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#0745: I Just Want It to be Able to Pull a Hill!

Original Air Date: 11.10.2007

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This week on Car Talk, our Call of the Week features a return visit from an old pal, Leland. He's just traded in the Army for marriage, and Basic Training's hit a rough spot - the fate of his dearly beloved truck, "Black Dusty." You see, his marriage came equipped with two teenaged daughters, and they won't be caught dead driving with him. Is Leland's manhood headed for the crusher along with his truck, or can he find a "Declaration of Independence" ride that'll also keep everyone happy on the home front? Also, the Iron-Headed Chefs make an appearance, as Tom and Ray try to find the best place in a Subaru for Jill and her pal to cook their meatloaf - in minutes, not days, and hopefully sans ER visit. And, how Car Talk polluted an otherwise idyllic Italian holiday, and Ray develops a new high-speed noise diagnostic tool - Nike's on Line 1, Tommy. All this, a new Puzzler, and lots more, on this week's edition of Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

Ray offers up a most curious baseball puzzler from long ago. Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

The MPG smackdown! Can a Plymouth Voyager get better fuel economy than a Toyota Prius? Find out!

Show Open Topic

How Car Talk can spoil an otherwise perfectly nice vacation.

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