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#0944: You Can Look, But You'd Better Not Drive

Original Air Date: 10.31.2009

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This week on Car Talk, Steven in Oregon has inherited a beautiful, 1987 hand-built Jaguar. It's lovely to look at-- but entirely undriveable. Steven's already sunk a few thou into its myriad problems, and is wondering how much more he should shell out before crying, "Uncle!" Meanwhile, down in Nashville, Jamie says she loves her Toyota more than her hubby, but might he start looking a lot better after she finds out why it won't accelerate from a stop? Also, Winterizing 101 is in session for Professor Michelle, who's just relocated from Atlanta to Toronto, a husband and wife debate the best way to escape Stinkyworld, and could an overheating Saab cook a relationship? All this, plus a new puzzler from the Perfect Words series, this week on Car Talk.

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What are the "7 Perfect Words?" Find out!

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Why does it take Berman longer to get to work when there's no traffic? Find out!

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Betrayed

by jrmcduck

I happen to be Steve's financial advisor. He came to me with the same keep/dump question. I know how it kills him to spend money and Jags are notorious financial black holes. I told him to dump it! Then I hear him on "Car Talk" asking the same question. So much for the "trusted advisor" title. Jim in Portland

Favorite Moment: The part where they said if he was stressed after spending $3K, what would he be like after spending $20K.

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