#1239: The Truth About Leaf Peepers

The leaves are turning! (Flickr/c.harnish)

Original Air Date: 09.29.2012

   Best Moment 01:30

This week on Car Talk, welcome to foliage season! Tourists are descending on New England, and locals like Kurt have plenty of time to sit in traffic, developing theories about the drivers clogging his roads. Hey, if wacko Auto-Sociological musings keep his blood pressure down, who are we to argue? Elsewhere, Angela's about to get some sour news about the sweet smell emanating from her dashboard; no good jump start goes unpunished for Bridget, after a friend accused her of doing $1,300 of damage by charging the battery backwards; and, is Ed really about to turn to electric shock therapy to keep his beloved cats from marking their territory on his cars? Also, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Kate acted on her Matrix buyer's remorse. All this, plus a new Puzzler from the inky shadows of the World War II series, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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This Week's Puzzler

The German shore patrol missed the flashing lights from the secret British mission. How could that be? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

How could Popeye win a batting average wager when Bluto batted better than him? Find out!

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