#1017: Never Trust the Twin Wearing Boat Shoes

Original Air Date: 04.24.2010

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This week on Car Talk, you'd think twin brothers working in the same garage would have the same auto-diagnostic skills set, right? Well, Becky in Dallas is learning the hard way that it ain't necessarily so, after letting the wrong twin get his hands on her Lexus. Meanwhile, Craig in Maryland wants to spend 10 grand fixing up his beloved Camaro, but will the chance that he'll have to tack on the cost of a divorce change his mind? Also, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Teresa in Minnesota really was being tailed by Black Ops helicopters, or if something more mundane was causing the noise in her Escort. And, how do you recover from a car prank delivered via Post-It? All this, plus a new puzzler from the Travel and Leisure series and more, this week, on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

Just what, exactly, do Ray's list of words have in common? Take a listen and see if you can figure it out. Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

Stevie's riding his motorcycle to work when he sees a big sign displaying the temperature in Fahrenheit and in centigrade. The digits are exactly reversed. He notices the same thing on the way home. What were the temperatures? Find out!

Show Open Topic

"Subris," and other auto-related words.

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by casey

Love your show! I particularly like the caller Glen with the 1991 car that was hurting his dating opportunities! Very funny guy and lovely voice... I would date him so feel free to give him my email address! Casey

Favorite Moment: His self deprecating humor!

Old Camaros

by Anonymous

You guys should know that most of these old camaros came out of the Van Nuys GM plant, notable for the terrible attitude of the work force and management, and more importantly for the JUNK that came off the assembly lines there.

Favorite Moment: The insane, forced, semi-equine laughter.

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