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#1109: The Yugo in the Living Room

Original Air Date: 02.26.2011

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This week on Car Talk, another voice rises in defense of the much-maligned Yugo, with a novel argument that's hard to counter: How many other cars could you protect by garaging in your living room? Then it's off to Rochester, where Jeannie is getting a very sweet and very expensive smell of maple syrup in her Lexus, and to Maryland, where Kristopher's girlfriend refuses to turn on the heat in her Golf, thanks to some misguided advice from dear old Dad. Also, an innocently dinged door raises a question of parking ethics for Eric in Minnesota, and, on Stump the Chumps, did Gaelen's dad take the fall for his sputtering Audi? All that, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

How on earth did Helmut know that Jerry and his pals were pulling in to his service station, to get a tire repaired? See if you can figure it out!

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How did the American know it was his countryman who attacked the servant? Find out!

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A benefit of owning a Yugo? You can bring it in at night. In... to the living room!

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Someone put a nickel in Tommy...

by Anonymous

I have to say that my favorite shows are when 'The Brothers Grime' are going at each other. You can tell it's going to be a good show when it sounds like someone 'put a nickel in Tommy' because he's even goofier than usual. I could tell this was going to be a good show right from Tommy's 'bad seal' impression right from the start. Raymie will take his 'goofy' cue from Tommy and join in once Tommy starts and Ray's Lawrence Welk impression was great. Throw in a BOOOOOOOOOOO-GUS puzzler answer (and this one was REALLY BOOOOOOOOOOO-GUS!) and it's guaranteed to be a fun show.

Favorite Moment: Tommy's reaction to Ray saying that he's about to 'make something up' about Heather's popping noise on her Jeep Cherokee.

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