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#0946: The Dorkmobile

Original Air Date: 11.14.2009

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This week on Car Talk, how big a focus group do you need to declare a car too "dorky"? For Kelsey in Sacramento, the fact that her mom drives a Prius is all the research she needs to consign it to Dorkdom. Meanwhile, Lisa in Michigan is wondering whether a facelift on her Volvo will rekindle her affections enough to keep it running or a few more years, and Colin in Oregon is losing sleep after his wife's oil change misadventures. Also, is a summer in the desert hot enough to melt four tires, and on Stump the Chumps, did the ol' "bad heat shield" diagnosis prove true for Champagne in Miami? All this, plus a new puzzler from the Medieval Castle series, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

What was wrong about the replica tower that Mr. and Mrs. Bottomfeeder had built? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

How can you write an equation with 3 4's to get to 55? Find out!

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Show Review - 1013

by Anonymous

Hot Flat Tires

by rpcarpe

Heat definitely destroys a tire's ability to stay round, especially if it's parked in the sun. The deflation only exacerbates the problem.

Favorite Moment: The Chumps getting Stumped!

Best auto advise I have ever heard !!

by vonbissil

I listen every chance I get and have submitted a question to the agents that charge for great answers. They provided the solution for my 92 940 problem that no one else could.

Favorite Moment: Friends are always welcome. If the trailer is rocking don't bother knocking!

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