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#0617: The Rumble Strip Boogie

Original Air Date: 04.29.2006

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In this week’s show, Kate’s 1999 Golf has earned a new nickname – “Lurch.” Could it be time for a checkup? Meanwhile, Norma’s convinced she knows what’s wrong with her 1996 Dodge Intrepid – all evidence to the contrary. Then, at least there’s one guy who takes Tom and Ray’s advice. Peter in Groton has used their expertise to make his antique Ford pickup as loud and obnoxious as possible. With friends like that, who needs enemies? And, some soothing sounds: could highway rumble strips be engineered to play music? That and much more in this somewhat-symphonic edition of Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

A fundamental automotive discovery was made in the 1870s – before the invention of the automobile itself. Every car driven in the world today uses several of them. The basic design has not changed. In the 1800s it cost a dime. Now it still costs a dime. What could it be? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

The man wants his son to get twice as much as his wife, and his wife to get twice as much as his daughter.

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