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#1509: Vehicularly Immature

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Original Air Date: 02.28.2015

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This week on The Best of Car Talk, are Mari and her husband grown-up enough to graduate from a Neon to a Mercedes, even if it means having to brush their teeth and hair every day? Elsewhere, Abbie got into a fender bender with a physics professor, and hopes he can help her cover the rental car. Would she have better luck with someone from the philosophy department? Also, Ben almost managed to set his car and vacuum cleaner both on fire on the same day; Kathie’s boyfriend may need to be dumped for suggesting it’s okay to tailgate; and, on Stump the Chumps, we find out if Dan’s truck suffered from a “classic case” of Car Talk Bogus Answer Syndrome. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Segment 1
Show Open: How to make a marraige last forever, or just seem like forever.

Segment 2
Never get into a fender bender with a Physics Professor! Also, if you can't beat her, cheat.

Segment 3
You'll wish we told you it's the timing belt.

Segment 4
Puzzler Answer: Pill popping, and dropping.

Segment 5
Marge and the eau de petrol.

Segment 6
Stump the Chumps: A classic case?

Segment 7
When did tailgating become okay?

Segment 8
New Puzzler: Tommy and the fishermen.

Segment 9
You could have exploded your car and your vacuum cleaner on the same day.

Segment 10
If you buy this car, you'll have to start brushing your teeth every day.

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How marriages "endure". Listen Now

This Week's Puzzler

Gone Fishing: How many fish did the guys catch? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

Popping Pills: Can you figure out how to take your mixed-up medications? Find out!

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