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#0915: That's not the Way Aaron Parks!

Original Air Date: 04.11.2009

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This week on Car Talk, newlywed Bruce is in a dispute over parallel parking technique with his wife--and her old boyfriend. Is the price of a new power steering pump worth not having to say, "you and Aaron are right, dear?" Meanwhile, after 22 years of driving around Our Fair City in the Chevy she bought on recommendation from Tom and Ray, Miriam is ready for a new ride, and back for more buying advice. This time, the key words are "small" and "cushy", and "don't try to pawn your Fiat off on me, Tommy." Also this week, hungry squirrels attack a Toyota's radiator, a caller does the worst car noise imitation ever, and we share some marital observations from Henny Youngman, Rodney Dangerfield, and others. All that, plus a puzzler from the world of low finances and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

What's going on with the change at the music store? See if you can figure it out. Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

Can you tell what time the power went out, from what the clocks are saying? Find out!

Show Open Topic

Marital advice from Rodney Dangerfield, Henny Youngman and others.

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Show Review - 843

by Mechanic1c

Physics oops?

by mostendorff

The show today was fine, except for the advice given to the guy who was trying to figure out the source of the liquid that was making his windshield foggy. I believe you advised the man to taste the condensate to see if it was antifreeze. But, even if it was antifreeze, the stuff that condenses should only be water. Remember the sea is salty but rain is not because the salts are left behind when sea water-the source of the water that condenses into clouds that eventually becomes snow or rain- evaporates. So, even if the antifreeze is the source of the condensate on the windshield, it should not taste like antifreeze. Right?

Bring Bruce Back

by Billy11

Bruce was great. You weren't too hard on him. He was a good sport. Please get him on Stump the Chumps to see if he's survived the dreaded Aaron curse.

Favorite Moment: When the caller after Bruce said maybe Aaron had a solution to his problem.

miriams 87 celebrity

by wade singler

good show - always entertaining, with the big HOWEVER, can you ever recommend a big 3 product? Miriam asked for a recommendation for a good riding small car and all you could come up with were Hondas and Toyotas. The Pontiac G6 , for example, has fluid filled bushings at all 4 corners that are designed to help improve the ride and give it a big car feel. You should try one some time.

Favorite Moment: always like the rodent issues - have had to remove rodent guts from a blower fan before - yuk

Marital Wisdom from All Over

Compiled from multiple listeners - including Rodney Dangerfield!

Categorizing the Car Talk Podcast

Listener Martin McCauley can't believe his eyes or his ears.

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