The Best of Car Talk 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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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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#2314: What's My Car Worth?

Trade-in value for most used cars is a carefully crafted calculation made by car dealers having to do with the car's current resale value and the size of the dealer's boat payment. For junkboxes like the Chevy Malibu that Joan is trying to unload it just depends on how much gas is in the tank. Find out what our two knuckleheads thought of Joan's heap on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

#2314: What's My Car Worth?

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#2313: Johnny Rocket

John from Pennsylvania thinks he has an atypical warranty issue with his local Chevy dealer. If he explains to the dealer that his new Corvette exhibits engine problems at 140 miles per hour, he's pretty sure that the dealer will then explain to John that he has voided his warranty. John is clearly nuts for driving at mach one, but is he right about his warranty? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

#2313: Johnny Rocket

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#2312: Mystery Solved

The Lost City of Atlantis... Amelia Earhart... Who's buried in Grant's Tomb... All of these age-old mysteries pale in comparison to finding out which of the Brothers Magliozzi is 'Click' and which is 'Clack'. Austin Matlow writes to try and set the record straight on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

#2312: Mystery Solved

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#2311: Going Downhill Fast

Al thought it would be fun to pile his family in their Ford Van and Drive to the Rockies for vacation. And it was fun -until the Van's brakes stopped working on the way down at 12,000 feet. Did Al coast all the way home to Louisiana or did he come up with a fix 'on the fly'? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

#2311: Going Downhill Fast

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#2310: Patty Settles the Bet

A few shows back we got a call from Patty in nearby Somerville, MA who wondered whether her mother should be driving an old Toyota from Texas up to see her. Our knuckleheads couldn't agree and instead decided to make a bet: if she makes it, Ray has to replace the '65 Rambler of Tommy's that he sent to the crusher years ago. Will she or won't she? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

#2310: Patty Settles the Bet

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#2309: Circumferentially-Challenged

From the Daniel Pinkwater files comes a tale of unexpected advice buried deep inside a BMW owner's manual. The boys also contemplate why men never pay for anything with coins, helmets for drivers and, oh yeah- some actual car problems! All on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

#2309: Circumferentially-Challenged

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#2308: Automotive Wallet Diagnostics

Don't have enough money for the repairs that your car needs? That's ok, because Melanie's local shop has a repair job to match her budget. Her car's AC is leaking freon but that's $400 to fix. When Melanie balked, the service manager offered to unbend her radio antennae for $200 instead. Will Click and Clack offer to change her air freshener for $100 and get the job? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

#2308: Automotive Wallet Diagnostics

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#2307: When You're Hot, You're Hot

Sherry and Judy both drive hot cars. No, not 'hot' in the 'stolen' or 'desirable' sense - just plain HOT! Sherry's Mercury is having 'hot flashes' and Judy's ignition key gets almost too hot to touch. And then there's poor Ali who drives through downtown LA in a Chevy making noises that sound like gunfire. Grab a fire extinguisher and check out this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

#2307: When You're Hot, You're Hot

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#2306: Time for Your Car's Air Change

John got himself a brand new Jaguar XJS V12 and he's 'living the dream' except for one nagging detail. The dealer told John that he has to change the air in the tires at regular intervals in order not to void the warranty. Does John need to purchase special OEM Jaguar air? Can he do the job himself? Is the Jaguar dealer pulling John's leg? How hard? Answers to these questions and more on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

#2306: Time for Your Car's Air Change

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#2305: Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your 1987 Ford Escorts

Paul is a Brit who just married a nice American woman and he called us because his car is being shipped over here from Portugal. Sounds very 'Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous', no? Turns out that the car is an '87 Ford Escort. Will Click and Clack recommend a burial at sea? Find out on this episode of the Best of Car Talk.

#2305: Give Us Your Tired, Your Poor, Your 1987 Ford Escorts

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