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#1416: I Dream of Fairlanes

It came to me in a dream (Flickr/Alden Jewel)

Original Air Date: 04.17.2014

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This week on Car Talk, the Auto-Psychiatry booth is open, as Dennis tries to figure out why he dreamed about being offered a 1966 Ford Fairlane. Is a Fairlane memory buried in his past, or to paraphrase Dr. Freud, is a heap just a heap? Meanwhile, over in the Auto-Relational Department, Donna treated herself to a spiffy Mazda Miata, but can't get her husband to relinquish the steering wheel. Also, Tamson's mechanic may be using the "slow milking" approach to diagnosing her Beetle's noise; Ray has a few final words on Tommy's Dart; and does Dave need driving lessons or relaxation therapy to prepare for a Summer trip through Ireland with five women? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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Segment 1
Show Open: The Ode to the Dart, Amended

Segment 2
Does it smell like oil or dirty socks? Also, Kelly and the sighing Park Avenue.

Segment 3
Curve straightening to ease lease pain.

Segment 4
Puzzler Answer: The time of no accidents.

Segment 5
Alyssa's stinky Stanza.

Segment 6
Dennis' Fairlane dream: sometimes a heap is just a heap.

Segment 7
My Miata turned into my husband's mid-life crisis car!

Segment 8
New Puzzler: The bloody brakes.

Segment 9
Tamsen and the "slow milking".

Segment 10
does Dave need left-side driving lessons or relaxation therapy?

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Ode to a Dart: Ray's Contribution

"At a junkyard out near Concord, where our nation got its start, Lay the crumpled, shattered body of what was a proud Dodge Dart." Read the rest of Ray's moving tribute to his brother's late car, right here.

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