#1224: You Sap

Is Yousef's black gold the automotive fountain of youth?

Original Air Date: 06.16.2012

   Best Moment 1:33

This week on Car Talk, alas poor Yousef. His fiancee called him a sap after he fell for a recommendation that he use special "high mileage oil" in his Saturn. Will Tom and Ray be any more sympathetic, or will they try to sell him the Brooklyn Bridge? Elsewhere, Maggie's hand-me-down Buick is shaking while climbing; Nick's fuel pump is buzzing after the car is turned off; and Jason's brakes are squealing--when he's not stepping on them. Also, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Tom and Ray correctly diagnosed Todd's backfiring LTD, and got his neighbor and girlfriend to start speaking to him again. All this, plus a few classic Bulwer-Lytton Ccontest winners for bad fiction writing, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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Show Open Topic

It was a dark and stormy night: A few classic Bulwer-Lytton Award winners for bad fiction writing.

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by taler

"It was a dark and stormy night...." where can I get the line about the Starship Enterprise and Windows Operating System?

Favorite Moment: Dark and Stormy Night liners.

Always a good show!!!

by WilDavis

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