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#1413: The Fall of the Dart


The snow plow's other victims (CC by Jordan Lee)

Original Air Date: 03.29.2014

   Best Moment 01:34

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This week on Car Talk, all good things must come to an end. So, too, must all pieces of junk, as Tommy's beloved Dodge Dart finally heads to the crusher. Find out what caused its way-beyond-timely demise. Elsewhere, Fred decided to do a good deed and close the door of a stranger's parked truck. Unfortunately, a half hour later said truck caught on fire. Is Fred an unwitting arsonist? Also, Dr. Kenny takes a break from surgery to find out why his car's brakes have a mind of their own; and Monica's husband may need electroshock therapy to stop his odd behavior at stop lights. All this, plus a round of Stump the Chumps, and lots more, this week on Car Talk.

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Tommy's Dart meets a snow plow--and the results are fatal.

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Dart Vader done-in the dodge

by Gonzo Motors

Tommy went to the dart side by crushing the dart. Dopey Tommy ducked ,say dodged', his dismantling duty. His impatience is bad enuf on-air but this is a 'dastdartly deed' done to the dart' is unspeakable. Signed a mad and moping Mopar owner.

Favorite Moment: When Tommy signed off.

The Cathedral of Dartres

by Shlomit

As a prior worshiper at the wheel of a Valiant named "Jackson" and the granddaughter of a man who owned one with a push-button transmission, I've always appreciated Tom's preservation of this holy relic to the slant-six gods.

Favorite Moment: In a Dart? I can't tell you that.

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