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#0843: We Loved Dad, We Don't Want to Kick Him!

Original Air Date: 10.25.2008

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This week on Car Talk, Tac and her family are trying to figure out how to turn their dearly departed Dad's dearly soon-to-depart Camry into a keepsake. A tire on the mantel, or might Tom and Ray have a more artistic idea? Elsewhere in Camry-land, Jessica's been offered one by her grandma, but it means saying goodbye to her Miata. Is it okay to look this gift car in the mouth? Also, why Jeep owner Jacob may be taking his life in his hands-- even more than usual for a Jeep owner, that is. And, what models may soon be showing up at the freshly-minted General Maizler dealerships? All this, plus a new puzzler from the odometer series, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

Imagine "999,999" showing up on a car's odometer. How many times would the number "1" have appeared by then? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

The sum of the numbers on each dance couple is a perfect square. What's Sally's number? Find out!

Show Open Topic

The Department of Mergers and Acquisitions. If GM and Chrysler merge, what will their cars be called? Tom and Ray speculate on some possibilities.

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