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#0812: Don't Look a Gift Infiniti in the Mouth

Original Air Date: 03.22.2008

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This week on Car Talk, Dad's dream car turns into his daughter's nightmare. So, Amanda in Sacramento is turning to Tom and Ray-- can they help her get out of a luxury car she, her husband, their kid, and (especially) their dog can't stomach? Meanwhile, the Car Talk Caller Hall of Fame gets an instant new inductee: it's Dino from Twin Falls, Idaho by way of Massachusetts and assorted points in-between. Dino's Neon is percolating, but, more importantly, what's life in Twin Falls like for a guy named Dino? We're also headed down to Junction City, Arkansas, where Nick's fuel pump seems to be working overtime, and to Maryland, where Katie's got a problem we can identify with: she doesn't trust her brother. All this, a new Puzzler from the Shipping and Commerce Series, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

A ship and its boiler have a combined age of 42. Ray gives a confounding explanation of their relationship... and asks you how old they each are. Can you figure it out? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

What was the curious question that was asked over the phone? Find out!

Show Open Topic

Rose goes to Heaven and sends her old pal Barb a little news.

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Rose Goes to Heaven

...And sends back a mixed message.

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