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Rolls Royce shooting brake
Sep 13, 2018

The "Shooting Brake" Started Life as an Aristocratic Hunting Car

Jim Motavalli

In the days of the British Empire, the sun never set on jolly parties of entitled nobility, equipped with wood-paneled shooting cars.

'Sloppy' Clutch Means Eventual Replacement
Sep 11, 2018

'Sloppy' Clutch Means Eventual Replacement

Dear Car Talk

Here's another mechanic-ese translation tip from Ray

manual transmissions clutches Toyota Corolla 2004

Sep 10, 2018

In Praise of Convertibles

Jim Motavalli

Ragtops rule. I should know, having owned one or more ever since high school. Wind in the hair, the smell of new-mown hay. Or maybe chemical plants.

convertibles

Tire-Gauge Technology Has Come a Long Way
Sep 06, 2018

Tire-Gauge Technology Has Come a Long Way

Dear Car Talk

But which one should get your hard-earned bucks?

tires air pressure

Brothers Play Blame Game over Damage to '63 BMW
Sep 04, 2018

Brothers Play Blame Game over Damage to '63 BMW

Dear Car Talk

The grudge lasted much longer than the car.

radiators overheating hoses BMW

2018 Audi Q7
Aug 31, 2018

Aging Hippies Opt for Luxury SUVs

Jim Motavalli

I take a fancy Audi Q7 to The Shires of Vermont and a brand-new folk/old-time festival.

reviews Audi Q7 2018

It's Back-To-School Time for New Car Owners
Aug 30, 2018

It's Back-To-School Time for New Car Owners

Dear Car Talk

Homework and a field trip may help explain high-tech gadgetry. 

high-tech

Why the Trend in Lookalike SUVs?
Aug 28, 2018

Why the Trend in Lookalike SUVs?

Dear Car Talk

Car styling is largely dictated by two factors.

design safety fuel economy