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#0549: Holy Mackerel

Original Air Date: 12.03.2005

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On this week’s show, it's time for a little revenge that doesn’t smell so sweet! Jeff ponders trading his Toyota Corolla for his Uncle Sleazeball’s 4Runner. Can an alternator be “mostly dead,” or does Mark’s mechanic just have a humongous boat payment coming up? Did Kerry almost kill her whole family with a parked Prius? Also, could Tommy have a dark past – and an arrest record? That, and the reason why Karen should include sneakers and a cell phone when buying a car, on this week's Car Talk.

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Tom and Ray sort through the pay cuts and raises handed down to them by NPR. Who's making more now? Find out!

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Show Open Topic

When (and possibly when not) to honk your horn if driving in Egypt.

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Egyptian Driving Rules

Careful guidelines for when and when not to honk.

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