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#1516: Fiddletown or Bust


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Original Air Date: 04.18.2015

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This week on The Best of Car Talk, Tom’s vegan daughter is about to head off to drive cross-country in her truck, and spend a year working on an organic farm. Should Tom have pre-emptive work done to make sure she doesn’t get stuck in Carnivore Land? Elsewhere, Doug’s noisy brakes have him wondering if his mechanics are too nice to be competent; Warren wants to give his Olds a fresh paint job, but his wife is convinced that will only speed its demise; and Mike is wondering why we hang fuzzy dice from rear-view mirrors, rather than, say, fuzzy socket wrenches. All this and lots more, this week on the Best of Car Talk.

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Segment 1
Show Open: A small study on gender and car repair prices.

Segment 2
Ellen's smell: maybe you should stop picking your boyfriend up from the gym.

Segment 3
Why dice?

Segment 4
It's me or the 4Runner.

Segment 5
Puzzler Answer: Seize the truck.

Segment 6
You haven't had anyone look at it? good,w e cna tell you anything. Also, paint=death?

Segment 7
Jessen's low idle and low budget.

Segment 8
New Puzzler: Ay, matey! Pirates and eye patches.

Segment 9
Are my mechanics too nice to be competent?

Segment 10
Fiddletown or bust. Also, Kimberly vs. New York City


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Show Open Topic

Gender and repair prices. Listen Now

This Week's Puzzler

Pirate Puzzler: Why did pirates wear eyepatches? Find out!

Last Week's Puzzler

Seize the Truck: How did the truck driver know his engine was going to seize? Find out!

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