This week on Car Talk, soccer mom Wendy hits a mid-life crisis, or a mid-life Chrysler, if you will. Is she really ready to ditch her faithful Toyota mini-van for some joy-riding in a a barbaric Jeep Liberty? Will Tom and Ray talk her down from her SUV fantasy, or will they lead her further down the road to temptation?
Elsewhere on the parental front, a dad dreams of handing down his '92 Subaru to his son. In 2019. Can you say, "unmitigated parental cheapskate?" Find out why his plans may be in jeopardy--no, it's not due to an outbreak of sanity. Also, we invoke the proprietary Tom Magliozzi Principle to settle a dispute over just how fast to drive a '38 Dodge from Key West to Prudhoe Bay. Plus, if you answer to the name "Grammy" and recently had a rather unpleasant birthday party, Ray's prepared to personally make it up to you. Say what? You'll just have to tune in. As we say, you can't make stuff like this up.
Finally, anyone out there with a 6-foot tall robot named GORT you can spare for the weekend? All this, plus a new Puzzler from the Family Relations series, and more, this week on Car Talk.