Carlin needs Tom and Ray's help choosing a gift for her boyfriend who will turn 40 this year. The birthday boy has a '71 VW Bus that needs repair and she wants to give something that will help with that project. Can Tom and Ray think of the perfect present?
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Kaelin wants to buy a Honda Element, but is worried that it will be hard to resell since Honda discontinued the model. Tom and Ray think the Element is the perfect choice for her. Can they convince her to stop treating this car like an investment?
George's Prius needs low-rolling-resistance tires, and his Toyota dealer insists buying the tires from anywhere else would compromise his gas mileage. Is his dealer full of you-know-what? Find out, and learn more than you ever wanted to know about these special tires.
Will's 1945 Farmall-A tractor stalls on hills and he wants to figure out why. Tom and Ray admit to knowing nothing about tractors, but not knowing the answer has never stopped them before! Is Will about to get subjected to some totally bogus theories, or can Tom and Ray pull it off this time?
Robert's wife narrowly avoided an accident caused by the negligence of their Volkswagon dealer. Even though the dealer 'fessed up and claims to have fixed the problem with the Passat, she's still skittish. Can they trust that the dealer got it right this time?