This week on Car Talk, a curious conundrum of car climbs. Mara in New York is having a marital spat over the best way to reach the top of a hill: straight up mountain goat territory? Or a leisurely drive through the meadows? She wants to know which way uses the least amount of gas, and Tom and Ray come to believe that Mara's lost some of her marbles living at high altitude.
Meanwhile, Bill in Maine has got two teens itching to get behind the wheel, and three cars up on blocks! For any normal person, it's time to call the junkyard. But Bill's determined to make lemonade out of these three lemons.
Alethea's got trouble in Paradise; her handy hubby in Hilo fixed the brakes and now the car's sprouting problems faster than you can say "Pass me a pina colada." Plus, Courtney is looking for a knuckle-dragger with brains for a long-lasting relationship. And Ray gets an invitation to deliver a sermon on Sunday! Can the Apocalypse be far behind? All that and more, this week on Car Talk.