered his question, I beg to differ with some of the remarks you made. You warned him not to drive any other car while his was being repaired. Otherwise, you said, he might "never again use the words "'76 Volare' and 'great car' in the same sentence." I have been driving a '77 Volare since it was new, and find it to be just as comfortable and driveable as any newer car I've driven through the years. My '77 Volare is a GREAT CAR!!! With 135,000 miles on it, I hope it will last another 100,000 at least. It's also been very economical and trouble-free, and it LOOKS GREAT!

TOM: Gee, Carol. If I had to guess, I'd say you probably have ex?haust leaking into the passenger compartment. That's the thing most likely to cause the symptoms you're exhibiting.

RAY: Yeah. One of the first signs of carbon monoxide poisoning is an inability to differentiate between fantasy and reality. And if you think a '77 Volare "looks great," you'd better get that exhaust system checked immediately. Good luck, Carol.

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