#1148: I've Turned Into My Mother

Is backseat driving genetic?

Original Air Date: 11.26.2011

   Best Moment 01:23

This week on Car Talk, is back-seat driving genetic? Apparently so for Liz in Massachusetts, who's picked up the nagging habit from her Mom. Making matters worse, Liz's husband's poor navigation skills make him a prime target. Can Tom and Ray break this cycle of rolled eyes and loud sighs? Elsewhere, Jay did a little backyard maintenance on his Honda and saw his gas mileage drop by 30 percent; Ivan's suffering from an epidemic of flat tires, accompanied by odd circular abrasions; and Alexandria's car doesn't like starting on warm days. Also, why Tommy is #1 on the Must Bite list among the dogs of Unadillia, New York. All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

How on earth could one out of every six new cars have a dead battery? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

Who drove the farthest: Tom or Ray? And by how many miles? Find out!

Show Open Topic

Tom and Ray share one very good reason to nudge your coworkers occasionally.

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Email at beginning of show is a hoax!

by lastyearswinner

I love your show, but the dead man at his desk is BOWOWOWOWOWGUUUSSSSSS! http://www.snopes.com/horrors/gruesome/fivedays.asp

Great Show

by jason

I could relate to so many things that was said in this show. It was scary.

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