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#1522: My Wife The Truck


Joanne! Is that you? (Flickr/Kevin Krejci)

Original Air Date: 05.30.2015

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This week on The Best of Car Talk, a certain motor mouth puts his mouth in gear, as Tom tells the world his wife looks like a truck. And guess who’s listening? Along with this classic moment, Tom and Ray try to figure out why Marc’s gas mileage dropped by 20 percent after a tune-up; whether Bob can set off a bug bomb in his car without killing himself along with the flies; and if Kara’s Subaru can survive after she filled the gas tank with water. Also, is Ronnie going to suffer a fried tuchus if she buys a black car in the Sunshine State? All this and more, this week on The Best of Car Talk.

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Segment 1
Show Open: Ford can't help thmselves, and neither can we!

Segment 2
You just went from a $7 answer to s $7,000 answer. Also, is the smell coming from my son, my partner, or the car?

Segment 3
Is the bug bomb measured in megatons?

Segment 4
Puzzler Answer: Get out your matchsticks.

Segment 5
In the night, someone snuck into your driveway and added a gear to your car.

Segment 6
Always tell you wife she's pretty, even if she looks like a truck.

Segment 7
Was it 93 octane water?

Segment 8
New Puzzler: An ingenious ride home.

Segment 9
Was it the Motronic, Larrytronic, or Curlytronic?

Segment 10
Does exterior color affect interior temperature?


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