Car TalkAuthor: NPR
12 Dec 2017

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.

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    #1749: An Honest Idiot or a Competent Crook

    This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom and Ray grapple with a philosophical conundrum for the ages: if you have to choose between honesty and competence, who wins? Elsewhere, Judy's Mom got a book of New England home remedies that suggests leaving a blanket and light bulb under the hood; Dennis is looking for a universal sign he can use to let other driver's know he made a bonehead move; and Fran's daughter might be a little too enthusiastic about inheriting Grandpa's old Town Car, which she's dubbed The Party Barge. Also, what's a pastor to do when his car's emitting an embarrassing odor? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

  • Posted on 09 Dec 2017

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    #1748: The Vanagon of the Sierra Madre

    This week on the Best of Car Talk, Suzy is planning to driver her parents across Mexico in a rebuilt VW Vanagon. We know Suzy won't need any stinkin' badges, but are there any tools she can bring along to increase her chances of completing the trip to 15%? Elsewhere, Kathy's Mercedes' wipers are so bad her kids have to lean out the window and play spotter whenever it rains; Biju can't stop falling asleep at 10:00 PM--at home or behind the wheel; and Ed learned he shouldn't try to change his car's fluids before his morning coffee. Also, Joann's Jeep has a leak, and so does Joann's professional ego because she runs a repair shop, and can't figure out where the water's coming in. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Ta

  • Posted on 02 Dec 2017

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