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#1052: Tidings of Boat Payments

Original Air Date: 12.25.2010

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This week on Car Talk, it's a very Merry Christmas for mechanics across the country, thanks to Jennifer's leaky radiator, Billy's cooked clutch, and Mike's El Dorado with a slight steering problem--he can't turn the wheel. But, it's not all bad news, as Mary Jo in South Carolina is about to win an argument with her husband over the state of their windshield. Also, be on the lookout for a new bumper sticker, courtesy of Lauren in Maine: "This car rode the emergency brake down Mount Washington," thanks to her boyfriend. All this, plus remembrances of some really lousy Christmas gifts, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

How do you get a 175 pound piece of slate to elegantly fit into a rather tightly cut space? See if you can figure out Ray's "out-of-the-box" solution. Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

How does a customer order a free beer using a secret code?

Show Open Topic

Tom and Ray remember some especially lousy Christmas gifts.

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