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#0941: How to Exit a Hearse While Still Breathing

Original Air Date: 10.10.2009

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This week on Car Talk, Steve in Fort Lauderdale was mighty pleased with his new hearse-- until he found himself locked in the "passenger" compartment, with nary a door handle in sight. So, how do you get out of a car that you're not expected to leave without a little "help," anyway? Find out. Meanwhile, Jimmy in Indiana's frustrated by his Chevy Suburban's tendency to just stop running and say, "Hey, I'm not going to do anything" while he's on the highway. Also, what's the best ride for a 10-member family headed on a road trip--other than tickets on 10 different Greyhound buses, that is? All this, plus the true cost of home-grown tomatoes, an expensive cup of coffee at a Mercedes dealer, and Ray takes the puzzler back out on a limb, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

Make and Model names of cars. Remove a letter and create a new word. Can you name the cars? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

How did the dispatcher locate the heart attack patient? Find out!

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Let's all take the bus

by Mel

Great show! But apparently Tom and Ray aren't familiar with the bus-moving subculture. My parents were moving from Nebraska to Washington (the good one, not DC). They bought an old bus with most of the seats taken out. Loaded it up, drove it out, sold to someone who was moving out of WA for about what they paid. We know that bus has been through at least 5 of these moves. So, thinking that's the way to go. (10 kids - and she could talk in complete sentences! Amazing!)

Favorite Moment: The hearse story is a CLASSIC!

The Cost of Growing Tomatoes

Ray's estimate was apparently way off.

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