#1431: The Bet

Wait, I sound like a Honda Civic?

Original Air Date: 08.02.2014

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This week on Car Talk, the Great Sleek Black Beauty bet is settled, as we find out if Patti’s mom made it from Houston to Boston in her Datsun. Does Ray need to start searching for a ’65 Ambassador, or is Tommy forever banned from uttering the words, “sleek black beauty”? Elsewhere, Jill’s Civic sounds like Frankenstein, and Aron’s Nissan is imitating Larry from the Three Stooges. Also, how can Craig make his minivan more sexy, other than trading it for a Porsche? All this and more, this week on Car Talk.

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