This week on Car Talk, Tom and Ray share some thoughts on the passing of long-time Car Talk Plaza hero, comedian George Carlin-- including a few classic Carlin observations. Then, it's on to the automotive woe and intrigue. (Listener advisory: if you have trouble listening to a grown man cry, beware.) Mark from Colorado's having transmission problems, and it may cost him 700 bucks just to find out that he's gonna have to spend a few thousand more to fix it. Can Tom and Ray rescue his wallet, or is a box of Kleenex the best they can do?
Also, a devoted Suzuki Swift owner wonders if his beloved ride is done for, after someone took it for a joyride, IN a warehouse. Plus, a family camping trip comes to a warm and sticky conclusion, and Stump the Chumps welcomes the return of Dino, straight from the Witness Protection Program in Twin Falls. All this, plus we wrap up the puzzler season with an "End of the School Days" conundrum, this week on Car Talk.