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#1512: Lie, Lie, and Lie

Original Air Date: 03.21.2015

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This week on The Best of Car Talk, John’s car is a pigsty. As he prepares for a first date with a “classy woman," should he tidy it up or let her see him for the slob he truly is? Elsewhere, Barry had a numskull moment and drove his Blazer into a ditch. Now he can’t understand why the engine is running better post-submersion! Also, Chooch’s beloved Accord has become melodramatic; a black-light oil leak check is either too expensive or too psychedelic for Dorothea’s husband; and, Tom and Ray discover a new strategy for handling difficult callers—diagnosis by intimidation. All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Segment 1
Show Open: Why ask two zeros about zero G?

Segment 2
We're here to steer the ship.

Segment 3
Bam-Bam is backfiring, and how to have fun in Boston's Sumner Tunnel.

Segment 4
Chooch's melodramatic Accord.

Segment 5
Puzzler Answer: A Presidential bet.

Segment 6
Should we use the psychedelic black light oil leak detector? nd, why is my car running better since I drove it into a ditch?

Segment 7
Diagnosis by intimidation.

Segment 8
New Puzzler: Weight on the moon.

Segment 9
Kris joins the Starter of the Month club.

Segment 10
She'll be the shallow one, you'll just be a liar.

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Why ask two zero's about zero G? Listen Now

This Week's Puzzler

A Matter of Gravity: What would weigh more on the Moon than it does on Earth? Find out!

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