Motor Mythbusters

The BEST episodes of Motor Mythbusters

Every episode of Motor Mythbusters ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of Motor Mythbusters!

Follows a joyful search for truth behind popular automotive myths, to try to answer the biggest questions on every car fan's mind.

Last Updated: 11/24/2022Network:MotorTrendOnDemand
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Bedrock Buggy
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7.57
21 votes

#1 - Bedrock Buggy

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 8/3/2021

The Motor MythBusters team sets out to fulfill Tory's childhood dream of building a full-scale Flintstones car and test if it's possible to overcome the friction and inertia of a two-ton, wood and stone vehicle using just the power of their feet.

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Range Against the EV
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7.50
2 votes

#2 - Range Against the EV

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 10/26/2021

The team tests multiple EV myths worthy of giving someone range anxiety. They take a Ford Mach-E to the track and test how the battery life and range are affected by using the AC and heater, mechanical braking versus regenerative braking, and charging a cell phone.

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Poor Man's Turbo
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7.37
30 votes

#3 - Poor Man's Turbo

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired 8/3/2021

Tory, Faye and Bisi are curious to test an automotive myth from a famously fast film franchise that claims you can increase boost and win a Cuban mile drag race from a turbocharged engine with just a length of wire and soda can tab. Would this low-tech technique work in the real world?

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Chop Top Van
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7.25
8 votes

#4 - Chop Top Van

Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired 9/28/2021

In true hot rod fashion, the team tests the myth that chopping the top of a vehicle will make it go faster. They buy a '70s Dodge van, cut out 12 inches from the roofline down, and then see if that modification gives it more speed on a quarter-mile track.

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Caddy Detonation Deflection
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7.22
9 votes

#5 - Caddy Detonation Deflection

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 8/31/2021

Tory, Bisi and Faye test an explosive classic mafia movie myth. The team buys a 1981 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz to test if there is a plate under the driver's compartment that could withstand a car bomb, similar to the claim made in the movie 'Casino.'

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Blown Brake Lines
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7.08
13 votes

#6 - Blown Brake Lines

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 8/17/2021

The Motor MythBusters test a common automotive myth often seen in movies. The team finds out if it’s possible for someone to loosen a vehicles brake lines so precisely that the brakes will fail after two complete stops, like in the movie ‘Strange Brew’.

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Rolling Back the Miles
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7.00
7 votes

#7 - Rolling Back the Miles

Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired 9/7/2021

In true Ferris Bueller fashion, the Motor MythBusters find out if it's possible to roll miles back on an odometer. Testing a variety of cars from different eras, they learn how odometers work and then drive them in reverse to see if they wind backwards.

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Leak in the Radiator
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7.00
2 votes

#8 - Leak in the Radiator

Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired 10/19/2021

The team tests the myth that urine can be used as a substitute for radiator fluid. They take a truck to the track, pour pee in the radiator, and see if it can drive for 2.5 miles without overheating. Afterwards, they test other household fluids like milk and shampoo to see if they could work in an emergency.

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Underwater EV
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6.94
17 votes

#9 - Underwater EV

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 8/10/2021

Bisi, Faye and Tory test the myth that an EV can drive through a flash flood and continue to operate. They build a five foot pool, design the car so Tory can control it without being electrocuted, then drive it into the water to see if it can survive.

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Birds Prefer Red Cars
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6.90
10 votes

#10 - Birds Prefer Red Cars

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 8/24/2021

Tory, Faye and Bisi test a survey that claims birds prefer pooping on red cars more than other colored cars. They consult with an ornithologist, do field research and design their own experiments to find out if birds really do see red when they poop.

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EV Drain Pain
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6.78
9 votes

#11 - EV Drain Pain

Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired 10/5/2021

Tory, Bisi and Faye investigate the myth that when an electric vehicle's battery is depleted, its performance is reduced and acceleration decreased. To test it, they hit the track and run a series of tests pitting an EV at full charge versus 25%.

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Fishtail Trailer Sway
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6.75
12 votes

#12 - Fishtail Trailer Sway

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 9/14/2021

The Motor MythBusters test the dangerous myth that trailer sway can be corrected by accelerating. Bisi, Faye and Tory add remote control to a truck, load up a trailer, initiate sway and find out if a sudden boost of speed will stop a trailer fishtailing.

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Hot Rod Hybrid
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6.70
10 votes

#13 - Hot Rod Hybrid

Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/21/2021

Bisi, Tory and Faye test the myth that adding a turbo to a hybrid car will make it more fuel efficient. The team buys a 2011 Honda CR-Z, installs a turbo, and drives it on a flat road and in the hills to see if it gets better mileage compared to the original stock car.

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Farts in the Fast Lane
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6.50
2 votes

#14 - Farts in the Fast Lane

Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired 10/12/2021

Choosing which type of gas to use in your can be a difficult decision, but the least popular is passing gas. The team tests the myth that opening the window closest to the person who farted is the best way to remove the odor from the vehicle.

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Talkin' Shop
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6.50
2 votes

#15 - Talkin' Shop

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 11/2/2021

The team has tested multiple automotive myths, and it's time to revisit some of the work they've done! Featuring exclusive never-seen-before footage, Tory, Bisi and Faye share their favorite moments from the series. From their home workshops, they discuss which vehicles, builds, tools and myths they enjoyed the most!

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Cars vs. UFOs
star
6.40
5 votes

#16 - Cars vs. UFOs

Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired 11/9/2021

Tory, Bisi and Faye use an electromagnet and a jet engine to recreate the presence of a UFO to test how it affects automobiles, just like in sci-fi movies as well as accounts from people who claimed to have had an encounter with a UFO while in their car.

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