This week on Car Talk, is Detroit desperate enough to take marketing advice from Tom and Ray? Probably not, but that's not gonna stop the guys from sharing a few (how do we put this delicately?) "non-traditional concepts" for helping the auto industry get back on its feet. How about The Assemble-it-Yourself car? Or, a repurposing of the SUV as Mother-in-Law apartment?
Then, does an '04 Jeep really need a 35 minute warm-up in a Windy City winter, why a monkey seems to have climbed under the hood of an '04 Envoy, and what's behind our favorite caller comment of the week: "I used to be married until all these VW's showed up". All this, a return to the "Dark and Stormy Night" series for the puzzler, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.