Car Talk

by NPR

America's funniest auto mechanics take calls from weary car owners all over the country, and crack wise while they diagnose Dodges and dismiss Diahatsus. You don't have to know anything about cars to love this one hour weekly laugh fest.


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#1820: Tailpipe Diplomacy

This week on The Best of Car Talk, Chip likes his neighbors, but they insist on warming up their cars for 20 minutes every morning, and the noise and smell are driving Chip crazy. A well-placed cherry bomb might convince them to stop, but is there a more peaceful solution at hand? Elsewhere, Tom started selling cars two weeks ago, and is worried about the potential side effects. Also, Jennifer chose the worst city possible to learn how to drive a stick shift; Bill and his wife are looking for a $700 car that says "eccentric" rather than "cheapskate"; and Jeff relocated from New Orleans to a few thousand feet above sea level. His car handled the move, but his bread maker is producing hockey pucks. Can Tom and Ray put some lift into Jeff's loaves? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Posted on 19 May 2018 | 12:00 pm

#1819: The Power of Nothingness

This week on The Best of Car Talk, Dayton's speedometer only works occasionally. Tom's advice? Take the Zen approach, and do nothing. Might Ray consider Dayton's budget for speeding tickets while crafting his reply? Elsewhere, Missy's son is headed to college this fall and wants to take an Audi Quattro with him, to Our Fair City. Should Missy spend the summer trying to talk him out of it? Also, Scott and his father-in-law have different views on accelerating while shifting; Char's Mercedes dies if she drives for two hours with the sunroof open; and Mark wants to know if his Ford Tempo can survive hauling a trailer with all his worldly possessions from Dallas to Philadelphia. He might do better trying to get from Dallas to Fort Worth. And, in honor of Mother's Day, Elizabeth Magliozzi checks in on her boys' undershirt status. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Posted on 12 May 2018 | 12:00 pm