Car Talk

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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.

1827 #1827: Porca Miseria July 7, 2018

This week on The Best of Car Talk, one listener corrects the record on what NPR's Sylvia Poggioli really says when Tom and Ray besmirch her network by their very presence. You may share Sylvia's horror when you hear our hosts struggle to figure out why Patty's MG will only travel 2 feet at a time. Elsewhere, Wendy's broken air conditioner indicates her relationship may also be busted; Deb threw her husband's BMW into park before coming to a full stop, and doesn't know if she should be more concerned about the resulting noises from the car or her spouse; ...

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