#1316: Rambler Separation Anxiety

Used car or sacred birthright? (Flickr/horaciocambeiro)

Original Air Date: 04.20.2013

   Best Moment 1:29

This week on Car Talk, Linda needs counseling after her Dad sold the family's beloved Rambler station wagon to a 17-year-old neighbor, rather than hand it down. Will Tom and Ray offer closure, or tips on how to trick the kid into selling the car back? Meanwhile, Tim in Florida may be wishing his Mom had sold her Buick, rather than gift it to him. It's missing the most essential accessory for Orlando-- a working air conditioner. Elsewhere, Sukey is trying to convince her insurance company that a fender-bender broke her fuel pump; Greg needs absolution after a DIY brake job gone bad; and how could a loose tailpipe cause a Cadillac to stop losing oil? Mike's mystery is our leading candidate for Bogus Answer of the Week! All this and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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