The Best of 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.

1944 #1944: I Stink, Therefore I Am Nov. 2, 2019
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Fran and her boyfriend are both jocks, and as a result her Taurus smells like a locker room. Will a few dozen Odor Eaters hanging from the rear view mirror get rid of the stink? Elsewhere, Fritzie has two Peugeots, one of …
1943 #1943: Cream Rinse Oct. 26, 2019
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray stray ever further into terra incognita, as they try to help Sharon figure out why her hair looks lousy after a long drive. Procter and Gamble may have issues with Ray's diagnosis. Elsewhere, Sharon's car is making a "lurid …
1942 #1942: A Bevy of Bad Options Oct. 19, 2019
This week on The Best of Car Talk, should Bill risk humiliation and passenger nausea by trying to learn how to drive a sitck shift in time for the high school dance? Given that his options are the family minivan or station wagon, he may need to go for it, …
1941 #1941: Bryology This, Pal Oct. 12, 2019
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Jenny's fiance, a budding bryologist, thinks she's crazy because she swears her car is more difficult to start when its low on gas. Should he stick to moss and stay away from fuel dynamics, let alone female psychology? Elsewhere, Angela's smelling something …
1940 #1940: Junkaraderie Oct. 5, 2019
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Michelle's husband paid $170 for her dream car, and she thinks he may have overpaid. It's just missing a few things, such as the rear windshield, the gas cap, chunks of the floor...and we haven't even gotten to all the problems under …
1939 #1939: If That's What It Is Sept. 28, 2019
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Anne's mechanic can't identify the gunk blowing out of her car's ventilation system, but he does know that whatever it is, fixing it will cost $1000...if that's what it is. Sounds like a new mechanic's mantra to us! Elsewhere, Linda is still …
1938 #1938: Theresa Syndrome Sept. 21, 2019
This week on The Best of Car Talk, Lee's mild-mannered wife's temper and vocabulary both take a dive, but only when she listens to our show. Are Tom and Ray carriers of a new form of ABS—Aberrant Behavior Syndrome? Meanwhile, tempers are also flaring out in California, where Jim's truck …
This week on The Best of Car Talk, the best prank ever in Magliozzi history, as Ray's family vacation is interrupted by the unfortunate news that his beloved Ford LTD has "burned to a crisp." Elsewhere, grad student Erica hopes her Celica's rattle is serious enough to get Mom and …
1843 #1843: Clink and Clank Oct. 27, 2018
Car Talk October 27, 2018
1842 #1842: The Debris Theory Oct. 20, 2018
Car Talk October 20, 2018
Car Talk October 13, 2018
1840 #1840: Two Geeks and a Twerp Oct. 6, 2018
Car Talk October 5, 2018
1838 #1838: It's Only a Car Sept. 22, 2018
Car Talk September 22, 2018
1837 #1837: Siphoning for Dummies Sept. 15, 2018
Car Talk September 15, 2018
Car Talk September 8, 2018
1835 #1835: The Soul of an Isuzu Sept. 1, 2018
Car Talk September 1, 2018
1833 #1833: Ted the Shim Master Aug. 18, 2018
Car Talk August 18, 2018
1832 #1832: The Alternator Ashram Aug. 11, 2018
Car Talk August 11, 2018
1827 #1827: Porca Miseria July 7, 2018
Car Talk July 7, 2018
1826 #1826: The Waning of Waxing June 30, 2018
Car Talk June 30, 2018