This week on Car Talk, Chad in Arizona seeks help convincing his wife that a '96 Tahoe with 212,000 miles is the perfect vehicle for their 2,000 mile summer vacation. Can he get Tom and Ray's blessing, and perhaps even an incantation? Maybe, but he's going to have to do a better selling job than "It looks good."
Meanwhile, what's worse than getting your car broken into? How about if your mechanic, Nunzio the Knucklescraper, takes it for a night on the town and ruins the alignment? Also, a Buick owner wonders if the mouth-watering smell coming from her AC is dangerous, a Nissan transmission pulls a Lazarus, and on Stump the Chumps, we finally discover the source of Craig's unprecedented noise. All this, another puzzler word game, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.