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#0802: A Major Problem with a Morris Minor

Original Air Date: 01.12.2008

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This week's Car Talk poses the question, "What fun is a cute vintage car, if your kids have to get out and push you up every hill?" That's the problem facing Jim in Philadelphia, who's wondering if he can squeeze just a couple more horses under the hood of his 1957 Morris Minor. Another burning question comes from Marie in Michigan: what do you do with a $40,000 Audi sports car that can't handle a simple trip through the car wash? She's hoping for a better solution than donning a scuba suit to keep the high-pressure water at bay. The final big question: What's a woman to do when her boyfriend borrows her car and returns it with an electrical system that's gone cuckoo? Why, blame him, of course! Find out if Lindsay's suspicions are justified. Also, a Subaru that knows what it sounds like when doves cry, a Sebring with grumpy power steering, and a Mercury Mountaineer owner hoping Elmer's Glue will save the day. All that, a brand new puzzler, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

Do you know why Jane got home from work an hour later than usual? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

What car part traveled the farthest during the Mondelli family's trip from New Jersey? Find out!

Show Open Topic

Tom and Ray share some new definitions for old words.

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