4 episodes

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.

The Best of Car Talk NPR

    • Leisure
    • 4.7 • 14.9K Ratings

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.

    #2263: Sister Mary Anne's Tire Fund

    #2263: Sister Mary Anne's Tire Fund

    On the occasion of moving to their new fair city of Cambridge, MA the brothers tempt fate by weighing in on Sister Mary Anne's problems with her Plymouth as well as Karl's Honda horn and Scott's unalignable minivan. All this and the new puzzler on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

    • 35 min
    #2262: Really Low Cost Air Travel

    #2262: Really Low Cost Air Travel

    Carl from California has the urge to fly. But instead of buying an airline ticket or maybe taking a few flying lessons Carl wants to build his own airplane. Ol' Carl is certainly up for a challenge. So he called Car Talk and asked our boys which car engine would be the best choice to put in his homemade plane. Is Carl nuts? Yes. Are the brothers crazy enough to give him an answer? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

    • 36 min
    #2261: One Million Original Miles

    #2261: One Million Original Miles

    Julie from Maryland is trying to sell her much-beloved Chevy SUV but all her potential buyers are scared off by the car's high mileage. She needs a new sales strategy and Ray shares the story of trying to sell his old Pontiac with a million miles. And don't miss the return of the Puzzler from extended Summer vacation on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

    • 36 min
    #2260: Don't Forget the Sunscreen

    #2260: Don't Forget the Sunscreen

    David likes to drive his Mercedes Diesel from Los Angelas to New Mexico occasionally and he thinks the car is having some trouble on his long trips through the desert. He adds that he only notices the problem after he takes his shoes and shirt off. Okee-doke. Will the boys have to avert their eyes while solving this one? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
14.9K Ratings

14.9K Ratings

duly_noted ,

Finally!

Excellent show... funny... insightful... informative... and the puzzler is great. Family friendly show. Glad to see if finally as a podcast.

So I guess we can expect to hear... "And don't podcast like my brother!"

Bethy28 ,

I love Car Talk!

These guys are great listening whether you're working out, listening at home or driving. My dad got me hooked many years ago. He used to record the shows on tape. I'd always take a boxful of casettes with me when I drove to/from college 1100 miles from home. They're entertaining and educational. I feel quite confident in my ability to diagnose a bad master cylinder or a worn fan belt... They have some material that is kind of cheesy but the hour is well worth it. It's truly a part of my life. I hope they never retire! Listen in...you won't be disappointed!

John Cascone ,

Grab a Tissue

I’ve fallen in love with your show. Not because you are a good resource for car information, or because I can continue to waste an hour a week with you. Not even because I think your humor is the best ever. Belly laughing and beer spraying out of my nose happen so frequently, the beer doesn’t burn anymore.
I needed to to get a personal phone. So being a true car talk patron, keeping it cheap, I asked my brother if he had an old cell phone, he has two kids and our mom was with him before she passed in Sept of 2018. So he sent me one on my Mom’s old ones. When I finally cracked the password and got some help from apple to personalize the device to me, I went straight to the pod cast icon and had all my favorites downloaded in. While I waited, I noticed that my Mom was a subscriber and the episodes of car talk had been piling up since her passing. She was in healthcare not automobiles at all. This women, after divorcing my dad, broke down crying uncontrollably because with her master’s degree in biology and life sciences thought that she should be able to change wiper blades on her Eclipse, but it was an epic fail. I thought, there is no earthly reason why she would subscribe to your show.
I didn’t cancel the subscription, remember, I’m cheap, and you guys are free. I just let them continue to pile. About a month ago, I caved in and hit the play arrow. It only took five minutes before I was overcome in a wave of emotions. In that five minutes, I figured it out, and when I looked around to see if anyone noticed I was crying, I could feel the presence of my mother. I’ve listened to every back episode since Sept of 2018, and I am all caught up looking forward to each episode.
Thank you for helping me to keep my mother close to my heart.
Now I need a tissue. Thanks gentlemen, signed, loyal listener, john from San Juan Cap, CA

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