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#0913: Burning Man

Original Air Date: 03.28.2009

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This week on Car Talk, is there anything scarier than dropping a lit cigarette between your legs while driving? Believe it or not there is, and we've got all the hair-singeing details! Then, it's off to Ohio where Cher (no relation) just got through a winter of freezing her tuchus in her Mercury Villager. Tom and Ray have a solution that'll have her basking in heat... by June. On Stump the Chumps, we find out if the guys' double diagnosis for Tiffany was a double-bogie. Also, can yoga help solve a stuck key problem in an '01 Mazda? And, does Michele in Chicago really have a coincidental tire pressure problem, or could she be starring in a remake of the movie, "Gaslight"? All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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A painful lesson about what can go wrong, when you smoke the tail end of a cigar in a car.

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