‘It’s only a car': Some ‘Car Talk’ host quips

The Associated Press

Tom Magliozzi, the co-host of NPR’s “Car Talk” show who died Monday at 77, regaled generations of listeners. Here are a few of his unforgettable quips:

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“It’s only a car.”

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“If it falls off, it doesn’t matter.”

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“Never let the facts stand in the way of a good answer.”

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“Life is too short to own a German car.”

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“Do it while you’re young. You may never have another chance to do anything this stupid again!”

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“It is better to travel in hope than arrive in despair.”

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“Happiness equals reality minus expectations.”

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“How do you know if you’ve got a good mechanic? By the size of his boat.”

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“If money can fix it, it’s not a problem.”

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“I like to drive with the windows open. I mean, before you know it, you’re going to spend plenty of time sealed up in a box anyway, right?”

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“Don’t drive like my brother.”

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