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What Gas Should You Feed a Vintage Muscle Car?

Dear Car Talk

Dear Car Talk | Dec 06, 2018

Old cars learn new tricks when leaded gas was phased out.

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This VW Isn't a Dog -- It Just Sounds like One
Nov 20, 2018

This VW Isn't a Dog -- It Just Sounds like One

Dear Car Talk

Growling Jetta is probably not happy with its leak test pump

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Nov 16, 2018

Big Ideas and Little Cars at the Web Summit in Lisbon

Jim Motavalli

Cutting-edge tech ideas (with a green tinge) from the European CES.

1957 Galileo Show Car
Nov 16, 2018

Forgotten Fiberglass: Does Anyone Remember These Cool '50s Sports Cars?

Jim Motavalli

Fiberglass was the perfect medium to shape fanciful bodies for existing chassis by Volkswagen, Ford and others. For a few fleeting years, everyone and his brother became a carmaker.

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Why Do Cars in Movies Have Reverse-Rotating Wheels?
Nov 15, 2018

Why Do Cars in Movies Have Reverse-Rotating Wheels?

Dear Car Talk

Is it movie magic or just science?

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Pinging Plagues This Project Pickup
Nov 13, 2018

Pinging Plagues This Project Pickup

Dear Car Talk

New pistons created new challenges for this Ford owner.

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Has Your Mechanic Earned a Tip?
Nov 06, 2018

Has Your Mechanic Earned a Tip?

Dear Car Talk

Consider a a few bucks as a tip...or brownies.

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Hitchhiker's thumb
Oct 31, 2018

Lame Joke: The Hitchhiker

Staff Blog

It was a rainy night, and the hitchhiker was thrilled to catch a ride. That's when he noticed ... 

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