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what do the car talk guys drive
Sep 01, 2004

Tom & Ray, since you're so smart, what cars do YOU drive?

Dear Car Talk

After listening to your radio show and reading your column for years I have come to the conclusion that you must be two of the greatest auto experts alive Since you can solve other people's problems without even looking at...

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will an undercoat on my car make it quieter inside
Apr 01, 2004

How can I get my car as quiet as possible on the inside?

Dear Car Talk

My youngest son has been diagnosed with autism One of the problems that can be faced by autistic people is an oversensitivity to sound Certain sounds can be very painful to them Well while we were on our way home...

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is treating a car like a collectible a good investment strategy
Oct 01, 2003

If you bought new cars and sealed them for years, would they eventually be good investments?

Dear Car Talk

I was looking at the prices of vintage cars today and a question came to mind If a person were to invest in three new cars today and store them hermetically sealed for years would that be a good investment...

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May 01, 2002

Our Lousy Column finally did someone some good.

Dear Car Talk

I saw your recent column on car fires I am a fire investigator for the city of Lynnwood Wash Earlier this year I had to investigate a fire in a Toyota Celica A mechanic neglected to replace the oil fill...

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Jan 01, 2002

A tribute to a fan we never knew we had.

Dear Car Talk

dedicated to Dan Gade a friend we didn't know we had until we read this obituary by Sally Ryen in The Davis Calif Enterprise Dan Gade not only restored cars but he restored hearts as well Students and staff at...

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Aug 01, 2001

Which weighs more: a car or a baby elephant?

Dear Car Talk

Please help me settle an ongoing dispute I'm having with my four best friends After discussing the new elephant arrival at our city zoo we contemplated how much the elephant might weigh at birth I stated that it would be...

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Jul 01, 2001

What about renting garage space out to DIY car mechanics?

Dear Car Talk

A friend of mine was in Germany where they have garage bays that you can rent out and do some work on your car yourself This seems like a great idea Can you provide me with information on why these...

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Feb 01, 2001

What's it take to become a stunt driver?

Dear Car Talk

I have an interesting question Every time I see a car advertisement on TV in which they are doing some serious driving I always see a disclaimer on the bottom of the screen that says Professional driver on a closed...

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Jan 01, 2001

Wait. What's a "chick car"? Our readers voted.

Dear Car Talk

I recently helped my son buy his first car a beautiful Toyota Camry Lately it seems I can't go anywhere without seeing these cars so I thought that was a pretty good selling point Anyway when I told a guy...

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Dec 01, 2000

Is leaving garbage and food containers under car seats an American thing?

Dear Car Talk

I work for a rental car company in Mons Belgium and most of my customers are Americans Here's my question Why do so many Americans feel obliged to clear all the garbage out of their homes and dump it into...

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